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TOYFEST 2022

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Providing Quality Products at Incredible Prices! 


As a family owned and operated business, we survived and thrived in 2021 and look forward to an exciting 2022. Texas Toy Distribution is primarily operated by Breana, Miles, and Ryan, who are 28 year-old triplets. 

Texas Toy Distribution has several extensive lines including NASA licensed items, an extensive plush line, The Paleo Collection, Sluban building bricks, fidget toys, Das Machine Diecast and R/C, puzzles, and custom-made items.

We have a consistent supply chain of our best-selling items along with new items arriving regularly. The parents, Carol and Jerry, oversee the strict quality control by spending the majority of their time at the factories.

Texas Toy Distribution values long-term relationships by having a minimum order requirement of ONE item.  Most orders received by 2Pm ship that same day.  “We work with our customers to identify their strong points and their needs.  Our design team can create custom products to fit their needs.”  

When you call, you will always speak with one of the family.

Products from the minds of parents, for the benefit of kids everywhere.

For Kids By Parents®, Inc. was created out of the need to solve a particularly annoying parenting problem with my oldest son in his potty training phase, peeing through the gap between the toilet seat and bowl.  My attempt to solve this problem resulted in the creation of our 1st product, the P-flector®, which is our initial contribution to the juvenile products industry.  

The P-flector® is a flexible urine shield that attaches to the underside of a toilet seat and blocks the gap between the toilet seat and bowl, preventing seated potty-training kids from peeing through the gap.  The P-flector® therefore keeps potty training kids’ clothes and floors dry; say goodbye to cleaning up urine puddles, yellow stains down the front of the toilet or yellow stained floors in front of the toilet.  The P-flector® is easy to attach, can be cleaned in place and saves parents and care-takers time and avoids the frustration of cleaning up the mess associated with this type of potty-training accident.  

The P-flector® is made of a flexible material that allows it to conform to the shape of both flat bottom round and elongated toilet seats.  It can also attach to some curved bottom seats.  It’s attached to the seat with pressure sensitive double-sided tape and once attached, it can stay in place for extended periods of time.  While the tape is not permanent, additional tape is available to reapply it as needed.  

The P-flector® has won the 2021 Mom’s Choice Award, and Creative Child Magazine’s 2020 and 2019 Product of the Year Award in their Potty-Training Category.  It was also a nominee for the All Baby & Child 2018 New Product Award of Distinction in the Parent Helpers Category.  While we did not win this award, we were very happy with the nomination.

While the P-flector® was designed for potty training kids, For Kids By Parents®, Inc. has learned that individuals with special needs and seniors also use the P-flector®.  We are happy to see that the P-flector® can benefit a wide range of users.  The P-flector® (and additional tape) are available on Amazon.com.  

www.forkidsbyparents.com
info@forkidsbyparents.com

Bringing the Play into your Holiday!

Keep your stockings stuffed this holiday season with fun, educational surprises from PBN'J Games! Looking for something new to do on Christmas day and beyond? We offer a lovable line of award-winning, family-friendly, affordable games for all ages!

contact@pbnjgames.com
www.pbnjgames.com

A new kind of publisher, for a new kind of reader 


Reading is changing.

We live in an age of distractions, with entire industries built around the goal of getting our attention. At the same time, the popularity of short-form entertainment has exploded. Given these trends, it’s only natural for our attention spans to be decreasing, and our patterns of consuming information to be changing.

Where does Second Story Up fit in?
Long-form fiction is our passion, exciting stories of adventure and mystery that also speak in terms of metaphor and analogy. The best story, for us, is one that’s fast and easy to read. It takes us away from the world, but stays with us long after we’re done reading. It leaves us asking questions and looking around with new eyes.

The mission of Second Story Up is to bring those kinds of experiences to today’s readers.

Our first two books, Bradley's Dragons and The Boy With The Sword, are award-winning books for kids aged 8 - 16. They're available in hardback, paperback, and e-book.

Those are just the beginning. While we continue to work on more books, we’re also building new ways to share our stories, and by "our" we don’t mean just the ones we are writing.

Those are only the beginning.

