Sunday, May 26, 2019

AIEEEE! It's a Gashadokuro!

Speaking of spooky skeletons (see our last post too), Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki is one of my favorite horror manga and anime series-- click HERE to learn more about it-- and today's wonderfully detailed gashapon post (aka a Japanese vending machine toy that comes in a plastic capsule) documents the classic moment when everyone's favorite supernatural yokai kid, Kitaro, meets a terrifying Gashadokuro-- aka a giant starving skeleton!

This ten piece, snap together scene may look giant in these photos, but it's actually only a few inches high, and superbly designed just like all of the other toys in this series-- a few more of which I will post here over the summer occasionally to show you! For now, here's the instruction sheet and legend that also comes inside the plastic capsule with the toy pieces:

Thank you again to the super lovely Slaylien for hooking me up with these incredibly fun toys. And find out more about the ghastly giant Gashadokuro by CLICKING HERE!


joecab said...

It also appears under the same name as a character in the video game series Yo-Kai Watch.

Mr. Karswell said...

That looks like a fun game, and hilarious that they made him cranking his own personal gashapon device, haha

Mr. Cavin said...

I really dig model instruction sheets for some reason. The fewer words they have--and the more confusing pictographic directions--the better. This one is great! I also really like the model itself, of course. The gashadokuro looks just as surprised as KitarĊ.

Mr. Karswell said...

I wish the gashapon machines here in the US had a better variety of Japanese stuff, but I’d probably spend a fortune on everything and it’s rarely easy to get complete sets where instead you wind up getting many doubles and triples of figures. Vending machine torture or blind boxed toys, it’s all the same and I never stop falling for them