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Your Name anime film merchandise now available from Japan’s gacha capsule toy vending machines

With more than ten cute items to collect, this is a range we’ll be saving our yen for.

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Cats cosplay as bunnies in Japan with new capsule toy feline hat collection

Rabbits are the latest trend to sweep through the world of feline cosplay.

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New “All Night Cat Watch” toy series created in Japan to keep late sleepers company

You’ll never be lonely burning the midnight oil with one of these exhausted kitties diligently working by your side!

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Japanese gachapon machines now dispensing weirdest products ever

There are six crazy straps in this collection, but can you guess what they’re meant to represent?

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Japanese vending machines now dispense adorably weird cat and crow figurines!

It might sound like a strange coupling, but there’s actually a valid reason for this six-part collection!

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Japanese vending machines now dispense cute cup clinging cats!

Enjoy a litter of cats in your milk with these eight adorable designs!

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Turn your pets into cute police officers with a hat from a Japanese vending machine!

Give your pup the gift of authority with a hat from this adorable 5-piece collection.

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Japanese capsule toy vending machine area for women includes Sailor Moon items for a limited time

The “Brilliant Capsule” sales area in Shinjuku is filled with plenty of adorable and ladylike anime goods!

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Godzilla and fellow kaiju monsters apologise at Japanese press conference for acts of destruction

And every formal Japanese-style apology comes with a heartfelt bow.

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Female Japanese tanuki racoon dogs get a chance to shine in new lineup of gacha capsule toys

Male raccoon dog statues are often displayed with their large, uh, family jewels outside Japanese eateries, but soon female tanuki will shine with a different set of large assets.

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Cute hedgehog cup clingers from Japan join you for a drink in seven cute varieties

Drinking is a time for cute company in Japan.

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New Japanese gacha capsule vending machine toys bring you sheep’s clothing to dress your cats in

Cats can now cosplay as their lamb spirit animal with five cute new bonnet designs.

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New gachapon vending machine capsule toy range features miniature sweaters for water bottles

Move over water bottle panties, it’s time to dress up your drinks with a fashionable over-the-shoulder sweater that takes its styling cues from Beat Takeshi.

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New capsule toy collection features military commander samurai armour from the Sengoku Period

Historically accurate replicas of samurai helmets and armour will soon be coming to vending machines at castles around the country.

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The top 7 weirdest Japanese capsule toys of January 2016

What bizarre plastic tat has been popping out of capsule machines in Japan this month?

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Does your cereal bowl need some love? Try a Tower of the Sun capsule toy!

Fuchiko the gachapon capsule toy office lady seems to have a knack for always getting herself into strange situations. She’s wrapped herself in sushi, fooled around with Tuxedo Mask, and has been caught red-handed… sitting in some fold-up chairs.

Of course Fuchiko is not the only cup/bowl caddy that you can get out of a capsule toy dispenser. The company that makes her has teamed up to do collaborations before, and their most recent one is by far their most unusual. Instead of choosing another anime or manga character, they went with the bizarre Tower of the Sun building from Osaka.

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Meet the girl who’s wrapped up in dreams of sushi

If you’ve been captivated by a bizarre breed of sushi cats or fallen in love with a cup-clinging girl called Fuchiko, chances are you’ll soon be swooning over a young lady who likes to hang out inside pieces of sushi.

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Anime figurines rejoice as fully working miniature locker appears on gacha market

What would you put in a tiny miniature locker? That’s the question you’ll be asking if you get your hands on one of the newest gacha capsule toys, set to hit the market in April.

While most of us would have no use for a locker the size of a thumb, spare a thought for the anime figures of the world, who have spent years searching for a secure place to store their valuable accessories before setting out on their exciting adventures.

The only hurdle they’ll have to overcome now though, is finding a way to insert a coin that’s bigger than the size of their head.

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Sailor Moon’s Tuxedo Mask was caught fooling around… with multiple partners!【Photos】

Fans of the Sailor Moon series would probably be more than familiar with the suave male protagonist in the series, Tuxedo Mask (or Tuxedo Kamen, in Japanese). We all know him as the heroic love interest of Sailor Moon, but since the launch of these mini figurines in Japan late last month, Japanese netizens have been cracking up over pictures of Tuxedo Mask frolicking with other characters (and himself!) in some of the most bizarre poses we’ve seen him in!

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Mini folding chairs, the newest gachapon figures to take Japan by storm

Gachapon machines–the toy-dispensing vending machines seen in great lines in Japanese electronics stores, department stores, and convenience stores–are always filled with the most amusing toys and figures you can imagine. From dogs wrapped in bread to constipated cats, it seems as if there’s no end to the creativity of gachapon producers.

Which makes the recent appearance of folding chairs–yes, plain, simple, tiny folding chairs!–in gachapon machines all the more bizarre. Equally puzzling is the fact that the folding chair gachas are incredibly popular! To understand why, check out the miniscule folding chairs and the ways people have combined them with other gacha figures below.

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