Tokyo Game Show 2018 is finally happening this week, and as always UnGeek will be live in Japan when it happens. We’re so excited for the event that we’re actually already in Tokyo; so of course we went straight to Akihbara.
Good thing we did, as we spotted an awesome My Hero Academia POP UP SHOP in Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise!
Just go up to the top floor of the Volks building (be ready, it’s a bit of a long way up.
And voila! It might not look like much at first glance, but there are a lot of goodies that are only available at the shop. Here’s a list of some of the merch that are exclusive to the pop-up:
What’s great about these items is that they feature designs with a unique hand-drawn art style, different from the typical merch that you can find in the Philippines (or even the rest of Akiba). These goodies vary from keychains, pins, mugs, and even prints. Also each purchase worth over 1000 Yen will give buyers a free character sheet!
My Hero Academia merch isn’t the only reason to go there though, as there are cute little games you can play for a chance to win equally cute BNHA prizes.
Then there’s the mini character art gallery off to the side of the pop-up. Not only are there visuals of the main characters in the anime, there area also concept art and other drawings that you may not find anywhere else! They’re so exclusive that we weren’t allowed to take pics.
Here are some more pics from the pop-up shop:
If you need any more reason to come to Japan, here it is! The My Hero Academia Pop-Up in Volks Akihabara Hobby Paradise started just last Saturday, September 15 and will run only until September 30. So if you’re going to TGS 2018 like us, this pop-up is definitely worth a side trip!
Check out this link for more info on the Pop-Up.