Santa Cat is coming to town♪

Whenever Kitan Club, maker of novelty items for Japan’s gachapon capsule toy vending machines, announces a new product, there seems to be a 50/50 chance between it being a ridiculously good idea, and just plain ridiculous. But for its latest release, Kitan Club is resisting the outlier urges that led it to previously create sexy tanuki figurines and pollen-shaped keychains, and instead follow up on its successful line of hats for cats.

Earlier entries in the line included Japanese thief bandanas and hoods that let your kitty cosplay as an adorable bunny or sheep, and now Kitan Club is adding in some seasonal appeal with its Cute Cute Cat Christmas-chan headgear.

As with all capsule toy offerings, the exact model you get is randomized. Luckily, with only four designs in total you’ve got a pretty decent chance of getting the design you want, and honestly, they’re all pretty cute, without a single dud in the mix.

In addition to the Santa and reindeer versions, there’s also a Christmas tree…

…and a snowman, which might be the most surreal of the bunch, but also has the most potential for winter-long use, since it’s the only one that’s not entirely Christmas-specific.

With no major celebrations on the Japanese calendar for November (except, of course, the chance to drink with SoraNews24 reporter Mr. Sato at his one-night-only host club engagement in Tokyo), Cute Cute Cat Christmas-chan series is already showing up in gachapon machines. At 500 yen (US$4.50) a pop, they’re just a little more expensive than average for capsule toys, but still cheap enough to make a great stocking stuffer for your animal housemates or pet-owning friends.

Source: IT Media
Images: Kitan Club