Rainbow Ten...I never imagined it like this.

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Rainbow Ten...I never imagined it like this.

Joined: April 18th, 2005, 5:47 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 12:08 pm #1

I always thought it would be some older Japanese Gentleman walking around with a clipboard and shopping trolley grabbing kits off the shelf to ship overseas.
Never imagined it to look like this when I ordered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ystb9W12B4&feature=plcp

Figured some might find it interesting.And nostalgic since Rainbow dont ship out of Japan anymore

Jon
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June 3rd, 2012, 12:38 pm #2

Not even D&J hobbies in it's heyday ever came close to Rainbow 10. Thanks for sharing.

Stephen J. Pringle
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June 3rd, 2012, 12:52 pm #3

I always thought it would be some older Japanese Gentleman walking around with a clipboard and shopping trolley grabbing kits off the shelf to ship overseas.
Never imagined it to look like this when I ordered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ystb9W12B4&feature=plcp

Figured some might find it interesting.And nostalgic since Rainbow dont ship out of Japan anymore

Jon
See a store like that in North America with the range of products they have in that one.

Great Video.
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June 3rd, 2012, 1:01 pm #4

I always thought it would be some older Japanese Gentleman walking around with a clipboard and shopping trolley grabbing kits off the shelf to ship overseas.
Never imagined it to look like this when I ordered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ystb9W12B4&feature=plcp

Figured some might find it interesting.And nostalgic since Rainbow dont ship out of Japan anymore

Jon
See a store like that in North America with the range of products they have in that one.

Great Video.
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mld
Joined: November 5th, 2000, 3:22 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 1:27 pm #5

I always thought it would be some older Japanese Gentleman walking around with a clipboard and shopping trolley grabbing kits off the shelf to ship overseas.
Never imagined it to look like this when I ordered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ystb9W12B4&feature=plcp

Figured some might find it interesting.And nostalgic since Rainbow dont ship out of Japan anymore

Jon
Though, I did love the "pile pickers paradise" of the old CRM location.

Wow! That looks amazing!
Amazing paint/supply section.
Surprisingly little of the SF3D/MaK stuff though..

Seriouslly, other than CRM and maybe the old War and Pieces, I've not been a shop that well stocked ever.
And I stop in a LOT of hobby shops.
Coplar was close if my memory serves, but that was a Loooonnnnggg time ago.
War and Pieces has gone the way of the Dodo as well.

Now to find an excuse to go to Shizuoka..
I get to CRM when I visit family in the St L area, but I don't have any relatives in Japan.
Teacher exchange program, maybe??

Mike
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Joined: April 21st, 2005, 2:36 am

June 3rd, 2012, 1:39 pm #6

I always thought it would be some older Japanese Gentleman walking around with a clipboard and shopping trolley grabbing kits off the shelf to ship overseas.
Never imagined it to look like this when I ordered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ystb9W12B4&feature=plcp

Figured some might find it interesting.And nostalgic since Rainbow dont ship out of Japan anymore

Jon
While not as massive as this one....you can go in and see kits stacked from floor to ceiling.

When in the Boston area, you owe it to yourself to stop in. One of those places that you walk in the door and then drop to pray to the Gods of Plastic!
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June 3rd, 2012, 1:40 pm #7

I always thought it would be some older Japanese Gentleman walking around with a clipboard and shopping trolley grabbing kits off the shelf to ship overseas.
Never imagined it to look like this when I ordered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ystb9W12B4&feature=plcp

Figured some might find it interesting.And nostalgic since Rainbow dont ship out of Japan anymore

Jon
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mld
Joined: November 5th, 2000, 3:22 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 1:59 pm #8

While not as massive as this one....you can go in and see kits stacked from floor to ceiling.

When in the Boston area, you owe it to yourself to stop in. One of those places that you walk in the door and then drop to pray to the Gods of Plastic!
Better to get there early on the sale days or during your birthday month?
Are they still doing that?

It's been a while since I was down that way.
Mostly Hobby Emporium in Nashua/Tyngsboro these days.
Good stock, nothing like this, but not bad.

Too bad the some of the staff are.. well less than friendly/sociable.

I still swing in and pick up some supplies, but I don't spend much $$ there.
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Joined: April 3rd, 2006, 8:08 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 4:21 pm #9

I always thought it would be some older Japanese Gentleman walking around with a clipboard and shopping trolley grabbing kits off the shelf to ship overseas.
Never imagined it to look like this when I ordered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ystb9W12B4&feature=plcp

Figured some might find it interesting.And nostalgic since Rainbow dont ship out of Japan anymore

Jon
And I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. I had never seen so much domestic Japanese hobby material in one place. Aftermarket like Clipper Models and Artisan Mori was stocked sky high. My AMEX is still recovering.

AND NOW IT'S TWICE AS BIG!

The reason they are so well stocked with Tamiya is that the Tamiya HQ is only a short cab ride away. If you visit at the tine of the Hobby Show, Tamiya opens for retail with parts and accessories at stupid prices.

That flight from the southeast is a killer, though.

Pat
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 11:01 pm

June 3rd, 2012, 6:40 pm #10

I always thought it would be some older Japanese Gentleman walking around with a clipboard and shopping trolley grabbing kits off the shelf to ship overseas.
Never imagined it to look like this when I ordered.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ystb9W12B4&feature=plcp

Figured some might find it interesting.And nostalgic since Rainbow dont ship out of Japan anymore

Jon
.... I saw no signs of 72 virgins and no 5Guys burgers..
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