By SHIMPEI DOI/ Staff Writer
February 12, 2021 at 07:30 JST
Characters from some of the most popular anime are part of a new toy series for Bandai Co.’s high-end “gacha gacha” capsule vending machines that cost up to 2,500 yen ($24) a spin.
The first batch from the new Premium Gashapon lineup is three figurines from the “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” anime. The cost per spin for this series is 800 yen. With detailed coloring and modeling, they recreate the ambience of the characters from the original work.
The following batches will be products of Son Goku from “Dragon Ball” in February and “Kamen Rider Saber” in March, worth 1,500 yen each.
The latest capsule toy vending machine can take four 500-yen coins in addition to five 100-yen coins.
With their sophisticated designs, gacha gacha toys have become increasingly popular among adults. A number of exclusive shops have opened to sell the items.
Facing fierce competition with about 30 capsule toy makers in the market, industry giant Bandai said it is trying to differentiate itself by offering high value-added products.
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