Gundam in Times Square: Bandai model maker to open flagship store
Bandai Spirits’ Tamashii Nations store will be located in New York’s Times Square. (Rendering courtesy of Bandai Spirits, Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation, Sotsu, Sunrise and MBS)
MIKI FUNABASHI, Nikkei staff writer | U.S.
TOKYO — Japanese figurine marketer Bandai Spirits will soon launch a flagship store in New York next month, tapping into the popularity of the “One Piece” anime series and the Gundam franchise.
The Times Square location will open Sept. 8 under the Tamashii Nations name, the Bandai Namco Holdings group company announced Friday. It will display roughly 100 products, including limited-edition items.
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