Trading toys & Gashapon, open or sealed?

Trading toys and Gashapon, opened or sealed?

  • I prefer them sealed

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  • I prefer them open so I know what i'm getting

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Completely Average High School Student
How would you guys actually prefer to order these items?

unopened so it's a suprise, or opened so you know what you're getting?

opened seems to prove a more expensive option to the consumer, as the seller will always be left over with duplicates thus pushing the price up.

Am just curious.



Stand User
Buying them sealed is annoying, or at least that's what I find! I bought a set of 10 sealed Pretty Cure Gashapon toys from Japan, I ended up with 4 of one, 4 of another and 1 each of two more and didn't end up with all 5 figures in the set!


Pokémon Master
Yeah, or you could sell the spares in a sale where it would be lucky dip what you got, or you could give them away when someone spends a certain amount of money or buys a certain thing


Completely Average High School Student
yeah I was looking at a certain carton, can't remember which one it was, but it was a box of 12, 2 sets of 4 plus repeated ones :

2 * 1
2 * 2
3 * 3
2 * 4
3 * 5

and it was the same for every carton!! so there's always gonna be a surplus!

but I guess the point is that they're trading figures!

I started all of this because I saw loads of UK sites and HK sites selling sets for £14.99 then £5 delivery!

for me personally I think £20 for £5 worth of goods is far too much!

/end Rant!


Thousand Master
I prefer them opened beause if there not its the kind of thing I would spend so much money on to find a certain character, but if its like a box of them then sealed, because I got the first ones of the naruto toys and discovered the apparently rare Sexy no Justu figure which was a nice suprise.


Completely Average High School Student
yeah I bought a few initial D sets in Hong Kong

from a specialist Gashapon shop, One of the sets contained a blue subaru impreza, which isn't on any of the boxes/inserts, it's a mega rare jobber



Brigade Leader
While having sealed ones is fun because you never know what you're gonna get, I'm also going to vote 'open', for the same reasons as everybody else...


Pokémon Master
Also i was thinking, that while i do want them unsealed so i know what i'm getting, i would also like the set placed back in the original box they came in, as i do like to collect things properly, this especially applies to things like the BLEACH Zanzoshu 1 Trading Figures as i believe i heard they have been discontinued