We are very proud to announce that our friend Ash will be doing field reports for us from our second home Japan. For his introductory post, Ash attended Super Festival 66 and gave us an amazing thorough account.
Super Festival 66 (Su-Fes for short) took place on Sep. 28th, 2014 at Kagaku Gijutu Kan (Science museum) in Tokyo, Japan.
Su-Fes is a toy event which takes place 3 times a year since 1992.
Makers, individual dealers and stores have booth selling original and commercial toys, apparels, books etc. About 4500 people attend every time. This event is particularly popular among Kaiju, sofubi, and tokusatsu fans.
From what I could see, the booths consisted with about 20% selling original toys, and 80% were stores/dealers.
I arrived at the venue about the same time as the door opened, and a lot of fans lined up looking to score some exclusive items. Obviously, I was too slow to pick up most of the exclusive items, but still able to see some cool toys.
One of the major Kaiju maker had lots of Godzilla figures
Galaxy People is created by Brian Bunting (www.galaxypeople.worldpress.com). Red figure was Su-Fes exclusive figure.
Kenth Toy Works
Custom Painted Chibora was the exclusive which sold out in minutes! They also had some other figures on display including test pull of their latest figure. The new figure is expected to drop before the end of the year!
Restore X Popsoda
Another instant sold-out was Jungle Fever FOG.
A lot of Yokai and Kaiju-Themed sofubi’s at Jetsome booth
Zombie Dobu Rat by Undead Toys is their original sofubi, and this was one of my personal Favorite from this event! (Take note, Kage Maru of Dark Fantasy Undead Toys will be part of Rich Montanari’s Nightmare Fuel opening at Stranger Factory next month!)
Original sofubi called Bakeneko by Geek Market.
Lego Block Secret Base Ginza
There were some interesting booths such as this one selling original Lego Block instruction. You can build your own Gundam with Lego blocks with their instruction!
Maxtoys and Elegab
Maxtoys and Elegab shared booth together
Sunguts had a lot of figures on display, and always crowded with people! Figure artist Pico Pico was at the booth interacting with his fans.
Velocitron / Science Patrol
Lots of exclusive figures including Sametan and Kappa Shonen.
Su-Fes 67 will be held on Jan.11, 2015 and Su-Fes 68 will be held on April 26, 2015.
If you happen to be in Japan, be sure to go check it out!
Report by Ash Shiota