Happening in Japan

2016 International Tokyo Toy Show (Photo Gallery)


Musical cats, miniature classrooms, Godzilla, and more are on display at the 2016 International Tokyo Toy Show.

Munyumunyu Do-re-mi-fa Kyatto from Takara Tomy Arts are cute and musical cats. Press down on their pleasantly squishy backs and they mew a tune. Users can also switch them to single-note mode and play their own masterpieces.

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Bandai’s Tamagotchi. In its latest Tamagotchi M!x, the digital pets get married and pass on their genes to the next generation.

The 4CH Toy Drone Quattrox Core from Kyōshō Egg.

This S.H. Monster Arts Godzilla figure from Bandai is based on the new version from the movie Shin Gojira (Godzilla Resurgence), set to open in Japan on July 29, 2016.

Tomica Hyper Rescue vehicles from Takara Tomy.

The Dino Builder Triceratops set from Artec. Blocks can be combined to create five kinds of dinosaurs, not only a triceratops. The stegosaurus is pictured above.

The Sagrada Familia deluxe edition is a recent entry in Kawada’s popular Nanoblock series.

Ouchi de Kantan Minna de Aisu from Happinet is an appliance for easily making ice cream at home. Chill it in the freezer, add milk and other ingredients, press the switch, and the ice cream is ready in no time.

Large figures from Star Wars: The Force Awakens on display in the Takara Tomy booth.

A giant Ultraman figure on display at the Bandai booth. The superhero celebrates his fiftieth anniversary in July 2016.

Pose Skeletons from Re-ment can be arranged to suit a variety of situations.

Tōei Animation displays its Yuruuui Gegege no Kitarō Line stickers in its booth. These are a more adorable take on the scary manga series. The studio will also release related mascot goods.

This display combines Spiderman, Iron Man, and other Marvel superheroes from Takara Tomy’s Metal Figure Collection with themed Tomica vehicles.

Sawayaka 4-Kumi from Re-ment is a tiny, but detailed, re-creation of an elementary school classroom, an entry in its Petit Sample Series.

Bandai’s Kapukyara Fujiko F. Fujio characters are assembled using parts from capsules designed with character faces.

In the Panel World Go! Shinkansen series, users create courses for trains to run on by slotting together panels like pieces of a jigsaw.

Takara Tomy’s Licca-chan doll will celebrate her fiftieth anniversary in 2017. The 2015 version Licca targets adults with a particular emphasis on stylish clothing.

(Banner Photo: Submariner Camera from CCP can take pictures and record video underwater. It is operated with an infrared remote control and comes equipped with an extendable arm for dispensing food and drawing fish in closer.)

2016 International Tokyo Toy Show

Open to public: Saturday June 11, 9:00–17:00; Sunday June 12, 9:00–16:00
Place: Tokyo Big Sight
Entry: Free
Official website: http://www.toys.or.jp/toyshow/index_en.html

▼Further reading
Japan’s Resurgent Toy Market: The 2015 International Tokyo Toy Show Not Just for Kids: The 2013 International Tokyo Toy Show

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