Sci-Fi Japanese Figurines
Hayashi's new collection of Japanese figurines, 'New Type Ceramics,' is being shown in Chicago's upcoming Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair, or SOFA, which takes place November 7-9.
Implications - The Internet has created a major confluence between the anime, science-fiction and fantasy communities. This formidable niche features extremely passionate consumers desperate for accessories relating to their (relatively) underground interests. Companies or brands that can use characters from these series to create limited-edition or 'special' collectible items can benefit from these intensely devoted fan bases.