Archived News

Archived News

  December 14th 2015: Christmas Delivery & Opening times
To ensure your orders are delivered by Christmas, we recommend that you place your order no later 12pm on Friday the 18th for Standard Delivery, or 12pm on Tuesday 22nd for Express Delivery. We will be dispatching orders up to the 23rd.
 
The showroom will be open for visitors until 2pm on the 24th. We will then closed until the 29th and 30th, although we will be unable to take visitors on those days. Normal service resumes on the 4th of January.
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  October 19th 2015: MCM London
This year's MCM London convention takes place on 23rd-25th of October at the Excel Centre. There's lots of Gundam events to look forward to, including the world premiere of Episode 2 of Gundam the Origin! We'll be there too, and we're bigger and better than ever before! A bigger stand means we will have more of our catalogue with us, and we will have the HG Gundam Barbatos for sale, but stocks may run out quickly! We look forwards to seeing you there!
 
Find us on stand BD1, right in front of entrance S9.
 
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  August 8th 2015: August Gunpla
It's been a while since we've updated our news article, but that hasn't stopped us bringing you the latest and greatest in Gunpla! August's Gunpla lineup looks pretty amazing, with the highly anticipated HGBF Lightning Z Gundam and the HG Revive Gundam RX-78-2 arriving, and the RG Red Frame due in soon! And for Star Wars fans, we have Bandai's Y-Wing Fighter and Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike in, with the Sandtrooper due in later this month!  
 
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  May 16th 2015: MCM London show!
The MCM convention at London's Excel Centre is Britain's biggest pop-culture convention, and japan:cool will be there on the 22nd-23rd of May, and we'll be bringing our Gundam goodies and lots more with us! Find us at stand BD2, near the Memorabilia Guest Signing area!
 
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  April 26th 2015: April Restocks
April has brought a lot of new releases and several new lines of kits to japan:cool! We have the highly awaited HGBF Transient Gundam, and the PG Unicorn is back in stock! In addition, we also have the MG Dark Matter Exia, and Dougram and Maschinen Krieger kits to add to our line up, and lots of upcoming Premium Bandai items available for pre-order!
 
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  February 9th 2015: February Restocks
We've had several restocks since the New Year, include three this month alone! We have the latest Jan and Feb releases, including new Build Fighters kits such as the HGBF Hi Mock, Amazing Red Warrior, Mega-Shiki, the new RE/100 Gundam Mk. III, new Frame Arms kits, and lots more! The HGBF Hi Nu Gundam Vrave and MG Exia Dark Matter are also due out soon, so keep watching!
 
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  December 17thd 2014: Christmas Restock
We have received our main Christmas restock and the highly anticipated Perfect Grade Unicorn and LED set has arrived! This fantastic kit is on sale at just £150 (LED set extra), get yours now in time for Christmas! But that's not all - we also have the SDBF Winning Gundam to let you complete your Team Try collection, alongside the HGBF Lightning Gundam as well as other new PG kits. And check out our Assault Kingdom trading kits - only 80mm but with amazing articulation!
 
Don't forget our Christmas prize draw with some fantastic and unique prizes! All orders in December will be automatically entered into the draw, check out the details on our Facebook page!

 
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  December 3rd 2014: Early December Restock and Christmas Prize Draw!
Our first restock of December has arrived, bringing with it the highly anticipated HGBF Lightning Gundam, as well as the latest kits from both Build Fighters Try and Reconguista in G! But that's not all - in addition to our recent Sprukits line (which you can see here, Bandai have also released a new range of Star Wars kits, including a 1/12 Darth Vader!
 
We also have a Christmas prize draw with some fantastic and unique prizes! All orders in December will be automatically entered into the draw, check out the details on our Facebook page!

 
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  November 26th 2014: Bandai Sprukits in stock!
We are very pleased to be able to bring you Bandai's new line of Sprukits! These snap-fit model kits have been designed using the same technology as Gunpla, and feature Bandai's signature poseability and articulation! The Sprukits line includes figures from Halo and DC Comics, and come in different levels to suit all ages and abilities. Level 2 kits are equivalent to High Grade Gunpla, while Level 3 kits are equivalent to Master Grade. Watch our for our forthcoming Halo Sprukit competition!
 
