Tuesday, November 19, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Toy Store
It's hard to believe, but the malls are beginning to look a lot like Christmas. So if you're planning something special, our viewers have a gift for children of all ages. They have found The Best Toy Stores in South Florida - batteries not included.
(WSVN) -- Tis the season for Barbie, G-I Joe, Lego's, and board games.
If you know someone making a list and checking it twice, then we know just where to go.
"The toys I'm looking for they usually always have them."
That's right - get ready to shop till you drop.
"This has the best selection of toys."
And you'll be happy with the selection at our third choice - K-B Toys in the Aventura Mall.
And that's because life inside here really is all fun and games.
"The people are very friendly here."
"Right when you come in they greet you."
And these people know their stuff.
From Hotwheels to hot games, this place even makes learning your ABC's as easy as 1-2-3.
"What we are trying to do is put more towards educational toys."
But if you're not careful, some kids may get a lesson in the force.
"We treat the customers how they would like to be treated."
And you'll be treated to quite an experience at our second pick - Toys R Us in the International Mall.
"We always have what kids are looking for no matter what age."
Yes, it's true this is one place where a kid can be a kid and an adult can be a kid at heart.
"We have a big selection for every system, Playstation 1, Playstation 2, X-Box and Gameboy Advanced."
"They have a wide selection of many toys. They always have the new toys."
"If you want to find what you're looking for its here."
But if you want to find The Best Toy Store, then you have to head to the classic - FAO Schwartz in the Aventura Mall.
That's because not only will you find toys that are no where else...
But no where else can you design your own jelly bean flavors.
"Every Saturday we hold a Jelly Belly event where customers can come in and mix and match jelly belleies..its their idea and they get credit for it."
You'll get extra credit by bringing home this mechanical dog.
No potty training required.
"We specialize in specialty toys and over 70% of the items in our store are exclusive to FAO."
And the word has gotten out.
Customers from around the world enjoy toying around here.
"I think its the most wonderful toy store and I wish we had one in England."
Even celebrities are taking notice.
The King of Pop Michael Jackson visits this very store very often.
And rumor has it this real diva - caught on camera - refuses to shop anywhere else.
"We have a lot to offer our customers."
"I feel that we are a very exciting toy store, a unique toy store."
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