I’m not gonna lie. This seriously makes up for a lot, Japan. Go ahead, make some crazy panty-sniffing robot or something. You’ve earned it after producing this adorableness. (Via Japan Probe)
Update: In case adorable dogs in bathtubs aren’t doing it for you, please enjoy this more traditional STJT (and NSFW-even-though-they’re-toys) gallery of a figure the Japanese have all too accurately dubbed “Rape-Face Woody.”
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