Rakuten has announced that they will be closing their Global Market site permanently on June 1st, 2020. Kidsroom and Toysanta will still operate shops on Rakuten.co.jp however, and will apparently ship internationally, but you won't be able to get shipping estimates beforehand.>Where to buy?• https://global.rakuten.com/en/category/553785/• https://global.rakuten.com/en/category/406810/• https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=119&cat=&target=Series&searchkey=Capsule+Toy• https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=119&cat=&target=Series&searchkey=Shokugan• https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/listPage/list?categoryCode=020123&lang=en• https://order.mandarake.co.jp/order/listPage/list?categoryCode=020122&lang=en>Release schedules• https://gashapon.jp/schedule/• https://www.bandai.co.jp/candy/calendar/• https://epoch.jp/rc/capsule/• http://kaiyodo.co.jp/items/capsuleq/• https://www.takaratomy-arts.co.jp/items/search.html?genre=1>Latest news• https://gashapon.jp/blog/• http://bandaicandy.hateblo.jp/• https://dt-a.jp/blog/• https://twitter.com/Dream_capsule
Yikes, only two waves in and Exceed Dom is on struggle status. The first wave honestly had much more interesting choices, with the Prototype and Desert Test Type. These shits all look virtually identical, and unless you have them right to each other it'd probably be hard to tell the slightly warmer or cooler blacks and reds apart.This smells like a poor choice of MS, they could have done way more interesting variants with a GM or Zaku 1 head.
Shit's going to be cheaper just flying to Japan and getting it out of the machine ourselves.
Found this, anyone have any idea what scale it is?
so is the new place to order from https://www.rakuten.co.jp/?
>>8150739If anyone can figure out the measurements of any of those things, specifically the red and white smoke stacks or the back hoe, we could calculate it.
>>8150739Just a guess, but this looks like the same stuff as the light-up Ultraman gacha series. So it's about Shodo/Choudou scale if so. Meaning it looks about right with 4" figures.
is this the company that makes the posey skeletons? i searched amazon for some the other day and they're crazy expensive now
>>8152047Re-Ment made them. But they got bootlegged and now said bootlegs show up in all kinds of random stores like Target and Home Depot around Halloween. So...just stick around until October, I guess.
So. Made my first order from the Global Market with registered airmail as it won't matter if it's that or EMS (live in burgerland). Got this message the next day though. >Thank you very much for choosing TOYSANTA online shop.We successfully received your order.Because of the global reduction of flights, considerable delivery delays are expected for outbound mail items to other countries / territories.Currently it is not possible to ship to your country from Japan Post. Would you like to cancel? >Please reply.Do they even offer DHL? It's just it's the only shop that has the Shodo Pokemon 2 expansion pack for a good price and was the last one on the site. I know it's gonna be months but I wanted to secure it anyways.
>>8155542Nope, they only have SAL, Airmail and EMS.I already have 5 orders that they are waiting to be able to ship to my country.
>>8156185Darn. So just deny the cancellation and just be patient?
>>8156217Sauce me on that Honda, senpai.
>>8156539Yeah, I have no idea when Japan Post will start working again.It has stopped shipping to my country since 2nd of April, and all of my March orders were sent back.Even when they open back again they might take months to arrive.
Wiring World by Epoch. No scale listed, but they look like they could feasibly be used by 1/12 figures.
>>8161702Goddamn Bandai, can't you just slow down a bit.
My last order (kidsroom) was cancelled due to japan not shipping out of country, Anyone found a workaround? Any way besides middlemanning?
>>8156217Waiting for mine to arrive
Link to last thread?
>>8162496Toysanta lets you keep the order until it's available to ship again.
>>8162938Far as i saw, toysanta didnt have sets of mimics and treasurechests tho
>>8163011They usually sell out of the more popular items quickly.That one came out a while ago.
>>8161702It's a good thing they didn't partner with anything decent so I don't need to buy it.
>>8163550Honestly I'm just buying them because I really like Aqua Shooters.I even bought the premium bandai face parts.
>>8161702when i got these they were more flimsy that i thought and that really dissapointed me, sometimes you can get unlucky with some qc issues...
>>8168199Compared to the normal Aqua Shooters?
If rakuten will shut it down, what do we have left?
>>8172167Everyday i curse the heavens for missing that crab preorder
>>8162519Last thread >>8028529
>>8175085>>8175088>>8175091>>8175094>>8175097Well...fuck. I kind of hate DTA for its pricing, but they sure know how to license-pick. I will be getting that Rei and Asuka, there's 40 fucking dollars down the drain I guess.
https://gashapon.jp/blog/?p=8930It seems like most of the Bandai Gashapon Series might be cancelled.
