Big Fun Toy Store to Close After 27 Years

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Big Fun regularly wins the "Best Toy Store" category in Scene's annual Best Of issue for good reason. Located in Cleveland Heights’ Coventry neighborhood, the independent store stocks a slew of hard-to-find toys from both the past and present.

If you’re looking for Star Wars, Transformers and G.I. Joe figurines, the place has got you covered.

Items stretch from floor to ceiling, and new toys come in daily. Need a whoopee cushion for a prank? Chances are, you can find it here. Playboy once named Big Fun, a place that comes off like a toy museum, one of the “coolest stores” in America.

Sadly, owner Steve Presser has announced the store will close after a remarkable 27-year run. Beginning Friday, Presser will sell everything at a 50 percent discount. His lease extends to the end of June, and he plans to keep selling inventory until the end of May.

We'll definitely miss the place.