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Heartlessxox1Heartlessxox1Hace 5 meses
Hi everyone,

I'm sure everyone probably knows by now that due to the circumstances the Jaepo figure festival has been cancelled due to Covid-19. I was wondering if anyone knows or is able to gather any information on what companies are planning on doing with figures and whether they will do online announcements or if we will have to wait until the next Jaepo of 2020 (there are normally four festivals as far as I'm aware during the year)?

I know this isn't the worst thing to happen but of course it is a distraction that has been taken away, and my internet searching is limited due to my limited knowledge of Japanese and google translate can only go so far lol. Please if anyway can provide any information that would be brilliant (and will be a good distraction)

Stay occupied, hopefully things will return to normalish soon enough
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KaneelHace 5 meses#77662185Small typo making a big difference.
I think you're asking for the whereabouts of the JAEPO www.jaepo.jp/to...
The japanese amusement expo, which is usually held each seasonal quarter.
The next prize Fair would have been #60 even.
Can't find any actual news about a delay or if companies decide to make social media announcements only?
At least Sega has very active twitter accounts, but this reminded me right now that they suspended new announcements until the end of the current lockdown in japan, which is planned after golden week, for the 7th may.
So i would expect that the next event is cancelled or postponed.
If anyone finds news if events can be held regularly after that date we could expect one early may, if they suspended bigger events like most countries did we'll probably have to wait until late summer/ early autumn ... .
Edit: ninja'd


I would argue that this isn't a typo as they are both called Japan Expo, and I did state clearly the figure festival but I understand where the confusion has come from. :)
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Small typo making a big difference.

I think you're asking for the whereabouts of the JAEPO www.jaepo.jp/to...

The japanese amusement expo, which is usually held each seasonal quarter.
The next prize Fair would have been #60 even.
Can't find any actual news about a delay or if companies decide to make social media announcements only?
At least Sega has very active twitter accounts, but this reminded me right now that they suspended new announcements until the end of the current lockdown in japan, which is planned after golden week, for the 7th may.
So i would expect that the next event is cancelled or postponed.
If anyone finds news if events can be held regularly after that date we could expect one early may, if they suspended bigger events like most countries did we'll probably have to wait until late summer/ early autumn ... .

Edit: ninja'd
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Heartlessxox1Hace 5 meses#77662183I’m not completely sure but a lot of people in the figure community refer to it as the prize fair because it announces prize figures that’s the expo I’m talking about
I believe it’s called jaepo on its website :)

AAAAAH! I get it now!
You were talking about the Japan Amusement Expo www.jaepo.jp/to... , not the Japan Expo!
Those are two different conventions! Next time, please use the correct name in order to avoid confusion!
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EccmyHace 5 meses#77662174...You're getting me lost there.
Are we talking about the same Japan Expo, by any chance?
When you speak about Japan Expo, this is the festival I'm thinking about: www.japan-expo-...
I don't remember Sega and Banpresto showcasing new prize figures there.


I’m not completely sure but a lot of people in the figure community refer to it as the prize fair because it announces prize figures that’s the expo I’m talking about
I believe it’s called jaepo on its website :)
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Heartlessxox1Hace 5 meses#77662168Actually this festival is not wonfes, this one is for the announcement of prize figures for companies such as Sega and Banpresto who display the next season of figures
Wonfes was already delayed due to the olympics but I was referring to the prize figure festival

...You're getting me lost there.
Are we talking about the same Japan Expo, by any chance?
When you speak about Japan Expo, this is the festival I'm thinking about: www.japan-expo-...
I don't remember Sega and Banpresto showcasing new prize figures there.
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EccmyHace 5 meses#77662136It's not like Japan Expo had a ton of manufacturers unveiling new figures there to begin with, new figures tend to be first revealed at conventions in Japan like Wonder Festival, not in France.
There was what, last year at Japan Expo that showcased new figures, from what I remember? Good Smile Company, Square Enix, and Oniri Creations? I think that was about it.
As for "otaku" conventions in France, the last major one that comes to mind that still has a little chance to happen this year would be the Toulouse Game Show, it's scheduled on November 28th and 29th 2020.
(And even then I wouldn't call the Toulouse Game Show a real Japanese-themed convention anymore. It's been several years since it mostly shifted focus towards Western sci-fi geek stuff. >_> And figure manufacturers never showcase there anyway.)


Actually this festival is not wonfes, this one is for the announcement of prize figures for companies such as Sega and Banpresto who display the next season of figures
Wonfes was already delayed due to the olympics but I was referring to the prize figure festival
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It's not like Japan Expo had a ton of manufacturers unveiling new figures there to begin with, new figures tend to be first revealed at conventions in Japan like Wonder Festival, not in France.
There was what, last year at Japan Expo that showcased new figures, from what I remember? Good Smile Company, Square Enix, and Oniri Creations? I think that was about it.


As for "otaku" conventions in France, the last major one that comes to mind that still has a little chance to happen this year would be the Toulouse Game Show, it's scheduled on November 28th and 29th 2020.

(And even then I wouldn't call the Toulouse Game Show a real Japanese-themed convention anymore. It's been several years since it mostly shifted focus towards Western sci-fi geek stuff. >_> And figure manufacturers never showcase there anyway.)
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