Hi! We are Rene and Steve Nordhus, two individuals who started off with two young children who noticed a need in the local community for a beautiful store full of extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, quality toys from all over the world. In the early 90’s, the owners started selling Little Tikes play toys to local families out of their home. The entire family, including their two children pitched in for many years after they opened their first store front in Barlow Plaza. The growth of the store took off exponentially when the TY Beanie Baby craze hit in the late 90’s. Then in the 2000’s, the store moved into its current home in the Miracle Mile Shopping Center where is continues to provide Rochester, Minnesota with the #1 Parent & Teacher recommended Toy Store.