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Japanese Gashapon toys keep getting stranger and we couldn’t be happier about it. We’ve seen sushi cats, banana birds, bread dogs, and even taxidermy mounts come to life. Today we learned about an awesomely odd new series of capsule toys featuring anthropomorphic banana peels with blushing cheeks and tiny noses.

Created by Kitan Club, they’re called “Banana no moe poozu ga iyou ni kawaii ken”, which roughly translates as “The Case of the Banana’s Poses Being Strangely Cute.” Their name is as awkward and wonderful as the figures themselves:

If you need unsettlingly cute anthropomorphic banana peel friends in your life (and who doesn’t?) but are nowhere near any capsule toy machines, it looks like there are at least a couple sets currently available for purchase via eBay.

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Japan is relentless in their efforts to incapacitate us with outrageously cute and singularly odd creations. First there were the Banana Bird capsule toys, then came the Bread dogs, and now - while we were already reaching for the smelling salts because of the previous two - they’ve gone and created Gashapon toy versions of the real-life sushi cats (“Neko-Sushi”) that we featured here last year.

Such an awesomely powerful combination of weird and cute may cause a disturbance in the Force. They’re certainly making it difficult for us to think about pretty much anything else. Although we are also suddenly craving sushi for lunch…

Head over to RocketNews24 for additional photos.


YOOOOOO thank you to hikarushirou zaiga katescreations poesieplease for responding to this post about capsule toy machines that spit out MINIATURE CAPSULE TOY MACHINES WITH THEIR OWN TINY CAPSULES MY GOD IT’S MINIATURECEPTION.
Thanks, I now know that those machines are called gashapon and that there are whole stores overseas filled with nothing but gashapon machines and it’s unlocked a whole new world of eBay for me…shit.

Check out this too-hot-for-tv video of somebody using a tiny gashapon machine. I’ll call it gasha-porn.


Remember those outrageously cute Banana Bird capsule toys we posted about a couple week ago? Meet their kawaii canine counterparts: Bread Dogs. Bandai created this adorable new series of Gashapon toys, which is actually their fifth series of Doggy Bread figures to date. (Click here to view them all)

This new Anicolla series features six different, but equally darling dogs who’ve found themselves wearing six different sorts of bread. There’s the Anpug (a pug inside a sweet bean bun), the Pomcutlet Sandwich (a pomeranian who’s taken the place of a katsu pork cutlet), a toy poodle pancake, corgi hot dog, shih tzu sandwich and, last but not least, the Chihuassant (an amazing Chihuahua-croissant hybrid). Despite being less than two inches long, each figure is impressively detailed and, yes, ridiculously cute.

Don’t worry if you haven’t got any capsule toy machines nearby. Right now you can find these little cuties on Ebay.

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