A couple of notable absences were Gargamel and Bwana Spoons - two mainstays at past shows. But Kidrobot and Super7 were back, and a few designers held the line with their own tables. We also saw a number of new and upcoming figures.
Booths are arranged alphabetically. Enjoy!
|New figure. This thing is massive!
|These figures are several FEET tall.
|Exclusives from Star Case. All in all, there was a small selection of sofubi toys at this year's show.
|These guys are solid designer toy holdouts as well, selling a mix of toys, prints, and other things.
|Kidrobot brought the giant chalk Dunny back for people to draw on.
|Luke Chueh signing
|October Toys always has a solid presence at the show.
|Super cool display. OMFG is one of their lines of minis.
|These are licensed figures from the 90s cartoon Skeleton Warriors. I got an earful about the show from George (OT's owner), who schooled me on the cartoon.
|So this was an interesting display, but no details about how they'll be released except that Medicom is involved somehow.
|Max Toy customs
|Super7 had a well stocked booth, with a mix of toys and shirts. Check out my interview with Brian Flynn, who goes into detail about many of the releases.
|The Super7 x Mattel Masters of the Universe releases were a highlight. They were sold at the pop up shop set up at the Super7 San Diego shop.
|This is Wing Kong, a new vinyl toy based on a design from a 1950s firecracker wrapper.
|New line of Super7 soakie toys. Gotta tip yer hat to S7 for their continued stream of new releases combining older characters, toy types, and properties with new releases and fresh takes on the lines.
|Tokidoki is another stalwart brand keeping the flame alive while maintaining a strong fan base.
|Simone signing, This sort of face to face interaction with fans is so important in the designer toy scene. Simone flies around the world to take part in events..