Star Wars Capsule Toys (Gachapon)

In Japan they have these great capsule toy vending machines called Gashapon or Gachapon, which is an onomatopeia for the sound of the handle turning (Gacha) and then the sound of the capsule falling (Pon). Cute huh?

They have a lot of Onomatopeia’s in Japan, for example PakuPaku which is the sound of a mouth opening and closing (which is why Pacman was called Pacman – Pakuman (アックマン) in Japanese).

Anyway, as usual I digress.

These capsule toys are about ¥100-¥500 a go, and the toys range from badges, toys, stickers, to really cool Star Wars stuff.

Like these which I found the other week…

Darth Vader and Stormtrooper

Darth Vader Gachapon

Unfortunately Aki liked them a lot so they’re on her keyring and not mine at the moment.

Might have to look for some more (they had a cool Yoda one).


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