ToyFun® is Glendale's CREATIVE Toy Store

After listening to the comments of Swain's customers it was realized that the area needed a toy store that catered to the creative and reading needs of children from newborn to preteen. When planning Swain's expansion in 2004, it was decided to create a "store within a store" called ToyFun®.


Swain's utilized the talents of one of their experienced buyers, who at the time was the mother of a six-year-old daughter and twin four-year-old boys (who often served as testers of toys and books), to select all the toys and books and to merchandise the ToyFun® store.


The products for the new store were selected to emphasize toys that are NOT electronic, require few batteries, are unique to independent toy stores and are NOT found in mass market or "big box" stores.

The ToyFun® selection highlights a love of wooden toys, imaginative toys, puzzles, puppets and games that are creative and fun. Many of the toys selected for the ToyFun® store may be remembered from your own childhood.


The expansion also gave Swain's an opportunity to enlarge the art and craft oriented merchandise for children. The children's book selection is extensive, very special and unique to Swain's. ToyFun® is a great store for parents and grandparents looking for the very unique, imaginative or creative gift for any special occasion or just for the ToyFun® of it.


The immediate success of the ToyFun® concept was evidence that our customers were correct on the area's need for such a unique and special toy store.

Here are just some of the many brands we carry.

Blankie Tails

Blue Orange Games

Breyer Horses



Crazy Aarons Putty

Creativity for Kids



Douglas Plush

Elenco Electronics


Faber Castell

Folkmanis Puppets

Great Pretenders

Green Toys


Gund Plush



Hohner Instruments



Kwik Stix

Laser Pegs



Manhattan Toys


Melissa and Doug

Micro Kickboard

Orb Factory



School Zone


Smart Games


Thames & Kosmos

Two Bros Bows

Ty Plush

USAopoly Games

Wow Toys



Since 1949 when Stanley Swain opened the store, Swain's has been servicing artists in Glendale, Burbank  Pasadena, and Los Angeles with solid customer service for nearly 70  years. You will find the largest selection of brand name Artist Supplies in the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys; greeting cards, gift wrap and note cards; and ToyFun, our toy store within a store has all the latest and traditional toys. Whether you are a beginning artist, professional artist, college student or a grandparent looking for a gift. Swain's has what you need in a clean and comfortable shopping environment.

537 N. Glendale Ave.

Glendale, CA 91206-3307




Mon – Fri 9:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday 10:00am — 6:00pm

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