I was with E in Korea (the South) over the Easter Weekend.
I did try to look for Transformers, but there were next to none or as good as none that I could find. This was plenty fun, but didn't yield anything, toy-wise, as impressive as the Sonokong C-27: Brave Maximus that I found at Lotte World a decade ago (pictured on extreme right).
Won't say that I'm surprised, but I did see some interesting things, a fraction of which were toy related.
So I stayed here...
This is very interesting and a wonderful space in the middle of Seoul city. It is a 10km no longer used canal/ river that snakes through the city and has been converted to all sorts of uses, the main one being for pedestrians who did not want to walk next to the busy roads. Reminds me a lot of Valencia.
A shop selling wares that are close to toys in the Myeong-dong shopping district. No Transformers.
A museum of sorts in the Insadong shopping district. Nothing is for sale, everything in it is for display only and a 2000Won entrance fee is required.
The entrance to this place (don't know the name). Toto perhaps?
Shots of the inside
An EVA-01 Test Type figure, one of the many (times infinity) EVA figures that Gainex pimps out year after year after year. I have this one actually. Certainly not rare in any way or form.
A Kotobukiya Jim Lee sculpt Batman, one of the few things in here that impressed me. I have one of these too and looks so much better next to Kotobukiya Supergirl!
A Superman vinyl figurine. I'm not sure which release this belongs to, but it looks like the 'long haired' Superman that returned after his death-bout with Doomsday (the first time round). E pointed out that she likes this figure!
Here is another shot for E.
Tinkerbell and Peter Pan. I'm sure my niece would be trilled.
Poster, comic, collectible card section.
This are only Transformers I saw in Korea.
Next, I went to one of the palaces. Very nice and my gosh, look at that hue of blue for the sky. Absolutely stunning and nothing I've ever seen in months and months in Hong Kong.