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Examples of "gashapon"
The terms or refer to a variety of vending machine-dispensed capsule toys popular in Japan and elsewhere. "Gashapon" is a Japanese onomatopoeia composed of two sounds: "gasha" (or "gacha") for the sound of a crank on a toy vending machine, and "pon" for the sound of the toy capsule dropping into the receptacle. Gashapon may describe both the machines themselves and the toys obtained from them. Popular manufacturers of gashapon include Tomy, which uses the shortened term for their capsule machines, and Kaiyodo. In the United States, "Gashapon" is a registered trademark of the Bandai Company, and gashapon are generally referred to as blind box sets.
In 2006, Bandai created a separate gashapon line named . It differed from the original gashapon line in that the figurines were poseable and their armor could be removed. Five sets, each containing five figurines, were released.
Gashapon sets were produced in 2005 featuring Mahoro and Minawa in their maid costumes.
The series has a fantasy setting with characters designed to resemble monsters and is mainly merchandised in Bandai's Gashapon line.
Similarly, with Knight Gundam developing from Carddas and Musha Gundam developing plastic model kits, Gundlander choose the capsule toy Gashapon Senshi as a development platform. The series has transformation and combination gimmicks, technologies that were passed on to future Gashapon figures.
Preorders for the North American version of the game featured a small black pre-painted gashapon model of the R-9A Arrowhead fighter which required some assembly. Made by gashapon company Yujin, the kit had the fighter itself, the Force system and bits, plus a display stand.
Gashapon machines are similar to the coin-operated toy vending machines seen outside of grocery stores and other retailers in other countries. While American coin-operated vending toys are usually cheap, low-quality products sold for a few quarters ( or less), Japanese gashapon can cost anywhere from () and are normally a much higher-quality product. They are often constructed from high-grade PVC plastic, and contain more molding detail and intricately painted features. Many gashapon are considered collector's items, with rare ones fetching extremely high prices in secondhand markets.
The gashapon concept is taken to the next level in "SD Gundam Gashapon Wars", a game based on the "SD Gundam" television series, in which a gamer can activate extra characters from the game by buying certain series of SD Gundam gashapon toys in real life, namely "SD Full Color STAGE:61", then use the password bundled with the toy to unlock the corresponding character in the video game. This is the same marketing tactic used by Kinder Surprise for the online surprises, except there is no online access involved.
In Japan, Bandai (The movie's sponsor in Japan) made Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior toys, with a Gashapon series released on the day of the DCOM's release.
In recent years, the term gashapon has also come to refer to blind-box trading figures, which are essentially the same product sold randomly out of sealed packages instead of a machine.
Enthusiastic collectors will buy sets from gashapon stores in places such as Tokyo's Akihabara or Osaka's Nipponbashi (Den-Den Town). Depending on the store, the sets are usually cheaper than buying them randomly out of a machine.
There is also Gashapon machines there (Capsule toys) with several items inside, like signs, figurines and cat statues. Later, a Disgaea 2 portable capsule toy machine were added. 5 Medals for one, and they contain several "Panels".
Merchandise items of the character such as a gashapon figurine were produced for "Final Fantasy VI". She is featured in the technical demo "Final Fantasy VI: The Interactive CG Game".
Gashapon machines and their random payouts have inspired trinket-collection mini-games in many video games, most notably the "Legend of Zelda" series' similarly named "Gasha Trees" in "" and "", and, to a much higher extent, the random figurine payout in "". Gashapon have also appeared in some "Mario" games such as "Mario Party 5" and well as "Super Smash Bros. Melee" where the player inserts a desired amount of coins and gets a trophy of a Nintendo-related nature in return. In both "The Minish Cap" and "Super Smash Bros. Melee", the more the player spends in one go, the higher the chance of getting a new item in return. The bonus stage in "Sonic the Hedgehog 3" is also gashapon inspired.
Another variety of gashapon is bottle cap figures. These small figures are mounted atop a plastic bottle cap, as might be found on a twenty-ounce soda bottle. They are sold both in machine capsules and blind boxes. The caps are not fully functional as they do not have screw threads to secure them to the mouth of the bottle.
Gashapon-style item distribution has been adopted by many massively multiplayer online games, particularly those using the free-to-play model as a form of premium transaction made with real money, often granting access to items exclusive to that system. Examples are:
The game was free to play. Daletto's revenue came from micro-transactions, through a store, and through in-game Gashapon dispensers (licensed from Bandai). Players were able to purchase extra body parts and outfits, to further customize their characters. Some purchasable items were fairly abstract, such as squid-shaped hats, as a cross-promotion with pre-existing squid-shaped USB thumb drives.
San-X characters can be found on stationery sets and pencils, as small figurines, keychains, and stuffed toys. They are sold as blind boxes, gashapon and in UFO catchers and other prize machines in Japan's arcades. There are also anime series, video games and children's books featuring the characters.
In Japan, Enterbrain released an official strategy guide to "Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil" in 2001. Another guide was released by BradyGames in North America. Yujin released a 4-inch tall gashapon figure of Lolo and Popka as part of the "Namco Girls" Mini-Figures Series 5 collection.
In addition to the game, Bandai also produced a series of collectible figures of the main cast called Little Witching Mischiefs DX gashapon, which included Gou Non, the title character's rival in "Majokko Megu-chan" (who is not a playable character in the game).