Ever since I got into the 1/6th figure scene more than around 5 years ago, I noticed that I constantly asked this question: "Where can I find (enter name of 1/6th product)". And then I also noticed other collectors asked the same thing.
I always saw people on forums asking about how and where to find specific parts or they would mention they were going away on vacation our out of town and would ask where all the cool 1/6th shops were and only a few people would respond if any.
Because of this, I said to myself, wouldn't it be cool if there was a site that focussed on helping collectors get themselves more accessible to those stores without asking? Just find out what it is you're looking for and the it will list a whole bunch of stores based on your specific needs.
Well, after 3 years of this project being off and on in, the project is finally realized.
I present to you One Sixth One Stop www.onesixthonestop.com
I represent a team of collectors who have pooled our time and knowledge together through years of collecting, purchasing from stores all over the world as well as travels (mainly in Asia and parts of the US) and together we now have this site which is literally your One Stop to One Sixth shopping.
Or motto is "bringing both worlds closer" ...... which is bringing the 1:1 world and the 1:6 world closer together by connecting the retailers with the collectors and the collectors with the retailers.
Let's say you were looking for loose female accessories, just click on the "category search" and select female accessories and it will present you a list of stores that carry them.
Another common question is, "I am in Hong Kong / Japan. Where should I go to shop for 1/6th figures?" This one is easy, just click Hong Kong or Japan in the location search and some of the listings will even provide maps and directions on how to get there.
Another thing we decided to do is that, you will see that some stores have the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund logo attached to their store listing. This means that this particular store is a contributor to the fund as we donate a percentage of their contribution to us to the fund. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund was established in 2000 to provide financial support for the dependents of United States military personnel lost in performance of their duty. For more information, please visit http://www.fallenheroesfund.org/About-IFHF.aspx
And finally, to top things off, one of our founders is passionate about the hobby as well as filmmaking and he thought that it would be awesome to have an "Entertainment Tonight / Access Hollywood style" show but about the 1/6th figure industry. So there will be figure reviews, we're going to visit local stores and talk to the store owners. We're also going to be visiting collector's shrines and interviewing fans of the hobby and much more. We're open to suggestions as to what you would want to see on the show. Currently the segments are being produced and we're hoping to air them exclusively on our site on October of 2009.
For the time being, you can see who will be hosting our show as we introduce to you our One Stop Girls:
Anyways, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce ourselves to the community as we get closer to the airing of our show.
Enjoy the site and please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] for questions on how to use the site and suggestions for the upcoming webisodes.
One Sixth One Stop
"created by fans for fans"