Yep, it's that time once again. The day-long toygasm known as Superfestival (No. 46!) is set to go off this Tuesday at the Tokyo Science Museum with many, many fresh new releases for collectors of overpriced and underavailable toys. While there are always super-secret releases from our favorite vinyl dealers, here are some interesting pre-show tidbits:
According to Target Earth's website, Bagun stands approximately 25 cm tall (somewhere between standard and 'big' size... I think) and has 7 points of articulation (including wings and the head nubble). Bagun hails from the illustration series known as "Showa Kaiju no Sekai" (World of the Showa-era Kaiju) and was drawn by Kajita Tatsuji (see photograph on TE blog). Kajita-sense (as he is called by TE) oversaw the modeling of the prototype piece for Bagun. He will also be on-hand at TE's Superfestival booth to sign the pieces.
TE notes in the entry that there are two variations of Bagun, which he calls Bagun 1-go and 2-go. The one to be released immediately is 1-go, while 2-go is currently under development to be released soon. It should be interesting to see how this will match up with Shikaruna Koubo's apparently intended release of its own Bagun 2-go.
Bagun will be sold with original header art by Kajita-sensei, based on the illustration shown in this post.
Perhaps most excitingly, however, TE says that they currently intend to release all 11 standard size kaiju from the Showa Kaiju no Sekai series! Uchuu Kaiju Bagun, deruzo!
Bagun will retail at the show for JPY 7000. Other releases should be around JPY 6000.
(I have not reproduced the photographs in this entry by the request of TE, as noted on his website.)
Shikaruna-Koubo - mini-Zagora + mini-Dagigon + standard Mighty
Shikaruna-Koubo, who has recently been turning heads with its ultra-limited trio of Gehju Gaezal website releases (3 releases of 5 pieces each!), will be pulling a triple play at Superfestival with a couple of minis and preorders for a new standard-size figure!
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