After we did our live-streaming show, Today's Arrival (2016/12/09), we visited Hero☆Star to check on their construction progress. Mr. Wakafuji, the owner of the bar, welcomed us there and gave us some updates on it.
The picture on the left shows Mr. Wakafuji standing next to the bar counter and you see it is still not completed at this point. He explains that the counter will be covered with acrylic board on the top of it and many on mini-size figures will be displayed in the case with LED lights. So when you sit at the counter with your drinks, you can see through all the figures right beneath your arms on the counter. When you look out of the window form the counter, you will see 2 of 7-8 feet-tall Hero Figures standing by the windows behind Mr. Wakafuji. Above your head, there will be more clear cases and shelves for like Megazords and other Toku-Hero figures to be displayed.
Hero☆Star is not just for the drinks and toys. There will be a mini Karaoke stage way back in the room with large 3 LCD displays as well as DAM Karaoke System will be installed for Tokusatsu Fans to sing their favorite Toku-related Karaoke themes. Not just for the toku-dans, but this mini-stage will be used by Ani-son & Tokusatsu Song Singers in near future as Mr. Wakafuji plans to invite many of them just like he did last time.
The bar will be open on Dec. 20th for only limited friends & customers and Mr. Wakafuji & CSTOYS International are planning a small party on Saturday, Dec. 24th starting from 2 PM JST live-streaming from Hero☆Star. We will be testing out our Online Karaoke party for the first time ever with you and our friends from the world as well. More details on this will be coming soon so stay tuned.
Ultraman is a franchise I never really thought I would get into it. When I hopped into the tokusatsu fandom again there was no currently airing series, and I was just so busy with Sentai and Rider. Ain't nobody got time for Ultraman, right?
I'm glad I was wrong. After a rocky start with trying to get into the franchise with Ultraman Ginga, a good old website called Crunchyroll announced they'd be simulcasting the newest series, Ultraman X. I was hooked. Flash foward to now, with Ultraman Geed being the newest series, and Ultraman once again has me hooked in both their toys and their show.
Most people reading this are super familiar with your standard Japanese packaging. especially in the world of Tokusatsu. You can always expect some bright, colorful packaging with group shots adorning the package, usually with the owner of the toy with a big image on the front. It’s bright and captures your attention instantly.
Any wholesaler distributions have chances to be delay, postponed or canceled at its worst. Luckily we didn't get canceled what we ordered but they failed to be delivered to our office last weekend. Therefore we have decided to bring these new capsule toys tonight at 8 PM JST.