The Roam the Gnome Insider’s Guide to the
Top 10 Best Toys in the World of FAO Schwarz
FAO Schwarz is a magnificent toy shop located in New York City. Made famous by the BIG PIANO scene in the movie BIG, starring Tom Hanks, FAO Schwarz has been located on 5th Avenue for over 30 years.
It’s just across the road from The Plaza, and with giant glass windows looking out onto the street, it’s a wonderful place for people watching as well as a spot of toy buying.
Be warned, there is NO way you are getting out of this shop with your wallet intact. Be prepared for the onslaught of requests and arm-twisters from pleading children who suddenly discover that they ‘can’t live without’ a particular new toy or gadget.
But hey, it’s a super fun place to visit and we definitely recommend it. You just need to head there AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, because, boo hoo boo hoo…. the doors are closing on this iconic shop once and for all in Mid July 2015.
(Just in case you don’t make it in time, here’s a little insider’s sneakie peek into the FAO Schwarz Toy Store NYC from our trip there earlier this year.)
Top 10 Best Toys in the World
There are thousands and thousands of toys on display here, and I almost think it would be almost impossible to pick your favourite BUT, trusty Roam the Gnome has given us a hand to pick HIS top 10 best toys in the world of FAO Schwarz.
With a little help from me, here’s his run down of his top favourites in a little video for you!