An umbrella cover dispenser sounds pretty hilarious, and I don’t need to leave my country to feel like a dumbass, I just have to go outside, anyways I’m jealous, did you find a lot of strange toys and things? or stores that sold nendoroids and figmas
DUDE. dude. They were fucking everywhere. Seriously, figure shops were everywhere. I found I great one in the big crazy shopping arcade in Kyoto (like everything in Kyoto, it ends at a temple, which I find hilarious) when we stopped there for a couple nights and I bought 2 GIANT Arceus figures to add to my collection, including one that I didn’t even know existed.
ANYWAYS the most popular characters they stock are by FAR the newest released ones and the ‘moe’ girls. I even saw 4 or so King Kazma figmas for the original price which I was tempted to buy and scalp because they’re going for like $70+ the last time I saw them.
Also if you like Madoka, Evangelion, One Piece, Black Rock Shooter, Railgun, Code Geass, Macross, vocaloid, Star Wars, vintage toys, or GUNDAM (Jesus christ, do they have a lot of gundam) Then these toy stores would have been your heaven.
BUT I COULDN’T FIND THE PRINCE SHOTOKU FIGMA ANYWHERE! I swear to god I looked fucking EVERYWHERE including EVERY MANDARAKE IN TOKYO but it was nowhere to be seen.
I think if you’re looking for toys between 2-8 years old, the internet is still your best bet.
As far as strange toys go I found a few (mostly hentai-related) but I definitely would have found more had I looked in the vintage shops, like the ones in Nakano broadway. I wish I could have spent more time there. Lots of old cartoon character bootleg toys in there that would give you nightmares because of how deranged and shitty they look. I wanted to buy some just for shits and giggles but I was running out of money and space in my luggage….
Also: how the fuck are you supposed to reply to a reply? I no good with computer…