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Gundam in Times Square: Bandai model maker to open flagship store

Tamashii Nations' New York shop to feature popular action figures, toys

Bandai Spirits' Tamashii Nations store will be located in New York's Times Square. (Rendering courtesy of Bandai Spirits, Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, Fuji TV, Toei Animation, Sotsu, Sunrise and MBS)

TOKYO -- Japanese figurine marketer Bandai Spirits will soon launch a flagship store in New York next month, tapping into the popularity of the "One Piece" anime series and the Gundam franchise.

The Times Square location will open Sept. 8 under the Tamashii Nations name, the Bandai Namco Holdings group company announced Friday. It will display roughly 100 products, including limited-edition items.

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