Puzzle Zoo

★★★★☆
  • 1411 3rd Street Promenade

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

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  • 310-393-9201

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The Puzzle Zoo has a very small selection of puzzles. They mainly sell overpriced collectables. They dont even carry puzzle glue. Your better off going to Michael's around the corner if you want anything related to puzzles!!!

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The Puzzle Zoo has a very small selection of puzzles. They mainly sell overpriced collectables. They dont even carry puzzle glue. Your better off going to Michael's around the corner if you want anything related to puzzles!!!

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We are so pleased to have found this terrific store. They have unusual toys, for children and adults, and we'll be shopping here for Birthday presents from now on. Great inventory

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★★★★★

We are so pleased to have found this terrific store. They have unusual toys, for children and adults, and we'll be shopping here for Birthday presents from now on. Great inventory

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I love coming here. I don't even buy that often; it's just cool to check out their stuff. I've bought a few figurines and some toys and just love their selection. Some of their puzzles seem to be overpriced and for serious collectors but alot of their other ecclectic stuff is fun and it's cool to see kids' faces light up to see items they'd never see at other, larger chain stores. I stop by here almost every time I'm on the Promenade. It also creates some fun date-moments. :)

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★★★★★

I love coming here. I don't even buy that often; it's just cool to check out their stuff. I've bought a few figurines and some toys and just love their selection. Some of their puzzles seem to be overpriced and for serious collectors but alot of their other ecclectic stuff is fun and it's cool to see kids' faces light up to see items they'd never see at other, larger chain stores. I stop by here almost every time I'm on the Promenade. It also creates some fun date-moments. :)

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This is a great place for kids and those young at heart. The toys are neatly arranged by category and there are salespeople easily available to help you. Toys are also arranged somewhat by age. They both inexpensive and more expnesive items-not being a mom I am not up on prices, but some of the items are definitely affordable. Being young at heart adults, my boyfriend and I like to go in just to browse.

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★★★★☆

This is a great place for kids and those young at heart. The toys are neatly arranged by category and there are salespeople easily available to help you. Toys are also arranged somewhat by age. They both inexpensive and more expnesive items-not being a mom I am not up on prices, but some of the items are definitely affordable. Being young at heart adults, my boyfriend and I like to go in just to browse.

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This fun shop is locating on the 3rd Street Promenade. This is a fun area of Santa Monica where you can spend the day walking around and seeing lots of unusual shops such as this one. This is a great toy store for both kids and adults. The store has a lot of "collectible" toys and the hard to find toys that the bigger toy stores always seem to run out of during the holidays. They have got a fairly large selection of action figures. Mostly new ones, but they also have some older used ones as well. Tons of board games and stuffed animals. A great place to find a unique gift for someone, whether they be young or old. A nice change from the big chain toy stores!

PROS: Great selection.
CONS: Hard to find staff for help. Small aisles can get very cramped!

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★★★★☆

This fun shop is locating on the 3rd Street Promenade. This is a fun area of Santa Monica where you can spend the day walking around and seeing lots of unusual shops such as this one. This is a great toy store for both kids and adults. The store has a lot of "collectible" toys and the hard to find toys that the bigger toy stores always seem to run out of during the holidays. They have got a fairly large selection of action figures. Mostly new ones, but they also have some older used ones as well. Tons of board games and stuffed animals. A great place to find a unique gift for someone, whether they be young or old. A nice change from the big chain toy stores!

PROS: Great selection.
CONS: Hard to find staff for help. Small aisles can get very cramped!

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The antithesis of Toys R Us.

Puzzle Zoo carries a selection of toys that no one else has.

Located in the heart of the Promenade, the store sells everything from beanie babies to old collectible Star Wars figures from the late 70s.

Definitely a place to get your loved one something special.

PROS: Awesome selection of Action Figures and Steif Dolls
CONS: Help is hard to find, no extensive beanie baby collection

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★★★★☆

The antithesis of Toys R Us.

Puzzle Zoo carries a selection of toys that no one else has.

