Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

See, we aren't kidding!  And what you most likely can't make out from this photo is the huge amount of Thomas the Tank Engine trains and sets we have in stock just waiting to be wrapped and enjoyed by a locomotive enthusiast.

Sooooo, in case you haven't noticed, not only does is look a lot like Christmas, in little over a week it will be Christmas.  We've been noticing that a lot of customers have been coming to us for those very basic, classic, everyone-should-have-one toys that the bigger shops are out of (I'm looking at you, Target).  I'm talking Slinkys, Magic 8 Balls, Mr. Potato Head, Play-Doh, Balsa-Wood Planes, Jump Ropes, etc, etc, all of which we currently have.  These toys make great stocking stuffers and are always a hit with both parents and kids.  For a bigger classic toy, we have Classic Fisher Price Toys, such as the Two-Tone TV, that just about everyone we've talked with had when they were a kid.  We also have an enormous selection of board games.  Just to give you an idea, we have Mouse Trap (another hard to find game), Connect 4, Monopoly, Guess Who?, Chinese Checkers, Cribbage and Dominoes, 4 Player Mancala (which I still need to buy for myself), Apples to Apples, Risk, and waaaaay more.  I can't name them all, but we have a nice variety of ThinkFun Games (Chocolate Fix, Pathwords, Cartoon It, Zingo) which are great for those of you who love solving puzzles and/or want a 1-player only game.  We also have Blue Orange Games, again, one of our favorite companies, which include Spot It, Tell Tale, Trigger (all perfect stocking stuffers), as well as some games for the below 5 set that are fun for the whole family (and are made from wood, so if you're avoiding plastics, consider these!).  And of course, Lego Games, which doubles both as a building toy and a game, so you've got the best of both worlds!

Speaking of Lego, with the exception of a few backorders that may or may not come in this month, that's it for our Lego Shipments til March.  Lego has very strict guidelines regarding when we place orders, hence why the long break in between shipments.  But don't worry, we still have tons in stock, including Alien Conquest (my personal favorite), Star Wars, Harry Potter, and more!  Be sure to grab them now before they are gone, since they do have a tendency to sell out this time of year.

Oh, and guess what else we have a ton of?  BEYBLADES!!!!!!!!!!!!!  We just received a shipment in, and we have (hopefully) enough to get us through the holidays.  These are the hot toy this year, so definitely check them out.  Another item that's been a big hit for us?  Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty, including the Thinking Creatures putty set.  Another awesome stocking stuffer and classroom Secret Santa gift.

"But my little girl doesn't like Beyblades", you say. "Have you nothing for her?!?"  We certainly do!  We have a full selection of baby dolls from Corolle (one of the best makers of baby dolls), as well as Littlest Pet Shop, Barbie, Squinkies, and of course, Calico Critters!  We are also expecting more Barbies and other Mattel items in any day now.  We also of course have art kits galore, and a spinner full of Scratch and Sketch Books for both girls and boys that are always a shop favorite.

We're still getting more shipments in, so come in and see what we have.  Besides what I've mentioned above, we're expecting more Kids' Watches back in (yay!), Hex Bugs (possibly even bigger yay!),  and more 3D Bookmarks from Bookmark Trenz.  There are so many more things that we have in our shop that I can't possibly list them all here, so please come in or give us a call and we'll let you know if we have the toy you're looking for!  And don't forget, we offer complimentary gift wrapping (gift bags with tissue and a bow) on gifts over $10, so keep that in mind when shopping for your gifts this holiday season!

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