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Toy Joy

Toy Joy

Toy Store, Gift Store, and Children's Clothing Store
Downtown Austin, Austin
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    Laughing Squid
    "gags and novelties"(3 Tips)
    Sarah P.
    "Great stop to grab a gift for kids or adults."(2 Tips)
    Sean S.
    "Lots of Archie McPhee/Accoutrements stuff with a Texan flair."(2 Tips)
    Social N.
    "... trying their amazing soft serve! Not everyone know's there is a little cafe..."(5 Tips)
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  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2012
    This is the perfect place to kill time and is worth a browse of their crazy collection. There is a small parking lot behind the store, but it fills up fast. It is just best to park nearby and walk.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 25, 2012
    If you've nevr been to Toy Joy go for the sole purpose of trying their amazing soft serve! Not everyone know's there is a little cafe in this toy store, and it's a hidden gem.
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 27, 2012
    An independent toy store since 1987, this uniquely Austin must-see is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Doodads, whatchamacallits and doohickies cover every inch of this toy paradise.
  • Sarah F.heart icon on user image
    Sarah FranklinDecember 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Hey, did you know? Check their Facebook fan page for daily funny pictures and the occasional contest or challenge.
  • Amanda T.heart icon on user image
    Amanda ThauMay 1, 2015
    Amazing toy store with tons of vintage and modern toys. Great gifts for kids and kids at heart!
  • Fatherly
    FatherlyNovember 21, 2016
    Hit up the glow-in-the-dark room with light-up moons and stars. Shell out some cash for a giant plush microbe. Read more
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerMarch 16, 2011
    Awesome board game selection (some rare/German ones not available in your standard tabletop gaming store). Also check out the attached candy store!
  • Navjot S.heart icon on user image
    Navjot SinghJune 7, 2016
    Specially went there to see if it was a special shop, since it had so many reviews. The parking was a pain and the shop did not have anything exciting.
  • Sarah P.heart icon on user image
    Sarah Peacock 🎈August 14, 2015
    Nostalgia & novelty. Great stop to grab a gift for kids or adults.
  • Laughing Squid
    Laughing SquidMarch 2, 2012
    This place is packed to the brim with awesome toys, gags and novelties (including fun things from our Seattle pals at Archie McPhee). Pee-wee would be proud. Read more
  • Ryan
    RyanMarch 6, 2010
    This is one of the best places in Austin to escape and act like a kid for a chance. This eclectic toy store carries everything from glow in the dark Jesus products to Japanese imports. Ice cream par
  • Anders M.heart icon on user image
    Anders MellbrattSeptember 17, 2018
    Great selection of toys, you’ll always find a perfect gift here!
  • Amandaheart icon on user image
    AmandaDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    After seeing it struggle following its move downtown, it's great to see it bustling again!
  • Annie
    AnnieJanuary 3, 2013
    Apparently one of the top sellers right now is a Kim Jong Il tongue scraper. They were sold out when I was there yesterday!
  • Ryan
    RyanMarch 6, 2010
    This is a great toy store where you can act like a kid for a change. Find everything from glow-in-the-dark Jesus products to Japanese imports. Ice cream parlor and parking in the back.
  • Miriam G.heart icon on user image
    Miriam GoldmanJuly 28, 2017
    This place is fun for kids of all ages. I'd like to bring my parents here!
  • Ozymandias R.
    You must check this place out! If you're 18+, they will definitely have toys from your childhood!
  • Toy J.
    Toy JoyMay 21, 2010
    Go to Toy Joy and bounce on the inflatable ponies... fall down and giggle like a 4 year old! Head to the back for a sample of vegan soft serve, made in-store everyday! Read more
  • Julio V.
