The Art of Gundam exhibition in Tokyo ran from mid-July 2015 through September and celebrated 36 years of Gundam. Tickets were sold months in advance and were not inexpensive. The exhibition featured Gundam artworks, sketches, mecha and character designs, videos, and of course GunPla. It also featured Toyota’s new Gundam-themed cars. They also unveiled a special 1:1 scale model of the RX-78-2 Gundam head (a replica of the one blown off during the original 1979 anime’s final scene).
In addition to all of these was the exclusive Gundam merchandise for sale in an on-site shop that could only be entered by attendees of the exhibition. In that shop were various limited edition items available nowhere else. Among the various items were exclusive MGs, HGs, and Mega-Size Gunplas; there was even Gundam Pocky. The event exclusive translucent Gundam gashapon really caught our eye. We were able to secure a limited number to bring back to Manila so when they are gone . . . they are gone.
Coin-operated gumball-style machines (gashapon) are big in Japan dispensing all manner of goods. When ordering these our staff will put a token into the gashapon machine in our shop and turn the handle; just as you would if you were there. The version that drops out of the machine is completely random and we are unable to honor requests for specific models, exchange, or refund if the version hoped for is not what comes out. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.