Second Story Up
PO Box 621166
Oviedo, FL 32762
www.secondstoryup.com
sales@secondstoryup.com

ToyFest West 60th Anniversary Celebration

The Western Toy & Hobby Representatives Association (WTHRA) is thrilled to host the next event in The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas for its 60th Anniversary Celebration taking place March 9 -11, 2022. We hope moving ToyFest West to a new venue will bring excitement for retailers and manufacturers alike. The strong demand of the toy category and the challenges with short supplies will ensure that stores will need goods in Q1 2022. ToyFest West offers new product that many retailers might not have the opportunity to see at Toy Fair in NY making ToyFest West a valuable alternative!

WTHRA still considers the pandemic to be relevant and will pay close attention to detail when hosting the 2022 event. Steps will be taken to keep people safe and the Las Vegas, Clark County laws will be followed at the time of the event. WTHRA will not require people to be vaccinated to attend or exhibit at ToyFest, unless mandated by Clark County. WTHRA will ask people to show their vaccination card at registration if they do not want to wear a mask inside.

We expect attendees to have a wonderful time attending the tradeshow, enjoy the new updated Gala format, have fun attending Morning Masterpieces and Game Night as well as our Seminar and Best of ToyFest event. New this year, Retailers will have the opportunity to shop the show rooms in the Market Center giving them more availability to product. We hope our Exhibitors and Rep companies will see many retailers in person and have the opportunity to write orders and provide wonderful service to them.

For more information, please visit toyfestwest.com.



INSPIRING JOYFUL MEALTIMES WHILE CARING FOR OUR EARTH

Funkins is the multi-award winning, loveable eco- conscious children’s brand of mealtime products that are thoughtfully designed with fun patterns that kids love. The bright and cheerful collection of reus- able and washable lunch bags, napkins, and place- mats have been packing smiles into lunch boxes for over 10 years.

Funkins NEW toddler and children’s dish sets are already a top selling gift item for new moms! These adorable dishes are made of sustainable bamboo- ber and they are an eco-friendly mealtime solution that is both safe and fun.

Joining the Funkins line-up this year are match- ing gel icepacks, lunchbox note cards, peel & stick labels, and sticky notes, all in the brand’s top sell- ing patterns, including Mermaids, Unicorns, Ninjas, Koalas and more!

Created by a mom who was looking for kid-sized cloth napkins for her children’s school lunchboxes, the Funkins line has continued to grow every year offering innovative and reimaged lunch time prod- ucts that parents and kids are looking to buy. Offer all products as a set, or mix and match to create a custom gift.

Funkins is known and trusted by families, teachers, and retailers for their high-quality products that are bright and joyful and help keep eating spaces clean. Funkins is the winner of a 2021 Good Housekeeping Parenting Award, is a Parent Tested Parent Approved Award winning brand, and has received multiple Creative Child Product and Eco-Friendly Product of the Year awards. In recent years the products have also become celebrity favourites by the families of Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, Jennifer Lopez, and dozens of top family in uencers across North America. Funkins is a must-have for all family mealtime needs, from school and meals-on-the-go, to picnics, camps and more!

Japanese Blind Box Miniature Figurines by BCmini

Japanese Blind Box Figurines are the Newest and Hottest Product from BCmini! A traditional Japanese game of chance adds to the exciting experience of each box as you never know which one you will get! This is the perfect item for unboxing videos and collectors.

Designed and distributed by Japan, each set comes in a beautiful and colorful POP display box showing all the possible figurines in each set. Every box includes a highly detailed painted miniature figurine. The miniature size makes these items the perfect gift that is the perfect size to place anywhere around the home. Choose from a wide variety of cute and silly animal figurines, colorful gummy buddies, intricate Samurai Armor and more!

Each POP box can be opened and placed on your store shelves directly. Sets come with 10 to 16 individually sealed boxes depending on the style. Each piece costs $3 wholesale with a suggested retail of $6.99 each.

These Blind Boxes are considered limited editions and are sought out by collectors. Be sure to get your complete sets before they are gone!

