Saturday, 16 June 2007

Sold Out

4 weeks of work have flown out in 24 hours! Very happy that people have enjoyed the machine, though the thought of making another 200 refills makes me want to run away screaming. The interaction of the crowd with the machine forms the final element of this project, and it was a pleasant success. Some highlights:

- People were swapping the balls with each other...even between strangers! Some went looking for other visitors with gashapon to ask for a trade.

- The Political Icons set sold out the fastest (by far) because everyone wanted Bin Laden. Someone did get him, though I don't know who!

- Despite conspiracy theories, I did not rig the machine to give everyone Dick Cheneys...that was just very unfortunate coincidence.

- At many times during the evening there was a queue of people waiting to use the machine. Received lovely feedback from parents, japanese visitors and a few strangers on the street (who must've recognised me from the dress).

- Matt left his coveted Britney Ball unattended for one second and it got stolen! Sadly all the others had been sold so I couldn't get him a replacement.

- There were a few slight problems with coins getting stuck in the mechanism. If anyone had a pound swallowed then I'd be more than happy to give a refund.


igtica said...

The work on your projects is astounding Joanna! Making all those toys for the Gashapons! Lucky people who got one! I had no idea you'd designed a Momiji range (must look at you site more often). I adore Momiji anyway, so it's fantastic to find you've designed a range as I love your character designs. Where do you find the time! Where ever it's definately worth it tenfold at least!

sof said...

je suis une grande fan des machine à gashapon. Je voulais savoir si tu ne connaisais pas un fournisseur qui pourrait me louer ou me vendre ses machines.
Pour une grande quantité et s'il est possible de les personnaliser ?
Bien à toi. Sophie

Anonymous said...

Cool Project Joanna!

Salut sophie, je suis en France et j'ai quelques adresses de distributeurs sur notre territoire (monayeur euro) si ca t'interesse :