Do you go into toy shops readers? Does your love of toys take you into them? Or maybe you go on with kids or Grandkids?
Occasionally I nip in when I'm passing, just to see what's on the shelves these days and if the clearance section holds anything of interest. I used to do this all the time at Toys R Us in the 1990's. To be honest I prefer going into more general discount shops and chains now just in case there's some plastic tat I'd like!
Our nearest toy shop is Toymaster in an out of town shopping outlet. There isn't one in the town centre but then again Pontefract is a rather small place. Can't think of any independents round here like the one that catered for me as a kid, the great Thomas Mears in Preston.
The new kid on the UK block is Smythes, who I see popping up all over. It must be hard setting up a chain of toy shops nowadays. The temptation to just to do it online must be strong. I think Smiffeys is like that but they are more jokes and fancy dress rather than toys. Always loved their name though, Smiffeys.
Is there a new toy shop round your way? Are they part of a chain? What are toy shops like generally where you are?