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76 Innovative Vending Machines

Automated Business, From Instant Boyfriends to Bikinis

— February 26, 2010 — Tech
What do junk food, shoes, cars, boyfriends, sunscreen, innovative ideas, condoms, bikinis, drugs, and soccer balls have in common? According to this slideshow, they're all available in vending machines.

This vast array of products has inspired several new vending machine designs. With extended hours, reduced labor costs, and efficient space use being the typical benefits of vending machines over traditional floor sales, the manufacturers of these machines might be poised to make the most of this growing trend.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Vending Machine Votes
Vending Machine Votes
Guerrilla Obama Support
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74
Eliminating Vending Machines
Eliminating Vending Machines
Ikoma, Japan to Toss Machines
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73
ID Via Wrinkle Detection
ID Via Wrinkle Detection
Japanese Cigarette Vending (UPDATE)
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72
Magazine Images as Fake IDs
Magazine Images as Fake IDs
Face-Recognition Vending Machines Fail
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71
Cig Machine IDs Face Recognition
Cig Machine IDs Face Recognition
Japanese Innovation
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70
100 Combo Fountain Machines
100 Combo Fountain Machines
Coca-Cola Suicide Maker
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69
Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Bicycle Parts Vending Machines
Trek Stop Tune Ups
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68
Vending Machines as an Art Medium
Vending Machines as an Art Medium
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67
Urban Robots Go Viral in Japan
Urban Robots Go Viral in Japan
Vending Machine RED
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66
Human Vending Machine
Human Vending Machine
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65
Live Animal Arcade Games
Live Animal Arcade Games
The Marine Catcher Features Lobster
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64
Branded Gadgets On The Go
Branded Gadgets On The Go
Best Buy Vending Machines
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63
Condom Machines for Kids
Condom Machines for Kids
Vending Machines In Brazilian Schools
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62
Vegetable Vending Machines
Vegetable Vending Machines
For Vegans On The Go
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61
Gold Vending Machines
Gold Vending Machines
TG Gold Super Markt to Sell Jewels in Train Stations & Airports
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60
Passive Aggressive Entertainment
Passive Aggressive Entertainment
Vending Machines That Smash China
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59
Free Clothes From Human Vending Machines
Free Clothes From Human Vending Machines
Uniqlo Heat Tech Innerwear Campaign
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58
Giant iPhones for Discos
Giant iPhones for Discos
The Coin-Operated iBoxer For Drunken Amusement
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57
Public Alcohol Testers
Public Alcohol Testers
Coin-Operated Alcospot Vending Machine Tells You Your Limits
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56
Cereal Vending
Cereal Vending
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55
Touchscreen Soda Machines
Touchscreen Soda Machines
Samsung uVending Dispenses Food, Internet, Take Photos of Criminals
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54
Future of Vending Machines
Future of Vending Machines
iPods and More
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53
Spinning Food Dispensers
Spinning Food Dispensers
The New Twist Vending Machine from Fiesta Group
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52
Vending Machine Skirts
Vending Machine Skirts
Aya Tsukioka's Sneaky Apparel is An Instant Disguise (UPDATE)
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51
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
InstyMeds
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50
Massive Vending Machine
Massive Vending Machine
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49
Healthy Snack Vending Machines
Healthy Snack Vending Machines
Japanese Feast on Sweet Potato Cookies
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48
Pizza Vending
Pizza Vending
The ‘Let's Pizza' Machine Makes Dough and All in Just 3 Mins
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47
Shoe Vending
Shoe Vending
Onitsuka Tiger's Sneaker Vending Machine
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46
WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
WaterWerkz Vending Machines Mix Drinks On The Fly
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45
Obscure Vending Machines
Obscure Vending Machines
5 Japanese Innovations
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44
Vending Machine Roulette
Vending Machine Roulette
Put in Your Money and Take Your Chances
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43
Harrassvertising
Harrassvertising
Coke Bots Attack When You Buy Other Brands
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42
Bikini Vending Machines
Bikini Vending Machines
Quicksilver Teams with Andre Balazs for Hotel Pool Convenience
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41
