Tokyo Toy Show 2016: The Takara Tomy Star Wars Showcase
Jul06

Tokyo Toy Show 2016: The Takara Tomy Star Wars Showcase

For fans of that iconic galaxy “far, far, away”, the spread of Takara Tomy Star Wars collectibles on display at last month’s International Tokyo Toy Show 2016 (June 9th through June 12th) was a wonderfully enthralling showcase. Nestled among areas dedicated to licensed properties like Beyblade, Thunderbirds, Transformers, and Marvel superheroes, a section of Takara Tomy’s booth in the west hall of the Big Sight...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2016: An Inside Look
Jun09

Tokyo Toy Show 2016: An Inside Look

As in , the west halls of Tokyo’s iconic Big Sight Exhibition Center were once again abuzz with captivating sights, sounds, and thrills as the International Tokyo Toy Show 2016 got underway on June 9th. Marking the 55th anniversary of Japan’s highest profile toy convention, it’s clear that this year’s exhibitors have gone to great lengths to dazzle attendees with a flurry of new action figures, statues, games,...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2015: Takara Tomy Star Wars Collectibles Grab the Spotlight
Jul08

Tokyo Toy Show 2015: Takara Tomy Star Wars Collectibles Grab the Spotlight

Known more for , venerable Japanese toy maker, Takara Tomy, showed off a robust spread of richly authentic Star Wars collectibles at Tokyo Show 2015 (18-21 June) to captivate attendees. The Takara Tomy booth at Tokyo’s long-standing international toy expo showcased a diverse assortment of pieces inspired by the Star Wars universe ranging from the cinematic blockbusters, Episodes I – VI, to the more contemporary...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2015: New, Upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Showcased
Jul01

Tokyo Toy Show 2015: New, Upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Showcased

A persistent, must-see cornerstone of the annual Tokyo Toy Show is the veritable cornucuopia of new and yet to be released Takara Tomy Transformers sure to be on display. As in , guests at the recent  were greeted with a collection of morphable figures that was as robust as it was diverse. While  featured an assortment of tie-in bots inspired by the big-screen feature, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, their 2015 showing...

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Tokyo Toy Show 2015: A Visual Tour
Jun19

Tokyo Toy Show 2015: A Visual Tour

Packing the grand confines of Tokyo’s Big Sight Exhibition Center, the International Tokyo Toy Show 2015 kicked off June 18th delivering the fresh surge of action figures, statues, games, amusement machines, and gadgets for which the long-running summer convention has become known. Over the course of this year’s four-day Tokyo Toy Show (which runs from Thursday, June 18th through Sunday, June 21st in Tokyo’s...

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Hands On with Takara Tomy’s Transformers MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Figure
Mar13

Hands On with Takara Tomy’s Transformers MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Figure

For collectors looking for the definitive Generation 1 version of the Autobots’ diminutive and fiercely loyal warrior spy, Takara Tomy’s Transformers MP-21 Masterpiece Bumblebee Figure is a clear must-have. Like other figures in Takara Tomy’s popular Masterpiece series of , Bumblebee’s appearance is a glowing archetype of authenticity with a sculpt, colors, and proportions that are a close match for the 1980’s...

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A Preview of Upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Figures
Jul28

A Preview of Upcoming Takara Tomy Transformers Figures

Joining the range of , the assortment of all-new, classically inspired Takara Tomy Transformers figures looks to be equally exciting. Arriving in time to celebrate the thirty-year history of the iconic “robots in disguise”, new Takara Tomy Transformers figures on the way include Masterpiece editions of Bumblebee, Wheeljack, and Ultra Magnus (complete with his trailer), along with a special version of Optimus Prime (Convoy)...

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New Transformers Movie Figures Showcased by Takara Tomy
Jun30

New Transformers Movie Figures Showcased by Takara Tomy

With Optimus Prime and company making their return to theaters in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Takara Tomy showcased an assortment of movie-inspired figures to stoke the interest of fans. Visitors to the company’s sprawling booth at the were treated to an up-close look at an assortment of new Transformers movie figures based on returning favorites and new characters. In addition to the quasi-rebooted Optimus Prime, Bumblebee,...

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