HobbyTown USA (Virginia Beach) – Shop Report

A long-time presence in the local area hobby scene, the Virginia Beach HobbyTown USA store is a fixture in the Southside modelling community. Based on experience, not all HT-USA franchises are equal so it is fortunate that “our” store is so well equipped with a wide array of supplies and inventory, making it one of the better storefronts in the nation. Sited in the Loehman’s Plaza shopping center on Virginia Beach Boulevard, it is relatively convenient for most folks from Norfolk, VA Beach, Chesapeake and Portsmouth. Besides the regular stock, special orders can be made by the friendly staff which is fairly knowledgeable about nearly everything they carry. Two large wall display cases have been allocated to the TAMS & HRSM club promotional displays, while other cases throughout the store highlight the work of local hobbyists. Besides the R/C and scale modeling products, the model railroading, rocketry, kite, coin collecting and war gaming enthusiasts are well served. To the rear of the store is a large activity room with a slot car racing track and facility for gaming ‘terrain’ and work tables. For the youngest, various educational ‘toys’ are catered along with a selection of diecast vehicles. The pictures below illustrate the scope of the store’s coverage of the various hobby interests.
The store’s management has stayed supportive and engaged with all the local organized groups, maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship with the community. (Store contact & hours info is at bottom.)
HTUSA_back wall logo HTUSA_RC products counter HTUSA_overview from front

HTUSA_sample train layout

HTUSA_some railroading product displays

HTUSA_railroading accessories aisle

HTUSA_railroading accessories n mags
HTUSA_Club display cases across frm models

HTUSA_books mags n ship kits

HTUSA_wood n plastic raw materials

HTUSA_wood kits n sci fy models

HTUSA_model kit aisle looking fwd

HTUSA_Novice kits shelf

HTUSA_Gundam kits n edu-crafts

HTUSA_RC car shell inventory

HTUSA_RC kits n accessories

HTUSA_RC gear n supplies

HTUSA_gaming products

HTUSA_gaming paints n tools store center

HTUSA_tools n supplies aisle

HTUSA_paints n tools looking fwd

Activity Room

Activity Room

Store specifics are:
Address: 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd #196 Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Hours (EST): M-F: 10-8pm; Sat: 10-6pm; Sun: 12-5pm
Phone: (757) 306-4760
website: http://www.hobbytown.com/Virginia_Beach-VA/
email: htuvirginiabeach@aol.com

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One Response to HobbyTown USA (Virginia Beach) – Shop Report

  1. Herb Gill says:

    As a modeler with a variety of interests, this is the go-to place for my needs. It doesn’t matter if I am looking for model cars, n-scale trains, or gliders, Hobby town has it, or can get it. They take the time to listen to questions or just chat, they are there for me. Their biggest interest seems to be R/C, which I am not into, but I never feel ignored.

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