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Firefox Is Celebrating Its 10th Year In Business!

Firefox Toys is a family-owned business that is committed to quality educational toys.  With our products, kids can learn basic principles of flight, explore science concepts, be creative and most important of all, play outside.

In 2012, Firefox took off with our namesake product, the Firefox Glider. The Firefox was not only durable, but it was a magnet of fun for all ages, everywhere!  As we participated in a variety of shows throughout the years, such as Astra, Learning Express and the NY Toy Fair, we observed how Firefox would bring out the kid in every adult that visited our booth. Our toy was a success!

Stores that bought our product also saw the value of outside play and family oriented fun and the rest is history.

With continued quality and durable toys, made of high-quality foam, our company continues to grow with more than 15 gliders to choose from.

As today’s digital world continues to evolve, Firefox’s mission has become stronger than ever in encouraging kids to exercise their minds and bodies, and families to become engaged in outdoor play.

We continue to support the “brick and mortar” local businesses of our country as they have continued to support us since 2012.

As we embark on our 10th Anniversary, we would like to thank all of those that have supported our business and made Firefox Toys a brand they can trust.

Thank you,
Firefox Family

www.firefoxtoys.com
sales@firefoxtoys.com
(850) 765-8210

The Traveler makes traveling with kids easy and fun!

All Wikki Stix products can be described as clean, quiet and creative…but The Traveler has the added attraction of offering all of that in a fun bright red carry case!  

Wikki Stix quickly found their place as a travel toy, when they were handed out by several airlines just a few years ago. Introduced to address the travel benefits of Wikki Stix, The Traveler has long been one of the best sellers in the Wikki Stix line.

Included in the case are 144 Wikki Stix in a total of 22 colors for an amazing amount of creative play. Also included is a 12-page booklet of ideas, activities, illustrations and several step-by-step instructions to give kids a number of fun starting points after which their imaginations take hold…and they take off!

The Traveler is also a great little craft kit. With all those Wikki Stix in a handy carry case…it’s great to take along to spend crafting time with Grandma…or have handy at home for creating a special project.

Wikki Stix themselves are a fun and easy-to-use product for ages 3 and up, as they are soft, pliable, and easy to twist, shape, use and reuse. In fact, they are endlessly reusable. They adhere to most smooth surfaces with just fingertip pressure and are easy to peel up to change or reposition. They do not contain sharp parts and will not tear apart, but cut easily with scissors.  Wholly Made in the USA, Wikki Stix conform to all US safety standards for use by children age 3 and up.

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

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar for one of his favorite meals of the day: lunch!

H is for Hungry! Families can get ready to pack school lunches into these adorable, insulated lunch boxes and totes, featuring iconic drawings of everyone’s favorite ravenous caterpillar. Funkins’ collaboration with the World of Eric Carle is filled with the brilliantly illustrated images we all grew up with and enjoyed with our kids, bringing this beloved character to school lunch.

Eric Carle’s books are a staple in many homes. Now, kids can munch along with their favorite hungry caterpillar at home, daycare, school, travel, and picnics on-the-go with this exciting new line, designed by award-winning, mom-founded brand, Funkins.

Funkins is known for packing smiles into lunch boxes while helping to make mealtime cleaner and greener, and their latest offerings indeed do that and more! The variety of designs reminds kids to “Be Kind” and “Love Your Planet,” with familiar images captured perfectly on these bags and accessories.

Funkins’ The Very Hungry Caterpillar Line includes:
1. Machine washable, insulated neoprene lunch bags and totes.
2. Retro cotton lunch bags in two convenient sizes.
3. Reusable cloth placements and napkins sized just for kids.
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar lunch box accessories, including note cards, sticky notes, ice packs, and writeable name labels and decorative stickers for food containers.
5. Eco-friendly bamboo mealtime dishes.

Greener lunches are something this hungry caterpillar loves. So do parents. That’s why we are so excited about this delightful collaboration between two loveable brands! Contact info@myfunkins.com to bring Funkins to your shelves today.

About Funkins:
Funkins is committed to helping families and schools create joyful mealtimes while caring for our earth. Follow Funkins on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram @myfunkins. Follow The World of Eric Carle at facebook.com/theworldofEricCarle.

www.myfunkins.com
info@myfunkins.com
1-855-693-8656

Play That is More Than a Game

The English language is considered a complex language to read, pronounce, and write. It is crucial that children have a strong foundation in phonemic awareness, segmenting, and decoding for reading success. If not, parents may encounter their children memorizing words while reading, eventually discovering that they are ineffectual readers as early as second grade.

Children know when their reading ability does not advance and they quickly lose confidence. Carrie Chapie, Owner of Darling LLC and Creator of WORD WITT, found that this situation was not uncommon. This motivated her to research the science and mechanics behind reading. Children need fun ways to elevate their confidence and foundational reading skills. EVERYONE Learns when they are having fun.

WORD WITT is not Boggle, and it’s not Scrabble… it is it’s own fresh new format. A fast, FUN, and competitive game for building foundational reading skills in school age children all while keeping word-loving children and adults engaged and thinking.

Roll the dice. Flip a card, Race to create the most words in a minute. A wonderful way to ignite laughter, connection, and the urge to play over and over again to beat your score and theirs!

Created by a parent and supported by educators. WORD WITT has won the Oppenheim Gold Seal Award, PALS Top 10 Award, PALS Award, Creative Child 2021 Game of the Year Award, and endorsed by University of Michigan’s Dyslexia Help.

