Bandai Namco to Open World’s Biggest Gatchapon Store in Ikebukuro

Gashapon Department Store flagship store

Bandai Namco Amusement will be opening theirGashapon Department Store flagship store in Ikebukuro'sSunshine City this weekend, aiming tothe world's largest collection of gashapon machines in one store–a whopping 3,000 machines! New machines will feature characters from Dragon Ball Superwill be ripe for collecting, with the store also having classic gashapon machines availablethat has been resurrected for the store.

Gashapon Department Store flagship store

This will be the 17thGashapon Department Store Bandai Namco Amusement has opened up since August last year and will be the biggest yet at1,256 square meters, or 13,519 square feet. The store will confirm their claim of “Most capsule toy vending machines at a single venue” with Guinness World Records on March 18.

Some gashaponavailable on opening day:

Premium Dragon Ball SuperGoku Gashapon

Gashapon Department Store flagship store

Lipton Tea Lipton Miniature Charm

Gashapon Department Store flagship store

Mobile Suit Gundam Gashapon Warrior

Gashapon Department Store flagship store

Exclusive Hashtag charms

Gashapon Department Store flagship store

The store will also feature photo walls, special events, lotteries, and even interactive activities.Gashapon Department Store will be opening on February 26 on the 3rd floor of theSunshine City World Import Mart Building. Guess we'll have to save our 100 yen coins for next time we're in the neighborhood!

Source: PR Times

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Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff calledTheDoctorDazza, tweets at@DoctorDazza,and posts photos of his travels onInstagram.

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