>>8177509Stop, it’s already dead...
>>8177509wait what??? what does it say???does this mean the medabots series will be canceled?
This is a bit of a longshot but Im hungry for any news of this series. Its called Gundam Military Generation or GMG - its made by megahouse, same group that does Desktop Army. It looks to be of the same build/quality so I assume pricing will be similar.Any news on this? Cancelled? or plans?
>>8177709it's only been recently announced and the 1:18 thread had new info in one of the last few threads.They are stilll coming up and it seems like they won't be painted.
>>8177509The overall tone is positive though, and maintains that things will get back on track as situations normalize. Greentext for purposes of clarity:Salaryman Kawabata: Discontinued, maybe will continue on P-Bandai>Aqua Shooters 5: Launch moved to OctRobot Concerto 3rd: Launch moved to Aug>MS Ensemble 15: Launch moved to OctGashapon Senshi Forte 12: Launch moved to AugThose are the plans as of now. No word on any other series.
>>8172945I dreamt I found them available in stores, it was such a pleasant dream. I hope Bandai eventually reuses the crab mold in future releases. I was able to snag one, but had to get the whole set, and it's still stuck in shipment limbo
>>8178540They definitely will. I don't know if you kept up with the development phases of the crab, but they really put in a lot of work engineering that thing and researching real crabs and shit. It's a real work of art, there is no way they're going to waste all that time and effort by NOT re-running the mold.
>>8150651any updates on this guy?
>>8179167Bandai Dango Mushi armadillo girdled lizard just so people know
>>8179167what do lizards have to do will pillbugs tho? The crab makes sense in being an arthropod, but I dont get the lizard
>>8179219The series has become "things that become balls".
this dog is making me feel funny
>>8177509NopeWhile >>8177896 was almost correct...you have to always read until the end with there official blog. It's ALWAYS full of jokes and lies....The basic jist was the developer said >>8177896 "newly updated schedule" would be too depressing and wouldn't give up. As such, he just posted their current status for each product, final line-art sketch, minor detail adjustments, etc.On a related note, they FINALLY official announced the release date for the 1/12 Medabots! It will be released in smart-gasha machines in mid June, and available for online purchase (Literally an online gacha) late June.So...do I buy tons of extras to help fund my own purchase...or leave them for...other people to scalp....hmmmmmhttps://gashapon.jp/blog/?p=8375
>>8180077My body is ready
I got lucky, I found a gasha machine that was almost empty, and you could see which ones would be dispensed next. Green one had to come first, but didn't mind spending the extra 500 yen to get the crab, especially given its going for 1000yen+ loose.
>>8181915And here they are lined up with the others I have. Crab is alright. It's a little smaller than I thought it would be which is a bit dissapointing, plus they kind of "cheated" with it being a capsule-less gasha by coming out with a plastic "half shell" that you just throw away, same as the tortoise.
>>8181915Money saving tip, if you don't mind being "that guy", if you shine your phone light underneath the paper/line up display, you can easily tell which is going to be the 2nd roll, regardless of how full the machine is. And if the lineup is color capsule coded, you can also tell what the next roll is, with ~80% certainly Only works with bandai gashapon machines though, the ones where the exit is on the left side. And remember, rolling order is clockwise.Source: Been doing it with MS ensemble series, havent gotten a double(unless I actually needed more) in 80 rolls. At ¥500 a roll, I'm willing to be that guy...
Need some help from you guys in finding the proper name for this line. My local toy store has these and the skull walkers in stock and they’re very appealing to me since I’m getting into 1/18 Scale figures. But I have no clue what the actual name is since I get generic names like “Epoch Skull” or “Epoch Skeleton”. So what’s the actual name of the line so I can start looking into it more? Thanks for the help in advance!
>>8182151According to that pic, the line is called "Capsule Sotai - Dokurosu Body" or カプセル素体 - ドクロ素ボディー
>>8181915>>8181918damn, thats a nice haulare the crabs selling out fast in japan?
There's going to be more P-Bandai Aqua Shooters face parts coming out.
Well. My most wanted gacha of the year and it sold out in a flash. One second there were 10 in stock, I let it sit for like two minutes cause I got distracted by a work email, and they were gone by the time I hit checkout. Totally my fault, but I still feel cheated somehow.
Fuck them for cancelling my order even though I told them not to do that.
>>8187994I want the other to sets of face parts but now they seem to be impossible to get. why the fuck would they make them premium shop items? Is there any possibility that they sell them in other shops in the future?
