The Walking Toaster spews out a piece of toast
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The Japanese gadgets which flopped

A new exhibition in Tokyo is offering a retrospective of some of the Japanese inventions from the late 1950s and early 1960s that never caught on in the public's imagination.

Japanese companies have a reputation for coming up with consumer products which capture the world's imagination - but for every success there have also been some disasters.

A new exhibition in Tokyo features such wonders as a new-style toaster and the television-shaped radio.

Tom Bayly reports.