Mandarake CoCoo

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  1. spacemonkey66

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    Please forgive my ignorance, but can anyone explain the name Mandarake CoCoo. I mean, I understand Mandarake because that is the name of the store, but what is CoCoo? And how will it differ from other Mandarake stores? Thank you if anyone can shed some light on this.
     
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    It seems to be a new store devoted mainly to sofubi - which makes sense as their vinyl listings have been sparse recently. Keeping stock aside for this new shop it seems... Still a month away and from what they have shown on the new instagram, it's going to be packed full of overpriced toys! I'd imagine it will turn into more of a sofubi museum/viewing space for most collectors who don't want to throw a week's pay down on one toy.

    https://www.mandarake.co.jp/dir/cco/newopen-en.html#googtrans(ja|en)

    https://www.instagram.com/mandarake.cocoo/
     
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    Hunh, it's going to be in Akihabira. I might as well go check it out while I'm there in December; I have a free day. Although I doubt I'll be getting anything it'll be neat to check out I'm sure.
     
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    Cocoo = kokuu, which is presumably the word 虚空, meaning "void". They have another pretentiously named shop opening in Ikebukuro, too.
     
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    Hhmmm I thought it meant Cocoo as in these cash up chumps are going Cuckoo for these overpriced toys
     
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    ahahaha!! accurate.
     
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    There was an overpriced neo kaiju sofubi one that opened up in Nakano Broadway at least two years ago.. what was it again? Mandarake something something 6. Fuck they are making bank if they’re running dedicated stores for this kinda thing alongside their standard all in one flagship stores.
     
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    They have a separate store for everything in Nakano, so not really remarkable, but opening a separate branch in Akihabara when they already own a huge building definitely is. I went there the other day and couldn't see any kaiju sofubi so presumably all being moved over.
     
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    So the new store is opening in a few hours, right? I keep holding out hope that we'll see some restocks on Toho monsters, but I'm just not seeing it in the Instagram posts.
     
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    I am sure most people have noticed by now, but the CoCoo shop now has it's own listings online. Not that I am qualified to even been looking at them. Sadly I didn't see any of the vintage treasures (either previewed or other toys) so I guess the focus of this shop sort of speaks for itself.
     
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    I think you’re being a little bit hyperbolic. They have been open for a day. They have to photo and list everything. I’d start at expensive stuff too, before $30 B-club toys or whatever. I’m more offended by how bad some of the photos are
     
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    Looks like a hub for their exclusives
     
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    A friend sent me some photos of large cabinets filled to the brim with vintage treasures from their opening. Priced to perfection I’m sure, but included in the store nonetheless.

    It seems Mandarake shuffles around a lot of premium inventory from one store to the other, for grand openings and such. I still don’t understand the necessity/relevance for another Manda location either, but it must make economic sense,
    lest they would not open it.

    Edit: nevermind, I see it’s a sofubi specialty store.
    It would help if I actually read the entire fucking thread.
    :|
     
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    I'm gettin' old . . . all I see are the telephone numbers! :shock:
     
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    Those are the prices
     
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    For a new laptop, a cool pushbike, a motorcycle, a vacation or even a fixer-upper car maybe . . . not for a 8" lump of malformed vinyl!
     
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    Sorry . . . double-post!
     
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    Found this video of a walkthrough of the new location.

    Ever wonder what Mandarake would look like if it was super clean and well-organized?

    This place is like a fucking sofubi museum/bank vault filled with absolute gold

     
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    ^^^ seems like most other Mandarakes . . . except with more zero's.
     
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    I bought a little zollmen omake from them. It arrived nib with a big hole punched out of its backside. I emailed them to see if they would refund but they never responded to me.
     

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