Tokyo Sky Tree exclusive Gashapon24 February, 2012 by Chad
Spotted these from coverage of the recent Wonder Festival 2012 Winter. From Kaiyodo comes a set of intricate capsule toys featuring popular Tokyo attractions such as the Tokyo Tower, Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. The Tokyo Landmark set of Gashapon collectibles will be available exclusively at the Tokyo Sky Tree when it opens later this year in May.
There are a total of 5 different attractions in this first Tokyo Landmark set. In addition to the previously mentioned buildings, Asakusa’s Sensoji Kaminarimon Gate and the National Diet Building are also replicated in minature form. It will be fun to collect them all, especially should Kaiyodo expand this series to other landmarks in the future.
Exclusive capsule toys are not something new in Japan. Pretty much every significant travel attraction in Japan has its own special line of collectibles too. For example, you’ll find takoyaki capsule toys at Osaka Shinsekai or specifically branded marine figures at Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan. Kaiyodo’s are special though in the amount of workmanship. Hopefully, the final product matches the quality shown here.
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