toy exclusives for anime festival asia 2008 @ suntec city, singapore (nov 22-23)

So what's an anime festival without TOYS? And toys you're gonna be getting! The Anime Festival Asia [tagged] website has listed a whole slew of exclusives and limited edition toys from Bandai, Kotobukiya and Medicom Toy - set to debut at the show happening this weekend @ Suntec City, Halls 403-404 (Nov 22, 23) - to whet otaku toy-collectors' appetites.

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(L-R): 1/60 Gundam Exia Clear Trans-AM Version / HG 1/144 Gundam Exia Clear Color Version / MG Gundam O.Y.W. G3 Color = all three are limited edition AFA08 Exclusives and debuts first time in Singapore!

Gundam November product launches include this trio of figures (L-R): 00 Gundamn 1/100 / Seravee Gundam 1/144 HG / Shin Matsunaga Zaku Version 2.0 1/100 MG.

From Bandai comes the super-deformed mecha Sangokuden BB317 Shuso Doven Wolf (above), as well as a Special Sangokuden Bundle Set - featuring ltd ed Sangokuden Badges (exclusive to AFA2008 only). Each set comes with free Soldiers and a Sangokuden Badge (BB300 Ryubi, BB304 Sou Sou or BB305 Sonken). This trio reminded me of what was previewed at the recent Singapore Toy & Comics Convention in June 2008 - are they the same characters? (oh man, do forgive my obvious lack of otakuness in this regard tho - I needs me sum toy-education, yo! LOL)

In a tie-up with Takashimaya, there will be a MG Gundam Ver 2.0 promotion where the first 20 peeps who purchase the figure from the AFA08-Taka booth will recieve a coupon enabling them to get a "autograph session privilege" from creator/designer Kunio Okawara, on Sat Nov 22nd.

The SOUL OF CHOGOKIN GX-44 Tetsujin 28 & Black Ox are new products to be launched in Singapore @ AFA08 before Japan! (Now, THAT'S how exclusive launches should be!)

Kamen Rider-fans are not left out of the fun, with the AFA08 Kamen Rider Den-O exclusives - featuring ltd ed figurines (only 30 pcs available) of Bandai's SIC Limited Masked Rider Den-O Rod Form and Masked Rider Den-O Ax Form - personally autographed by master sculptor, Ando Kenji!

The Tamashii Nation 2008 in Asia Limited Version Saint Seiya Saint Cloth Myth (Aries Son / Grand Pope Sion - Asia Edition) premieres in Singapore for the first time, and is a AFA08-exclusive. Also to be launched (before Japan) at the show is the Saint Seiya Saint Cloth Myth - Epsilon Robe Alioth Fenrir (below).

Local toy-distributers Toys N Toys will be showcasing a duo of AFA08-exclusives with Kotobukiya's ltd ed Nineball Seraph - Crystal Version (first release in the world) and Medicom Toy's as-yet-unveiled "Real Action Heroes limited edition item".

For sure the focus is on hobby and anime-related toys @ the inaugural Anime Festival Asia 2008 - altho I do hope there may be some vinyl toys somewhere in the mix ... heh.