TAMASHII NATION 2018 Event Shows Off Latest Figures: Dragon Ball, Gundam, and More
posted on by Kim Morrissy
Bandai Spirits showed off around 400 of their latest figures to the public from October 26-28. The lineup was from Bandai Spirits's “TAMASHII NATION” brand, which sells high-quality figures mainly for adult collectors.
The figures were shown off at two venues in Akihabara: the Akihabara Bellesalle and the Akihabara UDX. The Bellesalle venue was free to explore, although the UDX venue cost 1,000 yen to enter.
Here are some of the notable figures on display for anime fans:
Broly, the legendary Saiyan warrior. His design appears to be based on his character design from the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film.
Not to be outdone, the other Dragon Ball characters got their own chance to shine - including Goku in every single one of his forms (except for his ape form). At this rate, his hair will represent all of the colors on the rainbow.
The original Gundam series is revived with a large-scale model of the White Base mobile suit carrier. Mechs that appear throughout the series were also on display to complete the scene.
The big showcase outside the Akihabara Bellesalle showed off the latest Gundam and Saint Seiya figures.
A life-sized version of the Shin Keroro Robo from the new spinoff Sgt. Frog manga Chō Keroro Gunsō UC: Keroro Robo Daikessen (Super Sgt. Frog Ultra Cool: Keroro Robo's Epic Climactic Battle).
Mechs for the other characters were also on display, albeit on a smaller scale.
The eponymous duo from DOUBLE DECKER! Doug & Kirill got their own figures. A signed shikishi from Masakazu Katsura, the original character designer of the anime, was also on display.
On the other side of the display was TIGER & BUNNY, a 2011 anime series that shares many staff members with DOUBLE DECKER!
The Space Battleship Yamato had all cannons ready! Visitors could toggle the direction of the cannons on this large-scale model, as well as it look at it from all angles.
Walkure won't betray you! The mechs from the Macross Delta film were available to admire.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Phantom Thief Jeanne, life-like replicas of Jeanne's tools were on display at the event. Manga artist Arina Tanemura left a signed shikishi congratulating Tamashii Nation for putting these beautiful replicas on the market.
The six main characters from Kirakira ☆ Precure a la Mode got figures to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Precure series.
Cowboy Bebop is celebrating its 20th anniversary with new figures for Spike, the Bebop, and Vicious.
Inside the Akihabara UDX, cosplayers from Girls und Panzer director Tsutomu Mizushima's new original series Kōya no Kotobuki Hikōtai (The Kotobuki Squadron in The Wilderness) welcome visitors inside.
Figures of the characters are already in production.
The Akihabara UDX exhibit was very heavy on robots. Classic robot series like Tetsujin 28th, Densetsu Kyojin Ideon, and Mazinger got new toys, appealing to nostalgic collectors.
As one would expect of one of the most popular robot series of all time, Evangelion had some new figures to show off too.
The Valkyries from Macross were shown in their various forms.
There were some character figures to balance out all of those robots. Zero-Two and Ichigo from Darling in the FranXX were shown with their mecha counterparts.
Meanwhile, a whole new array of Sailor Moon props were on display to accompany the series' revival.
Naruto and One Piece get some love too.
Finally, here's more Saint Seiya and Gundam, because this event could not have enough of them.
Besides anime and manga properties, the event also displayed figures from Ultraman, the Marvel cinematic universe, Harry Potter, and more. For a more detailed breakdown of what figures were on display, check out the Tamashii Nation 2018 website.