Hamleys Is Now Open @ 1 Utama!

♫ THSK (東方神起) - Very Merry Christmas

If you've come across my preview post, you'll probably know that Hamleys has officially opened the doors to its Malaysian flagship store at 1 Utama today. ☆ (⌒▽⌒)☆


The pre-launch event was a pretty big affair attended by lots of media and guests. The Hamleys store is located at the 1st floor of 1 Utama's new wing (next to Parkson and formerly MPH Bookstores), so you can imagine how big it is!

The entrance to Hamleys
Once you step inside
I like this cute little bridge, haha!
Which way would you go first? ;)
Stepping inside the store, you'll probably be slightly overwhelmed by the size of the store and the sight of toy displays that seem to stretch into the distance (lol). Be prepared to spend at least a couple of hours inside just exploring the different sections and joining in the fun activities conducted by the friendly Hamleys staff. Before that, you might want to grab a shopping bag. XD

Grab a big red Hamleys bag for your shopping!
Come and Play!
There are lots of 'Come and Play!' areas dotted around the store, where friendly Hamleys staff will demonstrate the various toys to visitors. Join in, and you may be able to bring back a special gift from them! :)
Train tracks
There's also an area where children (and big kids lol) can play with the toys e.g. this toy train track setup.
Look at that pak cik happily testing out the racecar lol
Trains not your type? Well, maybe this racing area will pique your interest instead.

Art corner
Corner for baby and infant toys
What's a toy store without some adorable cuddly soft toys, eh? There's a cute little animal safari area with lots of animal soft toys, as well as a whole wall full of teddy bears!
Hamleys Gingerbread teddy
Animal (soft toy) safari!
Wall of bears. Literally.
Spending RM80 and above entitles you to purchase this super soft and furry Hamleys Gingerbread teddy bear at RM49 (usual price RM109). It's so soft and furry, even Hattie bear wants to bring one home!
Bring me home!
Can you count the number of teddy bears in this picture? XD

In the Boys section, you have...
The ever popular Transformers toys
Gundam (for the big kids haha!)
Marvel superheroes
NERF shooting range - definitely for the big kids!
A Hamleys favourite - air blaster!
There are lots more toys for boys, from building blocks to racecars and everything in between.
For the girls, you have...
My Little Pony
Barbie
Hello Kitty
Sylvanian Families
So cute omg
Fancy making some pretty desserts?
Disney Princess
There are so many other things that it's pretty impossible to take photos of them all. There's even a beauty section with kid-friendly makeup and nail polish. Even I'm tempted, okay? XD

You can take lots of pictures with the characters walking around the store too!
Hamley & Hattie bear
Upin & Ipin
Cute bunny from Sylvanian Families
Used my RM50 voucher to buy this Tokidoki x Sanrio plushie. I was just looking at it online the day before, and then I saw it at Hamleys, so I decided it was fate and bought it. (`∀´)Ψ *coughexcusescough*
Thank you Hamleys for the voucher! ^^
Cuteness overload! O(≧∇≦)O
 Of course, I didn't miss the opportunity to take some photos while at the event. (◕‿◕✿)

I, uh, don't know how to pose LOL
They are so cute and furry and fluffy omg

Furthermore, in conjunction with the toy shop's opening, you can see (and explore) for yourself a real London double-decker bus (shipped all the way from England!), which will be located at 1 Utama until Sunday (1 Dec 2013). It's the latest model, not the old-fashioned kind you see in movies lol.  
The London bus is really huge!
Wheeee~
Legit from London yo :P

Time to bring your kids out for some fresh air and the chance to play to their hearts content at the finest toy shop in the world! ;)


5 comments

Beautiful Things (Angie) said...

Okay something different from the usual toys r'us... :) I wanna go visit this place ...

Mr Lonely said...

wow, the interior design was almost same with the London shop~

Sherry said...

Due to tight budget I can't purchase Hamleys bear. But I have a good hugs in the store with the bear. :D hehe.. :D

Nadia Shrl said...

Oh...I did not manage to take a picture with the double decker bus outside of the Micheal Kors shop!
I actually was rushing to Hamleys with my kids instead!
Did take some pictures but did not see the rabbit & upin & ipin though.
It was such a fun & my kids were so excited upon visiting Hamleys.

LauraLeia said...

Angie: It's really fun! :P

Mr Lonely: Wow, so nice, you got to visit the London shop! I think they design the interior more or less the same, like IKEA? XD

Sherry: Hehehe yeah, the bears were so FLUFFYYYY

Nadia: Awww... :( The bus was really huge and modern! It's a really fun place eh? I bet weekends it'll be great to bring kids. :D