by Smarty Pants Kids | April 18 | 0 Comments
Looking to buy USA? Makya Vandiver-Hawkins is sharing her five favorite American made toys!
by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association | March 24 | 0 Comments
Designed for little fingers, Shoenhut toys make concert-quality sound. We caught up with them to learn more about their company philosophies, why they believe music education is important for all kids and what tunes keep them grooving all work day long.
by The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association | March 17 | 0 Comments
Ever wondered how great toys are made? Who comes up with such creative ideas? We sat down with Joe Rooper of Hog Wild Toys to talk about how they come up with their outside-of-the-box toy products like ninja fighting chopsticks. Believe it or not, many of their ideas come from outside inventors. Including rocket scientists and bartenders.
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/