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Human Vending Machine

By: TechnoGadget - Published:   Updated: Jun 16 2011 • References: coolest-gadgets & eurotechnology
This vending machine near Hachiko square in Shibuya Japan is not an ordinary vending machine; it is actually operated by a charming human operator inside which passes the purchased goods out to you. Complete with upper and lower serving windows depending if it is an adult or a child. This is part of their marketing strategy in order to promote their product Caramini Corn (caramel corn snacks).

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