A friend and gamer Simon (or PsyM0nkey as he is affectionately known) likes, nay, loves vinyl toys. Simon has been keen on the vinyl toy scene since early 2008 and I’ve had a few chats with him about a project close to his heart. I was extremely happy when he told me it was slowly (but surely) being realized, and now I’m delighted to tell you that he has opened up a new online store dedicated to these awesome designer toys.

Calling it Vinyl Destination, Simon not only stocks vinyl toys from local designer KRONK, but a range of toy art from overseas including the latest Dunny Fatale series, the Lunartik in a Tea Cup range, and Joe Ledbetter figures.

To celebrate the store launch, Vinyl Destination is running a competition where you can stand a chance to win some great prizes – a Lunartik Tea Cup signed by Matt J0nes, limited edition Coarse Jaws key-chains, and vouchers for the store. Find the competition details after the jump.

To stand a chance of winning, head to the Vinyl Destination and sign up as a customer – you’ll be added to the mailing list so they can notify you of all the latest updates and new stock received. You can also increase your chances of winning by both following them on Twitter, and becoming their fan on Facebook. They’ll pool all the names across the 3 sites and pick the winning names from there. Pretty easy right? So get to it! The competition ends on April 30th.

I have the utmost respect for people who tired of working for someone else and start up their own businesses. I’m not brave enough to do it so I tip my hat to Simon for giving it a go. All the very best to you my friend, and to Vinyl Destination!