    Julio VelasquezJuly 5, 2011
    If you like kitcshy or nostalgic toys, Toy Joy is the place to go! A fun diversion for an hour or two! Read more
  • hannah b.
    hannah bananaMarch 27, 2015
    Cool place. Some old fashioned toys. Used to be open until midnight but now they close at 9pm
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BaxterJanuary 10, 2012
    Check the area in the back that has all of the mini items, there are some hidden gems!
  • Jaysyn L.
    Jaysyn LongoriaMarch 30, 2010
    Nobody gets the funky toy/novelty shop recipe as right as Toy Joy does. Always amazing new product with classic selections to fit any taste at any age range.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    Tucked away in one corner of the cluttered store is an ice cream counter that conjures up shakes and vegan soft serve. Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Dana H.heart icon on user image
    Dana Helms OKCJanuary 4, 2015
    Stuffed animals and great layout. Cool store
  • Heidi J.
    Heidi J.BFebruary 1, 2012
    I stop in and terrorize the place at least twice a year, it keeps me from going dead on the inside
  • Cara P.
    Cara ParnellDecember 22, 2011
    Cute shop for all ages. The drinks are delicious. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Cynthia L.heart icon on user image
    Cynthia LinSeptember 26, 2018
    Can find some old school toys here!
  • Kelli B.
    Kelli BNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have smurf Legos you can't go wrong with that:)
  • Danielle N.
    Danielle NeufeldMarch 31, 2012
    Reminds me of Wacko is Los Angeles. Lots of useless toys- I wanted them all.
  • Victoriaheart icon on user image
    VictoriaMarch 12, 2017
    This store is the best!!
  • Melissa K.
    Melissa KaitaMarch 16, 2011
    Definitely check this place out if you're in Austin. AWESOME TOY WONDERLAND!
  • Alex P.
    Alex ParrishAugust 27, 2010
    Visit Toy Joy around Halloween, they always have beautiful displays and fun, creepy collectibles! :)
  • WEI W.heart icon on user image
    WEI WEIDecember 25, 2015
    Lots of funny toys from Japan
  • Misty B.
    Misty BroughtonOctober 10, 2012
    Haven't been in a while, but it's always a good place to go!
  • Matt C.
    Matt CharnitskiJune 14, 2010
    If you like classic literature and Zombies, but "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies". Its awesome!
  • Brian M.heart icon on user image
    Brian MaloneyMay 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The vegan yogurt/gelato stuff is surprisingly good. Read more
  • Jason D.heart icon on user image
    Jason DApril 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring back the vegan soft serve. I have no reason to browse your overpriced toys otherwise.
  • Nice Kicks
    Nice KicksSeptember 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Is there anything wrong with having more fun at a toy store more than your kids? Absolutely not!!!
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria S.October 9, 2010
    Bacon flavored toothpicks and squirrel underpants. Enuff said!!!
  • Brooklyn United
    Brooklyn UnitedMarch 4, 2013
    Freaky. And soft serve ice cream.
  • Jerry K.
    Jerry KrusinskiFebruary 27, 2013
    They closed their cafe! No more vegan ice cream! :(
  • Sonia J.
    Sonia JoshaniNovember 29, 2011
    Nostalgic. I love this place :))))
  • Susan
    SusanFebruary 27, 2010
    definitely try the vegan soft-serve incredibly yummy
  • Sean S.
    Sean SavageFebruary 14, 2009
    Buy funky weird stuff at Toy Joy. Lots of Archie McPhee/Accoutrements stuff with a Texan flair. One of the best stores in town.
  • June R.
    June RouthOctober 21, 2011
    They gift wrap for free!
  • Christopher R.
    Vegan Faux PB sundae!
  • Ed C.
    Ed CormanyJune 21, 2012
    don't look up!
  • BareNaked F.
    BareNaked FamilyFebruary 9, 2010
    Interesting novelty gifts. A little trendy though.
  • Jean H.
    Jean HorstDecember 5, 2010
    OMG! TOY HEAVEN!
  • Ted P.
    Ted PowerMarch 8, 2011
    Kitsch explosion
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