Seller rents a numbered plexiglas cube from the store like Akiba Culture Zone.
Cubes are usually around four foot squared and stacked about four tall.
Inside the cube are the seller's overpriced figures, numbered and usually without boxes.
When you see something you want, you mark it down on one of the many cards around.
Once you've decided on everything you want, you give that card to the cashier and he will retrieve the figures and ring them up.
They will also disassemble them for you and wrap them in bubble wrap before putting them in a bag.
The store employees are an hourly middleman between you and the actual sellers.
If you are wandering around Akiba, you will go by these cubes before you get to any of the reputable stores.>>183168597 First floor of Volks and some other shops.>>183166949 Under Amico's new main store.>>183167478 Under the Goodsmile Cafe.
It is as close as it gets in Tokyo to aggressive people shouting and shoving their products in your face.