We have made it safe and sound in Hong Kong. We arrived very late and exhausted on Tuesday so after a good nights sleep we hit the streets of Hong Kong with epicly huge coffees on hand. This is our second trip here. I love how busy this place is, full of weird smells and there is always something to do. I love all the fashion, food and mayhem that makes Hong Kong the awesome place it is.
The first thing we noticed were all the wonderful decorations everywhere for Chinese New Year. Even 7/11 have beautiful red and gold banners hanging all over their shops. My favourite decoration so far is of this giant furry cat called Cream Cat. I could not get enough of him.
This new little Sanrio character is everywhere. His name is Gudetama and he is a little sad egg with a bacon blanket. I fell in love the moment I saw him. I am going to buy so many toys to hang off my backpack of him. It has been extremely hard not to buy everything adorable that I see from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle jumpers to Disney character watches in every colour.
Our main goal of the day was to find Toy Zone. We fell in love with this toy store on our last trip. When we arrived at it's former location on sugar street it had vanished. After an hour of translating and venturing to the unknown we found the best toy store in Hong Kong. TOY ZONE.
Toys in boxes from every era are piled high on racks. Simpsons, comic books, Lego, Dreamcast games... you name it they have it. The key to ToyZone is to dig. Behind every box is another great toy. The glass cabinets are full of all kinds of little treasures like my favourite.... vintage McDonalds toys. Things are not cheap, these toy hunters know their stuff. But they are well priced and you will find toys here that you never thought you would ever lay your eyes on.
The thing I wanted to buy most was this incredible Pee Wee's colourforms playhouse. It was still factory sealed and was only $80AUS. I may end up going back for it.
Their was an entire cabinet of re issue Masters Of The Universe toys. So many rad out of box characters, all well priced with all vehicles and accessories.
I flipped out when I saw this incredible original Kevin Eastman ninja turtles pack. At nearly $300AUS it was a little out of my price range. The package was perfect and they looked so rad all matching with their chosen weapons.
We filmed a vlog of our first days adventures from eating Korean BBQ to finding toy heaven.
If you'd liked to visit TOYZONE for yourself you will find it at:
Flat B/4F, Wah Ha Factory Building
No.8 Shipyard Lane
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
ToyZone in the middle of a car district and can be a little daunting as you have to go in a very old school elevator in a huge warehouse, but the pay off is well worth the trip. Catch the Island Line and get off at Tai Koo, exiting through exit A.
We are having such an amazing time and it's only day one. As I type this it's 6am and I am watching the city wake up from my window. It's already loud and busy. I love Hong Kong so very much and can't wait for today's adventure to begin.