Shizuoka Hobby Show 2013 highlights

75 of Japan's most famous hobby companies will gather under one roof at the 52nd Shizuoka Hobby Show, held from May 16th through the 19th at Twin Messe Shizuoka. The general publis is admitted free on May 18th and 19th. 

At the show, 75 major manufacturers of model kits, RC cars, and model trains will announce their newest products. 
May 18th and 19th, open to the public, will feature the 24th Modelers Club exhibition of enthusiasts' best works from across Japan. The first 1,000 visitors each day will also receive a free model kit. 

At Bandai's booth, you'll be able to catch the announcement of this summer's hottest MG, see July's RG 1/144 RX-78GP01 GP01 Gundam Zephyrantes and RX-78GP01Fb GP-01 Fullburner, and check out the newest Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, and BB Senshi kits. 
If that's not enough, there are also plenty of other must-see events like the announcement of this year's Gunpla Builders World Cup rules. 

See the latest Gunpla at this weekend's Shizuoka Hobby Show! 
For more info, check out the 52nd Shizuoka Hobby Show site.

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52nd Shizuoka Hobby Show details
Dates and times: [Industry]
May 16th and 17th, 9:30 AM–4:30 PM

May 18th, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
May 19th, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Venue Twin Messe Shizuoka
(1-10, Magarikane 3-chome, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka)
Admission: Free


Bandai Hobby Site

Official Shizuoka Hobby Show site

RG (Real Grade)
  • RG 1/144 GP01 FB and RG 1/144 GP01 will be exhibited at the event, no announcements for further info yet but we are thinking of the full colored/painted model of each RG kit.
  • You can see more info about the newest RG HERE and HERE

the biggest question - are we seeing a new PG?
  • Some people say that we are expecting some news for the new PG (Perfect Grade)? well let's hope for the best! 
  • The event will also cover some of the newest releases from the GunPla and other Mecha series.
Master Grade: 
  • a huge line up of Master Grade GunPla series for summer 2013 releases will be covered at the event.- more information soon
more GunPla news

  • we will be seeing some of the released and upcming GunPlas from the previous and upcoming lineups! HGUC 1/144 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam (Unicorn Mode), HGUC 1/144 Doven Wolf Prototype moldings, and more announcements!!!

photo from the
50th Shizuoka Hobby Show
- MR. Katsumi Kawaguchi will also be there to talk about the upcoming GBWC (GunPla Builders World Cup) 2013.

The event will also cover some other mecha series from Danball Senki LBX and Macross series! will try to reach some images and news for you guys. we will be expecting some new videos for the Gundam AGE: Memory of Eden at the event.

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