I don’t have the best of luck with blind boxes…. but I absolutely adore them.
I found this website based in the UK called Animuk that supplies real japanese gashapons recently and
accidentally clicked buy too many times bought a few Free! figurines that are too cute to ignore.
Skip the big box for the moment and just take a look at the 4 little ones.
The site doesn’t guarantee a full set even if I buy 6 boxes, so I decided to take my chances and buy 4. I want Makoto, followed by Rin, then Haru, and Gou. Nagisa and Rei are my least favourite ones, but I don’t mind them. But whatever is it I get, as long as I get a Makoto I’m happy.
So odds are 4 out of 6. Pretty decent, methinks.
*doki doki* *drumrolls* as I open the first box.
Makoto!! *squeeee* Jackpot in the first box!
OK, I’m happy now. I already have the one I want the most. So whatever comes are bonuses. Onwards to 2nd box….
Er. Ok. Still happy. These figures come with 2 expressions. Just rotate the hair and change it. I can display the 2 makotos side by side.
Onwards to 3rd box….
This time, it’s Rin! *does happy dance* Hopefully box no. 4 is Haru. And I’ll be very very happy indeed.
But turns out, box no. 4 is another Rin!
What are the chances….
Bought 4 and got 2 out of the 6. Huh.
Still, look how adorable he is!