I really like shopping at Fat Brain Toys, and I do poke around Amazon from time to time, but I just found this place today and I love them for this Toys Clearance Sale page. That page of onsale toys that is clearly broken out by not just brand but also individual show or movie is on AllAboardToys.com, a new website that I just found.
Now, don’t get me wrong, today is litterally the first day I have ever been to the site so I have not bought anything from them yet and I am not making any recommendation or comment on their products or service yet. However, this is THE BEST ONLINE TOY SHOPPING WEBPAGE EVER CREATED.
As any parent knows, just because your daughter loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, does NOT mean that she loves all things Disney. In fact, she might HATE certain things like the movie Cars because one time there was a box of cereal with a picture on the front of a little Mickey Mouse toy, but instead it had the tow truck from Cars inside instead. Kids don’t care about fine print or what is on the back, and they don’t forget either. Every time we pass a box of that cereal in the store she points and says, “That’s the kind with the wrong toys.”
Note to cereal manufacturers. You might want to rethink your marketing strategy when it comes to what you include inside your boxes. You might think that kids will keep asking their parents to buy your cereals over and over again until they get what they want, but actually, they’ll remember that you screwed them over and they won’t like it. (Again, they don’t care about whether anything was technically accurate or honest, the picture on the front is the truth for them.)
Where does All Aboard Toys fit in all of this?
From time to time I like to buy new things that have her favorite characters or whatever on them. Generally, I do not buy big elaborate toys but rather smaller ones that can bring joy for a long time AND provide the comfort of the familiar when we go to new places like restaraunts or hotels or whatever. Thus, a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse plate, or fork, or shirt, is a nice find. But, I hate the drudgery of going through 823 toys that aren’t right before finding the 3 that are.
All Aboard Toys fixes that problem by sorting not just by a big category like Disney, but by individual shows and movies. My daughter loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Finding Nemo, and Monsters Inc. but does not like Cars and really doesn’t know anything about any of the others. So, it is SO refreshing to see an online retailer that gets how their customers actually shop AND that does not change their sorting and categories when they put stuff on sale or in clearance.
On both the regular pages and the clearance pages, you can choose from Finding Nemo, Scooby Doo, Toy Story, Backyardigans, or whatever your child is into and the items pop right up with no extra junk and no shady “used” or “third-party” retailers like on Amazon.
My cart is already stuffed with great things that I didn’t even know were made because they were burried too deep in the rubbish on other toy websites for me to know that there are actually several Mickey Mouse Clubhouse playsets, not just the ubiquitous garage and “suprise” sets that I’m not really a fan of.
Once I trim down my order enough to submit it, I’ll let you know how it goes for the rest of the shopping experience.
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