Figures and Cosplay and Robots oh my! – Wonfest Summer 2014

Being the home of Otaku culture, it’s no wonder that Japan has a series of events dedicated to anime, manga, video games and the like. Twice a year in Tokyo, Wonder Festival is an event that showcases various figures and model kits from some of the countries finest manufacturers, as well as massively talented individuals who show off their Garage Kits and specialist items.

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Diana's Wonder Festival pictures

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Like Comiket and TGS (Tokyo Game Show) there are cosplayers a plenty, and bigger companies like Good Smile Company go all out to show off their in production pieces, with stage shows from idol singers (no photos allowed 🙁 ), decorated racing cars and concept pieces.

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Plenty of opportunities for photos, including sitting in the head of ‘Chamber’ from Gargantia

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Cosplayers attracting huge crowds as always.

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Of course, there is a huge amount of variety on display, with anime characters proving popular, as do older staples like Ultraman and Godzilla.

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

I’m not a figure expert but I do love looking at the artwork and craftsmanship that goes into these collectable pieces. With a full 3 exhibition halls full of tables and event spaces, it was easy to spend a full day just wandering around and looking at all the goodies on display.

Let’s have a look at some of the things on display, and let me know your favourite characters in the comments!

(PS. Full photo gallery can be seen here on Flickr)

 

Diana's Wonder Festival pictures

 

 

 

 

YOTSUBA & Danboro!

Diana's Wonder Festival pictures

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

 

 

Can you ever look at Hatsune Miku in the same way ?

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

 

Some interesting artworks on display, and some truly amazing sculpting too:

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Kancolle had a huge presence at Wonfes. Have you played yet?

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

Diana's Wonder Festival pictures

Incredibly detailed Attack on Titan ‘Collosal Titan’.

Wonder Festival Summer 2014

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