Last weekend, the twice yearly Wonder Festival got underway in Chiba, outside Tokyo. There were tons of figurines and statues! You love those, right?
At last weekend's Wonder Festival in Japan, there was an array of plastic figurines and models on display. Many of them were cute, a few of them were scary, and some of them were oh so very macho.
The main draw at this weekend's Wonder Festival was all the plastic on display. The twice a year event showcases recently released and upcoming figurines and statues, as well as rare, customized ones.
This weekend, the winter Wonder Festival barreled through Tokyo. The twice a year event is primarily for figurines, but hey, where there are nerds, there are cosplaying nerds.
Spotted at the recent Wonder Festival, this 1/35 scale Space Battleship Yamato measures over 16 feet was was erected to promoted upcoming anime Space Battleship Yamato: 2199.
The real question isn't how many figures and toys are at the bi-annual Wonder Festival, but rather, can you process all the stunning plastic chaos? Well, can you?
The Wonder Festival isn't only about cosplay. Rather, the event is dedicated to figurines and models. So of them are production models, which are mass-produced, while other pieces are limited edition or even one-off pieces.
The Wonder Festival roared through Japan over the weekend. The biannual event is a gathering of figure collectors and makers—as well as cosplayers.
DeathSmiles is a horizontal shmup from bullet hell developer Cave. It's not my favorite Cave title by any stretch, but it does have a sizeable following due to its Christmas-in-Hell asethetic. Plus, the game stars Gothic Lolitas, like batgirl Casper. People seem to like those.
It's hot and humid. Time to head to the beach, or don colorful costumes and hang out with nerds. Whichever!
This weekend, the bi-annual Wonder Festival, an event for video game and anime figurines and sculptures, roared through Tokyo. And whenever there's a nerd gathering, there's gonna be cosplay.
This past weekend, collectible figurine event Wonder Festival was held in Chiba, Japan. Collectors and cosplayers gathered for the festivities. Voice actress Haruna Ikezawa was in attendance, and she ended up having a rotten time.
Over the weekend, collectible figure event Wonder Festival steamrolled through Japan. We've already seen the figures. Now, let's have a look at the cosplay. These are figurines, real-life ones.
Putting models together and painting them are not easy. Finishing them and making them look great takes skill. And skill is expensive.
Wonder Festival is a bi-annual event for figurines and cosplay. It's one of the biggest of its kind, with D.I.Y. hobby figure-makers showing off their pieces as well as companies that specialize in turning resin into bookshelf sculptures.
Bridget from fighting game Guilty Gear might look like a girl, but Bridget is not a girl. Bridget is a boy. This Bridget, this Bridget is a girl. Maybe.
It's an umbrella that looks like a sword. Or maybe it's a sword that looks like an umbrella.
Right now, it's hot in Japan, unbearably so. That didn't keep the cosplayers away from this weekend's Wonder Festival figurine event in Chiba, Japan.
Wonder Festival, wonderful, geddit?