Vinyl Artist Gacha (sometimes abbreviated to “VAG”) by Medicom Toy is a line of capsule toys that feature designs from talented artists across the globe rendered as small soft vinyl (also known as sofubi or sofvi) figurines. Typically new lines of Vinyl Artist Gacha are released four times a year, showcasing the gacha-designing talents of five different artists. Each individual mini-figure has five color variations to collect, making them a fun addition to any designer toy enthusiast’s collection!
Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 23
Release Date: June 2020
Anthony – Kaori Hinata
Vinyl Artist Gacha veteran Kaori Hinata returns in the 23rd series of VAG. Anthony, a little bear with horns, is the latest creation from Hinata and is reminiscent of her popular Morris character.
Nezumi no Chucchu – Konosuke Chishima
The artist Konosuke Chishima works with Medicom for the first time in the latest VAG release. The cute little mouse thief comes in five color variations, each with a different expression.
Bystander – BRIDGE SHIP HOUSE
The popular designer toy company BRIDGE SHIP HOUSE teams up with Medicom Toy to bring out a series of Vinyl Artist Gacha with a new character known as Bystander.
Lil’ Sad Franky – HEAD LOCK STUDIO
Lil’ Sad Franky is a cute and quirky character from the designers at HEAD LOCK STUDIO. The Frankenstein’s Monster-inspired character looks creepily cute in each of his five color variations.
Koichi and Nyon-Nyon – 0313
Japanese illustrator 0313 lends their talents once again to Vinyl Artist Gacha with their popular fox-like character Koichi and his friend Nyon-Nyon, who is always seen perching on Koichi’s head.
Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 22
Release Date: April 2020
Yuuki Daydreamer shows his unique take on the traditional Japanese Daruma in the 22nd series of Vinyl Artist Gacha. The mini-figures come in 5 different colorways, with the darumas baring their shark-like teeth.
A Bear Cub Ice is the second time that Japanese artist MAMES has designed a capsule toy for Vinyl Artist Gacha. The little bears have little crystals for ears and come in five pastel color variations.
The hardcore punk record label owner Brian Schroeder (also known as Pushead) showcases his artistic talents with the skull-cherry hybrid mini-figures in the 22nd series of Vinyl Artist Gacha.
marche de mimi – eri
The marche de mimi figures by Japanese artist eri are just too cute to handle! There are five versions of the capsule toy to collect, each as adorable as the last.
Curio – INSTINCTOY
Medicom Toy teams up with fellow designer toy company INSTINCTOY to create the bear-like creature known as Curio. The gacha comes in five different variations, including psychedelic rainbow- and chocolate sundae-inspired designs.
Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 21
Release Date: September 2019
Kaiju Icey – Seri Norica
Manga-ka Seri Norica designed this super-cute ice cream-inspired Kaiju as part of the 21st series of Vinyl Artist Gacha capsule toys. The Kaiju Icey mini-figures come in five scrumptious colorways and looks sweet enough to give you toothache!
Vonco – Shelterbank
In the 21st collection of VAG, Japanese toy enthusiasts Shelterbank teamed up with Medicom Toy to release these slightly terrifying capsule toys of their popular character Vonco.
Kae no Sofubi vol.1 – Kae Tanaka
Japanese manga-ka and illustrator Kae Tanaka released her first-ever collection of toys with Vinyl Artist Gacha! The figures are typical of Kae’s chibi style, coming in five adorable colorways
Maruke no Maru-chan – Denno Daiku
Denno Daiku is a Japanese artist whose work primarily focuses on kitsune – cunning and magical foxes that are a staple of Japanese folklore. Daiku created the adorable kitsune Maru-chan for his first Vinyl Artist Gacha collection, which comes in five fantastical colors.
Komainu – Jubi Sakuseisho
Komainu are lion-like dog statues that sit at the entrance of Shinto shrines in Japan and are said to ward off evil spirits. Jubi Sakuseisho has designed five mini versions of these little dogs, so you can have spiritual protection in the palm of your hand.
Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 20
Release Date: September 2019
The 20th collection of Vinyl Artist Gacha featured designs solely from the Japanese illustrator Kaori Hinata, who is best known for her character Morri the Cat with Antlers, who is an adorable little cat with deer antlers.
Classy Morris the Cat with Antlers – Kaori Hinata
This rendition of the popular character sees Morris in his Sunday best, complete with a suave top hat! Classy Morris comes in five colors, so be sure to collect them all.
Kitty Morris the Cat with Antlers – Kaori Hinata
Kitty Morris has Morris notably anter-less, but still looking cute as ever! For this collection of capsule toys, the little kitty is wears an adorable overall and shirt combination in all five of his colorways.
Pooka – Kaori Hinata
Pooka is a sheep-like little monster who is a friend of the mischievous Morris and comes in five sepia-toned color variations.
Kinora – Kaori Hinata
Kinora is another friend of Morris, a deer-like creature who appears to be wearing a mushroom-shaped hat, and also has five different colorways to collect.
Ghost Morris the Cat with Antlers- Kaori Hinata
Ghost Morris is a spooky addition to the Morris family, but no less cute! The five variations of this capsule toy all hold mirrors and have a monotone color palette.
Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 19
Release Date: June 2019
Constantine Friend of Morris – Kaori Hinata
Constantine is a cute little bunny character designed by the creator of Morris, Kaori Hinata. You can collect five versions of Constantine,all dressed to impress in adorable button-up coats.
Chibi Utsubo-Kaeru – Karuchura
Japanese designer Karuchura worked with Medicom Toy to create five versions of their frog character Chibi Utsubo-Kaeru. The mini-figures look ready to gobble up some flies and would make a colorful addition to any designer toy aficionado’s collection.
Tokyo Togari is a playful 3-year old duck who loves to try new foods, write in his diary, and go on adventures. The playful duck collaborated with Medicom Toy to bring out his very own line of Vinyl Artist Gacha capsule toys, which comes in five different adorable colors.
Ocean Probe Robot Denshikodako – Hakuro
Denshikodako is a squid-inspired robot who came from outer space to learn more about Earth’s oceans. The Japanese illustrator Hakuro designed the little robot who came to life as mini-figures in the 19th series of Vinyl Artist Gacha.
Kumanokumakuma – Hikari Bambi
The patchwork bear Kumanokumakuma is a character designed by Hikari Bambi, and is never seen without his fashionable beret. This collection of mini-figures comes in five pastel color variations.
Matthew – BRIDGE SHIP HOUSE
Matthew is a four-eyed bear created by the designer toy company BRIDGE SHIP HOUSE. The Vinyl Artist Gacha collection of mini-figures reimagines BRIDGE SHIP HOUSE’s most popular character in five fashionable colorways.
Vinyl Artist Gacha Series 18
Release Date: March 2019
Koichi and Nyon-Nyon – 0313
The adorable Koichi and Nyon-Nyon by Japanese illustrator 0313 look super-adorable in their first collection with Vinyl Artist Gacha. You can collect the adorable duo in five different colors, each as adorable as the next.
Dancing Cat Buttons – MAMES
If you’re a fan of quirky-cute designs, then you’ll love the Dancing Cat Buttons Vinyl Artist Gacha collection by illustrator MAMES! Buttons has been lovingly stitched up and comes in five different designs including all black, and several calico patterns.
Seedlas Baby – Shoko Nakazawa
Seedlas Baby is designed by the Japanese illustrator Shoko Nakazawa and is just too cute for words! The axolotl-esque creature comes in five different colors and is one of the most popular collections to come from Vinyl Artist Gacha.
Godzilla Kyoryuju Tamago Chirabo – Kyoryuju Series
Godzilla fans, this one’s for you! The mighty Godzilla has been chibi-fied in this collection of sofubi figures, and comes in five different vibrant colors.
Cheese – Toysbian
Toysbian is a popular designer toy company from China who collaborated with Vinyl Artist Gacha to bring out five versions of their popular character Cheese.
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