5 piece set of key chains features robots, aliens, sentient poo
Before hitting it big with Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama terrorized the pages of Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine with the sometimes scatological adventures of Arale Norimaki, a little robot girl, and the many strange inhabitants of Penguin Village. Now there's a new line of gashapon toys celebrating Toriyama's break-out 1980 gag manga, Dr. Slump.
The toys include:
Arale Norimaki, the protagonist of Dr. Slump, known for running at great speeds and knocking over trees with her forehead.
Gacchan, a strange creature hatched from a time-traveling egg.
King Nikochan, the incompetent leader of a race of alien conquerors.
Nikochan's slightly more competent subordinate.
My personal favorite: Unchi-kun. Because who wouldn't want an anthropomorphic poop for a keychain?
The gashapon toys are available at vending machines throughout Japan beginning in late April. They sell for 300 yen ($2.51 US) a piece.
Source: Comic Natalie
Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.