I included the Big Fun toy store on our Cleveland itinerary for its name, obviously.
It’s not the world’s largest toy store (that would be the Toys R’ Us in Times Square), but it lives up to its name by giving you a really enjoyable trip down memory lane! Big Fun, which has been around for almost 20 years, has two locations. We went to the one in the Coventry neighborhood. Both are stuffed to the brim – literally from floor to ceiling – with an amazing array of toys, collectibles, novelties and gag gifts.
Their own description says it best: “a cathedral of counter-culture, a warehouse of nerdabilia and nostalgia.”
Matt spent his time peering into the Star Wars memorabilia showcase. The Boy was awestruck by the Nintendo game cartridges that pre-date his existence. The Girl looked through drawers of cheap plastic toys; the kind you end up with in party favor bags.
It’s the old school stuff that really called out to me. I was partial to the Happy Days character action figures (especially Potsie; wasn’t he such a doll?!), and the full line of bacon products: