|They're not fully articulated, but you know toy makers are cutting back on that.|
|They're also not known for facial expressiveness.|
|And it's not even on the San Andreas Fault.|
Fortunately, nothing broke other than one sofa leg.
Elena also has decor for Hayden, who is still looking shell-shocked from having her living room floor fall precipitously while she was innocently sitting on the sofa.
|Fitzroy wants to know if there's food.|
|Do dogs like bananas? Fitzroy is not sure.|
Places to buy toys and dollhouse paraphernalia in Old Town Scottsdale
- Bischoff's Shades of the West: biggest and best of the tourist-focused emporiums, especially if you explore deep enough to find the miniature storyteller figures (which have been moved to one of the back rooms). The key chain and refrigerator magnet section is often fruitful with handicrafts and anthropomorphic cactus.
- Mexican Imports: the bargain bazaar, with pottery animals, ironwood animals, Day of the Dead figures, worry dolls, miniature serapes, coasters like native rugs, and other miniature delights, all dirt cheap.
- Southwestern Reflections: a toy store, with a selection of dolls in Native American dress. The ones I remember are the Golden Keepsakes line.
- Razzle Dazzle: the difficult-to-find bead store, where the selection includes a small variety of beads that work as dollhouse ornaments. The easiest way to find it at the moment is to locate the prickly pear tea-art gallery-yoga shop and then go straight back through the little 1950s galleria.
- Old Town Candy and Toys: combines novelty vintage-style toys with some standard Melissa & Doug offerings. Also -- candy! I go mostly for the candy, but it's a super-cute place to be.
There is also a store on Brown Avenue that displays (not for sale) dioramas of Western scenes. I think it might be Atkinson's Trading Post, but I don't visit it on every trip because I've never bought anything there and don't want to be annoying.
I always eat at David's Hamburgers because that's what locals do.