Tag Archive for 'Gashapon'

silver wolf

Loki / Gaosilver
Ultimate Solid The Dark Heroes 1 – Gashapon
Manufacturer: Bandai
Origin: Super Sentai Gaoranger

you must be strong, fierce and cool looking to be the bad guys…

when Bandai announce that they will release the Dark Heroes characters of their Ultimate Solid line, I jumped of excitement *literary X D

I bet almost all of tokusatsu fans out there must be wishing for a special line dedicated for their bad idols, and here it is

the first line up included Hakkaider, Kamen Rider Ouja, Shadowmoon, Dark Knight and the Gaosilver himself in his wolf form, LOKI!! almost all of the tokusatsu world’s baddies you would wish for, niceeee….

I’ll review the other character later, but right now, here comes Loki!! to tel the truth, I’m not really familiar with this character, but this gashapon design itself really stood up among the other baddies… his terrifying crescent weapon, his bluish black armor plate, his smile and glare… all of those components really announced his identity as the bad guy!!

I really love the design, even beating my fanaticism of Shadowmoon in this first line up… in my opinion, Loki got the best design + pose among the other baddies in this first line up *bravo for making my Shadowmoon looks less charismatic for the guys who sculpted him -_-’

anyway, this wolf form of Gaosilver makes his appearance in the special movie of Gaoranger, watch to movie to love him even more ;)

like father like son


various Gundam gashapon and SD Color gashapon
Manufacturer: Bandai

just a random shot on some of my gashapon collection
been trying to focus more in collecting the SD gashapon version more than the normal one over these years, but seems that I also stumbled upon some irresistible normal characters as well, especially the SOG gashapon series

I bought them in separate occasions and display them in two different rooms, so it’s quite interesting for me to find out that there are some character that I got in both version, and here they are… although it’s not an update photo, sorry ^^’ the collection’s been growing over these years, but there are only 2-3 more pairing characters, and I haven’t took their group picture yet,oh well

like father like son, genes really are a strong bond…

SD ZAKUs

SD Zaku from various SD Color Gundam series (gashapon)
Manufacturer: Bandai

ZAKOOO ZAKOOO TIMMEEEE!!
heheh, my most favourite grunt from Japanese mecha series all the time!!
Zaku is one of the most famous grunt mecha from Japanese legendary mecha series, Kidous Senshi Gundam / Mobile Suit Gundam

and as a Zeon mechas big fans, I’m collecting almost every variations of Zaku
this time, it’s the SD version’s chance to got all the spotlight, later I’ll share another figure type of this green dudes

what is a Gashapon?

so, what is this gashapon thingy?
gashapon actually is a vending machine system, introduced for the first time around 70′s in Japan and later became a very popular trend
commonly, this term was use to describe any toys came from a capsule like container from a random vending machine, the toy itself usually need a minor assembly before it could be display or play with

nowadays, the most common gashapon system that we could find almost everywhere is the one which developed by Bandai,the Capsule Station Gashapon, it looks somethin like this

although there are also a lot of other gashapon developer such as Yuujin

“gashapon” term itself came from the machine sound, after you inserted the coin and spin the circular lever in front, the machine will stir the container and make “gacha-gacha” sounds until your random capsule will fall down to the tray and make a “pon” sound…

hundreds of Japanese character has been produced as gashapon, and even some US character and the latest trend, the urban toys such as Touma’s Time Capsule series
There are many hardcore collectors for this kind of toys, me myself also a fans of this figure type, it was one of my early collection

this vending system already spread all over the world, it also became a common sight in my country started 2-3 years ago
well, you guys who live in Japan are very lucky, there are many huuuuge gashapon paradise scattered all over the country, like this one in the Yodobashi Camera Umeda Osaka

some gashapon machine contains a rare figure series or a popular one, so people usually make a hunt for this machine also when they travel to Japan or other places

happy hunting then