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New world record – Tokyo capsule toy shop will have more machines in one spot than anywhere else

Sunshine City set to shine even brighter with opening of Bandai Namco’s Gashapon Department Store.

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Save those coins – Extra-expensive capsule machine toys are on their way in Japan

Bandai’s Premium Gashapon wants to go beyond pocket-change impulse buys.

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Japanese fine art and pill bugs finally become one in BugArts Ukiyo-e series

All artists involved are no longer living, and that’s probably for the best.

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New Evangelion figure has eyes that follow you, very form-fitting plugsuit【Photos】

If you’ve got your eyes on Asuka, she’s got her eyes on you too.

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A capsule toy vending machine pandemic shopping solution The My Gashapon Handle

Because who knows how many little kids and giant otaku have put their hands on that machine since the last time it was cleaned?

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Demon Slayer Tamagotchi on sale now, preorders for 9 more types on the way

Raise your own Pillar of the secret society of demon slayers.

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Defibrillator toys from Japanese capsule machines are so realistic they might save a life

Indirectly of course, the actual toy couldn’t save a life to save its life.

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Will our reporter’s wish to find the secret Dragon Ball sweets be granted?

Our reporter visits several Family Mart branches in her quest to unravel the mystery and comes to an important realization in the end. 

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Don’t eat these Cup Noodles…because they’re actually a super-realistic full-scale model【Photos】

Designers 3-D scanned an entire instant ramen meal for maximum non-edible authenticity.

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Building the crazy-detailed PlayStation model is a surprisingly emotional trip down memory lane

A two-fifths-scale inside look at what made Sony’s original video game system work brings back some full-size reminders of something we should never forget.

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Your cat or dog can be King of the Pirates with One Piece anime cosplay outfits for pets【Photos】

Kitty B. Luffy and Bowwow Chopper.

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UchiPika: New Pikachu robot talks, sings, controls lights and TVs, even when Pokémon isn’t on

A talking Eevee robot is arriving in Japan this summer too! 

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New posable life-size detective Pikachu plushie commits crime of stealing our hearts【Photos】

But we’re willing to grant him a pardon in exchange for lots of fluffy hugs.

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What do Japanese kids spend their allowance on? Survey finds out

Surprisingly, prunes and nicotine patches didn’t crack the top 10.

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Samurai C-3PO is the Japanese warrior droid we’ve all been waiting for

Complete with gold armour and topknot.

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Japanese kids can get boo-boos treated by augmented reality anime characters in Bandai-d form

These Bandai band-aids come with an app that lets Super Sentai or PreCure characters wish away the pain. Aww!

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Tokyo anime toymaker has the world’s coolest office entrance【Video】

The spirit of anime runs strong through Bandai Spirits’ office culture, where just going to the conference room is a dramatic experience.

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Official Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball cosplay outfits from Japan turn your pet into an anime hero

All Sailor Senshi represented, and a few Dragon Ball villains are also part of the new line of pet supplies.

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Win Cardcaptor Sakura cosmetics in the Bandai Spirits lottery!

Bandai Spirits will make you spend all of your money to win these Cardcaptor Sakura goods.

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Clever production innovation lets designers create amazingly convincing contrast between skin and other textures.

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