Cute Fishing Cat Figures Reel Their Way to Capsule Toy Machines Across Japan This Summer

08.March.2021 | FASHION

Japanese figure brand G Suta is releasing a new collection of cute figurines of cats fishing with fishing rods at capsule toy vending machines across Japan at the end of June.

5 Designs (Mixed/Munchkin/Calico/Scottish Fold/Norwegian Forest) – ¥200 Each (Tax Included)

These cute furballs are perfect for sitting on the sides of desks, tables, computers, as well as on shelves and elsewhere. And you of course don’t need to worry about feeding them as they can catch their own fish themselves!

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