Gadgets and gizmos buzz around you. Bright pink princess dolls line the walls. Coloring books and comics are stacked on shelves. These are the sights that greet you when you walk into a toy store. It’s fun. It’s exciting. It’s sometimes overwhelming. And as an adult, it’s nostalgic. There’s nothing like it. But with the rise of online shopping, most people have a hard time even finding a toy store in their community. Which is why we are thrilled to share that a new toy store just opened right here in Macomb County!
The Toy Mansion is located in Eastpointe and it has everything you need to make a child’s holiday wishes come true. Barbie dolls, NERF toys, Fisher Price cars – the shelves are filled with fun for boys and girls of all ages. Looking for something a little different? Toy Mansion offers classic games, sports equipment and educational tools. And if you’re in the market for the hottest holiday gifts, Toy Mansion has that too! Managers at the store recently gave us the scoop on what’s going to be popular this year:
- Paw Patrol: Whether rescuing a kitten or saving a train from a rock slide, the PAW Patrol is always up for a challenge, while also making sure there’s time for a game or a laugh. This children’s TV show has a variety of toys– from figurines to board games.
- Disney princesses: The ever-popular Disney princess genre offers us classic characters like Cinderella to new heroines like Moana. Princess dolls will certainly make any child smile.
- Superheroes: These come in all shapes and sizes – from the Incredibles to Black Panther. And toy options representing these characters are wide-ranging, with masks, dolls and games all available.
Toy Mansion will have plenty of these products on hand for the holiday season, so stop in while you’re shopping local to get all the gifts you might need for the kids on your list.
Toy Mansion is located at 22228 Gratiot Ave in Eastpointe. Its hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check out their Instagram (@ToyMansionStore) for regular updates.
To find other independently owned and operated toy stores and retailers in Macomb County, visit our searchable map here.
When you shop local this holiday season, you can enter for a chance to win one of five $500 gift cards (donated by First State Bank)! To be considered, snap a photo of your shopping, submit it and share using #ShopLocalMacomb between Nov. 23 and Dec. 2. Five lucky winners will be randomly selected during a live Facebook drawing at noon on Monday, Dec. 3. For details visit makemacombyourhome.com/shoplocal.
Megan Ochmanek is a communications specialist for the Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development.