Join us May 30 for our new London store's Grand Opening Celebration!

London Store Grand Opening May 30, 2015

We can hardly contain our excitement! Opening a location in a new city is a big, big deal and London feels like an especially important milestone for us. So we thought, why not throw a party to mark the occasion?

You're invited: Come to our Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, May 30!

Planning is in full swing for all the great prizes and giveaways we'll have in store all day long, as well as the demonstrations we'll host. Watch this post for updates, as well as our Facebook page and Twitter feed for more details.

It's going to be a lot of fun, so mark your calendars — and if you have friends near London, be sure to let them know! 

You can find our new London location at 705 Wonderland Road North, right next to Costco. 

UPDATE — Now with over $1200 worth of raffle prizes!

Our store will be open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., as usual, with our Grand Opening Celebration fesitivities starting now at 10:00 a.m. (new time!).

Short demos will occur throughout the day, plus other fun activities and prizes.


  • 10 — Juggling, magic tricks and more with amazing entertainer Drew Ripley
  • 11:30 a.m. — Rubik's Cube demo with Eric Limeback, a top Canadian "speedcuber" competitor
  • 1 p.m. — Marshmallow Shooters!
  • RC Helicoptors, slot cars and board game demos, including Labrynth and "Bugs in the Kitchen" with HEXBUG nano

All Day Activities

  • Temporary tattoos
  • Popsicles
  • Giveaways — More than a hundred items from Playmobil, Breyer, Plasma Car and Carrera
  • NEW Kids Playstations — Hape pretend kitchen, Calico Critters activity table, Thomas & Friends activity table, Aqua Beads, and Melissa & Doug Mess-Free Glitter

NEW Raffle Prizes!

Enter your name to win one of these fabulous prizes — more than $1200 worth of amazing hobbies and toys are avaiable to be won!


  • Elefant WWII German heavy tank, 1/35 ($80.99)
  • Somua S35 WWI French cavalry tank, 1/35 ($71.99)
  • F-16 CJ Block 50 Fighting Falcon w/ full equpiment, 1/72 ($48.99)
  • Panzerkampfwagon IV Ausf.H German tank, 1/48 ($35.99)
  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL with movable gull wing doors, 1/24 ($71.99)
  • Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R, 1/24 ($59.99)
  • Porsche Turbo RSR Type 934, 1/24 (56.99)


  • LiteHawk Boost 4WD ($119.99)
  • LiteHawk High Roller ($79.99)
  • LiteHawk Mini High Roller ($49.99)
  • LiteHawk Gobi 2WD ($129.99)

Kids Toys and Crafts

  • Smart Map Happyville Play Mat ($29.99)
  • Kidoozie Super Skipper ($41.99)
  • Kidoozie Pop Up Theatre Tent ($33.99)
  • Kidoozie Royal Princess Playhouse ($34.99)
  • Kidoozie Creativity for Kids, Decorate your own Sunnies ($26.99)
  • Kidoozie Creativity for Little Kids Finger Paint Set ($31.99)
  • Kidoozie Creativity for Kids Duct Tape Dragsters ($22.99)

Science Kit

  • Water Rocket ($24.99)

Construction Kit

  • Magformers XL Cruisers ($66.99)


  • Eiffel Tower 3D Metal model kit ($14.99)
  • Heye “Fairy Tale” 1500 pc puzzle ($39.99)
  • Heye “The World” 3000 pc puzzle ($68.99)


Written By: Cheryl Flood
Cheryl Flood

After 10 years as a hobby wholesaler, Cheryl decided to open Hobby and Toy Central to engage closer with the kid in all of us, developing minds, talent and promoting some good old fashion fun! Cheryl is known for finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list in minutes. 

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