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Best Toy Store


Do you get giddy over Godzilla figurines? Feel your heart flutter in the presence of Star Wars collectibles? Zakka, a toy junkie’s heaven, is where you’ll find a drool-worthy selection of Japanese and vintage toys. Tucked away on a quiet cobblestone street in DUMBO, this shop draws collectors from all over for its display cases brimming with rare gems. You’ll find Japanese favorites, such as Totoro, Astro Boy, Peko-chan, Doraemon, Thunderbirds, and Ultraman (so much Ultraman!), as well as contemporary action figures and vinyl collectibles from artists steeped in street culture, including KAWS, Futura, and Michael Lau. The shop also carries a huge selection of manga and art, design, and fashion publications, many from Japan. Plus, find great gifts for the non-collector. Get a small golden gas mask on a chain for your sweetie (from Mathmatiks’ Zombie Survival Kit Collection) or bring her flowers in a white vase shaped like three guns, and maybe she’ll let you put your new Bruce Lee doll on the mantel.