Images of the wasp
Pretty good for like what, 4-5 bucks?
>>8150651Just as i started using rakuten global.. is it due covid hindering shipping?
>>8179167I want that lizard.. and the turtle.
>>8192014>>8192017The quality looks superb, but it's actually kinda scary to look at so large like this. I have a phobia of wasps and spiders which is battling with my desire to own such a neat toy.
Took two rolls of the Mazinger gasha. Didn't want to gamble with the third part so I'll buy it separately. Looking good so far, not too too many leftover parts after combining either.
>>8193315Oh man, the clear parts over the headspikes, that fine detailing on the mouth grill....I feel total and utter regret over missing this.
Alright, so I've made my first post-closure purchase from Rakuten Japan, and it's a little tricky. I logged in with my same login from Rakuten Global, but it immediately stopped me and asked for a Japanese address. Follow this guide to get past it. In the rest of the blanks I just put my full US address and phone number (more on this later).When I checked out, it only gave me three options-Courier (which I assume is within Japan only), EMS, or "international" shipping. I chose International, we'll see what happens with that. For what it's worth, I have a bunch of stuff that ToySanta is already holding for me, and I included a note asking them to hold this purchase with the rest of my stuff. When it came time to check out, I found that the auto-formatter had made my address all screwy and almost unreadable. I had to go in and edit in manually until it reached a readable state. It doesn't look quite right, nothing is on the right lines and I had to insert dashes and spaces to separate them from each other, but I think a postal worker should be able to figure it out.So, we'll see what happens now. It seems that despite the assurances of Kidsroom and Toysanta, the system isn't yet well set up to handle international customers.
So what’s going to be the most effective way of obtaining the Medabot set? Is it going to be directly from the site, or otherwise? Help me out, Bros.
>>8194872It's probably going to be spending x5 times the cost of the items on some japanese auction website and then sending it to a proxy.
>>8194254Thanks for posting mate, I'm looking forward to the results. I hope they make it easier as it goes on, and I hope Japan starts shipping again.
>>8175085>>8175088>>8175091>>8175094>>8175097>https://www.amiami.com/eng/detail/?gcode=GOODS-00390127release for october
>>8194254>>8195290really hope you american's don't abuse the system and scam for "missing" parts for free
>>8192017With Rakuten gone, wheres the best place to preorder these?
>>8195529Rakuten isn't gone, only Global is. You can still buy from Rakuten jp, see details here >>8194254. It's a little harder to navigate and work with but it seems to work, and both Kidsroom and ToySanta say they will still ship internationally.
>>8191144Toysanta. They emailed me if I wanted to cancel, I replied no, but two days later they cancelled it. Pisses me off because they had something I was looking for (Shodo Pokemon Part 2 expansion set), only place that had them for sale mind you, and it was gone when I went back to reorder it.
>>8195874Weird, I have 7 orders with them since April 2nd, and none of them have been cancelled.
>>8182151Wheres your toystore? Im dying for these so much I almost posted these in the want so bad but cant thread.
>>8195874>https://item.rakuten.co.jp/auc-toysanta/bs-4an6000ojj-005/They still have it dawg...it's a little pricey but hey, if you really want it, it's there.
>>8200741is it me or is he a bit too skinny?
>>8196385Niiice. Thanks man. Gonna order it tonight.
Finally, this is the only thing I've ever wanted.
>>8195493>>8175088>>8175085>>8161702>>8156217Those figures look cute, I'm sure they'll scale and fit well with hexagear mechas
>>8202340Oh shit, spiders and now scorpions?
>>8203147They also had the sneks.
>>8202848>I'm sure they'll scale and fit well with hexagear mechasThey do, I remenber someone posting pics of the DA and AS figs riding Hexa Gear mechs a few months back
>>8203155hmmm... not anywhere near as well done as the insects but am happy for anyone who likes this. i do like this trend of 300-500 yen gachas of poseable, realistic animals though. i can't wait for that crab to be more widespread as a release.
>>8182151Answer me anon or ill suck your moms dick i swear to ra
New boog boys. What do ya think?
They'll make Maus Aqua Shooters, right?
https://gashapon.jp/blog/?p=9000Its almost here!
>>8207381Good boog *pap pap*Are these the recent keychain ones? If so, I'm very excited, this will be my first isopod since I missed out on every other version of it so far.
>>8207992Yes, Marumaru Swing.
>>8209613>>8209618>>8209619>>8209622I want a bikini school girl with a watergun though.
