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Trick-or-treating during a pandemic? These face shields have your kids covered

By Ben K, grape Japan

Halloween is still more than two months away, but some parents may already be making plans. Although things are supposed to be a bit spooky and scary during Halloween, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a fear that everyone could do without. In most parts of the world where Halloween is celebrated, parents will need to take extra precautions this year, and that obviously includes social gatherings like parties and trick-or-treating.

Handa Printing Co Ltd has a product which they hope will make things safer during this Halloween season. Instead of wearing a conventional costume which isn't designed to provide any protection against the virus, they propose face shields with decorations on them.

Changing Face Shield

These "Changing Face Shields" which come in many varieties, including Halloween versions, can be easily attached to a pair of plastic glasses (which come with the variety packs or can be purchased separately) and provide protection while still letting you share the spirit of Halloween.

Let's take a look at the varieties available:

Halloween Set A

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Halloween Set B

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Animal Set A

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Animal Set B


The face shields can also be purchased separately, such as this new model called "Cute Ghosts."

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Even grown-ups can wear them.

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Product Information

Name: チェンジングフェイスシールド | Changing Face Shield

Material: PET plastic (shield), polycarbonate (frame)

Dimensions: H 228 mm to 320 mm x H 251 mm

Price: 990 yen each / glasses 550 yen (tax incl.) | Sets 4,400 yen (tax incl.)

Online orders: product website

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Kids don't go trick or treating in Japan. They dress up in costumes and have parties but they don't go around their neighborhoods ringing doorbells trick or treating.

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Does this really apply to Japan? Been here for 40 years and have never seen anyone trick or treating outside US Military Bases.

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The vague sounding claim that these shields ‘provide protection’ is well dodgy. What does it mean? Provide protection how, and to whom?

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Love how the Japanese have taken Halloween from the Americans, who took it from the Irish and made it their own.

The exchange and fluidity of culture is a great thing.

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Does this really apply to Japan? Been here for 40 years and have never seen anyone trick or treating outside US Military Bases.

Thank you, they just could never get the meaning of it, historically and what it means to Americans like other American holidays.

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At least they're not going to let CoVid-19 spoil their fun.

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halloween!?!?! its fricking August come on

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halloween!?!?! its fricking August come on

So the idea making and manufacturing should start in October? People made these all new items and wisely decided getting the word out fast was the best way to make sure they got sold.

Now complaints about retail stores breaking out their usual wares in August I think is a valid complaint. I am already tired of seeing Halloween items available in shops.

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