These Aren't Dragon Ball Space Pods, But Hell, You Can Buy Them Anyway

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Japanese retailer Tokyu Hands has an array of interesting products. Its latest could be the most interesting yet: survival pods that look straight out of Dragon Ball Z.

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Last fall, numerous tech sites, including sister site Gizmodo and Japan's Gigazine, covered "Life Armour", which are Japanese survival capsules for those worried about another devastating earthquake.

Recently, on Japan's largest web forum, 2ch, people uploaded photos of Life Armour, after spotting the product in Tokyu Hands. Yes, that means these are being sold in stores.


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You can even order custom paint jobs.

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For your kids?

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Of course, other 2ch commenters quickly pointed out that Life Armour looks like the Attack Pods in Dragon Ball Z. Attack Pods (aka Space Pods or Saiyan Pods) are used for interplanetary travel in Dragon Ball Z. Other commenters said that aliens arrived in Russia in one of these.

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Life Armour is priced at over US$5,000 and can withstand external pressures of 9.3 tons and drops from over 82 feet.

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Sadly, that probably isn't strong enough for interstellar travel.

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DISCUSSION

poochytheshadow
poochytheshadow

so the device can survive 82 foot drops and 9 tons of pressure, but what about the people inside. WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM