Drunk in Public Gashapon

As a country with a lenient attitude towards drinking in public, it’s not uncommon during certain seasons to find people struggling with their own bodily functions on the street. A businessman stripped of his ability to stay awake or reveler with a suddenly overactive gag reflex are among the many drunks whom dot the urban landscape like wildflowers.And now these sights – but mercifully not sounds and smells – of public intoxication can be yours 24-7 with a new line of capsule toys from Tama-Kyu.The series, named #YopparaiNau (Drunk Now), is made up of five different lushes, each in a different predicament and measuring about five centimeters (two inches) in height.

Source: Japanese public intoxication on parade in new line of capsule toys | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

Cashless Gashapon capsule toy vending machines

the new Pipit Gacha line will utilize an internal QR code reader and a 4G net connection to scan a QR code on your smart phone for payment. Once the transaction is approved, you can turn the handle just as with a regular machine to receive your prize. Developers state that this technologically enhanced system combines the traditional thrill of gachapon with the convenience of not needing to have coins on hand to play.Furthermore, Pipit Gacha has the potential to be used for a variety of applications as the price for one play can be freely set by individual businesses as well as customization of the glass case itself and its bodily design. Businesses could also utilize the machines as tools for sales promotions given their function to distribute QR codes for prizes to online shoppers which can only be redeemed at machines in physical store locations. This function could also be used for new product campaigns or for limited-time rewards for store members, or to collect marketing data to help businesses track what types of customers use the machines and at what times.

Source: No coins? Not a problem for Japan’s new cashless gachapon capsule toy vending machines | SoraNews24 -Japan News-


Also from the team at the Tech Gacha Institute, is a Gashapon that you can activate by smiling!