Darling LLC is proud to announce they have been able to shift 90% of their next round of manufacturing of WORD WITT to Michigan/USA. Although Covid had made connecting with retailers challenging, Darling LLC is looking forward to continuing to partner with community, and educationally engaged toy and speciality stores.

www.WordWitt.com
News@WordWitt.com

What can you make with your Wikki Stix?

A snowflake, a flower…they’re easy to do and neat for little kids, cause they don’t need glue!

They stick by themselves, which is fun and fast. Make something quick or something that will last. Screens, screens…everywhere you go! Tablets, phones, iPads…you know. Kids nowadays need to re-learn PLAY…

Spark imagination, the Wikki Stix way! Kids not spunky? Feeling kinda sick? Brighten their day with some Wikki Stix! Weather too bad to play outside? Give Wikkies to a child and watch him go wild! Many preschoolers find it a chore to learn letters and numbers; for some it’s a bore. They’re hands-on and fun, the Wikki Stix way. Make learning a breeze and save the day! A bracelet…a necklace...a big fancy ring! Load up on glam and bring on the bling! Wearable Wikki Stix jewelry is fun; Lots of things to make…not just one. Cords, cords everywhere? Don’t go nuts and tear out your hair! Wrap each with a Wikki — color code them, too. The modem is red; the router is blue! Math a challenge?  No thinking cap? Fractions with Wikki Stix… it’s a snap! Middle School science a challenge, too? With Wikki Stix, it’s fun to do! Over the river and through the woods, Kids in the backseat…being good! Wikki Stix fun is quiet and clean. Best time on a trip you’ve ever seen! Kids staring at screens ‘til you wanna scream? Watching them play again isn’t a dream. With Wikki Stix, you’ve got it made in the shade. In just a minute you’ll hear, “Mom..look what I made!” Cars, planes and train rides, too. Wikkies give kids lots to do. Getting there’s now part of the fun. Hats off to you…the battle is won! Ice cream and cake and gifts galore! Birthday parties are never a bore. Wikki Fun Favors provide lots of fun. And go home with the guests when the party’s done. In a jam, not sure what you need? Wikki Stix may help tackle the deed. Stick flowers in a vase? all over the place! Fix a flat? Hmmm…not sure about that.

What’s been around for 32 years? Something you know will bring on the cheers! Easy for kids, ‘cuz they just stick; Yup…you could call it the Wikki Stix trick! Manufacturer of the Month is an honor to be; Telling our story for all to see! We gave it a twist, with stanzas and rhyme, In hopes you’d all read...and have a good time!

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

Steiff: The Company That Invented the World’s Favorite Toy Declares 2022 as “The Year of the Teddy Bear”

In celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the world’s favorite toy, legendary plush brand Steiff has declared 2022 as “The Year of the Teddy Bear.”

After nearly two years of the pandemic, there’s never been a better time to give a Teddy bear a hug, so this is the perfect opportunity for retailers everywhere to make Steiff products the centerpiece of their plush business.

“Teddy bears are frequently lifetime companions for their owners,” said Jim Pitocco, President of Steiff North America. “They become a best friend that has experienced a child's milestones at every age and stage of their life. The varying emotions that come with such a significant role is something we feel honored to be a part of.”  

During the company’s year-long celebration, several new Teddy bears, animals, and famous licensed characters are making their debut through a series of consumer contests, social media campaigns, and special events.

“This is an exciting time for Steiff and for our retailers,” said Pitocco. “We are continuing our long-term partnership with Disney, our affordably priced ‘Soft Cuddly Friends’ line remains a tremendous success, and we have collaborated with iconic brands Neiman Marcus and Marc Jacobs to create unique products that appeal to young, fashion-forward collectors. The breadth of our line allows us to offer items that appeal to all kinds of consumers.”

Pitocco says that the company’s repositioning as a toy brand in 2018 was a turning point for the business, crediting their Soft Cuddly Friends line as a true breakthrough.

“Along with our unique partnerships with popular street brands and our commitment to creative collaborations, we’ve been able to live up to our proud legacy while remaining innovative to a whole new generation of Steiff fans,” said Pitocco. “For a company this rich in history, that’s something worth celebrating.”

www.steiffusa.com
b2bportal@steiffusa.com
1-888-978-3433

Meet the Maru Dolls, ready to win your heart.

Maru and Friends.com is set to celebrate 15 years of creating collectible dolls that capture the beauty of children with realistic features.  These award-winning dolls are a collaboration of famed sculptor, Dianna Effner and Maru’s founder, Maritza Gutierrez.

The main character of the doll collection started with Maru the Hispanic girl, which has two illustrated storybooks that chronicle her real-life story in America with her new friends, Forever Friends and Blue Moon Over New York.  The story takes place in New York where Maru lives, the 20-inch doll is sold with her first edition book.

The main ingredient in these doll creations seem to work, they say it’s love and passion for their work that has won the company many prestigious toy industry awards and followers from all parts of the world.  Their dolls have been recognized by The Oppenheimer Toy Portfolio Gold award, the National Parenting Center, Teachers Choice Award, I-Parenting Media winner award, Toy of the Year to name a few of the doll accolades.  

Whether it’s adding another friend to the original line of 20-inch dolls or their latest creations of 13-inch dolls with jointed elbows. One thing remains true, the dolls designed all have realistic childlike faces, modern costumes and are all vinyl that feel like porcelain.  Maru and Friends manufactures fashion dolls in America that collectors of all ages can treasure and enjoy no matter the age.  Stay tuned for their 15-year Anniversary dolls which are now currently in the works.

MaruandFriends.com
Customer service 305-577-6878
305-577-6878

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

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