About us

Tom Jones is the owner of Oxford, Michigan’s own neighborhood toy store, Funky Monkey Toys.

Funky Monkey Toys opened August 6th, 2010, in a historic building in quaint Downtown Oxford. Our building might be vintage, but our offerings and activities are anything but. 

Funky Monkey Toys offers toys, games and novelties not commonly found at big-box stores. We carry classic toys, wooden toys, educational toys, games, puzzles, puppets, robots, flying toys, outdoor toys, arts and crafts, books, magic tricks, fidget toys, and a wide variety of sensory-therapy toys. We carry a large selection stuffed animals and pride ourselves on having hard-to-find ones from pelicans to sloths.

So what makes Funky Monkey Toys different? Jones, a.k.a. Mr. Monkey, promises our toys are off the beaten path. Those looking for video games or mass-produced toys associated with movies or TV shows won’t find them here. “Most of our toys are ‘analog.’ It’s all high quality, and an eclectic mix. A lot of the toys are wooden…classic, durable, and often nostalgic for parents and adults,” Jones said. “A lot of customers have said they take a trip down memory lane when they see our toys.”

We love being a neighborhood, specialty toy store. We hope we can capture our quaint-store spirit and share that with our online browsers. Click around, and contact us with any questions or special requests. Our inventory changes daily, so though we don’t sell our toys through this site, we do lots of transactions via phone and email and will ship anywhere in the U.S. We’d love to hear from you!

ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailers Association)
Oxford Leader “Best of the Best” – 1st Place Best Toy Store”
Detroit A-List – 1st Place “Best Children’s Gifts”
Oakland Press “Best of the Best” – 1st Place “Best Toy Store”
Member Oxford Chamber of Commerce

“Love, love, love this toy store! Awesome selection of unique toys, great reading/playing area for the kiddos, and the nicest staff! A perfect way to support a local small business and be the best gift-giver around! They have birthday wish baskets for kiddos with upcoming birthdays so it takes the guess work out of gift giving for parents. They have supported many local events and have made monkey appearances at my preschool – always a child favorite! My children and I always laugh at the funny jokes/riddles they post on their sign on M-24 as well. If you haven’t stopped in yet, you are missing out! Just last week I was in and they are special ordering a tank top for me that will support dog rescues in the area! They’re the BEST! Thank you, Funky Monkey Toys, for being awesome!”

– Julie