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At very few places can you find a “Bewitched” bobblehead or a book called “The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You.” But for more than four years, Gidget’s Gadgets in Rehoboth Beach has survived by selling weird retro stuff like the original Bozo Bonanza Grand Prize game.
Surviving, that is, amid this technological era—or could it be because of it? At a time when 6-year-olds cry for Nintendo Wiis, consumers exhausted by mainstream glut might long for a good, old-fashioned Barrel of Monkeys.
“Our goal is to remind people that we weren’t always miserable,” says owner Steve Fallon. “Often, three generations of people will come in all at once. The grandmother fondly remembers buying the toy for her daughter, her daughter takes an interest, then the daughter buys it for her child.”
Fallon, fresh from toy conferences, has stocked new collectible Kid Robots from Japan, plus “Star Wars”, Betty Boop, and “The Wizard of Oz” figures.
Gidget’s also features original editions of popular games like Candyland and Chutes and Ladders. You can also find the original Rubik’s Cube, wind-up toys, spyglasses and basic balsa gliders.
Contact Gidget’s Gadgets at 227-4434, or visit gidgetsgadgets.net. —Maria Hess
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