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  • CrescentNoob CollectorRegular Boarder
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    Anime/Manga is a pretty uncommon hobby to have in Singapore. Some may even frown upon it, dismissing it as a cartoon aimed towards young children or perverts.(<-- Which we all know it is not necessarily true) It is therefore not a surprise to find anime products selling for high prices locally. Therefore most of us turn to online shops, such as AmiAmi, or conventions for a better and economical option.

    With that, I'm curious. Where do you guys get your anime loot from? Be it brick and mortar and/or online.

    Extras:

    hikaridranz's anime related locations in Singapore:
    hikaridranz (2 years ago) #10329411alright, the relevant map is up mousouotome.tum...

    will hopefully continue to update :P feel free to PM me if there's stuff you know should be updated
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  • hikaridranzVery Important Boarder
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    Compared to other countries, it feels like the hobby's actually not that uncommon here.

    I remember back in sec school, my classmates sitting to my left/back/front all watched Prince of Tennis (the one sitting to my right was a Winnie the Pooh fan instead LOL) and then in college we occasionally used the room projector to watch anime :v

    For scale figures I mostly buy online. Amiami, sometimes Toycoin when their prices seem fair, Suruga-ya for older figures. Rarely order from Mandarake. I've bought a few times from other MFC members.
    For trading figures, prize figures and character goods it depends. If I'm buying by boxes usually Amiami. If I just want a few I buy/join splits on Carousell or on MFC, or find them at local shops (Anime Yorozuya, Hobby Atelier) or Suruga-ya.

    There are a few shops at CSC whose prices seem fair actually :0
  • CrescentNoob CollectorRegular Boarder
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    hikaridranz (2 years ago) #6568075Compared to other countries, it feels like the hobby's actually not that uncommon here.

    For scale figures I mostly buy online. Amiami, sometimes Toycoin when their prices seem fair, Suruga-ya for older figures. Rarely order from Mandarake. I've bought a few times from other MFC members.
    For trading figures, prize figures and character goods it depends. If I'm buying by boxes usually Amiami. If I just want a few I buy/join splits on Carousell or on MFC, or find them at local shops (Anime Yorozuya, Hobby Atelier) or Suruga-ya.

    There are a few shops at CSC whose prices seem fair actually :0


    Haha, I guess you're right, there are still anime clubs and we still have anime conventions from time to time. I guess I'm just unfortunate enough to barely have any friends who are ever interested.

    Anyway, nice suggestions! I have tried most of the online shops you mentioned, except Suruga-ya.(Know nuts about Japanese) I do find some local online shops a bit pricey though, but as you said, can be still reasonable; plus they do give you the option to collect it in person. In the end, i guess it's just weighing which one is most economic when you add up all the costs.

    As for local stores, never really bought from them, mostly because I never looked at the right places. I will check out the shops you mentioned though if I happen to be in the area.
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  • hikaridranzVery Important Boarder
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    Crescent (2 years ago) #6581353As for local stores, never really bought from them, mostly because I never looked at the right places. I will check out the shops you mentioned though if I happen to be in the area.

    I'm currently trying to compile a list of local stores on google maps :x not ready yet though
  • CrescentNoob CollectorRegular Boarder
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    hikaridranz (2 years ago) #6584583
    I'm currently trying to compile a list of local stores on google maps :x not ready yet though


    Woah, it will be very useful to have a map with all the stores tagged.
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  • AlphonsePRegular Boarder
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    For online shops in Singapore, I often browse hobbyfrontier and toycoin, but rarely purchase any from them.

    For brick mortar shop, I go to La Tendo in Funan quite often, and have purchased a few scale figs there too, especially Native figures that I missed the pre-order.
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    AlphonseP (2 years ago) #6708958For online shops in Singapore, I often browse hobbyfrontier and toycoin, but rarely purchase any from them.

    For brick mortar shop, I go to La Tendo in Funan quite often, and have purchased a few scale figs there too, especially Native figures that I missed the pre-order.


    I heard Funan is closing down though, I wonder if La Tendo would move when that happens...
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  • schmelzgesicRegular Boarder
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    I rarely buy from local shops due to insane mark ups.

