While most of us were focused on SDCC last weekend, the Japanese toy industry was celebrating their own show-and-tell shindig at Summer Wonder Festival 2011. Our man in Japan, Robert Baldwin, was there to capture the latest and greatest from Kaiyodo, The Good Smile Co., and the other manufacturers who attended.
Before we get to the pictures, I’d like to thank Robert for all his hard work. This would definitely not be possible without him.
I’d also like to thank the great folks at Kaiyodo for allowing us to cover this event.
Like last time, we’ve broken down the galleries by categories to make finding things a bit easier. Also, don’t forget to check back for updates!
Gallery A – Assemble Borg This is one of the coolest toy lines to pop up in the last few years. Entirely customizable, what these figures can be is only limited by your imagination. This year the three members of Toy Tribe, the creators of Assemble Borg, even held a fan panel.
Gallery B – Sci-Fi Revoltech This is one of my favorite toy lines. One look at their new War Machine figure should tell you why. But that’s not all! There’re also figures for Monsters Inc., Jurassic Park, and a very cool movie Optimus Prime.
Gallery C – Yamaguchi Revoltech There’s Muv-Luv, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Zone of Enders, FLCL, and more!
Gallery D – Good Smile Company The Big O (woo hoo!), Drossel’s new look, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Miku Hatsune, Berserk, and 3A World War Robot.
Gallery E – more Good Smile Co. Wonderfest exclusives, Black Rock Shooter, more Miku, Sonic the Hedgehog, and other random goodies.
UPDATE! Gallery F – the wonderful world of Konami’s Busou Shinki.
UPDATE! Gallery G – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and much more.