I Live in Weeaboo City, Florida
These photos are from a store located inside of Epcot’s World Showcase in the Japan pavilion. I snapped some photos tonight since I realize not everyone in the world gets a chance to go to Epcot, let alone Disney, as much as I do.
(I’ve got a year pass, and before you call me ‘lucky,’ realize that they cost $400 and I had to save up for a while to actually achieve it. Also, I’m not ‘lucky,’ for living next to Disney as Orlando is a terrible city.)
The store that sells these items is actually a real department store called Mitsukoshi. The store mainly exists on the east side of the world, with locations in Japan (where it originated from), Korea, Hong Kong, and China, with a few locations in Europe. The sole Mitsukoshi store that exists in all of North America is only at Disney’s Epcot in the Japan pavilion.
So it’s no wonder why so many weeaboos come to Epcot daily. And no, I don’t mean tourists who are interested in looking at Pocky all day, but I mean local/Floridian weeaboos. They really do exist there — I’ve seen them, and they come to Epcot pretty often.
There is a handful of kids who walk around the Japan pavilion and hang out there all day, spending tourist prices on Ramune and rocking their most stylish fedoras. Granted, I spend all day at Disney whenever I have the chance, but I also visit its three other parks, and I don’t choose to consume wasabi peas for dinner every chance I get to go. To each his own, I guess. Enjoy the photos of some of the merch located Mitsukoshi at Epcot, as well as a portion of my Saturday night.
Join Zeon! Fantastic Gundam Propaganda Poster
Great art from Nick McLean. Could you imagine a Gundam MMO similar to that of Star Wars Galaxies where the factions actually mattered? A guy can dream.
All I know is we need more Gundam stuff in the East.
Check It: More Gundam on Albotas
Buy It: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3
Gundam graffiti spotted by ijustdontknow.
Papercraft Eva Unit 01
The Human Instrumentality Project couldn’t engineer this amazing papercraft if they tried. Yes, it transforms into that tank, and yes, that’s an RX-78 in the background. Blasphemy! I kid - I love both Evangelion and Gundam (UC Gundam, that is).
Gundam Inspired Clothing From Hari Kari
Old school anime heads rejoice! Florida based clothing company, Hari Kari, has recently revealed their newest clothing creations for the season. The first winter drop unveiled these two new items to the store, both directly inspired by the legendary anime, Mobile Suit Gundam.
Mech Crab Salad
Not sure if this is real or not (I doubt it is), but I wouldn’t ever be able to eat anything this awesome looking that wasn’t a vagina.
Oh my God! If vaginas looked this rad… could you even imagine!?
A Little Bit On The Pikachu Gundam Side: A Japanese model builder fused two things of righteousness into one supreme artifact that future lifeforms from distant planets will discover millennia from now and realize how completely awesome the human race could be at times.
A Little Bit on the Char CD Player Side: If you need to go all out after buying that Char helmet, check out this CD player, designed after his Zaku mobile suit. It’s originally from a mail-in-your-points-type program from Bandai, but one is on eBay right now. I was going to bid, but now it’s up to $35 plus $15 shipping. But it is a great collector’s item.
It’s A GUNDAM!
You may scoff at the mention of someone putting together a Gundam model, seeing as how there are thousands of them available. But Taras Lesko takes things to a whole different level. He made a 7 foot tall recreation of the RX-178 Gundam! Out of paper! You can see video of it HERE.
[Via Geek Tyrant]
Fourth-Wall-Breaking Gundam Shirt
In Zeta Gundam, the good guys, AEUG, had to fight against the Federation, who didn’t want people populating space colonies in Earth orbit. Show your support for newtypes the world over with this AEUG shirt. If you can order stuff from Japan, that is.