I think some of the hand-crafted toys and dolls are the best. I've seen some high quality options available, and sometimes, they cost even less than mass-produced items made from who knows what (lots of plastic, usually). Where do you shop for handmade items? Does Etsy have any good deals? I've seen some other craft sites online, but I also like to look at craft fairs and flea markets sometimes. I should probably be shopping at craft supply shops and hobby stores to buy the materials to make my own dolls and other toys. A hand crafted toy could be passed down when the kids are grown.