World's Greatest Toy Stores

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Explore a culture through its toys and bring home a cool souvenir from one of these shops.

Toy Joy, Austin, TX

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Although Austin’s favorite retro toy store moved to upgraded downtown digs this summer, Toy Joy hasn’t abandoned the city’s guiding philosophy: Keep Austin weird. The new space includes a glow-in-the-dark room filled with stars, moons, and animals as well as an undeniably odd lineup of trinkets and tchotchkes. They’re the kind you might expect to find in an arcade prize stand—Frida Kahlo temporary tattoos, zombie finger puppets, and Kim Jong Il tongue scrapers.

World's Greatest Toy Stores

Toy Joy, Austin, TX

Although Austin’s favorite retro toy store moved to upgraded downtown digs this summer, Toy Joy hasn’t abandoned the city’s guiding philosophy: Keep Austin weird. The new space includes a glow-in-the-dark room filled with stars, moons, and animals as well as an undeniably odd lineup of trinkets and tchotchkes. They’re the kind you might expect to find in an arcade prize stand—Frida Kahlo temporary tattoos, zombie finger puppets, and Kim Jong Il tongue scrapers.

Courtesy of Toy Joy
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