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Diablock
Japanese Plastic Block Toy!
Date:12, Jul, 2022
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Hello. I'm going to talk about Diablock produced by Kawada Inc., now. What's Kawada? Japan's toy production company is it. Diablock, it means the plastic block toy like Lego Blocks. And they say those are all manufactured at their factory standing in Nagano.



Diablock Basic 350
Photo by Kawada


It first appeared in 1962. Do you remember those days? It is the year that had Cuban Missile Crisis, the seven days which shook the whole world. And what's that? you may ask. Simply to say, that was the chicken game between the US and Soviet Union. Why did it happen? America didn't let it go concession about Cuba, starved them. The US were too egoistic to admit Cuba's independence smoothly. Naturally, Cuba was at their wits' end, decided to be familiar with the socialist world like Soviet Union. That made America mad. Appeared economic blockade of Cuba by the US, started the tug-of-war between the US and Soviet Union. That invited the seven days which shook the whole world. People were swung around by the major powers' egoism. Good grief. They say that nuclear war was closest to the world in the days.



Diablock in 1960's
Photo by Kawada


However, the crisis is no connected with Diablock. If you are interested in block playing for kids, checking it out will take you to the righter place.

about Kawada

・Name: Kawada Inc.
・Homepage: Kawada (Japanese)







 

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