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Hobby Shops in Strange Places XV:

Xícit Kids Land in Namba Osaka

Location: Osaka, Namba (Nihonbashi) Down the street from Hobix (see HSISP XIV in last monthís issue)

Description: Railroad, R/C, diecast cars, toys, and plastic kits of all genres, except for Gundam kits (Gundam kits are sold at their specialty store, Gundams, located around the block.). Selection is better than Hobix. Lots of photo etch and metal accessories for "scale" kits, plastic accessories for the Gundam crowd. Lots of tools and materials too. 20% off all merchandise. Located on the second floor. Consumer electronics are on the ground floor.

Pros: 20% discount. Good selection of kits, tools, materials, and accessory parts for all genres.

Cons: No exotic kits. Garage kits selection is small and limited to sci-fi.

Analysis: Xícellent shop for all "normal" modeling needs.

 

To Get There: Xícit is a mere four blocks away from Hobix and Volks. Just continue down the street on the same side as Hobix. You canít miss it! For the Gundam crowd, Xícit has a sister shop around the corner called Gundamís. Here is a photo of Dean with a Gundam figure outside of the shop, but at least yaíll know how to get there.

There are a lot more shops we could have visited here in the Namba area, but due to our wishy-washy natures (Do I get this kit or this kit?) we ran out of time. Perhaps in a future club trip to Osaka we can explore this area further.

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