Tokyo Toy Show 2018 Information

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Gamerlingual, Apr 20, 2018.

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    Just wanted to say thank you guys for your coverage
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    If Type R lives in Japan, it makes sense now.
     
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    And I’m wondering if arriving at 11am tomorrow is too late so I can get enough shut eye.
     
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    11am should be fine! Gives you some time to explore and check out the booth before making your way to the stage to secure a seat.
     
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    What are your experiences? Are there places to shop around to buy first party
    Masterpieces and generations figures?
     
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    I've been to TTS a few times, though unfortunately I'm not able to make it this time. Here are some thoughts for you:

    1. Going to Tokyo Big Sight - make sure you know how to get there... assuming you are staying in Central Tokyo, there are two train systems that go to Odaiba. TTS tends to be quite crowded on public days. In previous years the presentation has been in the mornings, so I'm unsure if it will be packed. There may be a small chance there is a queue to enter TTS, and a reasonable chance that you may have to queue to take the escalator upstairs etc. I would definitely aim to arrive at least 1.5 hours before the panel starts.

    2. When you get there, you should immediately go and check out the Takara section. They will probably have a 2-3 big stages outside of the Takara area, one of which will be used for the presentation. No point going too early because there may be other panels/ shows on that stage before the Transformers panel. I think roughly 45 minutes will get you a good seat in the main area, but not quite front row.

    3. If there's time before the panel, just walk around the exhibition, there may be one or two things that catch you eye. As for the TF display itself, here's the bad news: you will have to queue up to enter the Takara area, and possibly the Bandai area as well. That might take up to an hour when it's really crowded, so if that's your cup of tea you should come in the morning. The TF display may be refreshed after the panel... so arguably the order is to attend the panel, and immediately after to join the line. You'll have to slowly mill through the exhibits just to spend 5 min at the TF display, but there will be a lot of people taking photos, especially just after the panel.

    4. As for the panel itself, if past experience is any guide, the first 15-20 minutes will be for children, they will have some games for kids, have some Japanese VA will do something vaguely amusing... and then it starts. If you are lucky, they will have a covered box on the table, which means there is something to reveal.
     
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    @Masabon, are you going to be there this year pal?
     
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    Is there a chance to do shopping?
     
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    Yes/No.
    It's not a show with dealers, just manufacturers. So you can buy some things that various toy manufacturers might be selling. Some things are exclusive, most aren't.
    Eg last year Takara sold the Black Convoy exclusive, but also the Rattrap, Waspinator and Rhinox generations rereleases.
    Last year, after missing out on Convoy, I bought some Pose Skele figures and a T-shirt from other vendors.
    Year before, I got Loudpedal, some Godzilla merch (a shirt, underwear and fridge magnets, same stuff you can buy in many shops in Japan) and some of those plants you grow in a drink bottle.

    But remember, it's a trade and industry show that allows the public in, not a fan oriented event ala Botcon.
    It's also aimed more squarely at 'Toys for kids' rather than 'Toys for collectors'. So expect to see more Anpanman and Lego than Figma and Masterpiece Transformers. So if hordes of screaming children and parents set your teeth on edge you're going to have a bad time.
     
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    Good morning, Japan.
     
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    Not Likely.
     
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    One of my jobs is teaching English to 3 to 6 year olds. So I’m not gonna get riled up by the rugrats
     
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    You poor poor man. I live across the road from a Kindergarten in Kawasaki. Most mornings make me long for a firebomb.

    But yeah, TTS is cool enough I guess, but don't build massive hopes up. The Transformers section is smaller than photos usually suggest and like others said, expect to get ushered through somewhat fast, while the rest of the Takara booth is centred around other things (sometimes have cool Star Wars and Marvel stuff). And Besides Takara, Bandai and Hot Toys stuff, you'll find most other places really are TOYS and not adult collectible things. You still some cool things and if you teach young kids (I'm SO sorry) you get an appreciation of what they are into.
     
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    Go fig
     
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    Ain’t nothing poor about it. I work only one hour a week and the pay is $38 hourly. It’s fun to teach them and I don’t stress. Plus my main job pays more hourly. Who am I to complain?
     
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    Oh also, the walk from the station to the actual hall where the Show is in the Convention Centre can be quite long and not well covered for a good part of it, so make sure you grab a drink.
     
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    Roger that
     
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    So would today be the day for a reveal?
     
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