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A Visit to Tamiya Plamodel Factory in Tokyo (Video)

Dear friends,
a business trip is leading me to Japan these days.

The Plamodel Factory, located in Shimbashi area close to Station, is half the brand's flagship store and half a museum of Tamiya models. On the ground floor I found the entire current product range of scale models plus all sorts of paints, tools, cements and everything else. It took me not much less than two hours to at least halfway have the feeling to have acknowledged everything that's around.

The basement makes the RC modeler happy, again with a huge variety of beautiful products.

To my very big surprise, prices of models in this extremely expensive city are a little below Euro prices and paints are even significantly cheaper. I hope I'll get all that stuff I bought home safely. This is the movie I made about the cars and motorbikes.
Take care and stay tuned for the next episode about planes and ships,
HvF · on youtube

5 responses

  1. I saw a TV documentary a few months ago on Manga in Japanese culture and the presenter strayed off the main subject track at one point and ended up in this store. It looked, and looks, a fascinating place.

  2. Lucky man Halvar, along with Hannants 2 places on the list to see.
    Thanks for posting mate.

  3. WOW...the ultimate Toy Store for adult 'kids' - one could go crazy in there.

  4. Halvar, thanks for posting this, I doubt I'll be getting there anytime soon. Fascinating!

  5. I could spend money that I don't have there. Easily. Wow.

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