|KLM Boeing 777-300ER - 'Fulufjallet National Park'|
|Hero Gangu - Nippombashi, Osaka|
So first stop is Osaka. The hotel Kikuei is situated in Namba, the southern part of Osaka. Very crowded and from the hotel, one of the 3 centered Transformer retailer was visible: Hero Gangu, Nippombashi. (site is Japanese only)
|1st batch along with me in the Rimowa|
The other two pieces were more than JPY 12.000, while this one was only JPY 5700. I tried to find out why, but there were no signs of being eventually a K.O version, so that's a bargain. Secondly I was looking everywhere for the now hard-to-find Encore 15: Mini cassettes vol. 1 consisting Ravage, Eject, Rewind and Buzzsaw. Guess what...I found it here. It was JPY 9800 (€ 71,00/ US$ 94,00). Considered the availability and the price on ebay it's a steal.
|Super Potato - Namba, Osaka|
Furthermore my 2nd loot from Jungle Entertainment (Site do have English!) consists:
- TF Encore 16 Bruticus (Scramble City)
- TF Collection 07 Sideswipe (Takara)
- TF UN-04 Megatron Cybertron Mode (FOR SALE!)
- TG-14 Voyager Class Soundblaster + Buzzsaw 2x (1 for my brother)
- TG-12 Deluxe Class Air Raid
Both TG were available for a 'wooden nickel'.
The last resorts for a good hunt were both Mandarake shops in Umeda and Shinsaibashi. Thanks to the toy-shop map of Heroic Decepticon!
Furthermore we bumped in Namba on Super Potato, a shop for retro-gaming.
This is also a heaven for the good old days of the Famicom/NES/Superfamicom etc. It is really incredible when you see their inventory. Next time, I'll grab something from here!
Well, that's it for now. Part 2 will follow soon!
Hereafter some images during the Japanese part of the trip
|Tsutenkaku Tower 103 m|
|The new Rimowa Salsa Deluxe!|
|Sunset during flight KL0867 to KIX|
|252 meters of depth (or height)|
|Osaka Prefectural Government Sakishima Tower|
|Osaka by Night - Umeda Tower (173 m)|
|LCC from Japan: Peach - Airbus A320-200|
|Leaving Osaka Japan - Kansai International Airport|