Our apartment – 2016 NSFW

It's been not only a long time since I've posted here, but it has been a long time since I shared photos of my place. The last time you guys saw where I lived I was still living at home with my parents. It was back in 2012, so easily 4 years ago you saw my collection. Now you can see not only has my… [more]

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[Alter] – Melty Review

So since I've moved into my new apartment I still hadn't set up my photography studio. Seems work has me busier than I thought I would ever be, however I took some time this past weekend to set up my studio so I could take some photos of my latest purchase, Alter's 1/8th Melty from Shining Hearts. Now… [more]

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[Orchid Seed] – Yuki Review NSFW

Pre-ordered this figure the moment she was released for pre-order. I needed for for multiple reasons, she's sexy/half naked, plus while she's not Sora she reminds me of Sora from Yosuga no Sora! But she's Yuki from Maid Yome and she's pretty amazing. The only issue is her adorable mouth really looks… [more]

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Nendoroid Storage Container

I recently went on a trip to a magical place, The Container Store. Ok it's not really magical, but I happen to have discovered a love for organizing my home. I tend to prefer Ikea and Daiso but we went to The Container Store on a whim and I discovered this lovely storage container! I've been needing… [more]

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Figure Retailer Review #3 – Tokyo Toyz

Those know who me personally know I have a 6th sense when it comes to Anime shops, I always have my eye open for one and just my luck while walking around in London I spotted one! It’s been a while since I’ve done a Figure Retailer Review, so I thought I’d bring you a treat with this shop I spotted! Also don’t forget to leave a comment for the upcoming Giveaway!

A Giant wall of just plushies! I know tons of girls who would be drooling over this wall!

Some awesome hats as well, I somehow missed out on that awesome Kero-chan hat!

Anime bags too!

Tons of shirts, cosplays too!

Very nice selection of manga!

Sadly my walls are out of space so i couldn’t pick up any one of these awesome wall scrolls, also no space in my suitcase.

Some awesome and recent figures! Also really good prices too considering that with the cost of shipping to Europe from Japan!

So many awesome figures but sadly again the lack of luggage space meant no new figures for me.

Lots of Pocky! Lots of phone charms!

Lots of Cosplay accessories!

Key Chains!

Loved this phone case!

Some of your favorite girls! I of course did get the Yoko mouse pad!

The plushie selection was just astounding! I’ve never seen so many plushies!

Really awesome characters to choose from! So many Card Captor Sakura ones! I got all but one! Also snatched up a Sailor Moon Plush as well!

Love the Luna hat!

Tokyo Toyz was an awesome store to walk into. I’ve walked into so many anime stores in the US and haven’t come across one like that that seems to truly understand their fans and what is popular at the moment. I’ve seen many stores that only sell what they can get a high profit on, or what is the latest fad like Naruto or Bleach. It’s a very awesome store to check out and they have an online shop too! Tokyotoyz.com!

Edit: I guess many people have realized some things in these images that i might have missed, Bootlegs. I’m sorry guys, I always just look at the figures first and if they are legit then I’m happy, but i really didn’t notice so many other bootleg items! Including the Yoko Oopai mousepad I purchased myself >_< FOr myself I’d say they might be nice to check out for figures, but you should, as I should as well try to never support bootleggers and purchased bootlegged items. Sorry guys πŸ™

–Store Info–

Located – 13 Coventry Street London W1D 7DH
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–Special Deal for How a Girl Figures Readers
Get 5% off on your entire purchase when you give the promotional code HOWAGIRLFIGURES

Was such a pleasent suprise to catch such an amazing shop in London, sadly didn’t stumble upon any stores in Paris but I’ll do my best from now on to keep an eye out for more shops in my local area or even when I’m traveling! Have you been to this store before? What were your thoughts on the shop?

