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Tufts of shed polar bear fur among the gacha prizes at Japan’s newest crazy capsule toy machine

Hokkaido zoo sees overwhelming demand for unique souvenirs.

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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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Origami folded by gyaru – The first capsule toy it’s impossible to get a complete set of【Photos】

Flock of cranes folded by flashy women comes with a side of philosophy.

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Photos of Complete Strangers: Japan’s new strange, and strangely compelling, capsule toys【Pics】

Unusual concept is a hit, with a second line on the way.

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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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Conveyor belt sushi restaurants in Japan now offer random airline ticket discount gacha capsules

Tabikuji program expands to Japan’s favorite revolving sushi chain.

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Check out these capsule toy replica old-timey bicycle locks…for some reason?

All the thrills of locking a bicycle in the palm of your hand.

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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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Turn your water bottle into a Japanese toilet!

Complete with a two-metre jet spray to get the party started.

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Will we win a 75,000-yen tub of caviar from this Japanese vending machine?

Putting our faith in the gacha gods at a new store dedicated to weird vending machines in Tokyo.

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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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Japan has a random hotel room gacha capsule vending machine

Offers stays for solos travelers or pairs in cities from Tokyo to Sapporo, some with suites and included breakfasts.

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Cats bowing in apology is Japan’s latest weird gacha capsule toy collection

Felines walk us through the finer details of saying sorry in Japan.

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Famous Japanese writers get a new life as cats in weird gacha capsule toy range

Ever wondered what literary greats like Natsume Soseki and Osamu Dazai would look like as felines?

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Counting down Japan’s top five New Word of the Year rankings for 2021

The top entry is a big surprise considering how large COVID-19’s influence looms in the list.

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Japan’s realistic railroad crossing capsule toys bring back painful memories for Mr. Sato

Some wounds never heal, and some stains never come out.

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Low-quality paper cranes folded by young gyaru – Japan’s newest weird capsule toys

It’s not how this origami looks that’s important, but why it looks that way.

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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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Taking a trip using Japan’s random gacha capsule airplane ticket discount【Photos】

A small discount sends us on a big adventure to the other side of Japan.

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