BANPRESTO Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) has announced today that they are going to host the award ceremony for the first BANPRESTO WORLD FIGURE COLOSSEUM at New York Comicon 2017.


BANPRESTO is bringing the popular anime series Dragon Ball and One Piece to the top hobby figure sculptors from around the world! Experience top-quality figures; the BANPRESTO WORLD FIGURE COLOSSEUM is the first competitive sculpting competition where nominated professional sculptors from around the world enter for their chance to hold the world title. Twelve sculptors have already been making every effort to bring top-notch quality figures for Dragon Ball and One Piece characters. Fans will be able to participate in this big event by voting for their must-have figure, and the figure with the most votes will be awarded at the “Award Ceremony.” Visit our homepage shown below for more information.


The program at NYCC 2017 will also include well-known guest speakers from the industry and fan community. BANPRESTO is going to show an in-depth look into the art of figure-making, followed by the “Award Ceremony”, where people will get to witness the first champion crowned. BANPRESTO has appointed BANDAI America Inc., Crunchyroll and Loot Crate as official partners in distribution and media relations of this inaugural event.


Franchise director, Norihiko Sakata states, “We’ve been hosting this style of figure tournament in Japan for the past seven years, and it is true that it has been a great help to boost the quality of our figures. We’re very excited to bring this competition to North America and having the award ceremony at NYCC 2017. I’ll also be visiting Anime Expo in L.A., and I am very excited to meet the figure community fans in person!”



Banpresto Co., Ltd. was launched in 2008 in Tokyo, Japan as a leading innovator in toys with a passion for realizing dreams. Focused on character merchandising and crane games, often found all around Japan, their philosophy for toy design is “creating something that can make peoples’ heart race, while respecting the original character.”


For more information, please visit (BANPRESTO WORLD FIGURE COLOSSEUM official website) (BANDAI AMERICA website) (Crunchyroll website) (Loot Crate website)