In the wake of the Star Wars prequels coming to an end in 2005 I have to say that I never thought I’d see the day when actor Ewan McGregor returned to his role as a Jedi Master. A few months ago though that did happen when the Obi-Wan Kenobi series aired on Disney Plus. Even my wife was interested in seeing this show so we rewatched the prequel films before then watching and enjoying the six-part series together.
I really liked being able to see the ‘Back To The Future‘ costumes at Toy Sapiens (6-25-16 Ichigo Jingumae Building, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku) last year so when I heard that the same store, lying just beyond Miyashita Park on the road going towards Harajuku, was going to have some costumes from the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on show I was very keen to see them.
The outfits from Obi-Wan Kenobi are located at the far end of this fairly spacious shop but first you are greeted at the door by a lifesize Boba Fett sitting on Jabba the Hutt’s throne from ‘The Book of Boba Fett‘ series.
The dark lord himself was just beyond that as I headed to the rear of the shop for the main feature of this current ‘Jump to Hyperspace’ themed exhibit.
Taking photos through glass cases is never too straightforward for an amateur like me, and with people always wandering in the background it was not easy to snap such clear photos of the costumes. They were designed by Suttirat Anne Larlarb who I actually know of her due to her work on ‘No Time To Die‘ (2021). In fact, costumes from that James Bond film were also on display in Tokyo last October.
The four costumes below are from The Grand Inquisitor, Reva, Purge Trooper and the fourth sister Inquisitor. There was also a fifth brother inquistor costume and of course Obi Wan’s too!
There is a scale model of the N-1 starfighter the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin flew away in with Grogu in the back as his wingman in the series finale of ‘The Book of Boba Fett‘.
The super-cute little green fella has become such a big hit in the Disney-era and it’s perhaps no surprise that there are many items relating to him. For the record, the only thing I’ve ever bought from numerous visits to this shop is a life-size Grogu a.k.a. The Child a.k.a. baby Yoda but not actually Yoda, just his unknown species!
For those with very deep pockets there are some extremely expensive models and figurines ranging from 22,000 yen ($400) to nearly quadruple that! There must be a demand for these as many had sold out signs on them. The first picture below is a 1/6 scale Tie Interceptor and one of my favourites on show.
All the figurines below cost around 32,000 yen. Maybe next time!!
If you’re a fan of Marvel, DC Comics, Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, Gremlins and so on then there’s a lot of products to see.
Of course I was there just to see Star Wars stuff this time and enjoyed seeing the Mandalorian pin-ball machine (you can play it for 200 yen) and the 3.75 inch figures although there were sadly only a few from the excellent Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
There was a wide and impressive range of new t-shirt designs too but at 5000 yen each they were a little beyond my budget so, as expected, I left empty handed but full of joy in my heart after seeing some interesting costumes and products.
- This Star Wars Jump to Hyperspace exhibit runs until 30th October 2022
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