Toy Dept.

Best Toy Stores, June 2007

Adults might get more excited than the kids about the Toy Dept., a year-and-a-half-old find just east of Old Pasadena where the shelves are filled with favorites from their own childhood—Etch A Sketch, Sit ‘n Spin, Sea-Monkeys, Big Wheels, Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Matchbox cars, and View-Masters. Not everything is retro: You can go home with a $65 My Real Baby, for example, but why would you when there are potato guns, chattering windup teeth, and Mad Libs to be had? Plural noun, anyone?