Items tagged “Toys & Recreation”

CHICAGO (December 14, 2010) – MMPI is pleased to welcome Nancy Michael as Senior Marketing and Strategy Director for the Gift & Home Décor industry, effective January 3, 2011. In her new role, Michael will be based in Chicago working directly with Trisha Schultz, Marketing Director and the entire Chicago Market team, as well as coordinating and leveraging marketing activity across all three locations; Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600

Winter is fast approaching and with that comes the excitement of SNOW! Something about the delicacy and pureness of a fresh snowfall is captivating as it floats from the heavens and blankets the earth below. Children are especially taken with the phenomenon of snow and, from the first flake, long to touch it, roll around in it, and hurl it into the air! Yet not every child gets to experience snow, or at least not as often as they’d like. With Snow To Go®, children can celebrate the joy of snow all year long!

Santa Barbara, CA (December 8, 2010) – Noodle Head, Inc. has launched Planet Pawparazzi (www.planetpawparazzi.com), a unique virtual playground, based on its top-selling Pawparazzi ® collectible toy line.

Pawparazzi pets are a cast of miniature plush dogs & cats with celebrity personalities mimicking the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Launched in 2006, Pawparazzi has a loyal following among girls ages 4-11, engaging them in a glamorous, imaginative world of fashion and fun.

Contact: Susan DeCoste / (805) 962-3084
J. Austin Ryan Designs
Teeny Tiny Optics
Andy & Evan

What better way to add that certain something to a gift-giving occasion than infusing it with real magic, particularly for children who delight in being “in the know” and periodically having the spotlight? That includes “children” of all ages, since adults also marvel at well-done magic that can bewilder their friends. The Giggle Guide® reveals magical products from Giddy Up™, Toysmith, Fantasma Magic and Bright Products, Inc. that work like a charm to spellbind your customers and conjure up spectacular sales!

Santa Barbara, CA (December 8, 2010) – Noodle Head, Inc. has launched Planet Pawparazzi (www.planetpawparazzi.com), a unique virtual playground, based on its top-selling Pawparazzi ® collectible toy line.

Pawparazzi pets are a cast of miniature plush dogs & cats with celebrity personalities mimicking the lifestyle of the rich and famous. Launched in 2006, Pawparazzi has a loyal following among girls ages 4-11, engaging them in a glamorous, imaginative world of fashion and fun.

Contact: Susan DeCoste / (805) 962-3084

Have you ever heard of the Snuggie®? How about Pillow Pets™? Chances are not only have you heard of these products; you probably have one in your home! The Snuggie® boasts sales in excess of $100 million; quite impressive since the brand has only been around for a few years. Pillow Pets™, on the other hand, have been around a little longer —about 7 years— and look to be one of the must have items for Christmas this year. What’s so appealing about these products? How are they thriving while so many other businesses are struggling? More importantly, what lessons can we glean to share in this success? The short answer: advertising.

Baby Bella Maya
Phillips Nizer LLP
Pedoodles

With the average 3-year-old watching several hours of television every day, pediatricians are making recommendations to get kids off the couch and engaged in active learning. Parents may feel unequipped to help their little ones find constructive activities, but thanks to the expert design of Grasshopper Prep Kits, all the work is done and parents and children can enjoy creative and fun learning time together!

When Debbie Runge and her father received more greeting cards at a shared birthday party than they could keep, Debbie decided to invent a product that, unlike cards, could be paid forward and reused over time. That thrifty thought led her to create WebRappers, re-recordable 8” plush toys that can be customized with songs and personal greetings. Velcro on WebRappers allows gift givers to wrap the toys around presents to celebrate special occasions and milestone events. They can be wrapped around cribs, baskets, bottles and practically anything one can imagine!

Register Now

The online pre registration for this next edition of Playtime NY is now open from our website www.playtimenewyork.com

WHEN IS PLAYTIME NEW YORK?
March 5-7, 2011

WHERE:
82Mercer. A beautiful and easy-to-access venue in Soho, NYC.

Contact: Playtime New York / (212) 947-3443
Caletha Crawford
Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S)
RuffleButts / RuggedButts

Is anything more desirable to new parents than a full night’s sleep? Parents are always looking for ways to enjoy a restful night for themselves and their children. The Sandman seems to be catching a few more zzz’s himself, since innovations in children’s sleep products have more families nodding off peacefully! Help your weary customers get the blissful shut-eye of their dreams with soothing products from sleep specialists SwaddleDesigns, Cloud B, Good Nite Lite, and The Gro Company.

The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® offers the best in programming and special events and this January is no different. As usual, The Chicago Market will offer mix of special late night shopping, networking opportunities and educational programming and seminars that are not to be missed. Event highlights include seminars and book signings from interior designers Frank Fontana and Mick De Giulio, extended late night shopping on January 22 and January 23 and a social media panel moderated by Meredith Schwartz of Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600

We know how hard it can be to stock your store with earth-friendly gifts that’s just right for the little ones. So we have put together a Gift Guide featuring of our top selling toys as well as a special section of top toys retail for under $20. No need to spend a fortune to find the perfect present!

So whether you’re customer is shopping for their child, grandchild or another special little guy or gal in their world, we have the perfect, thoughtful, eco-friendly gift for your store.

Contact: Dandelion / (407) 671-6000

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