Taito-ku, TOKYO – March 3, 2017: BANDAI Co., Ltd., a Japanese toy company, announces a worldwide tour of figure display events to be held in 10 cities over the course of the year in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of its TAMASHII NATIONS brand of collectible figures.

 The twofold aim is to thank all of the TAMASHI NATIONS fans who have supported the brand, and to spread the word about TAMASHII NATIONS to even more potential fans across the globe.

 

TAMASHII NATIONS is proud to announce the third event in the annual series. TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR: NEW YORK CITY will be held at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall in Manhattan on April 29th-30th.

The event will center around new products from the DRAGON BALL series (the latest incarnation of which, DRAGON BALL SUPER, is now airing in the US), and the MEISHO MOVIE/MANGA REALIZATION action figure series of popular STAR WARS and MARVEL UNIVERSE characters re-envisioned in Japanese samurai style. In addition, popular anime characters from NARUTO and SAILOR MOON, plus characters already well known to fans from the WWE franchise and GODZILLA series, will also be on display. Other interactive opportunities are planned as well, such as a “touch and try” corner allowing fans to interact with the actual products and a photo spot for taking fun pictures. A total of 9 commemorative products will make their world debut for sale on-site as well.

The World Tour kicked off in December, 2016 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. It was followed by Hong Kong in February, and coming up in April, New York City, which will follow up with June, in Mexico. The worldwide celebration will continue with exciting new events and product unveilings in other cities leading up to October of 2017, with the final stop, TAMASHII NATION 2017, being held in November in Tokyo — a spectacular event commemorating the 10 year history of the beloved brand.

 

Contact:

BANDAI Co., Ltd. Collectors Toy Department

Hannah Lemmer

Email: lemmer@bandai.co.jp

URL: http://tamashii.jp/tour/

 

TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR “NEW YORK CITY”

Event:                   TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR “NEW YORK CITY”

Sponsor:               BANDAI Co., Ltd., Collectors Toy Department

Date:                    April 29, 2017 – April 30, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

29th: 9:00am – 7:00pm; 30th: 9:00am – 6:00pm (EST)

Venue:                  Grand Central Terminal, VANDERBILT HALL

Admission:           Free

For Sale:                9 exclusive items sold on-site

 

About “TAMASHII NATIONS”

TAMASHII NATIONS is a fusion of top Japanese figure brands from the Bandai Collectors Toy Department, established in March 2008. TAMASHII means “soul” in Japanese, and the brand is built from the “soul’s” creative DNA and powered by passion to create cool, fun, and amazing product. The brand is recognized for its superior level of quality and design and is quickly becoming a global sensation in the collector industry. When you see a TAMASHII NATIONS brand product, you know we have poured our heart and soul into producing a top quality figure. We guarantee you will find TAMASHII NATIONS is a brand constantly evolving to offer something different, new, and surprising.

■ CREATIVE USE OF MATERIAL:

TAMASHII NATIONS is one of the only and most adept manufacturers at employing die-cast material in articulated figures. Die-cast can be used to add a sense of weight, enriching the tactile experience of owning a top quality figure. In addition, multiple resin types are used to enhance articulation fluidity and character representation.

■ OUTSTANDING ARTICULATION:

TAMASHII NATIONS takes great care to maintain the most desirable balance of character proportion while optimizing for a maximum level of articulation. Precisely placed joints allow for dynamic posing to recreate intense action sequences and iconic poses.

 

TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR

 

The TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR is a world tour commemorating 10 years of the TAMASHII NATIONS brand with figure display events being held in 10 cities over the course of a year.

 

TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR Event Schedule

Dec 1-4, 2016               Sao Paolo, Brazil (TAMASHII NATIONS booth at Comic-Con Experience 2016)

Feb 10-12, 2017             Hong Kong (TAMASHII NATIONS booth at C3 in Hong Kong)

Apr 29-30, 2017            New York, USA (Standalone event in Grand Central Terminal)

May 27-28, 2017            Osaka, Japan (Standalone event in Herbis Hall)

Jun 2017                          Mexico City, Mexico (Venue TBD)

Additional events planned for China, Taiwan, France, Spain, and Italy (10 cities total)

Nov 2017                          Akihabara, Tokyo        “TAMASHI NATION 2017”

 

■TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR “OSAKA”

Event:                   TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR “OSAKA”

Sponsor:               BANDAI Co., Ltd., Collectors Toy Department

Date:                     May 27, 2017 – May 28, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

27th: 9:00am – 7:00pm; 28th: 9:00am – 6:00pm (EST)

Venue:                  Osaka, Herbis Hall B2F

Admission:           Free

On Sale:                9 exclusive items sold on-site

It has been six years since the Bandai Collectors Division held a standalone figure event in Osaka! This event will showcase a number of large-scale items and project kick offs! Look forward to new products from the MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM and other popular robot series, the KAMEN RIDER series, anime, comics, and more! World Tour commemorative items and many other activities will be held as well.

 

■TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR “MEXICO CITY”

Event:                  TAMASHII NATIONS 10th Anniversary WORLD TOUR “MEXICO CITY”

Sponsor:              ANIMEXICO, BANDAI Co., Ltd., Collectors Toy Department

Date:                    June 10, 2017 – June 11, 2017 (Saturday & Sunday)

Venue:                 EXPO REFORMA

On Sale:               9 exclusive items sold on-site

The fifth stop on the TAMASHII NATIONS WORLD TOUR is Mexico City! This event will center on locally popular characters from SAINT SEIYA and DRAGON BALL! The SAINT SEIYA portion will feature many new items making their world debut here. In addition, visitors can look forward to large-scale character statue displays and exciting performances!

 

■WOLD TOUR Exclusive Items

※All prices include sales tax.

※Prices listed are for Japan. For specific prices and purchase methods for each venue, please check the official event site.

■S.H.Figuarts SON GOKOU KAIOHKEN Ver. Price: 6,500JPY

■THE ROBOT SPIRITS MS-06 ZAKUⅡ MASS PRODUCTIO MODEL ver. A.N.I.M.E. Real Type Color Price: 6,500JPY

■SUPER ROBOT CHOGOKIN SHIN MAZINGER Z Gold Ver.   Price: 9,000JPY

■SAINT CLOTH MYTH Goddess Athena                                           Price: 12,000JPY

■SAINT CLOTH MYTH APPENDIX GOLD CLOTH OBJECT ARIES WORLD TOUR Ver. Price: (Set)12,000JPY

■S.H.Figuarts BODY-KUN WORLD TOUR Ver.                             Price:5,000JPY

■S.H.Figuarts BODY-CHAN WORLD TOUR Ver.                          Price:5,000JPY

■TAMASHII STAGE WORLD TOUR Ver.                                          Price:2,000JPY

■DARUMA CLUB WORLD TOUR Ver.                                               Price:1,200JPY

 

NOTICE

[Notice regarding on-site commemorative product sales]

※Commemorative products are produced in limited numbers and are sold on a first come, first served basis.

※We cannot answer inquiries about the numbers of products produced.

※We cannot sell commemorative products to customers younger than 14, even if a guardian is present.

※Some commemorative products may also be sold via TAMASHII WEB online shopping.

 

 

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