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    mgbb, I just bumped into Mask an hour ago right in front of Toyshome, that was cool! How long you gonna be in Hong Kong, may be we could meet up or something!

    OSW is the greatest 1/6 site on earth, man!

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    Sure, will email you

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    Thumbs up

    Originally posted by mgbb
    Hi guys, I also lived in Tsing-Yi. But now relocated to Tokyo. Back temporary for my home vacation. Good to know you. It is such a good idea to promote HK as a shopping paradise. So many varieties and so cheap here.
    Hi there mgbb, nice to know you as well....it's cool to know that you're in Tsing Yi as well. You probably read what Calvin mentioned, let's see if we could meet each other before you take off

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    There was an OSW thread about shopping in Hong Kong this time last year. I printed it out and found it invaluable when I visited in Feb 04. Subsequently I wrote my own 'where to' guide, complete with pictures, which can be found here for those interested:

    http://p069.ezboard.com/fgroundpound...opicID=3.topic

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    Thanks Filupe, there is a good load of Great Pictures I didn't have time or the guts to take (I supposed a foreign visitors taking their pictures appears more resonable then me taking their pictures, who knows what they might think, a competitor or something...) So guys, the link above is way cool and would definitely serve you well!

    Thanks again Filupe! And Happy New Year!

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    Yeah, I heard that they are about 30% cheaper in HK than anywhere else. Thanks for the info Calvin.

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    Can you guys post that map of shops in HK again ?

    Oh , if anyone is in need of small velcro..Look no further than baby diapers..The one with "muppets" are very good.

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    Can you find the manufacturers of the notions like the microzippers, buttons, really thin Velcro and sewing patterns that the major 1/6th manufacturers buy from those suppliers?
    Unfortunately -- there isn't a single source for these items -- there are end-less sources. For example -- the really small gauge zippers are made-to-order runs by normal zipper factories. There aren't any specialty mini-zipper factory. It wouldn't survive doing zippers for toys. The same will go for velcro. Buttons are prolly made by any ordinary plastics factory.

    It's easy & understandable to make the assumption because DML & BBi are in Hong Kong, that people in Hong Kong will necessarily be able to track down the sources for these items. That simply isn't the case. How the AF makers go about sourcing their accessories necessary is shrouded in industry secret. They will certainly not reveal them.

    It comes back to the age old chicken & egg scenario. In order to have specialty items like mini zippers, mini buttons, super thin velcro -- you need to buy whole box sets from the AF makers; the AF makers have the ability to make wholesale orders of tens of thousands of mini zippers, 10 million mini buttons, and 100,000 yards of super thin velcro tape.

    Even if the sources for those supplies can be found -- the first requirement is the quagmire above. You simply don't have the volume to buy them wholesale. And they are custom made-to-order and no supplier will carry them in inventory because there are no other calls for them but for the toy factories.

    I'm sorry to crush your hopes. But the truth some times hurts.

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    True Dudeman! Yet, if you happens to go by the one at Richmond Center in Mong Kok, on the 2/F, at Joe's Figure Shop, Lady WING might be help you to source them... the main fashion accessories suppliers are in Sham Shui Po Nam Cheung Street, but you might need to order in bulk though...

    The reason why Micro zippers and velcro aren't sold everywhere I guess is with such rich supplies of ready made in HK, people rarely made their own stuffs...

    Hope I can be of help guys!

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    Calvin -- I've been down this path before. One must go inside China. The numbers that we are talking about (say that you can put a group together to split an order for yardage of velcro) would not interest a Hong Kong wholesaler or factory office at all. Trust me.

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    Thanks for the guide and pointers... now where's a good place to find Nike Dunk SBs? :P

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    Alright! Hong Kong sounds like the place to be If your into 1/6th.

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    I'm going there this summer. Is the list still available? PM please! Thanks!

