First of all, I don’t know about where you come from. So, for those who don’t know (just like me when I first arrived here) a Gachapon ( or Gashapon) machine is a type of vending machine where you insert a coin (or two, depending on the sticker on the machine) and you get a small toy in a capsule. These toys are mostly small collectible figures, cellphone charms, trading cards, and on rarer occasions, more specific things (Like the Pokemon 3Ds Styli found in the Pokemon center.)
The prizes are usually themed around a popular anime, game, character, and sometimes band. And are generally of good quality (at least all the ones I have seen), And Gachapon machines are found nearly everywhere, but mostly around toy shops, game centers, and in Den Den Town.
The next ones were found in the shop from the “Pokemon Center” post.
These next two were taken in Den Den town, outside a shop specialized in… uh…. fangirl stuff
Then, there are sometimes when the Japanese don’t know when to call it quits, and stuff like the next ones happen (These were taken in Bic Camera, a multi-floored electronics’ shop on the toys and games floor.)
Well, with the insane amount of machines, it was very difficult for me not to try them at least once. I picked one that distributed citrus themed charms, and here is the one I got.