Next pitstop, Toyzone at Causeway Bay. To get there, I’ll need to head to the Causeway Bay MTR station which is along the Tsuen Wan line(depicted in red in MTR map). Toyzone is located in the Causeway Bay Commercial Building which is along Sugar Street. From this map from Johomaps, find the grey circle to the right of the Causeway Bay MTR station and you should spot Sugar Street.
Well, the grey circle is actually a prominent circular overhead bridge which serves as a good location marker if you are on the ground. Look for it. Once you see it, you know that Sugar Street is a stone’s throw away! The immediate picture above shows one end of Sugar Street begins at the base of one flight of stairs heading up the circular bridge. The following pics were taken from that circular bridge of the entrance to the Causeway Bay Commercial Centre. Should not be too hard to find.
Once at the entrance you should be able to spy the building directory on one side of the wall. Toyzone should be listed as follows. Then head into the lift lobby! Take the lift to 16F and you’ll see the scene in the pic below.
Toyzone is a pretty big toy shop. Rows of shelves with toys piled high divides the confines of Toyzone into numerous narrow aisles. I would say the distinct identity of Toyzone is the piles of toys from a broad era. You can find Star Wars toys from the eighties to the recently released Sideshow 12″ figures. There are model kits of planes, gundam, cars, etc. There are lots of Medicom 1/6 figures (but low on recently released figures though) for Gatchamen and… other figures that I do not recognise. Transformers, McFarlane Toys, Chogokins… I could go on and on. You get the idea.
Unfortunately, I was unable to find anything that would catch my fancy. I think the Medicom Gatchamen were probably the closest targets. That’s the story at Toyzone: Lots of stuff but coming out of it a happy toy hunter depends on what you are after. My last visit in 2005 saw me bought a EpIII Kotobukiya Darth Vader! On hinesight, I felt it dumb to cart home that big toy. I’ve sold it off since then. I remembered not buying a Marmit Boba Fett that was going for about 1000 HKD. On my return trip, it was not there anymore. *Sigh*
Anyway, this particular trip to Toyzone was not as exhilarating as the previous. I believed it was due to my more focused shopping list. And I was more realistic about the display space I had back home. So nothing too humongous. But it was still a good feeling to be back.
Toyzone receives a No. 3 rank for places to shop here at SWFToys. Reasons are that it stocks toys from the past that some toy hunters may have problem locating back home. And there’s lots of stuff there allowing the most determined toy hunter to meticulously examine every shelve. If you plan to stay in a hotel in Kowloon, the longer journey here will not be a waste since there’s pretty much to look at Toyzone.