Robot4Less is a retailer of hobbyist goods that specializes in Gundam and other anime-based mecha model-kits, toys, and model making supplies and accessories located in Fullerton, California.
Well known in the Gundam enthusiast community for both their online store and anime convention booths, Robot4Less offers a plethora of kits and toys from Bandai as well as Bandai’s upscale figure line, Tamashii Nations. When we stepped into their retail location, we couldn’t help but compare the experience with the countless hours of mecha kit shopping that we’ve done in Akihabara and Osaka’s “DenDen Town.”
Robot4Less does a great job in approximating the look and feel of those stores in Japan with their incredibly well stocked shelves. With a complete selection of model making supplies, paints, airbrushes, Gunpla parts, and other accessories from GSI Creos, Mr. Color, Bandai and more, it really is a one stop shop. They even have some unique high-quality Korean import model-kit tools, supplies, figure stands.
For reference, there are plenty of expertly built kits on display in the store’s window. They also offer a good selection of model-kit building books and magazines. We found the friendly staff to be very helpful when asked questions about a kit that we were building.
For those who want to keep building more than kits, Robot4Less also carries a full-line of Lego products as well. Interestingly, Robot4Less also shares their space with another business called Repair Apple that is in the business of fixing Apple and Samsung products. The next time you need a Gundam kit and your iPhone or S4 fixed, this is definitely the place for you. If you’re not located in Southern California, you can still visit their website for some major otaku shopping.
images: Jerry @ PlastikDolls