>>8207961ROBO BATTLING INTENSIFIES
>>8209597>>8209599>>8209603They looks cuteWhere I can get these? and how big they are?
Anyone gotten any updates on shipping? Saw something about EMS, but I'm not holding my breath anytime soon
These look amazing, I hate these fucking bugs yet I want them
New boog, what do ya think? Left is an old Kaiyodo vinyl (with poseable antennae) and right is new Dangomushi series 6 'real color' (with poseable everything).
Left Kaiyodo vinyl, right Dangomushi Series 6 'real color'.
Dangomushi Series 6 'real color'.
Also got Tamagoras Series 6 gorilla.
>>8192017Who makes these ?
>>8207069>>8207381Awesome boogs I have 3 boog boys coming myself but now they are hung up in New York after being hung up for months in osaka. I hope to have my boog boys soon. Enjoy them my friend
>>8218163Thank you friend. I am looking forward to adding a wasp to my collection
>>8218178Can't have enough boogs. Get more boog boys while you wait for those delayed boys.
>>8218178Which roly poly boys are you waiting for?
>>8218182IT IS A MOTHERFUCKING WASP.
>>8218212I was just on rakuten looking for a wasp. So I just pulled up my order. The one no longer pictured is black. I ordered them april 19th
>>8218250Better than a llama
>>8218211Trying to get murder wasp
>>8218262It's a respectable start. Purchase more boog boys.
>>8218262Black carapace boog boys are best boog boys.
>>8218273I still haven't got my first set
>>8218282PURCHASE MORE BOOG BOYS.
I am a bit dumb anyone know what dangomushi this is? https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/m/10688949
>>8218103These remind me of old He-Man egg toys. I think it was He-Man.Oh. They were originally Bantai toys repacked by Mattel.
1/12 Kamen Rider Accessories.https://gashapon.jp/blog/?p=9391
>>8220647it's the giant isopod, its a smidge smaller than the normal rollie pollie
>>8218178wait is Japan shipping again? I havent gotten any notifications from either shop I have orders with
>>8221040Thanks. You know what the colors are or is it specifically that image?
>>8221159No idea, but there are 4 colors already released, grey, clear-white, brown , and a "realistic" colored one
What site have these up for sale?
>>8221187There is no giant isopod in 'real color'. There's gray in normal size and gray, brown, and white translucent in mini keychain size (Maru Maru Swing).
>>8221715well shit, i could've sworn there was a painted isopod, and have the two sizes confuses the tar out of me. Just gib big bug
>>8220647I think its this set.
>>8221759There was also a glow set.
>>8221785>>8221801the isopods are how i found dangomushi, but in all honesty, i think the woodlouse is my favorite. Needs me more of those
Kame wave 2 just went up, get em while they're hot!
>>8221991They're cute, but they're they same molds as wave 1, right? I think I'll wait for different turtle species.
My boogs came in. Haven't opened up the other 2. The ones with the key chain part are smaller than the other one almost half as small.
>>8221299I've been looking and I haven't found them yet. Hopefully some one else has. I'm getting all 3 once they drop.
>>8222012I think some of the faces are different, like this one.
>>8196136>>8204524It's in Southeast Michigan, close to the Detroit
Is zenmarket reliable? They have a english option that makes them slightly easier to navigate than japanese rakuten.
I’m so scared of missing out on those Medabots, when the hell is someone going to nab them
>>8222410You are probably going to miss them.Unless you want to pay 100+ for the 3 of them, because that's what it's been selling for on Yahoo Japan.
>>8222069Wherein? I'm in the area and would love to pick some up
>>8222017Can't have enough boogs. Little boogs have big heart.
>>8222861Can't get enough either. Still waiting on my crabbo, and I have no idea when it'll ship. Jap sites are cryptic af with their updates
>>8222069Anon please elaborate which store this is I NEED THESE SKULLS
>>8223479Bumping until anon responds with the store name lmao
>>8227015Boogs 'n Things.
>>8227477I'm serious. I'm willing to drive to buy some skullbois. Just need to know where.
>>8227872Things 'n Boogs.
>>8228174can i order on jp if i sign into my account from the us?
>>8228436No they use different accounts
>>8228442they probably won't accept our cards would they?
>>8228454Use a seller that accepts paypal
>>8221991Where to get one? Rakuten global stopped
>>8180077holy.. i want one!!>>8207961They look great
>>8228454Signing up with Japanese amazon is the same as USA amazon and they take the same credit cards. Not all Japanese sellers ship to the USA but the one in that link does. Shipping is typically $10 to $20 via DHL which delivers in 2-3 days.
