Talbot's Toyland

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If you want to purchase quality toys, this is definitely the place to be. The staff here is a good help when it comes to your queries. You'll be excited with what you'll get.

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If you want to purchase quality toys, this is definitely the place to be. The staff here is a good help when it comes to your queries. You'll be excited with what you'll get.

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The quality of the toys here is terrible. The button maker I got for my daughter must have been sitting on their shelves/ storage room for ages. When I needed refills I found out they didn't carry them and then learned from the manufacturer that this toy had been discontinued a while ago. What happened 6 months later is much worse. I got a bunch of toys from the hobby department. Three of them broke from the first time my son used them and one of them was already broken when I opened the box. When I returned them, their response was "you have to be careful with them"- come on, are these toys or museum items? The sarcasm from the sales staff during the return process and the implied sexism cannot even be described in words. This is it for me. Never, never, never will I step foot in that store.

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The quality of the toys here is terrible. The button maker I got for my daughter must have been sitting on their shelves/ storage room for ages. When I needed refills I found out they didn't carry them and then learned from the manufacturer that this toy had been discontinued a while ago. What happened 6 months later is much worse. I got a bunch of toys from the hobby department. Three of them broke from the first time my son used them and one of them was already broken when I opened the box. When I returned them, their response was "you have to be careful with them"- come on, are these toys or museum items? The sarcasm from the sales staff during the return process and the implied sexism cannot even be described in words. This is it for me. Never, never, never will I step foot in that store.

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How very rockin' that this place is several rooms of decent toys, a lot of which are educational. Their pricing was ok too, about market rate, I say. No insanely crazy markups. They gift-wrap and was able to offer a wooden block set my nephew adores and so he had one extra gift to open for his birthday. \r\n\r\nI'm happy with them, and happy there is another alternative to Toys R Us. Sad there is no more of that large toy store downtown though, I thought that was pretty cool.

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★★★★☆

How very rockin' that this place is several rooms of decent toys, a lot of which are educational. Their pricing was ok too, about market rate, I say. No insanely crazy markups. They gift-wrap and was able to offer a wooden block set my nephew adores and so he had one extra gift to open for his birthday. \r\n\r\nI'm happy with them, and happy there is another alternative to Toys R Us. Sad there is no more of that large toy store downtown though, I thought that was pretty cool.

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This store has a 1950's feel to it - they have a great selection of toys: dolls, games, balls, cars, trucks, party favor type toys, etc., etc., - you can find most any toy you want and they do special orders - they have a large model toys selection - this is a GREAT store - the staff is friendly and helpful.

5
★★★★★

This store has a 1950's feel to it - they have a great selection of toys: dolls, games, balls, cars, trucks, party favor type toys, etc., etc., - you can find most any toy you want and they do special orders - they have a large model toys selection - this is a GREAT store - the staff is friendly and helpful.

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When i was young we us to go to this toy store i always looked forward to going the people there are friendly. it is not like the big toy store we have now.

4
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When i was young we us to go to this toy store i always looked forward to going the people there are friendly. it is not like the big toy store we have now.

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TALBOTS IS A GREAT TOY STORE THEY HAVE EVERYTHING THERE THE KIDS LOVE IT THE PRICES ARE NOT TOO BAD AND THE SERVICE IS GOOD AS WELL WE REALLY ENJOY GOING THERE.

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★★★★☆

TALBOTS IS A GREAT TOY STORE THEY HAVE EVERYTHING THERE THE KIDS LOVE IT THE PRICES ARE NOT TOO BAD AND THE SERVICE IS GOOD AS WELL WE REALLY ENJOY GOING THERE.

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This place has TONS of toys. It's very old school, straight out of a movie style toy store. They have a nice bicycle shop and everything from trains to dolls to models to gadgets!

PROS: Huge amount of toys and stuff
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5
★★★★★

This place has TONS of toys. It's very old school, straight out of a movie style toy store. They have a nice bicycle shop and everything from trains to dolls to models to gadgets!

PROS: Huge amount of toys and stuff
CONS:

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WE LIKE TO TAKE OUR GIRLS TO TALBOTS TOYLAND JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOYS AT THIS STORE THAT YOU DONT SEE AT MOST TOY STORES THE PRICES ARE HIGH BUT THE QUALITY OF THE TOYS ARE GREAT

4
★★★★☆

WE LIKE TO TAKE OUR GIRLS TO TALBOTS TOYLAND JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE TOYS AT THIS STORE THAT YOU DONT SEE AT MOST TOY STORES THE PRICES ARE HIGH BUT THE QUALITY OF THE TOYS ARE GREAT

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From dolls to trains to baby items Talbots has the best selection. They carry toys you might not find at lets say target. They have a very helpful staff and will wrap your presents for you a christmas time.

