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 $10, you get $25 worth of toys at Lucky Duck Toys in Brighton.
The colorful novelties, handcrafted dolls, and blown-glass figurines on Lucky Duck Toys’ brimming shelves enthrall youngsters and inner children alike. Playthings from popular brands include the Uglydoll Big Toe ($19.95), whose unostentatious cuddliness enthralls pride and joys. A sprawling Playmobil collection bolsters creativity through entertainment alongside a multicolored wonderland of Legos (2.95+), which equip aspiring architects with the bricks to launch themed construction projects or cubist self-portraits. Papo knight figurines take frequent breaks from chivalrous posing while juniors bend their brains on the assortment of puzzles and literature in the book section. A collection of rocks and minerals launch geographic inquiry, and the Folkmanis tree-frog puppet ($22.95) spurs blossoming imaginations like a business card from the Tooth Fairy.