07 Mar '11, 8am

Cartoon Madness - Tintin in Singapour...

Cartoon Madness - Tintin in Singapour...

Nestled among a row of Chinatown shophouses is an unlikely tenant: a shop dedicated to a young Belgian reporter called Tintin. Since the opening of The Tintin Shop last December, Tintin fans have been bowled over by a wide array of memorabilia, ranging from comic books to rare figurines and a quirky growth chart called As Tall As Tintin. Serious collectors are willing to fork out as much as $1,408 for limited-edition Tintin figurines that are no longer in production. When my paper asked Mr Gabriel Tan - one of the shop's three owners, and who began reading The Adventures Of Tintin by Belgian artist Georges Remi from around age seven - to pinpoint his top-selling item, he had a hard time doing so. Many popular items sell out quickly, said the 24-year-old, adding that "we didn't expect stocks to sell out so fast. Now our order list runs into pages". The speciality store is a...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Singapore/Story/...

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