Fat Brain Toys - Educational and Learning Toys
The very best educational toys, games, and gifts.
Fat Brain Toys Makes Fun, Educational Toys
Fat Brain Toys are the toy specialists. Their mission is to enrich the lives of those in your family by providing "A Smarter Way to Play." They do this by inspiring creativity and sparking curiosity in your children through the toys Fat Brain offers. They design and curate world-class toys and games, while at the same time providing an unheard-of customer experience. Whether you're shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, or a special child’s birthday, we at Lil’ Tulips have the toys and games from Fat Brain that will make a difference in a child's life.
Fat Brain has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for Montessori Toys, Puzzles, Brainteasers, or Building & Construction, you will find some of the best toys you’ve ever seen. Check out their STEM toys for those interested in science and technology, or for the nostalgic that wish to have their kids share in their similar experience, there are classic and retro toys!
The Fat Brain Toys Story of Educational Learning Toys
The term "garage start-up" is often used to describe companies with humble beginnings (whether they actually did start in a garage or not.) However, in the case of Fat Brain Toys, the garage was actually a stepping stone from a mere subterranean beginning.
In the fall of 2002, 10 year-old Adam Carson received a magnetic building toy called Geomag for his birthday. Fascinated with it, and looking to use up some of his additional birthday money, he searched online for a larger set. He quickly realized how difficult they were to find. The great idea came to him that he and his father (a web developer) should create their own online store to sell the specialty toy.
Shipping the toys out of the basement of their home in the small community of Elkhorn, Nebraska, this unlikely online toy store was somehow able to challenge the retail giants Toys-R-Us and Walmart. Fat Brain Toys became one of the largest online retailers of Geomag in the world! It didn’t take long for them to outgrow their basement space, so the family moved the entire business operation multiple times until they finally settled into an office, a warehouse, and two retail stores which they operate from still to this day.
Fat Brain Toys has grown in many other exciting ways as well. They began with their online store primarily selling magnetic toys, however, the company now offers over 7,500 different toys, games, and gifts. Fat Brain Toy Co. eventually began developing their own original line of educational toys. Their first creation, Dado Cubes, found a receptive market among consumers seeking higher-quality toys that help children properly develop their design and visual-spatial skills. Now, over 60 original Fat Brain toys and games have been developed and can be found at finer retailers coast-to-coast, including Lil’ Tulips, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Barnes & Noble, Learning Express, The Smithsonian, and many others.
In a time when many toy companies have struggled and failed, Fat Brain Toys is proof that quality products, hard work, and Midwestern hospitality can be a truly powerful combination.