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Big-City Fun! 8 Toys Inspired by NYC

Jan 13 2013 - 4:34am

Have a little one growing up in the heart of an urban jungle? Or maybe a suburban kid who has big-city dreams? Add one of the following eight New York City-inspired toys to your collection and let him take just a little bite out of the Big Apple. There are so many fun ways to bring a piece of the big city into your little one's world, from Oeuf's newly introduced New York City collection [1] — which includes a cozy knitted alpaca black limo, Brooklyn brownstone, yellow taxi, and the Empire State Building — to Muji's modern city in a bag [2]. Keep clicking to find your favorite.

Oeuf New York City Collection

Oeuf [3]'s new New York City collection [4] ($68-$81) features four iconic items from the city: the yellow cab, the black limo, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn brownstone. All are knitted with Oeuf's signature baby alpaca.

Transit Museum New York Kids Puzzle

The Transit Museum's big subway map puzzle [5] ($20) helps kids learn their letters and numbers as they piece together New York City's five boroughs. The giant floor puzzle is two by three feet.

Muji New York in a Bag

Muji's New York in a Bag [6] ($15) comes with eight wooden city structures and six wooden cars, including city icons like the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Guggenheim Museum.

LEGO Empire State Building

A replica of the famous architectural landmark, the LEGO Empire State Building [7] ($25) is easy enough for young kids to put together with a little help and includes a booklet included with details on the design and history of the building.

Smiling Tree Toys Statue of Liberty Teether

Etsy's Smiling Tree Toys creates eco-friendly, organic teethers, including this Statue of Liberty design [8] ($12) of smooth maple. It also can be personalized [9].

Colette Bream Empire State Building

Etsy artist Colette Bream's Empire State Building pillow [10] ($81) can be used as a toy or as a cuddly addition to your nursery. The 26-inch-tall creation is made of 100-percent lambswool with polyester stuffing.

MoMA New York City Stamp Set

MoMA's New York City stamp set [11] ($10, originally $14) comes with taxi and skyscraper rubber stamps made of a maple wood block. Perfect for art projects, thank-you notes, and city crafts.

A Little World Statue of Liberty

Etsy seller A Little World's Statue of Liberty pillow [12] ($38) is made of hand-embroidered cotton, stuffed with soft nonallergic poly-fiber, and is appropriate for kids of all ages.


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