BIG-ASS GALLERY #1 - 2014 Tokyo International Toy Show [TOP 14 of '14]
The following article, originally published on July 1, was AkihabaraNews' 2nd most popular of 2014. Senior Contributor Nayalan went to this event under duress. But it paid off, which means Editor Reno wins.
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As Promised, Here is a Big-Ass Gallery of Really Great Photos. Of Toys
Last month, the 2014 Tokyo International Toy Show - an event with the best or worst acronym ever, you decide - was held at the Tokyo Big Sight tradeshow and conference center out in Tokyo Bay. The venue is huge, the show is huge. It's literally and figuratively awesome.
BIG-ASS GALLERY #2
The show's also filled with screeching children and cringeworthy, borderline creepy marketing tactics that can make a human ashamed to be one. Among this year's traumatized attendees was AkihabaraNews' Senior Contributor and Panasonic GH3 Symbiote Nayalan Moodley. Despite his icky feelings from being around so much happiness, he shot some amazing photos. A lot of them.
And so, thanks to our brave photographer's perseverance through the minefield of overwhelming joy and glee, we present here the first of 3 BIG-ASS GALLERIES. You'll find the gallery links and Nayalan's video essay below - ENJOY!
Some Event Background:
"The Tokyo Toy Show is Japan’s most important fair for toys and has existed since 1962 – in various forms and with different names. The motto of the event is "EnterTOYment - toys make the world smile". Besides games, dolls and plush products, the product groups in Tokyo include seasonal and electronic toys. The event is divided into two parts: only trade visitors are admitted on the first two days, whereas end consumers are also welcome on the last two days. The Tokyo Toy Show in 2013 took place in the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center from 13 to 16 June. Overall, 18.738 trade visitors and 140.573 end-consumers attended the fair." -Via World of Toys
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