During Golden Week, and beyond, folks who shipped their orders from HobbyLink Japan got a special surprise in their packages: a helmet paper craft that could be used to enter our photo contest! The rules were simple: build the paper craft, stick it on a toy, pet, or other object, and submit the photo to enter. (Details here.)
We received so many fantastic photos, and our staff enjoyed watching the entries come in and looking at all the creativity! From pets to kids to figure collections, we got to see a little slice of our customers’ lives, too, and it was a really fun experience for all of us.
Twenty members of our staff each placed three votes for their favorite photos, then we tallied them up to select the winners, which we’re showcasing below. First place received 10,000 JPY in store credit, and the next 10 entries with the most votes each received 2,000 JPY in store credit. Just for fun, we also gave every winner an honorary title, too!
There were lots of photos that got votes that didn’t make it into the top 11, so we’ve also included those here in the Runner-Ups section.
Even if your photo didn’t make it here, our entire staff would like to warmly thank you for your entry. You’ve all made our days a little brighter with your photos, and we’re so glad you shared a little piece of your world with us!
The Grand Prize
Best Good Boy
If your beautiful doggo is actually a Good Girl, please let us know and we’ll change the title for you!
Best Angry Cat
Best Product Parody
Best Aspiring Gundam
Best Future Nerd
Best Action Scene
Best Spikey Boi
If your beautiful needle child is actually a Spikey Girl, please let us know and we’ll change the title for you!
Best Gathering of Gaim Riders
In no particular order
If you want to see even more delightful photos, check out all the Instagram entries here, or all the Twitter entries here!
Nice contest! That dog’s eyes are something and that product parody is well done.