Fake breasts from the $1 store

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Yesterday, I stopped by the GAMA-GO world headquarters where co-founder Chris Edmundson presented me with this fine holiday gift. It's a set of fake breasts that he purchased, oddly enough, at a dollar store in San Francisco. Each breast is essentially a heavy-duty balloon with a built in compressed air cartridge. Squeezing the cartridge causes the breast to inflate. The back of the breast is outfitted with double-stick tape to secure it to your person. They're available, at least in our fair city, from Daiso, a large Japan-based chain of hyakkin (100 yen shops) with outlets in the United States. Apparently, some sort of bird's beak-styled product for the groin area was also on sale. Interesting choice in stock for "Japan's No. 1 ranking livingware supplier." Click the photos for a better look. Thanks, Chris!

Previously on BB:
• Boing Boing hoodie by GAMA-GO! Link


  1. That’s bad. but not as bad as finding a pair of the high-end, gel-filled, ‘natural’ falsies in a thrift store. Still in the box but it looked used used used. EEEUW. And they were sorted with the shoes and handbags. Double-eeeuw.

  2. Daiso is actually a “$1.50” store in America. I should know, I’ve practically moved in to the one that opened in the next town.

  3. How expensive would it be to produce a piece of rubber or silicone that shapes like that?

    What a toy to train your kids for an androgynous future.

  4. Now we just need to rig a cold water trigger mechanism for Ranma 1/2 cosplay!

    Kid @ 3

    Even better, what about a 3d scanner/printer for custom falsies.

  5. I like that the person shown wearing them is a young dork wearing a tie on his head.

    For extra fun, buy four boxes and outfit yourself as a many-breasted cat person.

  6. I must have some.

    As soon as you mention “bird’s beak” and “groin area,” I felt compelled to investigate further. Pictures of the “swan” can be found here.

  7. I must have some.

    Yes, what could possibly go wrong with placing a pressurized dollar store novelty item next to your sex organs! (hilarity ensues)

  8. @David Pescovitz (#9)

    The method of rendering Japanese into the roman alphabet is called “roumaji” (ローマ字), literally “roman characters”. There are several methods of doing it, and the one mentioned by BilabialBoxing is by far the most common (and IMHO, sensible) one.

    The thing is, Japanese people almost never use romaji, as it’s sole purpose is to allow people who don’t know how to read any of Japanese’s writing systems to pronounce Japanese. Thus, Japanese people often don’t know how to write romaji correctly. Why bother, when only non-native beginning learners of Japanese have any use for it?

    tl:dr – hyakuen is the correct way of writing it

  9. @hyakkin vs. hyakuen

    God bless the internet. 100円 (hyakuen) is, I think I can safely say, the most common way to refer to 100 yen shops. However! Apparently, due to the fact that everything is (theoretically) one price, they are sometimes called 100円均一 (hyakuen kin’itsu), which means “everything is 100 yen”. And of course the Japanese love to shorten words (e.g. pocket monsters -> pokemon), so they’re sometimes called 100均 (hyakkin)!

  10. Hyakuen is the right term and, IMHO, the proper romanji spelling.

    A friend of mine is an occasional buyer for a large hyakuen chain in Japan and every time I see him he asks me if I know of anything that might cost under 50 yen and that I can get in a quantity of 100,000, as if I somehow have a line on that kind of stuff.

    I’ve asked him what kind of stuff they’re looking for and the answer is anything that could be sold for 100 yen at a profit. Anything…

  11. @ #1: what’s so gross, they touched someone’s boobies. its just skin. i could understand your disgust if you saw a diaphragm at the thrift store however.

    Also my friend from japan brought one of my other friends one of the “goose head things”. its basically an inflatable bird head with sticky tape on the end to attach to your groinal area.

  12. Come on people. Hyakuen is the way to say “100 yen”. Hyakkin is the word for a 100-yen shop. Just because you don`t personally know the word does not mean it`s wrong. Hyakkin is correct.

  13. You can find some truly disturbing things at the $1 store. Here in backwater WI, we actually saw pregnancy tests on the counter near the impulse buys. I have a feeling they’re less like actual pregnancy tests than tiny magic 8 balls…

  14. Chickie Pants and Vidiot. I”m sooo glad I did not have a mouthful of liquid when I read those posts.

    Anachronismo, I’m grossed out by any ‘personal items’ found a thrift stores, including underwear. Clothing I will buy, kitchenware and furniture yes Bedding, underwear, etc. not so much. Just a pesonal squick.

  15. 1) Daiso is in the US??? Now I can move back! I love taking people there. Or going to fancy kitchen stores and looking at the Japanese section and seeing a bunch of 100-en plates, etc. going for like $10.

    2) I have actually… never… heard anyone say hyakkin. Maybe that’s what Daiso wants us to say? Everyone I know just says 100円ショップ (hyaku-en shop), or in the case of Daiso, just ダイソー (Daisou). Huh. And I mean… I go there a lot. Some of their stationery stuff is only there, and super useful.

  16. I am a straight man but i want BOOBS! Is this normal and any women want a man with female-like titties. I’m doing it,like it or not but I just want to know.

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