Kitan Club – Capsule toy “Koppu no Fuchiko” – Tiny OL girl in cute poses hanging on the edge of a cup – International Tokyo Toy Show 2013
Yesterday we went to International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 and found so many Gashapon machines (also called Gachapon or Gacha Gacha) there. Gashapon means capsule toys and the machine works like this: Insert about ¥100-¥400 (price is different depending on a toy) to the machine and turn the handle and then you will get a small toy in a capsule.
Gashapon is usually used for something fun mainly for kids. When kids got a small amount of money from their parents, they run to the Gashpon machines and compete to collect as many toys as possible with their friends. However, recently it’s been changing. There are more different varieties of toys out there that adults can enjoy, which tickle adult collectors’s hearts, for example, detailed figures of anime that adults got really involved with when they were younger such as Gumdam and Dragonball.
Now I would like to introduce one of the currently most popular and interesting capsule toys. It’s “Koppu no Fuchiko”. Fuchiko is an OL that stands for “Office Lady” meaning female office worker in Japanese. It’s a tiny girl’s figure, whose name is Fuchiko, that you can hang at the edge of a cup. She holds several different poses in her OL uniform and for some rare ones she is in bikinis. People love the adorable way she looks and funny poses, and they say that she heals their fatigue.
One Gashapon for “Koppu no Fuchiko” costs only 200 yen, however it’s being sold in more expensive prices in auction sites.
New series (6 models and 1 secret model) will be out in mid-June and fans will go crazy for collecting all of the new models including the secret model again.