Located in the heart of the Promenade, the store sells everything from beanie babies to old collectible Star Wars figures from the late 70s.

Definitely a place to get your loved one something special.

PROS: Awesome selection of Action Figures and Steif Dolls
CONS: Help is hard to find, no extensive beanie baby collection

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The giant elaborate displays in the windows always lure my five year old into this great toy store. Apparently, the store did start out carrying only puzzles, but feedback from customers made the owners start to stock a lot of other great things for kids.

The store is still short on electronics and long on imagination. A good thing from a Mom who knows how most toys can suck batteries. They have a great selection of unique board games, many more than at your local TRU.

And the stuffed animal selection makes the "zoo" in the name make sense. They also rely heavily on movie products which is great for all the Hollywood brats who love to shop for the latest movie stuff.

Bottomline: Unique kids boutique great for finding gifts that are not available at every kids superstore.

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★★★★★

The giant elaborate displays in the windows always lure my five year old into this great toy store. Apparently, the store did start out carrying only puzzles, but feedback from customers made the owners start to stock a lot of other great things for kids.

The store is still short on electronics and long on imagination. A good thing from a Mom who knows how most toys can suck batteries. They have a great selection of unique board games, many more than at your local TRU.

And the stuffed animal selection makes the "zoo" in the name make sense. They also rely heavily on movie products which is great for all the Hollywood brats who love to shop for the latest movie stuff.

Bottomline: Unique kids boutique great for finding gifts that are not available at every kids superstore.

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The Puzzle Zoo is located in the 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica and looks tiny from the outside, but if you wander in, the store is pretty deep and filled with lots of toys and gadgets, and the latest fads. Some hard to find items (remember the furby's) are usually in stock here as well as any hot Christmas toys. People stand in lines waiting to get in during the holidays so do your shopping soon. The staff is helpful but looking around the store yourself is best.

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★★★★☆

The Puzzle Zoo is located in the 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica and looks tiny from the outside, but if you wander in, the store is pretty deep and filled with lots of toys and gadgets, and the latest fads. Some hard to find items (remember the furby's) are usually in stock here as well as any hot Christmas toys. People stand in lines waiting to get in during the holidays so do your shopping soon. The staff is helpful but looking around the store yourself is best.

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Puzzle Zoo on 3rd St. Promenade is a great little toy shop that has all kinds of different toys and hobbies to choose from. It can be a fun place with a couple friends to look at all of the toys and mess around with stuffed animals (the fake hamburger is pretty funny).

Prices can be kind of pricey, but well, it is Santa Monica.

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★★★★☆

Puzzle Zoo on 3rd St. Promenade is a great little toy shop that has all kinds of different toys and hobbies to choose from. It can be a fun place with a couple friends to look at all of the toys and mess around with stuffed animals (the fake hamburger is pretty funny).

Prices can be kind of pricey, but well, it is Santa Monica.

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Another overpriced, specialty toy shop in los angeles. Prices are extremely high, but they do have a fairly good selection of toys and gifts you cannot find at large chain stores or most toy stores for that matter.

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★★★☆☆

Another overpriced, specialty toy shop in los angeles. Prices are extremely high, but they do have a fairly good selection of toys and gifts you cannot find at large chain stores or most toy stores for that matter.

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Puzzle Zoo has everything for kids and adults alike from plush animals and games to Barbies and Beanies.
Puzzle Zoo specializes puzzles and licensed toys: everything from Tim Burton hard-to-find collectibles to Star Wars action figures. In fact, it has the most obscure inventory of puzzles and action figures we have ever seen.
Check out the Magician teaching tricks at the magic boutique, and the train table where the little ones may spend hours playing.

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★★★★★

Puzzle Zoo has everything for kids and adults alike from plush animals and games to Barbies and Beanies.
Puzzle Zoo specializes puzzles and licensed toys: everything from Tim Burton hard-to-find collectibles to Star Wars action figures. In fact, it has the most obscure inventory of puzzles and action figures we have ever seen.
Check out the Magician teaching tricks at the magic boutique, and the train table where the little ones may spend hours playing.

