is Puzzleman, Defender of Creativity!!!” a voice booms
through my phone. “Born on the planet Jigsaw, I am
ready in a moment’s notice when Dr. Boredom looms!!”
actually received this call. Twice to be precise. They’re
saved on my voicemail, and, while my friends may think
I’m weird because I get calls from Puzzleman, I had
good reason. For Puzzleman is the creation of retailer
Cypriana Porter, and has in fact done wonders to drive
up her business. As the editor in charge of Real Retailer,
I think it is only right that I receive calls from Superheroes.
Come take a look as we talk to Cypriana about her business,
her toys, her customers, and of course, her superhero.
Off Your TVs and Get Outside With some crazy innovations in classic products,
and some great and innovative new ones, manufacturers
are trying to lose the stigma of being a seasonal item.
Most of these products can be played with in any weather…so
check out what’s new, pick them up, turn off your TVs,
and get outside...
Taking Bear Stuffing to the Bank "Stuff-Your-Own" Plush Machines
Imagine how fun this would be if you were eight: It’s
your birthday party, and you’re all wound up on cake and
soda, running around and having a ball. Then a handsome
gent dressed up like a cowboy walks into the yard, pulling
a brightly colored little house with a teddy bear on top...
of Art…and Craft For the budding little Picasso, the new millennium
is shaping up to be another Renaissance Period. Or at
least a good time for parents who want to keep their
tykes busy. In other words, there are plenty of new
and upcoming goodies in the world of arts and crafts.
Included in this category are kits, decorating materials,
painting tools and modern hobby accessories. Now, for
your next project, check them out!