Monday, December 21, 2009

Shizuoka Hobby Show 2010

The 2010 edition of the biggest annual plamo exhibition event in the world, Shizuoka Hobby Show has been announced .

The event will be the 49th next year, and it's going to be from Thursday, May 13th till Sunday, May 16th. The venue is not mentioned, but it should be at Twin Messe Shizuoka Convention Center.

Gunplas, other mecha and sci-fi model kits, military kits and toys from many Japanese and international companies will be on display at the event. So if you're interested in model kit of any sort, Shizuoka Hobby Show is definitely the most important event to learn about future releases next year.

For the Gunpla section we are most interested in, anticipation is high for exciting new releases to be seen at the event, as with the many years before this. This year's Shizuoka Hobby Show gave us MG Guntank, HG 1/144 Gundam RX-78-2 Ver. G.30th, HGUC Unicorn Gundam and others. Last year we saw MG Gundam Ver. 2.0, G Armor, Zaku Ver. 2.0 variations, MG Guntank with electronic gimmick (^^;) and HGUC Kampfer.

With that said, Shizuoka Hobby Show also gave us many "empty promises" in the past. See this previous posting if you're interested. ^^;

With the movie version of Gundam Double O and Gundam UC OVA coming next year, Gunplas from these two series are going to take the center stage of Bandai's booth I believe. And not forgetting BB Senshi Sangokuden's movie as well. Scheduled to be released in February, but I don't suppose the Gunpla release is going to stay quiet after that anyway. ^^

Looks like there are plenty of interesting stuff to look forward to in Shizuoka Hobby Show 2010. Still half a year to go before the event though. ^^

News and images from the official site.