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Best Toy Store St. Louis 2006 - A Pocketful of Toys

A Pocketful of Toys

A Pocketful of Toys

9987 Winghaven Blvd.

Saint Charles, MO 63368

636-561-3222

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It would be easy to award "Best Toy Store" to a corporate giant. And while we've never been ones to refuse a solid soul-sale, we draw the line when it comes to kids. After all, it has been rumored that the chilluns are our future, and it is society's responsibility to wrestle away those Barbies and Grand Theft Autos. With that liability in mind, we award this year's coveted "Best Toy Store" honor to A Pocketful of Toys, a two-year-old independent store that caters to the independent kid. When minivans pull into the shop's Winghaven parking lot, wide eyes witness a wonky Alice-in-Wonderland-style tree house sprouting from the sidewalk. Once you're inside, A Pocketful of Toys encapsulates all that is idealistically innocent and couples it with all that is intelligent. Here you can find classics like Radio Flyers and vintage Cardinals mini-pinball, as well as nouveau-smart games like Cranium and Apples to Apples. There are trikes and kites and clay kits, dime-store dinosaurs and origami—all part of a creativity-based catalog filled with toys for li'l geniuses.
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bindi
bindi

This store does have fantastic toys and I do shop frequently here. I must agree that the staff is NOT friendly at all. The teens that work there act as if it's a huge burden to answer any questions. I haven't tried any of the aforementioned other toy stores - need to give them a try too because service is very important to me.

Leslie
Leslie

The toy store has nothing to do with Lori Drew. I am quite sure they did not know what a terrible person Ms. Drew was before they advertised with her. Do you also condemn all the people that ate at Kirkwood Imos because Michael Devlin worked there? Give me a break.

A Pocket Full of Toys is a nice store and a good place to find something different from the usual stuff at TRU. I believe also this store is a sister store to Unique Toy and Game....another good place to shop.

zoey
zoey

How Ironic that "A Pocket Full of Toys" would be advertised by Lori Drew. Wasn't she the 48 year old mother that went after a helpless 13 year old girl until the girl hung herself? I do think so! Which means, your fantasy/happy-go-lucky/childs heaven is connected to a woman that hounded a 13 year old depressed child until that child could see no way out but by killing herself.

What a warm and fuzzy image that brings to mind...

Susie
Susie

Unfortunately, in my opinion, A Pocketful of Toys isn't all that great. The shop is small and crowded, and I found the staff to be less than friendly. I would rank other shops like Toy Time, Unique Toy, or Imagination Toys as far superior to this shop.

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