Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Will Miss #365 - capsule machines
Things may have changed since I was living back home, but most of the capsule (or bubble) machines that sold little plastic balls with an item inside were designed for kids. Not only that, but the stuff you got in them was pretty crappy and tended to hold ones attention for about 15 minutes then end up mashed into the carpet of your parents' car when you returned home. In Japan, there are plenty of capsule machines for kids, but there are vast numbers quite clearly designed to cater to the tastes of adults.
They sell very peculiar items which cater to esoteric tastes in these capsule machines, and I'll miss them.