Gachapon: Tracing the evolution of Japan's colorful toy capsules | The Japan Times

Glorious gachapon offer cheap thrills, no bills required Special To The Japan Times Where else but Japan could you buy a miniature version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" figure crouching over a squat toilet, horror-struck? It's one of thousands of ingeniously designed trinkets you can buy for a pittance from toy machines across the nation.