Just arrived home from Seoul – and since I haven’t had time to actually blog about it I’ll post a quick teaser…
I found the most wonderful toy store – Kinki Robot- built for geeks and collectors. Here you can find small plastic figures that are the 2008 equivalent of the “Smurf” figurines in the 80s. Fascinated with the Simpsons? Irresitably attracted to Ugly Dolls? Any form of anime is likely to have a figurine set to match.
Ah – and how does a little store like this make any money? The attraction of collections – every figurine is sold in a randomized box, complete with rare items. A figurine runs $5-10 dollars, so to finish off a collection of a dozen you are likely to drop a hefty amount of won.
I expect I’ll be back – the 3 figures I brought home were a huge hit!