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#1 kayfabe1985

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:11 AM

Showcase #40: BANDAI BVM-201 Gashapon Machine

 

 

I have been looking for a BANDAI BVM-201 Gashapon machine for the longest time (along with a BVM-101 Gashapon machine) and I came across one recently!

 

This was one of my chase/holy grails for me; the more I collect and with experience I realize that patience is a true virtue.

 

When you least expect it; you will often find what you are looking for. However with Japanese toys or keshigomu in general that is either difficult or expensive without buying from yahoojapan or Japanese retailers that ship abroad.

 

The gashapon machine is a bit banged up but for 3,800 yen I was not going to argue or complain!

 

This is the 3rd Gashapon machine I own (I have 6 others on the way); the first had vintage capsules with Kinkeshi that I took out and rearranged due to and in order to prevent Keshi melting.

 

That one in particular is filled with over 110 capsules and I debated about splitting the capsules and placing them in the BVM-201 machine but changed my mind.

 

I just started putting vinatge kinkeshi inside and of one particular color (Flesh in this case); one thing I have been experimenting with since the end of 2015/2016 is storing Kinkeshi and monitoring them for melting etc

 

I have tried plastic cases, acrylic/plexiglas (methyl methacrylate) and I noticed that as long as you air it out (like opening when stored every so often) and not mixing Kinkeshi colors (keeping the colors separate) its ok.

 

The mixing colors is of course already well known amongst the LRG community.

 

But who knows what happens after 5 years or more; thats my experiment for now in terms of storage: keeping them in Gashapon machines and monitoring the plexiglas acrylic for any reaction.

 

Of course this does not apply to recent Kinkeshi releases starting in 1991 and up or the 2008 releases (those do not seem to experience keshi melting when mixed with each other or different colors). Its almost an exclusive vintage Kinkeshi/keshigomu problem.

 

The BVM-201 has 583 vinatge Flesh colored Kinkeshi and I plan on filling it up; we'll see how long that takes. The Part 4 backing board is also a nice touch to the machine but I think that particular Daishi was probably in the BVM-101 machines.

 

 

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:16 AM

Some pictures of the sides (no flash on some hence the weird resolution).

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:59 AM

Some more pics...

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:02 AM

Comparison pic with another Gashapon Machine: The BVM-201 is massive in comparison...

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Posted 19 June 2020 - 07:45 AM

What does BVM mean?


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Posted 19 June 2020 - 08:43 AM

Maybe "Bandai Vending Machine"?


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Posted 19 June 2020 - 06:05 PM

Good guess.i kinda want one.


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Posted 19 June 2020 - 11:26 PM

I saw these still in use in japan, usually in front a shop or restaurant.

 

and after some digging BVM does stand for Bandai Vending Machine, these are a lot of different models too.


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Posted 20 June 2020 - 09:16 AM

I'd love to acquire one.


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Posted 20 June 2020 - 09:33 AM

Wonder if you could buy a bunch of empty capsules to put Muscle into. Would make for a great display. 


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Posted 20 June 2020 - 05:49 PM

I'd love to acquire one.


I've seen them in well used condition for under $100, and in great condition for around $200+.

But shipping alone on something like that will be like $80 to $100.

I don't see any for sale right now though.

Also these don't look to be that common so most kinkeshi probably wasn't sold in these type of machines.
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Posted 24 June 2020 - 07:21 AM

Well, the Mounts I have all say BVM on them, so they must've been sold in SOME style of BVM.

 

and if I were to buy one it'd be purchased in Japan and transported home with me.


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Posted 25 June 2020 - 02:57 AM

There are many Bandai Machines...

Early models pictured here likely held kinnikuman.

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Also I found this interesting...
[The generic term for Gacha Gacha is Capsule Toy, but do you know that the names used by Gacha Gacha makers differ?

"Gashapon" is the name of Gacha Gacha registered by Bandai as a trademark.

 Bandai uses the Gacha Gacha, which were already called Gacha Gacha and Gachapon. Now unified to "Gashapon".

Gashapon was registered when SD Gundam was released in 1985.

TAKARA TOMY Arts (formerly Eugene) has registered it under the name "Gacha".]

... So technically Gashapon is only Bandai products, and Takara Tomy Arts is only considered Gacha. Haha

Edited by Ericnilla, 25 June 2020 - 02:57 AM.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 06:21 AM

I think I mentioned that once way back how Gashapon was explicitly the Romanization and trademark used for Bandai capsule toys, but the generic word is still "gashapon" or "gachapon" or however you'd prefer to translate it. Bandai's done the same thing with "shokugan" (candy toys) more recently too.


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