ScruffyLookingNH wrote:A (very) recent purchase caused me to look into a toy shop called Dominos in Leicester. It sounds like it was an absolutely amazing toyshop in it's day. Any forum members (looking at you, Laurence Dyer!) remember it or been there? Trying to get in touch with Steve Sansom who took it over from his father, Leonard, in the later 90s.
It went from being named the best independent toy retailer in Britain in 2011 to full closure in 2013. It opened up again in Fenwicks in Leicester in Feb 2015 but within 3 months closed it's doors again. Another victim of the high street collapse it seems.
A brief new report on it:
http://www.itv.com/news/central/story/2 ... noes-toys/
The price label that prompted the interest. It must have been sold within the first year of trading as they didn't open their doors until 1983:
ScruffyLookingNH wrote:lejackal wrote:http://starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27385
It only occurred to me to search the forum after posting this up
ScruffyLookingNH wrote:Did you make it to the brief period they reopened at Fenwicks?
laurencedyer wrote:Dominoes was the toy shop in Leicester in the eighties.
I actually don't remember what figures I had or bought from my childhood but what I do recollect is they came from Dominoes.
Every week my mum would take me and my brother there with our pocket money and we would get a new figure.
The shop was a marvel only bettered by Mr Magorium's magic emporium!!!
It's main entrance was on the High Street and it had three floors to the main shop, what was on each floor during my childhood I couldn't tell you, maybe my mum and dad could tell me if you really needed to know.
As you walked in the door there was a level / room to the left that dropped down a step full of display cabinets, I assume for die cast and Warhammer type toys.
The first floor had a train track suspended from the ceiling running around the main shop and across the back of the till area, that was one of its attractions.
If you walked through to the end of the first floor there was another room in the back of that , Through that room there was yet another room / shop to the left that had an entrance out to Carts lane.
The Carts Lane side of the store had the main floor and there was steps that you could go down to a cellar room that was full of arts and crafts.
I actually tried to contact Steve Sansom a few years ago just after the closure of the store at Fenwicks but to no avail, Good luck and I hope you can get in touch with him Simon.
What I do have from Dominoes which for me personally I consider quite a cool part of history is a couple of there old display cabinets.
There is a single size cabinet in my front room and a double sixed cabinet in the Star Wars room.
Most of these item's are no longer with me any more
Single cabinet image then half of the double sized cabinet image.
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