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Gacha machine backpack is Japan’s hottest new fashion statement

Wearable gacha machine is sure to turn heads wherever you go. 

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Octopus tentacle ear plugs coming to Japanese capsule toy machines

I’m a sucker for stylish ear protection.

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Trying our luck at premium gacha machines for high-end appliances, camping equipment, and more

The results are “shocking!”

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“Have fun seeing what comes out” gacha machine is a mystery in more ways than one

What the heck will come out of a machine like this?

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Mr. Sato takes on the “Trap or Treasure” capsule machine for 500 yen

One man’s trap is another’s treasure.

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Win a room or bed on an overnight boat from Nagoya in ferry’s Boat Gacha campaign

Feeling lucky and adventurous?

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Wagyu beef gacha vending machine dispenses meat at random in Japan

Like a box of chocolates, you never know which one you’re gonna get.

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Arcade game coin slot capsule toys bring coin-op style to your home or office【Photos】

A clever way to preserve a fading part of video game design.

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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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