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Gunpla TV Special – Trying Our Luck at the 7-Eleven Gundam Lottery

Gunpla TV takes a trip to one of Japan’s renowned convenience stores for a special episode! We’re pulling “Ichiban Kuji” lottery tickets to try to win some awesome Gundam prizes. Stay tuned to see how it goes — and watch until the end to see what you can win, too!

Ichiban Kuji is a lottery system where you can get a whole bunch of unique, limited goods from your favorite anime and more. All you have to do is head to a participating store, buy as many tickets as you like (usually around 600 yen each), and pull off the tabs to see what you’ve won. We recommend giving it a try on your next trip to Japan!

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  1. it’s like real world loot boxes with as much I can’t believe it’s not gambling as loot boxes

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    • Japan has found itself some clever ways to get people to spend a lot of money without it technically considering it gambling :’)

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  2. woah, very nice! good thing I’m not in Japan, I totally would’ve ZENBU all the kuji tickets

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    • I think most of us in the office would do the same for the right fandom 🙂

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      • I don’t mind a game of chance from time to time. If we’re talking gundam themed lottery then I’m all over it.

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        • I would love to win this. I have built for about four years steady now but I haven’t built the grandpa Gundam!

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    • 7-11 in Japan is sweet. All we have in ours is broken slurpee machines and ancient hot dogs.

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  3. Didn’t realise the 7-11 kits were this tricky to get! My little 7-11 Pucchiguys seem even cooler now. If one can can call bear toys cool.

    Would be cool to see more of these, especially the giveaway component. Someone is going to be very happy with these. Good luck to us all!

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  4. This is some nice lottery. Too bad there is nothing like this in my country. Anti-gambling etc…

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  5. Love the look of defeat when you get back to the studio xD But i know the feeling , last time i went to Japan i got about 10 ichiban kuji tickets in some random store, the A prize was a big awesome looking statue from Kamen Rider and…. the best grade i got was a C T.T
    Never doing this again if i get to return to Japan hehe

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  6. If only they got this at 7-11 everywhere

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  7. Wow one of the first ones to reply guess insomnia helps sometimes. It’s 4 am were I live.

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  8. The japanese people are masters of gambling.

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  9. i wish 7eleven here where awesome as japan 7E

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  10. I tried buying 5 tickets but ended up with no MG or MG heads ;_; You’re my last hope HLJ!

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  11. Wow I want that A prize! I only managed to get the rubber thingy when I was there last August

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  12. Each of them are quite expensive, i thought it was around 300 yen
    But well quite worth it i guess

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  13. This was super interesting! Would like to see you all visit more Japanese stores in this series.

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  14. I’ve been playing some kuji online – one of my first, I bought 3 tickets for SAO and got A, B, & C! Would like to win this.

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    • I don’t mind a game of chance from time to time. If we’re talking gundam themed lottery then I’m all over it.

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  15. That was one lucky pick! 🙂

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  16. I know its not much, but this is my comment

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  17. i got a plate from the last gundam one from krowsamas giveaway

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  18. Man, it would be pretty interesting if the western market had marketing campaigns like these.

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  19. That first pick ticket was god tier! 😀

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  20. I am in awe from that luck. I am also kinda jealous.

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  21. Man that is some luck!

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    • Wow! On the first try the MS RX-78, what a luck!!

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  22. Sweet!

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  23. Love this episode. I remember trying these lotteries with other themed items. Such a surprise to see Gundam themed prizes!

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  24. Amazing looking kit!

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  25. Japan 7-11 is always one of a kind. Just like Tanaka san’s luck

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  26. Nice to be living in Japan!

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  27. Must be nice to be living in Japan!

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  28. Those are some great prizes crew! Thanks for making this possible! Please stay dry with the storm!

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  29. I would have walked in and just asked how much to buy the kit. Having it on the shelf, but only available though a dumb lottery is frustrating.

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  30. it’s fun to see Gundam in the convenient store. Wish we had that in Canada.

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  31. I’m kind happy not all 7 11 have these because I waste so much money trying to get the big prizes with my bad luck

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  32. Wow i really like to win this kit. If i live in japan, certainly, i play this until i get the A price haha $$$.

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  33. Still more ethical and fair than loot boxes.

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  34. Convenience stores in Japan do this every week? Plus you get gunpla from electronics stores. North American shops need to step up.

