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100 Alternative Vending Machines

From Robotic Soft Serve Clerks to Twilight Novel Dispensers

— August 17, 2011 — Lifestyle
As life gets more and more fast-paced, the desire for alternative vending machines that dispense more than just soda cans has risen in the last few years. From a luxury coffee machine that sells your favorite Starbucks brew to Japanese used underwear dispensers, these inventive vendors range from practical to the completely bizarre.

Of all the alternative vending machines, my favorites are definitely the hot food and pizza dispensers. As a full-time pizza enthusiast, I must say these automated retailers would be quite useful, especially after a long night out with friends. The art vending machines are also exceptional, putting a unique spin on the selling and trading of artwork.

The next time you find yourself traveling, I suggest you keep an eye out for one of these useful alternative vending machines. You never know when you might have the sudden urge to pick up a copy of Twilight on-the-go!
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Popularity
Activity
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Robotic Soft Serve Clerks
Robotic Soft Serve Clerks
The Ice Cream Vending Robot at Tokyo Summerland Makes Yummy Treats
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98
Geeky Device Dispensers
Geeky Device Dispensers
The Metrix Vending Machine Will Satisfy All Your Geeky Cravings
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97
Dish-Dispensing Campaigns
Dish-Dispensing Campaigns
Corelle Chip-Resistant Dinnerware Sold in Vending Machines
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96
Projected Auto Dispensers
Projected Auto Dispensers
The Mini Vending Machine Serves Up the Latest 2011 MINIs
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95
Virtuous Vending Tools
Virtuous Vending Tools
The Coca-Cola Japanese Red Cross Charity Soda Machines are Donation-Ready
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94
Clairvoyant Vending Machines
Clairvoyant Vending Machines
Kraft Meal Planning Solution Scans Faces to Determine What to Eat
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93
Marital Vending Devices
Marital Vending Devices
The 'Autowed Wedding Machine' is a One-Step Solution to Pricey Nuptuals
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92
Virtual Movie Vending Machines
Virtual Movie Vending Machines
Flix on Stix Rents Movies Straight to Your USB Drive
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91
Social Vending Machines
Social Vending Machines
Pepsi's New Vending Machines Encourage Sharing
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90
Novel Vending Machines
Novel Vending Machines
Polk County, Florida Introduces Library Book Vending Machines
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89
Pedal-Powered Water Dispensers
Pedal-Powered Water Dispensers
Vitaminwater Company Activate Releases a Cyclable Vending Machine
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88
Eggcellent Food Dispensers
Eggcellent Food Dispensers
The Egg Vending Machine Provides Fresh Eggs on a Daily Basis
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87
Teamwork Vending Machines
Teamwork Vending Machines
The Coca-Cola Friendship Machine Rewards Amiability With Double the Pop
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86
Vending Machine Votes
Vending Machine Votes
Guerrilla Obama Support
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85
Cashless Robotic Retailers
Cashless Robotic Retailers
Next Generation Biometric Vending Machines are in Beta Testing
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84
Baguette Vending Machines
Baguette Vending Machines
Jean-Louis Hecht Provides Fresh Bread Outside His Bakery at All Times
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83
Magazine Images as Fake IDs
Magazine Images as Fake IDs
Face-Recognition Vending Machines Fail
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82
Cig Machine IDs Face Recognition
Cig Machine IDs Face Recognition
Japanese Innovation
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81
Smarty Pants Vending Tech
Smarty Pants Vending Tech
The Intelligent Vending Machine Puts Knowledge to Good Use
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80
3D Refreshment Dispensers
3D Refreshment Dispensers
Coca Cola Japan Changes the Face of Vending Machines
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79
Communal Crustacean Dispensers
Communal Crustacean Dispensers
This Crab Vending Machine Sells Live Shanghai Hairy Crabs
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78
Fingerprints As Credit
Fingerprints As Credit
Hitachi Biometric Vending Machine Requires Customers to Give It the Finger
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77
Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Trek Stop Tune Ups
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76
Vending Machines as an Art Medium
Vending Machines as an Art Medium
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75
Witty Vending Machines
Witty Vending Machines
These Juicy Drench Dispensers Will Take Your Brain Power as Cash
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74
Branded Gadgets On The Go
Branded Gadgets On The Go
Best Buy Vending Machines
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73
Condom Machines for Kids
Condom Machines for Kids
Vending Machines In Brazilian Schools
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72