Simplifying Donations
Simplifying Donations
Charity Vending Machines
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40
Vending By Mood
Vending By Mood
Sadness Gets More Ice Cream
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39
Vending Machine Boutiques
Vending Machine Boutiques
Mobil-Tee-Vending May be the Next Clothing Retail Channel
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38
Free Drink Vending Machines
Free Drink Vending Machines
Pay By Watching Commercials
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37
Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Solar-Powered Vending Machines
Golf Balls & Drinks
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36
Vending Machines That Break Things
Vending Machines That Break Things
Smashing Way to Release Anger
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35
Vending Machine Burgers
Vending Machine Burgers
Tateishi Burger Has Patrons Order Burgers via Machine
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34
Urban Camoflouge
Urban Camoflouge
Vending Machine Disguise
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33
Art Vending Machines
Art Vending Machines
The Art-O-Mat
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32
Magazine Vending Machine
Magazine Vending Machine
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31
Street Artist Stencils
Street Artist Stencils
iBanksyMachine Lets Everyday People Become Famous Artists
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30
Marijuana Via Fingerprint
Marijuana Via Fingerprint
So Cal Vending Machines Sell Pot
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29
Wine Vending Machines
Wine Vending Machines
The Skybar
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28
Pizza Vending Machines
Pizza Vending Machines
The Wonderpizza of Italy Kiosk
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27
iPod Vending in Department Stores
iPod Vending in Department Stores
eSpot at Macy's
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26
Vending Machines for Books
Vending Machines for Books
Novel Idea Dispenses Literature Via Touchscreen
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25
Sun Screen Vending Machine
Sun Screen Vending Machine
No More Rub Downs on the Beach
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24
Automated Instant Noodles
Automated Instant Noodles
Cup Noodles Vending Machine Gives Ramen Push-Button Simplicity
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Denim Vending Machines
Denim Vending Machines
Buying Designer Jeans Just Got As Easy As Buying a Soda
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Bizarre Vending Machines
Bizarre Vending Machines
Ice Cream Made Cooler With the Moobella Robotic
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21
Nutritious Vending Snacks
Nutritious Vending Snacks
Lo Fresco's Healthy Vending Machines Offer Good-for-You Foods
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Free Products On Demand
Free Products On Demand
Boobox Vending Machine Spews Out Free Samples
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19
Mobile Phone Vending Machine
Mobile Phone Vending Machine
The ‘Quickphone' Kiosk
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18
Nail Art Vending Machines
Nail Art Vending Machines
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17
Auto Vending Machine
Auto Vending Machine
Smart Idea
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16
Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Soccer Ball Vending Machine
Nike Joga3 in NYC
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15
Boyfriend Vending Machines
Boyfriend Vending Machines
Push a Button, Get a Date
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14
Beauty Vending
Beauty Vending
Hair Straightener Vending Machine
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13
Automated Gift Shops
Automated Gift Shops
Luxe Next-Gen Vending Machines Replace Retail Boutiques
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12
Vending Ubiquity
Vending Ubiquity
The Top 16 Innovations in Vending Machines (SUPER-GALLERY)
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HD Vending Machines
HD Vending Machines
Sapient Interactive 'uVend' Interactive Coke Machine Hits North America
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10
Vending Machine Cosmetics
Vending Machine Cosmetics
Sephora Launches Make-Up Dispensers at JCPenney
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9
Used Underwear Vending Machines
Used Underwear Vending Machines
In Japan, Everything Goes
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8
Hot Food Vending Machines
Hot Food Vending Machines
Automatic Satisfaction Back in NYC
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7
Innovative Idea Vending
Innovative Idea Vending
The Funball Machine
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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
Accessories Vending Machines
Accessories Vending Machines
The Berlinomat Design Automat Brings Products to Transit Hubs
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3
Bicycle Vending Machine
Bicycle Vending Machine
BikeDispenser.com
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2
Boutique Vending Machines
Boutique Vending Machines
‘U*tique' Upscale Automated Retail Shopping
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Flowering Pop Machines
Flowering Pop Machines
A Vending Machine Serves Up More than Soda
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