Monday, March 21, 2011

My Favorite Toy Shop - Nova Fontana




This is my favorite toy shop. None other than Nova Fontana. Long before Toy Kingdom and Toys R Us, it was here where all my (along with countless others) childhood toys from the 80's started. This is the Greenhills Shoppesville branch which i frequented every Saturdays along with my brother. Name the 80s or 90s toy and they have it. RCs, RPGs, GI Joe, Transformers, Dinoriders, COPS, MASK, Thundercats, Gobots, My Little Pony, Barbie, Japanese and Taiwan robots and figures, Visionaries and the list goes on and on.





















How i miss the facade. It was breathtaking for me going thru the glass displays even when i can't buy anything haha. Just seeing what's new every weekend made me drool.

10 comments:

swoopmaster said...

i think this one is everyone's fave toy shop buddy

Anonymous said...

This was my favorite toy store along with Ultra Noblia at the old Virra mall. ahhhh...fun times.

albert Jose said...

this is where i purchased my first airsoft gun.

albert Jose said...

this was my favorite store. my first bb was purchased here.

john said...

mayroon pa bang branch ang nova fontana na open? pls txt me 09238862226

Anonymous said...

OMG! this is so cool the old nova fontana...brings back a lot of childhood (toys) memories!seeing the pictures was really nostalgic Do they still have an existing store where you can buy old or used toys?

Wil said...

Thanks for sharing them pics! I'm from Pangasinan and am 37 years old now. While I've only visited the Nova Fontana Greenhills branch for the first time back in summer of 1994 ( my college days ), their branch that I frequented visiting was the one in Ali Mall back in the 80's whenever we visited Manila (since my Aunt's house is in Proj. 2 Q.C. which was nearer). Lego had always been my favorite toy growing up but I remember having visited and buying toys from Nova Fontana too back in the 80's - among them - The Flash and Hawkman from DC Comic's Super Powers toyline as well as The Falcon from Marvel Comics Secret Wars action figures from 1983 - 1984, a pair of Generation 1 autobots - Prowl and Hound from the Transformers back in Christmas of 1985 and 1986 respectively, The Phantom and his Skull Copter from the mid-80's Defenders of the Earth animated series sometime 1986, that Firecracker pick-up truck from the M.A.S.K cartoon around April of 1987, another pair of action figures - Hotwing and Moonstryker from the 80's animated series SilverHawks sometime late '88. I believe the last time I visited the Ali Mall branch was around 1989 when I bought a Jake Rockwell action figure from the 80's animated series The Centurions. Right now, I'm a parent of two kids and busy with a dental practice. In retrospect, I wish toys nowadays cost only just as much back then ( I think a single action figure nowadays costs P650 on the average compared to the P120 price tag back then! ) Talagang mas masarap maglaro 'nung bata ka pa! Anyhow, thanks again for sharing them pics and a quick stroll down memory lane. (",)

Anonymous said...

so many Transformers G1 toys here! if only ia have time machine, ill go back there and buy all those old TFs....

Megs said...

Is the store still open? I haven't been back to Virra mall for quite a long time now so I don't know.

works5 said...

Awesome! Nostalgia!! :)