capsule machines

Daruma Man: The Japanese gacha capsule toy series we never knew we needed

Here to help you with the heavy work of making all your wishes come true.  

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Gacha capsule toy machine sells…Japanese rice bags?!

Putting a new spin on the supermarket shop.

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Gacha capsule toy machine sells Casio watch rings in Japan, and we try to get all of them

Will the gacha gods smile kindly on our desire to own all of these cute miniature watches?

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We get lucky with a Wagyu beef gacha vending machine at 3,000 yen a pop

There are no losers with this, but we think we won big.

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Our reporter gives up on 1,000-yen capsule machines, except for these ones… They feel different

They seem very sincere.

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Gacha gourmet — can we survive only eating meals that we pull a capsule toy replica version of?

May the odds (of getting a good gacha toy) be ever in your favour.

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Trying our luck at premium gacha machines for high-end appliances, camping equipment, and more

The results are “shocking!”

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Mr. Sato takes on the “Trap or Treasure” capsule machine for 500 yen

One man’s trap is another’s treasure.

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Sushi By Foreigners BC: Japanese gacha capsule toys just keep on getting weirder

Have you ever heard of these sushi before?!?

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Gacha capsule machines now dispense perfumes in Japan

Spin the wheel of fortune on your fragrance — you never know which one you’ll get.

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We spent over US$400 at a Tokyo premium capsule machine, and we’re not sure how we feel about it

Things get complicated/expensive when Mr. Sato and our boss combine their intellectual powers/lack of willpower.

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Capsule machine found in Nara with mystery edible insects

Mama always said life is like a capsule of bug food.

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Hokkaido man arrested after daring daylight theft of 141 super balls

Suspect claims he took the balls but didn’t steal them.

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Japanese ramen restaurant serves up noodles via gacha toy capsules

What surprise meal will the gacha gods bless us with today? 

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The Mountain Has Moved capsule toys literally move mountains for your enjoyment

Just not in time for Mountain Day.

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A sign of the times: Japan now has “hand sanitizer stand” gacha capsule toy machines

Forehead-scan thermometer not included.

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New Japanese sake miniatures teach us about drinking culture in Japan

Tiny replicas from a famous brewery are this month’s hottest gacha collection.

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This gachapon capsule machine dispenses real Akoya pearls, with certificates of authenticity

We sent a reporter to go gamble for a genuine gachapon gem.
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Capsule toy machines in Japan have taken to selling face masks too

Not just any old masks either: “Fashion Masks!

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