Do you have an anime store in Southern California and want your store to be featured on How A Girl Figures Retailer Reviews? Know of a store in the So-cal that deserves a review? Contact me at Dancingqueen [at] Howagirlfigures.com

Also don’t forget the upcoming giveaway! Make sure to leave a comment! It’ll give you an advantage over everyone else when the giveaway starts! ^_~

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110 Responses to “Figure Retailer Review #3 – Tokyo Toyz”

  1. ImperioMoe says:

    Awesome store sadly London is far away T_T

  2. OTOhime says:

    Le gasp! Is that a fanart of Haruhi I see on that mousepad? I don’t know if that constituted for a bootleg, though^^;

    • Dancing Queen says:

      It might! I didn’t realize, now that I think of it shouldn’t they come in boxes?oh well I’d have to say the quality was still good.

  3. Rapunzel says:

    Leaving the comment for the giveaway advantage like I was told to do~~ πŸ˜€

    Great review, it’s good that this store knows what’s popular and stocks a lot of stuff, I just wish it wasn’t riddled with bootlegs @.@;;;

  4. ddh4mster says:

    That is a very organized Toys n figures store.

    the banner of the 1st photo has a girl who really looked like the Japanese actress Ayase Haruka O.O

    and a lot of figures, plushies, keychain/rings/phone charms and ahem.. oppai mousepad thar hahaha.. ^^;;

    but not enough Gunplas, I’ve seen couple in the picture though, but not too many hehe….

  5. Lightoss says:

    For a london store its pretty updated with all the news figure :), they had alter sakura DX

    • Dancing Queen says:

      Were there other stores in London? I only saw this one store while there, but then we distance spend much time in London.

  6. Logan says:

    Oh, my. Now that is a great looking shop. Too bad I did not read this before I spent a week in London last year. I think if I did find that store, I would have just bought a new suitcase to get all of the stuff home.

  7. Punynari says:

    It looks a bit like Kotobukiya’s store in Akihabara, just with way more plushies.

    Wish we had more anime stores like that in the states. Mostly, American stores seem to have a lot of American Comic Book character/American movie stuff with some anime stuff added as an afterthought. Also, it’s almost always Naruoto, One Piece, or Bleach stuff. =_=

  8. Jisu-chan says:

    Wow looks of cool stuff there!^^ I would have been so giddy and fangirly in that store.

  9. Persocom says:

    That’s cool you got the 5% off promo thing going on. I think if I walked into a store like that I’d walk out broke, especially at the plushie wall if my son was with lol.

  10. Sadie89 says:

    Wow,now I must to go to London *__*
    Those plushies,awwwww *_____*

  11. Figure Maniac Edwin says:

    Wish I was there.

  12. Figure Maniac Edwin says:

    OMG, A Miku Mouse pad. Would have bought at that instant.

  13. Adam says:

    Wow. They’ve grown!
    They used to be housed within The Trocadero. And they were fairly small. I know recently they moved, but never got a chance to check them out. They’ve certainly grown fairly large. Maybe they merged with Orbital Manga? They were another Manga type store that I thought went bust.
    How much was the Yoko btw ;o

  14. icitea says:

    Wow… the stores here are nothing compared to that. Or maybe you have somehow glorified it…? That plushie wall is to die for though!! Did they have the Vocaloid plushies there? ;_;

  15. breeman says:

    Looks like a great store! I’ve never been to London but if I ever go, I’m checking that place out!

  16. Matteas says:

    I wish I had come across this shop when I was in London two years ago. But considering I was there for quite a short time, I can be glad I was able to drop at Forbidden Planet.

  17. Vixums says:

    I can’t see from this far, but it looks like you’ve mentioned the figures are legit, so that’s great! Don’t have any shops like this around where I live ;-; I would love to snatch up some of those plushies!

  18. Miette-chan says:

    Woah! So many nice things if I came across this store I wouldn’t wake out empty handed. At the very least I would get an oppai mouse pad.

    • Dancing Queen says:

      I’m so glad that i was able to walk away with stuff from thsi store too, loving my Yoko oppai mouse pad!

  19. Benihime says:

    Came here after seeing your post at figure.fm, I still don’t have an account there… ah, I’m new at collecting figures, I like your site, I’m learning about it here too!