4
★★★★☆

From dolls to trains to baby items Talbots has the best selection. They carry toys you might not find at lets say target. They have a very helpful staff and will wrap your presents for you a christmas time.

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I love Talbots, they carry, bikes, trains, and all those hard to find toys. This store is always a life saver for me at Christmas time, when you can't find that right toy anywhere else. Can be pricey at times.

5
★★★★★

I love Talbots, they carry, bikes, trains, and all those hard to find toys. This store is always a life saver for me at Christmas time, when you can't find that right toy anywhere else. Can be pricey at times.

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This toy store is like one out of the past. They have an extensive model selection. They also are the place to go if you are looking for more traditional toys. Although we were just looking for a certain "Little Pet Shop" animal and found it there. A trip to this store is like a trip to your past before the BIG toy stores.

5
★★★★★

This toy store is like one out of the past. They have an extensive model selection. They also are the place to go if you are looking for more traditional toys. Although we were just looking for a certain "Little Pet Shop" animal and found it there. A trip to this store is like a trip to your past before the BIG toy stores.

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Remember long ago, before dinasours roamed the earth, before Toys R Us and the other chains had swallowed up the well run, well stocked, local toy store? You know, the one that had the great selection of model trains in every guage, the well stocked plastic model department and an amazing collection of Corgi toys? The one that had a doll department with so many dolls of all varieties that it made a little girl's head spin? The one that had a great selection of kids books and old fashioned board games? Well, that family run toy store still exists in downtown San Mateo and it's Talbot's.

No Nintendos or Playstations, but an abundance of wooden toys and rockers, a well stocked bike department (they'll build 'em for you) and a nice selection of yard toys like playhouses and jungle gyms. You'll see the big ferris wheel of made of K'Nex in the window or the 8 foot tall Bear (from the Big Blue House). On the corner of B and 5th in downtown San Mateo.

Oh, yeah.... and they'll hold your Christmas gifts until Christmas Eve!

PROS: fantastic selection, great service, not a chain
CONS: no discounts, save on bikes.

5
★★★★★

Remember long ago, before dinasours roamed the earth, before Toys R Us and the other chains had swallowed up the well run, well stocked, local toy store? You know, the one that had the great selection of model trains in every guage, the well stocked plastic model department and an amazing collection of Corgi toys? The one that had a doll department with so many dolls of all varieties that it made a little girl's head spin? The one that had a great selection of kids books and old fashioned board games? Well, that family run toy store still exists in downtown San Mateo and it's Talbot's.

No Nintendos or Playstations, but an abundance of wooden toys and rockers, a well stocked bike department (they'll build 'em for you) and a nice selection of yard toys like playhouses and jungle gyms. You'll see the big ferris wheel of made of K'Nex in the window or the 8 foot tall Bear (from the Big Blue House). On the corner of B and 5th in downtown San Mateo.

Oh, yeah.... and they'll hold your Christmas gifts until Christmas Eve!

PROS: fantastic selection, great service, not a chain
CONS: no discounts, save on bikes.

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Talbot's Toyland is a local institution. Generations of families go to Talbot's for great toys, models and help chosing a wonderful bike for any age. You will always get help finding the right bike for your size and need. No pressure, just great service and products. Toys, baby items, bikes...

PROS: Wonderful selection, the best service.
CONS: Prices are not discount, just wait for sales if price is your priority.

5
★★★★★

Talbot's Toyland is a local institution. Generations of families go to Talbot's for great toys, models and help chosing a wonderful bike for any age. You will always get help finding the right bike for your size and need. No pressure, just great service and products. Toys, baby items, bikes...

PROS: Wonderful selection, the best service.
CONS: Prices are not discount, just wait for sales if price is your priority.

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Talbots has an amazing selection of toys. Most are well made and the kind of toys you want to keep in the attic until your kids have kids. There are no Barbies, but beautiful dolls. There are trains and Tonkas, and remote control airplanes. They'll even adjust your kid's bike just right. The best part is it's right on the train line, so you can take the train there -- an extra treat for the kids.

PROS: Great selection of toys right on the train line.
CONS: They have a sucky Santa

5
★★★★★

Talbots has an amazing selection of toys. Most are well made and the kind of toys you want to keep in the attic until your kids have kids. There are no Barbies, but beautiful dolls. There are trains and Tonkas, and remote control airplanes. They'll even adjust your kid's bike just right. The best part is it's right on the train line, so you can take the train there -- an extra treat for the kids.

PROS: Great selection of toys right on the train line.
CONS: They have a sucky Santa

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This is by far the best toy store in the Bay Area. It has a wonderful selection of quality toys, helpful staff, and lots of toys for kids to play with while you shop (including 3 train tables with lots of trains, a doll house, ride on toys, and playground equipment).

