Interested in the 2023 Village Vanguard Lucky Bag? Lets see!

How much junk is the right weight?

How much junk is the right amount?

Lucky Bag arrives with a new year on the horizon – holidays. Happy Bag Tradition: retailers offer shoppers bags filled with goodies at reduced price. Only catch? Lucky bags can be a fun time, as people can oftent see whats inside the bag. Sometimes you have something unexpectedly amazing but equally you could find a bag of crap.

Village Vanguard Lucky Bags always a big gamble, especially because the store tends to specialise in unconventional goods and novelty items; so theres really no telling what you might end up with. Our reporter P.K. Sanjun actually bought seven lucky bags last year, but unfortunately they contained mostly useless gag items that were pretty disappointing.

Last year Village Vanguard lucky bag contents. Right, decent items. Junk on the right.

That’s fine luck bag! Last year heartache wont stop P.K. from trying again, they’re glad they tried! This year, there were ten different lucky bag tiers to choose from, P.K. opted for a Black 10,000 yen (US$76.27) Bag, which was actually11,000 yen after taxes.

Village Vanguard leaves customers totally in the dark like some other stores that advertise what to expect from their lucky bags beforehand, so P.K. felt a little nervous. Was, in the bag?

Vuve Vanguard lucky bag included karaoke microphone, balance toy, backpack chair, cushion, some Pop Tubes and a sort of grilled sandwich maker. Village Vanguard offers pretty eclectic mix of products, but how much worth anything?

First off, the grilled sandwich maker. This was definitely a great event for the lucky bag, as it would have cost nearly $3.980 yen more than half of the total P.K. paid for the bag. The full title of the product is The Anyway, I just crushed it and grilled it toaster, and its probably the last of the grilled sandwich makers. P.K took a hand on it as P.K gave it two thumbs up.

Another up, the backpack chair and cushion. P.K. cant even remember if they are working as yet, needing a specific system. Still at least they work, so maybe he can go back on eBay or something. Their junk, but only barely.

Karaoke microphone, balance block game hinge in the junk category on the other hand. P.K. says more people would follow if I could use the microphone – the when would I ever use this? train of thought?.

Final, the Pop Tubes. Unforeignly, irrevocably, absolute junk. And if you can bend it, stretch it, connect it! And that there are endless ways to play! What P.K. could think was just so?

We might also say the least of these kids are dropping 10,000 yen on a Village Vanguard lucky bag, but who knows.

So, like last year, 2023 Village Vanguard bag contained mostly useless junk. But thats not what P.K was most disappointed about after all; Village Vanguard lucky bags burned him in the past, so knew exactly what he was signing up for.

No, what P.K. was feeling much attracted to was the lack of a huge stuffed animal toy.

P.K. bought Village Vanguard 10,000 yen lucky bags in 2018, 2019-2020, and a new super-spaced animal toy toe drew as many as 20 other junk products every year.

And dont get him wrong P.K. places these stuffed toy animals very firmly in the junk category, but theres nodenying its kind of hilarious to open up a bag to see a huge stuffed animal looking back at you. Flight kangaroos, eagles in the sky

and cows.

Also even though the rest of the lucky bag contents are junk, just having a random stuffed animal toy kind of makes it all okay.

P.K. has nine other Village Vanguard lucky bags left for grab, but fingers crossed its an oversized stuffed toy or two amongst them, or next year, it will be easy for P.K to blow his money on something else like an 80 mln meal.