toy shopping in new york city

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  1. shunquan

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    Hi guys, will be heading over to NYC for a week or so, having never been in the states before, does anybody have any idea where I could find the following figs? (preferably cheap :)  )

    Marvel universe figs
    WWE mattel figs
    Mr potatohead figs
     
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    Cheap? not much, especially not at the Time Square Toys R' Us, it's huge, it's beautiful, and tons of toys. But a lot of them are marked up higher than normal TRUs, also the sales tax in NYC is like 8.3% so that doesn't help either
     
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    I still want to know where the underground mall ko sellers are? I still need alot of the g1 ko reissues.
     
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    a lot of the KO sellers that used to reside in Chinatown are now gone, the underground mall in Elizabeth Street is still there, but now much in the ways of KO G1 stuff.
     
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    Yes!!!!! Have Matrix Soul take you there like he took me. :D 
     
  6. Squee

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    You can check out Toy Tokyo. http://www.toytokyo.com/
    For comic shops you have St. Marks comics(a block away from Toy Tokyo) http://www.stmarkscomics.com/, Forbidden Planet which is near Union Square, Jim Hayleys Universe(near the Empire State building) Then you have Midtown comics. Theres one near Grand Central, and one near Time Square.

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Those places aren't cheap though :( 
     
  8. omega145

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    No cheap toy stores basically anywhere in NYC as others have said but good suggestions by others.
    Jim Hayleys Universe and Midtown comics are both good spots that i've been to but the prices are somewhat high but you might find some cool stuff there.
    Toys R Us is also huge but the prices are marked up as opposed to TRU not in the city but it is worth at least checking out with the cool dinosaur and ferris wheel.
     
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    Yea but you can find some nice gems. Especially at St. Marks and Toy Tokyo.
     

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