Thomas The Tank Engine
I am not sure if Thomas the tank engine is exactly otaku materials. But it is fun since you will feel really young again. As the popular kids TV series said "Thomas is a tank engine who lives at a big station on the Island of Sodor. He's a cheeky little engine with 6 small wheels, a short stumpy funnel, a short stumpy boiler and a short stumpy dome" -narrator Ringo Starr from the episode "Thomas & Gordon" (aka "Thomas Gets Tricked", as it was titled for the US release). He has also been described as "a little engine with a long tongue".
Trust me, there are many many many toys created for the Thomas line. Kids go CRAZY about them in the States.
I actually went to a place called Thomas Roaring Camp, a day out with Thomas. It is in Felton, CA. You park the car and then use this little train to go from the parking lot to the camp.
They even have people all dress up to make sure you feel like you are in a real train.
The little train is actually really good looking.
Here is the attraction - Thomas in real size. There are ten cars "pulled" by Thomas. (Actually there is no loop in the path, so the train just goes backward and then forward for a total of 20 some minutes.
Long lines and I have to get tickets from the web 3 weeks before I go.
Some cars are open, some are close. This is a picture of a close car.
There are other train related things around the main attraction as well.
As a thomas event, there are special BBQ ...
A huge thomas only shipping area ...
Thomas art work for kids, and jumper (the thing with air where kids can jump).
Even Sir Topham Hatt is taking pictures with kids (outside of the restroom for some reason).
Bye bye. Thomas :) He only comes once a year. Actually, he tours around different cities through out the year.