Japanese Literal Translation:??????
"Gashapon" Okay, is from the world of anime … and relates to toy figures of anime, but I can not find a literal translation. Can anyone help? Thank you. Does "toy capsule?" That's the closest thing I can see. Help? Now, my second question is why are Japanese "toys" so fresh capsule, while the majority of U.S. are terribly horrible, full of unspeakable garbage? Perhaps if Disney / Pixar began to sell interesting things, which could start a trend here too. LOL
Yes, it does mean the plaything of the capsule. It is an onomatopoeia, made up of two sounds: "Gacha" for turning a crank on a toy machine vending, and "call" for the sound of the toy capsule dropping into the receptacle. It is used to describe both the machines themselves, and any toy obtained of them.