I just came to town! Yes, HK is it.If you can come across this old post of mine HK Family Computer this is actually the motherland.
As far as i have researched, HK probably is not really a good place to dig retro gaming stuff. Very few items can be found and not cheap (well atleast for me).
One of the most common shops that came out when i browsed the internet was the TOYZONE 16. The shops in town are kind off hidden because you can see them on places inside commercial buildings which are relatively small, they are not publicly displayed or something that you can pass by the road. I guess that right there is a good indication that retro gaming scene is really not large around. I wonder really, considering the fact that famous consoles had HONGKONG versions and most retro gaming hardware were made in HK.
Anyways, here is a very short guide for anyone that is planning to go to toy zone 16 Hongkong, someone might want to take a peek while on a vacation: I came from Mongkok so i will just start the guide from a MTR (subway train system in HK) which anybody can go.
First ride the MTR Line which will pass the Shim Tsa Tsui Station, that most probably is the line going to Central station.
Take off from the train at Shim Tsa Tsui Station and then take the Star ferry exit and take the foot bridge just right off the exit. Just follow were most people go and you wont have any problems.
You need to walk for about a minute or so and then you will see this
It is the ferry entrance that says "to central" ( you can actually ride the MTR straight to the Central station but, if you are a tourist on the town , might as well ride this ferry for experience)
you wont get lost . Even the stairs have the sign that says "to central" . Hong kong is generally tourist friendly. The secret is to always read the sign, they are everywhere and very visible.
You need to prepare 2HK Dollars only! for the ride. and 2.20 i think during weekends and holidays.
Get a token pass, you can see token machines just on the side.
You will insert the token just right at the machine before entering the boarding station.
Its a very short but nice ferry ride. You will see buildings and other commercial establishments from the ferry. I have been to the ferry both day and night time, id say the view is better during nights because of the fancy lights,and if you happen to go at around 8pm, there is a light show.
When you go down the ferry, just walk towards the exit and find yourself on any of the many Tram cart stops just at the main road. You can easily find them by looking just above the road, when you see cables hanging above, that means Trams pass by that road.
Ride a Tram cart that has the sign that says "causeway bay". You can see the sign board just right at front of the train
Go down on Sugar st. Its a very small street,you should have no problem locating "causeway commercial building" . When you enter the building you will see this on the left wall.
Take the lift and go to 16th floor. When you alight the lift, you will see this ultraman action figure! Welcome! I think the store opens around 12noon so..
I think the store actually specializes on action figures , die cast and the likes, not retro gaming stuff. But, yea they have quite a few number that is available, mostly Japanese retro gaming items though.
The price is not cheap but quite fair i guess.That's atleast from my standpoint. Some might find it cheap and others just okay.
They have on this shelf , Cd's , cartridges for Pc engine, Megadrive, Neo geo pocket, Mega cd, and stuff like that.
Mostly Japanese stuff. Sure thing. Did not find any western stuff as far as i am concerned.
Just right beside it is the table top and handheld section. I was expecting to see, HK versions of consoles and some cartridges but i guess they were not there or i just did not see.
I saw some Game and watch , some obscure Japanese handheld stuff though.
I was kind of curious that they had no consoles until i saw some boxes above the cabins.
Not HK versions but a mint boxed sega megadrive 2 with a sega mega cd 2 and a pc fx. Niceee!
The megadrive 2
Oh how i wish they had it on sale so i can purchase! I think the Mega drive 2 and the Sega mega cd 2 is at 1500HK Dollars. I think its a pretty good price.