A great place for children and big kids to! From the latest James bond car to the yellow submarine Model zone stocks models of them all! They stock die cast Thomas the Tank engines, and aim to start people off collecting at an early age. More high tech are the mini-helicopters which are remote controlled, great fun to look at but frustrating to fly! More traditionally they also sell things to build and paint, i have never personally had the patience for this, but they do look great when completed! I'm reluctant to say this is a store for boys as anyone who likes cars or certain films would appreciate the nature of this store. The staff are friendly and know what they're selling having tested out any techinical bits first, they even have a remote controlled car which they claim is almost as fast as the real thing.. hmm! Price wise, i'm no expert but they seem ok, and even if it costs a little more at least you know you are buying from someone who is unlikely to sell you a totally unsuitable item!
Model Zone is located in the indoor Shopping Centre, Festival Place, Basingstoke. It is an attractive store from the outside and sells a wide variety of model kits, trains, fantasy figures, cars and they do sell some Thomas trains and a small selection of other Thomas toys for younger children. I would say though that this store mainly caters for older children or adults.
The staff are very friendly and helpful and it is a relaxing store to shop in and has a nice old fashioned feel to it.
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