Thursday, October 28, 2010

New OneUp sofubi set up

Slogged through some mighty wet and windy weather today! Walked from Koenji (where we stopped in to say howdy to the Thrashout gang) to Nakano, which is about 20 minutes away on foot. Found a cool vintage toy shop in Koenji and took some shots at Thrashout. Will blog those in a bit.

For now, here's the new OneUp sofubi set up. The shop has a presence on the 3rd and 4th floors of Broadway Mall in Nakano. For years, the display cabinets outside the 4th floor shop held a hodgepodge of sofubi from a bunch of companies. They've recently completely redone the cabinets and seem to be focusing on a few companies.

So, here's a wide angle shot of the long row of cabinets:
The Dead Presidents customs/Monster Kolor cabinet:
These are some of the customs from the In Living Kolor show. They're currently display-only at OneUp. Not sure when they'll go on sale.
The cabinets are really clean and nicely lit, so you can get a good look at what's inside. For example:
More Dead Presidents stuff in another cabinet:
Here are some other shelves with toys produced by OneUp (Touma, Gumliens, etc), plus customs and production pieces from other companies.
Some nice Max Toy figures:
Itokin Park:
Mad Panda:
It's a nice, streamlined display, and really the largest variety of original sofubi at Nakano. The 4th floor store is also the place where OneUp holds its custom shows and exclusive releases, which is nice since there is a ton of space up there and just a few shops.

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