Like amateur magicians, childhood toys are full of old gimmicks and appear to wince when sawn in half. Enlist a dependable new plaything instead with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of die-cast model cars and figurines at Big Lou's Toys & Collectibles. This Groupon can be redeemed online or at its Culver City store.
Since 1998, Big Lou's Toys & Collectibles has thrilled avid and casual collectors with a large selection of die-cast model cars, film memorabilia, and figurines. The majority of the tchotchke emporium's 70 display cases burst at the reinforced seams with antique die-cast model cars including a 1957 Chevy Suburban ambulance from the Jada Toys Heat Series ($12.99) and a Maisto- 1948 Ford F1 Wrecker tow truck ($11.99), both perfect gifts for automobile enthusiasts or mice that constantly ask for lifts to the mall. Big Lou's also stocks its shelves with miscellaneous movie memorabilia such as a 12-inch Jet Li action figure from the 2002 movie Hero ($40) and a 3.75-inch Freddy Krueger vinyl figurine ($9.99), which includes small-scale versions of the film villain's iconic hat, bladed glove, and ability to churn out unsuccessful sequels.