Vegetable Vending Machines
Vegetable Vending Machines
For Vegans On The Go
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71
Lactating Vending Machines
Lactating Vending Machines
Huts Conveniently Provide Farm Fresh Milk to Thirsty Italians
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70
Art Vending Machines
Art Vending Machines
The ALIFE Art Machine Dispenses Boxes of Artistic Creations
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69
Swimwear Vending Machines
Swimwear Vending Machines
The Standard Hotel Creates Suit Dispensing Devices
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68
Sobriety-Testing Vendors
Sobriety-Testing Vendors
The Pronto Wine Vending Machine Only Serves the Sober
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67
Gold Vending Machines
Gold Vending Machines
TG Gold Super Markt to Sell Jewels in Train Stations & Airports
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66
Mobile Fast Food Franchises
Mobile Fast Food Franchises
The Access Agency McMobile Takes McDonald's on the Road
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65
Fruity Vending Machines
Fruity Vending Machines
Japan Gets a Healthy Snack Alternative With Dole Banana Vending Machines
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64
Passive Aggressive Entertainment
Passive Aggressive Entertainment
Vending Machines That Smash China
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63
Free Clothes From Human Vending Machines
Free Clothes From Human Vending Machines
Uniqlo Heat Tech Innerwear Campaign
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62
Butcher Vending Machines
Butcher Vending Machines
Spain's Izarzugaza Butcher Shop Installs Sausage Vending Machines
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61
Medical Vending Machines
Medical Vending Machines
MedCentre Machines May Put Pharmacies Out of Business in the UK
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60
Converted Cigarette Machines
Converted Cigarette Machines
Hamburger Automatenverlag Vending Machine is a Mini Bookstore
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59
Touchscreen Soda Machines
Touchscreen Soda Machines
Samsung uVending Dispenses Food, Internet, Take Photos of Criminals
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58
Vending Machine Advisors
Vending Machine Advisors
These Japanese Recommendation Vending Machines Cure Indecisiveness
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57
Spinning Food Dispensers
Spinning Food Dispensers
The New Twist Vending Machine from Fiesta Group
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56
Vending Machine Skirts
Vending Machine Skirts
Aya Tsukioka's Sneaky Apparel is An Instant Disguise (UPDATE)
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55
Junk Food Vegetables
Junk Food Vegetables
The Baby Carrots Campaign Aims to Help Kids Eat Healthier
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54
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
InstyMeds
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53
Trapped in Self-Service Machines
Trapped in Self-Service Machines
Jobsintown Guerrilla Campaign
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52
Farm Fresh Vending
Farm Fresh Vending
German Man Expedites Feeding Process via Regiomat Vending Machine
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51
Reverse Vending Machines
Reverse Vending Machines
The Dream Machine Makes it Easy and Rewarding to Recycle
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50
Healthy Snack Vending Machines
Healthy Snack Vending Machines
Japanese Feast on Sweet Potato Cookies
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49
Pizza Vending
Pizza Vending
The ‘Let's Pizza' Machine Makes Dough and All in Just 3 Mins
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48
Chicken Vending Machines
Chicken Vending Machines
The NOAH Egg Machine Shows the Plight of Chicken in Factory Farms
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47
Shoe Vending
Shoe Vending
Onitsuka Tiger's Sneaker Vending Machine
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46
Obscure Vending Machines
Obscure Vending Machines
5 Japanese Innovations
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45
Vending Machine Roulette
Vending Machine Roulette
Put in Your Money and Take Your Chances
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44
Pizza Vending Machines
Pizza Vending Machines
'Let's Pizza' Cooks a Snack for Consumers in Under Three Minutes
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43
Bikini Vending Machines
Bikini Vending Machines
Quicksilver Teams with Andre Balazs for Hotel Pool Convenience
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42
Vending Machine Prescriptions
Vending Machine Prescriptions
Pharmatrust Uses Video Chat to Connect You with a Pharmacist
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41
Art Vending Machines
Art Vending Machines
The Kunstautomat in Berlin Dispenses Miniature Masterpieces
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40
DIY Vending Blending
DIY Vending Blending
Coca-Cola Freestyle Vending Machine Lets You Design Flavor & Calorie-Count
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39
Mood-Sensing Vendors
Mood-Sensing Vendors
Sapientnitro Unveils Smile-Activated Ice Cream Vending Machine
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38
Vending Machine Seats
Vending Machine Seats
The 'Pay & Sit' Park Bench Makes You Pay to Take a Load Off
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37
Luxury Coffee Vending Machines
