524 South King St.
Seattle, WA 98104
International Model Toys is located in downtown Seattle and carries a wide variety of hobby products. This store carries many car and motorcycle kits, and model building tools/paints. Other products carried by the store include resin kits, gundam kits and collectible figures. They also sell a wide variety of anime paraphernalia and games. Their staff is friendly and helpful, focusing on great customer service.
12615 Renton Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98178
Skyway Model Shop is located on the south end of Seattle. The shop specializes in plastic models of all kinds. They carry the largest selection of plastic models in Western Washington, including all the tools and paints needed to complete projects. All of the staff are plastic model builders and are very knowledgeable in the products. They share information on model clubs and events.
19332 60th Ave. W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Galaxy Hobby is located in James Village at the intersection of 196th St. and Hwy. 99 in Lynnwood. It is a full hobby shop, carrying many brand name products. The staff is knowledgeable about the features of the products, and help customers pick out the right one for their needs. The shop carries remote control planes, helicopters and quad-copters, as well as parts and upgrades for their products. Other items they stock include models and all the tools/paint needed to complete the project, how-to books and stone polishing machines. Customer service is number one with the staff.
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10011 Lakeview Ave. S. W.
Lakewood, WA 98499
Fantasy World Hobbies is located just south of Tacoma, and is a family-owned business. This south-end store is one of the oldest in the area. The store opened in 1979 and continues to serve the Tacoma/Lakewood area. They specialize in slot cars, tracks, accessories, sets and parts. The staff is knowledgeable about set-up of new tracks, clubs and technical information. The store carries other hobby products, tools and toys. They focus on customer service, and expert information.
3813 N. 26th St.
Tacoma, WA 98407
Tacoma Trains & Hobbies started as an online-only business and opened its storefront in 1994. Currently, the store is located in the Proctor District. This small business focuses 80 percent of its retail space on trains. Plastic models, Pinewood Derby and rockets make up most of the rest of their product line. This is the place to go for model trains and all the extras that go with the hobby. The staff is fully knowledgeable about the products sold in the store, and focus on customer service.