Bandai Announces New Proplica Master Sword, Prototype Displayed at Tamashii Nation 2023 Expo Store in Tokyo
Posted on November 17 2023 by Kristen G. Rosario
In a recent tweet from Japanese toy manufacturer Bandai’s Tamashii Nations division, it was revealed that the one and only Master Sword would be brought to life through their Proplica collectors line. That same post also revealed that the prototype for the replica is currently being shown at the Tamashii Nation 2023 toy expo store located in the Bellesalle Akihabara event center in Tokyo, Japan from today until November 19th. The version of the Master Sword being used for the replica is the one recently seen in Breath of the Wild, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and Tears of the Kingdom.
“The Legend of Zelda” × “PROPLICA”
We are proud to announce that the MASTER SWORD will be coming to the PROPLICA line.
— TamashiiNations (@TamashiiNations) November 16, 2023
While no release date or price have been revealed yet by Bandai, we are fortunate enough to have received some closer looks at the Proplica version of the Master Sword. Not only were Japanese figure retailer AmiAmi able to get footage of the prototype replica on display at the toy expo, but we also have a collection of images in the gallery below of the prototype if you want to see more of the Proplica.
— AmiAmi English (@AmiAmi_English) November 17, 2023
For those unaware, Proplica is a selection of high-quality, show-and-gaming-accurate props brought to life thanks to the craftsman at Tamashii Nations. Since 2007, they’ve helped bring multiple items to life from series such as Kingdom Hearts, Demon Slayer, and Sailor Moon.
What do you think of the Proplica edition Master Sword? Will you be getting yourself one when it goes on sale? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: Tamashii Nations
Kristen G. Rosario is an Editor who joined Zelda Dungeon back in September of 2015. His current goal is to become a full-time video game journalist, hoping to eventually gain a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. While he pursues that dream, he not only takes care of his adorable dachshund Angel, but also helps run a YouTube channel with his brother. The Zelda series is a quest he hasn’t fully completed yet, but hopes to get there one day.