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The Nicolastick is a corn puff snack with Nicolas Cage’s face on the packaging

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Nicolas Cage has become the “Nicolastick” in Japan, thanks to some creative marketing. Ahead of December’s release of his 2016 movie, Army of One, in Japanese cinemas, some theatres are offering a limited edition Nicolas Cage corn puff snack that only comes with an advance ticket purchase. SEE ALSO: The 1982 ‘Blade Runner’ film vs. the 1968 novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ Army of One is only coming out in the Asian country a year after its U.S. debut, and its Japanese title translates more accurately to “Bin Laden is My Prey.”

People are super psyched over Ikea’s new pet furniture collection

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ScritchImage: ikea/screenshot Even dogs and cats need to relax in style. Ikea has just dropped a new collection designed exclusively for pets. SEE ALSO: Ikea is roasting Apple for overpriced charging mats The new Lurvig collection, which means “hairy” in Swedish, made its pilot launch in five countries — Japan, France, Canada, U.S and Portugal (Algarve) at the start of October, an Ikea spokesperson told Mashable. From a plush dog bed to a fancy scratching mat, Ikea’s pretty much got you covered. Image: ikea japan/instagram Image: IKEA JAPAN/INSTAGRAM Here’s the catalogue, even if you aren’t in a country that has […]

Muji is opening its first hotel in Tokyo and we are so here for it

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Image: mitsui fudosan That’s right Muji fans, its really happening. Japan’s famous minimalist store Muji, which sells everything from stationery, clothes, to household products, will be opening its first hotel in its home country, and a new global flagship store in Tokyo’s plush Ginza district come 2019. SEE ALSO: Our first look inside Starbucks’ newest Japan outlet, in a 100-year-old townhouse The store will span more than 3,300 square meters, with the first six floors of the building occupied by the store, while four more floors above will be occupied by the hotel, according to real estate developers Mitsui Fudosan. […]

These novelty bath salts will make you hungry

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Image: ShutterStock/Mashable Composite You can now literally immerse yourself in the scent of your favourite food in a bath. A novelty retail chain in Japan is offering Japanese food-themed bath salts that are designed to make you feel and look like you’re bathing in your favourite food or drink. SEE ALSO: Our eyes reveal when we’re about to have an epiphany The chain, Village Vanguard, is offering flavours like cheesy pizza, Japanese gyoza potstickers, beer, and even yakiniku grilled meat so you can smell like them after you’ve come out of a bath. It’s also offering flavours like cilantro and […]