by Mary Couzin, Chicagot Toy and Game Group | March 17 | 1 Comment
I love toy and game inventors, but am passionate about kid inventors. They are INCREDIBLE! Ive been lucky to be able to work with them for the past 8 years both on our Chicago Toy & Game Fair Young Inventor Challenge and the Toy & Game Inventor of the Year Young Inventor Award. The former is more like a Science Fair where the idea is not manufactured and the latter is for products already on the market. http://www.chitagfair.com/young-inventor-challenge/
by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association | March 10 | 0 Comments
Creative and imaginative, Pebble is a line of knit toys for babies and children. But their manufacturing story goes beyond creating a beautiful plaything: its about building and sustaining a community of women entrepreneurs. We interviewed Austin Miller of Kahiniwalla, a U.S. distributor, to learn how they work with Pebble to bring this incredible line of toys - and story - to the United States.
by Ed Wright, Funtastic Toyz | March 3 | 0 Comments
Its a 20 year tradition. The weekend before Presidents Day, Medina, Ohio explodes into an ice wonderland for the Medina Ice Festival!
by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association | February 17 | 0 Comments
In search of timeless strategic fun? How about taking a RISK! Winning Moves made a reproduction of the 1959 release of RISK that was nominated for ASTRAs 2013 Best Toys for Kids award. Find out why this classic reproduction is a favorite game among Independent Specialty Toy Stores!