Mon-Sat, 10:30am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm
1 at Franklin St.
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Boomerang Toys is full of goodies to meet the entertainment, education, and transportation needs for children ages birth to 13. Décor-wise, it's somewhat akin to a wine cellar filled with toys; the purposely-unfinished space is packed wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling with a who's who (and what's new) of toy labels. Parents and doting grands trundle in for domestic and imported brands like Maclaren strollers, Kettler trikes, Brio and Thomas and Friends wooden trains, Bruder trucks, Baby Einstein and Leapfrog Learning Systems. Traditional favorites like Slinky, Lego, Playmobil, and Erector sets take parents walking down memory lane—lined here with an ample selection of children's books, puzzles, and rubber duckies. The nurturing staff can also create custom party-favor bags for your tot's next fete—and offer customers a birthday party registry, to allow youngsters to publicize their wish lists, and avoid the dread duplicates of long-anticipated toys.