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Kids’ Toys – Cars, Science, Building, Soldiers | eBay

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Rain or shine, toys transform any day from monotonous to memorable. No matter what hobbies and interests your little ones have, stocking up on a variety of kids’ toys helps beat boredom and encourages their imaginations. Sellers on eBay have a vast selection of toys to offer, from iconic action figures to remote control cars and educational science kits.

Treat your children to toys modeled after their favorite film and television characters, such as Spider-Man, Elsa, and Mickey Mouse. Choose from a selection of soft beanbag plush toys for cuddle time, or grab soldier action figures that kids can play with in a fort. Robots and space toys are the perfect pairing for youngsters with an appreciation of outer space, while educational toys like letter tiles, learning tablets, and instruments help children study and grow. For kids that love building and creating, LEGO sets, blocks, and Tinkertoy kits are great gifts all year round. Whether for a holiday, birthday, or just because, classic toys such as a Slinky, Yo-Yo, and an Etch A Sketch make wonderful toy treasures that kids can keep forever.

When warm weather arrives, water toys like Slip ‘N Slides and inflatable swimming rings make outside time even more entertaining. Choose outdoor toys like Frisbees, kites, pedal cars, ride-ons, and swing sets for nonstop fun in the sun, or select a variety of crafts and games for amusing kids indoors, such as puzzles, sticker sets, craft books, and sand art kits. Give the gift of creativity with models and kits to help kids build their own boats, planes, cars, and more. Sellers on eBay also offer a variety of dolls, trading cards, and antique toys for little ones who love adding to their collections. There are toys for babies as well, including crib toys, blocks, developmental toys, and plush baby toys perfect for naptime. When you browse the large selection of items on eBay, finding just the right kids’ toys for your youngsters is easy to do.

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Inmates act as elves, building hundreds of wooden Christmas toys for kids – WCVB Boston

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A giant doll house, big enough for dozens of children to play with.

Paul Brosseau called it “what Christmas is all about.”

Brosseau built this multistory doll house and helped deliver it to its new home at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon.

Ten days ago, he and a crew of inmates he oversees at the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor made the doll house to a very specific set of requirements.

“We wanted kids to be able to stand up and play, to sit down and play – we wanted it for our smallest patients and some of our bigger kids,” said Jessica Laperle, a representative at the hospital. “We also wanted kids that were in wheelchairs or in stretchers to be able to also really feel included in the play.”

Hospital representatives say they think the dollhouse will be a helpful tool for kids recovering from treatment. And Brosseau said he was happy to help.

“Especially this time of year, giving back to the community – what better way to give back to the community than to, uh, for the sick children, the children visiting the hospital to have something to play with,” said Brosseau.

But this isn’t Brosseau’s or the prison crew’s first project. For this Christmas, they built nearly 475 wooden toys for children in need.

“He (Brosseau) makes doll houses for us – on a smaller scale – but as soon as they brought it out and they land on the floor at the distribution center, they’re gone!” said Rick Maynard of Toys for Tots. 

This is the fourth year the prison has partnered with the foundation. And Brosseau says the opportunity gives back not just to the children, but also to the men who make the toys.

“The other great thing about this is the people who built this got to learn, they did the math, they did the layout,” Brosseau said. “I mean, they were down there this morning — a little after 6 o’clock this morning — loading it to make sure it was ready to go.”

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New store in Geddis Building stocks toys for kids and collectors – Daily Record

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Whether a toy represents the latest trend or a lasting memory, Nerdcore Toys in downtown Ellensburg may have what you are looking for.

Nerdcore Toys recently opened in the Geddis Building.

“We have stuff for people who want toys to play with and for those who want to collect. We have toys for both of those types of people,” said Jason Shaw, who owns and operates the store with his wife, Denise Shaw.

The Shaws came to Ellensburg a year ago when Denise was hired as a professor in education foundations and curriculum at Central Washington University.

Jason said he was looking to start a business that they could both enjoy and that reflected their passions.

“We thought about what business would be profitable and be accepted by the community,” Jason said. “There was not a true toy store in Ellensburg.”

Jason has had a lifelong interest in Marvel, DC Comics and Mattel products. Denise’s interests are more eclectic and range to things like the “Lord of the Rings.”

The couple said the Geddis Building location appealed to them instantly. At the time the building was owned by the city and the Shaws first started working with the city’s management group. There was some delay as the city considered whether to change some of the available spaces.

Then the building sold to a private owner and the Shaws got stuck in the transition.

“Around three or four months ago we were walking in town and saw a for lease sign in the window and we contacted the property manager,” Jason said. “We got the space we originally wanted.”

Denise said they love the downtown location and the foot traffic generated by events such as the weekly farmers market.

“There’s great nostalgia with this building,” Denise said. “It’s a gorgeous space.”

Product lines

There are toys at Nerdcore that every kid will recognize from Barbie and Disney’s “Frozen” to Mattel’s Hot Wheels. But there are also lines that won’t be found locally or even in the region.

“We carry Kidrobot and Funko,” Jason said. “You’re not going to find those anywhere around here.”

Nerdcore also carries the Popaganda creations of Ron English, as well as prints by Doug Bloodworth, an artist known for his photo-realism work.

The store also carries Japanese toy lines Hakurai and Tokidoki.

Even with the mainstream lines like Mattel, the Hot Wheels are specialty lines from movies and TV shows.

For kids, kids at heart

Jason said part of the appeal of the shop for adults is it carries items a person may have played with in their youth.

“When I was a kid I’d play with toys hard until they fell apart,” Jason said. “Now I can buy them and keep them in their package.”

The store is open now, but will not celebrate its grand opening until Sept. 4. The celebration will feature people dressed up as characters and drawings.

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