Tamashii Feature’s is Bandai’s own personal toy show, showcasing the new projects and properties that they will be releasing in the following year. So to wrap up our coverage of the Japanese toy industry this week, our own Robert Baldwin stopped by on media preview night to check out what Bandai has in store.
I wanted to start this off with what I think is the biggest news. Like many of you, I was extremely sad to see the essential end to the kaiju figures in the Sci-Fi Revoltech line. That sting is lessened a bit by Bandai’s revelation of their own highly detailed and super-articulated Godzilla line.
This new Godzilla line will be available this fall. We couldn’t actually measure the figures, but they seemed to be about seven inches tall. Also, they are going for a more modern look with the first wave with the promise of older versions and other monsters if the initial release performs well. No information on pricing yet.
We’ve got a lot more pics from the show and we’ve broken them up into two galleries for easier viewing:
Includes Soul of Chogokin’s of Aegis, Combat-san, and Hoihoi-san as well D-Arts, Pretty Cure, Samurai Trooper (Armor Plus), Saint Seiya, & Star Driver.
Includes Tiger & Bunny, Ultraman, Ultraman Zero, Composite, Scryed, UMW, Doraemon (RobotDamashii), Pa-Man, Glen Fire, Mirror Knight, MSG, El Shadai, & Macross.
There were also presentations for all of One Piece, two Saint Seiya, one Ultraman and one Rockman, but they were off limits to photos.
Last, but not least, the current word on Sailor Moon is that Bandai is working on a new licensing agreement as we speak and there are new merchandising plans. We’ll just have to wait and see how this turns out.
Thanks again to Robert for his great coverage!