It’s been open long enough to establish it’s a success. Go with Rita, now, in this new toy store in Westmoreland
If you think “Van Gogh” continues to entertain adults by pairing wine with oil paint just south of the entrance to the Moreland Theater in Westmoreland, you haven’t looked out the window lately.
“Limited Edition Toys” has been open for months at 6802 SE Milwaukie Avenue in this space, and owner Annie Nelson and her staff are open daily in the toy store from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. She tells THE BEE that the store is busiest in the afternoons, considering that the stock of trading cards, stickers, toys, games, dice, puzzles, miniature figures, etc., is popular with school children.
Store manager Nick Foy explains that the shop also offers hats, posters, stationery, jewelry, books and toy series, although their bestsellers are trading cards and figurines.” Funko Pops”, which take up part of a wall at the back of the store. .
When asked how she got into the business, Nelson replied, “I was a teacher until COVID-19 hit. I knew all of my students’ extracurricular interests and decided to starting this business to meet their free-time interests.So far we’ve been doing very well, especially around birthdays and the Christmas season.
Nelson notes that small children seem to prefer stuffed animals and “mystery boxes”, while middle schoolers seem to prefer video games, trading cards and Funko Pop figures (like the bobbleheads of the stars on a show television or film). “We also sell a lot of K-Pop music and merchandise, and can order discounted items.”
You rely on us to stay informed and we rely on you to fund our efforts. Quality local journalism takes time and money. Please support us to protect the future of community journalism.