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Warning! This idea comes from Mr. Sato.

As you probably know by now, willpower, as it pertains to gacha capsule toys, isn’t our strong suit here at SoraNews24. Our inability to resist the urge to buy all the cool and quirky trinkets we encounter is one of the reasons Mr. Sato’s pockets are always stuffed with 100-yen coins every time he goes out (the other is that the jangling noise from all that loose change makes it easier for us to find him if he gets lost).

So when Mr. Sato spotted a capsule machine selling miniature, and moving, revolving sushi figurines, he quickly slipped his hand into his pocket, pulled out four hundred-yen coins, and fed them into the machine.

The clever round design means that the bottom half of the capsule itself forms the base of the toy. With only two variations in the series, this is about as risk-free as gacha toys get, since the only difference is in their color and the types of sushi replicas included.

Mr. Sato’s white version came with five plates for his little pieces of salmon, chutoro (fatty tuna), inari (fried tofu), tamago (egg) and nama ebi (raw shrimp).

You also get a little sign listing the types of sushi, like the ones at real-life revolving kaitenzushi (revolving sushi) restaurants, plus a pair of tiny chopsticks. Why chopsticks? Because Spinning Panic Kaitenzushi, as manufacturer Yell calls it, isn’t just a toy, but a game too! Wind the figurine up, and the plates start moving around, and you’re supposed to use your chopsticks to …continue reading