February 25, 2021

TDmonthly Magazine

June 2007 | Vol. VI - No. 6

Good Co./Bad Co.

By Alison Marek
June 2007

Specialty retailers from across the United States have contacted TDmonthly Magazine and ToyDirectory via emails, comments and the Forums about their troubles with Ganz. (Read Webkinz: Boom, Bust or Both?)

So TDmonthly Magazine emailed a survey asking toy-store owners to share their experiences — good and bad — with manufacturers who service the specialty toy industry:

“I was baffled when I was told an opening order to carry the Thomas the Tank wooden train series was $2500!!!!” exclaimed Kelly Rummelhart of Ruby Q's in Gridley, Calif. “You've got to be kidding me!”

“I like working with Small World, Educational Insights, Learning Resources, Playmobil and Corolle, as I can order only what I can use for the time period,” shared Patti Tepper-Rasmussen, owner of  Learning Tree in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Find out what others had to say about Melissa & Doug, Haba, Wild Planet, Ty and others in the July issue of TDmonthly Magazine.

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