>>8222063This guy did a review on 2 of the new turtles. Looks like they changed some stuff like the neck and eyes but still looks to be 90% repaint of the first batch of turtles. https://youtu.be/sEF-Cmjjy7I
so where's the best place to buy now that rakuten is dead
Are the Hornets out yet?
>>8229331Rakuten in japanese
>>8228490>>8229331Maybe try actually reading the thread the information is all there
>>8221801WOO! I won the glow set on yahoo japan auctions (via fromjapan.co.jp)! https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w397168526
>>8194254So what did international shipping end up being? SAL? RSAL?
>>8230088Congrats anon, but that price though.
>>8230208All SAL is still shut down, as is EMS to many countries. They told me my order will be shipped after the suspension is released, so it's a waiting game on SAL to come back now (which will not happen until air travel is back to normal, could be a while). They are aiming to charge me 1230 yen though, so it's definitely not DHL or EMS. Probably SAL or some kind of airmail. Anyway, no reason to worry about it now, it's not getting shipped anytime soon.The day when I finally get all my backed-up gacha orders is legit gonna be like Christmas morning.
>>8230423It's Airmail, on all of the emails I received they ask me if I want Airmail or Registered Airmail.They just started shipping to my country again, I have 9 orders coming that were backed-up.
this line must be doing well
>>8230460Fifth wave already?Just got my Lilac Vlad yesterday
>>8230678Yeah, I still have the last two waves on HLJ warehouse.They are really expensive if you buy the whole case.
>>8230088what are these 400 yen ... it cost you 7250 yen to get the three. to not live in Japan is suffering.
>>8231037yeah but in a non-corona world you can sell the extras to make a big chunk of that back. i think my wave 3 box pretty much paid for itself while i kept one of all five in it
>>8231240Yeah that was always the plan, but I never got around to do it.Did you sell it on ebay?
>>8231219I think they were a limited release.
>>8231616yeah, sold relatively quickly too. guy was really interested in buying more, i'm going to message him when i get my wave 4 and 5 boxes in
>>8207961So how the fuck are you even supposed to buy these overseas?
The hornets have started to show up. I tried to get them off rakuten japan but when I tried to order they kept asking me to enter a japanese address. Even though I have previously ordered some boogs from rakuten japan before global shut down.So I said fuck it and went to From Japan and ordered them off rakuten through them. Hopefully they don't take me over the coals on shipping but I'm happy I am getting some stingy boys
>>8234098Read this.>>8222719Also they started to sell them as Online Gashapon on Premium Bandai but they sold out in less than a day. A lot of scalpers bought them to sell online since they didn't have an order limit.
>>8234112Rakuten has their own forwarding service now
>>8234139Nice bought that set of 3 for 5k.
>>8234147Do they now? Any details you can share. I got the Hornets but I was thinking of getting some turtles and wouldnt mind saving a few bucks. Thanks for the info
>>8234183Just got the email for it todayhttps://globalexpress.rakuten.co.jp/?lang=en
Anyone know who’s selling the hornets?
>>8234210The usual place.https://item.rakuten.co.jp/auc-toysanta/g-4asw000oxz-004/
>>8234210Dude I literally just said something a few posts above >>8234112Try putting in slightly more effort then none next time.
>>8234202Thanks, that'll come in handy next time. Wonder if this will put a dent in other forwarding services.
>>8234139Bought. I know I’ll regret the price, but I needed this shit so bad
Got a hornet today. Pretty cool for 500yen. Wanted the yellow one but ah well, at least it wasn't black and white.
>>8235095You got lucky, that's the rarest one.
Rate my current boog order.
>>8235095Did you get it straight from the machine? Otherwise why not order the whole set?
AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHI just want my crab and bugs already! Why wont Japan ship to the US already ;~;
>>8236166?? I've ordered alot of stuff from japan the past couple of months??
>>8236166PURCHASE MORE BOOGS.
>>8236166We're [unfortunately] still going through the first wave of 'rona so I'm not sure when Japan Post is ever gonna get back up and running for burgerland; EMS, SAL, parcel or what have youI'm with you though, placed an order in April on Amico and it's still over at their warehouse in Tokyo for now
>>8236120>>8236122Do people really order the small boogs? Why?
>>8235095>>8235135I managed to get both giant and yellow on 2 rolls...then rolled 2 more yellow ones while hoping to get another giant hornet to sell or black one to complete the set I wonder if the Giant Hornet is ACTUALLY rare, or just the most popular? Really debating selling it instead since people are paying 2000yen for it...If its actually rare...I might not be able to roll it again. But I can't help but feel this is the turtle/tortoise gacha again. Crazy popular and hard to find originally, and now it'd machine warming in some places....
