Singapore is well-known as a shopping haven, and that applies to toys as well. From comics, collectibles, and LEGOs to limited edition figurines, stores in Singapore offer a plethora of Japanese and American pop culture merchandise.
The Singapore Toy Sale Facebook page created a comprehensive guide to the toy stores in Singapore classified according to their location on the MRT map. Some stations tend to sport more outlets than others as they are the sites of large shopping malls and tourist attractions. If you are travelling to Singapore for a holiday, here are some of the choice picks where you can conveniently stop by and pick up your fix of toys to add to your collection amidst your sightseeing.
Not all of these stores offer the lowest prices but are often within easy access. Ideal for a quick pop in-and-out. Always ask for prices and feel free to walk away if the price does not seem right. Google and the Internet are your best friends.
Plaza Singapura (Dhoby Ghaut Station)
Plaza Singapura shopping mall has a prime location at the intersection of three MRT lines (North-South, North-East, and Circle line). It boasts over seven floors of retails outlets, including seven toy stores:
Absolute Comics #B1-17
Bricks World #03-17
Simply Toys #07-10A/11A
Movie Replicas #07-12A/B
Toy Closet #07-13A
Otaku House #07-13B
Take a break from exploring the cultural district of Little India by taking one train stop to Dhoby Ghaut, and shop for toys to your heart’s desire.
VivoCity (Harbourfront Station)
VivoCity is the largest shopping mall in Singapore with a rooftop playground and wading pool, as well as the terminal station for the monorail to Sentosa Island. Check out these four toy stores while you are there:
Simply Toys #02-32/33
Action City #02-38
Toys “R” Us #02-182/3
The Simply Toys outlet at VivoCity in particular showcases an impressive hallway of limited edition figurines leading to a series of life-sized Iron Man armour. Let your inner geek loose in here!
Suntec City Mall (Promenade Station)
Suntec City is a mall surrounded by some of Singapore’s most popular tourist attractions such as Marina Bay Sands, The Singapore Flyer, and the National Gallery. Pop by for a quick lunch here during your tour and check out these toy stores:
Dollz Inc #03-358
La Tendo #03-354
The Brick Shop #03-364
Otaku House #02-475
Tokyu Hands #02-306
La Tendo, Otaku House, and Tokyu Hands will have you covered for any Japanese anime merchandise or Japanese-inspired toys!
While it is rare that one might get ripped off while shopping for toys in Singapore, the price variance between different stores might be vast. Take your time and if you do ever come across your white whale, make sure the price is right before pulling the trigger!
For the full MRT map of toy store locations and the sweetest deals out there on toys, head over to the Singapore Toy Sale Facebook page.
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