 
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  November 6th 2014: Perfect Grade Unicorn Price finalised!
We have finalised the price for the PG Unicorn - it will be £149.99 and we expect to have it available before Christmas! We are accepting pre-orders for this kit, which has been in unprecedented demand - no deposit is required to secure what is likely to be one of the most amazing kits Bandai has produced in recent years!
 
 
1/60 OG RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Preorder
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  October 17th 2014: New Build Fighters Try kits in!
We have had another restock, which brings us the highly anticipated HGBF Build Burning Gundam and HGBF Powered GM Cardigan from Gundam Build Fighters Try, as well as a few other kits in, including the Fine Molds 1/72 TIE Advanced X1. Check it out below:  
 
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  October 8th 2014: PG Unicorn and MG Tallgeese III Preorders
Our enormous restock has come in, and we're now accepting pre-orders for the new PG Unicorn Gundam and optional LED set, as well as the Premium Bandai MG Tallgeese III! No deposit is required for the Unicorn, but quantities will be limited so secure one of these highly anticipated kits today! Pre-orders
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  October 6th 2014: G-Self and Gundam Rinascita
After a bit of a break, we have our newest restock in, which includes the highly anticipated HG G-Self from the new Gundm Reconguista in G anime, and the HGBF Gundam Rinascita! Some more PG kits have arrived and as well as new Gunpla, we also have Bandai's re-releases of classic Patlabor kits!  
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  September 15th 2014: Autumn Restock Part 3
The third part of our Autumn restock has arrived and we have even more new Gunpla, including the awesome RE/100 Nightingale! The HGUC ZII has also arrived, along with the BB Unicorn Gundam Phenex and the 1/48 scale Type 98 Ingram from Patlabor - check them out below:
 
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  September 8th 2014: Autumn Restock Part 2
A little later than we had hoped, but the highly anticipated MG Hi-Nu Gundam ver. Ka has arrived! And if you don't fancy that, we have its HGUC siblings as well as several new Gunpla kits - check them out below:
 
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  September 2nd 2014: Autumn Restocks
We've been a bit late updating the news but you may have noticed our new Autumn products are arriving. We Gundam Unicorn Episode 7 kits, including the HGUC Rozen Zulu (ep 7 ver.), HGUC Schuzrum Gallus, as well as the latest Gunpla from other series such as the HGBF Amazing Exia and HGAW Gundam Airmaster! There are several new Premium Bandai too - check out the Red Psychoframe version of the MG FUllarmor Unicorn! Even more new items will be in soon!
 
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  July 24th 2014: Late July Restock
The biggest restock we've ever had has arrived, and we have loads of new kits in! The highly anticipated RG Char's Z'Gok, only the second non-Gundam Real Grade kit has arrived, along with the HGUC Schuzrum Gallas from episode 7 of Gundam Unicorn! Alongisde the new Gundam model kits, we also have several new Frame Arms and Armored Core kits, as well as our first Macross kit, the 1/72 VF-1S Roy Focker's Valkyrie!
 
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  July 4th 2014: Early July restock
Just in time for independence day, our highly anticipated restock has arrived, bringing the mother of all Gunpla kits, the HGUC Neo Zeong! Alongside it are the new HGUC Zssa and Thunderbolt Zaku I. We also have a raft of new 00 and Premium Bandai kits, including the RG Exia Repairs parts option set. The MG Build Strike Gundam is also finally back in stock!
 
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  June 19th 2014: Mid-June restock
More new Gundam kits have arrived, with the BB Neo Zeong (its big brother will be here at the end of the month), the unique MG Turn X, the HGBF Gouf R35 and the updated ver 2.0 MG RX-78-1 Prototype Gundam!
 
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And don't forget, our offices are here if you'd like to come and browse all of our Gundam model kits:
 
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  June 11th 2014: New offices
We've moved into a new office today which doubles as a showroom! We can accept visits by appointment, so if you're around the Leeds area and would like to come and browse our range of Gundam models, or just have a natter about Gunpla, you're very welcome!
 