Established in 1977 BCmini is an American wholesale company and distributor for fun and unique Japanese stationary and toys. Visit BCmini.com to view all categories of products with multiple images or call toll-free, 800-592-9000, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm PST.  

bcmini.com
mac@bcmini.com
800-592-9000
101 Quint Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

Adventerra Offers Cool Games to Help Save a Warming Planet

Adventerra’s new preschool line of beautiful jigsaw puzzles and games gently shows children how to care for our world. Adorable sea creatures, cool polar animals, and funny recycling bins introduce young kids to saving water, climate change, and recycling. They also have an endangered species matching game and an additional puzzle showing kids how to go green. Your family will love these eco educational games!

Saving Water

There is so much that kids can do to conserve water...like turning off the faucet while brushing their teeth! These 12 mini puzzles provide a fun challenge for kids ages 2+. On the red-edged pieces, adorable sea creatures show how water is wasted in everyday life, but on the green edged pieces, they show ways that children can save water.

Polar Adventure

Save the polar animals in this fun new board game for children ages 4+. Take a running start, jump from iceberg to iceberg, and try to reach the safety of the great glacier. Roll the die, and slow down or speed up when you roll a car, a factory, a ship, or a tree. It’s a great way to introduce children to the problem of climate change, and how they can fight it!

Hungry Bins

These bins are hungry! In this classification and memory game for ages 3+, children must find two of the same materials before feeding them to the proper bin. Fill them up with their favorite plastic, glass, paper, or food scraps, and win by recycling all 16 materials. Mmm...yummy!

info@adventerragamesUSA.com

Sweetening up family time

When ViBugo founders, Astrid Vinje and Clint Bush found themselves and their children in pandemic lockdown in early 2020, they did what any family would do to pass them time: they played games.

But the Vinje-Bush family took it one step further. Clint tasked his then 9-year-old daughter to help him create a new card game for the family to play. That game, named Stack The Scoops by their then 6-year-old son, turned out to be so fun, they knew they had to share it with others.

Today, Stack The Scoops is an award-winning card game enjoyed by hundreds of families around the world.

“One of the things we like about Stack The Scoops is that families can either play it together during family time, or have their kids play on their own,” says Astrid, “it’s also fun and doesn’t rely on screens.”

Targeted towards 5- to 10-year-olds, Stack The Scoops encourages players to build sets of ice cream by matching base, scoop, and topping cards. Players collect points depending on the card combination and can double or triple their score with double scoop or triple scoop cards.

Game play is easy enough for young children to understand, yet still engaging for older players too. And the incorporation of simple math into the game play reassures parents that kids are learning while they’re playing.

A graphic designer by training, Clint tapped into his creative side to develop the whimsical designs of Stack The Scoops.

“We really wanted the cards to be fun and appealing to kids,” he explains.

But the game itself is truly a family collaboration, with every member bringing something to the table. And it’s that focus on family time that makes Stack The Scoops so loved by families.

vibugo.com
hello@vibugo.com
(509) 240-9677

The Really Cool Tool For Teaching School!

Not just an arts & crafts product and not just a favorite travel toy…but also a true teaching tool and learning medium…Wikki Stix One-of-a-Kind Creatables have a unique educational side that teachers have appreciated for years.

With back-to-school actually here for the first time in a while, the educational aspect of Wikki Stix comes to the front. And STEM is a great arena for hands-on, involved learning as those STEM subjects (Science – Technology – Engineering – Math) can be intimidating. And may have been the toughest subjects for parents to home-school.

But, one-of-a-kind Wikki Stix make the tough stuff FUN! Hands-on and engaging, they are fun for kids to use and can actually help them become involved in the lesson. And, because they are virtually “mistake proof” Wikki Stix enable kids to tackle challenging science projects like diagrams, cross sections, fractions…and more…with confidence.

As a classroom management tool, Wikki Stix Mini Play Paks are a favorite of teachers for use as rewards, incentives, quiet activity for down times, and a perfect activity for indoor recess.
For preschool and kindergarten, the Wikki Stix Early Learning Trio offers a fun, engaging way for little ones to learn letter and number formation as well as basic shapes.

The Wikki Stix Activity Book is a delightful preschool readiness tool, with multiple play-based
learning activities.

And, of course…arts & crafts fun is a natural with Wikki Stix…for all grades and ages!

wikkistix.com
info@wikkistix.com
800-869-4554

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