However, once the doors opened, it was pure chaos, and an every man for himself melee ensued in the tiny space. Everything was first come first served, and there was a lot of pushing and jostling for position in front of a few booths. As I was told, some people showed up the night before to sleep out in front, but they were turned away, only to show up this morning at 5:00 AM.
|A shot of the hall after things calmed down.|
Anyway, by about an hour into the show, the majority of toy purchasers were gone, and the makers were hanging out chatting. Then I took off and went to Kobe for a wander.
Here are show pics, arranged alphabetically by maker:
|debut show release|
|A collector was very nice to let me shoot his set.|
There were more Elegab figures than these, but the releases were chaotic and random, and once something sold out, it disappeared from the table with no samples left on display.
|These have windups that do a cool head shake like a lion dance,|
|Heads are Halloween remainders from a shop.|
|Painted in Henshin Tigers (local baseball team) colors|
|Frenzy releases (I think they're mostly customs by the Frenzy crew.)|
|New Frenzy characters|
|Nerd One corner|
|also by Nerd One|
|Always such a nice guy to talk to!|
|A collector told me this maker has only released figures at one other show - Super Festival 57.|
|New sofubi, and really reasonably priced @ 1000 yen each|
|Happy holiday wishes from KK!|