The Japanese are at IT AGAIN



Thanks for rubbing our noses in it, Elspeth T. The “panda” does kinda look like he’s in a jail of toast, tho.



  1. ROTFLOL, that thing is REDUNK!

  2. LesbianNeoCon says:


  3. lurkingsmirk says:

    Haha cute. Not sure how well it would toast the bread, though, I heard the hello kitty imprint toaster doesn’t work very well. But think of the sandwiches you’d have!

  4. Bahahah!!! i want one now!

  5. umkay…

  6. Christine says:

    “Makes delicious and cute toast — Panda Toaster, from Sanyo!”

    In case anyone is wondering.

  7. annienanners says:

    Kawaii!!! (yeah, I know one Japanese word. Thanks to CO!)

  8. Now if we can get a toaster that burns an image of Jesus or Mother Teresa into toast, we could make a fortune!

  9. Annie: and “oishi!” is delicious!

  10. Panda, panda, panda, panda, panda, panda, panda, panda, panda, panda, panda, panda, mushroom mushroom!

  11. paulajeanne says:

    I want, I want! I need, I need!

  12. oh I have the hello kitty toaster, it is so much fun. I also have the hello kitty waffle maker, tiny little waffles in the shapes of hello kitty’s head, and a bear and bunny. truth is with the toaster you do have to almost burn the toast for a clear pic, but who cares!? even a light piece of toast has a kitty head. awesome.

  13. She didn’t butter that toast!!

    What a crazy world.

  14. I want to be as excited about something as that woman is about the panda toaster.

  15. TwinJusie says:

    I so want one!!!

  16. My friend had the Hello Kitty one. It’s kind of strange to eat a piece of toast, and some parts of it are all nice and toasty and then you get to the image and it’s all soft smooshy (cold) bread.

  17. NO FRIGGIN WAY!!! That’s awesome do we have that in the U.S.? if so where have they been all my life that’s so cool!!!!

  18. I was recently in Japan…they have all kinds of toast things…I saw a heart, hello kitty, mickey mouse…a few others, too 🙂

  19. berthaslave says:

    Chayne — my thought exactly. An American would use this technology for sensationalism and profit, not just cuteness and profit.

  20. Bwah — that’s my video! (Well, not mine per se, but I ripped the commercial from VHS tape back in college and posted it to YouTube awhile back.)

    Consider me tickled to find it on a site I visit every day.

  21. I know there’s Mickey Mouse toasters available in the US. I remember seeing one in one of the Sky Mall catalogs you get on airplanes.

  22. The key thing there is it’s also a pun: “pan da” means “it’s bread”.

  23. I got my sister the Winnie The Pooh toaster for Christmas a couple years ago… the little push-down handle is a bee and when the toast is ready, it sings the Winnie The Pooh theme song (after toasting Tigger and Winnie heads on your toast, that is…)

  24. Uncommon, that’s fantastique!! Wish I woke up in a jail of toast this morning

  25. @Chayne: google and you shall find!!

  26. Now I TOTALLY want one!

  27. I can’t believe it– I’m sitting here with no one around except my Yorkie and I call out to NO ONE “It’s cuuuuute!” How embarassing.

  28. Redfox in Tx says:

    I guess I’m the only party pooper. Not cute. Well I guess kinda in that “cheapo product makes a crappy piece of half burned half raw toast that will break tomorrow” kinda way.

    Naw, just not seeing the cuteness. The army of flailing panda’s also kinda creeped me out.

    Sorry everyone.

  29. Yes, my name is really Cricket says:

    Last year I went to Japan for work for about a month. I came home with Hello Kitty luggage, ipod case, cell phone cover, rhinestone sticker thingys, pens, pencils, notebook paper, purse, backpack and a huge light pink decal that covers the hood and front quarter panels of my little VW.

    I also came home with the toaster (not to mention the matching tea kettle). And should I even mentioin the pink kitchen aid mixer I painted HK on and then embellished it with a little over 100 little rhinestones?

    However… I NEED PANDA TOSTAH!!!

  30. circuscake says:

    the hello kitty toaster i got from Japan works better than the one from target, i think.

    i also have a hello kitty rice cooker- which i totally love (sadly, her face is not imprinted on every grain of rice).

    thanks uncommon, for adding another layer to the cute!

  31. I totally want one. He does kind of look like he is toast jail. heehee

  32. Japanese commercials are the most funniest and terrifying thing on the face of the planet. At least if the pandas end up disappearing we’ll have memorialized them on our toast… and in our bellies.

  33. ugh.
    first they trounce our asses with the Hello kitty tiaster. now this.
    what was that new category we were talking about?
    “Ass-Handers” ? or something along those lines.
    and YES. I want one in the worst way.

  34. Juniper Jupiter says:


    Those Japanese folx are the wackiest when it comes to stuff like this!!! Hell, I’d by the toaster just if they took every single pandah out of that presentation…just buy it
    on that girl’s expression aLONE!!! LOL!!! But I DO WANT PANDAH TOASTAH TOO!!!!

  35. Make one that toasts the image of a woman in a shroud and you’ve got a business plan.

  36. Kitties-n-bubbles says:

    yes its very cute…here all we have is dorky sponge bob toasters…why cant we have something cool like that!?!??!

  37. Kitties-n-bubbles says:

    ok i digress we also have mickey mouse and winnie the pooh..but seeing something thats NOT a cliched cartoon character burnt onto a slice of bread is pretty neat…so now we have toast for people wholike cute stuff well how bout buring the shape of a dollar bill onto the bread next for those people(like my BF) who like money?…hmm u know i wonder if anyone has thought of buring the shape of a loaf of bread intoa slice of toast? i think that would be slightly ironic . but still kinda neat

  38. schnucken says:

    Chayne: for your grilled cheese jesus, try

  39. That is very retarded.

  40. Be careful or we’ll end up with a Bald Eagle toaster or things not as cute as a Panda, toaster.

  41. Hey, this is just a rip off of the Hello Kitty toaster, which I’ve seen for sale in the US. (*backs off as Sanrio fans stampede to the stores*)

  42. That made my day!!!

  43. anyone know whre i can get one of those?.. well japan obviously. i mean outside of japan.

  44. wow. 0:07 is great, she’s like SHAZAM!!!!

  45. I have this panda toaster at home for several years (bought it from Japan) and it works very well! I use this toaster once a month or so. and I am loving it!

  46. You know, if America made commercials like that, I’d buy everything they told me to on TV.