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This store has a great selection of toys that are sometimes discontinued, limited edition, or just hard to find. Since this location on the Third Street Promenade is not especially large, they don't have many big toys/bikes, but the selection of action figures, dolls, and model figures is amazing. Parking can be a hassle in Santa Monica, but there's a mall and parking garage nearby offering free then fee parking.

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★★★★☆

This store has a great selection of toys that are sometimes discontinued, limited edition, or just hard to find. Since this location on the Third Street Promenade is not especially large, they don't have many big toys/bikes, but the selection of action figures, dolls, and model figures is amazing. Parking can be a hassle in Santa Monica, but there's a mall and parking garage nearby offering free then fee parking.

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If you find yourself on the 3rd Street Promenade, this place is worth the stop. They have many of the typical toys, but cater most to the hard-core fans. I always make time to check out the amazing selection of figurines in the back from anime characters to a full-sized head of the Terminator. There are also figures from classic martian movies, horror flicks and even Reservoir Dogs. If you can't go in, stop by the window and see the full-sized Star Wars figures.

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★★★★★

If you find yourself on the 3rd Street Promenade, this place is worth the stop. They have many of the typical toys, but cater most to the hard-core fans. I always make time to check out the amazing selection of figurines in the back from anime characters to a full-sized head of the Terminator. There are also figures from classic martian movies, horror flicks and even Reservoir Dogs. If you can't go in, stop by the window and see the full-sized Star Wars figures.

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Amidst the scenesters milling around the Third Street Promenade is a haven for the fantasy role-playing, model-making nerd in you. I love this store for its selection of models and "smart toys" that I claim are for my nieces and nephews, but really... they're for my enjoyment. Aside from the selection, you get friendly service from experts who know their stuff.

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★★★★☆

Amidst the scenesters milling around the Third Street Promenade is a haven for the fantasy role-playing, model-making nerd in you. I love this store for its selection of models and "smart toys" that I claim are for my nieces and nephews, but really... they're for my enjoyment. Aside from the selection, you get friendly service from experts who know their stuff.

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This place is AWESOME. I don't know how well suited it is for children but for collectors with some cash to spend it's a kind of Paradise. Their selection ranges from retro to brand new toys with lots of puzzles, action figures, collector's cards and lunch pails. It's a great place to just wonder or hunt for an elusive find.

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★★★★★

This place is AWESOME. I don't know how well suited it is for children but for collectors with some cash to spend it's a kind of Paradise. Their selection ranges from retro to brand new toys with lots of puzzles, action figures, collector's cards and lunch pails. It's a great place to just wonder or hunt for an elusive find.

Pros: Selection, Location

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My husband is a puzzle junkie so while I browsed all the boutiques in Santa Monica, he spent a lot of time here. The merchandise is higher than averaged price, but what a selection!

PROS: Selection
Location
Selection
CONS: Higher than average prices

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★★★★☆

My husband is a puzzle junkie so while I browsed all the boutiques in Santa Monica, he spent a lot of time here. The merchandise is higher than averaged price, but what a selection!

PROS: Selection
Location
Selection
CONS: Higher than average prices

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A neat toy store with everything from puzzles, to games, to figurines, to collectibles, and much more.

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★★★★☆

A neat toy store with everything from puzzles, to games, to figurines, to collectibles, and much more.

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This is a great science fiction memorabillia and toy store. I never miss an opportunity to stop by when I am at 3rd street. They tend to carry some of the harder to find sci-fi toys and they do have a section devoted to Japanese anime inspired toys. They also have some very amusing chess sets including a Simpsons one!

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★★★★★

This is a great science fiction memorabillia and toy store. I never miss an opportunity to stop by when I am at 3rd street. They tend to carry some of the harder to find sci-fi toys and they do have a section devoted to Japanese anime inspired toys. They also have some very amusing chess sets including a Simpsons one!

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