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Terrement Inactive Member30 Dec 2015 8:50 a.m. PST


cavcrazy30 Dec 2015 9:10 a.m. PST

Brookhurst Hobbies is not too far from Disneyland as I recall. A great shop, very nice guys there.

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member30 Dec 2015 9:30 a.m. PST

little shop of magic is in las vegas

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Dec 2015 9:33 a.m. PST

You wil need an hour at least for brookhurst. they have a LOT of stuff! Including of course the hwole Peter Pig range. Some nights they have games too if you are around at those times.


Gone Fishing30 Dec 2015 10:05 a.m. PST

Another vote for Brookhurst. It will not disappoint.

TMPWargamerabbit30 Dec 2015 10:09 a.m. PST

Look up St Crispin's group on Meetup. They have gaming in Anaheim. Second weekend every month Friday and Saturdays plus other events. Brookhurst Hobbies another vote….

St Crispins link:

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut30 Dec 2015 10:41 a.m. PST

Las Vegas has Little Shop of Magic and Empire Games, as well as dozens of comic shops that also carry gaming stuff.

Also a few TMPers.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2015 10:42 a.m. PST

Brookhurst hobbies is bursting at the seams with wargaming goodness. The Little shop of magic is the best hobby store in Vegas but most of their stuff caters to the fantasy and Games workshop crowd.

Personal logo aegiscg47 Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2015 12:01 p.m. PST

Having held up up Brookhurst as kind of a Mecca of gaming for decades, I went in there this summer and I think the luster has worn off. The gaming stuff is all over the place, not much is organized, things are laying in giant stacks on the counters, and pretty much there's no rhyme or reason to anything. While this was quaint for a long time and gives it the "explore to find hidden gems" feel to some, it was kind of an annoyance to me. I left there with the impression that I'll order from them, but visiting is kind of a waste of time anymore.

Early morning writer Inactive Member30 Dec 2015 11:42 p.m. PST

I, too, recently visited Brookhurst – September. And, yes, the "Aladdin's Cave" experience it was on my first visit many, many years ago just wasn't there. But I'd say it was much better organized than it used to be and no doubt catering to the customer's that keep the doors open. So, yeah historical miniatures don't have pride of place in the front of the store. But they do dominate the room to the right of the front door in a very big way. I was disappointed but only because they didn't have much in the way of 15 mm of interest on my visit (have far too much to find things of interest but always hoping).

But there later sale pulled some coin out of my pocket and the grand man, Larry himself, took great care of me. Did make some buys on the visit but was hoping to get a lot more – and would have if they'd had certain building as stock items.

So, if Anaheim is visited by a war gamer, by all means, Brookhurst is required. Maybe twenty minutes from D-land and very near lots of asian cuisine restaurants.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2015 12:08 a.m. PST

Brookhurst Hobbies is a must. Pegasus Hobbies in Montclair is also wonderful, it is the best source for plastic 1/72nd scale figures, but a bit farther away.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
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Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2015 10:29 a.m. PST

Glad to hear Brookhurst is still around. Always liked that place.

HidaSeku31 Dec 2015 10:40 a.m. PST

Both Brookhurst Hobbies and Pegasus Hobbies are great spots.

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