Stuck in the middle with you... and these hapless but happy Shiba Inu dog figurines whose heads are stuck in walls, paintings, donuts and more.
What is it with Shiba Inu dogs and their curious – at times hilarious – propensity for getting their heads stuck in stuff? Sometimes it's more than their heads (as we discussed a while back) but through it all, these native Japanese pooches never seem to lose their cool no matter how UNcool their situation. It's like they're rehearsing for the day they'll be fitted with the dreaded Cone Of Shame.
Anyway, it now seems that Shiba Inu's awesome head-sticking power, while kind of lame as super-powers go, has garnered the breed a certain level of fame. Not quite Doge-level, mind you, but when you're the face of a crypto-currency with a $2 billion market cap the bar's been set rather high. Even so, some Shiba Inu will inevitably find a way to get their head(s) stuck in said bar.
Which brings us, at long last, to these gachapon figurines. Jonelle Patrick of Only In Japan noticed them being sold from a vending machine on the 6th floor of the Yodobashi Camera store in Tokyo's Akihabara district.
Five different variations are available, each featuring an adorable yet pitiful Shiba Inu with its head stuck in part of a brick wall, a retaining wall's drainage block, a frame from a Japanese shoji panel, the Mona Lisa (yeah, that'll buff out), and an oversized donut. Gotta catch (their heads in) 'em all!