Otaku buyers share the contents of their “fukubukuro” purchases of 2011, both lucky and unlucky.
Fukubukuro, “lucky bags,” are a traditional Japanese New Year retail custom consisting of a sealed bag or box sold at a set price with unknown contents.
The value of the goods in the bag may be substantially more or less than the price of the bag, although on average reputable retailers tend to be quite generous.
However, one of the primary functions of the bags is disposing of unsold stock, which can lead to some distinctly undesirable contents even when the price of the goods exceeds the cost of the bag.
All kinds of goods can be found in them, games and figures being no exception…
Figures and goods:
Games and similar:
Sharper retailers have in the past created considerable outrage amongst buyers by packing all their bags with junk of the most useless kind, and even amongst kinder retailers there are supposed to be both “hits” and “misses” – as ever, caveat emptor.
The worst of the worst (thankfully most probably a Photoshop creation as no shop so cruel could hope to remain in business for long):