One of the most amazing things about the growth of GeekDad has been making contacts all around the world with people who are into toys and geeky gadgets. One of those contacts is Francesco Fondi, an Italian ex-pat living in Japan, who writes the hobby blog Hobby Media (be discreet – he has some scantily-clad ladies on his sidebar). Frankie is a regular GeekDad commentor, and occasionally sends us cool stuff from the hobby shows he attends in other countries. This is one of those times.
Frankie recently attended the Shizuoka Hobby Show, and has been posting all sorts of updates on his blog. Be forewarned – you won’t understand anything there, because it’s all in Italian, but geekery has no linguistic boundaries, and you’ll enjoy the heck out of the images and movies he’s posted of stuff from the show, like:
The rideable electric train.
Some truly awesome-looking R/C cars.
And some very cool model kits.