This was an unexpected discovery. From a flyer got from Mandarake in Nakano, we discovered that there was also a Mandarake in Sapporo (which is where we were going for the Snow Festival). Turns out the Mandarake at Sapporo was about 10 minute walk from the Snow Festival Grounds.
So we went! (E is the best!)
This Mandarake is stacked to the rafters with vintage TFs with many a highlight. I will go through a few of them below...
The glorious vintage G1 Transformers shelf at Mandarake Sapporo... WOW!
Landcross, Liokaiser, Bruticus and Dinoking giftsets
Close up. On closer inspection, the Dinoking box was extremely ripped up on the left side, and so not as good priced as I thought initially.
The rare stuff - VSY, VSZ, Goodbye Convoy and 2 sets of Goodbye Megatron
VSY and VSZ. Interesting that Mandarake is offering an installment plan for interested buyers of VSZ - priced at 58,000 yen.
The Goodbye sets. Springer MIB was tempting until I checked it out and found that it included no paperworks whatsoever. Hmm... pass.
Really expensive Black Zarak and Overlord
Misc things on the bottom shelves, including a pre-Transformers Browning.
This one is interesting. It actually looks like Grandus but is easily 2.5 times the size of Grandus and is manufactured by Ban Dai. I wonder what gives and what's the story behind it.
Saw this tucked in the corner - very minty and complete C-114: Fortress Maximus at 84,000 yen which is a very very good price for this guy. On the basis of its size and because I already have it, E said a firm "no". Hahaha... as well. Leaving it for the next lucky guy who sees this.
- My second Goodbye Convoy giftset (this set does not have the styro insert but is 100% complete with C9.5 toys and complete paperworks, very impressive. Unfortunately, it does not have the poster, but I am still very stoked about acquiring this set because it completes my Goodbye sets!
- C-319: Landcross giftset, unused, complete paperworks