Bandai Spirits Hosts “TAMASHII NATIONS 2020” Virtual Festival – November 6-8, 2020 (JST)
Bandai Spirits issued a press release last night announcing its TAMASHI NATIONS 2020 virtual festival. With the theme “Figure Museum,” TAMASHII NATIONS 2020 will take place November 6-8, 2020 (JST).and feature close to 1,000 figures and robots from top franchises including Kamen Rider, Ultraman, Dragon Ball, Gundam and Demon Slayer.
The event website offers a VR Exhibition Hall, which provides a 360 degree view of all the figure and robot exhibitions, a hi-resolution photo gallery and an assortment of exclusive content planned throughout the festival, including a special introduction “Jujutsu Kaisen” and new product from series with guest voice actor Tyunya Enoki, who plays the main character Yuji Itadori.
The press release reads as follows…
■”TAMASHII NATION 2020” Event Outline
●Dates & Times ： Begins Friday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m. JST Ends Sunday, November 8, at 11:59 p.m. JST. ●Venue ： Special event website : “TAMASHII NATION 2020”
In this event, we will mainly present two brands: “Soul of Chogokin” as “ROBOT EXHIBITIONS” and “S.H.Figuarts” as “FIGURE EXHIBITIONS”. Various products such as the latest ones and also the ones displayed in the past will be there to stir up excitement.
◆“Soul of Chogokin” Special Exhibitions
The Soul of Chogokin brand was established in 1997, created as die-cast metal toys. New animated TV show “Getter Robo Arc” which is the final chapter of Getter Robo Saga by Dynamic Pro will be commercialized. From Pacman, this year marks its 40th anniversary, we will announce the “Chogokin Pacman”.
◆New animated TV show “BACK ARROW”
We will announce several new products: “THE ROBOT SPIRITS MUGA” for ANIPLEX’s new animated TV show “BACK ARROW” (starts on TV in January 2021). We will also have a special virtual panel having guests as an animation director Goro Taniguchi and a scriptwriter Kazuki Nakashima.
◆METAL STRUCTURE’s 2nd model & 10th anniversary of “METALBUILD”
We will be announcing “MSN-04 SAZABI” as a 2nd METAL STRUCTURE model which is the sequel to the “RX-93 ν Gundam” released last year. Moreover, the ultimate toy brand which got the best of both the die-cast metal and the ability to arrange its model designs, “METALBUILD” 10th anniversary project will begin.
◆KAMEN RIDER’s 50th anniversary project for “S.H.Figuarts” series
Next year marks the 50th anniversary of KAMEN RIDER. We will display the lineups of 400 KAMEN RIDER figures that came out as S.H.Figuarts series up until now. Furthermore, we will introduce new products including “S.H.Figuarts KAMEN RIDER EDEN” for its first appearance.
◆ “Demon Slayer” product lineup
From the animated TV show “Demon Slayer”, we will have the first ever real-sized replica of Tanjiro Kamado’s Nichirin Sword by PROPLICA. In this event, there will be a first appearance of the real-sized replica of Kyojuro Rengoku’s Nichirin Sword as 2nd Demon Slayer’s PROPLICA series product.
◆New brand “TAMASHII STUDIO PREMIUM”
We will announce a pre-painted statue brand “TAMASHII STUDIO PREMIUM” with an overwhelming presence over 23 inch height and luxurious appearance. Modeling by a veteran prototype maker. Spirits connected by the hands of an artisan. The works that come from this studio bear a spirit like no other.
As the very first item from this brand series is going to be the “ULTRAMAN ZERO”.
■Special exclusive contents during the event!
There are a lot of special contents you can enjoy during this event. You can easily access where you would like to see at the VR exhibition hall, and also there are contents that make you visit this event many times!
🔴VR Exhibition Hall
You can easily find the VR Exhibition hall because it is at the top page of the event website! When you click the marks, you can look at the figures from any angles.
Many items in this event can be seen in high resolution including the packages.
■Various programs will be streaming during the event!
We will be streaming programs introducing new products and new shows during the event.
🔴TV anime “Jujutsu Kaisen” special program welcoming the voice actor, Junya Enoki who plays Yuji Itadori!
Friday, November 6 @ 10：00 a.m. JST
MC: Yuki Ayami
Guest： Junya Enoki
Introducing TV anime “Jujutsu Kaisen” with the voice actor Junya Enoki who plays main character, Yuji Itadori! From TAMASHII NATIONS, the action figures by S.H.Figuarts and the Ryomen Sukuna by PROPLICA will be commercialized.
About Bluefin (Bandai Namco Collectibles)
Bluefin is a leading master and channel distributor of Japanese toys, collectibles, novelty and hobby products. The company’s extensive product line features a diverse and continually expanding catalog of high quality and popular collectibles from Asia. As a Bandai Namco group company, Bluefin distributes products in the U.S. for Bandai Tamashii Nations, Hobby and Shokugan. The company’s array of brand offerings also includes products from Storm Collectibles, Mr. Hobby/GSI, SEN-TI-NEL and Flame Toys, for which the company is the North American exclusive distributor. Bluefin is also the official North American consumer products and retail development partner for Studio Ghibli.
Additional company information is available at bluefinbrands.com.