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6 at Astor Pl.
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Israel Levarek's eccentric East Village shop, specializing in hip Japanese imports, is reached by climbing a bruised set of white-and-black stairs. The place is stocked with Japanese imports and collectibles: all types of twelve-inch dolls, including Samurai guys, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars; hand-painted porcelain miniatures of the Simpsons, Smurfs, and the Pink Panther; Transformers; Muppets; Totoro figures; Japanese "candy toys," as well as more recognizable figurines like Godzilla, and key chains with aliens and other Japanese animated characters.