|Meet my new friend (｡･ω･｡) Isn't he adorable?|
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|
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! (✿ ♥‿♥)|
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|
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).
|It looks like this now...|
|...but I bet it'll look even more awesome than this!|