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Watch New Howl’s Moving Castle Toy Walk Just Like in Movie

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Studio Ghibli is known for coming out with all sorts of cool merchandise, and its new Howl’s Moving Castle toy not only looks just like the castle from the titular movie, but it moves like the castle, too. You touch the back door, which works as a button, and the castle will begin slowly moving. Calcifer, who can be seen through the “mouth,” also lights up while the castle is on the go.

Want to see what it looks like in action? Then take a peek at this video, which plays background music from the Howl’s Moving Castle soundtrack.

The item goes on sale on December 26, and can be bought at Donguri Kyowakoku shops in Japan, as well as their online store. It costs 22,000 yen (which is a little over $151), so it’s not cheap, but it’s not as expensive as something like this might be, either.

GKIDS licensed Howl’s Moving Castle for North America, and gave this description of the film:

From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, and acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki, comes the Academy Award®-nominated fantasy adventure for the whole family.

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Featuring the voice talents of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, and Jean Simmons.

Source: SoraNews24


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.