Gachapon toys are dispensed in vending machines all over Japan. The toys come in these small plastic capsules. The name Gchapon is said to mimic the sound that the machines make when the capsules are dispensed.
Gachapon toys replicate many curious things like little medical models, tiny replicas of food and even the Gachapon vending machines themselves.
This is a small sampling of the many styles that are available.
The toy Gachapon machines actually work. Buy turning the knob you can actually dispense a miniature capsule.
Each machine comes with several tiny capsules that contain small pogs. This one features a Sanrio character. The coin gives an idea of scale.