Fire a 21-gun salute for the toy soldiers: Manhattan toy emporium F.A.O. Schwarz will close on July 15. The 153-year-old company has occupied the lobby of the General Motors Building on Fifth Avenue since 1986, but rising rent has forced its last remaining retail location to shut its doors. Toys "R" Us, which acquired the brand in 2009, hopes to reopen the store elsewhere in Midtown, but for now, its future remains uncertain.
We visited F.A.O. Schwarz last Thursday to find the three-floor institution still buzzing with tourists, and the line to play the famous floor piano as long as ever. Though the Muppet Whatnot Workshop has slashed the cost of its customizable puppets from $129 to $88.11, and we saw a lone shelf of discounted plush peacocks, F.A.O. Schwarz's famously astronomical prices show no signs of reentering the Earth's atmosphere.
Forty-two F.A.O. Schwarz products are pictured below, as spotted on the store's shelves last week. Believe it or not, their prices combine for a staggering total of $26,820.63. On average, that works out to $639.
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Red Crystal Etch-A-Sketch, Blue Classic Jeweled Etch-a-Sketch, Golden Slinky
Hansa Bengal Tiger
Hansa German Shepherd
Elegant Baby jewelry
Carrera Digital 132 Race Duel Playset
Cole Haan baby moccasins
Madame Alexander Wizard of Oz Steampunk Dolls (Dorothy)
Star Wars Death Star LEGO Set
"Tinkerbell" (Original artwork by Christian Lassen)
Yellow Submarine Beatles figures (individually priced)
Steiff Limited Edition Bears (clockwise from left): Humming Along, Goldie, Pansy, Tim
Avigo Range Rover Sport 12V Ride-On
Fossilized Shark Tooth
Steiff Tapsy Grey Goose
"Another Day in the Neighborhood" (Original artwork by Wes Archer)
Steiff Animal Rockers
Steiff Little Tom Teddy Bear
Barbie Malibu Mall
Hansa Unicorn Ride-On
Home Depot Big Builders Pro Shop
F.A.O. Classic Bear 54"
Kurt S. Adler Hollywood Nutcracker
Hansa Elephant Ride-On
Schoenhut Concert Piano and Bench
Penelope the Pup
Hansa Kangaroo, Giraffe, and Zebra
Clue Luxury Edition
Molly Fitzpatrick is senior editor of Fusion's Pop & Culture section. Her interests include movies about movies, TV shows about TV shows, and movies about TV shows, but not so much TV shows about movies.