gachapon

Japan’s super popular hamster-shaped monaka made into capsule toy form for all to enjoy

If you can’t eat ’em, wear ’em.

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Beautiful beefy Yoshinoya gacha capsule toys look good enough to eat or display【Photos】

Gyudon meets gacha.

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Japan’s newest capsule toys: Buff shirtless dude torso cushions, sometimes with very pink nipples

They’re not designed for human use, though.

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Tokyo’s new buses with onboard capsule toy gacha machines stocked with very appropriate prizes

It’s hard to think of a better place to offer these quirky capsule toys.

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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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Sushi By Foreigners BC: Japanese gacha capsule toys just keep on getting weirder

Have you ever heard of these sushi before?!?

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Often-forgotten Totoro character is the star of these awesome two-in-one Ghibli capsule toys【Vid】

Line of figure/ring combos is here to make your shelves and your fingers look cute.

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Bandai Namco is opening a chain of gigantic megastores for mega otaku joy

Branches open this summer in Yokohama and Fukuoka.

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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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Gacha capsule machines now dispense perfumes in Japan

Spin the wheel of fortune on your fragrance — you never know which one you’ll get.

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Plushie versions of ancient Japanese protection charms are our new favourite capsule toys

Haniwa and dogu are now available in plushie form!

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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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Japanese mum’s secret curry recipe puts a new spin on the beloved dish

Impressive meal that’s easy to make, thanks to this handwritten recipe from a gacha capsule toy machine.

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How to use Japan’s revolving sushi capsule toy for a literal revolving sushi meal at home

Warning! This idea comes from Mr. Sato.

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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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Japanese moms’ secret curry recipes: The newest must-buy/eat capsule toys

Handwritten recipes promise a taste of what the Satos, Yamadas, and other families are eating.

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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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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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