For fans of high-end action figures and diecast toys, then you will be happy to hear that Bandai Spirits is opening a Tamashii Nations pop-up store in New York this Friday.
Much like the Tamashii Nations store in Akihabara, Tokyo, this New York version will be a mix of new toys on display and exclusive items that are only available at that store.
Originally, Bandai Spirits had a showroom for upcoming toy releases in Akihabara. That way collectors and fans could see the toys up close before buying them. You even had hands on events in some instances.
This was then fleshed out into a store, that acted as both a gallery and a means to buy figures and toys directly from Bandai Spirits.
As this year marks the 10th anniversary of the Metal Build toyline, there will be quite a lot on show at the New York store. Not to mention the re-release of the Soul of Chogokin Voltron will likely have something at the pop-up store as well.
In addition, for customers that spend over a certain amount on certain items at the New York store, they will also receive free gifts (while stocks last).
So if you are in New York, the Tamashii Nations pop-up store opens on March 5 on 605 Fifth Avenue. Opening times are from 11:00am to 7:00pm and the pop-up store will be there until April 25.
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