AMERICAN GIRL PLACE NEW YORK In addition to the historical and contemporary doll collection, doll accessories, matching doll-and- girl clothing and a line of books are sold. Within the store are a restaurant, a doll hair salon and a personal shopper service. 609 Fifth Ave., at 49th St., 877.247.5223. DINOSAUR HILL The East Village shop carries a variety of toys and knickknacks—from marionettes, small musical instruments, stuffed animals and other goodies for infants and children. 306 E. 9th St., at Second Ave., 212.473.5850. DISNEY STORE A blue pixie dust trail winds through the theme park’s magical NYC retail store, which boasts an extensive collection of merchandise, including ” Star Wars”, Lego, and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse products.
1540 Broadway, btw W. 45th & W. 46th sts., 212.626.2910. FANTASMA MAGIC An impressive array of magic products are available at this mystical shop., endorsed by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. 421 Seventh Ave., 3rd fl., at W. 33rd St., 212.244.3633. FORBIDDEN PLANET A massive stock of graphic novels and DC, Marvel and Darkhouse comics— from mainstream to obscure— plus games, DVDs and anime. 832 Broadway, btw E. 12th & E. 13th sts., 212.473.1576. THE LEGO STORE An 8- foot-tall Statue of Liberty and NYC street scenes built from mini Legos inspire kids to create designs of their own.
200 Fifth Ave., btw 23rd & 24th sts., 212.255.3217; 620 Fifth Ave., at 50th St., 212.245.5973. MARY ARNOLD TOYS This old- fashioned toy store carries all the newest and latest toys, as well as classic favorites.
1178 Lexington Ave., btw E. 80th & E. 81st sts., 212.744.8510. MIDTOWN COMICS Thousands of graphic novels, trade paperbacks and back issues are offered at this retailer.
200 W. 40th St., btw Seventh & Eighth aves., 212.302.8192; and two other NYC locations. NINTENDO ® WORLD An interactive gaming paradise with Nintendo Wii kiosks, branded merchandise and all the latest Nintendo video games, with launch parties for new games. Rockefeller Plz., at W. 48th St., 646.459.0800.