  20. Asian Ed says:

    I wish we had stores like that around here… I want that FREEing Kagami!

  21. Adam says:

    Forbidden Planet is a similar kind of shop that isn’t limited to anime/manga related goods. They cater to general cult/nerdy/movie etc type stuff. Their anime figure section has gone smaller but they do have a huge Manga section, and of course comic book section. They have multiple establishments around the UK. Well worth popping in if you’re ever around the area.

  22. Meimi132 says:

    I’ve always considered the figures in TT to be a bit overpriced, only after I started buying loads though XD, some of my first major figure purchases were made there after my 18th birthday, bought 3 in my london trip, Konomi Yuzuhara, Sumomo from Nanatsuiro Drops annnd… one other I can’t quite remember… I wasn’t aware enough of prices so I thought everything was awesomely priced, though back in January 2008 I spose the prices would have been a fair amount lower….
    There used to be Orbital Manga, but they have since closed I think… wasn’t Orbital Manga last time I went back *sniff* They had a nice selection, but not as wide as TT. My Fate oppai mousepad was gotten here, though before they moved again, they’ve been in 3 different stores that I can remember… all Trocedero, but still confusing all the moving XD
    Ooo my Tsubasa Sakura feather pendant was gotten here too. And my friend got some shuriken or something I think… might have been elsewhere…

    And if you want mountains of plushies, you should come to the London Expo, tables & tables of plushies XD, its daunting… and oh-so tempting… only anime plushie I’ve ever bought is Tohru Honda though. From the TT London Expo stall I think XD, she was the last one…
    Oh, tell a lie, I have Botan too, but thats like… well seems different to me, not a human chara plush XD

    (Wow… I typed a bit much… x.x)

    • Dancing Queen says:

      When is London expo? Might be a good excuse to go back to visit London!

      • Adam says:

        London Expo is normally on during May and October every year.

      • Meimi132 says:

        29th + 30th of May for the first one of the year… no date for the October one πŸ™‚ It is a bit close now though, to come from a diff country.

        I just miss the ‘hentai’ stall… it was there one expo and gone the next… they were selling ToHeart2 Another Days and I didn’t buy it *sob*… I was buying many figure though….

  23. Nakiami says:

    This is definitely one of the better shops I’ve seen. o_O;;

  24. Flip says:

    Their is no anime store left in Houston anymore. I kinda miss animagic even with their outrageous prices. But great write up looks like a fantastic place to visit.

  25. kratos1010 says:

    Wow, nice store. There a couple anime shops near me, but they never have anything good/new in stock. And the prices are really high.

    • Dancing Queen says:

      That’s usually the case with most anime shops, which is why I like to highlight the shops that have new awesome items for sale!

  26. phossil says:

    Whoa!! I like those Oppai Mouse pads!!!

  27. Hotaruzuki says:

    No fair! I wanna gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! XD

    ((Psst! Its Artemis, not Luna))

    • Dancing Queen says:

      oh dang! now i’m a failure! hmmm should convince my boyfriend to let me re-name our black cat to luna

  28. FMPhoenixHawk says:

    Nice stuff! I have never wanted a plushie as much as I want that Rei. Hopefully, I can find one at GenCon.

    It’s sad, I have a cell phone that can hold a charm, and yet I have none anymore, ever since my Psyduck one broke back in 2007.

  29. IshokuOsero says:

    Ouch, yet another store with bootlegged stuff all over (I’ve seen those exact mouse-pads at a place near me that I KNOW for sure aren’t legit, along with some of those plush and other things I see in the pictures ). Dx But even with stores like that, it’s nice to have the general atmosphere since you really don’t get that very often. At least, as you say, the figures were legit. ^^;

    Just be wary of that mouse-pad you got. Those fake ones tend to leak real quick. My ex-boyfriend had problems with one he got a while back.