    I mainly buy from AmiAmi, Aniplex Plus, Mandarake. Mandarake is great on a budget; a lot of the figures are MSIB!
  • hikaridranzVery Important Boarder
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    alright, the relevant map is up mousouotome.tum...

    will hopefully continue to update :P feel free to PM me if there's stuff you know should be updated
  • CrescentNoob CollectorRegular Boarder
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    hikaridranz (2 years ago) #10329411alright, the relevant map is up

    Woah! Nice Work! Time to start exploring! /o/

    Added your link to the first post. I'm sure everyone would benefit from your efforts. ^_^
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    Hi guys, how are you doing! I'm from Singapore too and is quite new to this hobby and community!

    While I was doing research on where to buy anime-related figures, I found this thread and saw some places that closed or moved weren't updated. So here is a list I made, sorry if I missed any shops ^^;

    hikaridranz's map from other thread club/314/discus... was really helpful and great for all the brick-and-mortar hobby-related shops, including western statues and goods. Thank you! \o/

    So below is a list of shops for people like me who are only interested in Japanese anime figures.
    Also did not include trading card, cosplay shops or any store likely to carry suspicious (bootleg) merchandise.

    Edit: Oops forgot to add P Bandai.
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    Last update: 7/6/18

    Online Shops (with no physical store)

    Toy Beat
    Address: www.toybeat.sg/

    Omocha House
    Address: www.omochahouse...

    Toy Coin
    Address: www.toycoin.com...

    Hobby Frontier (Though seem to be inactive since June 2017)
    Address: www.hobby-front...

    PREMIUM BANDAI Singapore
    Address: sg.p-bandai.asi...

    Animate Corner


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    Physical Stores

    La Tendo
    3 Temasek Boulevard #03-354, Suntec City Mall
    At East Wing (near tower 3)
    www.latendo.com...
    toyorgame.com.s...

    Simply Toys
    Multiple locations
    www.facebook.co...
    www.simplytoys....

    Otakutachi
    175 Bencoolen Street #01-14, Burlington Square
    Singapore 189649
    www.facebook.co...

    The Falcon's Hangar
    Blk 261 Waterloo Street #01-27, Waterloo Centre
    Singapore 180261
    www.facebook.co...
    www.tfh.com.sg/

    Asobi
    14 Arumugam Road #01-01, LTC Building C
    Singapore 409959
    www.facebook.co...

    Otaku House
    Multiple locations
    www.facebook.co...

    CandyToyo
    18 Cross Street #01-27, China Square Central
    Singapore 048423
    www.facebook.co...
    www.candytoyo.s...

    Anime Yorozuya
    2 Orchard Link #02-16C, *SCAPE
    Singapore 237978
    www.facebook.co...

    Fujiya Hobby
    People's Park Centre B1-36, 101 Upper Cross Street
    Singapore 058357
    www.facebook.co...
    www.fujiya.sg

    Dollz Inc
    3 Temasek Boulevard Suntec City Mall Tower 3 #03-358
    Singapore 038983
    www.facebook.co...
    Update: Physical store at Suntec closed on 3/6/18, but will be operating online on their FB page.

    Vincent Toy Collection
    China Square Central, 18 Cross Street #01-22
    Singapore 048423
    www.facebook.co...

    Past Time Collectable
    18 Cross Street #02-22 China Square Central
    Singapore 048423
    www.facebook.co...

    Hobby Atelier
    18 Cross Street, #02-24, China Square Central
    Singapore 048423
    www.facebook.co...

    Hobby Art Gallery
    91 Bencoolen St, Sunshine Plaza #01-44
    Singapore 189652
    www.facebook.co...
    hobbyartwebshop...

    Play-E
    Multiple locations
    www.facebook.co...
    play-e.com/

    Movie Replica
    Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road #07-12a/b, Singapore
    www.facebook.co...

    Orbe Station
    130 Jurong Gateway Road #04-229, Singapore
    www.orbestation...



