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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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Gorilla with a randoseru backpack and elementary school student cap is Japan’s newest WTF gacha

There’s a lot to unpack in this new six-piece collection.

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Drummer wows Internet with miniature taiko gacha capsule toy performance 【Videos】

Taiko capsule toy level: Expert!

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New taiko gacha capsule toys let you play Japanese drums with true-to-life sound

Now anyone can learn to play traditional Japanese drums, and there’s a safe that needs breaking into too!

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Definitely not for kids — new Pennywise gacha capsule toy is terrifying yet awesome

Scary enough to make you uncomfortable, but small enough to put in your pocket!

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Onigiri jewellery from Japan lets you wear your love of Japanese food on your fingers

For the rice ball lover who has everything.

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Botched art restorations become Japanese gacha capsule toys

Restoration fails remind us to keep our own mistakes in perspective.

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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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Japanese convenience store customers reimagined as gacha game characters

Working at a konbini is like playing roulette with a gacha game mechanic.

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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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Testing Japan’s gacha capsule toy calligraphy brushes – tranquility for just 200 yen【Photos】

Paired with a mini goshuincho, this is a small-size, small-price way to experience the inner calm of traditional Japanese arts.

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Posable “Nude” vending machine capsule toy is a better choice for artists than perverts

Gacha mannequin makes for a compact and affordable reference tool.

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Japanese company has employees-only capsule toy machine in its office for an awesome reason

The best thing you can get from a gacha machine? An instant reminder that the work you do has value.

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Wise, adorable cat orb charms from Japan gacha machines float ominously wherever you hang them

What is your wallet, bag or desk display missing? That’s right: a frightening and beguiling plastic cat orb.
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Carry your change in a rice cooker coin case from Japan!

Who needs a boring coin purse when you can surprise shoppers at the cash register by popping the lid on your miniature rice cooker?

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New gacha toy makes a weirdly cute addition to our desks and keeps our bottle caps safe

Never lose a bottle cap again with a Bottle Cap Cat!

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Japanese toilet fans rejoice — bidet-style washlet water guns are here!

Now you can enjoy the power of a good water squirt anytime anywhere.

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Mr Sato shows us how to buy bubble wrap from one of the most unusual vending machines in Japan

The interesting operating system for buying metres of bubble wrap involves the use of a gacha capsule toy machine.

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Only in Japan: handwritten love letters from high school girls now available in crank machines

Creepy or cute? Read some of the letters yourself and find out.

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