By and large, most exhibitors had a limited number of things on hand or on display, with exceptions like CCP and Fewture Models. But there was such a variety and so many booths that the total number of releases was substantial.
It was a balmy, drizzly spring morning, and the event's location in central Tokyo was almost pastoral (a word rarely used to describe the city).
|To get to the event site, you go up a little hill and through this massive gate, which was once an entrance to an Edo period castle.|
|Despite the light rain, many of the toy faithful were in line before 7:00 AM.|
Here are the toy makers in attendance, arranged in alphabetical order.
|The display card on the right is a nice homage to Bandai's Horror World keshi gomu gacahapon line from the 1980s.|
|It's been quite a while since we've seen Amapro. I told him the fans wanted to see a return of Pachi Summit!|
|This was a popular booth.|
|New outfit with a seasoned toy maker. If I'm not mistaken, it is replacing Kaiju Ken.|
|Awesome Blobpus x Jetture collab. No release details yet.|
|Bwana was one of many overseas artists who flew over for the event. Pushead and Namaniku were among the others who made the trip.|
|Gorgeous custom figures and handmade jackets.|
|Cause for major drooling...|
|These are made from resin kits.|
Gargamel, Mitari, and Namaniku
|The figure is called Douroder. I like the funky appendages. They remind me of 1970s bootleg plastic models.|
|Dart game prizes|
Pico Pico and Sunguts
|Another toy maker we haven't seen at this event for a while.|