Soft target for Tokyo’s top toy detective

Japanese toy group Bandai has taken an unusual approach in its attempt to stop UK cowboys from infringing its copyright. Worried by counterfeit copies of its Tamagotchi virtual pet, the company has flown in a detective from Tokyo. Hideo Yamazaki was apparently responsible for defeating epidemics of both Power Rangers and Turtles. Tamogotchis, which do nothing more dangerous than defecate, should be no problem then.

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