Whether you’re a child, or simply a child at heart, there’s nothing quite as joyous as setting foot in a toy shop. Kids (and adults!) these days are lucky indeed with an abundance of choices when it comes to toys. This list features toys for just about anyone, both children, and collectors. Here are the Top 10 Kids’ Toy Shops in Singapore.
1) Action Toyz
Action Toyz has been making kids smile since 1999, when they first began their operations in Singapore. From Nerf guns to Barbie dolls, there are toys for just about any kid here. Their shop is located at Harbourfront Centre, but you can also shop online for added convenience. Besides toys, you can also purchase gifts and novelties.
For parents, venturing to several different toy stores can be tiring and tedious. The people behind Toytag realized this, and aimed to create a space where you can find all kinds of play items for children under one roof. Visit them at Maritime Square to get a close look at what they have on sale, or buy online via their website.
3) The Tintin Shop
This toy shop will probably appeal to those who are a little older, because not many from the current generation may remember Tintin. Fans of this beloved comic, can now go to Chinatown and revel in the wide range of Tintin merchandise. It is the largest Tintin shop in the world too. In addition to getting the comics proper, there are figurines, games and fantastic gift items here.
4) Action City
Action City was established in 2000, and has tie-ups with partners like Hot Toys and Medicom Toys to bring Singaporeans quality goods and collectibles. Toy collectors will appreciate their stores, which stock items perfect for any fanboy or fangirl who enjoy pop culture items. Currently, they have stores in Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Bugis Junction, Marina Square and VivoCity.
5) Bricks World
Got a love for some iconic brick-styled toys? Well, Bricks World is a LEGO® Certified Store so you can get your brick fix at any of their outlets. There are currently about six outlets throughout the island, and you can find out which is nearest to you by checking their website. Besides this, you can also shop via their online portal.
6) The Better Toy Store
Located at Tanglin Mall, The Centrepoint, and Paragon, The Better Toy Store is a “child’s workshop of award-winning toys”. Quality is important here, and items are meticulously selected based on play value, design and even sustainability factors. This means if you are wary about the types of toys your kids are exposed to, they can help find you healthy and safe options. Ultimately, if you want your kids to play with the best toys – this is the store to check out.
7) Toy Outpost
Toy Outpost consists of locker style boxes rented by a variety of toy sellers. They’ve outlets all over Singapore, so you’d never be too far away from an Outpost. Their sister companies include Hako and Simply Toys. You will be able to find a wide range of items, from small novelty toys to trading cards, and pop culture related merchandise and collectibles.
8) Hamleys Singapore
Hamleys is nothing short of iconic – with their cuddly bear mascots and their cemented status as the oldest toy store in the world. Of course, their origins were in London, over 250 years ago. In Singapore it was a fairly recent arrival, but nothing short of epic. Who could resist their magicals Toyland, which seems like something out of a storybook. Their stores are located in Plaza Singapura and The Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands.
9) Zero 2 Six
Technology has inevitably taken over – and this extends to toys. At Zero 2 Six however, they believe that sometimes being a little old fashioned is best. Fun doesn’t have to involve staring at a screen for hours, so you will be able to find educational, eco-friendly and fun toys here. A lot of the toys sold there are made from the world’s oldest toymakers. Toys include Vilac, Melissa & Doug, Moulin Roty and more. Visit them at Katong, Jurong or Orchard Road.
10) Lamkins Toys
This homegrown brand is Singapore’s Premier Educational Toys and Baby Gear Store. You can find the perfect gifts or products for infants, babies and even pre-schoolers here. These include everything from educational toys to playpens and bath toys. Visit them at their retail store at The Seletar Mall, or shop online via their website.
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