Wonder Festival 2014 Summer is here and that means cute plastic PVC girls and guys. Had to make a new post because of the image cap limit per post. Part 1 can be viewed here.
There’s new figures from currently airing anime and anime to air soon and even some figures from older series. This is day one and I’ve collected all of these images by lurking the net, if you’re a buyer of goods this festival will set how you spend your disposable income for the next 6 months or so.
The Tokyo Wonder Festival (ワンダーフェスティバル), or Wonfes (ワンフェス wanfesu?) for short, is a bi-annual event held in the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba, Japan. The main focus is to display and sell “garage kits”, which are sculptures that usually replicate anime and game characters, but also popular mecha/sci-fi characters and creatures. These models are extremely detail oriented, and many of these sculptures appear in very small quantities due to the amateur nature of their reproduction. Unusually skilled artisans are promoted specifically during the “wonder showcase” (WSC), in which their works are given special attention and limited quantities of their masterpieces are sold for high prices to avid collectors. It also showcases future releases by major toy companies. – Wikipedia
If you’re not a buyer, these figures are still cute and plenty of fun to look at so check it out, it’s a huge gallery so prepare yourself. There’s nearly 400 images and this post will be updated with more images every few hours, so stay tuned!
So what figures will you be purchasing this year?
I’m Jake Caprino, who is more commonly known by the online alias Swaps4. I’m a subcontractor based in Japan. I enjoy writing about anime, video games, and bits & pieces of Japanese culture.