So over the weekend, I had a lovely trip in LA and guess what I got? OH YEAH! TOYS!
So sexy... hahaha.
I got the first toy from SURU out in Los Angeles, CA. It's one of the older collections of Super7. It was designed by Brian Flynn under the series called, "GHOSTLAND." It features 5 different creatures of the robot world, and the one below is SIX-GUN. They range from 2.5" - 3". They normally are in blind boxes, so they are random, but I was able to choose which one I wanted. What a sweet deal! Haha.
The second today below was collected from the Toy Art Gallery aka TAG in Los Angeles, CA. Literally, down the street. Hahaha. It was designed by Buff Monster, but manufactured by Mindstyle. This is part of the series 2 and come in different designs and colors. This one is also a blind box, but I didn't get much of a choice due to a low quantity. Haha, but it's all good because I thought mine is dope. It is around 4" tall and I dropped $30 on it. It might be pricey, but I thought it was well worth it. Dem boobies dough. :)
SURU is one of those cool, hip stores out on Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles, CA that sells a bunch of different things, ranging from clothes to toys. They have a pretty dope selection of urban street wear, that you can easily end up picking something up. As for me, I prefer buying the toys and the art. They have some art prints hung on the left side of the store and a glass wall full of toys on shelves and shirts hung on on the ceiling that travel from one side of the store to the other. Pretty cool. If you don't know what I mean, look at the pictures below. Personally, I think their price range is kind of pricey, but it could just be me being cheap. Haha. Other than the price, I think this store is pretty cool because it gives off a chill vibe.
Once you see this in the window, you know you are at the right place. This, toy collectors, is GUNNZO, my favorite toy store in SD. It's quite a hard place to find because it's in a house. You will have to drive up the hill and realize that it's not in a regular store, but once you get there, you will realize why it's cool. Just look out for the Red house numbers.
Once you enter in, you will see a bunch of toys everywhere. The whole front section has cabinets and shelves of different sized toys from all different makers, from Mindstyle to Kidrobot. I love how there are a bunch of different toys, paintings, plushies, etc., especially the ones that are exclusive. Chica (still not sure if I spelled her name right, sorry!) is one of the nicest people I've ever met and she happens to own this wonderful store. She gave such a happy vibe that it made being there a lot more appreciable. Other than that, the pricing for their toys was quite fantastic. She even has her own private selection in the back that is in a separate shelf which was quite a sight. Check out the blind boxes that I picked up from there.
I'm most definitely coming back to this place next time I go back to San Diego. Thanks CHICA!