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Taiko no Tatsujin amigurumi + PC Engine controller = one adorable photo

How’s this for a fluff post?

Actually, “fluff” takes on two meanings in this particular instance, as not only is this kind of a throw-away post (aka “a piece of pure fluff“), but it also focuses on something that’s literally fluffy: Yarn.

Specifically, it focuses on the adorable Taiko no Tatsujin amigurumi (below) that was stitched together by blogger Spelinnea.

I’m sharing this photo here, of course, because the crocheted Taiko drum (WadaDon) in question is holding a PC Engine Core Grafx controller.

To see more photos of this fuzzy PC Engine fan, check out this post on Spelinnea’s blog.

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Would this have prompted more Americans to purchase a TurboDuo?

Probably not, but it couldn’t have hurt.

The folks at NEC (or TTI) would have had to redo the commercial’s song, though, since I can’t make out most of what’s being said in the current version.

I can hear, “let’s spend the night together!” at the beginning, for instance, and the next thing I can make out is, “together having fun”–which comes just before the oh-so-cheerful chorus. The only other part I understand is the last line: “Look on the bright side of your life!”

All that said, I’ve watched the darn thing about 10 times now, so clearly it can be enjoyed quite a bit despite the language difficulties.

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PC Engine Punch-Out!!

Wouldn’t it be great if someone created a “console wars”-themed boxing game? (Don’t worry, you can disagree with me.) I’d especially like it if such a game allowed players to choose handhelds as well as consoles as their pixelated–or polygonal–pugilists.

Although I’d probably pick underdogs–the PC Engine, Saturn and Dreamcast, especially–most of the time, every once in a while I’d pick the tank-like NES, which in my mind would play a bit like King Hippo.

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