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PLANET SABRETRON'S

TOY DEALER GUIDE

As all Transformers collectors know, not all Transformers are released for retail sale in Australia. Many of them are exclusively sold overseas, particularly Japan. By far, the cheapest way to obtain overseas figures is through friends and contacts. But even then, there are times that you might need to rely on a toy dealer. Here is a quick guide to several toy dealers that I have dealt with and how I rate them.

BIG BAD TOY STORE

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com

A well established toy dealership in the United States. They stock a good selection of Transformers from the US, Japan and sometimes from Korea. Very expensive, but impeccable service if you feel like paying for it.

 

FIGURES DIRECT

http://www.figuresdirect.com.au

Figures Direct Action Figure Online Store

PO Box 2028

Kardinya WA 6163

Ph: 0416-066-230

An online dealership based in WA. Their prices aren't cheap and their postal service is poor.

 

E-HOBBY

http://www.e-hobby.co.jp

Baatowan Co., Ltd Head Office

Horizon One 8F

Shinjuku-ku Nishiwaseda 3-30-16

Tokyo-to 169-0051 JAPAN

Ph: +81-3-3205-8905

Fax: +81-3-3205-8925

e-Hobby Shop Distribution Centre

Yashio-shi Ukizuka #947

Saitama-ken 340-0835

 

Ph/Fax: +81-48-994-0070

 

A well reputed online dealership located in Japan. They deal with Transformers released by both Takara and Hasbro. They also produce exclusive Transformer repaints that can only be purchased or won through them. Some of these repaints are based on characters created by renowned Transfan Ichikawa Hirofumi. Although their release schedule can sometimes be delayed, their prices are cheap and their service is reliable. Customers also get placed into draws to win great prizes!

e-Hobby only ships domestically.

HOBBY LINK JAPAN

http://www.hlj.com

Hobby Link Japan Ltd.

Tatebayashi-shi Nishitakane-cho 43-6

Gunma-ken 374-0075

Fax: +81-276-80-3067

Based in Gunma, a prefecture renowned for its snow monkeys, comes Hobby Link Japan which offers Japanese Transformers to all foreign devils! HLJ's service is very good and they ship internationally, but not via snow-monkeys.

SIKCOW TOYS

http://www.sikcowtoys.com

Sikcow Toys

Upstairs 3/57-59 Main Street

Blacktown NSW 2148

Ph: +61-2-9676-6344

Fax: +61 (0433) 117791

Mob: 0416-344-433

A dedicated dealership run by a collector for collectors. Friendly and professional service and very competitive prices! Flat rate of only $9.50 for shipping anywhere within Australia.

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