A new attraction in Ikebukuro! The world’s largest large capsule toy specialty store is born with Dawn! “Gashapon Department Store Ikebukuro Main Store” Opened on February 26 (Friday) Challenge Guinness World Records ™ with 3,000 installations

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BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Co., Ltd. will open the Ikebukuro Sohonten, which will be the flagship store of the capsule toy specialty store "Gashapon Department Store", on February 26, 2021 (Friday) in Sunshine City (Ikebukuro, Tokyo).

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"Gashapon Department Store" is a capsule toy specialty store planned, operated and produced by our company. Based on the concept of "enriching Gashapon activities (Gasha activities)" for capsule toy fans who are looking for new products on a daily basis, the largest number of installations and product composition in the area, knowledgeable staff, and apps suitable for calling them department stores. We are disseminating the latest information on capsule toys through valuable experiences at. Since the opening of the Yokohama and Hakata stores in August 2020, we have expanded the number of stores, and we will continue to propose popular products, and the Ikebukuro Sohonten will open as the 17th facility and flagship store nationwide.

Suitable for Ikebukuro, Tokyo, an "international city of art and culture", as a new attraction to disseminate information on capsule toys, which is Japan's leading toy culture, to the world, it can be used for sightseeing, returning to school, and shopping. We aim to be a facility that offers a fun shopping experience that can only be experienced here, such as photography spots and interactive entrance production, where you can easily drop in in between.

Challenge the Guinness World Records with 3,000 installations !
On Thursday, March 18th, we are planning to challenge the Guinness World Records in order to be certified as "the largest number of capsule toy machines in a single venue".
(English name: Most capsule toy vending machines at a single venue)

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" Features "

1: The world's largest (* 1) 3,000 specialty stores are installed! The world's largest assortment of items from characters to miscellaneous goods!

2: From the latest machines to nostalgic exhibits! Bandai's official "Gashapon Official Shop" is now available, where you can see everything about Gashapon!

3: A new attraction in Ikebukuro! Make memories with interactive entrance production and photo spots that can only be found at the main store!

4: "Gasha activity" becomes more fun! Proposal type sales floor & points are accumulated! You can use it! Information arrives! "Namco Point App"

[Gashapon department store official website] https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/others/capsule-toy-store/

* 1 According to our research. * "Gashapon" is a registered trademark of Bandai Co., Ltd.



1: The world's largest 3,000 specialty stores are installed! Overwhelming the world's largest assortment from character to miscellaneous goods!

▲ "Gashapon Department Store Ikebukuro Sohonten" with 3,000 Gashapons lined up on a vast floor of about 1,256㎡

▲ The overall image of "Gashapon Department Store Ikebukuro Sohonten" where 3,000 Gashapons are lined up on a vast floor of approximately 1,256 m2.

2: From the latest machines to nostalgic exhibits!
Bandai's official "Gashapon Official Shop" is now available, where you can see everything about Gashapon!

▲ Gashapon official shop image

▲ Gashapon official shop image

 

Bandai's official "Gashapon Official Shop", which has the largest share in the capsule toy market, will appear in "Gashapon Department Store". Bandai's latest popular products are received as soon as possible, providing a full product lineup. All products in the Gashapon official shop can be searched for inventory from the WEB page, so you can check the sales status of the products you want before visiting the store. In the latest Gashapon corner, we will install "Smart Gashapon" that supports cashless payments and "Premium Gashapon" that is attractive for developing products with an unprecedented sense of luxury.

As a development unique to the Ikebukuro Sohonten, we will disseminate information unique to the official shop, such as a nostalgic Gashapon machine, the latest products, and a chronological table showing the history of Gashapon.

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■ Please check here for product sales status

Where is Gasha? PLUS https://gashapon.jp/shop/gplus_list.php

* You can check the sales status of "Gashapon Official Shop" after the store opens.

3: A new attraction in Ikebukuro! Make memories with interactive entrance production and photo spots that can only be found at the main store!

