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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! I’ve 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.  and

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: it’s 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
It’s a 20 year tradition. The weekend before President’s 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 ASTRA’s 2013 Best Toys for Kids award. Find out why this classic reproduction is a favorite game among Independent Specialty Toy Stores!

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