The Catzilla Vending Machine

Catzilla

Overcome with a burning need for yet more weird plastic toys (hey, don’t pretend this doesn’t happen to you!) I was poking around in my favorite Akihabara gachagacha emporium when I discovered THIS:

Yes! It's what Japan's favorite irradiated lizard would look like if it were a cat!

Yes! It’s what Japan’s favorite irradiated lizard would look like if it were a cat!

With two tails! (Rather a lucky mutation, since three ears or four eyes or sixteen feet might not be quite as cute...)

With two tails! (Rather a lucky mutation, since three ears or four eyes or a hundred millipede-like feet might not be quite as cute…)

And I only had to spin the wheel six times to get all of them! (OW! OW! PANTS ON FIRE! Okay, so I burned through so many hundred yen coins trying to get them all that I could have done a months' worth of laundry DON'T TELL MY MOM)

And I only had to spin the wheel six times to get all of them. (OW! OW! PANTS ON FIRE! OW! Okay, okay, the truth is, I sunk so many hundred yen coins trying to get them all that I could have done a months’ worth of laundry DON’T TELL MY MOM)

If you’d like to visit the Akihabara area the next time you’re in Tokyo, photos & maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. And although this series may be sold out by the time you’re next in Tokyo, there will be plenty more to take its place! If you’d like to discover the latest, greatest gachagacha yourself, a guide to the best gachapon hunting spots in Tokyo (with maps!) are on the Tokyo travel blog too. Happy hunting!

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