Today I shall be unboxing my first Gachapon!! I bought soo many on my trip to Tokyo that I’ve only just got round to opening one or two. The terms gachapon refer to a variety of vending machine-dispensed capsule toys popular in Japan and elsewhere. It’s popularity has soared and has gone world wide. There are many different Gachapon’s to be had, one of which includes the blind box, refer to blind-box trading figures, which are essentially the same product sold randomly out of sealed packages instead of a machine.
Unlike Tokyo, the Gachapon standard in the UK is, well, a tad bit poor. In Tokyo the figurine standard was second to none and you would find rows and rows of shops filled with Gachapon, which were changed weekly depending on what’s popular at the time. They had a load of Dragon Ball Z Gachapon as well as my favourite anime Gintama, having it’s own Gachapon set. The best place in Tokyo to find Gachapon shops is Akihabara. Akihabara is definitely the best place to go if you want to do a Gachapon haul.
Before I carry on this was a Gachapon given to me by my partner. I haven’t opened any of Tokyo Gachapon’s yet but keep your eyes peeled as I will be opening them soon!! So, what did I get with my Gachapon? I got…
This is part of the tsum tsum Gachapon collection that you can get in the UK and is probably one of the best quality gachapons we have. There are many tsum tsum gachapon characters to collect which include Minnie Mouse, Marie from The Aristocats as well as many other characters from your beloved Disney characters. You can also get the Disney Tsum Tsum Gachapons in Tokyo too but their a higher quality!
If you really love the idea of starting to collect Gachapons then I suggesting subscribing to Gacha Crate which is a monthly Gachapon subscription box!
I hope you enjoyed my post!