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Target announces its eliminating gender based signage

Retailer to phase out gender singage
Aug 09
// Soul Tsukino
In a statement on its corporate website, retailer Target announced that it will be moving away from gender-based signs in its stores. In the statement Target specifically mentioned that the Toys section will no longer be labe...
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Nakama Toys

Tomopop About Town: Nakama Toys retail store

A legit figure store in Chicago!
May 27
// Tianxiao Ma
I think one of the best things to inspire passion for a hobby is having a good brick and mortar retail store around. They're valuable for showing off the hobby and product, and you can get some good info from experienced coll...
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Kidrobot to close all their retail stores

Dark times ahead
Jul 24
// Vanessa Cubillo
Kidrobot has had a rough time this year. They’ve raised prices and have closed a number of stores. They don’t even have their own booth at this year’s SDCC. So instead of waiting to hear about each store t...

Gunpla returns to retail sales at over 400 Barnes and Noble stores

Buy the old-fashioned way, from an actual live person
Mar 11
// Andres Cerrato
For years, people have clamored for the return of Gundam models to retail stores. While the internet has more than supplied the need, there's still something nice about buying something in person at a store. Beginning next mo...

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Tamashii Nations figures and Gunpla now at Barnes & Noble

Just like the good ol' days
Sep 29
// Andres Cerrato
I miss the days where you could stroll into a Toys R Us, walk about the isles and pick up a Gundam kit. Those days haven't been around for a decade but they may just be back again. Barnes & Noble stores have begun to stoc...

Power Anime to return to retail this Friday in LA

There's a little something special for those long-distance fans, too.
Sep 05
// Natalie Kipper
Los Angeles-based collectors, rejoice! Power Anime will once again have a physical retail location beginning with its soft opening this Friday, September 7. The store's last location was at the Westside Pavilion mall and I sh...

Tomopop Business Report: HobbyLink Japan raising prices slightly for disaster relief fundraising

Mar 17
// Brian Szabelski
For just under a week, since the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan's Tohoku region, we've seen multiple toy companies and artists come forth with different fundraising sales and events to help donate to a truly good ca...

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