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Local Toy Stores to Support This Holiday Season

We have nothing against Amazon (we use it, too!), but our hearts love all things St. Louis. A big part of our mission here at St. Louis Mom is to promote local commerce in order to help our city thrive. Here is an extensive list of local toy stores to support this holiday season!
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What Does A Toy Coach Do? Azhelle Wade Explains

Azhelle WadePhoto byPhoto courtesy of Azhelle Wade. Never heard of a "toy coach"? Many haven't, but that's what Azhelle Wade is. Wade is a three-time patented inventor and who has worked in the toy industry for more than a decade, having worked for Toys R Us, Party City, Madame Alexander, and Creative Kids. After working her way up the ladder from toy designer to VP, Wade broke out on her out. She positioned herself as The Toy Coach.
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New toy store opens in Longview Mall

LONGVIEW, Texas — A new toy store is open in the Longview Mall just in time for the Christmas shopping season. Toy World opened near the mall's main entrance as a new venture by the owner of Quilt World, which has been in the mall since 2019. David Seaman...

Smyths manager on the toys expected to be the most popular for Christmas

The manager of a Smyths toy store has shared the toys he predicts will be the most popular this Christmas. There's a selection of toys - varying in price - that he thinks will fly off the shelves during the festive season. Stephen Timlyn says several newly released toys have...
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The Telford toy company making its mark on the global stage

Some of us are just big kids at heart. As a dad, popping into a toy store is a staple of my shopping trips. And while my ten-year-old daughter Eleanor is wide-eyed and eager to have a look at the newest ranges of dolls and all, secretly, my interest is also sparked.

Black Friday OK, Still Not What It Once Was

No blockbuster but not a washout. That was the early read on Black Friday traffic and sales from retail experts, giving some hope but no certainty that the holiday season will play out okay for the industry amid shopping slowdowns seen in October and early November, and inflationary pressures on consumers. More from WWDDiwali in New York PartyThe Top Searched Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2021Halloween 2021 Pop Culture-inspired Costumes “When we opened the doors at Herald Square at 6 a.m., there were bigger crowds than 2020 or 2021,” Macy’s Inc. chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Gennette told WWD on Black Friday....

Major Toys Toy Drive, plus superheroes today

Various superheroes will be appearing for a super cause this weekend. Major Toys, 7379 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill Plaza, will host a Toys for Tots collection event Saturday, Nov. 26th, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The event is in conjunction with the celebration of Small Business Saturday.

Local toy store shares details on popular toys this season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Thanksgiving has now passed, we're full swing ahead to Christmas. As the holiday approaches, many parents will be on the lookout for that hottest toy of the season. The manager at Learning Express Toys tell us squishmallows, slime, and tonies box are trendy this year. The...

Why Saturday is the busiest day of the year for some Carytown stores

Richmond, Va. – On Small Business Saturday, thousands of shoppers flocked to the Shops at Carytown, hoping to support locally owned businesses across the Strip. For some stores, like toy store World of Mirth, it’s their busiest day of the year. “Today, Small Business Saturday, we saw a...

Black Friday 2022 e-commerce reaches record $9.12B, Thanksgiving $5.3B; BNPL and mobile are big hits

As e-commerce continues to grow, retailers were able to rack up $9.12B of sales on Black Friday 2022, an increase of 3 percent from last year. Retailers are going all out in efforts to sell products and make money this holiday season with Thursday specials and ads which will help kick off the holiday season early. Department stores have extended their hours on both Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, advertising doorbusters on their websites as well as in store flyers. They are also offering “free shipping” for all online orders on Friday.

The Best Toy Stores in Kansas City

Your first inclination when it comes to picking out a birthday or holiday gift for a child may be to hop online or go to your nearest big box store, but here in the Kansas City area we have lots of great toy and game stores to choose from. These stores offer the full shopping experience with wide selections of toys and informed employees to answer questions and make suggestions. Worried about saving money? Most of these stores have sales and send out coupons to people on their mailing list so you can score a great deal. Most of these are locally owned, so you are supporting a local business when you shop.

13 GROOVY MEGO FACTS — Featuring the Number 13!

TOYHEM: Benjamin J. Holcomb, the writer of THE book on Mego, pays us an anniversary visit…. One of my favorite books in my collection is TwoMorrows’ Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toys! by Benjamin J. Holcomb. It is not only an indispensible resource, it’s a brightly colored homage to the greatest toys in the history of humankind. (That’s only slight hyperbole.) He’s also the publisher of the book’s adjunct magazine World’s Greatest Toys! Digest (which you can order from Benjamin at