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How BUILDZI was built

For the past several years, Kevin and Steve have had a blast selling their growing family of simple, fast games: TENZI, SLAPZI, ITZI and PAIRZI. It's been a whirlwind of laughs and fun.

Yet behind the scenes, there was another story playing out. Kevin’s son, Collin (who had invented SLAPZI), had another idea for a game. He told his father, “When kids play with blocks, they're usually slow and deliberate. Why don’t we take regular building blocks and turn them into a speed game?” Kevin liked where Collin was headed and suggested he make a prototype.

A few weeks later, Collin pitched the idea to Kevin and Steve. Steve also liked the concept of a speed building game, but he didn’t like using regular old blocks. So off and on over the next three years the guys would meet and, bit-by-bit, improve the game, which they had started calling BUILDZI. But those old block shapes continued to bother Steve...so when he stumbled upon the cool pentomino shapes you see in the game now, well things just fell into place!

Of all the games that Kevin and Steve have created, BUILDZI has taken the longest, by far. But, as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

We hope you enjoy!


Japanese Eco-Friendly Puzzle Eraser by BCmini IWAKO

BCmini has over 500 unique IWAKO eco-friendly puzzle eraser models of animals, food, toys and more! Each color is a separate puzzle piece for fun customization. Not only are they adorable and fun but are actual quality erasers. The miniature size makes this product perfect for stocking stuffers, decorations, models, and games.

All puzzle erasers are designed and produced in Japan, where traditional craftsmanship and quality are unmatched. It uses only nontoxic and eco-friendly materials and recycles all unused materials into more fun erasers.

Each puzzle eraser is $0.50 wholesale with a suggested retail of $1.00 each. Perfect for customers to leave the store with a colorful collection with each visit. Available in themed Blister Card sets or assorted theme boxes with each eraser individually wrapped in a colorful hangable package.

With constant new releases of animals, food, and toy erasers this product is perfect for collectors and keeps customers coming back for more! Recent additions are new cats & dogs, marine animals, colorful deserts, and the Unicorn & Pegasus models!  Discover the endless variety of adorable Japanese Puzzle Erasers.

BCmini is the Official USA Distributor for all IWAKO Japanese Puzzle Erasers.  BCmini is an American wholesale company that specializes in unique Japanese toys and stationary products since 1977. Visit bcmini.com to view all categories of products and to see multiple images of all IWAKO Eco-Friendly Puzzle Erasers or call toll-free, 800-592-9000; Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

101 Quint Street, San Francisco, CA 94124

The Wikki Stix Co.

Trying to Make a Difference.

In an upside down, totally insane world...what can each of us do that will help?  What can any of us offer that might make a difference?  What are the strengths we can bring to the table?

For us, after lots and lots of consideration, it was to reach out to beleaguered parents who have just spent months attempting to homeschool. We know how hard it’s been as we have heard from so many!

Knowing their next challenge was a summer without summer camp, we set about brainstorming ideas we could offer that might be helpful. Our idea became...Wikki Stix Online Summer Camp...a new experience not only for the parents and kids...
but for us as well!!

So, Online Summer Camp with Wikki Stix...came into being...offering weekly activities emailed directly to the family each week, for five weeks...on Wednesday...cleverly (or so we thought) called Wikki Wednesdays. Sign-up was free. We hoped we might have a good response...250 signups or so...and were overwhelmed when that number topped 2,000!

The number of moving parts to the program was astonishing. We were massaging ideas and rewriting copy daily...right up to eblast time! Most activities were indoor ones, as you might imagine, but we also offered several for outdoor Wikki fun as well.

By the time you read this, our idea has gone out into the universe and we hope it has provided lots of fun for lots and lots of families...AND maybe given you some new and innovative ways to present our product.  I also hope all of us in Wikkiland have recovered!


Odyssey Toys' New Lineup!

As always, Odyssey Toys delights with a wide variety of toys and games that will entertain the whole clan and 2020 is no different.

Introducing a 3-piece package from our Lit Sports line, which focuses on light up sport balls. It is not always easy to pry your little ones away from their tablets and phones and force them to go outside and get into sports.  This set includes an LED basketball, LED football and LED soccer ball, all of which shine brightly to keep you and/or your kids entertained for hours on end, in the day and night!

Next up are two additions to our exceedingly popular Creepy Critter Collection. You might be startled at first by how real they look, but once you realize they are just more brilliant critters made by Odyssey Toys, you will breathe a sigh of relief!

Check out the Angry Anaconda, which is twice the size of the popular Slithering Snake. This specimen contorts it’s body and flicks it’s tongue as you control it via remote control. Witness it slither over various surfaces, from carpet and tile to pavement. The Meddling Mouse resemble and mimics its real-lifelike counterpart! It might even catch the attention of any cats that happen to be lurking nearby! These large and furry critters will keep you mesmerized and entertained for hours on end.

