Best of Boston

BEST Toy Store

1988 BEST Toy Store



The older Irwin’s was a sentimental favorite, but the name lives on and the new Irwins still has what little Sarah and Benjamin want. read more»

1987 BEST Toy Store

The Children’s Story


Floor-to-ceiling good clean fun. read more»

1984 BEST Toy Store, Place to Buy Offbeat Toys

Goods Department Store


Any store that carries Japanese robots gets our vote. read more»

1983 BEST Toy Store

A Tie-Henry Bear’s Park and No Kidding

Cambridge, Brookline

Both seem to care about children. read more»

1982 BEST Toy Store

Children’s Workshop


Toys, games, and clothing, and workshops in magic. Run by two former teachers and coprincipals. read more»

1981 BEST Toy Store

F. A. O. Shwarz


The toys may be cheaper elsewhere, but Schwarz lets you browse with leisure. read more»