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 $20 worth of modern and classic toys at Zippity Zoom Toys.
With a variety of brands such as Lego, Schleich, and Melissa and Doug, Zippity Zoom Toys dispenses playtime accessories that tickle the imagination and creativity of toddlers, kids and their parents. A Playful Puppy Pull Toy's ($19.99) tail wags as toddlers one year old and up pull the painted canine along on a sniffing tour of all the living room's fire hydrants. Dolls strap on bibs and silence their growling tummies with a Time to Eat feeding set ($15.99), and young illusionists learn to perform tricks from a discovery magic set ($19.99). Meanwhile, a 1960s-style original Bozo bop bag ($19.99) squeaks and bounces back to an upright position after being pushed on the nose or tackled by the furry limbs of a Bananas the Chimp hand puppet ($21.99). To ensure a stock of the highest quality toys, Zippity Zoom's expert staff carefully selects each item to grace shelves and to come to life at night to change burned-out light bulbs.
Zippity Zoom Toys
When Tracy and Derek opened Zippity Zoom Toys in 2009, they pinky swore never to sell "junk." The child-savvy couple hand selects each toy that gets shelved at their store, exercising a special fondness toward classic toys that never become passé with kids. Open seven days a week, Derek and Tracy believe that in an age of smartphones and other high-tech "adult playthings," a trip to the toy store should also delight grownups, since encountering a timeless toy can transport them back to childhood without pedaling a Big Wheel fast enough to open a time portal.
4649 Rae St.
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 6K6