Every time I visit Hong Kong, I will visit Mong Kok because I love the vibes of the whole shopping district. And every visit to Mong Kok cannot do without a visit to these four toy malls. I recommend these places to any toy collector or lover from anywhere in the world. All of these places start to come alive at 3-4pm right through to 10pm every evening. Most are closed before 3pm.
This mall has 2 floors dedicated to toy shops. And what many of the retailers specialize in here are old Made in Japan toys. Your Godzilla and friends, Ultraman and friends, Astroboy, Tetsujin 28, Kamen Rider and much more. This is where you must go to complete your Godzilla monster collection, with some shops carrying very rare show exclusives. A few shops have quite comprehensive Lego collections.
CTMA Centre ToyMart
There are not a lot of toy shops here, but two will grab attention. They sell contemporary premium figure toys like Hot Toys Avengers and other high quality and equally high priced toys.
Yan On Building
This is more of an area rather than the building itself. In Yan On Building Block A, you will find several model shops and a whole lot of realistic looking airsoft gun shops. This area is best known for the military model shops, as well as Gundam model shops and supplies. There are several model shops outside the building along Kwong Wah Street that are definitely worth visiting. Plastic model kits are very reasonably priced in these shops.
Richmond Shopping Arcade
This building is further away from the other three locations on Argyle Street. In’s Point has many posters and signs featuring toys on the ground floor, and CTMA Centre has a big neon ToyMart sign at street level. The shops around Yan On Building are all at street level too. The problem with Richmond Shopping Arcade is that there are no signs showing what is on offer in the building on the ground floor. If you do not know about this building, you can easily pass it by. Look for the big 111 sign when you are at the junction of Argyle Street and Sai Yee Street.
Upstairs is three floors of toy shops. Richmond Shopping Arcade probably has the least specialised shops. They sell all sorts of mass market toys, from Gachaphon collections, 12″ military figures to a whole lot of Chinese bootleg Minifigs. It is worth a look in just for the variety on offer.
Watch the video to see some of the cool stuff on offer.