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GenteiKits on Hiatus

Update on COVID-19: I have March & April’s orders sitting here waiting to go out. As some of you might know international mail from Japan Post has been halted. As soon as they open it up I will be sending out orders ASAP.


I started GenteiKits in 2012 on a whim and it took off faster than I expected. Throughout the years demand for Premium Bandai kits rarely waned and it kept me quite busy. However, it has taken a toll. I am not going to claim I need to “spend more time with my family” or that “I am struggling” but I am burnt out. So, reluctantly, I have decided to take a break from GenteiKits.

What does this mean? It means I am not going to be adding new pre-orders to the site for the foreseeable future. At the time of writing this I am about 50/50 on whether I will return.

All current pre-orders will go out as scheduled.

I want to thank each and everyone one you for supporting me. 99.999% of you have been incredibly patient with me and have been a pleasure to deal with.


One final note – I will be putting all the extra inventory up over the next few months. I want to get rid of everything so I will be dropping the prices until it is all gone. If you are interested in purchasing a large amount please contact me and we can come to an arrangement. However, I would wait a bit since I don’t count extra stock until I ship out all orders for that month.

12 thoughts on “GenteiKits on Hiatus

  1. Well I’m sure running a service like this can’t be easy, pleasure doing business regardless. Do hope you choose to return tho 🙂
    Stay safe out there GK

  2. I gotta say I’m going be really sad to see you gone. You are honestly my favorite place on the internet to order p-bandai kits. With you honestly going feel lost to where I’ll order my kits now. You do you, but I’m going keep my fingers cross you might come back again to back.
    Both me and wallet needs you!

  3. i want to say thank you sir, for all you’ve have provided to all the gunpla builders around the world. If you decide to not return i wish you well in all and any endeavors. Stay safe and again Thank you.

  4. I just wanted to say thanks for everything! I’ve ordered some of my favorite kits from you.

  5. Burnout. Well that’s completely understandable. Sad to see you go if it actually turns out that way, wish you the best of luck in whatever you choose to pursue next.

  6. Damn this sucks, I just got back into gunpla and was excited to buy P-Bandai kits again. Hope you stay but just take a break! But if not, hope you the best.

  7. You’ve been invaluable for many of us to get many of these rare kits outside of Japan. Whether or not you decide to come back or not I want to personally thank you for all the wonderful kits you allowed me to obtain. It will be hard to find a shop to replace GenteiKits, but I understand your decision and wish you the best of luck. 🙂

  8. Thanks for all the work you’ve done feeding my plastic addiction over the years.

  9. I’m sad that this happened, but more than that I understand that burnt out feeling. Hope you will find something to recharge even if it doesn’t mean the shop comes back. Thank you for helping to get the great kits for my collection, stay safe and good luck on whatever you do next!

  10. I will miss both your Parts Service back in my college days (I had a Gentei parts acct. before: http://parts.genteikits.com/) and now your exclusive kit service from Japan, thank you sir for the years of service and hope you return in the future.

  11. There’s good and bad for all of us…my wallet says a big thank you that all the P-Bandai temptation is being removed, but the collector in me is sad I’m missing out on some nice new items.

    Many thanks for providing this service over the years, best of luck whatever you decide.

  12. whyy 🙁 I just came back from gunpla but now the only person where i order my pbandai is gone. That i just sad man. But I hope for the best for you and your family

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