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New Saizeriya gacha toys make us severely regret our life choices as we defy rules of probability

New set of Saizeriya gacha turns from ‘let’s collect them all‘ into ‘this feels like torture‘.

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Cats and dogs apologising at Japanese press conference is our newest gacha capsule toy obsession

Pets saying sorry for their bad deeds is also a fun way to learn Japanese.

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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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We hunt for a PS5 in a high-stakes capsule toy machine in Akihabara

Our reporter doesn’t have a problem though. He can stop anytime he wants.

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The most preposterous “adult” gacha capsule toys at Akihabara Station

Gacha collections so weird we can’t work out why they were even made.

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Miniature sento bathhouse range is this season’s must-buy gacha capsule toy collection

Relieve stress with the soothing setting of a Japanese public bathhouse. 

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Wanna win a Nintendo Switch? You can with this gigantic gacha capsule machine in Nara【Photos】

We try our luck and get pleasantly surprised.

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Gacha capsule toy paradise for adults appears at Akihabara Station

We pick up some very rare miniatures from a new lineup of gacha vending machines.

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Wanting a frog, man gets too many praying animals from capsule machine, creates cute, creepy cult

Guess he got a little more than he bargained for…

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Awesome Japanese kindergarten magazine comes with sweet DIY capsule vending machine

Magazines for kids in Japan are so cool, even the adults want it.

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Father and son dissect a gachapon capsule toy machine to show us its magical insides【Video】

Don’t try this at home! And especially don’t try it at a gachapon store!

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Sushi-inspired wooden building blocks & other stylish, whimsical toys even parents would want!

In an increasingly digital world where toddlers and pets alike develop their hand-eye coordination with Fruit Ninja and Ant Crusher, it’s undeniably important to let kids experience the pleasure of tactile toys and natural materials. I still have the tsumiki (wooden building block) set that my brother and I used to play with; now worn around the edges but with the same nostalgic smell, the pieces still make a delightful and distinct clacking sound when they hit each other.

And so, after coming across a unique build-a-sushi set that has been garnering attention in Japan for its sleek minimalistic design, we rounded up a few timber toys from Asia that not only would spark children’s imagination, but would also look right at home at Anthropologie or the MoMA gift shop. With their chic sensibilities and innate warmth, even adults would love to have these playful objets d’art in their home!

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