About

Big Fun. The name says it all doesn’t it! Ted Frankel, my long time mentor named the store 20 years ago in the fall of 1990. Ted is also famous for coining the phrase I base my business on: “Come shopping [....] leave smiling.” It’s that simple at Big Fun. We strive to find the coolest toys, gifts, and tchotchke out there for you, our customer.

Our original mantra,”Things you don’t need, but gotta have” still rings true today. We want our customers to feel better after walking through our doors. Let’s just say, it’s Bog Fun doing a public service. What you will find inside our front door is a veritable cornucopia of delights. We pride ourselves on the largest selection of vintage and collectibles around.

Once considered just a toy store, Big Fun has grown into a full blown award winning “department store.” We recently were named one of the 20 coolest stores in America by Playboy.com. We’re proud of our ever expanding gift areas that include fun baby gifts and stuff for the “over the hill” crowd.

Joke and gags continue to be a mainstay of Big Fun, along with our massive retro candy section, chock full of all those goodies that you enjoyed as a kid. We have greeting cards that will make you laugh and a special book section with closeout prices you won’t believe. And of course, how can you leave Big Fun without getting a cool custom T-shirt made for you while you wait? Finally, for the ex-patriots, Big Fun sports one of the best Cleveland souvenir sections in town.