Sometime last year I was at the Metrowalk in Pasig looking for new DVD titles when I decided to drop by this small shop called ‘Anime Eztazion‘ which was once managed by Eric who also happens to sell anime (and hentai) DVDs and several VCDs as well. Today the shop is being supervised by Alma since Eric went to the states about two years ago and now the once small shop that sold Japanese anime and live action flicks has now added toys (sealed and loose items) to their list of items up for sale and as soon as I found out about it I just had to check them out for myself.
There’s this small box filled with various toys lying on the floor and I asked Alma what were those. She told me that the items are for sale and everything that I see inside are all priced at Php 20 (roughly $0.45 t0 $0.50) each, regardless of the size. I took the box and started rummaging for toys that might be worth considered a good find. For about 10 to 15 minutes of thorough searching, I ended up with three items that I immediately purchased before calling it a day and went straight home to have them dusted off and cleaned. These are two robot figures and an iconic video game character.
First in line is ROBOT from DreamWorks Animation‘s “Monsters vs. Aliens“, from the looks of it this might have come from the McDonald’s Happy Meal series when the movie debuted here in the Philippines some years back.
The second item is B.E.N. (Bio-Electronic Navigator) from the Disney movie “Treasure Planet“, I was having a hard time to make it stand on its own when I was positioning the toy inside my light box. To make it stable, I used a small piece of styro as its base and attached it with thin double-sided tape.
And lastly, Nintendo‘s iconic video game character Mario of Super Mario Brothers fame… I guess this was the best find I had that day since Mario figures are somewhat pricey and hard to come by when they go on sale. And finding one in a pile of bargain toys for only Php 20 is a steal indeed.
Indeed you get to find real nifty items at the most unexpected places, and surely the small toy shops at Metrowalk can be your other best alternative when it comes to toys sold as loose items, and who knows, you might end up getting a rare find that the other shops don’t have. ‘Till next time, happy toy hunting!