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Pippin at TokyoToyShow95

Bandai's Pippin exhibit in 1995.

The International Tokyo Toy Show (東京おもちゃショー) is an annual event organized by The Japan Toy Association. It is the largest toy industry trade show in Japan, held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center (also known as Tokyo Big Sight) in June or July each year, where the annual Japan Toy Awards are also presented.[1]

Bandai demonstrated prototypes of their Playdia and Pippin consoles at the 1994 and 1995 events, respectively.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

1994 Tokyo Toy Show

1994 Tokyo Toy Show

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1995 Tokyo Toy Show

1995 Tokyo Toy Show

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Pippin and Oracion at TokyoToyShow95

Demonstration of a Pippin prototype in 1995.

  • 1962 - The first Japan Toy International Trade Show is organized by The Japan Toy International Fair Show Association.
  • 1977 - The event is renamed the Tokyo International Toy Trade Show.
  • 1982 - The event is renamed Tokyo Toy Show.
  • 1983 - A single representative from Hasbro first saw Takara's Diaclone and Micro Change toys, which would form Transformers toy line.[4]
  • 1991 - Held June 6-9 at Makuhari Messe.[5]
  • 1994 - Held June 2-5 at Makuhari Messe. Bandai unveils the BA-X Bandai Home Entertainment Interactive System,[2] which would be released as the Playdia three months later.[6]
  • 1995 - Held in June 1-4 at Makuhari Messe. Bandai demonstrates the Pippin Power Player prototype.[3]
  • 1996 - Held June 6-9 at Makuhari Messe.[7] Exhibitions of video games are spun off by the Consumer Entertainment Supplier's Association into the Tokyo Game Show,[8] held on August 22-24 at Tokyo Big Sight.[9]
  • 1999 - Held March 18-21 at Tokyo Big Sight, East Exhibition Hall. The first two days are limited to industry "dealers" and the last two are open to the public. Admission fee is JP¥ 1,000 per person; up to 2 pre-school children admitted free with an adult on public days.[10]
  • 2000 - Held March 16-19 at Tokyo Big Sight. Admission fee is JP¥ 1,000 per person. This is the last event to be sponsored by the Japan International Toy Fair Association, which is merged into The Japan Toy Association.[11]
  • 2001 - Held March 22-25 at Tokyo Big Sight. Admission fee is JP¥ 1,000. This is the first event to be sponsored by The Japan Toy Association.[12]
  • 2002 - Held May 9-12 at Tokyo Big Sight. Admission fee is JP¥ 1,000.[13]
  • 2003 - Held June 10-12 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Industry and Trade Center's Taito-Kan Exhibition Hall. Due to the declining birth rate and shrinking toy market in Japan, the event is limited to industry professionals to conduct business negotiations.[14] A separate Japan Toy Show is open to the public July 31-August 3 at Pacifico Yokohama, Exhibition Hall A-D. Admission fee is JP¥ 1,000.[15]
  • 2004 - Held June 15-17 at Taito-Kan Exhibition Hall. The event is free to industry professionals by invite only. Children are not permitted.[16]
  • 2005 - Held July 19-21 at Tokyo Big Sight, East Exhibition Hall 2-3.[17] The event is free to registered professionals or by invite only.[18]
  • 2006 - Held July 13-16 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4. The event adopts the name International Tokyo Toy Show and is re-opened to the public. From this point, the first two days are limited to industry professional "buyers" and the last two are free to the public.[19]
  • 2007 - Held June 28-July 1 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[20]
  • 2008 - Held June 19-22 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[21]
  • 2009 - Held July 16-19 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[22]
  • 2010 - Held July 15-18 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[23]
  • 2011 - Held June 16-19 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[24]
  • 2012 - Held June 14-17 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[25]
  • 2013 - Held June 13-16 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[26]
  • 2014 - Held June 12-15 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[27]
  • 2015 - Held June 18-21 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[28]
  • 2016 - Held June 9-12 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[29]
  • 2017 - Held June 1-4 at Tokyo Big Sight, East Exhibition Hall 1-3.[30]
  • 2018 - Held June 7-10 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4.[31]
  • 2019 - To be held June 13-16 at Tokyo Big Sight, West Exhibition Hall 1-4. The first two days will be limited to industry professionals and the last two will be open to the public.[32]

ReferencesEdit

  1. International Tokyo Toy Show, World of Toys. 2017. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1994年東京おもちゃショー カクレンジャー ブルースワット by kbigstone, YouTube. 2013-01-13.
  3. 3.0 3.1 1995年東京おもちゃショー オーレンジャー ビーファイター by kbigstone, YouTube. 2013-01-19.
  4. Interview with George Dunsay by Nevermore, TFArchive. 2006-12-31.
  5. File:'91 Tokyo Toy Show/Magazine articles (PDF). 1991-07-08.
  6. The Bandai Playdia -- Bandai's Educational Home Console by Kelsey Lewin, YouTube. 2017-07-03.
  7. Computer and Video Games 177 (PDF). 1996-08.
  8. Rescheduling of the "Tokyo Game Show", Consumer Entertainment Supplier's Association. 2001-10-12. Archived 2003-11-23.
  9. Tokyo Game Show 1996, Consumer Entertainment Supplier's Association. Sega Retro. Accessed 2019-01-18.
  10. '99 Tokyo Toy Show, The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2001-02-10.
  11. 2000 Tokyo Toy Show, The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2001-02-10.
  12. 2001 Tokyo Toy Show, The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2001-02-10.
  13. 2002 Tokyo Toy Show, The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2002-04-05.
  14. 東京おもちゃショー 2003 (Japanese), The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2003-04-03.
  15. おもちゃみらい博の目的と開催概要 (Japanese), The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2003-07-07.
  16. 東京おもちゃショー 2004 (Japanese), The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2004-06-10.
  17. Tokyo Toy Show 2005, The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2005-07-21.
  18. Tokyo Toy Show 2005 - Guide (PDF), The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2005-04-15.
  19. International Tokyo Toy Show 2006 - Event, The Japan Toy Association. Archived 2006-07-02.
  20. International Tokyo Toy Show 2007 - Event Outline, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  21. International Tokyo Toy Show 2008 - Event Outline, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  22. International Tokyo Toy Show 2009 - Event Outline, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  23. International Tokyo Toy Show 2010 - Event Outline, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  24. International Tokyo Toy Show 2011 - Event Outline, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  25. International Tokyo Toy Show 2012 - Event Outline, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  26. International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 - Event Outline, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  27. International Tokyo Toy Show 2014 - Event Outline, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  28. International Tokyo Toy Show 2015 - Event Outline, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  29. International Tokyo Toy Show 2016, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  30. International Tokyo Toy Show 2017, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  31. International Tokyo Toy Show 2018, The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-06.
  32. Exhibitor's Guide - Tokyo Toy Show 2019 (PDF), The Japan Toy Association. Accessed 2019-01-07.

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