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It’s Labor Day today but when you love what you do, it’s a labor of love, so we are at our toy store and doing some thinking. The toy industry has made a major shift this year from toy giving to gift giving. The top selling products for 2017 (January thru…
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Originally posted on Learning Express Lake Zurich Blog: The doldrums is a colloquial expression derived from historical maritime usage, which refers to those parts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone,…
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Look for this to be a holiday hit
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Summer doldrums? Not here. The Toy pipeline is loaded. See what could make this a great year.

The doldrums is a colloquial expression derived from historical maritime usage, which refers to those parts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone, a low-pressure area around the Equator where the…
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Our good friend in the toy industry Melissa, of Melissa & Doug fame, has started and continued with her mission of Taking Back Childhood and letting kids play. We couldn’t agree more and are helping her in this mission locally right here in Lake Zurich,…
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A lot of work has already gone into the 2017 holiday season and it must, if you are going to pull off a solid and profitable year.  It all started in February at Toy Fair in New York when we debriefed after the 2016 season and scouted for new and unique…
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I was thinking the other day about the day we opened in August 1996 and how chaotic it was then—-well little did I know 21 years later what chaos really is!  But, for those who thrive on it, this is the business for you.  Here, I list my 3 most powerful…
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Spinners meet PopSockets
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Spinner Maintenance for the smooth spin.
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Cubes, Spinners, Chains, Controllers are just the start of this new hot toy fad/trend that is for all ages, genders and personalities. Stuck on shelves for years these items have been around but due to social media they have blown up. Just about every…
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