Saturday, April 27, 2013

Vegas Vinyl

*Please note, this post was written on and dated as a post for Saturday April 27, 2013, due to the fact that I had little to no wi-fi while staying in Las Vegas:(

On the Sunday of our prior Vegas trip, my husband and I were in search of new vinyl toys for our collection and really wanted to shop at Happy Panda Toys. We were so bummed to find that they were closed and made it a point to return this trip. After walking into The Arts Factory, it was super easy to spot Happy Panda Toys with its bright orange doors inviting you into the small, but well stocked space. Blind boxes and collectible designer toys from Kidrobot to RAJE , lined the well lit shelves. The selection of Pop Vinyl from Funko is incredible! The newest editions from Game of Thrones and Walking Dead were all in stock  My favorites would have to be the Sponge Bob and Rick Grimes figures. The store clerk was incredibly knowledgeable and helped Morgan pick out an amazing Mechawales toy made by Deep Fried Figures . It is the first collectible figure based on Hauke Scheer's popular Mechawale characters. 

We chatted about designer toys for a bit before heading next door to Hellpop!, a local comic book store. In addition to having a store packed from floor to ceiling with new and back edition comics, Hellpop! has a small selection of graphic novels and pop culture magazines. We purchased the latest Hi Fructose, Girls with Corpses and a graphic novel entitled Saga. Lucky for me, Bar + Bistro was just next door, because all the shopping had caused me to work up an appetite for something sweet to nosh on. The chocolate ganache lava cake with rice milk ice cream hit the spot and gave me energy to shop on! Hmmm, where to next? 

Bright and inviting front doors of Happy Panda toys


Las Vegas' first designer toy store 


Great Pop! selection with the latest releases 


Colorful vinyl everywhere

 Entrance to Hellpop Comics


Love this unique table at Bar +Bistro 

Chocolate ganache lava cake with rice milk ice cream 



Funky hamburger art at Bar + Bistro

Thank you for reading about today's mini adventure! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend:)