Intrepid soujourners to the final World Hobby Festival Ariake 18 figure fest are starting to bring back their fine photographs. Akibahobby here, Moeyo here. Even more here. Some fine casting on display. Sure to be more reports later, but I think there is only so much to report… I am still curious as to why they cancelled it? Poor numbers seem likely, although I am reminded of Gainax’s remarks on dojinshi and garage kits. Update: As expected, Heisei Democracy has some excellent coverage here and here, and more in the works.