Sunday, January 1, 2012

Pop Soda store visit

EDIT: This shop has moved. Click here for new location info.

It's been a while since I posted my last report about Pop Soda, a mainstay in the Osaka toy scene. Hossy-san has been running Pop Soda for an incredible 9 years! They changed locations a few years ago and remain strong and steady at their current location in the America Mura (near Shinsaibashi) part of the city.

Pop Soda still has some sofubi and resin, but the emphasis now is more solidly on American toy lines like Toy Story. (Hossy-san is always up for a chat about the films. His favorite in the series is the first movie. He actually flew to the US in 2011 to attend the opening of Toy Story 3!) Other lines include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, superhero action figures, Madballs, and lots of other good stuff from the 80s and 90s, with some recent releases mixed in for good measure. There's also apparel and other fun stuff for sale.

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Here are more pics from the shop:

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Monsterforge said...

Amazing pics, man! It always amazes me the stuff that pops up in Japanese toys stores!

andy b said...

Yep there are some really fun shops in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo (and some very funky one sin Fukuoka LOL)

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