>>8237253I think it's actually rarer, when the Rakuten shops sell something for a lot more than their original price is because they don't get the same amount of each ones when they buy a bag of capsules.
Just got my animagear box. I love them. Does anyone else collect these guys?I feel like bandai wants to make an anime of this but is held back probably not enough interest to risk it?
>>8238002I'm collecting them, but I haven't had the time to build them. Some of them are still in Japan.I could see them doing some online shorts, there's already a Manga.
>>8236485>Why?Because fuck you, that's why.
>>8236120Not to annoy you but the glow set is on Mercari for 1500. Only pink and yellow, but still.>>8236485I prefer the smaller size, especially for just the standard dangomushi, they really don't have much detail. The only full size I have are clear ones, all my others are the small ones.
>>8238656>Not to annoy you but the glow set is on Mercari for 1500. Only pink and yellow, but still.I'm partial to blue boog boys.
Is this a first in Gashapon?
>>8239356Oh these are neat and I kinda want them ... need to find out more details
>>8239368I'm curious how much these will be when they drop. They make good droids in my set up.
>>8239356She's a tall'un, but I sure could find uses for her.
New boog order, what do ya think?
>>8239385If they really are normal Gashapon, then it's probably going to be 500 yen.
>>8239412Given that the recent Medabots were 800yen, it doesn't seem to far fetched that these would be a premium gacha too if for no reason other than the size.
>>8239481They are not from Bandai, they're from SO-TA.The Premium machines are made by Bandai and only sell Bandai Gashapon.
>>8239486Oh I didn't actually know that anyone couldn't just make any machine. I guess if that's the case and the max is 500yen otherwise, then yep, gonna be 500.
>>8239356>>8239368The engineering looks sort of primitive but it also has an interestingly fashion-y look to its proportions, almost like a store mannequin. Would be neat to use it as such in a shopping mall diorama or something.
>>8240558If you look at the bottom you'll see a name "yamato mannequin" if you look into them you'll see they make retail mannequins. I think they helped design these
>>8240558>>8240644Yeah, SO-TA seems to be collaborating with Japanese companies to make their products in 1/12 scale as Gashapon.http://www.ycgowl.com/products/mannequin/
I was hoping they would do Great Mazinger, Mazinkaiser, or Getter-1 but I guess Mazinkaiser OVA colors of Mazinger Z is fine too.
>>8242013Don't like these colors as much, but can't be helped, I missed out on the first wave entirely.
>>8242938Yeah the color sucks, they could have made black ver. with gold surface chest plates or go all in and make it the Ashura Mazinger from the OVA.
>>8242013Should've just made a new mold. Manga colours with the nose just looks weird.
>>8238343i don't think that was a real manga i think it was just a single chapter to shill the toys
>>8239024Ah the same seller had the blue ones too, but it looks like they were the most popular as people asked to buy them individually for 1000.
Anyone know of any good machines in the state of NJ?
>>8230423At this rate it might actually BE christmas morning when you get your orders in
>>8239356>>8239368>>8240737>Generic female body with few detailsSign me the FUCK up
>>8177689who the fuck wanted another 4 figures of characters who already have 10 figures each. If it was a set of 20 i might care.
>>8177689sorry if that was overly blunt i just dont understand why they only make merch of the few characters who already have a surplus of toys already. there are so many other interesting choices than the same 4 repeatedly.
>>8180077dont those two characters already have like 20 figures each? Id be excited for the one in the back if it wasnt just a gundam version of what i just said. This feels like if pokemon only made merch of pikachu and the starters every few years. it wouldnt make any sense.
After the wasps, comes the mantis!Gimme 10
>>8236403is this official? so is that a new eva model or..? what's going on? just some random line off some short story?
They're teasing the next medabots gashapon
>>8247826Stop making things I want to buy!!!! I need to move to japan. I import so much from there it would probably be cheaper to live there.
>>8247826I'm interested in how some of these long pieces will fit inside the gacha ball.This is truly awesome though. A frequently discussed topic on old /toy/ was how we wished someone would make super-articulated animals. And then Kaiyodo finally did it, but they weren't fully articulated, and cost way too much. And now Bandai is here to save the day with beautifully cheap and well-engineered gacha. It's a good time to be a collector (even though just about everything else is going wrong right now).
>>8247965The problem is, real estate is so limited in Japan that you will likely end up living in a tiny place unless you're rich. If you're a prolific collector odds are you'll run out of room fast.
