Who doesn't love a good toy store?! Most of the shops in Vegas are also locally owned and operated, allowing you to feel good about supporting small businesses when you make a purchase. Check out the list below for some of the best toy stores for children, from one to 100.
Kappa Toys now has two locations in Las Vegas: one on the Strip at Fashion Show Mall and the other nearby at AREA15. Both sites promise a fun experience, with interactive displays and a focus on more niche items within the toy field. The AREA15 location also has a black-light experience with a selection of light-up, glow-in-the-dark and neon toys nestled among the most extensive collection of lava lamps in the United States! Both locations stock an impressive number of Japanese brands and a section devoted to gag gifts.
Brad's Toys and Collectibles
Brad's Toys and Collectibles has slowly expanded over the last 25 years to be a legitimate local chain with four locations around town. The original store on Boulder Highway is where you're most likely to find the man himself, who personally selects their eclectic inventory based on his own childhood love of video games, television and movies. In addition to helping you complete your collection or find that perfect gift, Brad's endeavors to offer the most fair and honest trade values in town and create a family of fellow toy lovers.
Smack-dab in the middle of the iconic Fremont Street, Toy Shack specializes in buying and selling vintage toys and memorabilia, specifically iconic brands of the 1980s. You might recognize owner Johnny Jimenez from episodes of "Pawn Stars," where he served as the resident "toy expert." A trip to this toy shop is also part photo op, with life-size displays and a Zoltar fortune-teller machine. Barbie and Star Wars devotees will be especially enamored of the items on display here!
Big Bang Toys & Collectibles
Celebrating all things pop culture and geekdom, Big Bang Toys & Collectibles offers convenient collectibles shopping complete with an online experience that allows you to search through its collection by brand or character. The well-curated lineup features over 100 brands, and you could easily spend a long weekend searching through its stock. The store also commits to selling only licensed brands and authentic items, so you will always be getting the real deal at this shop. The large selection includes less common Hot Wheels, trading cards and model kits not typically found in stores.
Rogue Toys is now up to three local outposts, as well as an additional branch in Portland, Oregon. This toy shop brand focuses on collectible toys and action figure collections from brands like LEGO and Funko Pop, as well as diecast cars and videogame products. Rogue Toys will also buy and sell from private toy collections, so you never know what treasure trove you might find here.
Head here for all your model-making needs! Hobbyone Japan has everything for those who want to build their collectibles, from kits to specialty tools, paints, and parts. The original Hobbyone location is in Japan, and the store is able to special order limited-release items to send over for purchasers. The shop focuses on imported Japanese products with a focus on anime, and it also has in-store events to show off your skills and meet fellow toy lovers.
Started by horror fan and Halloween lover Kristy Adams, this is one spooky toy shop you might not want to bring your kids to visit. Much like the name implies, Nightmare Toys focuses on the creatures that will give you nightmares! Autographed merchandise and movie prop replicas are a major draw for the shop's base, along with Pez dispensers and iconic villain action figures across all genres.
The Pop Shack
Hidden inside the Boulevard Mall, The Pop Shack is stuffed with Funko Pop collectibles and has the most extensive inventory of Funko Pop figures in town. In addition to the cute character toys, this shop is one of the only authorized National Entertainment Collectibles Association dealers in Las Vegas. Its products include popular and underdog superheroes from Marvel, Star Wars and Transformers, just to name a few.
Ruben's Wood Craft & Toys
Ruben and his wife run this classic toy shop in the heart of Boulder City, just outside of Las Vegas. There, they host interactive storytelling, crafting and music events for kids, and sell toys. Ruben's background in woodworking makes for some beautiful classic wooden toys. Ruben's Wood Craft & Toys also stock newer brand-name toys, particularly for toddlers and young children.