▲ Ikebukuro main store entrance image

▲ Ikebukuro main store entrance image

 

The entrance, which is suitable for the "main store", welcomes visitors with a powerful video production that resembles a "Gashapon assembly factory". With an interactive mechanism that changes the image by inserting an empty capsule, you can participate in the collection of capsules while having fun.

▲ Ikebukuro main store image

▲ Ikebukuro main store store image

 

In addition, there are hands-on devices such as large objects and deception pictures in the store, and in addition to enjoying the purchase of capsule toys, we hope to become a new tourist attraction of capsule toys so that you can take your memories with you. We offer a fun experience.

4: "Gasha activity" becomes more fun!
Proposal type sales floor & points are accumulated! You can use it! Information arrives! "Namco Point App"!

▲ Ikebukuro main store image

▲ Ikebukuro main store store image

 

The store has an overwhelming number of machines with an overwhelming number of 3,000, one of the largest in the world, providing a shopping experience for capsule toys only here. In order to make "the fun of finding what you are looking for", which is one of the fun of capsule toys, more convenient and fun, it is suitable for diorama shooting, which has been booming recently, in addition to the conventional categorization of boys and girls. We will create new ways to enjoy capsule toys and create a sales floor where you can easily find your favorite products from the unique perspective of the Gashapon department store, such as the "Gasha shooting products" corner and the can badge corner where only products are collected. In addition, there will be 24 booths in the store, such as seasonal scenery and tourist attractions in Tokyo, where you can take pictures of purchased products on the spot. We will develop a sales floor where you can experience the various charms of capsule toys such as searching, finding, throbbing, collecting, and shooting.

In addition, as with the conventional "Gashapon department store," you can collect points and stamps and use them for gift lottery applications and coupons with the cooperation of check-in when visiting the store from the Namco app and collecting empty capsules. I will. You can also check the arrival status and inventory status of products in the app.

・ Namco Point App Download URL: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/app_dl/
* There is a daily limit for stamps that can be collected by collecting capsules.

《Gashapon Department Store Ikebukuro Main Store Opening Commemorative Campaign》

Part 1: Twitter Follow & Retweet Campaign
As "Gashapon's department store Ikebukuro Sohonten opening commemoration", follow the Gashapon department store (official) @gasha_official account and [Official] Bandai Gashapon @Gashapon_Bandai, and retweet the campaign target tweets, a total of 30 by lottery You can win the "Bandai Official Gashapon Machine" that you can enjoy Gashapon at home!

Part 2: Namco App Store Follow & Check-in Campaign
If you follow the Gashapon department store Ikebukuro Sohonten from the Namco Point App, the first 300 people will receive an original eco bag as a gift!
Furthermore, when you visit the store (check-in), you will receive 2,000 points, which is double the points of the app.

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■ Product lineup at the time of opening
You can buy not only Bandai products but also various brands. * This is an example of products handled.

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Ⓒ Bird Studio / Shueisha / Fuji TV / Toei Animation

Ⓒ Bird Studio / Shueisha / Fuji TV / Toei Animation

Ultimate Luminous x HG Series Dragon Ball 01 (3 types in total)
Collaboration between Ultimate Luminous and HG series! The first is Son Goku. Introducing Son Goku, who collects Kamehameha with the largest size of Gashapon! Equipped with a light unit, Kamehameha emits light!
Price: 1500 yen / time Ⓒ Bird Studio / Shueisha / Fuji TV / Toei Animation

© nagano / © Anova

© nagano / © Anova

My own Tsukkomi bear Suyasuya Zzz … Mascot (6 types in total)
A collaboration art product of my own Tsukkomi bear x Gashapon will be released! The good night figure that Nagano drew only for Gashapon is a cute bear mascot. Don't miss it ★
Price: 300 yen / time
© nagano / © Anova

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Lipton Tea Lipton Miniature Charms (7 types in total)
Lipton, the world's No. 1 tea brand! The chilled pack has a cute tag and is now a charm ♪
Price: 300 yen / time

