The Daily Manila Shimbun


Tenfold-Size Pill Bug to Join “Gashapon” Toy Lineup

June 21, 2018

Tokyo- Model pill bugs that are about 10-fold the size of real ones will be added to the lineup of Bandai Co.'s "Gashapon" vending machine-dispensed capsule toys from late August, the company has announced.

Unlike other items sold in the machines, the 14-centimeter-long toy pill bugs will appear from the machines not in capsules but bare-naked in a curled-up position with a diameter of 7.4 centimeters.

The toy imitates the tiny creature's body structure that enables it to curl up, Bandai said.

"Both children and adults may be surprised to see them rolling out of Gashapon machines," a Bandai official said.

The coin-operated vending machines will sell the toy pill bugs, which will come in black, blue and white, for 500 yen each. Jiji Press