New taiko gacha capsule toys let you play Japanese drums with true-to-life sound

Now anyone can learn to play traditional Japanese drums, and there’s a safe that needs breaking into too!

We’re always on the hunt for new and exciting gacha capsule toys, which seem to be continually upping the ante every time a new range is released. Now, there’s yet another reason to go hunting for the plastic vending machines that dispense these little miniatures, because there’s a chance you’ll come across this latest collection from Tama Kyu, famous for their “New Standard Capsule Toy” releases.

▼ Say hello to the “Maji de Naru Taiko

Maji de Naru Taiko” translates to “Taiko That Seriously Sounds“, a name that captures the feeling of surprise people will get when they hit the little drum and discover that it seriously works, replicating the sound of a genuine taiko drum.

Real drums can cost hundreds of dollars to purchase, but these little toys retail for 300 yen (US$2.89) each, making them a much more affordable option for those wanting to enjoy taiko at home. The five colours in the range are:

▼ Brown

▼ Dark Brown

▼ Red

▼ Black

▼ Gold

The design of each drum has been faithfully reproduced to look and sound like a real …continue reading