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Weird and cute: Japan's capsule toys see growing fan base

Figurines of women wearing office clothes, whose arms or legs are designed to hang over the edge of a glass, displayed at manufacturer Kitan Club. Attention to detail is what set Japanese capsule toys apart.


A TINY replica of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus and a plastic cat squatting on sushi: just two of the weird-and-wonderful capsule toys that have become a multi-million-dollar craze in cute-obsessed Japan.

The industry is now worth an estimated 30 billion yen (S$357.4...

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