A toy store open at midnight? This is not your typical predigested corporate toy outlet with Star Wars figures and Monopoly. ... More
A toy store open at midnight? This is not your typical predigested corporate toy outlet with Star Wars figures and Monopoly. Rather, Toy Joy is a wonderland for unconventional "children" of all ages. Though the inventory includes some popular kid's items like Beanie Babies and Pokemon collectibles, they specialize in the unusual. Similarly, most customers have long outgrown adolescence but not the trappings. This boutique of the bizarre is filled to capacity with selections like sumo wrestler alarm clocks, cube-shaped bubble wands, over sized lava lamps and creative sound makers. A great place to shop for a gift (for yourself?) or to pass an afternoon.
I first went to this toy store about a year ago and I cant wait to go back. I loved the atmosphere that the store creates. It takes all the hectic pressure off me for like an hour and takes me back to as time when life was snack time and naps. Definetley a place to frop by on your next trip to Autin!!
I just moved to Austin and this is one of the first things I've seen, and I think I'm in love with Austin already. My friend and I wandered this store for an hour just playing with everything around us. There's everything you could ever want (in terms of toys and games) in here. And the staff, as per the Austin standard, is fabulously nice.
This is a great store!! I love all of the novelty stuff (i.e. Sigmund Freud action figure) and the classic toys that aren't so easy to find anymore (I bought my son a classic top there last year - I couldn't find one in the basic stores anymore). What I don't like about Toy Joy are the prices. This is especially bad given that I find tons of stuff that I just "gotta have" when I go in there. My kids are Playmobile adicts and I have a real good idea of what the going rate for the various items are. At Toy Joy they are on the terribly high end of that (then again, they have some of the Playmobile items that you can't find anywhere else anymore because they are older models. Anyway - overall a great store (especially for adults - although they have lots of great kid stuff too) but expect to pay a bit for it as well.
There are mountians of toys a this shop, and I love the cool gift wrapping that they offer. There is always something for everyone. Beware of the minimal parking and often crowded atmosphere. Overall, we did it! Enjoy the toys!
Toy Joy is an exquisite toy store where you will find nothing but the best quality toys for both you and your children! It's a funky place where you can find things like jewelry to paper lanterns! Right near UT, its convenient..........start shopping there for all of your kids' parties! There's something there for everyone.