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Best ‘Blast From the Past’ Vintage Stores

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Feeling a bit nostalgic? Want to take your kids or grandkids to see what fun was like when you were a youngster? Check out these shops in Seattle, where toys, games, music and treats are just like you remember.

Atomic Boys Shop-O-Rama
4311 SW Admiral Way SW
Seattle, WA 98116
206.938.3255
http://www.atomicboysseattle.com

A cool tin wind-up robot, we’ve got it. Whats that? You’ve always wanted a zombie play-set? Sure, why not? Tiddledy Winks, Balsa Gliders, Gnomes with rocket packs, Sea-Monkeys? Look no further than Atomic Boys! All the retro games and toys, novelties and nostalgia you could want under one roof.

Seattle Pinball Museum
508 Maynard Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
206.623.0759

Come treat the kids AND yourself to some silverball at this Chinatown-International District hands-on “museum” dedicated to the preservation of pinball for future generations! With machines that span seven decades, you are sure to see and experience the game that kids loved to play before the Xbox and Wii. Come see more than 40 vintage pinball machines set to free play just for you! $10.00 general admission, $7.00 Children 12 and under. Beer, soft drinks and snacks are available for purchase.

Nama’s Candy Store
102 1/2 5th Ave North
Edmonds, WA 98020
425.771.4606
http://www.NamasCandyStore.Com

A good old-fashioned hometown candy store located in downtown Edmonds. Nama’s features chocolates from around the country as well as local candies. Over 100 cubicles of sweet and sour treats, including a huge selection of “old time candies” from days gone by. Penny candy, Pop Rocks, Clark bars and more!

Archie McPhee
1300 N 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.archiemcpheeseattle.com

Widely considered to be a Mecca for connoisseurs of the strange and one of Seattle’s top ten weird destinations, it is truly an attraction without a parallel. Rubber chickens, 3-D glasses, magic 8 balls and more. Fun stuff you remember as a kid, plus new stuff that you and your kids can laugh and talk about. Toys, candy and awesome stuff that makes you happy.

Jive Time Records
3506 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle WA, 98103
206.632.5483
http://www.jivetimerecords.com

There’s just something about vinyl, 45’s and 33’s. Jive Time was named the Best Place to Buy Vinyl by Seattle Weekly in 2011. Sell or trade your records, or peruse through thousands of albums, including genres like classic rock, psych, prog, punk, reggae, soul, jazz, blues, country, folk, classical, and much more.

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