Embrace your inner child.

    This toy shop located in Dongqu (East District) is stacked wall to wall with a unique selection of collectibles from around the globe, each handpicked by the legendary store owner and regular of the Taipei Toy Festival, Ren-shou Huang (Jen Huang).

    Toy fanatics descend here to feed on the best collection of American, Japanese, and a growing number of Taiwanese action figures, sculptures, and pop art that would even make George Lucas crack a smile. Boasting one of the most impressive curated collections of Star Wars, Marvel, BANDAI, and indie designer toys, Monster Taipei may not be the most glamorous shop on the block, but it has become a local staple in the Taiwanese figurine community. With a constantly rotating selection, special orders can be placed with Monster Taipei’s welcoming staff.

    Block off a couple of hours, you’re going to want to take it slow at Monster Taipei. Pace yourself, chances are you’ll end up wanting to buy the whole store, or at the very least several select items soon to be sold out forever.