Months ago, Dale shared with me the awesomeness of Toy Traders. He loved the place so much, and for good reason too, that he posted this awesome entry on his trip out there, complete with jaw dropping images.
I'd been meaning check it out for months but hadn't had a chance to go out there with hubby but Saturday, we decided to take a trip out to RC Pitstop who moved to a bigger, better spot a few years ago and have grown their shop quite dramatically from years ago when we met the then new owners as they started their business. There was supposed to be some racing going on in the parking lot of the shop and indeed, there was a bit of activity but since we were already out there, I convinced hubby to make a pit stop at Toy Traders and wow, are we ever happy we did.
Yes, Dale's pictures are awesome but you seriously can't begin to grasp the greatness of this shop until you're actually inside and wondering around constantly picking your jaw up off the floor.
Though it looks pretty inconspicuous from the outside, housed inside of this plain whitewash is a greatness of epic proportions. Huge dioramas of Star Wars, GI Joe and Transformers are only the beginning with a shop wall to wall full of both kids toys (new and used) and collectibles the likes of which you'll only ever see at collectors shows. Yes, this is the coolest collectors corner in the Lower Mainland. It is truly bad ass.
Here are a few images that I snapped under the radar (don't arrest me please!).
Thanks to Dale I also know that they take Canadian Tire Money. Only adds to the awesomeness.
If you're interested (and you should be) in checking out the goodness for yourself, you can do so at:
#150 – 19888 Langley Bypass [Google Map]
Langley, BC V3A 4Y1
And if you still want more, Snow Troopers have some more great pictures.