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Stores in Japan ask customers to prove they’re real Pokémon fans when buying cards to stop scalpers

Pokémon quizzes and deck inspections are part of the plan to spot resellers.

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Japanese stores create clever anti-scalper policies for Pokémon cards, Gundam model kits

Making sure they end up in the hands of Pokémon Trainers and mobile suit fans, not resellers.

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Japan’s Yodobashi Camera store celebrates New Year 2020 by rolling out a huge cardboard Gundam

Start 2020 out right, by picking up your Gundam Gunpla sets from a gigantic RX-75 Guntank.

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Akihabara bar’s secret menu beer is a massive treat in the world’s biggest otaku culture center

An ura menu treat for those in the know.

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Do your kids believe in Santa? Japanese electronics shop wants to know for a very special reason

A simple Nintendo Switch purchase comes with a surprising question, and amazing customer service.

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Kyoto anime store shuts down suspected Chinese reseller’s attempted Evangelion bulk-order

High-grade Eva figure could equal high profits for resellers.

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Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station’s west side: Quite possibly best spot in Japan for Pokémon GO

We can’t say definitively that it’s the best, but 12 shiny Eevees in three hours is hard to beat.

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【Lucky Bag Roundup 2018】Yodobashi Camera offers up a tablet box of techie dreams

Popular retail chain Yodobashi Camera sets the bar high with their “Tablet Computer Dreams i” New Year’s gift box. 

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