10 Cool Local Toy Stores | Cincinnati & Dayton

Whether the occasion is a holiday present or a birthday gift, or you’re just picking out a toy for a kid you love, we think you’ll find what you’re looking for with this list of toy stores in Indy. Most of these toy stores are locally owned, which is a plus. When you shop local, your gift purchase means you are giving back to your community!

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We’ve compiled them all in our Guide to 10 Local Toy Stores around Cincinnati and Dayton:


King Arthur’s Court Toys

3040 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio

We love King Arthur’s Court Toys — this small business anchors Oakley’s Kid’s Row, and is one very special and beloved Cincinnati toy store. With an extensive display of toys and a play area in the basement, King Arthur’s is hard to beat!

King Arthur’s Court Toys

Coolest Toys on Earth

6840 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, Ohio

If the name doesn’t get you to this shop, the collection of toys sure will. Elliot at Coolest Towns on Earth, has an intense fascination for cool toys – and created a store devoted to toys that will earn you the ‘best present at the party’ award.

Yellow Springs Toy Company

252 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs, Ohio

Yellow Springs Toy Company is a unique specialty toy store in Yellow Springs Ohio, features toys, books, games, puzzles, and gifts for all ages!

Stoney’s Village Toy Shoppe

323 West 6th St, Covington, Kentucky

There’s a bit of magic to be found in this independent toy shoppe tucked away in Mainstrasse Village, an historic happening place in Covington, Kentucky. With a focus on educational, creative and inspirational toys, Stoney’s offers a great selection of toys, baby gifts, board games, puzzles, musical instruments and more.

Mike’s Vintage Toys

508 E 5th St Dayton, OH 45402

Mike’s Vintage Toys is not only one of the best places to buy action figures, toys and collectibles, but they are also a one stop shop when it comes to locals wanting to sell and trade!

Mike’s Vintage Toys

O’Smiley’s Dolls & Collectibles

2103 Beechmont Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio
When looking for all things vintage, O’Smiley’s has it all! Vintage Star Wars, Mego’s, Hot Wheels, Hot Toys, 80’s Transformers, Vintage Action Figures, Tonner, Fashion Integrity, Kenner, Sideshow Collectibles, Heman, Horror, Disney, Enesco, Marvel, DC, Comics, 1/6 Scale, Lunchboxes, Madballs… the list goes on and on!

Saturday Morning Heroes Toys

11119 Reading Rd., Sharonville, Ohio

From avid collectors to kids in search of their new favorite action figure, Saturday Morning Heroes Toys has something for everyone!

Play Library

1517 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

The most unique toy concept in town, the Play Library in OTR lets kids borrow toys and games the same way they’d borrow books from the library! Browse, check out, play, return — then do it all again! Memberships start at just $15/month — less than the cost of a few Matchbox cars from Amazon! This is a the most wallet- (and eco-) friendly way to refresh your kids’ play room.

Photo credit: Facebook/Play Library

Happen, Inc. Toy Lab

4203 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio

While not technically a toy store, for just $10, kids can create one-of-a-kind toys from upcycled throwaways in Happen’s Toy Lab.

Blue Turtle Toys

2314 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, Ohio

Blue Turtle Toys has been providing fun to the Dayton, Ohio area since 1999. The store is located in the Oakwood neighborhood just a few miles south of downtown Dayton. The store has been described as a “local gem” where young and old alike can find unique toys, books, games, puzzles, dolls and novelties from all over the world.

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