The word “toy” is a tricky subject. Although toys in general are technically sold in places like Toys”R”Us, the toys available in H5 are anything but. Coveted by serious collectors, these limited edition pieces are sold at high prices in galleries around the world, with their value continuing to skyrocket even after purchase.
H5 has garnered quite a lot of buzz and popularity since it first opened in September 2009-thanks in part to its cool collection of Nooka watches from New York. Nicknamed “The Science Lab” for its stark white interior, the store attracts toy fans from all walks of life. “I’ve met a big Kaws collector in his early 40s!” reveals H5 owner Tong Chee Wai.
Walk into the Lab and you’ll see a wide collection of limited edition toys including owner Chee Wai’s personal Kaws collection and his newest buy, a limited edition Karl Lagerfeld x Tokidoki figurine from Colette. H5 currently sells Michael Lau Urban Art Toys, but works by Malaysian artists will not be left out. Last month saw H5 collaborate with 20 young artists, who each customised their own NookaNooka mascot in celebration of H5’s new Black Lab pop-up store in Mid Valley Megamall.
Visit the H5 Facebook Fan Page for more. H5 is located at GF-27, Ground Floor Bangsar Village II, Bangsar, KL.