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  June 2nd 2014: Late May Restock
Our late May restock arrived last week. We have the brand new HGUC Kshatriya Repaired from the final episode of Unicorn Gundam, and restocks of several favourites. We've also got a bunch of Premium Bandai kits in, check them out here:
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We have yet another restock arriving later this week, so keep checking back! Our Gunpla x japan:cool promotion is now complete, with the winners to be announced on the page below.
 
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  May 6th 2014: March Restock
Our much anticipated May restock has finally arrived! We have the brand new Real Grade Gundam Exia in stock, and the Master Grade sengoku Astray Gundam is finally back in stock! We also have new SD Gundam kits in, check out what's new here: New
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And don't forget, our gunpla X japan:cool promotion is running until the end of May, with a chance to win some great prize sets for any orders over £20!
 
 
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  April 3rd 2014: Early April Restock
Our slightly delayed late March restock has arrived, bringing with it the HGBF Exia Dark Matter and HGCE Strike Rouge, as well as a load of Builders' Parts to customise your Gunpla! Check it out our new kits here:
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And don't forget, our gunpla X japan:cool promotion is running until the end of May, with a chance to win some great prize sets for any orders over £20!
 
 
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  March 28th 2014: March restock part 2
Our second March restock has arrived, bringing with it new kits like the MG Build Gundam Mk II and the HGBF Miss Sazabi, as well as restocks of several other kits. We also have even more kits arriving next week along with the new HGBF Exia Dark Matter!
  March 13th 2014: March restock part 1
The first part of our massive March restock programme recently arrived. The in-demand MG Nu Gundam ver. Ka, along with several Build Fighters and Gundam Wing kits are back in stock, along with new Gundam Thunderbolt kits! More is due to arrive very soon, keep checking back or visit our Facebook page for the latest updates!
  February 26th 2014: February restock part 2
We've received our latest restock - this time, we have the new gold-plated Master Grade Unicorn Gundam 03 Fenix and MG Sengoku Astray Gundam, as well as new HG kits from Gundam Build Fighters and more! We also have restocks of several other kits, with more due to arrive in the next few weeks!
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  February 7th 2014: February restock
Our new restock is here! We have new Muv-Luv and Frame Arms kits from Kotobukiya, and the latest Bandai Gundam model releases. Frame Arms parts are compatible with each other - build your own original robot!
 
Unfortunately, the MG Build Strike Gundam has sold out but more are coming soon, reserve yours now!
  January 17th 2014: January restock

We decided to split our new year restock into two parts, and the first part has arrived! We're expanding our range of HG kits, and this restock brings in several new HGUC kits. Unfortunately, part of our shipment was delayed, but we're expecting several more kits to arrive over the next few days, including the brand new Gundam Thunderbolt HG kits. We also have the Sazabi ver. Ka back in stock, with a new price as per our Price Promise!

  27th December 2013: General News and Happy New Year!

It's been a little while since we updated our news feed on the website, and we're very sorry about that. With Christmas over, we still have a load of the latest new releases in stock, with more to come in January, with the exciting Gundam Thunderbolt releases, Master Grade Build Fighters kits and of course, a restock of the Sazabi ver Ka which has proven to be our bestselling kit ever! We are processing orders as normal up until the 30th, after which we will be returning to normal on the 2nd of January. We'd like to wish you all a very Happy New Year! Don't forget, you can always find out what's happening on our Facebook page.

  15th October 2013: Payment Provider Change

We have switched from Paypal to using WorldPay as our payment processor, in order to lower costs. WorldPay, formerly RBS WorldPay, is a world class payment gateway used by many websites all over the world, for your peace of mind when shopping!

  8th October 2013: New October Products

The latest products in our late September/October restock have arrived, and our latest Gundam kits include the new Master Grade Strike Rouge Ootori ver RM., the HG Gold Frame (Mina Amatsu), as well as some Bandai Premium items, including the white MG Gundam AGE-2 SP Ver., the Gundam Legilis Memory of Eden and the Custom Set for Gundam ver 3.0, which includes an exclusive yellow LED unit. We've also got some Valvrave the Liberator models - the Valvrave IV Hi no Wa and the white Valvrave I Hito. Check out our newest Gundam models and more here.

