News & Announcements

news
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.

news
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.

news
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.

news
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”.

news
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.

news
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.

news
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.

news
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.

news
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.

news
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.

news
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.

news
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

news
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.

news
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.

news
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 ...

news
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.

news
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?

news
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.

news
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.

news
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.

Showing 1 - 20 of 27 Items