About us

Established in Shanklin in 1955 Toymaster Isle of Wight began as The Sports and Model Shop. Back then sports, like model making was considered a hobby. And as such it was not unusual to be grouped together in a single shop. In fact our Ryde branch 'Sports & Toymaster' still trades in this way.

In 1994 we became a member of the Toymaster buying group enabling us to give our customers even more competitive prices. We are proud to be the oldest and largest independent toyshop on the Island. As a family business since the 1950's we strive to ensure our customers feel they are getting not only competitive prices but also expertise and knowledge rarely found nowadays in corporate chains.

We stock a wide range of major toy brands, games, puzzles, model making and equipment including Games Workshop & Hornby, Peco & Graham Farish railways. As well as radio controlled aeroplanes and cars.

Whether it is Monopoly or Scrabble, Sylvanian Families or Lego, you will find those hard to find, sold out items here, either online or in our 3 shops in Union Street Ryde and Regent Street Shanklin. We look forward to welcoming you!