Today at Tokyo's Tokyo, one of the newest spots on the indie toy circuit, a two-week event - called DZ40 - opened, featuring art, shirts, and toys related to the two mega franchises.
Tokyu Plaza, a glitzy new department store in Harajuku. Tokyo's Tokyo, along with most stores in the building, opens at 11:00. However, the Starbucks on the 6th floor opens at 8:30. You can see where this is going. Come 11:00 you had people descending on the store from every which direction, and they jumped on the pile of toys lack a pack of piranhas.
In a way, it was exciting to see so much enthusiasm over indie toys on a Friday morning. And there were a lot of toys to go around, with the exception of the Frenzy figure, which looked to be limited to 10 figures or less and disappeared instantly.
|Medicom released two Devilman sofubi figures - each around 10" tall.
|Exquisite new Mirock sculpt. They were sold via pre-order.
|Frenzy's take on Devilman. Maybe my favorite Frenzy release to date.
|Another by Handsome Tarom
|Nice one by Mark Nagata
|Beautiful rendering blended with classical motifes
|Really big turnout.