Sunday, July 11, 2010

2010 Taipei Toy Festival (Part 6: Venue and wrap up)

I wanted to share some more shots and thoughts on the show's venue: The Huashan Creative Park, which is located on Ba De Rd, just down the road from the main Taipei train station.

Last year (click here to check it out) I wrote about the converted factory, since it was as much a story as the 2009 TTF. Over the last 12 months, they've done a lot of work renovating the site, which now includes galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, and interesting shops.

They also have events on the front lawn, which is one of Taipei's largest open areas.

Pics of the site:
There were a bunch of people waiting in line to get into this former warehouse turned (for a day, anyway) multimedia live action/anime show:
There are still plenty of signs of the site's well worn look which add to its charm:

Well, that's all for the 2010 TTF. All in all, it was a good show. Perhaps not as many exclusive toys as in previous years, and a lot less sofubi, but still some nice stuff to see, a great variety of art forms, and some knock out exhibitions. Plus, it's always nice to hook up with old friends and meet new ones.

For those who have lasted this long and made it through all 6 parts: L'chaim! Thanks for hanging out. Stay tuned for plenty more toy show reports this year from Tokyo and beyond!

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