The Ponyo Boat in Action



This is a terrific video, courtesy of one of our readers.  It shows a toy boat that's based on the one seen in Ponyo, it runs on candle power, and the pot makes a pop-pop-pop sound, just like in the movie.  This is terrific!  Why can't we ever get cool toys like this?

No doubt the price would be steep for most import shops, but it would be worth it for the bragging rights. If my play money wasn't already devoted to scoring the new Beatles CDs, I'd grab this toy boat in a heartbeat. Now we need a larger version that we can actually use on the lakes, heh heh.

6 comments:

Tentenfan said...

Ah! Where would you get a replacement candle? And what if that thing magically caught on fire? I'd run away... lol And there's smoke coming out of that. Is that safe?

Daniel Thomas MacInnes said...

Oh, that's not a wax candle. It's nitro. If you so much as sneeze, the boat explodes and blows your arms clean off.

Chris Sobieniak said...

This is the kind of thing they'd sell if the Nature Company (later Discovery Channel Store) was still around.

I had the impression those look like those tiny candles I remember my mom often using for something in the house. I just can't pinpoint where they were from but it's probably one of those instances where you shop around.

Alestane said...

It looks like a candle for birthday cakes, only shorter. Some pop-pop boats indeed use those, cutting up a birthday cake candle in three or four bits.

Chris said...

This has nothing to do with this particular post, but . . .

Some breaking news:

Takahata's new film has been officially announced, and Miyazaki has said that he is "in discussions with studio staff to make two more feature-length films in the next three years."

http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/09/28/studio-ghibli-announce-next-film-plus-two-more-in-the-works-from-hayao-miyazaki-himself/

Sound exciting!

piik said...

question is : WHERE CAN I FIND ONE ?!! please please please please please !!!

Copyright © 2006-2014 - Ghibli Blog - Studio Ghibli, Animation and the Arts