Friday, 12 September 2014

Toy Review - Machine Robo Gashapon

In a curious one-off revival 'classic' Machine Robo gashapon figures were released in 2001 by Bandai. For those who don't know, gashapon are basically vending machine toys; the ones made in Japan are particularly collectible and are of relatively high quality and complexity compared to their Western equivalent. It's often said they're more expensive but compared to the ones seen in UK Toys R Us stores (usually selling Disney figurines and the like rather than generic licence-free stuff) the price doesn't seem too bad - these retailed at ¥200, which is about £1.50. Of course, it could get more expensive as in shops you'd be getting a random one each time.