Cocoa the Bear, part of Maison Chic’s new Cocoa the Bear collection, is an adorable and very huggable bear. The collection includes three plush bears with coordinating gift items featuring a lime green and brown tree print. Cocoa features soft textured brown fur with cream knit trim. Maison Chic’s collections give retailers plenty options and ease of display. For more information call 800/ 653-5048 or visit www.maisonchiconline.com.
TIA Reveals Toy of the Year
Award Winners for 2016
At its recent 16th annual Toy of the Year awards program, winners of Toy of the Year honor were announced. Among them are:
ASTRA names Keynote Speakers
For 2016 Marketplace & Adademy
The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) recently announced that stress management guru Colette Carlson and Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor ®, will headline ASTRA’s 2016 Marketplace & Academy. This year’s event, the biggest annual gathering of the specialty toy industry, is scheduled June 5-8, 2016, in Denver, Colorado.
JPMA Announces 2015 Most Innovative Products of the Year
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) recently announced the winners of the 2015 JPMA Innovation Awards, highlighting some of the most exciting new products in the juvenile industry. Products are evaluated and judged on their innovation, marketability, trend-setting potential, appeal and usefulness by a selection committee of trade media representatives and retail buyers.
DOM introduces Evolur in variety
of pieces, designs, and finishes
Evolur, designed to evolve with a child, was recently introduced by DOM (Dream on Me). The affordably luxurious brand is available in a variety of styles, colors, finishes, and coordinating pieces, the line features convertible cribs that convert easily into a toddler bed, daybed, double bed, or double bed headboard.
The Glenna Jean Boutique line launched in 2013 and offers exclusivity for brick and mortar stores. Available only to boutiques, it's not available to mass merchants or E-tailers. And the boutique collections feature keystone MAP pricing.
RuffleButts serves up inspiration
from owner’s childhood memories
Inspiration, determination, childhood memories, and a splash of destiny are all ingredients found in the apparel created by RuffleButts. It was 2007 when Amber Schaub coined the name of her brand and RuffleButts was born.