5
★★★★★

This is by far the best toy store in the Bay Area. It has a wonderful selection of quality toys, helpful staff, and lots of toys for kids to play with while you shop (including 3 train tables with lots of trains, a doll house, ride on toys, and playground equipment).

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Talbots not only carries a HUGE supply of toys, hobbies, models & trains, but also rivals Babies R Us for strollers and other assorted baby/kid gear. In fact, they seem to have the largest selection of higher-end stroller brands on the peninsula. The store is also not too far from the Caltrain station, so it's a fun outing to take the train to Talbot's.

5
★★★★★

Talbots not only carries a HUGE supply of toys, hobbies, models & trains, but also rivals Babies R Us for strollers and other assorted baby/kid gear. In fact, they seem to have the largest selection of higher-end stroller brands on the peninsula. The store is also not too far from the Caltrain station, so it's a fun outing to take the train to Talbot's.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this toy store. I'm not quite sure of its history but I believe it is a family-run business. It is a big store but not as big as Toys R Us but big enough to hold all the stuff you might be looking for. They do carry some mass-market items that are popular at the moment, though. They have an extensive selection of collectible and play baby dolls, model trains, bicycle department, outdoor playset section, wooden train sets, a huge baby department complete with strollers/carseats/high chairs. They have a nice selection of books, some small knick-knack toys you'd find at a dime/dollar store, animal figurines... a lot of nostalgic type toys at this store. And you always feel good here. The kids like to run around in the back section of the store where the bigger toys are, also.

PROS: Nice selection of toys!
CONS: None, really.

5
★★★★★

LOVE LOVE LOVE this toy store. I'm not quite sure of its history but I believe it is a family-run business. It is a big store but not as big as Toys R Us but big enough to hold all the stuff you might be looking for. They do carry some mass-market items that are popular at the moment, though. They have an extensive selection of collectible and play baby dolls, model trains, bicycle department, outdoor playset section, wooden train sets, a huge baby department complete with strollers/carseats/high chairs. They have a nice selection of books, some small knick-knack toys you'd find at a dime/dollar store, animal figurines... a lot of nostalgic type toys at this store. And you always feel good here. The kids like to run around in the back section of the store where the bigger toys are, also.

PROS: Nice selection of toys!
CONS: None, really.

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Talbots has a really wonderful selection of toys for newborns and up. I have purchased blankets there and a trike for my kid. She also loves to play in the section of dolls and their accessories. Prices are high but you already know it when you enter the store.

5
★★★★★

Talbots has a really wonderful selection of toys for newborns and up. I have purchased blankets there and a trike for my kid. She also loves to play in the section of dolls and their accessories. Prices are high but you already know it when you enter the store.

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This place is the closest thing I have found to a quality model shop in the northern peninsula. They have an excellent amount of modelling materials as well as a knowledgeable staff willing to help with any questions you may have. The toy store also attached to the modelling section is a kid's playland! While not as big as one of those chain stores, they do seem to have all the toys that will make a difference in a child's mental growth. Great store!

5
★★★★★

This place is the closest thing I have found to a quality model shop in the northern peninsula. They have an excellent amount of modelling materials as well as a knowledgeable staff willing to help with any questions you may have. The toy store also attached to the modelling section is a kid's playland! While not as big as one of those chain stores, they do seem to have all the toys that will make a difference in a child's mental growth. Great store!

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The name of the store is Talbots (Toyland) but they are really a hobby shop. That's where the strength of this store lies. They have an incredible selection of scale model cars. They have the biggest selection of miniature trains and accessories I have ever seen and I've visited quite a few hobby shops. No way ToysRUs or any other store even comes close in the miniatures category. They also have an excellent selection of minature furniture, miniature houses, miniature people, etc.

Of course they also have the usual assortment of board games, dolls, RC cars, boats, YugiOh, they also have a bicycle shop where they sell and repair bicycles.

The biggest con shopping here is the price. The prices aren't that much higher than you would find at say ToysRUs or Target, but are definitely more expensive overall.

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★★★★☆

The name of the store is Talbots (Toyland) but they are really a hobby shop. That's where the strength of this store lies. They have an incredible selection of scale model cars. They have the biggest selection of miniature trains and accessories I have ever seen and I've visited quite a few hobby shops. No way ToysRUs or any other store even comes close in the miniatures category. They also have an excellent selection of minature furniture, miniature houses, miniature people, etc.

Of course they also have the usual assortment of board games, dolls, RC cars, boats, YugiOh, they also have a bicycle shop where they sell and repair bicycles.

The biggest con shopping here is the price. The prices aren't that much higher than you would find at say ToysRUs or Target, but are definitely more expensive overall.

