*Toys With Memories Included

outside CBTWhile on one of my many trips to Victoria, BC with my girlfriend, I stumbled across the coolest window display I’ve ever seen! It was at Cherry Bomb Toys located in the ‘hip’ downtown neighbourhood, that there was a diorama of Jedi Knights taking on a group of zombies. I was super excited and immediately entered the store!

‘Sweet’, is the first word that came to mind when I stepped inside Cherry Bomb Toys! The owners just recently moved to a new location and just finished setting up a brand new diorama in the window! Besides the window display, Cherry Bomb Toys has got a ton of ‘vintage’ collectibles from all generations and genera. I noticed a lot of rare and ‘hard-to-find’ collectibles all around the store. Some I had, most I wanted! The Transformer triple-changer Blitzwing was one I especially wanted and of course Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. I was taking it all in when I noticed the Doctor Who Tardis (Police Box) sitting right there in front of me, and there was the Dailek over on the other side. There were treasures all around me, from the Predator Helmet to the Star Wars ‘X-Wing’ there was an over load in my brain!

cabinet_1Set in a very ‘vintage’ atmosphere, this massive store with amazing display cases and original ‘rough-brick’ walls really set this comic store apart from the rest with its’ character. The owners, Candace & Biagio Woodward are very passionate about collectibles and are super knowledgeable about new and ‘up-and-coming’ toy release dates. I easily spent an hour in awe at the many display cases housing a very impressive collection of Transformers. My girlfriend also enjoyed the amazing collection of Strawberry Shortcake dolls and the Teddy Ruxpin stuffed animals, for you see Cherry Bomb Toys is not just for ‘big boys’ it’s for everyone of all ages! They even had a couple of bins where we could get ‘hands-on’ with some of the toys we played with back when we were kids. My Blackstar action figure got a butt-whoopin from The Peculiar Purple Pieman of Porcupine Peak. Good times!

Cherry Bomb Toys has something for the child in all of us and the helpful staff can take your order, or even buy your vintage collectibles. The good folks at Cherry Bomb Toys are also writing a blog! Check it out and register for new toy release information and what’s happening at the store!