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    Others

    Books Kinokuniya
    Multiple locations
    – Chain bookstore but also have been selling figures (mainly Nendoroids) and other merchandise, especially in the past 3 years. Also carry magazines and limited edition of manga that includes figures or OVA Blu-ray/DVDs. Examples include like Hobby Japan magazine, limited edition versions of Overlord, No Game No Life or Saekano light novels.
    www.facebook.co...
    www.facebook.co...
    singapore.kinok...

    Toy Outpost/Hako
    Multiple locations
    – Sister company of Simply Toys. Rents out little lockers/boxes for other merchants to sell their goods. Be cautious of the origin of figures/merchanise sold by indiviual merchants, as authenticity may not always be guaranteed for those.
    www.facebook.co...
    www.toyoutpost....

    Seimon-Cho
    Multiple locations
    – Official San-x retailer. Mainly character goods and stationery, also has some Banpresto and Sega figures.
    www.facebook.co...

    Battle Bunker SG
    Multiple locations
    – Retails a wide range of products, including card and board games, hobby supplies and other collectibles. Even have lockers for rent if you want somewhere to store your hobby supplies, especially if they take a lot of space.
    Also carries Ichiban Kuji products.
    www.facebook.co...

    Hobby Mate
    190 Middle Road, Fortune Centre #04-11
    Singapore 188979
    – Sells Model kits and midification parts, hobby tools, paint and other supplies
    www.facebook.co...

    Custom Workz Studio
    6001 Beach Rd, Golden Mile Tower
    Singapore 199589
    – Specialise figure customisation and also does repairs. Retails Tokusatsu toys other merchandise as well.
    www.facebook.co...

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    Hope this helps! ^^
  • CrescentNoob CollectorRegular Boarder
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    atunafish (8 months ago) #26751557Hi guys, how are you doing! I'm from Singapore too and is quite new to this hobby and community!

    While I was doing research on where to buy anime-related figures, I found this thread and saw some places that closed or moved weren't updated. So here is a list I made, sorry if I missed any shops ^^;

    hikaridranz's map from other thread club/314/discus... was really helpful and great for all the brick-and-mortar hobby-related shops, including western statues and goods. Thank you! \o/

    So below is a list of shops for people like me who are only interested in Japanese anime figures.
    Also did not include trading card, cosplay shops or any store likely to carry suspicious (bootleg) merchandise.

    Edit: Oops forgot to add P Bandai.
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    <Much List, Very Wow!>
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    Hope this helps! ^^

    Wow, that's quite a listing for someone who's just started! Well, your research would certainly help. Good to have people around to point out reliable stores and merch sources, among many that just sell them on the side and have no idea they are selling bootlegs.

    PS: Totally forgot Hobby Frontier was a thing. That shop usually sold at pretty reasonable prices. Sad to hear it's inactive now. :(
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  • atunafishRegular Boarder
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    Thank you! Was just trying to compare prices between stores and Amiami. And before I knew it, the list became like this ahaha.... ^^;; Since figures aren't cheap, bootlegs/unlicensed goods was a huge concern for me too.

    And yeah, heard good things about Hobby Frontier but they haven't been uploading new products for quite some time. They mentioned something about redesigning their website on their FB page a while back, but they just MIA-ed. Hope the local market is doing okay :(
  • atunafishRegular Boarder
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    Updated the list!

    Also, a number of toy shops have closed in the past few months:

    - Dollz Inc (closed their suntec store but will continue operations online)
    - Several PLAY-e outlets
    - At least 5 TOG shops (Bukit Panjang Plaza, Bedok Mall, Junction 8, Nex, Parkway Parade)
    - Hobby Point outlet at Jurong Safra

    These are just the ones I know, sorry if I missed out any ><
  • buttermilkRegular Boarder
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    I normally shop online @ AmiAmi (some prices can get crazy expensive though) and more locally through Toycoin. For Toycoin, I find it mostly reasonably priced, especially factoring in the figure price + shipping costs. Except for exclusives from Amakuni (which can be >$350 yikes), the rest are fine. They also deliver to your nearest MRT so it's pretty convenient! It's sad to see HobbyFrontier inactive since mid-2016 :(

    Physical stores tend to have a higher markup, especially conventions. They can charge >$30 for a figure. @atunafish has compiled a really good listing of all the stores too!
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