Wonder Festival is a semiannual event for mostly amateur figure modelers and sculptors to display and sell their latest "garage kit" creations, held at the Makuhari Messe convention center. There's also a section for companies to display their latest figures. With both amateur and professional figures combined, Wonder Festival is considered to be the world's largest figure expo.

If you're curious, you can see some of the cool Garage Kit figures previously displayed at Wonder Festival here.

On Saturday, October 9th, Wonder Festival was held online using the event platform "eventos." About 330 booths exhibited their works, and over 7,300 were sold under the special "one-day license" system, unique to Wonder Festival, through which amateur exhibitors can legally sell creations featuring copyrighted works but only for one day. Many works were sold online as well, allowing visitors to interact and share their passion with the creators online.

In addition, the event offered online content such as a video conversation between a representative of Yoshimoto Kogyo's Plastic Model Club 吉本プラモデル部 and Senmu Miyawaki 宮脇センム, as well as an "air cosplay" project.

Here are a few of the figures that were exhibited at the event:

Professional Dealers

AmiAmi (Oh-ami Inc.)

"G.N.PROJECT" Uncoded Jinrou Alternative Swimsuit Base Body, Equipment Set Complete Model Action Figure (link)

Sega Plaza (Sega Co., Ltd.)

Sega Plaza figures which you can win at crane games at Japanese arcades both physical and online.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Super Premium Figure Akaza

Love Live! Superstar!! Premium Figure "Kanon Shibuya - Hajimari wa Kimi no Sora" (link)

Hatsune Miku series CHUBBY COLLECTION More Plus Figure "Hatsune Miku" (link)

Garage Kit (Amateur) Dealers


Original Color Garage Kits: GOSICK ARMY Schnecken (link) and Brot (link)

Figure Sculptor: HYO / Dealer: MADHANDS (Twitter)

Uma Musume Pretty Derby Poseable Figure: Rice Shower, Winning Outfit

Uma Musume Pretty Derby Poseable Figure: Mihono Bourbon, Winning Outfit

The next Wonder Festival will be Wonder Festival Winter 2022, on February 6th. For more details, see the official website here.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.