Many of the regulars were in attendance, like Blobpus, Marmit, Refreshment Toys, and so on. And the Max Toy booth featured a number of international artists who flew over for the event, so it was a good chance for collectors to talk with the toy makers themselves.
I'd say on a whole, it felt like there were maybe not quite as many toy makers or collectors in attendance this time around. I think the latter might have had to do with the weather, which turned cold and wet at times.
Still, the show had a nice mix of new toy releases, new versions of well known figures, customs, collabs, and even a few protos on display.
Alright, let's get to the pics! The makers are ordered alphabetically. Please click on each image to see its full size.
|Love this display!|
|Dream Rockets always with a smile!|
|Tokusatsu themed finger puppets!|
|Check out the Barom 1 on the right|
|Jeff Lamm x Unbox Industries Greasebat gummies represent!|
|Along with some great vinyl + resin pieces by Brian (Galaxy People), Shirahams dropped a run of beautiful marbled GID Kumons.|
|Display case. As I told Brian at the booth, I think he's put together a really excellent body of work over the years.|
|Helmet flap rotates down. Impressive piece.|
|Proto sculpt of upcoming sofubi figure.|
|The parts are all one piece finger puppets, but they flip, rotate, stack, and fit inside one another, making for some awesome playability.|
|First painted clown release. Superb design and paint detail!|
|Marmit had a fantastic variety of figures for sale. The paintwork on this one is eerily realistic, with a translucent effect in areas.|
|Clear blue body|
|One of my favorite figures from the show. The kanji on the chest is 悪 = aku = evil.|
|The fellow in the back who looks like a bread roll is a yokai called Nupepo.|
|I asked how long it takes to paint a figure like this, and he said about 30 minutes.|
|Joseph Summers aka squibblesink|
|Todd Robertson aka Mechavirus|
|Jay22 Twitter: @jay222toy|
|Zenith towering over Toyville!|
|New figure: Kamikaze by Dream Rockets|
|Popular Sunguts gacha machine|