Walkie BitsAh, the first of this year’s Christmas gifts has arrived. From China!

I saw these Walkie Bits on Time Magazine’s list of the best inventions of 2005, and I knew they would make perfect gifts for some of the kids I happen to know. So I set out to find them. The trouble is that they don’t sell them in the US yet.

Walkie Bits in caseOf course, the best solution to international trade boundaires is eBay. I ordered a handful of them and had them shipped by airmail from Hong Kong. (Is it weird that these toys are Japanese, but they originated in China?) I got a registered mail slip last week, and Nana has been bugging me about it ever since. So this afternoon, I went to pick them up.

Want to see a movie of it moving?

Isn’t it cute?