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Best Toy Store (for Grown-Ups) 

Toys "R" Us

What is more important to a toy collector than a strong line of credit? Selection. A healthy Visa card is useless if the goods aren't available. This summer was rough for the collector on both fronts. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Batman Begins and the almost-constant waves of Justice League action figures meant there was much to acquire and precious little time in which to do it. Thank Hubert, Patron Saint of Hunters, that Toys "R" Us had a healthy and energetic team of stockers, because the Big Box in south county was the happy hunting ground for the action-figure addicted. Walls of Star Wars figures (freshened hourly) meant that an entire Jedi Council was convened in two visits. Dr. Fate and Atom Smasher teamed up successfully one afternoon, two separate Samurai Jacks were purchased (Akul can't even get one), and the McFarlane Toys statuettes of Conan and Belit are even now making out in the display case. You may have to grow older, but you don't have to grow up. And it ain't so bad as long as your credit holds out and Toys "R" Us keeps up the good work.

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