My wife and I will go to Tokyo and Osakaon April 8. I will visit Bic Camera and Yodobashi for new toys. However, I no idea where to buy vintage robots, like Voltes V, Godsigma, Godmars, Daltanius, etc. Can anyone recommend me where is/are vintage toys shop located? Map will be great..
I think all the other smaller shops in Akihabara try to beat Yodobashi-Akiba's prices, not the other way around. Anyway, the toys are on the 6th floor, but try looking at other places before you buy anything at Yodobashi.
Mandarake Go to the 7th floor for vintage toys. Expensive, though. Better stuff at lower prices can be had on YJP, but this place is great just to visit.
You can see the Taito building standing in the alley where Mandarake is located.
Remember, if you see this, then you know you're near Mandarake.
Golden Age. It's in Akihabara. Expensive.
If you just look and shop on the ground floor, then you'll miss the great deals on the upper floors of Rajio Kan. Climb the stairs to the 4th floor, look at the shops, and then make your way down each floor. You won't regret it.
Like this great deal on a 1:1 scale Kenshiro at Kaiyodo. (See? I told you the fourth floor is where you should start.)
Oh, shucks! It's sold out, and I thought it was a bargain.
When you get thirsty from all the walking and drooling while looking at the toys (or cosplay maids handing out flyers), then drop a 100 Yen coin in one of these vending machines next to Kenshiro.
The refreshing taste of Ultra Cola for more toy shopping power!
I like this place better than Akihabara.
"Photos? No taking... What? I don't understand. Nihongo ga zen zen wakaranai!"
Yup! You'll see something you want, but then it's expensive. If cash is no problem for you, then go ahead and buy all of it.
After all that toy shopping, try enjoying the culture and scenery around Tokyo. April is also a great time to view sakura flowers. Ueno is probably a good place to visit for that, but it can be crowded during holidays.
Roboto, thanks for the nice photos and information. Since Mandrake is expensive, can you recommend shops that I can find reasonable vintage robots? I am looking for Daltanius, Godmars, Godsigma, and if possible, Voltes V.
I believe if I ever went there my brain would literally Explode from all that Sensory Overload. I'd never have enough batteries and SD cards for my camera, especially if taking pictures posing with those tall lifelike statues of Ken FOTNS and the super-robots.
magengar: Hey Congrats, TJ! And I know it's gonna look so Badass in pics, especially with Your photo skills! Props, bro!
Mar 27, 2015 0:33:51 GMT -5
S_Gokin: alot of changes in the threads location i guess one of the admins got really bored
Apr 6, 2015 11:44:04 GMT -5
S_Gokin: a question guys whats the accurate color for z Mazinger limbs ? black or blue ?
Apr 6, 2015 12:15:06 GMT -5
S_Gokin: manga covers are legit yes, thanks TaurusOxford i figured they are black but i want to be sure, all the photos i found for it wasn't that clear
Apr 7, 2015 12:34:51 GMT -5
TheMazingerZ: Z Mazinger limbs are supposed to be black, just like the original Manga Mazinger Z limbs. Yes, sometimes they are shown as blue, but that's just like when they show Mazinger Z's fist as white, and we all know that's not their real color.
Apr 9, 2015 13:32:55 GMT -5
S_Gokin: @tmz thanks for the info man, i thought they run out of ink when they make the fist white
Apr 10, 2015 13:25:59 GMT -5
magengar: Nah, they spilled bleach all over the animation cell
Apr 23, 2015 21:24:47 GMT -5