The Amazing Sasuke
Only available in Taiwan and Japan, this McDonald’s Happy Meal Toy is a big hit and currently becoming a meme. It’s original spring loaded design to do a backflip (but fails to do so seen here), is not what makes it so popular— it’s Sasuke’s power to practically balance anything upon his head! [Gizmodo] [blogspot]
Anyway, assuming everyone reading this isn’t a Nier historian, it was a game with a troublingly jumbled backstory assembled out of scraps of other in-development projects Square had on the table. Eventually they were assigned to make a game that was supposed to appeal to American audiences, by which the producers meant “Make it star a big tough man”. Square agreed to make the rugged male...