Initially, it seems like a regular memo pad that you would keep at your desk, but as you tear away the pages one by one, the majestic details of the magical school surface.
Harry Potter-themed merchandise seldom disappoints its fans and the latest one is sure to impress the wizard in you. Japanese architectural model-making company, TRIAD Inc. has created this magical Omoshiroi Block memo pads which reveal a stunning, miniature Hogwarts. Initially, it seems like a regular memo pad that you would keep on your desk, but as you tear away the pages one by one, the majestic details of the magical school surfaces. The good news is that the firm ships its products to most countries across the world via their online store, but for the Harry Potter Omoshiroi Block specifically, the distributor is Fox Co., Ltd., per reports and can be purchased from its online shops or by visiting stores managed by them.
The company collaborated with Fox Inc., and Warner Brothers Consumer Products to create this unique Hogwarts memo pad. With 150 pieces of paper to tear away, this Harry Potter Hogwarts memo pad definitely is one of the best gift options that you could give your Pothead friends or simply treat yourself. However, it might require you to pay the Goblins at Gringotts a visit as they are a tad bit pricey. These memo pads cost 19,800 yen which is around $187. Of course, most would view this price as unnecessary but remind yourself that it's the quality you will be paying for. Once you're done using all the pieces of paper, a mini Hogwarts is revealed that can be kept as long as you want. View this product as an addition to your Harry Potter collection rather than thinking about it as an office ornament. You might have to hurry because the Hogwarts Castle memo pad is limited edition.
Omoshiroi means "interesting" or "entertaining" in Japanese and Triad Inc.’s memo pads have put in a lot of effort to make it just that. Speaking to Bored Panda, the company noted that it took years of planning to create a prototype for its Omoshiroi Block concept. The development of its product began in 2011 but was made available for sale only in December 2017. "Omoshiroi Block is based on the following concept: ‘Memory X Moment X Sculpture = Memo sculpture," explained to a representative while speaking to the outlet. "We have a strong interest in creating objects and products that make people enjoy the passage of time while using them. Through Omoshiroi Block, we hope people can cherish precious memories and a moving experience deeply in their hearts." Instead of following the trend and making something that would last temporarily, TRIAD Inc. aimed at creating products that could be "loved and cherished for a long time."
"From October of this year, we will accept pre-order sales of the 2021 Omoshiroi Calendar at our online store, available to be shipped around the world. Last year, this calendar (which uses the same concept of Omoshiroi Block) was a product sold only at Tokyu Hands stores in Japan," they continued. The Harry Potter design is not the only theme that the company has produced, but have several impressive ones to choose from. You can even order a customized memo pad for yourself. "Omoshiroi Block can represent not only pieces like the magical world of Hogwarts but also, we can make customized products intended to recreate other world monuments and attractions. We have already delivered Omoshiroi Block customized products to overseas clients, including representations of overseas museums, famous places, and cityscapes," continued the representative.
Check out the time-lapse video of the memo pad here:
If you're not a huge fan of Harry Potter but appreciate artwork then be sure to head towards TRIAD Inc.'s online store which features several beautiful Japanese scenes, including breathtaking historic buildings, landscapes, and iconic pieces of art like the Great Wave off Kanagawa.