Marina Square x Pop Mart Sweet Bean Event

When it comes to collecting figurines, we can’t help but think of one source: Pop Mart. From the excitement of choosing the box you “connect” with the most, to the build-up before the packaging comes off and the grand reveal, unboxing Pop Mart items is not just an action, it’s a whole damn art form.

The brand also keeps it exciting with their creative figurines, especially with their Sweet Bean collection. To celebrate a new launch of the collection’s characters, Pop Mart has collaborated with Marina Square to transform the mall’s central atrium with seasonal decorations and life-size sculptures.  

The pop-up space

marina square pop mart event overview of spaceSource: Marina Square

Located right in the heart of Marina Square at the central atrium, it’s hard not to notice this space filled with bright pink decorations and a gigantic gashapon machine. Aptly named The Oh-So-Sweet Bean Christmas event, you can look forward to purchasing some adorable limited edition figurines while you’re here.  

marina square pop mart event gashapon machineThe 5-metre tall gashapon machine
Source: Marina Square

The star of the show is the 5-metres tall vibrant red gashapon machine, which you won’t miss when you’re passing by. Have a go at the machine and try your luck – you simply have to be a Marina Square Rewards member and spend $180 at the mall for a turn. Additionally, if you spend $80, you can claim two exclusive Pop Mart and Sweet Bean gift wrappers.

Upon closer inspection, the machine is actually filled to the brim with over 4,500 Pop Mart Gashapon balls, which include mystery collectibles. As a cherry on top, the machine has also been officially certified “Singapore’s Largest Gashapon Machine” by the Singapore Book of Records. 

marina square pop mart event figurinesThe gashapon balls have surprise figurines inside
Source: Rebecca Low

After inserting the token and cranking the Gashapon machine, the ball I received had three adorable Pop Mart figurines inside – Sweet Bean, Dimoo, and Skull Panda, making for the perfect photo op when placed together. 

Life-sized photo ops

marina square pop mart event telephone boothSource: Rebecca Low

Filled with life-sized sculptures such as this telephone booth one, the space allows you to interact with the figurines and snap some shots while you’re at it. If the sculptures look familiar to you, that’s because they’re modelled after the well-known I Am Here! series. 

marina square pop mart event tv setSource: Marina Square

If you’ve ever dreamed of being on TV, this is your chance to co-star with Sweet Bean. This larger-than-life television set even has a plug and cord at the back to imitate reality. 

marina square pop mart event fridgeSource: Marina Square

With Christmas around the corner, check out the Sweet Bean-inspired trees and decorations for an adorable start to the season too. 

Sweet Bean also resides in a life-sized fridge, surrounded by sweet treats and a cute frog. Snap a picture inside the fridge for a chill pic.

marina square pop mart event dog houseSource: Rebecca Low

One of my favourite sculptures was the Sweet Bean dog house. This photo spot has a step that you can sit on, so you can be up close with the character.

Limited edition collectibles and live performances

marina square pop mart event signSource: Rebecca Low

If you’re a fan of Pop Mart collectibles, you can also buy some figurines for yourself. FYI, the kawaii Sweet Bean Animals Playing series is also available for purchase at the event. Each blind box retails at $18.90.

You can also place a pre-order of the Singapore-exclusive Sweet Bean UFO Catcher, as well as the Gashapon Machine Limited Edition 100% Figures, so you best run, don’t walk. 

Additionally, from 19 November 2022 onwards, there will be performances by local acts such as Jason Yu and Jumpstart, complete with several other activities like carolling, for you to hype up your Christmas spirit. 

The Pop Mart Sweet Bean Event Celebrates Christmas With Adorable Toys & Surprises

Liven up your festivities with a new toy or two – they would also make great gifts for friends this festive season. The event is from 18 November 2022 to 1 January 2023, so grab your fellow Pop Mart lovers to check out the space together. For more updates, keep an eye out on Pop Mart Singapore’s IG account.

For Marina Square Rewards Members that have a UOB card on hand, you can also head down to the Customer Service Counter at Level 2 to redeem a token for the Gashapon machine. 

Pop Mart Sweet Bean Event
Date: 18 November 2022 to 1 January 2023
Address: Marina Square, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm 

Cover: Marina Square (left), Rebecca Low

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