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Takara Tomy's Virtual Master Real Toy Lets You Reel in Fish Anywhere

 - Feb 14, 2011
References: takaratomy.co.jp & physorg
Virtual Master Real is a new sophisticated toy which will let you fish just about anywhere. Virtual fishing is accomplished with a cellphone-sized control "rod" with a built-in camera which captures whatever background the user happens to be facing. Images of fish are then super-imposed over the background.

The simulation is thorough, including the sound of the line playing out. Virtual fishing even allows you to cast distances, with the weight of different-sized fish coming into "reel" play. Perhaps Virtual Master Real virtual fishing will ensure you catch a whopper much more easily than the real sport. One thing is for sure, you’ll stay dry no matter what the weather is outside.