Japanese Photo Booth Girls Invade Your Pants Pocket

Japanese Photo Booth Girls Invade Your Pants Pocket


photobooth Japanese Photo Booth Girls Invade Your Pants Pocket
About ten years ago or so, I remember when photo booths and sticker pictures were all the rage in Vancouver. My hometown has a large Asian population, so cultural phenomena like that tend to cross the water for us. I don’t know if photo booths are still popular in Japan, but Takara Tomy has come up with a portable version complete with flower and heart graphics.

In case you’re not as familiar, the original photo booths allowed teenage boys and girls (mostly girls) to step into a booth, taking a quirky picture, and have the background filled with funky colorful graphics. A lot of the time, these printed out as little sticker pictures, though you could find several booths that sold trading card-style photos too. The instant pictures were fun, but could get pricey at up to $6 (or more) a shot.

Well, the Purikura photo booth phenomenom has been shrunken down to size by Takara Tomy with the newly announced Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera. I guess the idea is that this camera can reproduce the photo booth experience. You take a pic and then choose from 40 backgrounds, 30 frames, and 120 stamps for decoration. It’s called a “moving photo” camera, because these graphics are animated GIFs.

On the techie side, the 2-megapixel camera comes with 1GB of internal memory, microSD expansion, a 2.5-hour battery life, and a 2.34-inch (480×234) display. What’s missing? The instant gratification of a printer, but I guess that would take away from the “moving photo” thing.

Look for the Takara Tomy Love-Digi in your choice of blue or pink. It sells for $168. Peep the TV commercial below for some over-the-top Japanese cuteness.

Source: Crunchgear

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