PAL Winners Stand Out in Toy Stores

Funflex Summit

Funflex Summit, NJ

I have been traveling quite a bit recently to see family and exploring our new surroundings in Wisconsin, so I always stop in to any specialty retailer toy store that I find. Of course I am looking for PAL Award winners and inevitably engage the store owner about those that they carry and tell them about some that they need to carry!

The Toy Professor, Summit, NJ

I was enjoying a little exploring in Summit, New Jersey, a beautiful, quaint downtown filled with unique stores like “The Toy Professor.”  I was excited to see a new company I discovered at the Toy Fair in February, FunFlex. We had a great chat about how unique and fun they are. I did tell the owner and his assistant that they needed to carry the crab toy since their customers live near the ocean!

When in Kohler, Wisconsin, I found a fantastic toy store called “Movers and Shakers Kids’ Toy Store.” They had window displays by theme– it was bugs when I was there including books and toys–and then they had several rooms circling the center area that displayed products by company. I walked into a room pretty exclusively Corolle, then Janod and Hape and Folkmanis had huge displays in the center circle.

Stay tuned for my next Toy Store drop-in:)

Corolle, Kohler, WI

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Folkmanis, Kohler, WI

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