Wednesday, May 19, 2010

We have a winner!

One of the many new items we got this year at the New York Toy Fair were the 'Find It' Tubes. These are tubes filled with thousands of little plastic beads, and intermingled with the beads are dozens of tiny objects. The game is to find these objects and check them off your score pad.
When I spoke to the people at the Find It Tube booth at Toy Fair, they mentioned that every tube includes among it's items a single penny. What they didn't figure on was that the penny would, more so than any other item, be incredibly difficult to spot. Whether it has to do with the density of the penny, or the weight, or whatever, that penny likes it in the middle and doesn't come out very often.
In the three months that we've had the Find It Tubes, I've seen the penny once, and that was only because Carol (one of our fantastic employees) found it and showed it to me.
A little over a month ago, we put up a little tent sign saying that if you found the penny in 5 minutes, we'd give you $5 Gift-Certificate. In that time, dozens and dozens of people have tried to find the penny, and no one has found it.
No one, that is, until last night.
Last night, 9-year-old Liam from Wilmington found the penny. Congratulations, Liam! Thanks to Liam's mom - Sue - who sent this picture of Liam, the Tube and his Gift-Certificate.
Can you find the penny? Come in and find out! You could win a $5 Gift-Certificate too!

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