Any car nut who has been to Tokyo has surely passed through the doors of Mr. Craft, a five-story building full of toy cars in every scale, brand, and material you can imagine. Radio control, plastic model kits, diecast, wind-up toys, it was all there.
Sadly, it shuttered its decadent doors for good last September due to bankruptcy. The only remnant that remains is the Mr. Craft blog, on which you can find a ¥150,000 Choro-Q Nissan MID-4 (approximately $1500). It’s a loss to collectors everywhere, but at least we won’t be tempted to blow our life savings next time we visit Tokyo.
Collectors with minicar withdrawal can now get their fix at Ikeda Minicar Shop near Nippori Station or the Yodobashi Camera mega-retailer in Akihabara.
Wow. That place looks awesome!
Bummer on it closing. One less place to see when I manage to go to Japan (in 20 years…. or more… 🙁 )
Yeah, Mr Craft closing is like losing a good friend.
When I learned about this back in January, I posted it on my blog right away. It was hard to believe, I was just there last April, and 5 months later they shut down. I always made sure to visit everytime I went to Japan. My favorite floor was the consignment department.
Oh well, at least there’s still plenty of other shops in Tokyo!
I linked to your post, TG. I don’t know why I suddenly decided to post last night. I think stumbling upon the blog and that $1500 Choro-Q prompted me