Most of you who had browsed the internet or tuned in to TV/radio will know about Senai earthquake and tsunami. The perilous state of Fukushima’s reactors also had raised concerns to radioactive hazard. Natural disaster of such magnitude had claimed thousands of lives beside stand-stilling human activities. Let us all pray for the dead and give our support in every possible way to those going through this difficult time. Inevitably, the emergency in Japan had also affected the industries related to anime & manga. I had just visited the website of 'Hobbylink Japan' and gotten to know that their warehouse had experienced tremors. Thankfully their staffs are all safe.
However, 30% to 40% of their inventory had ended up on the floor. For those who had ordered toys & Gunpla from Japan, please understand that the items would take longer to come and let's not be fussy on the box condition. This is nothing compared to those suffering from the disaster right now. To lift up your spirit a little, Hobbylink Japan 'HJL' is now having sale up to 80% on most Yamato toys, gasaphon & figurines. I had placed my order for 1/24 Scale USA Patlabor Ingram CLAT which is going @ 65% off. Good deal and it seems my patience paid off.