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  1. andy

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    In another thread, I mentioned Japanese candy shop prize boards from the 1970s. The way it worked is you'd buy a ticket and get the prize that corresponded to the number you drew.

    I thought folks might like a visual look at what I was talking about. From my collection, here's an example of one of the boards from the early 70s with everything attached, including the tickets (the blue slips next to the baseball player).

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    Very cool, Andy! I can't believe you managed to find one of these with all the toy prizes still attached and still wrapped up, what a find. I can only imagine the joy you must have felt at discovering this treasure; probably just like winning the lottery for all of those pieces at once. :) Excellent to see some of the typical bootlegs there, and those incredibly wonky and lovable Ultra heroes.
     
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    It never ceases to amaze me the stuff that's lying around in Japan, often in some old warehouse or stockroom somewhere, and then just like that surfacing out of the blue.

    This set for sure shows how bootlegs were huge in the early 70s. They didn't start paying close attention to copyright issues until later in the decade.

    I have a partial lottery board set which is I think from the 60s - less character based and more along the lines of what are sometimes called "fancy toys" - random stuff like metal cap guns. I'll try to dig it out.
     
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    It is definitely cool to see these kinds of vintage toys. Thank you for sharing!

    So, the "grand" prizes are the two larger figures? 2/30 chance?
     
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    I believe this board has 100 prizes. The sword and carded figures are probably the top prizes.
     
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    Oh! I just assumed 30 by the "30x100" but I guess I was reading that in reverse. So the cost was 30¥ and 100 tries?
     
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    That would be my guess. A typical gachapon machine that decade would have been 10-20 yen per try, so 30 yen sounds about right, and you wouldn't be too salty if you got a whistle or a mini figure.
     
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    I should say I am positive there are 100 items. You can see the numbers if you zoom in on the pictures. Another clue is the kanji 付 after 100, meaning included or attached. For most boxed items, that's the way you can tell how many pieces are inside. Vintage hunter pro tip. ;)
     
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    Awesome, thank you!
     
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing
     
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    I love this sort of thing. I have a couple of 1980s U.S. gumball machine prize boards kicking around somewhere that are similar in that they show the options that you can get. Aaand now I'm trying to think of where the heck I put them!
    Anyway, this prize board is awesome. Thanks for sharing, Andy! Any other lottery toy prizes or boards from the 70s in your collection?
     
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    I don't have any other full boards from the 70s like that one. When I get a chance I'll try to dig out the earlier one.

    That's awesome that you have some daishi (gachapon sample cards) in your collection. The earliest ones in Japan had actual sample items on them - usually vacuum sealed with clear, thin sheeting. I have a couple of those somewhere. Most daishi from the 80s and on were just a sheet of cardboard.

    Come to think of it, I wrote these up on KK. Couple of posts:

    http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2014/04/gachapon-machine-display-backers.html

    http://kaijukorner.blogspot.com/2014/06/gachapon-daishi-part-2.html
     
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    Yeah, I remember those entries on Kaiju Korner. Good stuff.
    My boards are both from U.S. and they do have the actual sample items vacuum sealed on the board. But, being from U.S. gumball machines, the items on them aren't anywhere near as good as the ones from Japan are.
    If I ever dig them up, I'll post pics
     
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