Friday, January 29, 2016

Ultraman x Family Mart Winter Festa

Tsubaraya and convenience store chain Family Mart have partnered up on another Ultraman promotion.
Who's your Dada?
Stores across Tokyo (and I'm assuming the rest of Japan) are decked out with Ultraman displays, banners, posters, and other cool stuff. And of course there are exclusive goods, stickers, cards, and more.
Scenes from a store:

 More after the jump:

Friday, January 22, 2016

Vintage Japanese Batman Goods

In the mid 1960s, Japan went through a Batman "boom" thanks to the Adam West TV show. There were tons of toys, cards, and other goods made, and a nice variety have survived the last half century. Here's a video I shot today of a beautiful collection of vintage Batman goods from Japan, Taiwan, and the USA:

Friday, January 15, 2016

Mirrorman Exhibition at Super Festival 70

Super Festival 70's tokusatsu focus was Mirrorman, one of the early TV shows that inspired a massive variety of shows in the 1970s.
Yamanaya Mirrorman
The Mirrorman theme was apparent throughout the show, and there were a number of licensed exclusives from companies like Yamanaya.
Mr. Nobuyuki Ishida
There was also a talk show and signing session featuring the hero himself, Mr. Nobuyuki Ishida, who portrayed Kyotaro Kagami (the journalist who transformed into Mirrorman) in the 1971-1972 TV show.

On display, there was also a two-showcase extravaganza of vintage Mirrorman goods. Here's a look:
 More after the jump:

Monday, January 11, 2016

Super Festival 70 / / スーパーフェスティバル 70

The 70th installment of the venerable Super Festival took place in Tokyo yesterday. Once again, there were a large number of toy makers on hand. Some had their own original toys, while others had toys based on licensed properties. There was a good variety of Mirrorman toys on sale and display, coinciding with the appearance at the show of Mr. Nobuyuki Ishida, who portrayed the hero in the 1971-1972 tokusatsu. In an upcoming post, I'll show you the special Mirrorman goods exhibition that was displayed at SF 70.

Here are images of more than 50 toy makers who had booths.


 About 200 pics after the jump:

Friday, January 1, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Theater Goods in Japan

Whenever there's a big movie release in Japan (and even for some smaller releases), a slew of goods are sold at shops inside the theaters. Even before the release of the new Star Wars film, large parts of these shops were dedicated to old and new Star Wars goods. Here's a video I shot of a theater in Shinjuku, Tokyo:

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