This Is Not a Drill! A Gashapon Store in Manila Is Opening Soon
by: The Beat Asia
October 13, 2023
Prepare to indulge in the world of collectibles, figurines, trinkets, and everything tiny and cute at this soon-to-open Gashapon store in Manila!
“[Y]our favorite capsule toys from Japan is coming to Mitsukoshi Mall soon! Ready your tokens,” architecture and design studio Tanhuanco Andaluz (T+A) said on their Facebook page as they unveil the floor plan of the upcoming pop culture haven.
No further details, however, have been revealed aside from its location at Mitsukoshi Mall in Bonifacio Global City. The official opening date has also yet to be announced, and fans might have to wait for a while to get another update.
Nevertheless, pop culture enthusiasts and collectors can start to eagerly anticipate the thrill of getting these vending machine-dispensed capsules filled with delightful surprises.
Gashapon, also called gachapon, is a trademark of multinational toy manufacturer and distributor Bandai Co. Ltd. Its store concept originated in Japan and has influenced the pop culture of the country, which immediately spread across the globe.
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