1. Hi,

    Great toy shop reports! I hope to go to Japan this summer, is there any updates to your reports? Do you know a good way to find out about toy shows or festivals anywhere in Japan?


  2. Hi Larry,

    Thanks for the kind words! I will be updating my Toy Shop guides sometime in the near future as at least one store has closed down from what I noticed on my last trip!

    Also here is a list of the main festivals in Japan:

    Wonder Festival (Winter) – Normally held in February – wf.kaiyodo.net

    Wonder Festival (Summer) – Normally held in July or August – wf.kaiyodo.net

    Super Festival – Various times through out the year – artstorm.co.jp/sufes.html

    Design Fiesta – Normally held in May or November – designfiesta.com

    Tokyo Toy Show – Normally held in summer – toys.or.jp

    I’ve only attended the Tokyo Toy Show a few years ago (see the Mike’s Toy Blog Facebook page for photos)

    But there is a nice variety of shows, best to check the websites out to find which ones you would like to go to when you plan your trip!

    – Mighty Mike

    • Hi Larry,

      Unfortunately Supoji in Akiharbara closed down some time mid to late last year. But, seeing it was a off shoot of G-One super position capsule and their store in Osaka keeps getting smaller and smaller each time I visit, it was only a matter of time, they still had a good run, at least!

      On a couple of occasions they had a few rare Hot Toys among other things and the prices weren’t too bad either.

      -Mighty Mike

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