Design Festa 36 featured a nice mix of new versions of old toys and debut versions of new toys. In fact, though the sheer number of different releases was maybe a bit lower than in recent DFs, pound for pound there were a large number of toys debuted from Marmit, Blobpus, Yamomark, and others.
The turnout was sizeable, but in terms of indie toys, the show was a bit more low key than others we've seen in recent months. I think that's in part because this is the last big show of the year. Still some makers proved that DF is an important show. For instance, Max Toy fans arrived at the Big Sight as early as 6:00 AM to line up to receive numbered tickets allowing them to buy coveted Negoras in every size and shape.
This is part 1 of Kaiju Korner's DF36 coverage. Per tradition, instead of spreading coverage over 10 or 20 posts, we're bringing you complete indie toy coverage in one mega post. This time, we've got 150 pics per you, organized alphabetically by maker. In addition to the standard indie makers, we've got coverage of some makers - across different mediums - that are new on the scene or haven't been showcased before.
So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the toyage...
|First time coverage for this maker of uber creepy dolls. Japan has its share of gory doll makers, but these guys are a cut - and a slice...and maybe a gash - above the rest.|
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|New mini Vatundos which debuted a couple of weeks ago at a small gallery show|
|First figure in new Alice in Wonderland line|
|Gachapon featuring a slew of mini micros by Blobpus, Pico Pico, Kikkake, and others|
|Lots of Chima x Paul Kaiju figures|
|Chima x Rampage|
|Debut painted release of Begimon|
|More Alice figures!|
|New Kikkake minis|
|Todd Roberston mecha viruses Kikkake!|
|Debut released. Only FOUR sold at the show, but people could do a special pre order at the show if they wanted one.|
|A few flocked Negoras were released. Very cool.|
|New figure. Fando sculpt. No release date yet.|
|Pico pico micros. Micros are a red hot trend right now.|
|Pico Pico always finds a way to have fun. This time he brought along a jacked out remote control car.|
|Another first time KK appearance. The dude has a real thing for frogs and sea creatures..|
|Jointed resin figure. We've seen a few makers doing this over the last year.|
|Painter-Net's website is: www.painter-net.com|
|One-off GID Finger Five set by Rampage|
|Fig Lab colors Finger Five figures|
|Todd Robertson represents again!|
|Splurrt x Rampage|
|The clear blue Chaos sold out in a flash!|
|Frenzy figures painted by Hossy-san of Popsoda|
|Class is in session!|
|Display minis. Some were sold in sets. Some were available in the gacha machine.|
|Yamomark's sushi box sets were a huge hit. This one had both versions of the eggplant figure + another monster.|
|Gorgeous painted GID mini set.|
here) and, after some Baskin Robbins, went to the super cool retro floor, where I rocked the Harley table with its insane 5 ball multiball!
|We were the last ones out. They cut the power as we were walking out. :p|