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Toy Vending Machines

A toy vending machine exists to vend 1" or 2" acorn toy capsules or bouncy balls in several similar sizes. Most of the toy vending machines on this page, unless otherwise stated, are geared towards the 2 inch capsules or the 45mm and 49mm bouncy balls. One-inch toy capsules are compatible with most commercial gumball machines, if they are equipped with a 1-inch capsule dispensing wheel. Gumballs.com is the #1 toy vending machine company with the largest selection, cheap low prices & no sales tax!

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Toy vending machines can be classified in a myriad of different ways, and different classifications are helpful to different people.

Two of the simplest classifications are "free-standing on the floor vs countertop" and "1" vs 2" capsules". The former classification can be shortened to "where the machine stands" and the latter, "what the machine vends".


The classification by "what the machine vends" is quite useful while planning your machines. Most of the toy machines offered here vend either 1" capsules or 2" capsules, with a few larger machines offering an option to vend larger capsules, with an upcharge, However, most of the machines vend either a 1" or 2" capsule. In addition, many, many gumball machines are easily adaptable to 1" toy capsules, and in fact, as you look at most gumball machines available from gumballs.com, one of the dispensing wheel options is that of acorn capsules. Often this means that the gumball wheel is adjustable for the small difference between the 1" diameter needed for gumballs and the 1.1" diameter needed for toy capsules, which are slightly larger in diameter than 1 inch.


Toy machines that vend 2" toy capsules are marketed and classified separately. They are distinct from 1" machines because the holes in the dispensing mechanism are 2" in diameter, exactly. This means that products 2" diameter work in these machines - not only toy capsules but also gumballs and even bouncy balls. However, because gumballs and bouncy balls are so much heavier than toy capsules, some customers choose to restrict them to countertop machines because of concerns about machine stability. With a 2" toy capsule machine, there are many, many toy capsules available for vending fun & profit!


It is also helpful to plan how & where the machine will stand. Toy machines either are free standing (large enough to stand on the floor, or come with a stand), or they are placed on a table or countertop. Which one you need depends on a number of possible factors, including but not limted to: space needs, decorating goals, traffic patterns.


Regardless of where you want to vend what and where the machine stands, gumballs.com has an array of toy capsule vending machines for sale like none other!