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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