19 August 2012
Tamashii Feature Vol.4 Hong Kong
Last weekend Tamashii Nation of Bandai has hosted an exhibition in Hong Kong called Tamashii Feature Vol.4, which took place in KITEC. It is to show off what new toys are coming soon. It was open to public on 12th & 13th August, but it was also open to those specially invited on 11th.
At the main hall of the building, there are a few figures on display for people who are queuing to get ito the venue. Here we have Ultraman figures on display.
Kamen Rider chibi figures
Wing Gundam mecha girl & Son Goku
Display shelves at entrance
Entrance to venue
The main hall showing off the new 12-inch action figure line called 12"PM (12 Perfect Model).
Interactive touch screen showing pictures of designs and structures
Barnaby Brooks Jr.
Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, the man inside Wild Tiger
Barnaby Brooks Jr.
Akiba Red of the Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger
Wild Tiger & Barnaby Brooks Jr. in action
Now onto other figures, which are all brushed to one side of the hall. First off is the D-Arts line, which varies from Digimon to Persona, and even King of Fighters. A little strange how no Mega Man (aka Rockman) figures are shown here though.
D-Arts Kight Blazer
D-Arts Terry Bogard
chibi-arts figures from One Piece and Code Geass
UltraArt Ultraman Max
Latest and upcoming figures of the Figuarts Zero lineup
Other shokugan scale figure lines
Upcoming C-style Petit EVA figures
Half Age Character series, here showing figures from One Piece
And the Chouzoukei Damashii figures, again here showing figures from One Piece
A huge display of One Piece figures for the Figuarts Zero lineup
Robot Damashii line
Super Robot Chougokin line
DX Super Robot Chougokin Mazinger Z with light-up gimmick on display
DX Super Robot Chougokin lineup on a conveyer belt display
Armor Girls Project (AGP), a relatively new line of mecha girls including Gundam girls and characters from Infinite Stratos (aka IS) and Strike Witches
Cecilia Alcott from IS and Strike Witches girls
Laura Bodewig from IS and Gundam Girls
SIC Kamen Rider Decade
SIC Kamen Rider OOO Tatoba Combo
S.H.MonsterArts lineup on display
S.H.MonsterArts Fire Rodan
S.H.MonsterArts Moguera & Godzilla
S.H.MonsterArts Space Godzilla & Mecha Godzilla
S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla 1995 version from Godzilla vs Destoroyah movie
A closer look at the Ghidorah's heads
S.H.Figuarts Silver Crow from Accel World
S.H.Figuarts Dragon Ball Z lineup. Most of these would be under web shop exclusives I afirad.
Son Gohan vs Cell. The effects do look pretty cool.
S.H.Figuarts Kamen Rider Fourze lineup.
S.H.Figuarts Kamen Riders
S.H.Figuarts Akibarangers with Mong Kok's Animate shop at the background lol XD
And life size Akibarangers on display
More Akibaranger-related figures on display
Tiger & Bunny chibi figures on display
S.H.Figuarts Tiger & Bunny lineup
Other Tiger & Bunny merchandise
Saint Seiya Myth Cloth line, which has been going for nearly 10 years.
Myth Cloth Pegasus Kouga from Saint Seiya Omega
Myth Cloth Poseidon
Myth Cloth EX Sagittarius Aioros
Premium Bandai Hong Kong display case, showing the figures available for pre-order in the Hong Kong web store.
To finish off, there is a line displaying past Tamashii Features and Tamashii Nation events
As well as a few samples of toy lines that are introduced over the recent years.
It's nice to see Bandai taking the time and a place to display upcoming toys in a venue like so, and also with free admission. The 12"PM display really does take up the majority of the space at the centre of circular hall, perhaps up to 75% with a lot of empty space, whereas the others are shoved to one side of the venue as an arc.
Personally, I think that the event done last year, which was a first time done in Hong Kong back then, was done a bit better; there were a lot more interactions such as videos showing how chokugin toys were built and painted in factories, or letting people play around with the then yet-to-be-released GFFMC RX-78-2 Gundam THE ORIGIN version.
A selection of photos can also be seen at Tamashii Nations in Hong Kong's official facebook.