When was the last time you walked into a toy store and got absolutely wowed? If you are like us, I bet it was way too long ago to remember.
On our recent trip to the US, we didn’t just get wowed, we got absolutely gobsmacked by Toy Shack, a superb toy store in Las Vegas. Nesteled within the Neonopolis shopping complex in downtown Vegas (Fremont Street Experience), Toy Shack is truly a magical place you must visit and experience when you come to the City of Sin! Toy Shack has it all, from every conceivable collectible toy, to old school video games and even some golden age arcade machines to slip a quarter or two to give you that much needed hit of nostalgia.
Both Ms. ausretrogamer and I were mesmerised in each aisle of the store, with vintage 80s toys, comics, games and other collectibles lining the walls, from floor to ceiling – the photos below will attest to that (to an extent)! We had a difficult time leaving Toy Shack with only a handful of bags of super cool items, but the luggage allowance kept us in check.
If you ever find yourself in Vegas and want to do something other than gamble, then head to the Toy Shack for the ultimate in vintage 80s toys – we highly recommend it!
Store: Toy Shack
Address: Neonopolis, 450 Fremont St #117, Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
Hours: Mon – Sat 11am to 10pm; Closed on Sunday
If you find yourself in other cities within the US, then you may want to check out these places: Musée Mécanique (San Francisco), the Nintendo World Store and the 8-Bit & Up and Video Games NY stores (New York City)
We found it! I wonder what awaits inside…
I spy, Masters Of The Universe (MOTU) and Super Mario stuff!
Woo hoo! I love my MOTU gear – brings back great childhood memories
Oh man, so many MOTU temptations, especially that clock!
Aha, I thought I spied Super Mario action figures!
Oo’er, a nice but scary bust!
Golden oldies! Now when was the last time you found arcade machines in a toy store?
So much to look at! Wish I had compound eyes!
Already worked up a thirst, and we have barely scratched the surface in here!
G.I. Joe baby!
Holy smokes – more G.I. Joe goodness (among other cool collectibles)!
Visual sensory overload! Gotta take in all this Hot Wheels awesomeness!
Haha, this one is for you, Ms. ausretrogamer!
I wasn’t aware of all the diverse (and cool) Hot Wheels!
I’ll take that, thank you very much
Wish we had a limitless luggage (and financial) allowance!
Chocolate and Miami Vice Hot Wheels? Really? Wow!
Moving right along, we now hit the Twilight Zone
Where do I even focus here!
Found the cool action figures area! First thing we see, Mobile Suit Gundam wing!
What the – Lau as a Virtua Fighter 4 action figure? Want!
One for the Final Fantasy fans!
Very apt seeing this MGS 2 tactical espionage action figure ;-)
Now this I did not know existed! The temptation to buy is unbearable!
First it was Virtua Fighter 4 action figures, now it’s Tekken 4! *mind blown*
Zelda fans rejoice!
We do need some new plates…….
Admit it, you wanna sing “Transformers, robots in disguise”
Found the old school video games section!
Oooo, GameCube and Tiger gear!
Whoa! Tele-Pong and Frogger tabletop! I wonder what is behind these….
Ah, there you are! Great to see a C64 and a Genesis among the stack of retrogaming gear
Man, this place is too much! I love Toy Shack!
If I guess what’s inside the box, can I keep it?
King of the stuntmen indeed
One for the KISS fans – yep, I am looking at you Mr. Matt Cawley
Now this is a WrestleFest!
Which item captures your eye? Could it be the Transformers or those Star Trek figures?
I knew I was gonna find Star Wars somewhere in here……
Old school Star Wars nirvana!
OMG, Heat Packin’ Jack!
Get in my belly!
I’ll take one of each, thank you (I wish!)
The original road warrior!
I look up and BAM, more MOTU goodness!
I do need a new alarm clock. This should help me get up on those cold mornings
Resistance (to buying temptation) is futile!
Must. Have. That. MOTU vinyl record!
Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing Mr. Ram Man himself
I need to unsee this, otherwise my bank manager will be calling me!
Spawning more goodness
Diecast to die for!
I’ll take one of, 154, 459 and 192 pieces, thanks
I kneel to the defender of the universe!
Fight of the Century?
Yep, there are comics here too!
I guess E.T. didn’t phone home…….
The perfect action figure mix, Itchy and Sly
Your move, creep!
Be back to Toy Shack, we will!
Mixed bag! Hang on, that’s an Ecto-1!
These guys have ball-Z of dragons!
We see a heartening sight upon our exit – a young lad getting into some old school arcade action. Retrogaming is alive and well!