Toy stores transport adults back to the simplicities of childhood, such as transforming cardboard boxes into spaceships, building blanket forts, and establishing living-room zoning laws. Revisit youthful sanctions with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of toys, games, and hobby items at Toy Village.
Since 1960, Toy Village has preserved the whimsy of childhood imagination with a trove of distinctive stuffed animals, board games, and puzzles, as well as a stock of more than 500 dolls. A colorful dinosaur puppet ($22) allows miniature hands to manipulate a prehistoric mandible, and an old-fashioned sock monkey ($20) sits and smiles curiously. The Playmobil giant octopus play set ($25) comes loaded with pirate action figures and a buoyant raft worthy of sailing both bathtubs and bowls of vegetable soup. Challenging games of Brain Quest States ($27.50) develop skull cells by testing geographic knowledge of states, national parks, and renowned speakeasies, whereas a reproduction of Risk ($39.95) introduces budding strategists to classic board-game entertainment. Toy Village stocks its shelves with wares from toy providers dedicated to child safety, ensuring that all items undergo rigorous testing.
3105 W Saginaw St.
Lansing, Michigan 48917