You don’t have to be a child (or have children) to love toys, and we’d argue that no house is a home without at least a few of them. These tin toys are reproductions of the ones many of us enjoyed as kids; they’re still made the same way and these are a lot more affordable and every bit as charming. Just wind ‘em up and watch ‘em go!

Otherwise we try to stock a few of the classics you don’t see so much anymore: Erector sets, kaleidoscopes, bicycle streamers, juggling balls, SuperBalls, that kind of thing. There’s still room for yesterday in this high-tech world.

Stacking Robots

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These are a remake of another classic stacking figure. Made of wood, these colorful robots interlock so you can stack them into all sorts of shapes. Virtually indestructible, even for adults. $17.50.

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Press-Down Car

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These classic tin toys look as though they drove right out of a Dick Tracy comic. Press down on the rear, pull it back and it propels itself forward. Available in taxi, police and fire chief versions. Collect them all! … Continue reading

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Juggling Balls

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Another classic throwback to an era when video games and techno toys didn’t rule the roost. Colorfully striped and made of leather. Instructions included. $9.

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