Best Of Tucson®

Best Toy Store

Yikes! Toys

Where else besides Yikes! would you find an action figure of Blackbeard next to one of Carl Jung? Among its vast array of treasures, this unique toy store has so much pirate merchandise, you'd think you were in Pittsburgh. While Yikes! keeps old favorites on hand, from children's books to gooey eyeballs, it also periodically introduces new items, so a shopper is never at a loss to find something original. Whether you're a ship chandler looking for supplies or someone just throwing a party in need of creative ideas, Yikes! is the place to go for swashbucklers of all ages. They even have pirate TV trays and wastepaper baskets, and where else in Tucson can you find those?

Runners up:

2. Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle's, 4811 E. Grant Road, 326-0188

3. Toys "R" Us, 5355 E. Broadway Blvd., 748-8697; 4525 N. Oracle Road, 293-8905,