Gadgets and Doraemon figurines grace mall ... 100 years ahead of cartoon character's 'birth'

PUBLISHED : Monday, 06 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:03pm


The selling power of animation characters is beyond doubt in the world of marketing. The management of Tsim Sha Tsui's Harbour City mall obviously know this well.

To celebrate 100 years before the birth of Doraemon - the Japanese cat robot character supposedly born on September 3, 2112 - a large-scale exhibition will open on August 14 at the Ocean Terminal Forecourt.

About 200 Doraemon figurines, along with his famous secret gadgets - including an age-reversal camera (pictured) and flying stick - will be showcased at the venue.

Creative talent from across the globe - including Sweden's Teenage Engineering and Yuni Yoshida from Japan - collaborated on a project to develop a collection of 30 gadgets inspired by the Doraemon cartoon.

There will also be a fantasy-themed Doraemon pop up cafe set up in Harbour City's LCX mall. Doraemon's favourite snack, red bean paste buns, will be on the menu. The show runs from August 14 through to September 16.