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Old 2006.04.10, 06:24 AM   #1
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new kyosho store - kyosho omotesando, japan

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new kyosho shop in otomesando…

hi folks, got back from japan, and well it was fantastic… anyway here’s my report on kyosho’s new shop in otomesando…

otomesando can be somewhat likened to beverly hills – where designer labels (like louis vuitton, armani, dior, todds & ralph lauren, just to name a few) house clothing, apparel and footwear in their own respective brand name shops that line the street… it was a quite impressive and interesting stroll down otomesando dori (“dori” means street in japanese)… but now onto the shop…
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Old 2006.04.10, 06:26 AM   #2
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kyosho otomesando is located at a relatively new mall (well it looked new to me) called omotesando hills (refer to attachments – they are pretty much self explanatory telling you how to get there, and where the store is located within the building – it’s on b3f by the way)


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Old 2006.04.10, 06:28 AM   #3
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the building and architecture was just fantastic…




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Old 2006.04.10, 06:31 AM   #4
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owned by kyosho (at least to my knowledge - most of the staff were in kyosho uniforms) the store was well thought out… showcasing kyosho’s wonderfully built and crafted die-cast models…





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Old 2006.04.10, 06:32 AM   #5
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(more die cast pics)



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Old 2006.04.10, 06:35 AM   #6
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… some of kyosho’s r/c models … and of course kyosho’s complete line of mini-z’s…





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Old 2006.04.10, 06:37 AM   #7
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… which were backed up with an almost a complete line of kyosho mini-z spares and hop up option parts….



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Old 2006.04.10, 06:39 AM   #8
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…and finally to complete the whole mini-z experience, kyosho omotesando installed a mini-z racing circuit inclusive of a lapcounter, which is open to the public…

cost to run? 500 yen for 30 min (that’s approx $4.28), this however includes a car rental… well i must say that the whole store had a hypnotic effect on me, and I found myself mesmerized as my hand was scrambling towards and into my pocket, fishing out and handing over my 500 yen coin, shucking it towards the track attendant, faster than you can say shazammm…

the track even had a bar right next to it, catering to thirsty shoppers / patrons… can’t remember if they serve beer though… if they did, it would probably give a whole new meaning to drinking and driving… hmm… taking another look at the bottom right of last pic … what do you think?..




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Old 2006.04.10, 06:43 AM   #9
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to some extent it was quite unfortunate that the prices were as marked on the package… so i guess kyosho is doing a good job of protecting their distributors… that plus i guess you have to pay some sort of premium on things when you have a store in upscale omotesando (this isn’t the place to buy things as your wallet will definitely take a beating)…

i easily spent 13,000 yen (approx $111) on 2 autoscales, and a couple of parts (could’ve been more if my wife didn’t stop me... hehehe)… i’m pretty sure that the stuff you can buy here will be marked down once you set foot in one of the many hobby shops in akihabara (electric town)… http://agusta.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/agusta/akihabara.html from link http://www.mini-zracer.com/forums/sh...ighlight=japan
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Old 2006.04.10, 06:45 AM   #10
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kyosho otomesando was a really nice experience, a good concept store to promote and showcase their products to their potential market… and with a steady flow of curious shoppers, i’m pretty sure that seing a beautifully detailed running small scale remote control car on the professionally made track will indeed make a lasting impression on anybody who walks on in…
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well, what bodies did you get?

nice photo slide show of your trip
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Herman,

You should've bought your stuffs at RC-champ or Futaba at Akihabara. But keep in mind Kyosho must be paying outrageous rents for the shop. Paying list prices on parts ain't too bad compared to the kits. I know what kind of area the shop is in.

Nice report and pictures though.

Does the shop carry rare and hard-to-find parts such as Batmobile; various F1 cars & parts, etc...?

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Nice job herman. Very good pics. The new nsx bodies look sweet.
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Old 2006.04.10, 09:09 PM   #14
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well, what bodies did you get?
nice photo slide show of your trip
thanks... really enjoyed ourselves... as for bodies... i wanted to get the lancia delta... asked around and well they said next month (april)... so i wanted to get these...

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Old 2006.04.10, 09:25 PM   #15
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but settled for the car on the bottom most left (they didn't have it in red)
http://www.mini-zracer.com/forums/at...chmentid=19875

and the car on the topmost left (2005 version)...
http://www.mini-zracer.com/forums/at...chmentid=19877

i know, i know i should've stuck with my first choice...
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