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  35. I wish my convenience store would have had such a game. Due to a party, I had for about 88.600 Yen and would have received the whole box with the tickets. But great move from your site to give them away to your followers. Thumbs up!

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  36. must be nice to be able to purchase kits from nearby stores

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  37. Still haven’t built an MG RX-78 because I keep putting off getting the Origin version because of the price. I would love to have this special edition.

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  38. I would LOVE to get that granddaddy Gundam and I would definitely take Tanaka to Las Vegas. His newtype abilities are through the roof lol!!! Great content guys!!!

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  39. My cat is also being a pest. :p

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  40. I would love to go Japan. Such cool things even in 711.

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  41. Man is Japan cool! Thanks for donig this Gunpla tv! Now if only Gunpla was more popular here in Germany. As a veteran living abroad especially where gunpla is not so mainstream as in Japan or the U.S., contests like this one is as good as it gets for me. Even beter if I win!😊

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  42. Nice prize! Can’t even buy it at HLJ!

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  43. count me in
    Japan 7-11 has gunpla?

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  44. japan 7-11 looks so better than my 7-11 area

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  45. It’s not gambling if there’s always something to win!

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  46. Japan gets all the stuff.

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  47. Thought gambling was illegal in Japan. I guess adding a prize makes it a raffle and somehow legal?

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    • From what I understand, cash prizes are where the gambling lines are drawn. On top of that, with Ichiban Kuji you’re always winning something, so it may not be considered gambling at all, really.

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  48. Didn’t you win some heads?
    How come you didn’t show the heads?

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    • We aren’t giving away any of the heads for this episode so we didn’t think about having them on camera — but you haven’t seen the last of them!

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  49. Whoa, those 7-11’s would take all my money

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  50. Thank you for the opportunity. Fingers crossed!!!

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  51. Saw these Gundam lottery tickets while in Japan but had no idea how they worked. Next time I’ll buy some for sure.

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  52. Question: will the winner win ALL of the C, D, E, etc. prizes? Or just one from each? If the latter, it would be neat to give the others away as well… but that would be a whole lot of extra shipping costs, so maybe not so neat for your wallets, hahah!

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    • One winner for the whole set of prizes 🙂

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  53. Ichiban Kuji is just rolling a gacha irl. Now time for me to roll the comments gacha for dat prize!

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  54. You can just see the luck flow when he opened it.

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  55. A Gunpla lottery sounds like a good way to destroy your wallet

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  56. If only i was in japan…

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  57. I would love to win. I wish we had events like this in my country.

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  58. Thanks for sharing the journey. Japan 7-11 sure has some good stuff…

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  59. Roger roger, prizes come to me D:

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  60. I have 3 7-11’s in my area, and none of them have any Gunpla.
    Then again I live in Michigan. 🙁
    If I was in Japan I would actually want to go to 7-11. 🙂

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  61. I haven’t won anything cool in an Ichiban Kuji yet, but hopefully I can win this kit…

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  62. Nice lottery. Nice price and at least you always win something. Would definitely try the next time I’m in Japan

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  63. i wish is was that lucky

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  64. I’d probably never get the top prizes in these knowing my luck. That’s some good luck though for the A Prize.

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  65. Hi guys,
    Any Gundam stuff would be wonderful. Love the A and C package.
    Thanks.

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  66. Next time im in japan ill have to check out 7-Eleven. Wish we has something like that here.

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  67. hi, am i still allowed to join?

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  68. very cool!

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  69. Kinda wish my local 7-11’s did these kinds of lotteries, but if they were I’d probably spend too much on them anyways

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  70. I would like very much to have that MG

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  71. It was an entertaining video and thanks for doing it!

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  72. Wish 7-11 in the States was even half as cool as 7-11 in Japan!

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  73. Looks like you guys had lots of fun. I wish I will get some of that Tanaka-san magic.

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  74. The pain Todd felt while opening the tickets was real lol.

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  75. I really want to see more videos like this

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  76. Wow… that A prize luck!!! Go Tanaka-san!!! XD

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  77. Love when you show us the life un Japan 🙂 more videos like this please!

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  78. Oh boy 😁, I hope I can win this prize pack 🥰🤞…also fun show, hope more episodes like this happen more often 😉🤞

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  79. From the Philippines here, hope i win the prize A. A huge fan of rx 78-2.

