Toy Hunting in San Jose

My best friend recently moved to the Bay Area, working for one of those high tech companies that are within spitting distance of both the Apple and Facebook campuses. I was very excited for him, but also excited for me – a new area to research toy stores!

We started the day on a healthy note…at a Krispy Kreme.

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Once the sugar high wore off, we headed to Fremont, which had this wonderful street lined with antique stores. I was mostly hoping to see a store called Toy Trauma, but it turned out many of the stores had vintage toys and dolls!

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Here’s me on the street. A lovely day didn’t hurt!

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At Toy Trauma, I was overwhelmed by how many vintage toys there were squished into a super tiny shop.

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Is that a Kevin Sorbo, AKA Hercules, that I spy in this clearance bin?

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Our last stop was Time Tunnel Toys in San Jose. Everything was behind a glass case, so it felt more like a museum than a store. But still fun browsing!

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My friend said that lots of techy geeks and gamers live in the area – thanks Silicon Valley – so there are many toy stores like these to be discovered. I look forward to my next trip!

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