Nanoblock first went on sale in Japan, October 2008 by Kawada, rapidly gaining success and a huge following through the toy and gift markets. Nanoblock now enjoys large dedicated display sections in the largest chains of Japan, such as Loft and Tokyo Hands, giving them excellent market presence. The manufacturer also creates licensed products, special edition and trend response sets, while constantly adding further new items to the Nanoblock catalogue. Alongside this, competitions are regularly run for user-submitted creations under different categories.
Nanoblocks are manufactured from high quality ABS plastic, which provides a consistent and perfect connection with every block, no matter how tiny the piece.