Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Trip: Giant Hobby

One of the interesting shops that I found during my visit to Nakano Broadway was the Giant Hobby shop. The shop is rather unobtrusive, being nestled in a corner surrounded by clothing and jewelry stores. I only came across it because my daughter needed to go to the WC, which was right next to the shop.

I had never heard of them before, but they've been around since about 2010. They make metal figures for their game Cyclops (サイクロプス).

Unfortunately my spoken Japanese is rather rudimentary so I couldn't really ask them any details about the game system.

The figures themselves are on the large side, and the human-sized figures  are probably at least 32mm in height. Each figure is supplied with a separate square metal base. More detailed pictures of individual figures can be seen at their web shop.

I really wanted to get the tree man, but the miniatures are pricey and I didn't want to overspend...

I ended up getting one of their Omit (オーミット) which I can use as a mud man. Some of their Merfolk could also probably be used alongside 1/72 figures, since they are roughly 25mm in height (they are listed as 35mm on the website, but I think they are measuring to the highest point of the miniature).

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