Bandai Namco will open its flagship Gashapon capsule toy retailer in Ikebukuro on February 26, 2021. The shop will supply all kinds of capsule toys, together with many store-exclusives. The shop will even host a marketing campaign on twitter to commemorate its opening, with the prospect to win a free Gashapon machine and tote bag. [Thanks, Dengeki!]
With a complete of three,000 capsule toy merchandising machines, the “Gashapon Division Retailer” would be the largest capsule toy retailer on the planet in keeping with the Guinness World Information. Together with regular machines, the shop will function “Sensible Gashapon,” which is able to assist you to use cashless fee choices and “Premium Gashapon” that supply higher-quality capsule toys. One exhibit within the retailer will even showcase older machines and supply a timeline explaining the historical past of capsule toys.
For individuals who need to plan forward, the shop has a search web page that covers all the capsule toys out there at launch. Listed here are a number of notable ones:
Dragon Ball Goku Premium Gashapon
Formally titled Final Luminous x Excessive Grade Sequence Dragon Ball 01, this just lately introduced line of Dragon Ball toys is made in collaboration with Final Luminous and Excessive Grade, two Bandai determine manufacturers. The toy can are available in three totally different variations, that are Tremendous Saiyan, Tremendous Saiyan Blue, and Extremely Intuition. Each has a “Luminous Unit” that lights up Goku’s Kamehameha. The figures might be out there in-store for ¥1,500 (about $14).
Demon Slayer Premium Gashapon
At round 7cm tall, these collectible figurines function in style Demon Slayer characters with a cute design twist. Formally titled Chima! Kyara Kimetsu no Yaiba 1, the primary three to launch are Tanjiro, Nezuko, and Zenitsu. A brand new set of collectible figurines will launch in April 2021. These might be out there in-store for ¥800 (about $7.60).
Pokemon Determine Clips
Formally titled Pokemon Determine x Clip 4, these Gashapon figures additionally double as stationary clips. There are a complete of six totally different figures you will get, together with the three starter Pokemon from Pokemon Sword and Protect, Pikachu, Eevee, and Yamper. These figures might be out there in-store for ¥300 (about $2.80).
The Gashapon Division Retailer will formally open its doorways on February 26, 2021 and is positioned on the third flooring of Ikebukuro’s Sunshine Metropolis shopping center in Tokyo, Japan. Sunshine Metropolis’s open hours are 10am to 10pm, however could differ as a result of Coronavirus prevention measures. It will be the seventeenth Gashapon Division Retailer to open and would be the largest one thus far.