Source: © PR Times, Inc. Realistic Replica of 17 Ice Cream Vending Machine Comes With Kids’ Magazine 2019-06-06 Thu 2019-06-06 Thu Yōchien 幼稚園 (literally "Kindergarten") is a monthly magazine geared towards kindergartners published by Shogakukan Inc. One of the most popular features is the attached supplement which contains toys, gadgets and sometimes, build-it-yourself replicas. Mostly made of paper, these replicas have often been noted for their accuracy, even to the extent that they become highly sought-after collectors items for a considerably older population than the intended audience. For example, the October 2018 issue had a fully functioning gachapon capsule toy vending machine. 友人の娘にお土産で買って行った幼稚園10月号のガシャポン作ったです。これ付録ですぞ！付録でこのクオリティごいすー！そしてこれを幼稚園児に作らせようとしたら無理w大人が全部作らないと無理ですぞ！友人の楽しい声が入ってます、すみません… pic.twitter.com/NbGQazKUx6— ゆかりんご@まけるもんか熊本 (@yukaringo696) September 7, 2018 Seventeen Ice Cream Vending Machine The July 2019 issue came with an almost fully functioning replica of a vending machine which sells Ezaki Glico's popular Seventeen brand of ice cream. These vending machines which sell various flavors of ice cream in an easy-to-eat format can be found in train stations, stores, parks, museums and various other areas throughout Japan, and are very popular with foreign tourists, especially those who have never seen a vending machine sell ice cream before. The July 2019 issue of Yochien | © PR Times, Inc. However, for anyone who has visited Japan or lived here for a certain length of time, the sight of these vending machines is part of the landscape of everyday life, especially in warmer months, and they are often associated with enjoyable memories. That's why the possibility of owning your very own working replica of a Seventeen Ice Cream vending machine is so attractive. In fact, so much so that Shogakukan Inc. has taken the highly unusual measure of ordering emergency reprints because the July issue immediately sold out after their tweet showing it off went viral. 幼稚園7月号ふろくは、江崎グリコさんとコラボした「セブンティーンアイスじはんき」。ボタン部分は完成品なので、組み立て簡単。（出てくるアイスを組み立てるのは、ちょっと大変かもしれません）さらに「じつぶつだいセブンティーンアイス」も。スティックはなんと本物。アイス部分は当然ながら… pic.twitter.com/1ZSvZdHeIY— 小学館『幼稚園』編集部 (@youchien_hensyu) May 31, 2019 Let's take a look at this remarkable replica: © PR Times, Inc. © PR Times, Inc. © PR Times, Inc. If you'd like to buy the July 2019 issue, check Yochien's home page here. The reprints will be arriving in stores (and presumable online) from June 22nd. If you're able to buy the July 2019 issue, this video can help you assemble it: By - Ben K. Source:© PR Times, Inc. Tags: Ice Cream / papercraft / Toy / Vending Machine / Yochien grape Japan Art Realistic Replica of 17 Ice Cream Vending Machine Comes With Kids’ Magazine Related Article Japan’s Intriguing New Dessert Looks Like Moss But Tastes Like Matcha Famous Kyoto Green Tea House Releases Their Prettiest Matcha and Sakura Sweets Lineup Yet Bonsai You Can Eat: Urahara Restaurant Branches Out Into “Bonsai Parfait” Harajuku Store Offers Poop Emoji Ice Cream Served In Miniature Japanese Style Toilets Häagen-Dazs Opening a Traditional Japanese Sweets Café in Tokyo Is Instant Ramen on Ice Cream a Match Made in Heaven?