They aren't Japanese but the Minions have become as successful in Japan as everywhere –and perhaps even a little more. The small yellow characters from the Despicable Me franchise are now a big part of everyday life in Japan and you can find them in all types of merchandise for children and adults alike. The Minions Crystal Puzzle is one of those items that are good for both, since you can see it either as a toy that will exercise your children's mind or as a beautiful ornament that will look good in any fan's collection.
To be clear though, when we say "toy" or "ornament," we mean three: the Minions Crystal Puzzle contains three puzzle-figures, who are, predictably, Kevin, Stewart, and Bob. They are made of 36, 31, and 27 pieces respectively and the material is transparent PVC that does indeed look like crystal when finished. The set comes with an illustrated assembly sheet so you won't have trouble building them and when you have finished, they'll look their best if you put them near a lamp so the light can pass through and really bring them to life!
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