Shop Small: Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom

Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom began as an outgrowth of Troy Cefaratti’s fascination with LEGO blocks and other toys.

Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom began as an outgrowth of Troy Cefaratti’s fascination with LEGO blocks and other toys.

“It was a way to afford collecting,” he said. “You can’t keep everything.”

The shop at 1180 S Main Street in North Canton evolved into a go-to store for collectors and hobbyists that carries thousands of current versions of old favorites.

“Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom specializes in quality, imagination-powered toys for kids of all ages, carrying the brands kids love, and parents and grandparents trust,” said the store’s marketing specialist, Heather Marks. “It’s the toy store we all wish we had in our town growing up, featuring a wide selection of toys and hobby items, a huge play area, unique and fun workshops and, of course, our famous LEGO® displays.”

Marks said Sir Troy’s refrains from chasing the latest toy fad, “that has usually faded away before the presents are even done being unwrapped,” instead focusing on “quality toys that have withstood the test of time and stand out as quality favorites.”

5 Gifts for toy lovers

My Little Railway Set
(Hape), Age: 18 months to 5 years
This quality starter set, which can be added to over the years and fits seamlessly with the other wooden train brands we carry, features a banana train that passes pop-up monkeys and cars that chime as they pass over the xylophone tracks.

Large City Zoo
(Playmobil), Age: 4+
This is a great set to start a Playmobil collection off with or build on to a current collection. Lots of pieces means lots of play time. Since this is part of a larger line it allows the gift giver to give something new to build onto the collection each holiday.

Garbage Truck
(Bruder), Age: 3 to 12 years
Bruder boasts its toys are just like the real thing only smaller, so these trucks not only have the arm to reach out and collect the trash cans, but they will compact the trash and dump it too.

Chloe Care for Me Vet Set
(Breyer), Age: 3+
Here is the chance for your child to care for his or her very own play pony and keep her healthy.

Creator Robo Explorer
(LEGO), Ages: 7-12
LEGO Creator sets are great because they come with instructions to rebuild as two other items. This set has instructions to build as a Robot Dog with a light-up jet pack or a Robot Bird with light-up eyes!

Sir Troy’s Toy Kingdom
ADDRESS: 1180 S Main St., North Canton
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Sunday