Japan is the best for toy shopping and has no match when it comes to their biggest citizen Godzilla. And when I’m in Japan I shop until I can shop no more. I made the rounds and hit all the must stops and shops from Nakano Broadway in Tokyo to Jungle Anime in Osaka. Along the way I strolled through the shopping streets of Osu Kannon Temple. And on this trip I went to the Godzilla Store for the first time and I went back a second time. The Store has something for every Godzilla fan. From inexpensive postcards and keychains to the latest X-Plus vinyl figures to the pricey Kaiyodo figure. I even got the Godzilla Anime giveaway clear file for those who spent over 5000 yen.
I love Godzilla books and look for them all the time. So I’m off to Shibuya Mandarake. There is a great row of Godzilla and Ultraman books to search through.
I’m always looking for the old and the odd. There’s a special antique toy shop in Nagoya that I love to revisit. There are some rare finds and perhaps none as rare as this BETA Mothra vs Godzilla tape and Giant Robo record.
I was not disappointed with the shopping selection on this trip. I searched for the old, the new, the unique, the rare, and the overdue. I was happy with my small haul. More to come!