About Us

Funky Planet Toys & Gifts sells fun, unique products for the young and young-at-heart.

We aim to provide a memorable experience that goes beyond just shopping. Come try out our toys in the Playcade, build something and put it up on display, or challenge your family to a tabletop game.

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We believe that play is essential at all ages, so we carry products for everyone from babies to adults. We offer creative construction toys, STEM toys, art supplies, craft kits, outdoor & active toys, plushies, board games, puzzles, stickers & stationery, novelties & pranks, pretend play sets, fidgets, and more.

Funky Planet Owners

Sage Macklay and David Nadolsky grew up in Minnesota, became best friends in high school, and got married after college. We've lived in many different places, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, and briefly Poland and Romania. We've always been kids at heart and carried a large collection of toys, games, and knick knacks around with us through all these moves. In 2020, we were feeling tired of moving around so much, and decided the time was right to follow our longtime dream of owning a toy store. We took many cross country road trips, looking for a place we wanted to settle down while visiting every toy store we could along the way. We were drawn to Alton, Illinois by the vibrant downtown, the natural beauty of the river valley, and the kindness and authenticity of the people we met there. We bought our house in Alton and moved here in November 2020.