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In its 254 years, the world's oldest toy store has never had a New York City location—though that might change. The London-based Hamleys, which opened in 1760 (before America was even a thing), is reportedly scouting locations in the city, as well as spots in Chicago and Los Angeles. News comes as potentially earth-shattering intelligence for those with children, as well as those who simply enjoy playing with cool train sets and glow-in-the-dark science kits—as a joke, obviously. [The Real Deal]