Tokyo Game Show vs. Merch Wrap-Up on the Show Floor

Tokyo Game Show vs. Merch Wrap-Up on the Show Floor

The Tokyo Game Show in 2022, which included limited edition items from various retailers, was staffed by some organizations. These included limited edition items from Kojima Productions, Capcom, Square Enix, and Konami. Several of these events included unreleased and upcoming items, from plushies to figurines, furniture, and more.

Nearly half of a hall was dedicated to merchandise. Some of the most prominent brands had franchises, such as, and on display. No wonder, these brands have a large fanbase in Japan. The Cospa and Fangamer booths had a wide assortment of merchandise, including the likes of, and games from Sony Interactive Entertainment. One interesting item I found was a pin badge of Revolver Ocelot, which had a revolver.

Square Enix and Capcom were the major partners in the merchandise division, but both had their own dedicated booths. Square Enix, in particular, had two entirely separate booths for their music and merchandise divisions. and dominate the merchandise section. Square Enix showcased upcoming items such as the Tifa PlayArts figure, as well as some new merchandise.

Departured, the $11,500 Masterline statue included roped-off sections. The 20th anniversary merchandise may appear as merchandise in the near future. Another section was also dedicated to merch, although there were no new releases from it.

Square Enix was selling vinyl albums of tracks from some of its most popular games, fromto, and others. Some of these albums even included autographs from the composers who worked on them, making them quite the collectors item.

Capcom, which is similar to their game lineup, focused almost entirely on and products. Arguably, the most eye-catching of these was the return of the full-body Khezu sleeping bag as well as the recently-announced Palico onesie. Capcom certainly leaned more into the humorous side of things, showcasing its Rajang body pillow and Khezu beanbag pillow. These versions are still available on the Japanese e-Capcom store, although they will cost you at least $200.

Kojima Productions, which is refusing to display any new games this year, chose a pure-white cube-shaped booth with plenty of merchandise stocked. Among them was the small and medium-sized cryptobiote plushies from. Alongside it, the studio was also selling a 1:1 replica of BB, complete with its signature yellow tank, for 16,500 (about $114). Alongside it, a large teaser for its latest project, with a QR code.

The majority of the day, especially during days when the venue was open to the public. Lines would typically stretch around the hall, taking about an hour to reach the cashiers. Fortunately, I still got the merchandise that I wanted: a limited edition hoodie.

Is it a sign from the gods that Sony will eventually relaunch the franchise? Yes, yes.

Is there a guy who can dream?

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