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    Im also going there in July i would also like the list or guide. PLease Pm me. Thanks

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    Me too in September!
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    If you are coming to HK and want to find any of the 1/6th shops you might find these two sites useful:

    http://www.centamap.com/cent/index.htm (NB - The English option is hidden up towards the top LH corner)

    http://www.hkcitymap.com/en/viewer.a...ce=LocationMap

    They are interactive maps where you can search for buildings and zoom in and out, and also print. I've lived here for 9 years (from th UK originally) and use them both a lot.

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    Alright thank you! This will come in handy when I'm there. I used to live there so I should be able to get around well enough. Again, thank you.

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    IMPORTANT - Most of these shops don't open until 4 or 5 p.m.

    Hong Kong-side (Causeway Bay)

    TMT Hobby Shop (New address added Apr 08)
    12th Floor, Yeung Lu Chi Commercial Building,
    462 Jaffe Road,
    Causeway Bay
    Hong Kong
    Tel: 2838 2658
    Tel: 9437 9067
    http://www.tmthobby.com/

    Universal Models (Cyber-Hobbies' store)
    7/F Continental Diamond Plaza,
    525 Hennessy Road,
    Causeway Bay,
    Hong Kong.
    http://www.universal-models.com/

    (For a landmark, look for Sogo, a big department store. Universal Hobbies is next to it, and TMT is just behind Sogo).


    Mongkok, Kowloon

    Barrack Sergeant
    Shop B29, Basement, Richmond Shopping Centre
    111 Argyle Street
    Mong Kok, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    Tel: (+852) 2392 2880
    (There are a number of other 1/6th shops both in the Basement and the 2nd Floor)

    Toy Hunters Shop (Hot Toys specialist)
    Shop No.216-218, 2/F,
    CTMA Centre,
    1N Sai Yeung Choi Street South,
    Mong Kok,
    Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    Tel: (+852) 2388 4677

    TOY STAR (DiD specialist)
    G/F,182 Nam Cheong St.
    Shamshuipo, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    Tel: (+852) 2387 3220

    Universal Models (UML) (DML's flagship store)
    Shop 4, 579 Nathan Road
    Mongkok
    Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    Tel: (+852) 2771 1930

    Hong Lok Toys
    1st Floor, IN's Point
    530-544 Nathan Road,
    Yau Ma Tei
    Kowloon,
    Hong Kong
    Tel: (+852) 2770 6565

    1/6th Shop (don't know the name)
    Shop 169-170, 1st Floor, IN's Point
    530-544 Nathan Road
    Yau Ma Tei
    Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    Tel: 9451 7456
    (There are a number of other 1/6th shops in this building, plus a couple of airsoft gun shops and 2 or 3 military uniform shops)

    Toy Soldier
    Flat C, 9/F,
    Cheong Kee Building
    21 Soy Street (near Sai Yeung Choi St.)
    Mongkok
    Kowloon
    Tel: 2770 1277
    (NB - the building name on the outside is in Chinese only. To find it, stand with your back to the Pizza Hut on Soy St. and the narrow passageway opposite you is the entrance)

    Toyshome
    G7 Young City
    19 Yan Ong Building (Young City)
    1 Kwong Wah St.
    Mongkok,
    Kowloon,
    Hong Kong
    Tel: 8102 7879
    (There are a couple of other 1/6th shops in this arcade, plus around 10 airsoft gun shops and military uniform shops. Also look out for the corridor off the main thoroughfare)


    Not a toy store, but a great military bookshop in the same building as Barrack Sgt. (above). You would not believe how someone can get so many military books in to such a small space:
    Great China Wargame and Book Shop
    Shop 310, 3rd Floor, Richmond Shopping Centre
    111 Argyle Street
    Mong Kok, Kowloon
    Hong Kong
    Tel: (+852) 2392 3649
    (Open 5.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday)

    Verio 1/6th Armour
    S & P Auto Ltd.
    E1-E2 Lg/F, Phase 2, Wah Lok Ind. Centre,
    31-35 Shan Mei St.
    Fo Tan,
    Shatin,
    NT
    Hong Kong
    Tel: 2395 4142
    www.tankmodel.com

    If you are coming to HK and want to find any of the 1/6th shops you might find these two sites useful:

    http://www.centamap.com/cent/index.htm (NB - The English option is hidden up towards the top LH corner)

    http://www.hkcitymap.com/en/viewer.a...ce=LocationMap

    They are interactive maps where you can search for buildings and zoom in and out, and also print. I've lived here for 11 years (from the UK originally) and use them both a lot.

