"Gunpla is Freedom!"
We are a California-based, family-owned, online store that wishes to spread the love of Anime and Anime Culture through quality products! Glacier Hobbies started out as an idea born from a passion for building gundam models. Much like the quote above, that idea improved day by day. With the mindset to keep improving and adding incremental steps in the building process, that idea manifest itself into a store. We at Glacier Hobbies value the importance of that passion that made us who we are today. But that is not the end, Glacier Hobbies' value eventually evolve into 3 core principles. The three core principle that made Glacier Hobbies are Honesty, Improvement, and Practice.
We believe in doing honest business. Glacier Hobbies at it's core is a passion for the hobby. As Gunpla builders and Otakus ourselves, we can appreciate the value in honesty within the community. Thus, we believe that if we are honest and straightforward, we can earn the respect and patronage of our customers.
We believe that we are not perfect, that there is always room for improvement. Here are Glacier Hobbies, we aim to take a step forward everyday. We aim to improve ourselves, our store, our customer's experience and every other facet of Glacier Hobbies constantly. We believe that if we take even a single step everyday, we can make it farther together than if we try to sprint towards a finish line.
It's all good and dandy to say all of the above, but the key step is practice. It is not good enough for us just to say what we plan to do, we have to practice what we preach. We ask not that you believe us right away, but watch and see how Glacier hobbies operate and improve over the long haul.
My journey started out with watching Gundam Wing on Toonami and falling in love with the robot (mecha) designs. While trying to find toys for the series I stumbled onto the world of Gunpla and Anime. Ever since then, I have watched a literal ton of anime and have built many gundam kits. I've attended many cons and expos as a customer. Due to budget constraints, I'm limited on the amount of kits I got or anime figures and toys. While I manage to get a couple of the ones I wanted, many times I find myself drooling in awe at some at the kits on display at expos. My brother and I would fantasize about new kits and toys until one day the idea of having a store of my own popped up. Ever since that day, I've gradually put into motion my plan and added on to it piece by piece. Fast forward several years and here I am with only a few more gunpla kits but a passion and drive to open my own store and the plans to make it into fruition. I hope that this store of mine can help spread my love for gunpla and anime to a wide audience and who knows...maybe a year or two I might have enough to buy another kit. lol.
-Liem Le (Owner)
We have a pickup location where customers can order online and pickup next business day!
19091 Bushard Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646