Recommend stores in California

Discussion in 'Toys Unlimited' started by Kaji Motomiya, May 3, 2012.

  1. Kaji Motomiya

    Kaji Motomiya PARTY HARD

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    So I'll be heading over to California during the summer, and I need a place to shop. I'll be at San Fran., LA, and San Jose (then other places outside of California). If you guys know or live in the area, what stores can you guys recommend with a decent anime collection (for figma purposes) or that sells S.H. Figuarts (specifically Precure and exclusive Figuarts)?
     
  2. da0utlaw

    da0utlaw You Got The TOUCH!

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    What's the occasion, if I may ask?
     
  3. Kaji Motomiya

    Kaji Motomiya PARTY HARD

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    Summer Vacation, yo! I couldn't get summer classes, so my summer was free enough to fit into the vacation plan. Also, I've never been to California before. My mom and dad lived there before I was born, and my sister went there when she was super young (like less than a year old).

    Since this is my first time, I wanna get my shopping on. =D
     
  4. BrrrIAN

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    I highly recommend Frank and Son Collectible Show

    It's basically a huge warehouse gathering of collectors and vendors and enthusiasts of all kinds: anime, card games, video games, sports, nergasm-y stuff, anything really.
    It's located in City of Industry, here's the address:
    19649 San Jose Ave. City of Industry, CA 91748
    Open Wednesdays and Saturdays

    Might be out of your way, but it's a really great spot! :D
     
  5. Kaji Motomiya

    Kaji Motomiya PARTY HARD

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    Yeah, that's definitely gonna be out of the way. It was already hard enough to convince mom to go to LA, so having her go to another city outside of our plans will be difficult.
     
  6. da0utlaw

    da0utlaw You Got The TOUCH!

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    As far as LA goes, there aren't that many. I'd recommend Anime Jungle in Little Tokyo, but they tend to overprice a lot of their figures so NO.

    You could always try Japan Town in San Francisco, but since I've never been there, I don't know the pricing on their stores.

    I could suggest something but you'd have to be ABSOLUTELY DESPERATE to get figures, so I'll withhold this one.
     
  7. faceofbear

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    Japan Town is probably your best bet, specifically two stores in Japan Town as it's a large mall-like location. The two places being Japantown Collectibles and jpnTOYS. I haven't been there since the yen got it's large muscles so I can't speak for the prices but from what I remember they sell at standard Japan retail prices so it's worth a shot. Also worth giving them a call just to see if they have what you're looking for. (link here: http://www.sfjapantown.org/Business/index.cfm?catID=82 )
     
  8. Kaji Motomiya

    Kaji Motomiya PARTY HARD

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    Really? I thought LA would have the Japan town. No, actually, I thought LA would be that super shopping city in Cali that'd have more asian stuff.

    But yay, Japan town's in SF, and mom wants to stay there the most! =D

    Edit:
    Though I can see what you mean by overpricing. ImageAnime in NYC has that going for them as well...
     
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  9. FC3S

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    LA does have a Japan district. Its called Little Tokyo. Anime jungle has two stores in Little Tokyo. While Jungle does markup prices to double, there are some items that are on discount.
    (being local to LA does help XD).

    As mentioned, Frank and Sons has a big selection. Its technically anything hobby related.(gundam, yugioh, mtg, ponies, marvel, dc, etc)
     
  10. sinzz

    sinzz Orange

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    I would also have to agree that for LA, Frank and Sons is your best bet for Figuarts, gundams, Robot damashii, etc. Hell even Transformers, Halo, and other types of toys. Though I personally haven't found a place that sells a wide assortment of figma there, but there are a few shops that do sell a few figmas. They're all reasonably priced too. J-town's Jungle anime, while they have nice displays, tend to mark it up quite a bit.

    Only problem that I think it may pose for you is that its only opened Wednesday and Saturday at specific times.
     
  11. Taioh no kami

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    if you go to irvine, there is a shop called Anime King. you are probably familiar with that seller on ebay. there is an actual store. you can look up the address on google. it is near the Irvine Spectrum mall.
     
  12. Kaji Motomiya

    Kaji Motomiya PARTY HARD

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    ...that...doesn't sound good at all.

    Also, I made a mistake. It's not San Jose, it's San Diego.
     
  13. Darkster

    Darkster It's over 8,000!

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    I heard that this is a great place.

    Pretty much everything there is 20%+ higher than other places.

    I think that they sell candy toys in Mitsuwa, so if you want those, you can go there. you basically can buy everything in Anime Jungle online at a lower price.
     

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