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March 2015 | Vol. XIV - No. 3

Kidstop Toys Reports on Hot Toys at Toy Fair 2015

By Justina Huddleston
March 2015

Kate Tanner of Kidstop Toys & Books in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a former president of ASTRA and has been in business since 1999. As an industry expert and business owner, she knows personally the importance of attending Toy Fair.

"There's only one reason why a toy-store owner MUST go to Toy Fair," stressed Kate. "We have to be first with the great toys. We are faster than the big-box stores. (My husband) Scott says that he can't understand why a toy-store owner would not go. That would be like a physician not going to Continuing Medical Educational meetings. Toy Fair is our CME."

Take a look at the toys she found at the show.


"Folkmanis steals my heart every year. Every child should experience being the puppeteer!," Kate told us.


"The Pacific Play Tents Princess Castle folds up and fits in the bag you see next to it," Kate shared. She also loved their Space Tent. "Great finds!" 


"Kettler's Verso prices make the retail range affordable," Kate told us. "The line is new from Kettler. I love the colors!"


Neat-Oh! is definitely on point with their latest offerings - Dinosaurs and Aqua, two of the trends named by the TIA, were well-represented at their booth.

"The Neat-Oh Dino Stompin' Grounds has it's own environment, and slime," Kate told us. "Their dinosaur product display lets our little customers know the dinosaurs can travel! Great retail pack."

For the bath, Neat-Oh has the Nici Bath Doll, and Splushies.

"Splushies softness is incredible, so these guys become best buddy in and OUT of the tub," Kate shared.


La Siesta Jokis are "Perfect for indoors & out," and have "great packaging," Kate told us. She watched La Siesta Jokis for ONE YEAR before ordering - demonstrating the importance of constant exposure!


"Erik and the team at Fat Brain have new fun toys. I love the Woo!" Kate told us.


"MADD Capp Checkers have the funniest twist on a checker game. It's NOT the same old game," Kate said.


"It's the nail art that rocks!," Kate exclaimed. "It makes nail art easy to do, and is rand new to toys. Unbelievable!!" she told TDmonthly.

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