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  80. Should have taken me to get some winning tickets.

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  81. You can’t get this in 7/11s in Malaysia… 🙁

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  82. Nice. First try! I only wish I was that lucky!

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  83. That kit is the definition of beauty!

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  84. Next time, bring enough money and buy out! xD

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  85. Haha very nice new and unique addition to the GunplaTV episodes. Keep it coming HLJ no minasan.
    Takarakuji no tōsen-sha ore da!
    I’m the winner with this help of the praying cat.
    https://i.imgur.com/9f9XmCn.jpg

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  86. You guys are lucky! I want the A price too!

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  87. Great! Thank you ^^

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  88. lady luck wasn’t with you, but it was neat watching how it works

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  89. when you’ll be announcing that I’m the winner?

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  90. Nice change of pace for GunplaTV, I enjoyed this episode.

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  91. I want I want!!! Pretty pleaseeeee… Onegaishimasu~

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  92. Great Video Like That Cool Rx-78-02 Box Art 🙂

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  93. pick me pick me pick me !

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  94. Awesome giveaway! I would love to play the Ichiban Kuji again!

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  95. Great chance fro guys outside Japan to get something really special

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  96. Nice video guys, keep up the good work.:)

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  97. i like this videos, i like seeing all the normal stuff going on about town in japan

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  98. I agree seeing more plamo, and figure oddities of Japan like this is interesting.

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  99. Bought like 10 tickets last year, didn’t get any of the MG 3.0 kits sadly. Some people are just lucky and win one on first try, others buy over 20 tickets and get nothing.

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  100. I like the concept! Do you guys plan on doing anymore out of the office stuff? I found it very interesting its nice seeing how other countries do things and how the stores are setout etc.

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  101. Wooooooow!!!
    So many prizes!!

    Please, Please Me! 😀

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  102. Can’t cross my fingers enough. Must. Have. Free. Gunpla.

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  103. I wish that THE 7-eleven’s iN THE USA did these kinds of lotteries
    that WOULD BE AWESOME, this GUNDAM Giveaway! looks amazing. 😉

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  104. Was fun watching you win those items. Keeping my fingers crossed on me winning them!

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  105. I sure would like that Origin kit!

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  106. I love doing Ichibankuji in Japan. The last time, I won the A prize RX78 3.0 but decided to give it away to a good friend since he didn’t have one yet. I hope that this set will still be available during Christmas.

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  107. Awesome video =D

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  108. Damn. I wish we could items like that here in New Zealand. Very Cool.

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  109. I wonder how the Rx-78 looks comparing to the origin sold in stores

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  110. Wow. 121 comment already. Massive HYPE Alert!
    Count me in for another… non-winning comment?

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  111. It’s really interressing, because we do not have this kind of thing in France, so … Good luck to all!

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  112. Thanks for letting us get a look at these items!

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  113. Thank you for the giveaway contest!

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  114. Those are some amazing prizes. And the box art’s cool

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  115. That’s awesome!

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  116. Just got back in after 15 years out from building would love to have it to build.

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  117. I love Japanese 7-11s

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  118. Our local animal shelter does something like this and my gf is totally addicted to it. luckily its only once a year

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  119. I wish 711 were this good in the US … but I’m also glad that I’m not tempted like this every time I go to the convenience store.

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  120. I need a Gundam ashtray for my cigarettes! lol

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  121. Seems like a cool idea, wish this can also happen outside of Japan.

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  122. Wonder what the canvas thingy is

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  123. 7-11 Gundam Prizes. The only thing to bring me out of retirement and actually post.

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  124. Love seeing stuff like this. The regular releases are cool and all but for us non-Japanese fans it’s special to see these nifty promotions. Thanks!

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  125. I suddenly have a mighty need. Hoping to see more giveaways like this, its pretty good

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  126. I really wish my 7-Eleven was like that omega lucky 👍👍

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  127. I’ve wanted one of the 7-11 kits for so long! They are legit cool 😀 Wish they would do them here in Sweden as well, but Gunpla is not so big here..

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  128. Gosh I wanna low level gamble for kits tbh
    Also gosh I wanna win that stuff tbh

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  129. Another awesome review of 7 Eleven Gundam. Thanks.

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  130. japan is awesome wow.

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