Best Toy Store for Adults San Francisco 2007 - Double Punch
Get your mind out of the gutter because, despite a potentially misleading store name, North Beach emporium Double Punch doesn't carry "adult toys," simply toys for adults. The last few years have seen much innovation in the art of creating vinyl figures, originating in Asia. Artists design across a huge spectrum that ranges from fantastical Japanese anime heroes and cuddly monsters to actual American pop culture icons. Price points range from about five bucks to over $100, but even the small items have a certain craftsmanship. All have whimsy to burn. An extension of the online shop www.ningyoushi.com, Double Punch also carries publications and limited-edition flat art pieces. Of course, kids will appreciate many of these goods just as much if only the adults in their lives will stop admiring the toys long enough to share.