Butler, Pennsylvania: Store Shaped Like a Stealth BomberShaped with the now-familiar radar-evading contours of the modern air force. Known (by its owners) as the "World's Coolest Toy Store." Well done.
- 2483 William Flynn Hwy., Butler, PA
- Eight miles north of US 422 on Hwy 8, east side. Just south of Hwy 138/Euclid Rd.
- M-Sa 10 am - 8 pm. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Store Shaped Like a Stealth Bomber
Playthings Etc is the toy store shaped like a stealth bomber. Right on Route 8.[Jennifer Peters, 06/03/2012]
According to the kid that works here, the owner wanted a store with a Western theme. When he threw a tarp over the model, it ended up looking like a bomber. The guy decided to go with the bomber.[Mike, 06/27/2010]
The Stealth Bomber Store is called Playthings Etc. It is owned by Todd and Nadine Shingleton of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. The structure is wood frame, with an aluminum skin that has more than 4,000 feet of weld, and expands and contracts nearly 2.5 inches, depending on the weather and temperature. Inside we have a custom made star dome with shooting stars, lasers, and an actual constellation pattern for this latitude and longitude on Dec. 30.
We consider this the "World's Coolest Toy Store." The toys range from toddler, educational, flying toys, kites, hobby products, collectibles, novelty, friction powered ride on cars, a pogo stick that goes 6 feet in the air, and many many more fun abnormalities. Our goal is to provide an alternate outlet for family fun, focusing on interactive and educational toys. We do not carry video games, and the toys you find in here would be practically impossible to find in any department store, or even Toys'R'Us.
We do indoor and outdoor demonstrations, in our parking lot, in our pond, and on our R/C track. The store is hands-on, and people are encouraged to touch and feel.
The newest addition to the fun is our three-wheeled futuristic company vehicle. It should be here around the end of April, or early May, and can be seen parked in front of the store, or driving around Butler.[Allen Di Frischia, 04/16/2006]
A very big, Stealth Bomber shaped store. Still under construction, but appears to be near completion, with a temporary sign that reads: "Playthings-etc." The exterior is completely of bright stainless steel colored metal.[Bill, 03/29/2005]
This was previously reported claiming to be "The World's Greatest Toy Store."