    NB - Floors are numbered on th English system, Ground Floor, 1st Floor etc., so 1st floors listed here would be US 2nd floors
    Last edited by ActionMan; 05-18-2009 at 04:06. Reason: Updated adresses

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    Ooooh that's exactly what I wanted. Thanks Actionman!

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    Thanks for posting this Action man this is really helpfull!!!!!

    Its my turn to visit the land of the 1/6 toys

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    Thanks for the guide Calvin. Had a great time last week and got some bargains too. Loved the Richmond centre and the CTMC HT shop. Lovely country, great food, great efficency and service, and lovely friendly people. I will be going back. Britain could learn a thing or two from people and their culture out there.
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    HI!
    My first and from Spain...
    Thanx to all for the great info, special for Calvin Lo and Action Man.
    Going to HK in March 21st. I travel to asian countries one or two times per year and it will be my 4th time in Hong Kong but... never so crazy about 1:6 figures.
    I hope not to be disappointed (and to have enough money in my pocket...).
    For the record, i'm looking for the Takashi Sorimachi (Worthfield) figure from the Fulltime Killer movie... any help?
    It's possible to find the 1:6 figures from the Three Kingdoms Romance availables now in Hong Kong?
    Ok,that's all for now if i can update the info i will do it when i come back (no only military figures). Keep up the good work folks.
    riCky

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    Toyshome now have a place in Yan Ong Building (Young City). The shop opens at 6.00 p.m.

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    Thank you very much for the guides, Calvin and ActionMan! I'll be in Hong Kong for an entire week this April and all this information will come in very handy. Now where does one go for a Guinness in Tsim Sha Tsui ?

    Nick
    Cheap people suck.

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    I don't know about TST, but if you go to Wanchai on Hong Kong-side Joe Bananas (corner of Jaffe Road and Luard Road) serves an excellent pint of the black stuff, and has a happy hour where Guinness is about HK$24 a pint!

    Just over the road is Delaneys Irish pub, which also serves a good pint of Guinness as you'd expect.

    BTW, Ah Wai at TMT Hobbies is moving to 12/F, Yeung Chi Comm Building, 462 Jaffe Road around the 17th April, so call him first to check where he is.

    Drop me an PM if you fancy a pint whilst you're here. (But I should tell you, I only drink Guinness, not Moloko Plus)
    Last edited by ActionMan; 03-28-2008 at 01:18. Reason: Typo

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    Thanks very much, Action Man! I will definitely send you a PM while I'm there so we can hook up with a pair of blondes in black dresses.

    All the best,
    Nick
    Cheap people suck.

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    I'm heading over to HK in June. Whats the weather like there? Any updates to the guide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmiroquai View Post
    I'm heading over to HK in June. Whats the weather like there? Any updates to the guide?
    I think the guide is up to date, but hopefully Calvin will confirm.

    Weather in June is likely to by hot, humid and rainy. You can check out the HK Observatory site before you come for a 7 day forecast:
    http://www.hko.gov.hk/contente.htm

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    Great source of information for visiting Hong Kong! Thanks for taking the time to put this together much appreciated

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    These two moved.
    Hong Lok Toys (shifted to Online only)
    Shop G16, G/F, Yan Ong Building (Young City)
    1 Kwong Wah St.
    Mongkok,
    Kowloon,
    Hong Kong
    Tel: (+852) 2770 6565
    (There are a number of other 1/6th shops in this building, plus 10-12 airsoft gun shops and 6 or so military uniform shops)

    Toy Soldier (still to know where they moved to)
    Flat C, 9/F,
    Cheong Kee Building
    21 Soy Street (near Sai Yeung Choi St.)
    Mongkok
    Kowloon
    Tel: 2770 1277


    But be sure to check out "T2 Toys general store" at the end of this ally! Vincent's shop, great store!

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