In a city where many take themselves all too seriously, this is a store with a sense of humor. Look at that name – perhaps intended to scare off a certain type of squeamish customer – and take note of the unorthodox opening hours listed below.
The stock is not strictly vintage, but rather reproductions of old-style tin toys. Shelves are lined with colorful models of cars, chickens, penguins and a whole marching band of clowns and animals playing musical instruments; wind them up and watch them move.
Just when you thought you’d had your fill of marching robots, Old-Toxin hosts a sizeable army of the things.
Daily 10.42am-1.06am. 46 Fangjia Hutong (just south of Guozijian Jie), Dongcheng District. (138 1091 6465, email@example.com) 东城区方家胡同46号艺术园区 (国子监南临)