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Tiny travel guides are our latest Japanese gacha capsule toy obsession

Taking pocket-sized to whole new extremes. 

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One Piece Tamagotchis let you raise Chopper and other adorable virtual pirate pets【Video】

Fans can vote on which designs they want produced for the Choppertchi.

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Bandai Namco is opening a chain of gigantic megastores for mega otaku joy

Branches open this summer in Yokohama and Fukuoka.

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1:1-scale Ultraman artwork appears on headquarters of Japan’s biggest toymaker【Photos】

Other anime and tokusatsu heroes can be seen on the sidewalk below.

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Bandai is raising all full-time employees’ salaries by roughly 30 percent

Giant robot toymaker gives workers giant raises to boost motivation, with one possible catch.

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Sunrise anime studio, home to Gundam, is being renamed

New name references parent companies, but “Sunrise” will still get its moments in the spotlight.

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Japan’s Flat Gasha Pon takes gacha capsule toy machines to a whole new level

A fun way to buy otaku goods.

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Retired pro wrestler Riki Choshu greets you at the door in this new line of sound gachapon toys

Even our pro wrestling-loving reporter can’t quite explain why these toys exist.

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If anime silhouette capsule toys look this awesome, they need to be more of a thing ASAP【Photos】

Lupin III and his gang of thieves capture the imagination with new shadow figure series.

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What are the most popular Gundam model kits in Paris? French Bandai Store gives us the answer

And we learned a lot about Gunpla in the process!

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Honey, I’ve shrunk the Japanese bath controls! New miniatures celebrate a home icon

Tiny panels talk to you and play melodies, just like the real thing. 

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We attempt to solve the Millennium Puzzle from Yu-Gi-Oh! ourselves, gain new respect for Yugi

The fact it took the series protagonist less than a thousand years to solve this puzzle is a credit to his character.

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Literally hungry for new Nintendo Pikmin content? You can now eat the creatures in Japan

Bandai turns Nintendo’s mysterious creatures into double-flavor, 1:1-scale snacks.

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Celebrate famous works of art AND cats with these adorably clever “Cats in Art” capsule toys

Collect all five and create your own “Nyanko Museum!”

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Enjoy the pleasure of endless bubble wrap with Infinity Bubble Wrap AIR

The future of stress relief is now.

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Star Wars and Tamagotchi team-up for the R2-D2 Tamagotchi virtual pet【Video】

Your love and care can help the droid learn over a dozen skills as he interacts with other Star Wars characters.

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Super-expensive capsule toys – Trying out Japan’s Premium Gachapon machine【Photos】

Bandai’s top-of-the-line capsule toys are expensive enough that you can’t buy them with coins,

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Newest Tamagotchi product is shaped like a smart watch that you can feed, evolve and chat with

You can wear the latest virtual pet on your wrist!

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Surprise in store for fans as beloved virtual pet franchise Tamagotchi approaches 25th birthday

What’s cracking this time?

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New capsule toy line recreates the subtle beauty of Japanese sake bottle design【Photos】

Japan’s most popular sake brand is part of the collection.

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