Monday, January 29, 2007

Moon Marbles

This weekend my husband's cousin came to visit this weekend. And we had a great time, including eating at Gate's BBQ (which was so good), watching MST3K, a visit to the KU Natural History Museum, general goofing around, and a trip to the BEST toy-store in the world - Moon Marbles. If you are ever in the Kansas City area, this is a must see. The outside of the building is not much to look at, a run-down gray building next to the railroad tracks. But inside, it is a toy wonderland, filled with reproductions of cool vintage toys, an impressive yo-yo wall, and really cool games. Oh yeah, they also have marbles; a wall full of marbles in every color combination imaginable. And in the back, a display case of hand-made marbles, set out like a jeweler's display. Such care is not surprising as the handmade marbles range in price from $20 - $1600. In addition (yes there is more), on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, they have marble making demonstrations. Unfortunately, I did not have the foresight to bring the camera.

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