Kaiju/Designer Toys from Japan & More @ Five Points Fest in Brooklyn

Five Points Fest

Saturday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 3 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Expo Center – 72 Noble Street, Brooklyn

Weekend Ticket (Advanced): $45.00
Saturday Ticket (Advanced): $35.00
Sunday Ticket (Advanced): $30.00

The Five Points Festival is a collision of art, toys, counter-culture, and craft beer curated by Clutter Magazine and Fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company. A designer toy convention in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Neighborhood, Five Points is two days and nights of vinyl and plastic toys, original art, indie designers, resin, plush, blind boxes, blanks, minis, kaiju, Japanese vinyl, posters, prints, apparel, craft beer and more – kicked-off by the 2018 Designer Toy Awards. The antidote to the average con, Five Points brings tastemakers, misfits, and rebels together with the new, retro, and infamous in a one-of-a-kind marketplace.

Some of the noteworthy exhibitors in designer toys from Japan or who sell Japanese artists works are:

Hakaba No Garou ‘墓場の画廊’ or Hakaba Gallery, has two locations in Tokyo (Nakano Broadway) and Osaka, Japan, and specializes in Kaiju monsters, Japanese heroes, robots, horror, anime and more. This is the first time Hakaba Gallery will take part in a U.S. Toy Show, and will be bringing both retro and new sofubi (soft vinyl) figures, such as Kaiju monsters, Booska, which are specially ordered from Bullmark, U.S.toys, and Siccaluna workshop. They are also excited to announce that they will be releasing Hakaba Gallery original goods, “Hakamori”, for the first time outside of Japan.

SUNGUTS, Japanese toy designer and producer/director Tadayoshi Ichimiya was born in Hyogo-Ken in 1969. He got his start in Tokyo making TV commercials, and while directing, he began designing characters. In 2000, he started producing his own soft vinyl figures. In 2007, he made a figure for the TV show “KAETTEKITA-JIKOKEISATSU” which aired on TV Asahi. And in 2008, he had his first personal exhibition ‘SUNGUTS MUCHA-FESTA’ at Design Festa Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

Toy Tokyo, located in the East Village, is a go-to emporium of a wide selection of domestic & Japanese anime figures, collectibles & designer art toys.

Some vendors will have exclusive designer toys only available during Five Points Fest with very limited quantities, such as the following by popular NY designer toy retailer Myplasticheart:

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, please visit the Five Points Fest website.