Gashapon – Capsule machines from Japan

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The terms gashapon (ガシャポン) or gachapon (ガチャポン) pertain to a variety of capsule machines. He is quite popular in Japan and elsewhere in the world. Gashapon is a onomatopoeia Japanese that is composed from two sounds: “gasha", or "gacha“, representing the sound of a crank being turned, in this case, the crank of the gashapon and "pon” to the sound of the toy capsule falling out of the receptacle.

gashapon can describe both the machines themselves and the toys obtained from them. The popular manufacturers of gashapon include tomy, which uses the shortened term gacha (ガチャ) for their capsule machines, another manufacturer is Kaiyodo. In the United States, gashapon is a trademark of Bandai Company, by having gashapon usually referring to secret box sets.

At gashapon They are like a arcade where you put your form and are entitled to get a prize, spinning the crank so your prize can fall to you. These little machines are scattered throughout Japan, especially in front of the game centers, supermarkets, shopping malls, shops, train stations, etc. They were invented in 1965, however, their popularization only came between 1980 and 1990.

about gashapon

Most of the toys in other countries are of low quality, but in any places in Japan, the price will vary from ¥ 100-600, having a much higher quality. The most sought after articles are items of Hatsune Miku, in one piece and collectibles hentai.

Many times are constructed of very high quality PVC plastic, containing more details in its molding, in addition to well -made and detailed paintings and finishes. Many items are collector's items, some quite rare, fetching extremely high prices at auctions and thrift stores.


The toys of gacha are licensed and are usually based on manga, anime and even video games, as well as products from the American industry. These toys are mostly mini figurines of characters, with a wide variety of choices.

The gashapon It has become something of generations in Japan, especially for adult collectors, both Japanese and "worldwide." It is not uncommon to have places that sell adult -specific products, mostly female characters.

practically every gacha are released in series, each having a number of figures to be collected. Being, by nature, a blind, secret and random purchase. In some places, like Tokyo and Osaka, you can find complete collections. Generally, cheaper than playing and winning random awards.

play in the gacha it's fun, but it can be a frustrating prank, since the prank is pure luck. In addition to having the chance to pick up a single figure repeatedly.

types of gashapon

blind boxes: In recent years, the term “gashapon”Has been used to refer to Blind-Box Trading Figures. They are essentially the same thing, only sold randomly in sealed packages instead of machines.

Bottle cap figures: Another variation of gashapons They are the Bottle Cap Figures. These are small figures that have a bottle cap, similar to those found in the 600ml bottles. They are sold on both capsule machines and in "Blind-Bulk".

Below we will leave a video of the Japan Our Every Day which explains and shows these fabulous machines up close!

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