Zelda GashaponI don’t really try to hide my incredible reserves of nerd lust from anyone. In fact, usually when I meet a woman that I’d like to let ruin my life for a year or two (girlfriend, in laymens terms) I try to wear whatever geek apparel I can piece together from my wardrobe, just to prepare them for whatever they’re going to nag me about in the future. That being said, I think I’m going to annoy my current gf with some of these Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Gashapon figures. For those of you who aren’t up on all things otaku, here’s a short breakdown from the Gashapon entry over at Wikipedia:

Gashapon (ガシャポン, Gashapon?) or gachapon (ガチャポン, gachapon?), also referred to as “capsule toy”, is a Japanese onomatopoeia, made up of two sounds: “gacha” for the turning of a crank on a toy vending machine, and “pon” for the sound of the toy capsule dropping into the receptacle. It is used to describe both the machines themselves, and any toy obtained from them.

Gashapon machines are similar to the coin-operated toy vending machines seen outside of grocery stores and other retailers in other countries. While American coin-operated vending toys are usually cheap, low-quality products, sold for a quarter or 50 cents, Japanese Gashapon can cost anywhere from 100 – 500 yen (Equal to $1–$5 US) and are normally a much higher quality product.

And for anyone with a tenuous grip on the English language, here’s the definition of onomatopoeia.

Back on subject, the only reason that these cute little bastards are going to annoy my object of affection is due to the sheer volume that I’m going to have to order, considering the randomness of delivery, quantity of available figures, and excellently low price. On the plus side, I know a lot of people who like Zelda for whom I purchased jack and shit for Christmas, so I’ll be able to pick through whatever I’d like and then pass along the 8 duplicate Linebeck figures.

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By Sharkey

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