We went toy shopping in Tokyo Japan recently, and what best to buy in Japan but Japanese branded toys! One of the mainstream brands of toys, of course, is Takara Tomy - the makers of the Tomica and Plarail lines.
Train stations in Tokyo feature some of the most interesting malls with all kinds of shops and restaurants. One of these malls is First Avenue in Tokyo Station. This malls has lots of specialty shops including the Pokemon Store, Tomica Shop, Plarail Shop, Ultraman World, Tamagotchi Store, Hello Kitty Shop and a whole lot of others.
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|LEGO at 20%-30% OFF on SRP. In's Point in Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok.|
This is the 3rd instalment of our series on Hong Kong Toy Shopping. Make sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 also for more tips on where to go toy hunting.
After Komodo Kidz and Tai Yuen, our next stop is In's Point in Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok. In's Point is a haven for LEGO lovers! While some stores also sell anime and collectible stuff, as well as a few Tomicas, the real reason to visit this place if for LEGO. The building has 2 whole floors of nothing but toy stores, most of them selling LEGO. Aside from the vast selection of minifigs and sets, their prices are also one of the lowest we've seen in the region. While the best prices for LEGO still seems to be in the US, some sellers come pretty close. Sets here are 20% - 30% cheaper than chain stores in Hong Kong like Toy R Us. Compared to the Philippines or Singapore, LEGO sets here are cheaper by 40%-50%! If you're buying several sets, or large (expensive) ones, the price difference may actually be enough to cover your airfare!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Create stories in your own little 3D Town with the Tomica Handy 3D Map with Train and Bus Station! This little town is fully loaded with a railroad, a bus station, shops and buildings! It also comes with 1 Die Cast Bus, a garage, and storage. Plus it folds up neatly so you can take it with you!
Friday, October 2, 2015
Transform your car's color and wash it clean with the Hot Wheels Color Shifters Bubble-Matic Car Wash! Watch them transform color in the warm water Dunk tank, then change color again in the ice-cold Bubble Platform! Comes with a motorized bubble station for good clean fun - and tons of bubbles!
Perform stunts in your own monster truck stadium with the Hot Wheels Monster Jam Mighty Minis Showdown Stadium! With ramps and tracks, you can play solo or multi-player! Try out the spin-out zone, burst-through screen, giant launch ramp, pop-up flames, and champion pedestal for some monster mayhem!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Send your cars up a real working elevator to the top of a 2-level parking with the Tomica Happy Parking playset! Turn the dial to bring the elevator up, park your car, then let it slide down the fun ramp! Park up to 4 cars! Comes with 1 car, no batteries needed!
- real working elevator to bring the car to the 2nd level
- slide down the fun ramp!
- parks up to 4 cars (3 on 2nd level, 1 on 1st level)
- comes with 1 car (Toyota Camry)
- batteries not required!
Race in the ultimate giant super 3 in 1 playset made of these 3 favorites:
1. Tomica World Highway Busy Drive Pursuit
2. Super Auto Tomica Parking Garage Building
3. Tomica World Mountain Drive
Combined set is over 6 feet long! Sets can be connected using the connectors that come with the individual playsets.
Send your cars speeding down a two-lane highway with the Tomica Highway Busy Drive Playset from Takara Tomy. Two motorized ramps will send them racing, including a fast lane! Park up to 5 cars in the service area, and grab some refreshments at the restaurant and service corner!
Drive up a mountain and swerve down exciting turns with the Tomica Mountain Drive Playset from Takara Tomy. Race down the mountain through a tunnel, over a bridge and back down the parking lot and stop--over. Connect it to the Tomica Parking Building Garage Building and the Highway Playset for more fun!
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Get busy repairing trains with this Plarail Large Train Maintenance Station by Takara Tomy! With 4 lanes and 8 gates, it's a giant playset with moving lever arms for repairing trains and even a train wash with blinking lights! Fill the station with 4 trains at a time for lots of busy repair work!
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Display, sell and repair cars in your own showroom with the Tomica Town Honda Cars Playset by Takara Tomy. This playset comes with a real working rotating car display, sliding glass doors, and car launchers. It has a garage, sales office, and Honda salesman figure. Tomica cars are not included. Requires 2 AA batteries (not included).
Monday, May 11, 2015
Combine the fun of trains and cars with this Tomica Train Station and Crossing Set by Takara Tomy! This set lets you connect your Tomica cars tracks with your Plarail blue tracks. Use the motorized ramp to bring the cars up and slide down the circular ramp! Bring trains into the train station with your very own train crossing with automatic boom barriers!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Ride the rails with these 4 amazing Chuggington Wilsons! There's the Chuggington Die Cast Startrack Wilson, Plarail Wilson CS-01 by Takara Tomy, or the Mega Bloks buildable Wilson and Jet Pack Wilson! Either one you choose you're bound to have lots of traintastic fun!
Go on a chuggersonic adventure with the Chuggington Plarail Action Chugger by Takara Tomy! Action Chugger is the super star action hero of Chuggington! He's number 1! He's helpful, he's strong, he gets the job done! Spread his wings and let him fly on the Plarail blue tracks. Already includes 2 cars with wings too! Or roll him freely by hand. Requires 1 AA battery.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Send your cars spiraling up an elevator to the top of this fully loaded TAKARA TOMY TOMICA SUPER AUTO PARKING BUILDING! With 4 parking levels, an observation deck, a helipad, a shopping mall and a service gas station, this building has it all for hours of fun play! Use with Tomica cars or Hot Wheels Cars with 1:64 scale. Park up to 18 cars and connect to the Mountain Driver and Highway Pursuit Play sets for more fun! Requires 2 C size format batteries.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Ride the rails with your favorite CHUGGINGTON DIE CAST Startrack trains Wilson, Emery, Hodge and Olwin! Go on mischievous adventures with Wilson, or use Hodge to do repairs with Eddie! With realistic detail very close to the show, these die casts are durable and can withstand years of play. Connect them all together with the secure front and back couplings. Play with Chuggington Die Cast track sets for endless possibilities!
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Ride the rails with your favorite CHUGGINGTON DIE CAST trains Zephie, Hoot, Toot and Harrison! Spin around and scissor up and down with Zephie, or double the fun with twins Hoot and Toot! With realistic detail very close to the show, these die casts are durable and can withstand years of rough play. Connect them all together with the secure front and back couplings. Play with Chuggington Die Cast track sets for endless possibilities!
Thursday, March 5, 2015
It's training time! Ride the rails with Brewster in this CHUGGINGTON TAKARA TOMY PLARAIL Brewster with Bridge Starter Set. Fans of Chuggington will have fun letting Brewster go up and down the included bridge, making a stop at the station shed with Morgan, or turning into the roundhouse shed. Includes Brewster (requires 1 AA battery) and Morgan. Combine with other Plarail blue tracks for hours of fun possibilities!
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Climb to the top of Chuggington's iconic clock tower and fly down with Action Chugger in this perfectly timed CHUGGINGTON Takara Tomy Plarail Brewster with Action Clock Tower play set! Already including Brewster and Eddie, this remarkable set lets you recreate the popular show where Eddie races up the clock tower. Just place Eddie in the included passenger car to let Brewster automatically send him down the chute and up the clock tower where Action Chugger will pick him up and bring him down, all with remarkable precision! Brewster's wheels turn the gears of the clock tower which does not require any batteries. Combine with other Takara Tomy Plarail sets for hours of endless possibilities! 23 pieces including 1 Brewster train, Eddie and 1 passenger car.