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Toronto model shops?

Discussion in 'General Figure Talk' started by tock24, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. tock24 Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Anyone know of decent model shops in Toronto and immediate area? Visiting soon and wouldnt mind a visit if worthwhile [figures/busts]
    BR
    Ian
  2. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    Hello Ian, when I visit family in Toronto I try to visit “Wheels and Wings” and “Hornet Hobbies”. The figure/bust pickings are slim but I have found a resin figure once in a while. Wheels and wings has a lot of styrene figures.
    -Gerald
  3. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Guys:

    Unfortunately, TO has fallen foul of the same fate as most cities (how was that for alliteration;)) . Ten years ago you would have had the choice of numerous hobby stores including one that was a dedicated figure store (The Sentry Box). There are several R/C hobby stores around but generally, other than a few Warhammer type stores (they appear to continue to do well) and Wings and Wheels, it's pretty much a wasteland. Dave Browne opted for retirement this past year closing the doors on Hornet Hobbies as well.

    Paul
  4. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    I am sorry to hear Hornet Hobbies closed. It was a great shop. My wife and I are planning a trip in October to Toronto and was planning to visit. Rats!
    -Gerald
  5. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    You're right. I've been friends with Dave since '88, travelling with him to Chicago annually since '91. He made the hobby a special place for me and him and his partner Trish always made people feel welcome coming into his store.
  6. Auggie Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    There's Panther Hobbies in Mississauga that has some figure sets/kits. The best that is still open is Carefree Hobbies in Oakville. Nic is a super guy and REALLY knows his stuff.
    Check him out for sure!

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