Most people would not know what to do with such things, but apparently there is a commercial demand for plastic model urinals and toilets. The Oretachi no 1/12 Benjo are obsessively detailed 1:12-scale toilet and urinal model kits manufactured by hobby goods makers Milestone and Aoshima targeted at Japan’s otaku.
The products come in Western-style potty and male urinal models, and both come in painstaking detail, never mind asking the question “why?” The potty simulates a high-tech toilet, even with an arm for the bum spray controls. Of course, the lids open and close. The potty comes with a stall with a tile wall and floors, a toilet paper dispenser, and even a container for female supplies.
The male-targeted product is as detailed as the female counterpart, coming with two urinals and a sink complete with soap dispenser. And of course, the most logical thing to do when you buy it – if you buy it – would be to buy multiple kits and stick them together to create a full public restroom.
Apparently, though, the main “fun” to be had with these products is to use them as a stage for posing 1:12-scale figurines, which Japan is obviously the mother lode of. Of course, if you look hard enough over the Internet, you can find anything and everything, including pictures of 1:12 scale figures of doe-eyed manga girls and spiky-haired anime heroes posed in these toilets. These “toys” are available on Amazon.jp for $19 per kit. Come to think of it, these would fit your ‘90s GI Joe action figures perfectly, wouldn’t they?
[ via C|Net ]