The Japanese “Nothing-Bot” for pod people

Sega Toys' Mu-Bot for iPods Sega Toys Unveils Mu-Bot for iPods and MP3 Players
QJ.NET – Jul 16, 2006 at 10:16PM …Tokyo Toy Show 2006… Sega Toys and Avex Entertainment showed off the portable music player accessory called the Mu-Bot. The Mu-Bot’s hands serve as ear phones and the cord can be reeled inside the bot’s tiny body….Sega plans to release the Mu-Bot in December for 2,500 Yen ($21).

Why do I call this the “Nothing-Bot”?

In Japanese, “mu” means ‘nothingness’….But this looks like nothing but like Marvin the Robot from last year’s sadly-flawed The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy film.
Marvin the Robot of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy film.

Published by


I'm a pale, alien, quadruped who has worked for 25+ years at "Maybe-the-Largest Inc." in Tokyo.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>