Yesterday I took a day trip to NYC. I hadn't been there since 2004 and since my Mom's job was hosting a bus trip my son and I went along for the ride.
I spent the majority of my time in NYC around Times Square and Rockafeller Plaza. My son and I spent over an hour in the Time Square Toys r Us. We were both in awe since both of us had never been inside such a huge toys store. We took a ride on the ferris wheel inside and just had a blast. I checked out the video game section downstairs and ended up buying X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I guess you could call it an impulse buy. I downloaded the demo on Friday and I really did enjoy it but I was going to buy it when the price dropped. Instead of waiting I found myself at the cash registar with it....I'll blame that on the atmosphere, all the bright lights and loud music got to me.
I wanted to check out the M&M store but unfortunetly I didn't get around to it. But I did spend some time at the Nintendo World Store. I walked away a little disappointed.
I had never been to the Nintendo World store and I didn't really know what to expect. I thought that it was going to be this huge store filled with Nintendo goodness. Turns out the store isn't that big. The first floor of the store is mostly dedicated to Pokemon. There are cards, games and all types of Pokemon merchandise for sale. There is also a DS Bar where a few DSi's were set up and you just tell the person behind the bar what game you want to play and they get it for you. The final thing on the first floor is this DS sitting area where tournaments are held. It sat right in the middle of the floor and it was really comfy!!!
Upstair is basically a bunch of flat screen TV's with Wii's hooked up to them. The entire store was so crowded and it was really hard to move through all of the craiziness going on upstairs. People were playing ExciteBots: Trick Racing and Wii Sports. There was a nice size section for shirts, sweatshirts, pajamas and hats. Another wall had Wii games galore. And there was also a wall dedicated to Nintendo plushies and figures. There wasn't a lot to chose from but I managed to find a few things that I thought were cute.
The cash register area had a lot of different odds and ends like stickers, PEZ like dispensers, gummies, mints and stickers. I also had fun looking at the glass display of Nintendo things. There was a damaged original Gameboy from Desert Storm, some exclusive DS designs, a Famicom and other cool things.
I had a good time....I always do whenever I head to NYC!!!