Gashapon: One Piece Wan Piece Mascots

One Piece Wan Piece GashaponAs if a cat themed One Piece gashapon release, would not have been amazing enough for 2017, Bandai gave us another stroke of genius to put One Piece characters in little doggy suits. After Nyan Piece, it is now finally time for Wan Piece! Just like their kitty pioneers, it is a collection out of six figures. I love that they are not keychains, so they will not end up with a hole in their head. Continue reading Gashapon: One Piece Wan Piece Mascots

One Piece Halloween Gashapon

My whole collection!The actual current gashapon machines.It has been a while, since I wrote about anything One Piece related, which is one of my favorite manga and anime. I first discovered a One Piece Halloween gashapon series in Japan in 2015 and I could not help myself, but fall in love with Luffy’s figure. I just think that he is the cutest with this big Jack-o’-lantern on his head. Getting him from a capsule machine was next to impossible, but after getting lots of devil fruit keychains (which I am not collecting, by the way) I finally got him from a machine on the last day of our trip in front of the Shounen Jump Store in Tokyo Station.

Luffy 2015 GashaponFrom the back!Luffy 2017 GashaponLittle did I know that in the following years similar Halloween Luffys were going to be released. Last year there were figures for your mobile phone in the gashapon machines and this year, the keychains were back! 2017’s Luffy is basically no different from 2015 with the minor differences of Luffy’s skin looking not as grey, wearing dark red pants instead of blue ones and having his eyes closed. Those figures are so cute, hanging with sunken shoulders like fruit! πŸ˜€ Continue reading One Piece Halloween Gashapon

Gashapon: One Piece Nyan Piece Mascots

Gashapon are one of my favorite things about Japan! I would love to be able to walk down the street and check out the new toys in the capsule machines. Furthermore there is no stigma involved that these tiny toys are only for children, which explains why you can get toys from all sorts of franchises.

The whole Nyan Piece gashapon collection.Today I am going to write about a gashapon series from one of my favorite anime. For years I was not interested in One Piece at all, but now I am up to date with the manga and I am always catching up with the anime. Due to its huge popularity in Japan, there are regular One Piece gashapon releases, but in January Bandai totally hit it out of the park with this adorable and creative Nyan Piece Mascots series. If anybody important at Bandai is reading this: I would absolutely not mind having a second series with more characters! Continue reading Gashapon: One Piece Nyan Piece Mascots