Hand-scrawled sardonic (but good-naturedly so) warnings and didactic recommendations line the shelves here, written up by the clever employees who also are forever stocking more new inventory (Lava Lamps! Day-Glo stickers!) and more new inventory (Satan Ducks! Jesus action figures!) and still more new inventory (Necco wafers! Dino slime!). Toy Joy is the perfect mix of bizarre kitsch and genuine sentiment, filled with offerings to satisfy both the most innocent, not-even-aware-of-the-word-cynicism tot and the incredibly cynical punk rock of heart. With all sorts of wacky selections in between. Plus, man, they play great music.
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