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  1. analog101

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    I couldn't find a thread dedicated to fun gachapon weirdness.

    I present these: Toho Monster press conference. This set features classic Godzilla monsters formally apologizing for the destruction they have caused.

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    LOVE This idea for a thread. Whenever my sister and brother-in-law visit Japan they always pick up gachapons for me. The weirder the better.
     
  3. Anti Social Andy

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    There are plenty weirder but I always dug these guys . . .

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  4. Anti Social Andy

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    Banana Parrot!

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    I'm a huge sucker for Gashapon and whenever I'm in Japan inevitably I sink a lot into those machines. I have that Godzilla press conference set. If I remember the signs are "Godzilla: apologizing for destruction, King Gidorah: apologizing for aggressive behavior, Mecha-G: apologizing for impersonation, Hedora: Not apologizing, standing defiant"
     
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    Haha too funny. Now I need to find them!
     
  7. Michael Beverage

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    @analog101 those are the best gachas I have seen hands down.

    All kaiju collectors get increasingly interested in smaller and smaller sculpts as time goes on.:D
     
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    Here's a recent couple I picked up.

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    Woah, those armor add-ons are nuts! Super cool!

    Space is at a premium :(:(:(
     
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    Isopod Sausage Gachapon!

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    I remember trying to explain gachapon to my boyfriend.

    "You know those little vending machines at the super market that have cheap toys and gum balls? In Japan they have those, but better quality, and it's not just for kids... and they're a lot weirder."
    He's like "oh, cool."

    ...he's not really a toy person. :lol: (Trust me, I tried, but no dice.)

    Banana parrots and sausage isopods, bahahaha! Genius. I love it.
     
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    Must have been a succsesful series.
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    @Anti Social Andy I submitted the banana parrots to Boingboing for their banana category. Gave you credit!
     
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    I'd love to get any thing from this series...peanut, banana, mushroom, jello...I'm not picky. They are all awesome and so random.

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    a mate sent me some photos from a trip to HK amongst them was this tasty snack...soz for crappy pic.[​IMG][/URL][/IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yep, pretty sure animal/food gachapon combos are now my favorite thing ever.
     
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    Oh my fuck those Jell-O mold turtles look tasty. GET IN MY BELLY!
     
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    Creating these gashapon must be incredibly fun and stressful.
     
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    This entire thread is amazing.
     
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    I'm headed back to Japan next month. I'll be sure to take photos of any interesting Gashapon I come across.
     
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    Bring lots and lots of money.. and a spare, empty suit case.
     
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    Unfortunately all I can think of with the Fat Cute Soldiers is that they look like Ron English toys. I dig the Green Green Army and have a panda from the series that a buddy sent me.

    Capsule machine stores have to be some of the funnest places on the planet. I know I'd end up spending hours in there.

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    I recall a buddy picking up a Tempura Digger (deep fried JCB!) from one of the machines last time we were there . . . unfortunately I can't find any reference to it on the interwebz! :(

    #onlyinjapan
     

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