Crossover of properties from the same brand, such as in the case of Transformers x G.I. Joe, is without hurdle. So is a crossover between brands that aren’t in the same industry, such as in the case of BAPE and Mattel. However, collab or crossover is nearly impossible for rival companies in the same industry with the same target market. Such as it is in the case of Bandai and Takara Tomy.
Thankfully, that has started eroded in recent years and now, even further with the new collaboration called “Dream Together”. In this collaboration between Takara Tomy and Bandai Spirits, Takara Tomy will introduce Mobile Suit Gundam to its Tomica die-cast lineup while Bandai Spirits will be releasing chogokin figures featuring Tomy’s mecha animal line, Zoids.
Kicking off the collab are the Tomica Gundam White Base and the Chogokin RZ-041 Liger Zero. These products are expected to be launched in 2023. At this point, information remains scarce.
However, we heard that the items will be exhibited at an event at the TAMASHII NATIONS STORE TOKYO in Akihabara, Tokyo, and at the Tomica Shop Tokyo starting in late July 2022.