Mario and Peach Unlicensed Taiwanese Paper Dolls

There’s so much awesomeness on this card I don’t know where to begin. You get both Mario and Peach paper dolls (known as 紙娃娃 in Taiwan) to dress up with in different outfits. Mario has his standard outfit, but the colors are reversed. He also has a prince and clown outfit. Princess Peach has three … Continued

Taiwanese Super Mario Bros. Audio Cassette

During the 80s Taiwanese recording company Xinxing Records 『新興唱片有限公司』released the ‘Japanese Cartoon’ 『日本卡通』 series of cassette tapes. The series spanned hundreds of cassettes – I’m not sure of the exact number, but at least 300 hundred are pictured in this blog post. As the name suggests, these cassettes contained music from Japanese cartoons and anime … Continued

Official Sega Taiwanese Import Warranty Certificate

Video games and consoles sold in Taiwan during the 80s and 90s were often just imported Japanese versions, sometimes with the addition of an instruction sheet in Traditional Chinese. For officially imported video games, the importer would also usually add a sticker and include a warranty certificate to show that the item was official, and … Continued

Asia Region Sony Playstation SCPH-5503

I love finding unique Taiwanese consoles and that’s exactly what I got with this Sony Playstation. Originally I thought it was a regular Japanese version (the front of the box clearly shows NTSC-J), but after checking the back I saw the Traditional Chinese text and did a bit of research on the model number – … Continued