Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

The brand new RX-0 Unicorn is now fully functioning and ready to defend the magnificent DiverCity Mall on Odaiba island, the Japanese Mall-lovers’ paradise in the middle of Tokyo Bay. The project began back in April of this year and now amazed onlookers can view this 64-foot giant Gundam in all...

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Southend-on-Sea, a small seaside town on the east coast of England, is no stranger to the Force. So strong is it with this mysterious energy that it even attracted the powerful Jedi Mark Hamill to it’s sleepy shores a mere two weeks ago. Now, the town’s fantastic local Shopping Mall, the Victori...

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A few weeks ago we talked about the American Flagg! comic book series, all about a dystopian future where the upper classes now live on Mars (in the Hammarskjold Crater) and the dregs are left on Earth to fend for themselves in the debauched and violent Plex-America, named after the mega-corporati...

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Say all you want about Millennials, they know one thing us Generation X’ers knew ages ago - Malls are awesome! A recent survey by First Insight, a tech company which helps retailers pick the best prices for their goods, have shown that the common belief that these young whipper-snappers are forsak...

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Ever since film legend George Romero made the classic Dawn of the Dead back in 1978, it has become almost impossible to separate Malls and Zombies in popular culture; this is especially the case in the video game world. In the spirit of this (un)holy union comes the classic 2007 ‘Monster Madness...

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Of all of the Mall-based music videos we have covered on Mallrate, this one has to be the most evocative and compelling - the one we wish was a film, because there are so many questions left unanswered by the end of its three minute run-time. The video has only two colours, red and blue, and yet t...

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Osaka, in the Kansai region of Japan’s main Island, is Tokyo’s rowdier, brasher little brother. Their dialect is louder, they drink and eat like there’s no tomorrow and they are more than happy to tell you exactly what they’re thinking. Some would say that this makes Osaka the greatest city...

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Now, we have certainly been to more than a few Malls in our lifetime and it is incredible to us how few have spiral escalators. Usually, when a new technology comes around, the opportunity to present a novelty to the public proves too enticing for Shopping Centres, and they are quick to adopt. Howev...

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It’s any true Mall fan’s dream to be locked in a Shopping Mall after hours. The closest I have ever come is when my class held a 24-hour movie-thon at our High School to raise money for charity. We had the run of the entire empty, and relatively teacher-free, school for a whole night and really...

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Although the name has slight hipster connotations, the pop-up store is a phenomenon which you will now see in most Malls across the world. They are lovely surprises in your local Mall, which you are able to immediately spot because you know nearly every nook and cranny like the back of your hand. Th...

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