Toy Shop Maps

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Here are maps to shops where G1 vintage Transformers (or recent release Transformers) can be found. Feel free to comment, share and distribute. As always, if you have a burning question, feel free to ask me.


HONG KONG

Key toy shops on Hong Kong island and Kowloon marked out in map below.


View Heroic's Hong Kong toy shop map in a larger map

Heroic's HK toy shop recommendations (in order of priority):
  1. Wai Gu Kok (懷古角) - Shop 203 and 236, In's Point, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon (see this shop in June 2011)
  2. The Toy Shop (玩具鋪) - Flat 507, Sino Centre, Mong Kok, Kowloon.
  3. (no name) - Shop 221, In's Point, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.
  4. HobbyBase - 3rd storey, Sino Centre, Mong Kok, Kowloon.
  5. Good Toys - Shop 209, In's Point, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon.
  6. Good Toys - Shop 202, Richmond Centre, Mong Kok, Kowloon.


JAPAN - HOKKAIDO (SAPPORO)

I've only discovered 1 place that sells toys here, but its very kick ass - the Sapporo branch of Mandarake


View Heroic's Hokkaido Toy Shop Map in a larger map

Heroic's Hokkaido ski trip cum toy shopping in Feb 2011 (lots of in-store pics).


JAPAN - OSAKA

The key toy shops in Osaka are spread across 3 main areas - (1) Den Den Town in Nipponbashi (by far the largest congregation); (2) Shinsaibashi; and (3) Umeda.


View Heroic's Osaka toy shop map in a larger map

Heroic's HK toy shop recommendations (in order of priority):
  • Hero Gangu (ヒーロー玩具研究所) - must go!
  • Entertainment Hobby Shop JUNGLE.
  • Mandarake Grand Chaos (Shinsaibashi).
  • Mandarake Umeda.
  • G-One Super Position Capsule.
Detailed Osaka Transformers toy shopping guide with photographic shots of shop shelves.

Heroic's Osaka trip 2011:


JAPAN - TOKYO

Key shops in 3 main area: (1) Akihabara (a lot of shops); (2) Shibuya; and (3) Nakano.


View Heroic's Tokyo toy shop map in a larger map

Heroic's Tokyo toy shop recommendations (in order of priority):
  1. Mandarake Complex, Akihabara - must go! (see this shop in Jan 2010!)
  2. Mandarake Broadway, Nakano - must go!
  3. Mandarake Shibuya.
  4. Liberty Store #7, Akihabara.
Heroic's Tokyo 2011 toy hunt trip:
Heroic's Tokyo 2010 toy hunt trip:


SINGAPORE

The one key place in Singapore for toys is China Square Central in Chinatown. On Sundays, there is a "flea market" there, where the shops double exponentially and lots of toys are on sale 'garage sale' style.


View Heroic's Singapore toy shop map in a larger map

The map above does NOT contain a comprehensive list of toy shops in Singapore. There are just too many to list, but not all are important where Transformers are concerned. I have however listed the key places to go.

For a comprehensive listing of 99% of toy shops/ comic shops/ model kit shops in Singapore, see the SG Collect Shop Directory.

Heroic's Singapore toy shop recommendations (in order of priority):
  1. China Square Central (just visit this whole building, 1st and 2nd floor).
  2. Falcon's Hangar, Bencoolen Street
  3. Robo Robo, Exclesior Shopping Centre (see this shop in April 2007!)
  4. Vincent's Collectibles, China Square Central
  5. Ng's Collection, China Square Central
  6. Hua Quan Song Trading, China Square Central
  7. Books Kinokuniya, Takashimaya Shopping Centre

Feel free to comment, share and distribute. As always, if you have a burning question, feel free to ask me.

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7 comments:

  1. Hi.. I'm glad to read your blog. We have plan to go to Japan this year. My son is a big fan of TF. He want find combinerwars/unite warriors in Tokyo and Osaka. If you have any information about where we can find that items, that would be very helpful for us to include it in our itinerary ��

    Sorry to comment as anonymous since I'm not familiar with commenting in blog ��

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    1. Hello, the shops on my maps are geared more toward vintage toys, but many do have more recent releases too. If you are looking for CW stuff, try BIC Camera or Yodobashi Camera (you can google their locations).

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  2. Hi,I am heading to Japan soon this year, I have taken note of the shops.I am curious to know whether am I still be able to get some of these g1 transformers,as I heard that there are not much left, Is it true?

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  3. Do you know of any places for G1 Transformers in South Korea?

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  4. Thank you very much for the info. Hope everybody will be helped from this.

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