Toy Joy / Terra Toys   Roxanne Jo Mitchell / Bret Brookshire

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TIE: Toy Joy, Terra Toys

Our readers love both of these Austin-based toytowns! Terra Toys offers an escape from reality. Step into colorful walls lined with Steiff teddy bears, a wooden Playmobil world that makes Dad jealous, and imported toys that you can't get anywhere else. Check out the kids clothes shop Dragonsnaps within. Toy Joy is bursting with pizazz, right out onto the street, inviting kids and adults alike to come in and play. Put up yer dukes with the classic fighting nuns, say hello to that certain Sanrio Kitty, and let the candy department bring you back to the days of Chick-o-Sticks and Fireballs. And the employees are the biggest kids of all, setting up funny displays, running around with all the energy and excitement of Christmas morning.

Toy Joy
403 W. Second, 512/320-0090

Terra Toys
2438 W. Anderson Ste. 1-C, 512/445-4489

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