Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hamleys - The Finest Toy Shop in the World, Opening Soon at 1 Utama!

Meet my new friend (。・ω・。) Isn't he adorable?
Hamleys, the finest toy shop in the world, is opening it's first South East Asian flagship store at One Utama this month! .。;・+ヾ(♥◕ฺ∀◕ฺ)ノ゚:。・+

Edit: Check out my store tour of Hamleys here! :D


Hamleys’ rich history began with William Hamley, a Cornishman from Bodmin, England. In 1760, the first Hamleys store was opened in Holborn, London and in 1881, it was moved to Regent Street. With over 250 years of history, Hamleys is not only the finest, it's also the oldest toy shop in the world! Their flagship store in London has thousands of toys across 7 floors with over 40,000 different toys! ∑(O_O;)

Hamleys - then and now
The popularity of Hamleys toy shop, besides its wide array of toys for kids aged 9 months to 90 years (because seriously, who doesn't enjoy going into a toy shop where you can literally play for hours), is its concept that gives customers a fun and unique in-store experience. It's an interactive toy store where children (and adults) can play with the toys on display, and join in various fun activities organized by the store.



Mr Kim Manaf, one of the directors, explained that 'magical' would be used to describe Hamleys in one word. "Every day is a magical day at Hamleys and we want to keep our customers excited with the various activities, competitions, character and showbiz visits. By regularly visiting our Hamleys store, you’ll never miss any of the action!"

The directors with the Hamleys mascots
Come and meet Hamley bear and Hattie bear! (✿ ♥‿♥)
Hamleys is a toy store that wants its customers to have great memories with their family. By getting kids out of the house (and away from electronics), parents and children can have a fun, magical bonding time together. Imagine, you can race remote control cars on their special race track, and have a Nerf shooting contest at their Nerf shooting range! How cool is that! (¬‿¬)


Even the interior is designed for optimum fun, with bright cheery displays, music and various 'game zones' for you to try out the toys. (I hear there's a section just for water toys, ngehehe...) One thing you definitely gotta look out for is the super cute London double decker bus fixture in-store!

Hamleys bathtime :P
Hamleys will carry toys from brands such as Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, Nerf, Hotwheels, Max Steel, Disney Planes, Disney Princess, Megablocks, Sylvanian Families, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Baby Alive, Monster High, Barbie, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Playskool, Fisher Price, Furby, Leap Frog, Thomas & Friends, Tomica, Play-doh, Hornby, Hasbro, Upin&Ipin, and many more. In addition, they will also have exclusive Hamleys brand toys as well, with some that are super exclusive to Malaysia only!


There will also be a Party Room in the 1 Utama flagship store, where special events will be held. It can also be used to organize birthday parties too! (⌒▽⌒)


In conjunction with the opening of the first Hamleys flagship store in Malaysia, the first 500 shoppers will receive an Angry Birds card game worth RM 20.90. On the opening day, there will be Ben 10 character walkabout and free popcorn sampling. Opening offers include:
  • Purchase a Transformer Beast Hunter Deluxe (RM59.90) and receive a free Best Hunter Legion (RM24.90) 
  • Purchase a Playskool Step Start Walk & Ride (RM149.90) and receive a free Spiderman Vehicle (RM59.90). 
The Hamleys flagship store is located in Lot F319, 1st Floor, One Utama Shopping Center (New Wing, next to Parkson).

It looks like this now...
...but I bet it'll look even more awesome than this!
Special thanks to Bag of Love for the chance to know more about Hamleys! :)

8 comments:

Arisa Chow said...

must visit soon :D

Mr Lonely said...

i visited the UK shop and it seems quite nice~

Beautiful Things (Angie) said...

Woul like to go visit it.... :) i love toys... Haha

E-GUAZA KATE said...

hey! its a cute blog! i now following you! mind following me as well! thanks in advance!
http://www.unwindingmoments.com/

Xue Ren said...

wow! can't wait to visit this store then!!! looks unique! :D

Sakuranko said...

Oh really cute pics, looks like a nice store.
xx

LauraLeia said...

Arisa: Hehe yes! I think it'll be super fun!

Mr Lonely: Oooh, that must have been a great experience! ^^

Angie: Haha yeah! Definitely gotta visit just to see how awesome it is. XD

Kate: Thank you so much! :D Your blog is lovely too! :)

Xue Ren: Hehehe same here! I want to see the bear again, lol!

Sakuranko: Yes, I heard it's gonna be amazing! :)

Smartan Dad said...

Hi Laura, first visit and follow ur blog, nice and lovely blog!

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