Bikkuriman was first released in 1977. A delicious snack that hid a wonderful surprise: a small collectable sticker. Since “Bikkuri” means surprise in Japanese the goal was simple: surprising people with a prize. The stickers became progressively more and more sophisticated until in 1985 the Devil VS Angel series, was released and it became a big hit. Now these stickers were no longer collectable items, they came with a story and you could play games with them.
In fact, these stickers became so highly coveted that children were more interested in the stickers that the actual candy (unbelievable, I know), so they threw away the wafers, and kept the sticker only. This later became such a big issue in Japan that it lead to an unprecedented ban, The amount on Bikkuriman you could buy was only 2 to 3 packs per customer. Since then bikkuriman lost some popularity until 2013 came along and the Lotte illustrators made collaborations with popular anime series, which obviously made Bikkuriman cool again.
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You might be wondering: but wait, How did Bikkuriman became so popular?, there’s plenty of candy around that comes with stickers. Well, the answer to that is rather simple, they released holographic stickers, and then gave them a backstory, that you could obviously just follow, by collecting all the stickers (genius move). They even managed amazing movie, tv, and even video game collaborations, and currently there’s Bukkuriman collaborations with the likes of: Star wars, One piece, sports personalities, and more which has kept them cool to this day.
Isn’t the best when two amazing worlds meet?, well if you think so you’ll de extra pleased with all the anime collaborations the artists at Lotte got up to in the past, these stickers are highly collectable, and let’s be honest, downright beautiful, they took our beloved anime series and made them small stickers that we simply can’t wait to collect. Here is a prim example with The anime One piece, a personal favorite, browse our site and get them all.
Thought you could not get any cooler? Well, here you have Bikkuriman and Star Wars.
Clash of legendary titans, most nerds ( and not nerds) of the world will agree that is likely impossible to get any cooler than this collaboration, these images speak for themselves, and make our greedy collector hearts wish for them with all our might.
This is where it all started, the beautiful holographic stickers, the ones that made thousands of Japanese children buy Bikkuriman bar after bikkuriman bar to get closer to owning at least one of these legendary stickers, only to sag their shoulders sadly when they didn’t get them. Well fret no more, you can easily get them on our site. And of course gain the bragging rights that come with them.ビックリマン Holo Selection
Bikkuruman represents a historic legacy for many people, to some they’re a really happy childhood memory that they wish to treasure by collecting these stickers, maybe you’re too young to get that feeling, or they are foreign to you, but there’s always space in your life for child like joy, and getting these stickers will surely bring that to you.