  22nd August 2013: August Restock Part 2, MG Sazabi

The second part of our restock will be arriving in just over a week's time. We have a lot of new High Grade Gundam model kits coming in, and a few new Master Grade kits too. We're also taking pre-orders for the highly anticipated Master Grade Sazabi ver. Ka, due to be released in December, This kit will be in very high demand, and some sites have already stopped taking pre-orders. Be sure to book your interest now - drop us an e-mail if you are interested in one of these kits.

  19th August 2013: AUGUST RESTOCK

The first part of our summer restock has arrived. We have some great new Gundam model kits in stock, including the all-new Bandai Master Grade Gundam ver 3.0, the Master Grade Geara Doga, the MG Aile Strike Gundam ver RM, the amazing Real Grade Gundam GP01/Fb and much more! Don't forget to check out our new ZOIDS and Muv-Luv range! But that's not all - we'll have more new kits arriving at the end of the month, so stay tuned!

  9th August 2013:  AUGUST RESTOCK

Summer is coming to an end but that doesn't mean there is less Gundam! Starting from next week, we have loads of new kits arriving. We have the latest Master Grade Gundam RX-78-2 Ver. 3.0, the newly released MG Geara Doga, as well as much, much more! It's not just MG Gundam kits either - we have new HG kits, more ZOIDS and Muv-Luv kits too. Keep an eye out for the kits you want, stocks are limited for these highly anticipated new kits!

  1st August 2013: International Delivery
We have had a number of enquiries about international postage. We are in the process of finalising our international delivery pricing at present, but it looks like uninsured delivery to most EU countries will work out to around £20 for parcels up to 10kg in weight (for reference purposes, a High Grade kit is around 300g, a small Master Grade, e.g. a Guncannon or the RX-78 Gundam kit itself is around 700g and a large Master Grade kit, such as the Nu Gundam, Sinanju or Zaku II MS06-R1 is around 1.25kg), so buying several kits from us at the time is a great cost saving. If you are interested in European delivery, please contact us.

UPDATE: We have now finalised our European shipping prices. Please select the appropriate option when checking out your order. More details on our terms and conditions page.
  29th June 2013: Postage reduction

After receiving feedback regarding the cost of postage and changes from our supplier, we are happy to announce some changes in our postage prices.
* Orders under £20 now cost £2.70, down from £4.50.
* Orders under £50 now cost £5.50, down from £6.50.

All orders are dispatched on a 2-3 day service, and orders received before 5.30pm on a week day will be dispatched the next working day (not including Saturdays).

  20th June 2013: July restock

Our early summer restock has arrived! All of our new kits are now in stock and available for purchase! Quantities for popular kits are limited so grab them now!
 

  20th June 2013: COMING IN JULY

We've had many enquiries about models from other Gundam and anime series, so we are bringing new products in at the end of June. Our new lines include Gundam 00, Gundam AGE and Gundam Unicorn models, as well as ZOIDS and Star Wars kits. We'll be updating our website to include these products over the next few days, and we anticipate the stock arriving in the first week of July. Stay tuned for more information!
 

  20th June 2013: Prize draw winner

We're pleased to announce the winner of our Zeta Plus prize draw is Anton S from Southend. Congratulations Anton, your prize will be on its way to you shortly.
 

  12th May 2013: Win a FREE Master Grade kit in our prize draw!

 

launchbanner.jpgWin a FREE Master Grade Gundam model kit! We're giving away a completely FREE Master Grade Zeta Plus C1 kit! All you have to do is register a customer account - NO purchase is required! Everyone who registers before the 16th of June will be entered into a prize draw to win this kit, which is the usual Master Grade quality, and transforms into its Wave Rider form. If you've already registered, you will be automatically entered into the draw.

For customers in Leeds, we can offer free collection on orders!



  2nd May 2013: Price reduction!!

We're always looking to bring you the best value possible, so we've had an across the board price reduction! Grab that kit you're after today!

 

  29th April 2013: FREE Builders Parts!

To celebrate opening for business, the first 5 orders over £50 will receive a FREE Gundam Builders Parts accessory kit! Enhance your model with special effects parts!

The kit received will be selected at random. It is not possible to guarantee which kit you will receive.
 

  28th April 2013: japan-cool ikimasu~!

Welcome to japan-cool! We are open for business!
 


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