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Old 2006.04.10, 08:38 PM   #16
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You should've bought your stuffs at RC-champ or Futaba at Akihabara.
yeah i know... my wife and i were in akihabara... got the map even (http://agusta.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/agusta/akihabara.html)
it's a long story that i don't want to even start... sigh...


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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.
yep... thus my statement... "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 can't begin to imagine how much rental rates are in that area...


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Nice report and pictures though.
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Does the shop carry rare and hard-to-find parts such as Batmobile; various F1 cars & parts, etc...?
hmm... now that you've mentioned it... i didn't recall seeing any batmobile and other movie cars i.e. mad max, back to the future, etc... as for the f-1 i did see parts and 2 body kits though (schumi and david c. - 2004 version)


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Nice job herman. Very good pics. The new nsx bodies look sweet.
thanks, and wish i could've took better pics... as for the nsx...yes indeed they do look sweet

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Old 2006.04.10, 08:43 PM   #17
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oh yeah more info on kyosho omotesando... (don't know if it's been posted before, if so, my apologies)
http://kyoshoshop.mini-z.jp/

and omotesando hills...
http://www.omotesandohills.com/

make that in english...
http://www.omotesandohills.com/eng/index.html

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Old 2006.04.11, 09:48 AM   #18
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Speaking of Futaba and RC-champ in Tokyo, which shop do you think carry more Mini-Z stuffs? Is one cheaper than the other?

I may go to Japan during the hobby show next month in Shizuoka.
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Old 2006.04.11, 09:20 PM   #19
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Speaking of Futaba and RC-champ in Tokyo, which shop do you think carry more Mini-Z stuffs? Is one cheaper than the other?
well unfortunately i wasn't able to see any hobby shops while i was in akihabara... long story...


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I may go to Japan during the hobby show next month in Shizuoka.
you lucky dog!!! don't forget to post pics and a short report ... hmm... did some searching... shizuoka is some 180 km from tokyo... approx 1-1.5 hours by "shinkansen" (bullet train) and costs approx 6,180Yen one way...
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Old 2006.04.11, 09:59 PM   #20
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here's bil attridge's experience at the show way back in 2003... long but worthwhile reading... cool static model site as well...

http://members.shaw.ca/bil_attridge/...how_Report.htm

from - http://members.shaw.ca/bil_attridge/index.htm
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You lucky herman! I see they had two of those rare white and silver Porsche 911 GT3's! That looks like a Mini-Z lovers dream for sure....................I'm jealous!
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Old 2008.12.29, 02:45 PM   #22
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intresting track.

I thought it was really high off the ground..
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Old 2012.12.20, 10:06 AM   #23
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I went to Omotesando Hills in 2008.
The Kyosho store was packed with people and I had the chance to test the circuit. I was with my 2 kids and my wife so I didn't buy anything (or perhaps I did, but don't remember ) . I wasn't shocked by the prices as I'm used to pay 40 euro for one autoscale in Europe.
The rental mr-01 was stock and while I drove it carefully there were a father-son duo who suddenly appeared with their highly customised MR-02 and every customer had to stop running because they had to "train"...
The building itself is very original (as a shopping mall I mean).
Designed by world famous architect Tadao ANDO, it's built around a spiral slope which means every shop is at different levels, and a huge staircase in the middle atrium allows to link the two sides of the canyon (serves as a multi purpose event happening zone)...
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Old 2012.12.20, 11:13 AM   #24
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thanks for the additional info re: the architecture. Yes the design of the building is… different and nothing i've seen before, then saw a similar design in h.k. just can't remember who designed it first.
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Very nice thanks for the visit!
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Old 2014.10.19, 10:55 AM   #26
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Solo, I'm sure Herman would appreciate your comment. Sadly, it appears Omotesando is long closed. What a beautiful place though. Surely it was Mini-Z heaven.
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Old 2014.10.19, 05:54 PM   #27
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Thanks zrc... I forgot to update and mention that kyosho omotesando closed a while back... Quite sad since it had a track, a shop and even a small bar... A mini-z heaven as zrc put it... And yes i do appreciate it when people give comments on my posts, that way i know they are being read...

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Old 2014.10.20, 01:21 AM   #28
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Both Kyosho shops were closed in 2010. They do have the R246 garage but I think that's at Kyosho headquarters.

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I just found out that Kyosho opened a store in Tokyo again. Looks like it's more of a Diecast store with some Mini-z stuff. It's Kyosho Village. http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/shop/kyosho_village/
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I just found out that Kyosho opened a store in Tokyo again. Looks like it's more of a Diecast store with some Mini-z stuff. It's Kyosho Village. http://www.kyosho.com/jpn/shop/kyosho_village/
It's in Odiaba "Big Sight" where Toyota Land and Venice Hall Shopping Mall is. You can make it a day trip there in lots to do of shopping & sight seeing.
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