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Retired pro wrestler Riki Choshu greets you at the door in this new line of sound gachapon toys

Even our pro wrestling-loving reporter can’t quite explain why these toys exist.

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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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Tempura yokai are here to terrorize and tantalize capsule toy fans【Photos】

Proving that anything can be used for tempura.

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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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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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If anime silhouette capsule toys look this awesome, they need to be more of a thing ASAP【Photos】

Lupin III and his gang of thieves capture the imagination with new shadow figure series.

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Yoshinoya beef bowls become miniature gacha toys

Six sets so realistic they’re making our mouths water. 

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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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Celebrate famous works of art AND cats with these adorably clever “Cats in Art” capsule toys

Collect all five and create your own “Nyanko Museum!”

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Enjoy the pleasure of endless bubble wrap with Infinity Bubble Wrap AIR

The future of stress relief is now.

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Gachapon capsule toys let you live the YouTuber dream, bring personal web clout wherever you go

It’s every streamer’s dream…a flood of purely positive comments!

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Super-expensive capsule toys – Trying out Japan’s Premium Gachapon machine【Photos】

Bandai’s top-of-the-line capsule toys are expensive enough that you can’t buy them with coins,

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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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New Nintendo capsule toys put video game history in your hand with mini NES, Famicom controllers

Controller Button Collection series also teases “secret” version.

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Animals weighing themselves are Japan’s newest line of strangely relatable capsule toys figures

We know how you feel, panda.

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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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Bandai releases a retro item with zodiac signs in gachapon capsule toy form…but what is it?

This little device could almost always be found in cafés in Japan throughout the latter part of the Showa Period (1926-1989).

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