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.
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