Hobby-Kan was my last toy store stop in Japan (next to Golden Age Toys) and I found nothing.
I was feeling a little bummed out at my last stop being a bust but....another silver lining on my way back towards the Akihabara train station.
On that same street they have a ton of Gashapon machine shops; I always made an effort to look for those darn kinnikuman gashapon machines since they where so seldom (so far this trip I found 4 total).
I want to support the product by buying its products etc
I saw one machine inside one of these shops; I love Daishi and gashapon machines themselves (especially for display purposes).
I am working on a little project and I wanted to acquire a Daishi from the new kinkeshi line gashapon.
I looked at the machine and it had a couple of capsules so I thought I would just straight out ask the owner if I could buy the Daishi.
I thought I would sweeten the pot by offering to buy all the capsules inside as well (that way she didn't have a machine with no backing board).
The woman called the owner and he said cool!
She emptied out the machine and also cut me a wholesale deal and gave me the Daishi for free!
Now I just gotta buy a modern gashapon machine when I bump into a cheap one online.
Edited by kayfabe1985, 04 September 2017 - 09:07 AM.