  30. Blowfish says:

    I was already wondering about why some of the Items looked a bit weird but well that last paragraph of yours revealed why.
    Its a shame they have such things in stock but yet they have an overall impressive stock

  31. laniemon says:

    Love the Konata phone case. And I wouldn’t mind getting some of those mouse pad, Especially the Miku one. Too bad bout’ the bootleg (-__-‘). But still, you sure cannot replicate the experience of browsing through the merchandise yerself while buying stuff online, I reckon ^^.

    • Dancing Queen says:

      true, but the worse part is now they’ve ruined their credibility for online shopping by selling bootleg items in the shop…

  32. Innocentsake says:

    Definitely a diamond in the rough as you said πŸ˜€ And you got CCS & Sailor Moon plushies, jealous of you! <3

  33. LilSeebs says:

    yeah, a lot of the mousepads are bootlegs )=

    Still, I would love to go to that store just for the atmosphere!

    • Dancing Queen says:

      i really wonder why i didn’t realize it then, i even know they should come in boxes and not in bags!

  34. Fabrice says:

    Wow a store that updated all the way in london, im inpressed.

    Looks nice ^^ looks of variety.

  35. andy says:

    i really want to go there!!!

  36. lovelyduckie says:

    mmmm I really REALLY would love a konata plush. I see one in the picture but I doubt it’s legit.

    • Dancing Queen says:

      it’s sad they have to ruin their image in such a way by selling bootlegged items, if not they’d be such an awesome store!

  37. pyrogamer01 says:

    This shop has a lot of stuff! There’s only one anime store close to my home and it’s not that big. I would want to buy keychains here. But goodness, if I had your kind of sixth sense, I’d be a happy camper!

  38. Michelle says:

    OMG is that a plushie of Rei Ayanami

  39. MG says:

    Looks like a really fun place to shop. Too bad about the bootlegs, though.

  40. lostty says:

    My soul is not complete since I don’t own that Totoro hat!

  41. agcpictures says:

    Wow, that’s a nice-sized shop! Boo to bootlegs, tho. >:(

    This makes me think I should’ve done a review of the shop I dragged my family to when we were in Hawai’i. XD But I haven’t updated my WordPress in ages anyway. Which reminds me, thanks for the info on WordPress. ^^

    And yeah, limited luggage space is no bueno. I’d brought an extra carry-on bag and it was pretty much completely filled by one(!) figure box, lol. But it was 1/5 so I should’ve seen it coming…. ^^;;

  42. Miokanii says:

    orz I’ve been too freaked out to comment on here apart from now orz

    and why would you want to go to london, it’s so boring ;_;
    apart from the shops durrhurrhurr

    • Dancing Queen says:

      oh but london was so far from boring, we had such an awesome time!

      • Miokanii says:

        I guess I’m just used to it sobsob
        and everyone is so stereotypical and whuuuut badger hats orz

        • Dancing Queen says:

          i do understand, for me La is very lackluster and not that awesome but get family members who are just dying to see LA and see movie stars

        • miokanii says:

          LA looks all sparkly LOL
          I guess we all like a change hurr

  43. carmensLA says:

    Trendy, Alpha, and J-Style stores inside the Mitsuwa Marketplaces (Torrance and Costa Mesa)definitely all sell legit merchandise. There’s also a specialty store at the West L.A. Mitsuwa but I can’t remember the name lol. A bit pricey but I love the selection. You can find plushies, keychains, hats, mousepads, cosplay stuff, figures, wall scrolls, etc.

  44. Gina says:

    WHOA. Awesome stuff! London is officially added to my list of awesome cities via japanese merchandise! Great pics! Glad to see you had a good time over there! πŸ™‚

  45. Tofu says:

    Haha, I’ll be in London later this month, I wonder if I’ll see this place!

  46. haruhichan says:

    o_0 since when have Tokyo Toyz expanded this much?

    I remember going to their first ever shop somewhere in London where there was hardly anything apart from the mainstream Naruto and One Piece…

  47. Roninlord says:

    man I wish they had a store like this in the USA. Guess I will have to wait for my first comicon this fall and see what they have

  48. Annetteuchiha says:

    hey guyz!!! can u give me please the link 4 th online shop and the adress 4 tht store?? thank you ! (OwO)

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