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Aug 18, 2017

If your store’s selection doesn’t include any musical toys yet, then you may be missing out. Musical instruments designed for young children sell well, because these are meaningful toys. Music provides a lot of benefits for a young child’s development, and their parents won’t mind purchasing an instrument, even if they would be tempted to object to buying other toys.

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Aug 18, 2017

Imaginative and pretend-play are the cornerstones of every happy childhood. A dollhouse is the perfect toy for young children, because they can use their creativity to create a world that’s all their own.

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Aug 17, 2017

For nearly 20 years Papo has been accompanying children and youngsters in their development and discovery of the world around them. Childhood is synonymous with dreams and adventures and it is in this spirit that the first princesses, princes, dragons and knights were created. The Papo figurines cover different universes ranging from animals to amazing realism, to original and playful characters.

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Aug 10, 2017

American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Members Name Djeco Blocks for Infants - Topanifarm to the 2017 "Best Toys For Kids Award" List

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Jul 15, 2017

If you’re around kids on a regular basis, then you know that most of them are simply fascinated with dinosaurs. Dinosaur obsession can start at an early age, and many want-to-be paleontologists can memorize the most difficult dinosaur names before then can even spell their own name. There’s simply something about dinosaurs that no other animal species can compete with. And that’s why children will never get enough of the Papo dinosaur collection.

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Jul 12, 2017

Customers are always looking for something different. Most big box stores display the same types of toys all the time, which is why customers enjoy browsing novelty toys and European specialty toys. You can make your store stand out from the rest by offering the kinds of items your customers can’t wait to take home.

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Jun 26, 2017

Toy stores are fascinating to children and adults, because they allow you to use your imagination and rediscover things you have long forgotten. One of the reasons the Papo brand is so popular is that it features a huge collection of quality toys of all kinds. And it’s not just about animals. The collections include ...

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Jun 13, 2017

Anyone who has ever had a child interested in dinosaurs has probably learned more about these extinct creatures than they care to remember. A dinosaur-obsessed child will memorize the names of the dinosaurs (and some of them are real tongue twisters), what they eat, when they lived, and who their enemies were. Even children who are unable to read can retain a surprising number of facts about their favorite animals.

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May 16, 2017

Think back to your favorite toy when you were a young child. Remember that stuffed animal you loved, or the toy soldiers that you spent hours carefully arranging? Or maybe that sweet doll that you told all of your secrets to as you played house or pretended to be a mom. Imagine how great it would be to have that old companion back by your side, if only for nostalgia’s sake. How much would you pay to have that feeling back for just a little bit?

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May 01, 2017

An enormous part of early life in toddlers and children involves pretend play. This imagination-fueled playtime is of great importance to early childhood development. Pretend play has numerous benefits, including increasing social skills, fostering cognitive development, and contributing to emotional development.

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Apr 11, 2017

From Candy Crush to Plants vs. Zombies and everything in between, mobile games and apps have taken over in children's entertainment. But, while strangers may appreciate the quiet of a kid engrossed with a screen rather than running around, many parents and grandparents are concerned.

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Apr 01, 2017

Toy Fair 2017 is one of the world's largest toy and game conventions. In February of 2017, over 20,000 toy and game retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers made it to New York to see exhibitions and products from over 1,100 companies.

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Mar 12, 2017

Selling toys and gifts can be fun and rewarding, especially when you sell to smaller communities who come to rely on you for expertise and trends. However, whether you own a neighborhood toy store, a specialty toy shop, or a hobby and gift shop, you are probably competing with big stores, online sites like Amazon, and even other small-scale toy stores. While competition is vital to commerce, it also means you may have to work harder to be found and to make sales.

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Mar 10, 2017

While cheap and discount wholesale toys abound, more and more retailers are leaving them behind and moving to smaller, more exclusive brands. These brands, like Le Toy Van or Papo, are known for their quality, unique designs, and creative take on traditional children's toys. While cheap and affordable has been the name of the game for toy retailers for more than a decade, that is changing as consumer perspective shifts towards eco-consciousness, creativity, and longevity, which now often taking precedence over cheap.

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Feb 01, 2017

Liontouch is a Denmark novelty toys manufacturer specializing in medieval, renaissance, and fantasy toys. The brand was founded on the belief that children play as naturally with swords and weapons as with balls and dolls, and they hold true to that by inspiring children around the world with their range of quality weapons and costumes.

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Feb 01, 2017

Play & Go is a Belgian creative company specializing in colorful and quality play accessories for children of all ages. The brand offers a single product, the Play & Go mat, which comes in a wide variety of colors and prints to inspire creativity, responsibility, and fun.

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Jan 01, 2017

Le Toy Van specializes in creating high quality painted wooden toys for children aged 1 to 3 and up. This UK toy manufacturer creates specialty toys designed to inspire creativity, engagement, and imagination using a range of themes including fantasy, medieval, farming, and more... read more.

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Jan 01, 2017

For toy shops and gift stores in search of unique and beautiful toys, DJECO is a source of inspiration and creativity. This French toy manufacturer specializes in artisan toys, games, and puzzles, complete with unique and beautiful artwork designed to appeal to children and adults alike... read more.

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Jan 01, 2017

Connoisseurs of fine toys around the world know Papo for their quality and creative designs which bring animals, knights, cowboys, and fairy tales to life with intricate, hand painted details. Papo is a French toy company specializing ... read more.

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