How to Replace Practically Anything
What to know: For items still in production, check first with the manufacturer. If you can’t find what you need through official channels, try a Web search (toy name + “parts”) or check eBay.
Where to go: To order parts from the world’s largest toy maker, Mattel, go to the Replacement Parts & Add-Ons Catalog in the Customer Service area of mattel.com. If your Scrabble set is short a few tiles or your Monopoly bank is running low on cash, the world’s second-largest toy maker, Hasbro, can help. Go to the Replacement Parts page on hasbro.com; you’ll find spare-part order forms to fill out and send in by mail or fax. Two specialty sites to keep in mind: toybrickbrigade.com, which offers thousands of new and used Lego parts, and kidswheels.com, which stocks parts for rideable toys.