Did you know Canada.. Mastermind Toys has just opened a second location in London ON - South London at 3120 Wonderland Road S (same area as Michael's, Canadian Tire, Adventures on Wonderland, etc).
Today my little man and I visited the new store and it is awesome! They've added on to the building to make it 5,000 sq ft and it is full to the brim with toys, books, crafts and more!
Lisa the Toy Whiz introduced us to some of the hottest toys of the season, including the new HEXBUG aquabots (I even picked up some of these for my boys for Christmas), Rainbow Loom (this is a MUST HAVE!), SkyTrix Stunt Glider (you might remember our review from the summer), really fun Bixbee backpacks (designed to sit high on little ones backs, genius!), GoldieBlox and B. Toys - B. Turns (I got this one for my little man!) and B. Meowsic Keyboard - alllll amazing! We also got a few sneak peeks on new products - like a couple new Sophie the Giraffe wooden toys!!! Baby Lucas decided to check out a few of the toys on display too. ;-)
If you are in the area you must hit up the new store for their Grand Opening this week! Running from this Thursday September 19th - Sunday September 22nd, pop in to check out the 25-ft Lego Man, Bountiful Balloon Decor, Free fun-filled favours, Cupcakes on Saturday and check your emails for a special Mastermind Toys coupon with a 25% savings on any one item! All this (except the Lego Man) is also happening at the North London at 685 Fanshawe Park Rd.
Some of my favourite features about Mastermind stores are their friendly, very knowledgeable staff, the amazing decor with huge stuffed animals, fun toys along the tops of the shelves and hanging from the ceiling, funky signage and colourful displays. It is our go to store for birthdays, parties, holidays and just because days. Talking about birthdays, if you find yourself on the way to a birthday party without a gift, this is your GO TO place - they will help you find the perfect gift, get you through the check out and wrap it for you for FREE so you can make it to the party on time! I LOVE their funky giftwrap and use it often; can't make it to the store? They gift wrap online orders for you as well.
Check out some of the purchases I made today, got a head start on my Christmas shopping! I also grabbed the Star Wars 2013 Advent Calendar that my boys are going to go nuts for come December. Even my hubby can't wait to bust open the new aquabots but we are waiting until Christmas on those! I did let Lucas have the B. Turns and the Lamaze T-Rex for his car seat, we are saving the GO! Go! Smart Wheels for his stocking though! Mastermind is amazing at having stocking stuffer and loot bag stuffer ideas, their products are functional, reuseable, FUN, not "junky" and not covered in sugar!
I'm going to surprise the boys with a trip to Mastermind Toys after school on Friday to check out the Grand Opening, I hope you can make it there too!