Least Cuddly Toy Of All Time

PoseSkeletonChair

Once you’ve exhausted all the cute animals, blown through the vegetable kingdom, and even exploited raw fish as toy characters, what’s left? Why, bones, of course! Introducing the toys that put some backbone into the category of “action figures.”

Enjoy some ribs with your new best friend this weekend!

Enjoy some ribs with your new best friend this weekend!

Watch out for that knuckleball...

Watch out for that knuckleball…

Being dead is no excuse not to study.

Being dead is no excuse. And I don’t want to hear that Cerberus ate your homework either.

Just because he's lacking a little skin to go with his bones doesn't mean Uncle Skel doesn't enjoy a few skewers of yakitori washed down with your best sake.

Just because he’s lacking a little skin to go with his bones doesn’t mean Uncle Skel doesn’t enjoy a few skewers of yakitori washed down with your best sake.

And if anyone complains that the bathroom could use a little Fabreze, you know who to blame.

And if anyone complains that the bathroom could use a little Fabreze, you know who to blame.

You can buy the entire line of Pose Skeleton action figures from beyond the grave at Yamashiro-ya, in Ueno. Directions & a map are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback.

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