Toy shops in Pittsburgh, PA?

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  1. jerryitus

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    I'm going to be in Pittsburgh, PA in a few weekends and was wondering if anyone knew of any local shops that are worth hitting up while I'm there. I'd search the yellow pages under "transformers", but you know...
     
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    There's a place down on Carson street (South Side), just past 16th, called Groovy. They sell tons of older toys from all lines. You may never want to leave.........

    Also out in Century Three Mall there is a store called Cash for Culture, they haven't quite got the selection that Groovy has, but you my find something you like there as well.

    EDIT: I'm not really sure exactly what Intersection Groovy is near (gimme a break, I haven't lived there for 3 years) but it's between 10th and 18th streets....
     
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    The Monroeville Mall has a toy store on the lower level, but I forget the name of it off the top of my head. They have a lot of various lines ranging from the '90s to some more recent stuff. Other than the odd bit of TFTM07 merchandise, I've never seen any TF items there, though. A lot of SW and Marvel/DC things though.

    That location is fairly close to where I work; I'll have to check it out. Any TFs there?
     
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    There's always some there........most of the newer stuff (AEC) that has boxes came from my collection, before I moved to Florida....

    Here's their address:
    Groovy Pop Culture Emporium
    1304 E Carson Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
     
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    kule, thanks guys
     
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    Groovy always has a few shelves worth of Transformers stuff, and for the most part it's reasonably priced. In addition they have a bunch of other toys, Star Wars, comic figures, GI Joe, Power Rangers, more obscure things, so it's always fun just to look around.

    Oh, and if you plan to go I would suggest calling to make sure they're open. Sometimes they need to close in the middle of the week to do various things. Their number is 412-381-8010.

    You can also try Eides, near the Strip District. They're a comic shop on the lowest level, although they usually don't have a particularly good selection of TFs. Their address is:

    1121 Penn Ave
    Pittsburgh PA, 15222

    That's really it for the possibility of used TFs in addition to those already mentioned, as far as I know. Groovy would be the best place to go by a wide margin though.
     
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    Damn, I'll miss that by quite a bit, I'll be there 8/21 & 8/22
     
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    Groovy is pretty good overall. They tend to open at noon most days, I think. Last time I was there though, they did not have much newer stuff, mostly just G1 and the like (which I don't collect). I have bought several things there over time.

    The store in C3 Mall I think is actually called Cash In Culture where the "I" in "In" is an exclamation point or something. Or maybe Cash 'n Culture or something like that. It's on the third floor, over the food court, where the Waves Music used to be. :) 

    I've never had any good luck at that store in Monroeville Mall.
     
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    just a quick bump b/c I'm leaving in 2 days, in case there is any last-minute input.
     

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