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No matter how old you get or how mature you become, toys will forever be a part of your ever growing lifestyle. Whether you’re in the market for an educational toy for your little one or a toy that is purely displayed for admiration, DFW’s award-winning and locally operated toy stores are diversified in their selections so you will walk away satisfied with your choice. From vintage toys that will draw from childhood memories to the hottest toys in the technology market, these five area toy stores are customer approved and expertly staffed to handle all of your toy-shopping needs.

Toy Works
6333 Camp Bowie
Fort Worth, TX 76116
(817) 737-8697
www.facebook.com/toyworksdfwToy Works is not only one of the top-rated specialty toy stores for Fort Worth, but also ranked highly by its competitors and peers as one of the best toy stores in the DFW metroplex. This award-winning business prides itself on providing toys and games geared towards the creative advancement of the young mind. For those parents or guardians looking for more than just the conventional toy, Toy Works is definitely a top choice. This specialty toy store realizes that learning and the development of logical and analytical skills for children is critical and has the best assortment of toy objects and games to support this notion.

Toys Unique
5600 W. Lovers Lane, Suite #130
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 956-8697
www.toysunique.netWhether it’s arts and crafts you’re in the market for or planes, trains and automobiles, Toys Unique has one of the largest selections of toys for DFW residents. Servicing the Dallas metroplex for almost 30 years, this family-owned toy store travels locally and internationally to bring its customers the best in toys and games. Available for children up to 13 years and older, Toys Unique is just as its name implies—unique, innovative and completely outside of the box. Choose from an old-fashioned Jack in the Box to state-of-the-art educational toys and electronics. Whatever your decision may be, Toys Unique is sure to become a frequent destination for all of your toy necessities.

Learning Express
6828 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 696-4876
www.learningexpress.comLearning Express is both community and child friendly in addition to being yet another toy store that is highly ranked for its array of educational products. Locally owned and operated, Learning Express has designated toy experts available to help you pick the perfect toy based on the characteristics of your child. A leader in its industry, Learning Express is affiliated with top toy manufacturers such as Mattel, Hot Wheels, LEGO, Creativity for Kids and many more. From the ever so popular Rainbow Loom toy obsession to the tools needed to have a miniature veggie garden, Learning Express is definitely worth stopping by and seeing what customers have been raving about for years.

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The Toy Maven
6025 Royal Lane, Suite #225
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 265-9971
www.thetoymaven.comWinner of the “Best Toy Store in Dallas” for 2011, The Toy Maven is dedicated to providing “a world of fun for kids all ages.” As the word “maven” implies one who is an expert in an associated field, this local toy store prides itself on being a noted expert for the best and hottest toys for children of all ages. With its newest location opening in Southlake, the expansion of Toy Maven proves that its products as well as its reputation for quality customer service are in high demand. For a great selection of toys ranging from the standard dolls and toy cars to more creative-inspired educational tools, visit The Toy Maven and its experts today.

Dallas Vintage Toys
6220 Gaston Ave., Suite #606
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 827-7060
www.dallasvintagetoys.comFor the vintage obsessed, Dallas Vintage Toys hails as the number one go-to vintage toy store in the DFW Metroplex. No more trolling the weekend garage and estate sales for that unique one-of-a-kind toy that you have been on the hunt for. Boasting a selection of over 6,000 vintage toys from the time period of the early 1960s to late 1990s, this vintage store is a toy collector’s haven. For the avid toy collector, feel free to roam through the Dallas Vintage Toys’ picks and admire the collections that have made this specialty toy store one of the best in DFW for consecutive years in a row.

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Leah Frazier is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.