Have you been craving an excuse to return to Virtual Akihabara since the end of Comic VKet? Have you wanted to go to an event set in the virtual streets of Akihabara to make up for the fact that the physical streets of Akihabara are closed off to foreign visitors due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions? Do you like anime figures? If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, you’ll be pleased to know that you can view the latest upcoming figures from Good Smile Company in Virtual Akihabara for a limited time.
The company recently held its Won-Hobby Gallery event on October 17th and 18th, where the company showed off a slew of upcoming figures that the company plans to sell in the coming months. Although a few external companies like threezero were present at the event, this was primarily a Good Smile Company showcase. With limited attendance and a scaled-down event many would be unable to attend in current circumstances, Good Smile Company chose to make up for this by creating an exhibition for their figures in Virtual Akihabara.
By first visiting their website and choosing whether you want to browse the exhibit in Japanese or English, you’ll be dropped into the virtual streets of Akihabara, where you can wander around and look at the various figures on display. You can ‘like’ these figures to boost their status at the event, and you can also click on a figure to gain more information about it. Through this you can tweet about the figure on Twitter, while it’s also possible to gain further details or purchase it directly from Good Smile Company through the exhibit.
This works out as a clever way to engage customers in the figures the company is releasing in the coming months while providing them with an interactive way to both see the upcoming figure selection and purchase it in an easy and convenient manner. Whether you’re interested in Cthulhu or Demon Slayer, there’ll be a figure here for you.
The Good Smile Company Won-Hobby Gallery event in Virtual Akihabara will run until October 23rd.