In July of 2017, the canadian radio station Radio Konton 90.5FM used a weather balloon to put a set of BABYMETAL Funko Pop figures into sub-orbital space (reaching a height of 33km~20.6mi).
Now, a group of fans from all over the world, members of r/BABYMETAL, are joining efforts to make them visit more than 60 cities in 20 countries, following the band's message of world unity and friendship. The package contains not only the Funko Pops, but also a journal book where each participant can write a message and a 'certificate of authenticity' provided by Radio Konton.
The name "Wonderful Journey" is taken from a song by Sakura Gakuin, the talented group where BABYMETAL was born.
From time to time, our Funko Pops are lucky enough to attend BABYMETAL live shows (Innsbruck, Utrecht and Zoetermeer) - or even meet legendary people, like the Sakura Gakuin alumni Miyoshi Ayaka, who has become a succesful model and actress.
Follow these Pop figures while they take pictures in beautiful and amazing places around the world, until they reach their final destination: the BABYMETAL members SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL!
Click on each city for more info
Dec 04, 2018 - Ontario, Canada
Feb 04, 2019 - Warren, ME, USA
Feb 14, 2019 - North Syracuse, NY, USA
Feb 27, 2019 - Eatontown, NJ, USA
Mar 16, 2019 - New York City, NY, USA
May 12, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA, USA
June 8, 2019 - Swanton, OH, USA
July 3, 2019 - Detroit, MI, USA (current location)
Next stop: South Carolina, USA
Previous stops (Hiroshima and Europe)
- 2017 -
· July: Sub-orbital space
- 2018 -
· March: Nice(FR)
· May: Hennef(DE)
· July: Naples(IT)
· September: Dublin(IE)
· October: Edinburgh(SL)
[Distance travelled so far: 42209km ~ 26227mi]
- Radio Konton -
" BABYMETAL In Space Funkos begin Wonderful Journey...!"
- Hirokazu Sato -
"I want to believe in the power of the human bond. Feelings that do not convey on the screen alone will be conveyed."
- BABYMETAL Podcast -
"If you haven't heard about it: it's really quite cool."
"Definitely unique to this fanbase, and a testament of how cool everybody is"
- Trinkelbonker -
"I have to say that the Babymetal fans have the best community that I have seen in years"
- seramic METAL -
"[Tales of The Destinies] BM Wonderful Journey"