As promised, here is my second and final report on my toy adventures in the Philippines. Specifically, this post focuses on the Greenhills Shopping Center in Manila. I give you the run-down on all the best shops and how to find them. Plus, you get to check out the kick-ass toys I spotted and picked up. Check it out!
MapAnother important detail to note, is that the shopping center is not a single uniform building, but really a series of interconnected edifices. Each with its own character, housing everything from cheap trinket souvenirs, to pricey goods. The key to finding the toys is, well it's to read this blog! Wandering around for hours like I did may also yield some results, hahaha!
The address above will have put you at the Promenade (top center), to get to the toys make your way across the "Steel Parking Area" (exactly what it sounds like) to the Shoppes Ville section. Here you will find about half a dozen toy stores on the third floor. Just find the central stair case (not escalators) and go to the third floor. The stair case is right next to the Payless Shoe Store, on the first floor. Head up that and you'll first hit the most well known shop, Great Toys Online.
Great Toys Online
Big Boys Toys
|Paint is decent, and joints tight.|
|Came with Batarang and Grappling Gun|
|Looks great with Legacy-Golden Age Batman|
Moving away from Shoppes Ville, you have absolutely got to hit up V-Mall. Here you will find what has to be the greatest concentration of top notch material you will ever see. I dare say it surpasses even the likes of In's Point and it's all in one shop, R Toys (2nd Floor). If you are into Marvel Legends, I HIGHLY recommend this shop. They have entire waves still MOC, rare loose figs., rare BAF's, and more! They also have every other toy line under the sun, a very nice shop overall. Please note though, they're not cheap. Although somewhat reasonable, they are fully aware of the value of their products. Something like $130 they wanted for ML Ares BAF (decent but not a steal).
V-Mall is home to a ton of great shops. I included pics of some favorites below. Note that they're all on multiple floors within this section of the mall, which is relatively small and simply requires riding up and down the escalators to get between shops. The corridor that houses R Toys, also has a model car shop and comic hero statue/bust shop. Also note, there is a very nicely stocked Toy Kingdom here (you can see it from the central court yard).
|Highly Recommended for American and Asian Toys|
Special Toy Center
|Gundam Model Kits Galore!|
|Got this in V-Mall, keepin it MOC for now.|