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EVA_Unit_4A's picture
Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 18 October, 2007 - 10:25
This book is absolutely a

This book is absolutely a must-have for anyone considering a trip to Tokyo and toy hunting. A friend of mine field tested it during his first trip to The Holy Land and found it invaluable.

Nice Godzilla, where'd you get it?

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Posted by Roger on 18 October, 2007 - 10:42

CollectionDX staff/writers should probably not be eligible for the prize. :P


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Posted by Destroy All Pod... on 18 October, 2007 - 10:43
Staff will get complimentary

Staff will get complimentary copies ;-)

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Posted by JoshB on 18 October, 2007 - 10:49


That was fast. Someone *cough*DAPDX*cough* had to go and ruin my little bit of fun... :P
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 18 October, 2007 - 10:52
I agree. Ginrai should

I agree. Ginrai should probably not be eligible for the prize. :p

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Posted by Roger on 18 October, 2007 - 19:42
Looks like a nice resource

Looks like a nice resource if I ever get a chance to make it across the pacific pond.

Anavel's picture
Posted by Anavel on 18 October, 2007 - 11:09
Definitely picking this up!

This will certainly help with the trip I am planning. Thanks to you and Brian Flynn for this great resource!

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Posted by sketcher on 18 October, 2007 - 12:10
This is a must buy for me...

But who knows... I might get a free signed one... :)

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Posted by TheFallen on 18 October, 2007 - 12:21

count me entered.

Looks great guys.

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Posted by Shadow27 on 18 October, 2007 - 12:56

...though I'm not sure why you keep insisting I helped somehow. I don't remember doing a damn thing other than saying "Hey, wanna go to Tokyo?". LOL

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
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Posted by NekroDave on 18 October, 2007 - 13:25


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Posted by YuushaFan on 18 October, 2007 - 14:46
will this being coming out

will this being coming out in Europe by any chance? id love to get a copy *fingers crossed that i win*

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Posted by Blitz on 18 October, 2007 - 15:26
Theres a bookseller in

Theres a bookseller in sweden that carries it, so yes, I believe it will be available in europe.

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Posted by JoshB on 18 October, 2007 - 15:28
Now ya see, Josh- this is

Now ya see, Josh- this is how you get people to respond to posts and reviews... give away free stuff! ;)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 18 October, 2007 - 15:42
I saw this at my local Comic

I saw this at my local Comic Shop! Put it on the list of "to buy" when I get closer to the planned Japan trip. I actually reference the part about the wealth of coolness at Toys 'r' Us's in Japan to my friends...makes me giddy just thinking about it.

I actually thought this was old news, or I would have posted something earlier. I didn't realize it was just out. Very cool, guys.

Oh, and Josh got me involved with the forums by doing the same thing a while back with a review of the MS in Pocket Sazabi. I'm a sucker for swag. ;-)

"Hey, uh...let's volt in."

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Posted by Gigamach on 18 October, 2007 - 16:49
Looks like a cool book. I

Looks like a cool book. I wanna win!

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Posted by Televex on 18 October, 2007 - 17:26
can't wait

... to pick this one up! can't miss!

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Posted by The Big R on 18 October, 2007 - 17:42
ObComment: Hi. I'm

ObComment: Hi. I'm currently broke and would just like to win something so that I can have something new. =)

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Posted by jaydeflix on 18 October, 2007 - 21:00

...That's what I remember thinking when I was looking over the prototype I(is that the right word for books?) for this at the last summit. Would love to snag a signed copy but either way I'm definetily gonna pick up a copy of this asap.

"I had a choice, buy a new car or buy a Jumbo Machinder Green Ghost really wasn't a hard choice to make."

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Posted by Jerilock on 19 October, 2007 - 00:28
I am Commenting

It looks awesome. It's a shame that the odds of my going to Japan in the next decade are so small.

ZA's picture
Posted by ZA on 19 October, 2007 - 13:39
Very impressive. If you

Very impressive.

If you want to do one on Hong Kong, I can help.

If one is flying to other parts of Asia, such as Thailand, its possible to arrange a change of planes in Tokyo, up to 8 hours. With a book like this, you could get in and out, without having to spend the night.

Having street maps is pretty critical in Japan, once you leave the station it can be confusing to figure out where you are.

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Posted by Atamaii on 19 October, 2007 - 23:19
A reason to go back..

I just got back from japan a couple months ago & I absolutely loved it. FANTASTIC country.. I loved it so much i've been looking for an excuse to go back..

I think I have just found it..

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Posted by eitlobsaboo on 20 October, 2007 - 06:26

I remember way back when Josh and I were new to all this stuff and neither of us thought we would ever get to Japan. I very much doubt I will but I might just get this book as a substitute for going.

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Posted by BradW on 22 October, 2007 - 08:15
Hi all... The book looks

Hi all...

The book looks fantastic. I am currently on holidays in Europe but am coming home via Tokyo in December. I am planning on buyıng up big on toys..

I was wonderıng if you guys could help me find out where to get the book in Englısh whilst I am away...will ıt be available in Englısh in Kinokuniya when I am in Japan?

Thanks for your help.

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Posted by Airdrawndagger on 22 October, 2007 - 09:55
looks fine!

looks fine!

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Posted by snafu on 22 October, 2007 - 12:03
After years coming to this

After years coming to this site, this finally made me create an account. Where was this book 8 months ago, while I cluelessly wondered the streets of Tokyo? Thanks for making this, you just solved a lot of Christmas shopping for me.

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Posted by Mr.Kaji on 22 October, 2007 - 12:28
Finaly, I had the motivation

Finaly, I had the motivation to create an account here! ^_^
Actually, I visit your site in a daily basis, but this book is to yummy to pass on. And, if I won't win it, I will probably still get it, because my greatest dream to travel to Tokyo, and shop in only the most finest toyshops there available!

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Posted by Hepathos on 22 October, 2007 - 16:20
Looks good if I do not win I

Looks good if I do not win I will buy!

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Posted by Dooquie on 22 October, 2007 - 20:04
Commenting... hopefully I

Commenting... hopefully I can get a free signed copy, that would be neat.

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Posted by phatdawg on 23 October, 2007 - 12:43
Looks very useful especially

Looks very useful especially for those that are traveling in Japan looking for great new stuff to add to their collection.
Great job, JoshB. Keep it up.

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Posted by Marieru san on 27 October, 2007 - 11:53

...Is there even any reason anyone would NOT want to pick this up?

The obvious answer is:

- NO -


REX-203's picture
Posted by REX-203 on 29 October, 2007 - 02:18
Dice in Tokyo

I will be in Tokyo and Kyoto next month (as well as Hong Kong, Phuket & Bangkok)

I am a longtime dice collecter who is hoping to find some things of interest during the trip.

Any recomendations as to stores the sell dice are greatly appreciated. The wider the variety sold the better.

Thanks in advance

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Posted by s58 on 19 November, 2007 - 21:46