News & Announcements

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Jul 05, 2018

At Hotaling Imports, we’re excited to introduce our newest line of products: decorative nightlights from Egmont Toys. Each of these beautiful lamps was created by the manufacturer in-house using original drawings on paper. With these nightlights, it’s easier for little ones to fall asleep, but each lamp also makes a nice decorative object in the room during the day. All of them are hand-painted.

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Jun 20, 2018

Between TV, computer, tablet, and cell phones, children are spending a lot of time staring at screens instead of playing with others. Most parents know intuitively that screen time should be limited to avoid the downsides of electronics, which include but aren’t limited to promoting eyestrain, obesity, and bad moods. Instead, kids should be playing to encourage growth in many different areas. Here are some tips for encouraging your child to play again.

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Jun 07, 2018

Papo is already known around the world as a high-quality manufacturer of toys. Based in France, this company prides itself on offering the kind of figurines that you can pass down from one generation to the next. Children love the authentic Papo collection because it’s carefully designed with authenticity, safety, and fun in mind, and every piece is painted by hand. Now Papo has come out with a new collection appealing to the youngest of children: Papo Baby.

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May 25, 2018

When parents are interested in purchasing a unique toy for their children, they don’t necessarily want another electronic gadget that needs new batteries. Instead, it’s a good idea to stock your toy or gift store with high quality products that promote child development in different ways. At Hotaling Imports, we’re proud to stock a large selection of DJECO puzzles, which are uniquely designed and illustrated. Here we’ll explain how puzzles promote childhood development and showcase our line of DJECO products.

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May 07, 2018

There’s something fascinating about prehistoric animals, but dinosaurs are especially captivating to young children. These animals were so much bigger than any other animal you can find at the zoo today, and many of them are ferocious and scary on top of that. At Hotaling Imports, we stock a huge collection of Papo dinosaur toys. Each of these pieces is handcrafted and made to last for generations. Here we explore some of our Papo wholesale dinosaur collection.

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Apr 24, 2018

Whether you own a small neighborhood toy store or a unique gift store, it’s important to have the right selection of products. At Hotaling Imports, we offer wholesale European specialty toys you can’t find anywhere else. While there will always be customers who are looking for the popular toys as seen on TV, many more people search for unique items of high quality instead. These are the kinds of toys that can be passed down to the next generation.

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Apr 16, 2018

When children play with toys, they’re not just having fun. The act of playing is the same as doing work for an adult, because it promotes their development in different ways. From building gross motor skills to helping them understand math concepts, the right toys can help your child learn and grow. Toys can even promote social skills when kids are playing with other children or adults.

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Mar 26, 2018

At Hotaling Imports, we’re always on the lookout for high quality, educational toys that provide hours of fun for children of all ages. Starting in April, we’ll be carrying a new line of products from a company based in the Netherlands, BS Toys. Here we’ll share some information about the company’s mission and the types of products you can expect to see.

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Mar 11, 2018

There is no shortage of toys parents can buy for their children. But there is a shortage of quality toys that encourage imaginative and interactive play. At Hotaling Imports, we focus on providing retailers with the kinds of toys that can be passed down to the next generation, because they’ll still be meaningful many years from now. Additionally, the right toys can encourage parents to interact with their children.

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Feb 26, 2018

Papo is known for their highly detailed figurines. This toy manufacturer has a wide selection of toys of all kinds, but their animals may be their most popular ones. We’ve already introduced Papo’s new prehistoric collection last month. This month, we’ll focus on the 2018 papo marine life figurines, where you’ll find a number of larger predators as well as an albatross and Inuit.

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Feb 13, 2018

DJECO is a toy manufacturer based in France. All their products meet and exceed European safety standards, which tend to be very strict. Their products are easily recognizable, because of the attention to detail that goes into designing them. You’ll also find that their puzzles and toys are intricately painted with attention to detail. At Hotaling Imports, we offer a large selection of Djeco toys. Today, we’ll highlight their art kits.

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Jan 22, 2018

If you’re part of the toy industry, you have probably heard of the Toy Fair in New York. This event is produced by The Toy AssociationTM, Inc. – the same organization that hosts the Toy of the Year Awards. You can find Hotaling Imports at booth #3135 at this year’s event, where we’ll showcase our unique toy selection that sparks creativity and imagination in children.

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Jan 08, 2018

When it comes to unique, beautiful, and handcrafted toys for children, Papo has what you’re looking for. As the exclusive U.S. importer for Papo Toys, we have added many of their new toys for 2018 to our available collection at Hotaling Imports. These new toys include a variety of animals, such as a bat and an albatross. However, Papo’s new prehistoric selection deserves special mention, because of the universal appeal of dinosaurs.

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Dec 12, 2017

There’s something magical about pretending to be someone else. Adults often wish to have different lives, but they just indulge in the fantasy. Children on the other hand, like to act things out to make it as real as possible. Their imagination is often clearly visible to outsiders as they battle imaginary foes and transform your home into a castle or fort. In fact, your child may not even respond to their name when they’re “in character”.

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Nov 20, 2017

It has been said that play is the work of children. While it may be inconceivable to an adult that children are developing important skills through their playtime all day long, it’s true. In fact, choosing the right educational toys for children is important for their development in several different areas.

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Nov 08, 2017

Most children and adults spend too much time on sedentary activities. It’s important to show your child that physical activity is a necessary and enjoyable part of your daily life. Fortunately, you don’t have to drag your kid to the gym (they’re most likely too young for that), and neither do you have to spend a lot of money on props. Here are 5 tips to make exercise fun for kids.

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Oct 17, 2017

Competing with big retail or toy stores can be intimidating. But if you set up your store up just right, customers will flock to you. The key to succeeding as a small business is to differentiate yourself from the competition. Here we offer five ideas to help you succeed.

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Oct 01, 2017

Every gift store is unique. This is what attracts customers to your store in the first place. They never know what they might find. If you want them to come back and talk about your store, then you need to pay special attention to your selection of toys. While some people will only gravitate towards small, cheap toys, most customers prefer high-quality products their kids can play with for years to come.

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Sep 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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Sep 08, 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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