I'm actually Australian but my wife is Irish so that is where we live at the moment (In the South - Cork). The place is great and we love living there but not exactly a mecca for vintage and collectible toys... I make as many purchases out of the UK as I can, the toys are generally a bit more expensive but I make up for it in shipping savings.
I do hit up the boot sales here occassionally but mainly old wrestling figures and more recent action man nothing I'm too interested in.
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