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The Toy Collector

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90 Falsgrave Street | Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
643667784
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Return back to your childhood and favourite toys

We visited the Toy Collector and what a wonderful surprise. The owner is so kind and hospitable and... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
nevslife
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Left me amazed - and I will be back, again, and again, and again...

I was expecting couple of old toys, dusty, and scattered all over. What my wife and I, along with... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Sam R
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Redmond, Washington
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The Toy Collector is the display of 50years of collecting of a broad range of toys as possible. This isn't exactly a museum in that the toys are not all old and they aren't all in pristine condition since toys are meant to be played with. An eclectic collection of toys through the ages designed to put a smile on your face and remind you of childhood days of playing whether recent or very distant
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3 Mar 2018
“Return back to your childhood and favourite toys”
3 Jan 2018
“Left me amazed - and I will be back, again, and again, and again...”
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90 Falsgrave Street | Waltham, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We visited the Toy Collector and what a wonderful surprise. The owner is so kind and hospitable and the toy museum is one of the best I have experienced in this country. A wide range of New Zealand made as well as international toys going...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

I was expecting couple of old toys, dusty, and scattered all over. What my wife and I, along with our 3 and 6 year old daughters found, was simply a magical world. My girls were in awe, and for the first time ever (not even...More

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RFP2005, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thanks so much Sam for your kind words - we've tried hard to do this right and to give every toy the respect it deserves so it's always great to know people see that. Any I love all your suggestions for others - we have...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

a fantastically well presented collection of toys, and more, from several eras. there is just so much to look at, and the older you are, the more you will find. young children may not be so fascinated by the "old" stuff but the owners have...More

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RFP2005, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and that you found plenty to look at! We're trying to add more to keep the little ones entertained - it's a bit tough when most things are untouchable!

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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday morning and there was a very warm welcome. A great collection of toys, something for young and old. Enjoy nostalgia as you reminisce about the toys you played with as a child.

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RFP2005, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

So glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Fabulous displays of toy collections, all sorts of toys and ages, lots of cars! The working train set is a wonder - you can look at it for ages and see something new every time you turn your head. Lovely friendly staff have a nice...More

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RFP2005, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thanks for the kind words - we're so glad that you enjoyed everything and we look forward to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 28 May 2016

Saw this on Tripadvisor and wasn't sure what to expect, but thought we'd stop by. Was pleasantly surprised. It's a small museum (with more galleries opening soon) containing a huge collection of toys, both modern and from past generations. Was really entertaining to view them....More

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

A group of model collectors and partners called here as the final stop on a day of visiting private collections around the Canterbury area. It was well worth the stop and the owner was a friendly chap, who was happy to talk! Well laid out...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

Rocked up to this awesome Red Building with Robots on it didn't know what to expect...inside is an Aladdin's Cave of every Toy imaginable from Countries all over the world. The team there have put together and awesome display of Action Figures through to there...More

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TheToyCollector, Owner at The Toy Collector, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2016

So glad you liked it Nick - your a great judge of all things fun, collectable and memorable!! Hope to see you again soon.

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