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Author Topic: Stores to buy gunpla/plamo in Melbourne  (Read 32674 times)

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Stores to buy gunpla/plamo in Melbourne
« on: May 22, 2011, 04:43:00 PM »

Since the original list in GAF have been swallowed by the interwebs I figured Ill make one to replace the original list but making this one specifically for Melbourne.

CBD:

Minotaur
121 Elizabeth Street
http://www.minotaur.com.au/
-Sells not just gunpla but anything anime related and ALOT of pop culture stuff

Ozanimart
Level 7
705/258 Lt. Bourke St
http://www.ozanimart.com.au/
-Gunpla, sometimes a number of other plamo kits, nice amount of anime stuff

Hearns Hobby
295 Flinders Street
http://www.hearnshobbies.com/
-Small list of gunpla and their stock changes from time to time due to them picking whatever and you got to be lucky to score what you want. Otherwise theres other model kits from military to cars and also hobby supplies

Victorian Hobby Center
1st/21 Swanston Street
http://www.vichobbycentre.com.au/page19279/HoldingPage.aspx
-Good amount of gunpla and a small amount of anime related stuff. Other kits there for sale as well as hobby supplies including MIG pigments which ive only know this store sells so far

Animasia
99 Grattan Street
-Big selection of gunpla and other plamo ive seen thus far as well as anime related goodies. 1st time going into there and i went absolutely bonkers by their selection

One Stop Anime
235 Bourke Street Shop 15, Tivoli Arcade
-very small collection of gunpla but somewhat reasonably priced. Lots of sd gunpla and other plamo though.

Hobby Place
280 - 282 Lonsdale Street
-My overall evaluation. Collection of gunpla and its ridiculously overpriced. Ng 1/100 @ 90-120 aud and hg at 55-70. Paints are cheap however. Owner told me to either buy something or get out and i was in there for just 2 minutes... Blah that felt more horrible then at i thought

Alternate Worlds:
Unit 11 / 13 Malvern Street, Bayswater, 3153
http://www.alternateworlds.com.au/
-Apparently these fellas sell plamo, unsure about gunpla

Moemall:
324-328 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Australia 3000
http://www.moemall.com/
-sells anime related good and model kits. Was told they would be stocking up when i went there on their opening day. Havent went there since but i should do that one day


East/Southeast:

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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 09:16:39 PM »

Add more information, Hearns Hooby and Ozanimart have very limited amount of Gunpla. Akiba Hobby will have more than Hearns Hobby but still limited. Minotaur price will be high.  The best place is still Animasia with large range of stock in Melbourne city..  (cannot believe town city like adelaide have more gunpla to sell than melbourne..)
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 09:48:22 PM »

both hearns hobby, ozanimart and akiba hobby have decent amount of gunpla from time to time but hearns hobby tend to bring in a random amount of gunpla and in different varieties. minotaurs prices varies and ive find them cheap from time to time. i shall leave it as it is unless anyone has other places to add or im told by the likes of sonar and GOZ to do otherwise as he knows more then i do in terms of gunpla stores in melbourne
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 09:57:49 PM »

Well, maybe my definiation is different from yours Wolfman X.  I am sorry if i misleading anyone by reading my post.
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 11:30:17 PM »

The last time I was in Melbourne, One Stop Anime in Tivoli Arcade had a fair selection of Gunpla. They even had a jumbo grade RX-78-2. They also had quite a lot of Gundam markers that the other shops didn't have.
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 12:18:36 AM »

and ive not heard of this store. might give this place a good looksie next weekend
thanks gunny
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 04:04:38 AM »

and ive not heard of this store. might give this place a good looksie next weekend
thanks gunny
while you are there, to the east of Bourke St there is another store in Mid-city centre that has got Gunpla mechs, again limited stock but it was one place I know I can find gundam 00 mechs (sorry can't remember the store name) plus there is a store called Anime Zone which also stock up with Gunpla (location Unknown, saw them at Japan Festival)

Victorian Hobby Centre have got a good range of Gunpla at not bad prices, picked up the RX-77-2 Guncannon there a few weeks ago.
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 07:38:09 AM »

Hobby place have a few kits but they are well overpriced and the guy is a douche.

Is Hobby Japan still around? Or Animezone?

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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 12:03:10 PM »

hobby japan closed down indefinitely which mokana man told me about. animezone also closed shop which was in boxhill but the guy ( scott) has an ebay shop as well as comes to events like supanova and manifest to sell his stuff.
and a small tidbit, akiba hobby in boxhill did use hobby japan name as their shop name :)
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 04:12:40 PM »

I saw Animezone at Supanova recently so I thought he may be still around. I remember buying many kits from him when I first started building but then everyones prices went down but his stayed the same so I went elsewhere.

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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 04:30:33 PM »

Excellent effort Wolfie! Thank you for doing that!

I hereby appoint you the Guardian of this topic, Please amend and update the OP as new stores are mentioned. :)

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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 06:21:54 PM »

Heheh well it was well overdue for one
Should also sticky this
ill do a thread for hobby essentials as well
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011, 06:27:14 PM »

Well done mate. Will do.

I will use this info to compile the national Brick & Mortar store directory.
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2011, 01:25:45 AM »

Not to be the trollin' arse hole but you missed Hobby Place on Lonsdale Street which will be followed by a warning of do not shop there. The owner is nasty and the stock is over priced with little of special interest. He buys his stock from HLJ and charges 20%+ there prices plus shipping. Also knowing one of his former employees he is an abusive boss and recently closed half of his store.
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Re: Stores to buy gunpla in Melbourne
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2011, 03:25:14 AM »

yeah GOZ mentioned it before and i was inclined to add it due to bad reviews from the joint not only by you lot but by others who had bad experience with them. you know what though, im gonna test this guys resolve as a customer shouldnt be treated with disrespect and i wouldnt mind seeing what this stores collection is like. also ill be checking that joint in tivoli arcade area coz i also wanna see what they offer. but we shall see

man is there any stores which sells gunpla out west?? lol
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