Friday, September 22, 2017

Snow White Yujin Gashapon Figures & Toys

Gashapon (or gachapon) are tiny vending machine capsule toys sold in Japan. In the US, vending toys tend to be cheap and of a low-quality. Yet Japanese gashapon are just the opposite--with greater fine detailing. Many are made from high-grade PVC plastic. They cost more and are highly sought-after as collectable items.

The following Snow White gashapon were purchased directly from vending machines in Japan and images come to us courtesy of the Cheryl Ridge Collection. They date from the late 1990s to early 2000s. The figures range in size from around 2 to 8 cm tall. This first set is by Tomy, the rest were produced by Yujin, now a subsidiary of Takara Tomy ARTS. In addition to the figures, lots of other capsule items have also been issued--tiny stationary, mugs, plates, towels.

  • Tomy Snow White Figure Collection. Set of eight.

  • Yujin Disney Character Figure Collection. A multi-set series with lots of characters. This is set no.6 which features eight mini figures including Snow White and Dopey. Each comes with a clear stackable and connectable display case.

  • Yujin Snow White Figurines. Set of eight. Larger and heavier than other Yujin series.

  • Yujin Snow White Mini Blister Pack Collection. Set of eight.

  • Yujin Seven Dwarfs Stationary Toys. Set of seven figures, tree sections, and stationary items. Happy/crayons, Sleepy/pencil, Dopey/sticky tape dispenser, Doc/magnets, Grumpy/pen, Sneezy/paper clips, Bashful/pencil sharpener. Individual log sections can be stacked to form a tree.

  • Yujin Disney Character Mini Mug Cups. Ceramic, not plastic. Snow White included in series. Two movie scenes on each. Set of 12 (11 pictured below).

  • Yujin Disney Character Mini Plates. Ceramic, not plastic. Snow White included in series. Set size unknown.

  • Yujin Disney Character Metal Plate Selection (keychains). Snow White included in series. Set of 10.

  • Yujin Disney Princess Mini Handkerchiefs. Set of six. Includes Snow White. Measure approximately 16 cm across.

  • Yujin Snow White. Series unknown. Measures 4 cm high.
These last images via ebay.

See a 2014 gashapon series of Disney Princess statue figures in an earlier Archive entry. Also the Furuta Choco Egg Set and the Putitto Series.

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