Albero Gatchapon Festival

Well, you'd need to be blind to miss the Gatchapon Festival happening in Albero at the moment. I've been sorting out my inventory (down to 24k now, but I still have a bunch of stuff to unpack! ) and doing little else, and I've still been hearing about it everywhere! So, I decided to check it out today.

For those of you not in the know, a Gatchapon, or Gachapon is a Japanese capsule toy machine. Kind of like the gumball machines, that give candy, or those rubber bouncy ball machines. You put in an amount (it used to be 100Y when I was over there) and get a random chance of getting a neat toy. The great thing about Gatcha is that the Japanese have taken it to a whole new level, offering really great toys any kid (or adult) would want-- making Gatcha's very collectable. I love Gatcha in real life-- and I LOVE them in Second Life, as well. Albero's festival, as I understand it, has invited every vendor on their Albero and Ciccolata sims to participate and offer Gatchapon toys in their machines, with new toys every day! They're not free, but they're very affordable, and super cute to boot -- This is what I've found so far!

So, Artilleri really caught my eye, as she has one of the cutest prizes in the sim! Really cute beach stuff! I spent most of my money there, and luckily got no repeats! I also had a try at Katat0nik's machine-- but SL was being stupid so it ate four of my tries! however, later, I tried again and managed to get a bunch of cute hair and things. So here we go!

Bikini: Artilleri - Gatcha Bikini Seafoam - $35L - (Gatchapon Random Chance!)
Towel & Accessories: Artilleri - Gatcha Towel Seafoam - $35L - (Gatchapon Random Chance!)
Radio: Artilleri - The Levine Radio Pink - $35L - (Gatchapon Random Chance!)
Letter: Sanu - Love Letter - Gatchapon Machine - $52L - (Random Chance Color! Click on it and you get a poem!)

Headphones: Katat0nik - Black/Grey Cupcake Headphones - $25L - (Gatchapon Random Color Chance!)
Hair: Katat0nik - Pink Gacha Jamz Hair - $35L - (Gatchapon Random Color Chance)
Skin: ...showfunky - Olga in Love Skin - $80L - (Gatchapon Random Chance!)
Love Poem: Sanu - Love Poem - $0L - (You get it when you click on the love letter object in the other picture! 1 in 12 to be had.)

I have more Gatcha things to blog, but no time! My cache got cleared and my inventory is re-rezzing again, and I still need to sort between 23k of it, so I better leave it here. I'm thinking of blogging once a week now, because the frequency I did it at before took up all my time... also, my downloads are capped now, so I can't come on every day like I used to-- my downloads in SL used to be unetered before. So phooey. But I hope you like my first entry in more than a year!

- Duns