Thanko’s lucky bag gives us gadgets we didn’t even know we needed

Thanko’s lucky bag gives us gadgets we didn’t even know we needed

One of the weirdest fukubukuro purchases we made this year.

If you are in the market for quirky products that somehow weirdly make sense, Thanks is the brand for you. Over the years they have provided us with treats like the Sometimes Collapsible Umbrella Poncho, the Sprayed Fanbrella, and the Automatic Cup Shaped Noodle Maker, just to name a few, so when we heard the company would be selling fukubukuro lucky bags to ring in the new year, our reporter Masanuki Sunakoma immediately went online to make a purchase.

This year, the company offered three different types of lucky bags, priced at 8,000 yen (US $ 69.09), 16,000 yen and 25,000 yen, with a limit of one purchase per customer. Masanuki opted for the 16,000 yen lucky bag, which was said to contain “eight items equal to 40,130 yen“. However, you would have no idea what exactly you would get until the box arrived, and that happy day finally came today when the delivery man delivered this package.

▼ Masanuki carefully opened the box with a cardboard cutter and …

▼… ta daaaa!

The first thing he took out of the package was …

A pair of USB warm slippers“! These are worth 3,180 yen and have been so popular this winter that they are already sold out online. They come with two carbon fiber heating units that fits both the toe and the heel, to keep your feet warm and warm during the coldest days of the year.

The slippers would certainly come in handy for all the long hours Masanuki spends at his desk, and this next article promised to keep him warm during the colder months as well. The Heat band, which typically retails for 4,980 yen, is designed to wrap around your waist or cling to inside suit jackets so you can stay warm without anyone knowing your secrets to warm up the heat.

Next we have the “Cooling fan equipped mouse”(2,380 yen), which is designed to keep your palm free of sweat while you wear it. This could actually be useful, considering all the heating products you would probably use, if the contents of this pack thus far were something to go through.

And then, Masanuki withdrew …

The “Super high speed bento box rice cooker for one person ” (6,980 yen). This is one of Thanko’s most popular products to date, and we know firsthand how good they are, having used one in the office to cook a fresh serving of rice in just 14 minutes.

Things were looking great so far, and when Masanuki brought out the next product, he discovered …

The “Bad Breath Checker Pen”(2,980 yen). Masanuki would never have bought this for himself, but now that he had one, he might find it useful for those times when he wants to make sure his breath doesn’t offend others, like when he’s on a date or attending meetings.

▼ The “odor level” is displayed in five stages.

Now … what could be in this white box?

Here is the “Quick and easy electric steamer (desktop food steamer for one person)”(4,054 yen). Masanuki had heard that these were particularly good for steaming buns and dumplings, and now that he owned this Y a desktop rice cooker, you would never have to leave your desk to prepare meals again!

Now to open the second white box …

Is he “Electric coffee maker with flameless siphon (coffee shop at home)”(9,800 yen). No need for a llama to use this baby, Masanuki now had another desk item to keep on his desk all day. In fact, you might even start a side hustle, charging your colleagues for lunch and coffee right now.

Now, we come to the final element of the package, which is the …

Pollen Blocker 3”(4,980 yen).

“Protect your whole face from pollen!”

For a moment, Masanuki thought it might be some kind of air purifier, but when he took the product out of its box he realized that it was, well … something else entirely.

▼ There was an air purifier there, but it was inside a full head mask.

That’s not all that was inside this skin, because when you connect it to the mobile battery included with the game, it turns on a couple of fans, kind of like the original Pollen Blocker that Mr. Sato used in 2014.

The fans in this new and improved version are said to be super quiet, circulating clean air inside the mask while allowing you to “hear outside sounds” and enjoy “a clear view of the world” too. It may take some people courage to wear this outfit in public, but as we all know, Masanuki is not some people, so he immediately stuck his head inside and …

… It immediately fogged up, obscuring his view as the sound of the fans made it difficult to hear anything outside.

Thanko definitely oversold this one in his product description, but Masanuki didn’t care. In fact, the head mask rekindled his forgotten dreams of becoming an astronaut, and he found that his mind was taking him to a place far, far away …

As if stunned, Masanuki followed his instinct to head for the closest lunar landscape he could find, which ended up being the toddler park across the street. There, he climbed into his moon buggy and lived out his childhood fantasy of defying gravity, riding gently on the debris of the moon while awaiting instructions from Mission Control.

In the end, Mission Control, in this case our senbero Mr. Sato, wasted no time in contacting Masanuki, locating him in the park and dragging him back to the office to finish the story he started.

Now that Masanuki has been guided back to Mission Control by Mr. Sato, he is very interested in using all the amazing gadgets he received in Thanko’s lucky package. for your next senbero drinking party.

However, we could hide the Pollen Blocker 3 out of sight somewhere so Masanuki can keep his feet on the ground. Because every time he and Mr. Sato get together, their senbero drinking parties can be Really mad!

Reference: Thanko Mail Order Online Store
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