Finally, Odyssey Toys brings a new line of fun and easy to use Stunt Cars.  Featured here is the Tank Twister, a remote-controlled monster tank that methodically plods and twists all over any surface. Its ability to take on just about anything in its way, rotate 180 degrees and flip over and crawl on walls will keep anyone who controls it entertained for hours! You’ll be amazed at how smoothly this toy moves for being such a burly, intimidating machine.


Are you ready to make family game night great again!?

Are your kids bored with Apple 2 Apples, and too young for Cards Against Humanity?

Kids Against Maturity fills that empty gap with age-appropriate toilet humor for the whole family to enjoy. Poopy fart humor for the kids... and funny innuendos for the adults. It truly is the best game for both worlds!

Are you in for LOTS of fun but afraid of running out of steam too soon?

Our math department (yes, it’s a real thing) did the quantum physics and that’s over 40,000 unique combinations! Simply put, you will get endless mileage of fun with a single pack!

Do you really want to put an endless smile on your child face?

Best option right here! Kids Against Maturity is an ever growing popular game that will get your kid to laugh so hard, that you will wish they are just smiling...

You want to play with your kids but you're board of playing kids games?

Kids Against Maturity comes with age-appropriate humor and funny innuendos for the adults that can be thoroughly enjoyed by kids,teens and adults alike.

Sullivans Distribution Inc

Animal Environmental Heroes has a new arrival - Baby Bear 399! 

Green Kids Club™ proudly retells the true story of Sister Bear, or Baby Bear 399’s life, her cubs, and her interaction with wildlife photographer, Thomas D. Mangelsen. Who explains, "These aren't just any bears, they might be the most famous grizzlies alive today on the planet. For all these people, catching a glimpse of them is the thrill of a lifetime."

Baby Bear 399 by Sylvia M. Medina is a part of the Animal Environmental Heroes series from Green Kids Club™. Each story has beautiful illustrations by Morgan Spicer, photos and facts about the animal or issue in the story.

The Green Kids Club™ and YooHoo and Friends® YooHoo characters work with Green Kids to conquer ecological bad crocks. These books are for younger readers; they have an adventure story with sections about the featured animal and ways that children can make a difference.
Green Kids Club™ Classic Books teach children about the environment, animals around the world, and small but significant ways that they can help.

Coming soon - The Belize Trash Monster, a story about tackling our trash problem!



The baking competition card game loved by kids and adults 

Hasty Baker is a delightfully engaging family card game where players collect ingredient cards to complete various dessert recipes as quickly as they can. Why the haste? Because until your recipe has all four ingredients, your opponents can sabotage you with Strategy Cards. Strategy Cards have a wide range of powers, such as the ability to steal ingredients opponents have played, replace all the cards in another player's hand or your own, completely wipe out an opponent's recipe-in-play, causing them to start a new recipe from scratch, and more! Completing recipes is how you earn points and the first player to get five points, wins!

Hasty Baker was designed to be simple enough for kids to understand quickly with art and subject matter they love, while having enough interaction and strategy to make adults come back for more. Every recipe card has a colorful, eye-popping illustration of a mouth-watering dessert such as berry cheesecake, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and blueberry pie, to name a few. Each lists the four ingredients required for completion. The ingredients are playful characters that you can’t help but love.

Hasty Baker is surely the hottest family game to hit the market this year and was created by GoChuckle, a new family-run company with the goal of facilitating better family bonds through face-to-face interaction. Since being released in mid-December 2019, Hasty Baker has already gained overwhelming praise. It was granted the Tillywig BEST FAMILY FUN award for 2020 and was also endorsed by Allison Victoria-Wolfe, the season 15 winner of Food Network’s cooking competition “Worst Cooks in America”. As positive reviews continue to emerge, it won’t spend much time on the shelf, in the store or at home.


Corolle Makes Vibrant 2020 Debut with both Classic Offerings and On-Trend Delights 

Corolle, the premium doll brand designed in France, kicks off the New Year with a colorful splash when it showcases their 2020 Collection at this year’s New York Toy Fair.

Their 2020 line captivates with Rainbow Dolls, a “rainbows and unicorns” theme of soft-bodied dolls with brightly colored hair that are dressed in delightful outfits, as well as an enchanting Swan Royale collection for spring and summer. To mark the holiday season, Corolle’s Winter Sparkle collection of dolls and accessories in a white and pale blue will offer unforgettable gifts for little ones.

