Thursday, December 16, 2010

Best 34th Street Gifts, Day Three: Smart Toys

The old LOFT space is now a toy pop-up.
This one's a no-brainer. If you've got kids on your list, Smart Toys is your 34th Street toy, game, lego, and Elmo destination. And really, that's just the short list.

A shopping cart, good training ground.
Barbie is going to make her smarter, right?!
I like some Japanese animation in my toy store.
Lace-up practice, I love it!

There's a huge selection of Melissa and Doug, especially the classics.
I'm so getting this for the next office nerf war.

There's a huge selection of trucks!

Disney princesses are also well-represented.

Brilliant! Get two to save your parking space next snowstorm.
I hear Santa shops Smart Toys, too.

Will all these toys make the kid smarter? Probably as much as banging on a pot with a wooden spoon. But you're not putting pots and spoons under the Christmas tree from Santa, are you? All that banging will just interrupt your Christmas Day nap. And who can resist all those cute Melissa and Doug toys? Or a wall of trucks? Smart Toys also has a huge selection of board games, sporting balls, PlayMobils, a wall of Star Wars legos, and plenty of Fisher Price. There's a Toys-R-Us in Manhattan Mall, but Smart Toys has a lot more square footage, so I think you'll find just about everything here.

Smart Toys, 35 W. 34th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues