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Article Archive: Teddy Bear
Two single brand toy retailers – one success, one failure
Two companies entered the retail market with a single toy brand – American Girl and Build-A-Bear. And this is just about where the similarities end...

4/1/2013



Q&A With Mary Beth Minton, CEO of Zylie the Bear
Mary Beth Minton had one child who loved dolls, and another who preferred to dress up her teddy bears as dolls. After searching for, and not finding, a bear designed to be dressed up and played with as a doll, Mary Beth and her son Matt set out to create their own...

1/1/2013



In This Issue
See brief article summaries from the September issue of TDmonthly Magazine...

9/1/2010



Reviewers Rate Take Along Teddy a Near-Perfect Companion
TDmonthly Magazine’s Preschool Roundtable agreed that the flat design of the Take Along Teddy from Vermont Teddy Bear and its unconditional lifetime guarantee make the bear stand out from typical stuffed animals. Praised by moms and children alike for their soft, silky fur, the bears in this portable collection garnered a high rating...

3/1/2010



Cool Company: How Personalized Bears Made a Millionaire
How do you turn $300 into a multi-million dollar international company?...

11/1/2007



Pitch Your Product to the Biz
Quality, not quantity, is the golden rule when pitching products. Equally important are research and preparation...

9/1/2007



Notable and New Toys by Category
Now that all the toys you saw at Toy Fair are jumbled together into one big toy blur, sort them out by category...

3/1/2007



Teddy Bear Stuffers Knows Its Stuff
Annette Block owned a successful corporate gift basket company when she and her husband Stanley saw their first bear stuffer...

11/1/2006



Specialty Teddy Bears No Longer Bank Breakers
Now, even the budget-strapped can find collectible-quality, manufactured bears within their price-range...

12/1/2005



Teddy Bear Stuffers Stay Strong but Cuddly
Teddy Bear Stuffers, the brainchild of Stan and Annette Block, has enticed many an entrepreneur to join the highly lucrative stuffing machine business...

12/1/2005



New & Notable Toys: Teddy Bear
Check out these new and noteworthy toys...

7/1/2005



Stuff It! How a Simple Machine Changed the Toy Industry
It took a combination of forced air, white fluff, and imagination to change the teddy bear industry. Why settle for someone else’s design? Make your own...

4/1/2005



The Bear Mill: The Secret is in the Stuffing
When The Bear Mill, an Idaho-based company, opened its doors for business in 2000, it was initially involved in the design and manufacture of pillow stuffing machines. Yet things changed in a dramatic fashion in 2001...

3/1/2005



PLUSH & STUFFED
Meet the Scushies Following last year´s successful debut of the award-winning DEEDLE DUDES, Imagiix (ToyDirectory) is showcasing SCUSHIES, a full line of soft, supple animals in a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors. Their uniquely huggable, spongy filling-in essence, their "scushiness"-makes them almost impossible to put down. Plus, their virtual weightlessness makes...

3/1/2004




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