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July 2008 | Vol. VII - No. 7


My Best Sellers: The Lollipop Shop

Classics Wind-up Customer Interest

By Brenda Ruggiero
July 2008

At the Lollipop Shop in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., Owners Jeff and Candy Gurley believe that candy and toys appeal to all demographics.

“It’s fun to watch people,” Jeff told TDmonthly Magazine. “The atmosphere and environment put a smile on their faces. I think the reaction, as a whole, is remarkably the same, no matter where you’re from or what you look like.”

Here’s a list of the 10 products the Gurleys’ customers react to best — their top sellers. (Read more about Jeff and Candy):

Floating Ball Game by SCHYLLING

Floating Ball Game by SCHYLLINGKids simply blow through the pipe and the ball begins to float. The game comes with two balls.
— This game was listed as a top-10 best seller by Co-owner Jeff Gurley of the Lollipop Shop, in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., in the spring of 2008. 6/4/2008 (MSRP: $2.99; Age: 3 and Up)


Deluxe Fire Truck Pedal Car by AMERICAN RETRO LLC

Deluxe Fire Truck Pedal Car by AMERICAN RETRO LLCThis 1940s classic replica is made of heavy gauge steel with wooden ladders. Its authentic red and white design features chrome windshield, steering wheel, ringing bell and hubcaps, along with a chrome-trimmed flashing light and chrome-plated, high-hoop grab bars in the rear. The truck is 45.5" x 15.5" with adjustable pedals.
— Owner Jeff Gurley of the Lollipop Shop in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., listed this vehicle as one of his top-10 best sellers in May 2008. 1/16/2006 (MSRP: $311.00; Age: 2 to 6)


Aqua and White 55 Classic by C & N REPRODUCTIONS

Aqua and White 55 Classic by C & N REPRODUCTIONSThe '55 Classic Sidewalk Cruiser is of all-steel construction and painted with enamel. It includes a chrome windshield, steering wheel and hubcaps; padded seat; solid rubber tires; sealed bearing mechanism and adjustable five-position pedals. The pedal car has been toy-safety tested and approved. Some minor assembly is required.
— Jeff Gurley, owner of the Lollipop Shop in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., told TDmonthly in May 2008 that this vehicle is a best-selling item for him. 8/29/2006 (MSRP: $239.00; Age: 3 to 6)


Original Slinky by POOF-SLINKY INC.

Original Slinky by POOF-SLINKY INC.

Kids today can enjoy this classic metal toy as much as their parents did when they were children. Awards: TDmonthly Classic 2008.
— Original Slinkys are one of the top-10 best sellers at the Lollipop Shop in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., Co-owner Jeff Gurley told TDmonthly in spring 2008.
— “Slinkys are still doing very well,” Ray Goodhart of Ages & Stages Toy Box in Golden, Colo., told TDmonthly in May 2008, noting that they sell “probably 15 to 20” per month.
— “Slinky — nostalgia does very well,” Linda Hill, owner of Emerald Isle Toys in Emerald Isle, N.C., told TDmonthly in May 2008. “[We sell] 50 per year … [to] kids — not parents — looking for older toys.”
— In May 2008, three of 55 retailers named the Slinky as one of their best-selling novelty items. Original Slinkys are a top-10 best seller at the Lollipop Shop in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., Co-owner Jeff Gurley told TDmonthly in spring 2008.

Where to Buy: Rocking Horse Toy Store; Berkira (Watch the Original Slinky Video Watch Video) 6/4/2008 (Age: 5 and Up)


Classic Bingo Game by SCHYLLING

Classic Bingo Game by SCHYLLINGThis game includes an 8”-tall rotary cage with a random ball selector, plastic numbered balls, 18 reusable Bingo cards, about 150 colored chip markers and a call sheet. It comes in a box.
— Classic toys are popular at the Lollipop Shop in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., and this game is no exception, said Co-owner Jeff Gurley in spring 2008. 6/4/2008 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 5 and Up)


The Inchworm by RADIO FLYER

The Inchworm by RADIO FLYERThe Inchworm’s classic design encourages kids to take part in active play through a bounce-and-go motion. With an ergonomic saddle and a comfortable heart-shaped handle, children can inch and bounce all day long.
— Co-owner Jeff Gurley of the Lollipop Shop in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., listed this toy as one of his top sellers in May 2008. 10/11/2007 (MSRP: $39.99; Age: 2 to 5)


Wonka Bar by NESTLE WONKA DIVISION

Wonka Bar by NESTLE WONKA DIVISIONThis candy bar features Wonka milk chocolate and graham crackers.
— It is a best seller at the Lollipop Shop in Jonesborough, Tenn., and Kiawah Island, S.C., Co-owner Jeff Gurley told TDmonthly in spring 2008. 6/4/2008








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