Giant Robot New York
Photograph: David Rosenzweig
Time Out says
Posted: Mon Apr 12 2010
Although the white-washed decor is sparse, the energetic staff at this eclectic Japanese toy shop helps kick up the vibe. Expect to find everything from Uglydoll monsters to weird knickknacks like the Otomatone musical instruments (glorified electronic squeak toys, with a variable pitch, straight from Japan). The store’s 15-year-old Asian-pop-culture mag, Giant Robot, offers offbeat articles that include reviews of instant ramen packs, historical pieces on Asian gangsters, travel journals and more.
Giant Robot New York 437 E 9th St