For anime, science fiction, and pop culture fans with a penchant for collecting, Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo is a must-visit destination. Nestled in the Akihabara district on the fifth floor of the iconic “Radio Kaikan” building, visitors will find Kaiyodo’s small but captivating retail space richly populated with a vast array of toys and, of course, the company’s signature collectibles.
As the creator of popular “Revoltech” line-up of collectibles, Kaiyodo’s reputation as a manufacturer of authentically crafted and ultra-poseable action figures is well known among toy enthusiasts. As a result, Hobby Lobby Tokyo is as much a visual experience as it is a potentially wallet-busting shopping excursion. In addition to shelves filled with items for sale, visitors will find numerous display cases filled with masterfully posed figures, from popular anime and manga like Lupin the Third, Fist of the North Star, Kinnikuman, Patlabor, “Evangelion”, Attack on Titan, Yotsuba&!, and more. Other pieces inspired by Japanese popular culture and video game properties include figures based on the Ultraman series and the Metal Gear game franchise. Kaiyodo’s manga-inspired Assemble Borg collection is also available for shoppers to check out.
For fans of comic book superheroes, Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo offers plenty to see (and possibly splurge on). Figures on display include DC Comics staples like Batman (and his assorted vehicles) as well as Marvel Comics luminaries such as Spider-Man and Iron Man (in a variety of armored suits). Science fiction and movie buffs have plenty to peruse with a range of figures inspired by Star Wars, the Alien movies, The Transformers, and a host of Disney favorites like Toy Story, Monsters Inc., The Nightmare Before Christmas, and others.
Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo joins other famed toy stores in Japan like Hot Toys’ Toy Sapiens, and Kotobukiya Akihabarakan (also in Akihabara) as can’t-miss destinations for collectors. For additional store information and detailed directions visit the official page.