If you know Japan, you will understand what it is that makes the Pullback Catbus so profoundly, well, Japanese: it's a gadget (a wind-up toy), it's old-fashioned (you pull it back to make it move), it's themed after an anime, and that anime is probably the most beloved of all time, Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro. Oh, and it's shaped as a cat, and we all know how everyone loves cats in Japan!
This small but beautifully detailed Pullback Catbus toy really comes alive when you roll it back a couple of times. The cat's legs move and tail wags. Inside, a small Totoro figure sits next to the window, gentling shaking as the bus runs across your desk or floor. As any Japanese will tell you, you can't have enough Totoro items in your life and this miniature Catbus, licensed by the original's creators, should certainly be one of them!
The Pullback Catbus features: