Freemason toys now on sale in Japan

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A shadowy organisation wreathed in mystery and the basis of a thousand and one conspiracy theories, now with collectibles!

The Freemasons, despite their various charitable works and, according to my grandmother, thoroughly enjoyable seaside outings for widows of members, are a name more often voiced in the same breath as the Illuminati or the Knights Templar for theories of behind-the-scenes manipulation. Some conspiracies have even gone so far as to accuse the fraternity of dastardly acts to that end. Perhaps in an attempt to change that image, the organisation has put its name to coffee beans, and now, surprisingly, capsule toys.

The figures, available to purchase from gacha toy capsule vending machines in Japan for 300 yen (US$2.65) from the end of June, are part of a collection of six. The six models are based on traditional Japanese designs and landmarks, and are cast in a suitably sinister matte black plastic.

The Freemason souvenirs have been produced by the capsule toy company, Kitan Club, whose highly collectible and often bizarre models and cat cosplay