You may remember last year, I covered the TokyoToys new store launch in Birmingham  which was one of the very first events I featured after launching Kakkoii Club in July. I originally only intended to stay for a few hours and capture the initial launch but I had such a blast with the staff and meeting all of their die hard fans dressed in some fantastic cosplay, I stayed for the full day!


Jon & Hideki at the grand opening of TokyoToys Birmingham.

And what a day it was! There were many faces of excitement as well as intrigue from the locals wondering which new store was creating such a buzz! The Amazing Cake Co provided delicious ‘Coco’ themed cupcakes and made the incredible cake you can see pictured above! The turnout was overwhelming, not only for both Jon & Hideki but for anime fans alike! One fan even started queuing from 5am to ensure she would be the first person to step inside TokyoToys fresh new store!

One dedicated fan stood in line from 5am to ensure she would be TokyoToys Birmingham's very first customer!

One dedicated fan stood in line from 5am to ensure she would be TokyoToys Birmingham’s very first customer!

The grand opening was absolutely packed with happy customers, a constant queue of fans that were entertained by the ‘Pika Girls’ and one lucky customer who won a brand new Nintendo 3DS XL  and even threw a few shapes with the ‘Pika Girls’ to celebrate his win!

We have a winner!!

We have a winner!!

8 months later, TokyoToys have just announced that their brand new store will be opening in Glasgow, on 16th April! The grand opening (2pm – 7pm) will be a fun filled day with give-aways, a mystery cake by the guys at Amazing Cake Co, manga portraits, music, lots of small surprises and the return of the amazing TokyoToys ‘Pika Girl’ Dancers! Cosplay is massively encouraged and for every £10 you spend, you will get a dip in the tombola which contains loads of prizes including a Nintendo 3DS XL as the main prize!!

With so much to look forward to, you won’t want to miss out and I’m super excited to have been asked back by TokyoToys to capture the unveiling of the grand opening on the 16th April! Full photos from the day and video coverage will be online shortly after the opening in Glasgow!

New store address: 27/35 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3RB

Do you live in Glasgow or are you planning to travel to TokyoToys grand opening in April?? Share your thoughts in the comments below!