One of the things that I don’t really talk about openly is the fact that I’m a toy collector. It started unintentionally when I won a Funko Pop at an event, and then grew the more Funko Pops were given to me. Eventually, I started buying them and started a real collection.
Last year, though, my whole life changed when my boyfriend introduced me to Hot Toys. So, Funko Pops aside, I started collecting 1/6 scale collectibles, as well. With that joy of new collectibles in my life, though, I also started experiencing toy-buying problems that I hadn’t experienced before. The collectibles I wanted were always so hard to find, and when I did find them, they’d be incredibly overpriced.
This figure, which I’ve wanted for a long time, was priced at Php14,000 in a store at Rockwell – and not even MISB (mint in sealed box), but BIB (back in box). Uh… how about no, thanks?
So, when I discovered that a new online store was created in the country that solved toy-buying problems like mine, I knew I had to check it out. Anotoys is an online shop dedicated to bring in the best toy collectibles in the country. Anotoys gives toy enthusiasts access to a wide array of collectibles from different brands, scales and characters, including exclusives and much-wanted items. Some of their brands include Hot Toys, Prime 1 Studio, Sideshow Collectibles, Cosbaby, Mexcotoyz, Comicave, ThreeZero Enterbay, Toyrs-Era, Weta Workshops, ThreeA, King Arts, Imaginarium Art, and Bandai.
Here are some of the cool collectibles that we saw on display at Anotoys’ display during this year’s ToyCon at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay:
I was absolutely overjoyed to discover that Anotoys not just had my most-wanted John Blake figure on-hand, they were actually selling it at a cheaper price than the one I had seen in Rockwell and it was MIB (mint in box), to boot! Obviously, I bought it right away.
My MIB John Blake in all of its glory!
You won’t have to worry about authenticity and legitimacy with Anotoys because they assure top quality and original branded items. They also offer different payment methods that will suit your budget best, including credit and debit card payments, Paypal, online banking through Paynamics, over-the-counter bank transactions, non-bank transactions (including Cebuana and Palawan), and cash on delivery.
Soon, they will also be offering Layaway and installment payments through BDO, so you can own your collectibles now and pay for them later! How convenient is that?
A lot of people ask me why I collect a fairly high-end line of toys. I think it’s because, as a child, I grew up with my dad who had huge figures of superheroes around the house. He always told me that these “toys” are an investment. Judging from the prices of his collection now, I have to agree wholeheartedly!
Besides, look at the details on this thing!
Anotoys knows that technology is an integral part of Filipinos, and they acknowledge that the Philippines deserves a legitimate website that will be devoted to bringing the best toy collectibles to the country.Aside from easy access and convenience, you won’t have to worry about the hassle of traffic, gasoline costs, parking costs and shopping woes, either.
Winter Soldier: Civil War is next on my list!
If your schedule won’t allow for pickups, you can get your collectibles delivered straight to your doorstep with Anotoys, as well. Knowing the importance and values of these collectibles, Anotoys ensures that they only partner with the best logistics companies, so that you receive your orders in pristine condition from its box to its contents.
How bad-ass is this?
Of course, preorders are also available on Anotoys. You can either join pre-existing preorders on the website or send an email for specific characters that you want. You can also register and join their mailing list to get updates on their upcoming promos, plus 5% off of your next purchase!