If there is one place that you need to visit in Akihabara then that would be Hobby Tengoku - the Volks store located right outside Akihabara station.
Its filled with all of your hobby needs including Gundam's, Dolls, Figures and anime merchandise.
To get to Hobby Tengoku, just get off at Akihabara station Electric Town exit - but turn right after the ticket barriers and walk towards the main Chuo Dori street - you will see Hobby Tengoku on the right.
Volk's Hobby Tengoku in Akihabara is comprised of 3 floors - 1st floor contains anime/otaku souvenir, 2nd floor has figures/plastic models and 3rd floor features doll and doll related products.
Just by the cashier is...
Hobby Tengoku has a load of foreign customers - luckily Mirai-chan can speak the same languages as me to guide them. Like father like daughter ^^;;
Japanese emoticon inspired Daifuku.
Moe-Russian roulette cookies - like in the game of Russian roulette, 2 out of 12 cookies are very hot n spicy. Serious otaku will go for the ones the left in which 10 of the 12 cookies are extremely spicy.
Ita-iPhone cases. Which one tickles your fancy?
Ita-tumbler [痛ンブラー] and ita-mug cups.
Which one of these dakimakura brides to you take to be yours?
Hundreds of rental showcases - some may have rare figures and goodies.
If you fancy adding any of the showcase goodies to your collection, simply fill in the order slip with the rental case number/item number and lineup at the counter.
Now we take a lookie at the second floor which is filled to the brim with figures, plastic models and tools to craft them.
Examples of some of the customization on nendoroid's blank expressions.
Mountain of fresh new figurines in the store.
Hobby Tengoku also carry huge selection of gunplas and model kits.
If this is your first time buying gunplas then don't worry - 2nd floor has everything you need to get you started including sandpaper, spray paints etc.
Tamiya spray n top coat.
Airbrushes and sculpt knives.
And finally here is the 3rd floor dedicated to everything doll related.
Optional hand parts for DDs.
You can change the eyes on your dollfie dream simply by opening the cap and securing them in the right position with a sticky tack.
Each of these photo spaces can be rented for up to 30 mins depending on how any are waiting behind you giving you evil looks.
A small corner for doll owners to show off their gorgeous sons and daughters - Just print out a picture and post it on the cork board.
All sorts of wig in different style, color and size.
Consigned goods made by dealers including accessories, clothing and even weapons.
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