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Pick a beautiful blossom from Shinjuku Station’s limited-time flower vending machine

This ephemeral vending machine lets you buy a floral gift right in the heart of the Japanese capital.

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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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Mysterious hand figures turn out to be our new favourite Japanese capsule toys

Confusing? Yes. Cool? Very.

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New takoyaki gacha toys designed by a Japanese voice actress come with surprise fillings

Clever new design makes the capsule just as exciting as its contents.

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How easy is it to win super expensive Japanese whisky at a gacha machine in Tokyo?

So determined to win rare full-sized Hibiki and Yamazaki whiskies we’re willing to spend over US$300 for them.

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Mr. Sato’s day made from this gacha capsule toy with a special surprise【Pics】

Sometimes it’s the small things that light up our day.

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You can now buy text messages from “your mom” from Japanese capsule toy machines

Step aside, school girl love letter machines. It’s Mom’s turn.

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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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