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Stores in the Toy Commune are a mix of wholesalers (selling to merchants), retailers (selling to individuals) and mixes of both. During the holidays, abounding of them are accessible seven canicule a week.
What follows is a by-no-means-exhaustive account of some Toy Commune food that advertise retail as able-bodied as wholesale:
330 Bank St., No. 4. (213) 613-1848. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Testosterone is the accepted affair here. An absolute bank is adherent to the affectation of toy guns, from pistols to advance rifles ($2-$20). That’s in accession to the bags of remote-controlled chase cars, motorcycles, speedboats, helicopters and tanks ($30 and up).
303 Boyd St. (213) 437-0824; www.casamanga.com. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Most items in the Toy Commune barrage from China, but at this ample abundance the specialty is Japanese anime, amateur and cosplay. This season’s bestsellers: a Naruto DVD box set ($108), Final Fantasy VII poker cards ($4) and the live-action movies “Battle Royale” and “Fighter in the Wind” ($12).
420-B Bank St. (213) 626-0221. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
True to its name, this ample boutique offers a advanced array of character-driven items for accouchement — including Spider-Man hat-and-glove sets ($7), Wiggles bundle pillows ($14), Cinderella anxiety clocks ($10-18), Winnie-the-Pooh wallets ($6) and Dora the Explorer umbrellas ($6).
320-G S. Bank St. (213) 628-8705. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Whether it’s Elmo, Barney, Mario or the Care Bears, costly toy characters in a array of sizes are the draw ($2 and up).
JSK INTERNATIONAL INC.
300 E. Bank St. (213) 628-1547. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Wall scrolls, notebooks, three-ring anchor and activity abstracts are amid the acutely amaranthine Japanese anime offerings from accepted alternation such as Cowboy Bebop, Rurouni Kenshin, Fullmetal Alchemist and Naruto, amid others.
122 Winston St. (213) 623-1717; www.kinnex.com. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
If you’re attractive for dolls, this is the place. The ample barn has added than 2,000 styles, mostly in ceramics ($8 and up) but additionally in vinyl ($7 and up).
325 S. San Pedro St., Suite A-2. (213) 625-0048. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Owner Linda Cho deals in costly toys exclusively. Although you won’t acquisition cine tie-ins, you will acquisition 100-plus hippos, bears, alligators, monkeys, dogs and added beastly toys (prices ambit from $1.50 to $35 per item).
215 E. Boyd. (213) 626-3500. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Double the admeasurement of best shops, Magic Box has an abnormally acceptable alternative of girlie being for tweens, i.e. lip appearance in the appearance of a Cinderella slipper ($1) and lockable affidavit (12 for $6).
218-A Boyd St. (213) 680-3666. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
This antic appurtenances boutique offers aggregate from soccer assurance ($4-$6) and basketballs ($4) to tricycles ($17-$32), strollers ($13-$24), skateboards ($5-$13) and helmets ($9).
320 Bank St. (213) 625-0321. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Whether it’s BMX bicycles ($15-$25), police-cruiser tricycles ($35-$80) or ATVs ($35-$40), foot-powered ride-on toys are the specialty here.
Q TOYS CORP.
216 Boyd St., No. A. (213) 617-0288. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Roomier than abounding stores, Q offers a array of toys, such as a 16-piece cookware set ($6), a Barbie-like “Leila” laptop computer toy ($5) and 106-piece set of Lego-like blocks ($10).
267 S. Los Angeles St. (213) 617-1327; www.spak-inc.com. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Off-brand motorcycles and ATVs from China are what Spak’s all about. The awfully clean, Colgate-white exhibit stocks 20 styles of gas-powered two- and four-wheelers, including 70-cc to 125-cc clay bikes ($400-$800), 150-cc to 200-cc ATVs ($800-$1,200) and chopper-style abridged bikes ($200).
221-A Boyd St. (213) 229-8989. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Fans of Japanese and Korean characters such as Hello Kitty, Tarepanda, Mashi Maro, Piyo Chan and Pucca may appetite to stop actuality for a abundant alternative of themed items, including potato peelers and plates, council caster covers, window stickers and wallets. Prices alpha at $1.
409 S. Bank St. (213) 613-0468. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.
The better toy boutique on the block, Victory carries a advanced array of toys for every age accumulation and both genders, including MP3 amateur ascendancy cars ($80) and blush artificial castles ($15).
— Susan Carpenter