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Mojibakeru

Redefining the pictogram, these Japanese characters transform to the animals they describe

by Meghan Killeen in Design on 06 August 2010

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Transforming Japanese letters into a playful creatures, Bandai's line of shape-shifting animals inform while entertaining.

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Called Mojibakeru (Moji is the Japanese word for "character" and bakeru means "to change"), the collection of six plastic toys represent 犬(dog), 虎(tiger), 魚(fish), 馬(horse), 鳥(bird) and 龍(dragon). Each character is available in black, white, yellow and blue, maximizing your language-bending skills.

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Each figure sells online for $9 from White Rabbit Express .

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