I have a thing for loud hailers.
Success in Akihabara! I managed to find a reasonably priced omnidirectional lapel mic for background field recordings- AKG c417. Also I was told that the best prices are from an online supplier, so will order the rest of equipment from there. The store- Musicvox- only had one in stock, the other one is coming in on Wednesday so I might do some tourism then. But I have to get a zine finished by Saturday for the open studio. I only have ideas and research pictures at the moment.