On any given day, this vending machine in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, can offer you anything from handwritten poems to a jar of Miracle Whip. If you see something you’d like, there’s no need to take out your wallet.
The ‘Swap-O-Matic’ vending machine works on a barter system, which lets you swap and trade items, rather than buy them.
Even though fish broth is not ready for consumption, it's a popular ingredient used in cooking Asian cuisine.
It's so popular, in fact, that there are vending machines that exclusively sell fish broth.
At this point, they're more relevant than ever, which is why you can now buy medical face masks from vending machines in Taiwan.
As contactless machines, we're not surprised by how much they've grown in the last few years, and they've probably been given a boost from the booming tech industry.
A Man in a Vending Machine
The whole point of vending machines is to automate transactions but this one works a little differently. Here you put your money in and a real person on the other side of the glass will hand you some candy.
These unusual vendors are situated in Tokyo, Japan, of course.
Hot on the heels of other toy companies, here's another idea that allows you to build your very own toy. This was brought about by the collaboration between Squibbles Ink and Rotofugi toys.
Now you can pick the toy you want from an automated vending machine, assemble it by yourself, and play!