Sunday, February 23, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
This will be issue #20 of the magazine, and it is scheduled to be in stores (DKE is handling store distribution) and in Clutter's hands by March 14. So keep an eye out on Clutter's site for more release details and ordering info.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In addition to straight-up 3D printers and toys made from them, there were companies with lithography technology, mass produced keshi gomu toys (made from molds that were created using 3D technology), and more.
Here's a video followed by stills of some of the booths.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Booths are arranged alphabetically.
|Really cool info board about the way the Ultraman cast hands were made.|
Sunday, February 9, 2014
|This wasn't an ordinary WF, as it came on the day after Tokyo's heaviest snowfall in decades. That had a very big impact on transportation, as both fans and dealers slowly rolled in over the course of the morning.|
|Heavy hitters right out of the gate! Kamen Rider...|
Friday, February 7, 2014
Keshi toys were sold in gachapon machines, as "candy/premium toys" (ex: buy a box of chocolate and get a little freebie figure), individually packaged with bags and headers, in sets, boxes, games...you get the picture.
I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the varieties of packaging for these remarkably detailed little figures.
|Here are some Gegege no Kitaro figures in traditional bag/header card packaging.|
|Robo Hachan keshi set with backing board + clear plastic window|
Monday, February 3, 2014
Then there are tin toys, a staple of Japanese toys going back more than half a century. A lot of them are really tough to find these days, especially with the boxes. Here's a look at a bunch of wind-up walkers I came across in Tokyo.
|Barom 1 and Getter Robo|
|Ultraman Leo, Zaboga, Ultraman MAT, Mirrorman|
|Kamen Riders + Ultraman Leo|
|Check out the cool wheel action on this Rider!|