© Sotsu / Sunrise

© Sotsu / Sunrise

Mobile Suit Gundam Gashapon Warrior Forte 13 (6 types in total)
This is the 13th Gashapon Warrior Forte. Lineup centered on "Wing Gundam Zero (EW version)" and "Gundam Deathsize Hell (EW version)"!
Price: 500 yen / time
© Sotsu / Sunrise

Ⓒ BANDAI

Ⓒ BANDAI

[Limited to Gashapon Official Shop]
Attach hashtag-Gashapon department store Gashapon official shop limited Ver.- (5 types in total)
Gashapon department store Gashapon official shop limited version of the rubber mascot with the popular hashtag is now available at the Ikebukuro main store! Lots of words you'll want to wear with your favorite goods!
Price: 200 yen / time Ⓒ BANDAI

Ⓒ BANDAI

Ⓒ BANDAI

[Limited to Gashapon department stores]
My Gashapon Handle-Gashapon Department Store Limited ver.- (4 types in total)
A new way to buy Gashapon! You can enjoy turning the vending machine by using Gashapon as it is! The Ikebukuro main store with the Gashapon department store logo is now available!
Price: 200 yen / time Ⓒ BANDAI

"store information"
Gashapon department store Ikebukuro main store
《Location》 3 1-3 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Sunshine City World Import Mart Building 3F
《Business Hours》 Normal time: 10:00 to 22:00 * Currently, it is open from 10:00 to 20:00 due to the reduced hours.
《Scale》 Total number of installations: 3,000 Sides Facility area: Approximately 1256㎡ (approximately 380 tsubo)
* Business hours may vary to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

■ Key visual

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■ List of department stores in Gashapon that are expanding nationwide
・ Gashapon department store Yokohama World Porters store (opened on August 1, 2020) Total number of installations 2,200
・ Gashapon department store Canal City Hakata store (opened on August 8, 2020) Total number of installations 2,200
・ Gashapon department store Youme Town Kurume store (opened on October 2, 2020) 600 installations
・ Gashapon department store LaLaport Nagoya Minato Aquls store (opened on October 9, 2020) 1,000 installations
・ Gashapon department store You Me Town Hikarinomori store (opened on October 16, 2020) 1,000 installations
・ Gashapon department store Hakata Bus Terminal store (opened on October 30, 2020) 800 installations
・ Gashapon department store LaLaport Ebina store (opened on November 6, 2020) 900 installations
・ Gashapon department store Lazona Kawasaki store (opened on November 13, 2020) 700 installations
・ Gashapon department store Matsudo store (opened December 4, 2020) Total number of installations: 580
・ Gashapon department store Minami Kumamoto store (opened on December 11, 2020) Total number of installations: 620
・ Gashapon department store HEP FIVE store (opened on December 18, 2020) 1,000 installations
・ Gashapon department store Namba Parks store (opened December 19, 2020) 600 installations
・ Gashapon department store Onoda Sunpark store (opened January 20, 2021) 350 installations
・ Gashapon department store Mallage Saga store (opened January 22, 2021) 600 installations
・ Gashapon department store Keyaki Walk Maebashi store (opened on February 5, 2021) 600 installations
・ Gashapon department store AEON MALL Kitatoda store (opened on February 11, 2021) 500 installations

The "Gashapon Department Store" will continue to be expanded into facilities operated by BANDAI NAMCO Amusement and shopping malls.

<< About measures against new coronavirus infections in stores >>
At each department store in Gashapon, we are taking the following measures from the perspective of preventing infections of customers and employees.
・ Please note that employees will guide customers at regular intervals to ensure interpersonal distance.
・ Employees are obliged to check their health before work, and gargle, wash hands, and disinfect.
We will strengthen various infection countermeasures such as wearing a mask and thorough cough etiquette.
・ Admission may be restricted depending on the visitor status.
・ About efforts to prevent new coronavirus infection at our facility
https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/company/NEWS/important/notice_AmusementSpot_cv19.html

* "Gashapon" is a registered trademark of Bandai Co., Ltd.
* Products with the Bandai Official Shop logo are Bandai products.

* This information is current as of the date of announcement. The contents are subject to change without notice after the announcement. Please note.
※The image is an image.
* All prices include tax.

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