capsule machines

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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