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Talbot's toyland is a wonder for any child to behold. From the first steps inside my kids are instantly mesmorized by the wondeful assortment of toys. The store seems a bit crowed to the eye, but it is rather easy to navigate once you start to focus on what you are looking for. They have a good eye for toy selection, so my kids can always find something that interests them.

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★★★★☆

Talbot's toyland is a wonder for any child to behold. From the first steps inside my kids are instantly mesmorized by the wondeful assortment of toys. The store seems a bit crowed to the eye, but it is rather easy to navigate once you start to focus on what you are looking for. They have a good eye for toy selection, so my kids can always find something that interests them.

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First of all, this is an independent toy store, the last of a dying breed. True, they don't have big sales like TRU and Target and some items are higher everyday, but they stand by their products, they have a knowledgeable staff who seem interested in helping you find the right toy, doll or bike and they gift wrap! (can you say that about a chain?). You can find all the big brands (Little Tykes, Radio Flyer, etc) here, but you'll also find unique items - my son loves the wooden painted duck walking toy we bought here, he also has a cool wood/plastic bank from here. They have a great baby gear section too, so shopping for baby showers is easy. The aisles are wide, so your kids can try out the ride ons or the dress up stuff without disturbing anyone. What I like about Talbots is their commitment to the community. During the holidays, at the very least, they allow schools to host a fundraising night where parents and grandparents can buy toys and a portion goes back to the school. For that alone, I think we have a responsibility to shop there and support the independent stores.

PROS: knowledgeable staff, independent, gift wrap, community involvement
CONS: some everyday prices more expensive than the chains

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★★★★★

First of all, this is an independent toy store, the last of a dying breed. True, they don't have big sales like TRU and Target and some items are higher everyday, but they stand by their products, they have a knowledgeable staff who seem interested in helping you find the right toy, doll or bike and they gift wrap! (can you say that about a chain?). You can find all the big brands (Little Tykes, Radio Flyer, etc) here, but you'll also find unique items - my son loves the wooden painted duck walking toy we bought here, he also has a cool wood/plastic bank from here. They have a great baby gear section too, so shopping for baby showers is easy. The aisles are wide, so your kids can try out the ride ons or the dress up stuff without disturbing anyone. What I like about Talbots is their commitment to the community. During the holidays, at the very least, they allow schools to host a fundraising night where parents and grandparents can buy toys and a portion goes back to the school. For that alone, I think we have a responsibility to shop there and support the independent stores.

PROS: knowledgeable staff, independent, gift wrap, community involvement
CONS: some everyday prices more expensive than the chains

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Talbots has been around for over 50 years because it's awesome. It has four distinct sections -toys, hobbies, bikes and baby department. Each is pretty well stocked, and you always find fun and unique things there. There is also sections just for train and doll collectors. I'm all grown up, and I still like to take a walk through it when I'm having a bad day!!

PROS: friendly people work there, some of them for decades!
CONS: sometimes hard to find parking, it's in the middle of downtown

5
★★★★★

Talbots has been around for over 50 years because it's awesome. It has four distinct sections -toys, hobbies, bikes and baby department. Each is pretty well stocked, and you always find fun and unique things there. There is also sections just for train and doll collectors. I'm all grown up, and I still like to take a walk through it when I'm having a bad day!!

PROS: friendly people work there, some of them for decades!
CONS: sometimes hard to find parking, it's in the middle of downtown

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Talbots toyland has the greatest selection of toys. From dolls to trains to bikes to climbing gear this store has it all. They carry all of your toy and baby needs but they tend to be more expensive. This is the store to go to when you just can't seem to locate that special toy!

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★★★★☆

Talbots toyland has the greatest selection of toys. From dolls to trains to bikes to climbing gear this store has it all. They carry all of your toy and baby needs but they tend to be more expensive. This is the store to go to when you just can't seem to locate that special toy!

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Talbot's Toyland is not just a regular toy store. They don't just have toys, also a baby department, hobby & model department, dolls, collectors dolls, bikes, outdoor toys, kids vehicles and playhouses and so much more.
Their selection of toys is incredible. You can't believe the variety found in this store. You can find very high quality brands there which you don't find in other retail stores. It truly is a toy store for children of all ages.
The staff is very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The prices are not higher than the big retail chains. They do have special sales and you can get on their mailing list for special events.

PROS: Great selection, quality brands
CONS: local store

5
★★★★★

Talbot's Toyland is not just a regular toy store. They don't just have toys, also a baby department, hobby & model department, dolls, collectors dolls, bikes, outdoor toys, kids vehicles and playhouses and so much more.
Their selection of toys is incredible. You can't believe the variety found in this store. You can find very high quality brands there which you don't find in other retail stores. It truly is a toy store for children of all ages.
The staff is very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The prices are not higher than the big retail chains. They do have special sales and you can get on their mailing list for special events.

PROS: Great selection, quality brands
CONS: local store

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