Luxury Coffee Vending Machines
Starbucks Hot Drink Machines
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36
Vending By Mood
Vending By Mood
Sadness Gets More Ice Cream
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35
Vending Machine Boutiques
Vending Machine Boutiques
Mobil-Tee-Vending May be the Next Clothing Retail Channel
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34
Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Golf Balls & Drinks
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33
Vending Machines That Break Things
Vending Machines That Break Things
Smashing Way to Release Anger
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32
Vending Machine Burgers
Vending Machine Burgers
Tateishi Burger Has Patrons Order Burgers via Machine
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31
Fast Beer Vending Franchises
Fast Beer Vending Franchises
‘Beer Thru' Brew and Convenience Drive-Through Stores
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30
Street Artist Stencils
Street Artist Stencils
iBanksyMachine Lets Everyday People Become Famous Artists
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29
Marijuana Via Fingerprint
Marijuana Via Fingerprint
So Cal Vending Machines Sell Pot
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28
Pizza Vending Machines
Pizza Vending Machines
The Wonderpizza of Italy Kiosk
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27
Wine Vending Machines
Wine Vending Machines
The Skybar
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26
Vending Machine Flats
Vending Machine Flats
Afterheels from Michael Stead Prevent Late Night Foot Pain
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25
iPod Vending in Department Stores
iPod Vending in Department Stores
eSpot at Macy's
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24
Vending Machines for Books
Vending Machines for Books
Novel Idea Dispenses Literature Via Touchscreen
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23
Graffiti Vending Machines
Graffiti Vending Machines
The Graffomat Makes Sure Graffiti Artists Have a Stock of Supplies
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22
Sun Screen Vending Machine
Sun Screen Vending Machine
No More Rub Downs on the Beach
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21
Automated Instant Noodles
Automated Instant Noodles
Cup Noodles Vending Machine Gives Ramen Push-Button Simplicity
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20
Drunken Shoe Vending
Drunken Shoe Vending
Rollasole Lets You Ditch Uncomfortable Heels for Ballerina Flats on the Go
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19
Denim Vending Machines
Denim Vending Machines
Buying Designer Jeans Just Got As Easy As Buying a Soda
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18
Bizarre Vending Machines
Bizarre Vending Machines
Ice Cream Made Cooler With the Moobella Robotic
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17
Santa Vending Machines
Santa Vending Machines
The Muji Christmas Machine Bring Cheer and Festivity to Barcelona
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16
Nutritious Vending Snacks
Nutritious Vending Snacks
Lo Fresco's Healthy Vending Machines Offer Good-for-You Foods
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15
Auto Vending Machine
Auto Vending Machine
Smart Idea
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14
Boyfriend Vending Machines
Boyfriend Vending Machines
Push a Button, Get a Date
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13
Post-Apocalyptic Vegetable Farms
Post-Apocalyptic Vegetable Farms
Lettuce-Growing Vending Machine Produces Sunless Salad Greens
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12
Roadside Bike Fixers
Roadside Bike Fixers
Take Care of All Your Cycling Needs With the Bicycle Repair Station
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11
Automated Gift Shops
Automated Gift Shops
Luxe Next-Gen Vending Machines Replace Retail Boutiques
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10
HD Vending Machines
HD Vending Machines
Sapient Interactive 'uVend' Interactive Coke Machine Hits North America
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9
Vending Machine Cosmetics
Vending Machine Cosmetics
Sephora Launches Make-Up Dispensers at JCPenney
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8
Used Underwear Vending Machines
Used Underwear Vending Machines
In Japan, Everything Goes
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7
Hot Food Vending Machines
Hot Food Vending Machines
Automatic Satisfaction Back in NYC
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6
Human Vending Machines
Human Vending Machines
Kit Kat's Man-Powered Promo at London Victoria
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5
Vending Machines As Secret Entrances
Vending Machines As Secret Entrances
Hidden “Bodega” Shop in Boston
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4
Touchscreen Vending Machines
Touchscreen Vending Machines
The aCure Vending Machine Debuts in Japan
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3
Accessories Vending Machines
Accessories Vending Machines
The Berlinomat Design Automat Brings Products to Transit Hubs
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2
Bicycle Vending Machine
Bicycle Vending Machine
BikeDispenser.com
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1
Boutique Vending Machines
Boutique Vending Machines
‘U*tique' Upscale Automated Retail Shopping
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