'That 80's Toy Shop' in Tonawanda provides a dose of déjà vu

They buy, sell and trade vintage toys
Posted at 4:50 PM, Oct 01, 2019

TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW-TV) — If you think your kids have a lot of toys, you haven't seen Dennis Aliviti's place. Last year Dennis opened 'That 80's Toy Shop' on Delaware Street in Tonawanda. The store is packed with familiar toy names like Star Wars, Transformers, Beanie Babies and Barbie.

Dennis says he sold on line for a while, but took the plunge and opened this store when the vintage toy market started going wild.

Dennis says his favorite toys when he was a child in the eighties was anything Star Wars. He adds "I think the eighties is the decade that defined pop culture and I think Star Wars did the same thing. They go hand in hand."

Over the last year he's been pleased to see adults and kids enjoy the store. With all the big box toy stores closing, he decided to start selling new toys too. Dennis says "We have the newest hottest toys as well as vintage toys" adding "we want to cater to everybody from three years old to a hundred and three and just make it a fun experience."

That 80's Toy Shop is at 645 Delaware St, Tonawanda , New York 14150 You can find them on Facebook and at their website.