Save Face With Facebank


Japan’s consumer goods lived up to their surreal billing during a recent stay at Narita Airport in Japan on my way to IAC 2009. A collaboration between Japanese designer Takada and Bandai’s Banpresto division, the Facebank combines limited practicality with pure awesomeness.

The eyes are optical sensors which start the chewing motion as soon as your hand goes near (and as soon as you turn out the lights in the room as I also found out). Standing about 10cm tall, it takes 4 AAA batteries and retails for about ¥2000.