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.
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
Jul 19, 2017 - Sub-orbital space
Dec 02, 2017 - Hiroshima, Japan
Dec 04, 2017 - Tabor, Czech Republic
Jan 06, 2018 - Angermunde, Germany
Jan 18, 2018 - Estonia and Finland
Feb 05, 2018 - Breclav, Czechia
Feb 24, 2018 - Budapest, Hungary
Mar 19, 2018 - Nice, France
Apr 06, 2018 - Romans-sur-Isère, France
Apr 19, 2018 - Hildesheim and Hannover, Germany
May 7, 2018 - Hennef, Germany
Jun 02, 2018 - Innsbruck, Austria
Jun 05, 2018 - Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jun 07, 2018 - Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Jul 06, 2018 - Naples, Italy
Aug 07, 2018 - Wommelgem, Belgium
Aug 14, 2018 - Roggel, The Netherlands
Aug 30, 2018 - Chester, England
Sep 20, 2018 - Dublin, Ireland
Oct 24, 2018 - Edinburgh, Scotland
Next stop: Ontario, Canada
[Distance travelled so far: 36606km ~ 22746mi]
- 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."
- 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"