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From left: Japan Toy Association Chairman Takeo Takasu, product developers at Takara Tomy Co, Chioko Fukao and Kanae Ina, and chairman of the Award Committee Teruhisa Kitahara pose at the Japan Toy Award Ceremony 2013 at Tokyo International Forum on Tuesday. The awards, now in their sixth year, are handed out to promote the quality of toys made in Japan. The Triple Color Change Rika-chan (photo below) won the best toy award in the Girls Category.

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Rika chan wa ichiban desu yo !

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Um, you did notice that's she's intentionally dressed up as Rika-chan? (And triple color change Rika-chan at that.) She's literally supposed to look like a doll. Because she is promoting a literal doll.

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Made in Japan? I didn't know any toys were still made in Japan. Maybe it's a la Apple. Designed in Japan and made in China.

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Kanae looks like she just stepped out of a comic book.

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Babe product developer

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