About Us

Hello and welcome to Rivals Corner!

First of all thank you for visiting our small hobby store.

Now, I know what you’re thinking, why Rivals Corner? And in all honesty there is no real answer. You can say that it plays on the idea of street racing rivals [ライバル / 'raibaru’] from Japan or one might simply say because it sounds cool. Ultimately we wanted the meaning to translate more into a focus for community: a community of rivals… Or model kit builders in this case!

Rivals Corner was founded for a love of all things Japanese, Gundams and more importantly, a passion and nostalgia for the 90's and retro anime. We wanted the store and its logo to capture the feel of a Konbini [コンビニ] / convenience store from Japan, with bold lettering and familiar colours of a certain popular mecha ;)

It’s currently run as an online only store [for now!] by me and my wife.

We know there are a lot of other great stores out there and more established but our goal will be to open the first specialised hobby store for Japanese model kits in London. It may take some time, but hopefully with enough dedication, patience, some support from the community and let’s face it, da monies, we’ll be able to reach our goal and continue to serve a growing community of passionate fans and newcomers alike.

For now we're primarily stocking Gunpla but we will grow our collection to other model kits and series in the future!

If you'd like to request for a specific product, feel free to drop us a line and we'll see if we can find it and stock it in our store!

We hope you enjoy our website and come back again to support our small business!