Miniature Mascots – Stationery Toy Capsule Fun

Toy capsule vending machines can be quite fun.

I saw these toy capsule vending machines in Manchester's Chinatown (photo from 2007).
I saw these toy capsule vending machines in Manchester’s Chinatown (photo from 2007).

In Japan there is a series of toy capsules, called ‘Miniature Mascots’. They are released with specific themes, e.g. sewing machines, camping gear, etc., as well as season.

Toy Capsules X Stationery cross-over = fun.

You can now get the first season of the stationery with products from Carl, Mitsubishi-Uni, Nichiban, King Jim and Max.

Have a look at this Carl Angel 5 Royal: You can even turn the handle.

https://gph.is/2vMci5Y

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Here’s my little collection.

Carl’s Angel 5

Carl's Angel 5 Miniature Mascot
Carl’s Angel 5 Miniature Mascot

The star of the collection (because it’s pencil related and the handle can be turned).

Carl's Angel 5 Miniature Mascot
Carl’s Angel 5 Miniature Mascot

There’s also a blue version.

Carl's Angel 5 Miniature Mascot
Carl’s Angel 5 Miniature Mascot

Nichiban’s tape dispenser and refill

Nichiban's tape dispenser and refill
Nichiban’s tape dispenser and refill

Also available in yellow.

Max’s HD-10D stapler

Max's HD-10D stapler
Max’s HD-10D stapler

Max’s HD-10D stapler, with refill 10-1M

Uni’s Posca markers

Uni's Posca markers
Uni’s Posca markers

Uni’s Posca markers, also officially available in the West.

King Jim’s Label Printer PRO SR970

King Jim's Label Printer PRO SR970
King Jim’s Label Printer PRO SR970

I’d like to thank Yumiko for these Miniature Mascots.

4 thoughts on “Miniature Mascots – Stationery Toy Capsule Fun”

  1. Cute! Japanese Toy Capsules are called “Gachapon” after the noise the vending machine makes after you feed it. See this for more guaranteed fun:

    * Gachapon: Capsule Toy Adventure in Akihabara ★ ONLY in JAPAN

  2. David, thank you for your comment and the link. I had a look at the video. Wow, a whole store of vending machines, four rows on top of each other… Incredible.

  3. Oh. My. God!!!!! How can I get the Carl’s Angel 5? And how much was it? That is just the cutest thing and I want one!!!!

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