After a vacation of almost two weeks, it's no wonder the shop looks brand-new to me...there's a ton of new stuff in every corner! First, we have some long-awaited favorites back in stock: Japanese erasers (koalas, assorted food, and my favorite, hedgehogs), Scratch Art from Peter Pauper Press (if you don't know what this is, it's one of the few things that nearly everyone loves to play with here. It's black paper that you can "scratch away" and reveal colorful, sparkly paper beneath. Use the pictures in the book to guide your designs, or make your own!), new sticker books from Dover (great treats for only $1.50 a booklet), and more wind ups from California Creations, including those hard-to-find pod keychains.
For the older crowd, we have I <3 My Bike bike bells. We've been eying this line for a while, and we're very happy to now offer it to our customers. With the plethora of bike shops in Los Angeles, it's pretty clear that bicycles are a huge part of our city, and what better way to accessorize your bike than with a unique bike bell. It looks cool, has a vintage feel/sound to it, and is loud enough to warn pedestrians & other cyclists of your presence! For those of you already in the Halloween spirit (spirit, get it? ha!), we have a variety of skull accessories from Two's Company. More in the vein (vein, get it? ha..ehhh, i'll stop) of Dia de los Muertos than natural history museum, these accessories can be worn year-round and include rings, earrings, bracelets, and coin purses.
And last but not least (seriously, there is more!), we have back in stock two items from Ecotronic. The great thing about these toys is that they light up, make sound, and yet DO NOT NEED BATTERIES! Just crank them up and they work just like any battery-powered toy. We have the Eco Mic back, a great little play microphone that plays 'Pop Goes the Weasel', a few drum beats, and it projects your voice so you can hold a concert wherever you are! We also have the Eco Rocket, which lights up, and plays a countdown to launch as well as some pretty realistic blast-off sounds. Great fun for the future astronauts we see running around the shop everyday.
Okay, one more thing. A little birdie told me that another Lego shipment will be sometime next week :)