“After celebrating our 40th Anniversary last year, we wanted to keep the excitement   alive by bringing these wonderfully vibrant and memorable dolls to children this year,” said Muriel Joron, Marketing Manager of Corolle SAS. “The Corolle brand has truly withstood the test of time by mastering the art of combining classic play with the latest trends and play patterns.”

Corolle dolls are treasured by children and handed down from generation to generation throughout Europe and around the world.  

“There is nothing like the magic that happens when a baby or young child sees a Corolle doll for the first time,” said Joron. “The love and utter devotion on the child’s face when they hug and hold their Corolle baby doll is what truly sets the brand apart from our competition.
Headquartered in France’s Loire Valley, Corolle has a reputation - earned over four decades - for quality materials and classic design. Corolle dolls are made to be the perfect look, size, feel and scent for little ones to love and cherish.
For more information on Corolle, visit us.corolle.com.


Spin It, Twist It, Shake It, It's Fun 

Happily, Find It Games are back in the hands of its founders,
Bob & Lynn Knight!

The original owners of FIND IT® GAMES are back!  2003 marked the beginning of the quintessential success story. What started as an idea at the kitchen table has grown into a brand recognized by the best specialty retailers in the industry across the USA and abroad. Between 2003-2013, 3 million Find It® Games were purchased by consumers.  Fall 2013, Find It® was licensed for manufacturing and marketing to a non-related company that brought sales to exceed 4 million games.

The quality you came to know and expect has returned! Find It® was previously known for its friendly customer service. It is back too! We value our customers and do our very best to satisfy with both the product and service we provide, helping the retailer be successful.
Bob and Lynn are excited to be back at the helm.

• Find It® Games are proudly assembled in the USA
• Just like before, every game has a real US Penny hidden inside
• New attractive packaging for successful merchandising
• Minimum order – 12 units. Returning to our policy at Find It® to allow mixed cases for what sells best in your store
• Most orders ship in 24 hours
• New and exciting games coming in 2020 – See us at Toy Fair Booth #146

Contained Adventure™ Find It® is a treasure hunt in a sealed tube. It’s a new game every time you play – 40 small items are hidden inside amongst the pellets; the objects “appear” and “disappear” when you shake the game. Find all listed on top of the game and mark as you find them on the enclosed check off pad.

* Once touched, it’s tough to put down.
* Hours of fun for kids and adults alike; preschoolers to geriatrics. All ages.
* Classroom game – teachers use to teach shapes, colors, deductive reasoning skills and concentration.
* Calming to ADHD and those with learning disabilities.
* The self-contained “Find It” makes for a great travel game, executive gift or waiting room activity.

customerservice@finditgames.com - fax – 425-686-7261 – office # - 877-412-2670.
Website – www.finditgames.com

“Outstanding! These games are wonderful! The second the customers pick it up they jut fall in love with it.” -  Poopsies – Galena IL
“This has been the best-selling product in 40 years of retailing…” - Matheson Gifts – Everett, WA

bob@finditgames.com | 877-412-2670

Keeping Imaginative Play Alive with Toys that Teach!

Safari Ltd’s mission has always been to teach children the importance of nature and its conservation through the joy of play. As an American owned and family operated company, they’ve been creating Toys That Teach® and lasting partnerships for over 30 years and 3 generations! In fact, educators, families, therapists and industry leaders agree that Safari’s Toys That Teach® strengthen developmental skills and ignite imaginative play!

Safari is a one stop shop for the latest and greatest offerings of wild animal figures, mini animal collections, dinosaur toys and more in a variety of sizes. They source and craft all their products with care, ensuring that anything purchased is authentic, safe, includes eco-friendly packaging, and lasts for generations to come. This includes their new 2020 line up!

These new figures coming to Safari Ltd this month are all great tools for developing minds and can be used in a variety of ways including: Imaginative Play, Group Play, STEM Learning, Role Play, Water Play, Family Vacations, Special Occasions, Gifts, School or DIY Projects, and many more!

Some of the hand-crafted animals coming to Safari Ltd this month include a: Great Dane, Fairy Dragon, Wizard Dragon, Cryptozoology TOOB®, Hedgehogs, Sting Ray, Catfish, Sugar Glider, Bush Baby, Safariology Life Cycle of a Salmon and Spider, Oberon, Yeti, Mothman, Pachycephalosaurus, Deinonychus, Edmontosaurus, Ichthyosaurus, Watusi Bull, Great Lakes TOOB®, Eagle Owl, Gray Wolf, Skunk, Weasel, Sand Tiger Shark, Atlantic White Sided Dolphin, Warthog, Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo, Red Panda, and many more not listed.

You can find these items at Partners.SafariLtd.com
+1 305-621-1000


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