Sunday, December 27, 2009

Little Prince Museum in Hakone, Japan

Hakone, Japan is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, less than 100 kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for hot springs, outdoor activities, natural beauty and the view of nearby Mt. Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.

It is also the home of The Museum of the Little Prince.

A little while ago I wrote about a "Cultural Village" in South Korea devoted to the Little Prince. Apparently, St. Exupery is pretty big in East Asia. The museum has all the usual stuff: restaurant, gift shop, stroller parking, cafe, and a chapel. The chapel is a replica of the one St. Exupery visited as a child. Kudos for attention to detail. Here's a sample of the museum map:

Monday, December 21, 2009

Barbapapa Pants

Speechless. Via.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dogmatix at

Dogmatix just arrived in a large box of back-ordered items from our French agent. He is sooo cute. We only got two and one sold immediately. Find the remaining bank at

Friday, December 11, 2009

Asterix, Little Prince, and Moomin Tattoos

All of us at Wundertime and our other store ShopTintin, have a fascination with odd tattoos. In fact, a while ago, we posted about bizarre Tintin tattoos. It just occurred to us that there MUST be people who have tattooed themselves with other European characters. Surprisingly, when doing a search on Asterix tattoos, we did not see that many. But WOW were there a lot with the Little Prince - perhaps because of the combination of imagery and metaphor.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Obelix and Moomin Papercraft

Our first BIG snow landed here in western Massachusetts and my son's school is closed. What to do, what to do... But wait! Cute Obelix and Moomin papercraft to the rescue.

download the .pdf's for Obelix and Moomin.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Modern Little Prince Illustrations

A more modern take on the Little Prince. Images found at MackayDesign.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Barbapapa Bowling Set

Handmade felt Barbapapa bowling set. Wow! Someone has a lot of love to give...


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Our Children's Gorilla Joins Wundertime

Just added some new product from our Scandinavian friends at Our Children's Gorilla. They specialize in designing and producing environmentally neutral and sensitive toys for children. Everything is made in Europe so we know it is made well and by people who are earning a living wage. Check out the product at

Barbapapa Birthday Cake

Someone's mom made their child very happy...

Asterix Coloring Pages for Free

Stumbled on this site offering free downloads of coloring pages of the Mighty Gaul.

Little Prince Korean Movie

The Little Prince story got modernized in this Korean film. My Korean is non-existent, but anyone can tell it's a tear-jerker.