Hello and welcome to the fifth entry into what's been happening at Akibashi and what is in store in the very near future!
It has been nearly a month since the last store news update and oh boy, things have been happening here at Akibashi, and it is very good things!
Norwich Gaming Market - it was awesome!
We held our very first pop up stall at our first ever show/event on the 18th May at the Norwich Gaming Market. Admittedly, I was pretty nervous because I had no idea how the store would do within a predominately gaming venue with loads of cool retro gaming merch. But OMG, everyone went absolutely nuts from the very first minute the event opened to the public; people literally rushed to our stall and quite literally stampeded our table! It was a chaotic moment but an amazing feeling to see such interest in what we were selling, and the madness continued for hours on end! I was actually worried two hours into the event that all of our stock would be sold out and we would be left with nothing on our online store!
Here is a image of the stall setup before the insanity started:
My first experience running a pop stall like this was incredible and it really has ignited a huge passion to do future events like this in the near future. Akibashi is still a very small business but there is definitely demand for this service and I think the more we cover different types of anime and gaming events/shows, the more this store will keep on growing. So a huge thank you to all those who supported Akibashi at the Norwich Gaming Market and I will be on the road again in the near future. If any more shows are booked in, we will update our social media pages with the information so you don't miss out!
Stock Update Next Week!!!
Now, since half of our in-stock items have been sold out by the Norwich Gaming Market, I have had to frantically get some orders in to add and replenish the stock at Akibashi. I am happy to let you know now that there will be a huge addition of stock to Akibashi coming towards the last week of May! Here are some of the stock that will be arriving to Akibashi:
In-stock next week (hopefully!):
- Naruto Shippuden Grandista Uchiha Sasuke
- Overwatch Nendoroid Genji Classic Skin
- Overwatch Nendoroid Hanzo Classic Skin
- Overwatch Nendoroid D.Va Classic Skin
- Overwatch Nendoroid Sombra Classic Skin
- Dr. Slump Nendoroid Arale Norimaki
- Super Mario Nendoroid Mario
- Fullmetal Alchemist Nendoroid Riza Hawkeye
- Kaguya Luna Nendoroid
- Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma Nendoroid Megumi Tadokoro
- Darling in the Franxx Nendoroid Ichigo
- Persona 5 Nendoroid Joker (restock)
- Bleach Nendoroid Ichigo Kurosaki
- Is the Order a Rabbit Nendoroid Cocoa
- The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments Nendoroid King
- Chio's School Road Nendoroid Chio Miyamo
- Hatsune Miku GT Project Nendoroid Racing Miku 2018 Ver.
- Fate/Grand Order Nendoroid Caster/Merlin
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nendoroid Link (restock)
- Onmyoji Nendoroid Seimei
- Sailor Moon Super S.S.H Figurarts Sailor Mars Bandai Tamashii Nations
- Street Fighter S.H. Figurarts Sakura Kasugano
- Dragonball Z FigurartsZERO Super Saiyan Son Goku Tamashii
We will of course be adding loads of different pre-order items from Good Smile Company as they are announced, some of the pre orders we have already added to our store this past week include figures like:
- The Rising of the Shield Hero Nendoroid Raphtalia
- Attack on Titan Nendoroids Eren, Armin and Mikasa
- Atelier Rorona Nendoroid
- Kizuna Ai Nendoroid A.I Games 2019 Ver.
Our pre-orders list will continue to expand as soon as Good Smile Company announce more figures...they just announced that four Neon Genesis Evangelion nendoroids will be coming out at some point in the future. You can bet that we will be flooding those beautiful creatures at Akibashi!
That is the fifth store news update wrapped up for now. Thank you so much again for your amazing support. Akibashi would never be this far without your incredible passionate and generous support, I hope that this store can continue to be your favourite place to pre order or buy anime/gaming merchandise!