There’s always room for more action figures and teddy bears for your kids (or the kidult in you!) Check out these top shops in Jakarta to bag a bundle of new toys home.
Whether to entertain, educate, decorate or just to be a mate, toys are undoubtedly a big part of your kid’s universe. We’ve scoured Jakarta for the best toy stores that cater to children of all ages – from newborns right through to the big kids that we call husbands, and everyone in between!
When you can’t make time to scour toy stores for your children, fret not, Beedoo here has got you covered. You can choose from their collection of educational toys via social media and order online! Beedoo is the official reseller for top children’s toy brands such as Crayon Rocks, Moluk, Tegu, Incastro, and Petit Collage.
Beedoo, no physical store, t. +628 111633400.
Situated inside Kuningan City Mall, this place is a hidden sanctuary for kidults as it opens space for a number of toy sellers that offer all kinds of collectibles from action figures to Hot Wheels. If you’re into card games like Magic: The Gathering and Yu Gi Oh!, there are tables for you to sit down and challenge players to a duel.
Main District, Kuningan City Mall, level 2, Kuningan, South Jakarta, t. +628 568904908.
Kidz Station is a Jakarta classic – even 90s kidults will remember this one! This toy shop has been open for over 20 years, housing most-wanted toys from Hasbro, Disney, Mattel, PlayDoh, and Lego, just to name a few. Apart from toys, there are also collections of clothing, footwear, and stationery with your little one’s favourite characters imprinted on them.
Kidz Station, multiple locations, check website for details, t. +6221 29007950.
This place is – in a word – huge. If you judge your toy stores by whether or not they have a 12 foot stuffed monkey, you’re in luck, because Toys City does! We’ve shopped everything from Nerf guns to Sylvanian Families, and of course, Lego. They even carry costumes, swimsuits, books, and stationary – this is a one-stop shop to keep in mind.
Toys City, multiple locations, check website for details, t. +6221 7506973.
While Toys Kingdom carries similar stock to Toys City (sans the giant monkey), they do have dancing staff who jump onto the shop floor and entertain the kiddos while you fill up your shopping basket. The jungle animal displays are simply stunning, and as a bonus, there’s freshly popped popcorn for sale instore if you get hungry – or if you need to placate irritable tots.
Toys Kingdom, multiple locations. Check website for details, t. +6221 58358155.
Mom’s & I
Mom’s & I is probably the most adorable store on our list. Aside from toys, they carry everything your littlies need, and heaps of gorgeous extras. We love that they brought in handmade gear and puppets from Canadian brand Cate & Levi, which make perfect stocking stuffers. Word of caution though – just stepping into the store makes you clucky!
Mom’s & I, Colony 6/Floor, Jl. Kemang Raya No. 6, Kemang, Jakarta.
Early Learning Centre
We believe that kids learn best through play, and so do the folks at ELC, which makes it the perfect place to get educational toys. There’s something for every type of child here, from your little Picasso wannabes to the bubbas who are always on the move. Our favourites, though, have got to be the Schleich animal figurines, which are awesome for the most imaginative narratives – say cute bunnies mixing it up with the dragons in the castle playhouse.
ELC, multiple locations, check website for details, t. +6221 3500222.
Multi Toys & Games
Multi Toys & Games is one for the teens and adults. They carry the best in figurines, collector cars, movie memorabilia, and just about every other quirky thing on the planet. Fans of Pirates of the Carribean, Bruce Lee, The Avengers, or even Hello Kitty will have a field day here.
Multi Toys & Games, Boulevard Raya Blok LB No 30-31, Kelapa Gading, North Utara, t. +6221 45845792.
This article was originally published on 18 November 2013 and has since been updated.