Founded in 1980, HobbyTown USA is one of the world s largest retail hobby franchises. It has more than 190 franchisee stores in over 40 U.S. states. The chain s stores sell educational toys, miniatures, puppets and puzzle games from the Educational Insights, Journey's Edge, Elenco and Slinky Science brands. HobbyTown USA s stores offer miniature cars, parts, tracks, wooden trains, buildings and rockets for children. Its stores also provide board and card games. Its stores sell paints and tools, as well as accessories for cars and trucks. The chain additionally offers online gift cards and shopping options for products. HobbyTown USA operates a customer service department.