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Thanks, Japan: Sega Zippo Lighters

Looks like Japan took a break from winning hot-dog-eating contests, drawing naked anime ladies, and fetishizing Hello Kitty to produce yet another ridiculous novelty: Sega Zippo lighters.

Sega Zippo Lighter

‘Cause why would you make a really small video game console that plays games when it can light cigarettes, instead?

Because Japan, that’s why.

But wait… there’s more. The price of ownership of the most unattractive Zippo that Western eyes have ever seen? $115.

At $5 it’s an amusing conversation piece. At $115, it’s two video game collectibles short of a dude in his underwear dancing in front of his Neo Geo collection.

UPDATE: Topless Robot discovered that the **import** price of the lighters is a whopping $155. The price of fail just went up.

Via technabob, who shares my thoughts, but not my xenophobia.

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3 comments… add one
  • Movie Meg October 29, 2009, 10:03 am

    I may have to take up smoking now…and find $115.

  • Liz October 29, 2009, 12:38 pm

    Okay, lol. Only in Japan man! w00t!

  • Great White Snark October 29, 2009, 12:40 pm

    I echo your w00ty sentiments.

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