An all-time supporter of pop culture, Times Square is a frequent partner for art studios worldwide in running their exclusive overseas pop-up stores. This time, Times Square is bringing basketball manga SLAM DUNK’s “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK” pop-up store to Hong Kong! In addition, the animated film “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK” will make its Hong Kong debut on January 12, 2023. Written and directed by original manga artist Takehiko Inoue, this co-production by Toei Animation and DandeLion Animation Studio is set to rekindle the SLAM DUNK passion!
From January 12 through March 31, the fifth floor of Times Square will be home to THE FIRST SLAM DUNK pop-up store, covering an area of over 4,000 ft2. Over a hundred store-exclusive items will be available for purchase, including collectibles straight from Japan and Taiwan, as well as locally-designed limited-run products. What is more, the Open Piazza of Times Square will transform into a SLAM DUNK-themed basketball court from now to January 15. All this means a pleasant trip down memory lane – and insta-friendly hotspots to create more beautiful memories.
THE FIRST SLAM DUNK Pop-up store with store-exclusive limited-run items for purchase
Located on the fifth floor, THE FIRST SLAM DUNK pop-up store covers an area of over 4,000 ft2. Solemnly greeting visitors is a gigantic THE FIRST SLAM DUNK movie poster. The store is characterized by its black and white color scheme, with wood floor marked by basketball court lines. Inside pure-white frames and display boxes are manuscripts and draft illustrations that have left Japan for the first time in their life. At the store, over a hundred officially authorized collectibles straight from Japan and Taiwan are available for purchase, including searing hot items that sold out instantly in Japan. Moreover, customers can get locally-designed limited-run products such as mugs, clocks inspired by basketball scoreboards, home essentials, caps, tee shirts, shoelace locks – to name but a few. Some clothing items even carry artefacts of Hong Kong, such as team names calligraphed with traditional brushes by local artists. It is going to be a literally slam-dunk hit!
Online registration is required for this pop-up store, please refer to Toei Animation Estore Asia Facebook page for more details
SLAM DUNK “THE FIRST SLAM DUNK” Pop-up store @ Times Square
Date: January 12 －March 31, 2023
Time: 12nn – 10pm
Location: Shop 517-519, 5/F