>>8247912>is this official? Yes>just some random line off some short story?It's from the Desktop Army line, same as these:>>8195493
>>8249166I’m so pissed mandarake had wasps and crabs but more they’re not even accepting Paypal on top of no shopping to my shitty country
>>8249166I hated having to have mine ship via ems since that means waiting at least 2 months to get them... but I was not paying DHL 45 fucking dollars to ship me 3 gashapon Hornets. I'm getting sick of paying the goddamn DHL tax.
>>8249308Try rakuten forwarding service or FromJapan. I know FromJapan takes PayPal.
>>8249451Cool af, I can always use more effect parts for my smaller figures.>>8249452And this is also wonderful. Bandai makes tons of 1/12 figures, nice to see them accompany that with 1/12 accessories. I'd really like to see more of this in the future.
>>8249456Yeah, the special effects are perfect for Aqua Shooters and Robot Concerto. I wonder if the figure on the art is teasing something.They've recently doing more of the 1/12 accessories, the last ones were the Kamen Rider Zero-One accessories, they also did the PS4 + PSVR ones last year.
>>8239356https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10706739Preorders are on.
>>8249451>>8249452Will that sit ship int. Or do they need a middleman?
>>8250009I'm sure Toysanta will have them eventually, you can just order from their Rakuten page directly.
can these figs hold the regular sized little armory kits?
>>8251246If I remember correctly, the can hold most of them.Might not be able to hold the larger guns, like the minigun.
>>8251331Well, DTA continues to make things that interest me, but not quite $20 worth of interest.
>>8251804i dunno man, i feel like those giant articulated hands are worth the price this time.
>>8247826Preorder on HLJ.https://www.hlj.com/mantis-1box-4pcs-bann47357
>>8251855and this alice looking chick has a nice sword too.
>>8251854>https://www.hlj.com/mantis-1box-4pcs-bann47357they closed that shit real quickalready taken off the website
>>8251853>>8251855>>8251858Ok, that admittedly sweetens the deal somewhat. I felt like the previous DTAs came with accessories I didn't particularly like or care about, so I was really just paying $20 for a tiny-ass figure that was not even as articulated as an Aqua Shooter.I do like this giant arm gimmick though, and the weapons look pretty cool. I guess I'll snag if they go back up on HLJ and I'm quick enough.Also, if they each come with one arm, where is that orange and purple arm with the scythe from?
>>8251862No, the page is not ready for the shitty English site, it's available on the Japanese site.
>>8251868they're from the other 2 characters >>8251331each comes with a giant arm and weapons eachsame deal with the white vers >>8251858
>>8251879Oh shit, I think I got confused. So there are SIX of these total? Fuck me, that's too rich for my blood. Even at the usual DTA rate, that's $120 before shipping. And that's assuming they're normal price, those jointed fingers and large weapons don't look cheap.
>>8251881nah man, you can get 3 of the dark in a set or 3 of the white in a set OR 6 of them in a sethttps://www.amiami.com/eng/detail?gcode=GOODS-00396561
>>8251883Hmm, I definitely want the Alice-looking one, but the other two girls are really whatever.
>>8251883This link says [Bonus]. Does that actually amount to any extra parts, etc. or is it just a standard set of all 3?
so is this more or less a blind box thread? or is gashapon far enough away that its its own subject? The reason i ask is i find all of this random stuff pretty cool and was wondering if some sort of wiki or database exists for all of the stuff out there by gashapon brand names. i feel like some crazy guy has to have done it in the wikipedia age.
>>8251943Shokugan is blind box stuff.If you want specifically gashapon brand, you can just search Bandai's Gashapon website.If you want specifically Gacha, you can search Takara Tomy's Gacha website.I don't think there's a wiki for all the stuff since there's an endless number of them and if there were it's probably in Japanese, but if you're looking for a product you just need the company that made it and they usually have a database of the stuff they made, the company websites are in the OP post.
>>8251943>>8251948Gacha/shokugan have been running for so long, and are developed and released with such frequency, that I am almost positive that many are lost forever to time. There are gacha/shokugan from my childhood that I have tried so hard to track down (in Japanese even), and just can't find any evidence of them ever existing.
What's the best option to get gacha now that Rakuten is closing and SAL is unavailable?
>>8251966The read the thread where that has been asked and answered several times
>>8251966The usual shops (toysanta, kidsroom) still sells internationally, you just have to use the Japanese site now.
