Ever wished that you could lie under the stars every night while you're tucked comfortably in your bed? Maybe this was something that you wanted to do back when you were still a little kid but just couldn't. Not when you had a roof between you and the sky, anyway.
But this generation's kids are a bit more luckier, because Sega Toys has now made this possible with the Tokyo Sky Tree Indoor Planetarium.
I remember the only planetarium that I had ever been in was the Starlab that visited my school once or twice when I was still in elementary. Talk about ancient history.
Sega Toys have released home planetariums earlier like the Homestar series which projects over ten thousand stars on any indoor ceiling. An update was the Homestar Aqua, which can be used in the bathroom because it was waterproof. Now they have added a bit of Tokyo love in their indoor planetarium series by offering you a view of the stars with the Tokyo Sky Tree right smack in the middle. In case you aren't aware, the Tokyo Sky Tree is one of the tallest buildings in the world, standing at over 634 meters tall.
Aside from the Tokyo Sky Tree, you will be under a blanket of thousands of stars with constellations including the Orion and Big Dipper bearing down upon you. The starry projection is measured to be around 1.8 meters in diameter.
So how exactly does the Homestar work and what does it look like? Well, basically the Homestar is a plain can (for the original Homestar series) or a tastefully decorated white can (for the Tokyo Sky Tree Homestar) that measures 85 x 118 x 87 mm. These projectors weight approximately 400 grams or around 0.88 pounds.
The Homestar is powered by 4 AAA batteries and can operate for about 3 hours. Only 6,340 units of the Tokyo Sky Tree Homestar will be made, so if this is something that you'd like to get for your kids (or for yourself), then it would be a good idea to head on over to the Japan Trend Shop to reserve one.( UPDATE: Amazon now also carries the Tokyo Sky Tree Homestar here.)