For a couple of years now I have been following the rise in popularity of "designer vinyl toys". These are small plastic toys that appeal to the big kids out there. They come in a varietyof sizes from keyring size to 12 inch tall. there have been a couple of shops in london that sell them for a while now but now I see Brighton has two shops that sell them as well.
One is Toy Life in the north Lanes. It has a nice selection as well as the odd exclusive. It has books and prints and the staff seem knowledgeable.
The other is down the bottom of Edward Street. It's name escapes me and it doesn't appear to have a website either.