The four-day event, which opened today to industry folks, is being held at the Big Site - in the same section of the building as Design Festa. It opens to the general public on Saturday. Because the TTS is so massive (I've got 300 pics to show you), I'm dividing it into 5 posts, starting with Takara Tomy.
|On a few of their display shelves, Takaka did a solid to the line's glorious past by placing vintage figures alongside the latest releases. Classy!
|Optimus Prime wears Bape?!
|I gotta say, nearly 30 years on, the original still stands tall.
|Transformers candy toys
|This was a cool section, with snaps from a book housing Zoids concept art.
|Happy Birthday Blythe!
|Takara Tomy has released loads of tie ins with Pixar's Cars.
|Super cool Cars diorama
|Nerf still going strong! They also had a firing range for their latest weaponry, but it was strictly no photos.
|Check out this digital Boggle.
|The cubes have 5 letters, and you arrange them side by side to make a word. Once done, your word is approved, and you get to making the next word. Not a real word? Approval denied. So ends the tyranny of word-inventing Bogglists!
|Ah Playdoh sets...I used to love the ones that made spaghetti and other shapes. You still can't eat the stuff, but in a couple of posts I'll show you a company that has invented an edible type of playdoh!
|Magic the Gathering, that card carrying badge of otakus the world over, is still going strong. This time, along with nearly everything else, there's a digital interface component to go along with the cards.
|Wireless electronic fishing game. It was funny watching people reel in their digital swordfish. Beats emptying the oceans of the real thing.
|I had to stop and look at this display a while before I figured it out. The smell of spilled beer hammered home that it wasn't a kids' toy.
|Basically, it's a contraption that lets you tap a can of beer so you can pretend to be a bartender pouring a draft.
Well, that's all from the Takara Tomy display. Next up: Bandai. Ready to get your Kamen Rider on? Yer Gundam right you are!