Archive for October, 2010

Mystical Toys, An Old-Fashioned Toy Store in Mystic, Conn.

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Mystical Toys, Mystic, Conn. (photo by Eric H.)

One of the best signs of a successful toy shop is how kids and parents react to the store’s environment and merchandise. If that is indeed the criteria, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a better toy shop than Mystical Toys in Mystic, Conn.

With a jam-packed selection of entertaining and educational toys within a modest-sized  ”mom and pop” store setting, kids,  their parents and the store staff all seem to be in perfect sync in regards to enjoying well-made toys, games, puzzles, science sets, arts and crafts supplies, etc.  The store owners respect the customer — not watching their every move as if everyone was a thief (some non-visionary store owners do this, as we know). They are a friendly and knowledgeable staff.  In turn, the kids and their parents take on an appreciative nature and feel comfortable knowing they can browse at their own leisure.

With all due respect to the chain toy stores, we see a greater spirit amongst toy shoppers here. No doubt, it’s the lack of faddish and cheaply-made toys, combined with the welcoming environment, that provides a timeless offering that we appreciated growing up in our hometowns — and that kids love now. Being here, you almost feel like a kid in a toy store! Isn’t that the way it should be be?

Mystical Toys
4 East Main St.
Mystic, CT
Tel. (860) 536-7131