>>8251943Japan used to refer to blindbox toys as "trading figures" (like trading cards but figurines) but by the late 2000s, most major players dropped the blind-aspect, and don't seem have suffered from that at all. Shokugan (lit. food toy) are trading figures with a piece of candy so they are classified as snacks, for tax purposes (cheaper). They too dropped the blind aspect. So Blind Box/Trading Figures/Shokugan are all essentially the same thing, just that they are no longer blind in Japan.
>>8251948>>8251955what made me ask, is that there seems to be a trend in recent years were "gashapon brands' or companies are making gashapon lines of increasingly niche fucking things almost no one will hear about. Like umbrellas. or fucking lobsters or whatever. In a lot of those cases people wouldnt even know they want stuff like that until they see it, so i was looking for a way to see whats available and what exists.so is gashapon a brand or is it a term? I always thought a gashapon machine was the japanese version of our gumball machines.
>>8251916Nah, its just a bonus illustrated postcard
>>8253344This is fucking sick. I love this recent trend, of making the toy itself into the gacha ball instead of encasing it in one. It's a little like Beastbox, you get to see a bunch of different takes on a single size/form factor. I'd like to see even better engineering come along, like these ones here, cause we are still seeing some wasted parts on ones like the Gundam heads. In the future I hope this leads to less plastic waste too.
>>8253367Yeah, unfortuntely, there's no database. To put together something like that would be a multi-person full-time research job, and I don't know who would bother funding something like that.Gasha/Gachapon is a generic term, it's an onomatopoeia (gacha is the sound of the crank turning, and pon is the sound of the capsule landing in the slot). However, in the US, Bandai has trademarked the term, so you see it plastered on those machines out in front of grocery stores and shit.
>>8253367It's both a term and a brand, gashapon is registered as Bandai's, gacha is registered as Takara Tomy's.
>>8253493even if it would be a full time job, maybe there is a more reasonable middle ground where people can just upload pictures of what they think is cool to a wiki like website. i think it could work and be a cool idea.if there was a category system or tags it would be easier to find stuff. that way instead of it being a catch everything website it could at least be a starting point.
>>8254433The main problem (and why I say this would be a full time job) would be organization and information. Info on a lot of these things is very obscure or lost to time, so you'd really need to research this stuff, likely in person in Japan talking to people who used to work for various companies or the companies themselves who MAY have records of previous products they've produced. Trying to start without info or any type of reasonable categorization (and no, "red things" or "cool monsters" aren't good categories) is like a skeleton with no spine. It just isn't going to be able to support itself.A willy-nilly wiki with no real sources of info and user-sourced photos would be a fucking mess. Cue dozens of people uploading grainy, out-of-focus pics of random toys with the caption "uhh...idk i got this thing twenty years ago, no idea who the character is or where it's from." It wouldn't be searchable or categorizable, it'd just be annoying.I'm not trying to shoot you down, it's just that I've tried to do something similar to this in the past and it was insanely messy for the reasons I laid out here. Eventually it was such a clusterfuck I closed it.
Got some grunt Zgoks for my smol Zeeks.
>>8253480This hobby is inherently plastic waste.
>>8254518I'm pretty sure there are Japanese blogs with extensive gachapon catalogs. I vaguely remember seeing one last year that went back to the late 90's. It had many items and manufacturers I'd never heard of.
>>8254658Please link it if you find it again!
sNYAiper cat weapons are up! 1/12 scale.>https://search.rakuten.co.jp/search/mall/g-4av4000oau/?f=0&sid=243227
>>8257313Any link for 1999cojp?
>>8257316Dunno, couldn't find it there. And even if it is there preorders may have sold out long ago cause it just came out today. You should just learn to use Rakuten, it'll save you a lot of future hassle.
>>8254433May not be the best database but companies that specialize in capsule toys like Gacha no Mori (meaning Gacha Forest, as in, stores with nothing but rows of machines floor to ceiling) post daily updates of upcoming stuff they sell on Twitter. Sadly the search engine and gallery browsing there sucks but I’ve seen third party alternativestwitter.com/gachanomori?lang=enJust checked found out about watermelon cuttlefish because Japan>>8258034Hand scale Stylet is a nice Palewing stand-in
>>8258999This is so cute! I wish this was a gacha series, I especially need that garlic cat.
>>8258999Oh wait, shoulda read the whole post first, I'm dumb. Suika is quite cute too, I'm gonna buy at least a few of these. My real hope lies in getting the Nyanniku, hopefully this means there is a real chance in the future.
>>8261605There won't be any more box sales of Aqua Shooters, they also mention that there might be difficulties to get the capsules.I really hope they don't start moving it to Premium Bandai Gashapon, even the Japanese fans hated it. At least do a normal Premium Bandai release.