Tis the season to scout out the best toys for your children for the holidays. 'Tis also the season to exhaust your patience and creativity with long checkout lines and overpriced plastic. If you're sick of shopping at the big-box stores, or need a zap of something a little more unique, we have alternatives to the typical toy store haunts.You might also like:
If you're looking for that unique gift no other child, or
perhaps anyone of any age, will have this holiday season, then look
no further than Rotofugi. This world-class retailer of "designer
toys from all over the world" specializes in unique vinyl figures,
capsule toys and plush toys.
"We typically tell our customers to 'buy what they like,'" says Kirby Kerr, co-owner of Rotofugi.
Kerr and his wife and co-owner, Whitney Kerr, stock their shop with the unusual, but also carry some popular brands such as Uglydolls and Shawnimal. In 2007, the Kerrs partnered with Squibbles Ink, a local product development specialist to produce custom artist-designed figures.
2780 N. Lincoln Ave.
Holiday toy pick: Uglydolls Citizens, $15 each