Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pancakes + Play + Delaware Children's Museum + YoYo Joe's Toys & Fun = FUN

We were thrilled when our friends at the Delaware Children's Museum asked us to sponsor their first D@D (Dads at the Delaware Children's Museum) Event - the Pancakes & Play Breakfast, which was held today at the Delaware Riverfront Market.

My son, Ethan, and I showed up around 8:30 and brought with us one of our favorite in-store demo units - the marble run - as well as a box of yo-yos to give out to kids.
The doors opened at 9 am, and soon we were mobbed with kids. Most of the kids were a bit young to yo-yo, but we fitted them with custom string length yo-yos and it was awesome to see the looks on their faces after we helped them with their first throws.
We got to meet both co-chairs of the D@D - Delaware Lt. Governor Matt Denn & Khary Dewitt and their children.
The event was sold out and our pals at the DCM seemed quite happy with
the turnout. It was the first event where they actually sold memberships to the museum (we joined on day one - yay!). To join the DCM, click here.
We have a close relationship to the Delaware Children's Museum and anticipate working with them on cross-promotional activities. We've discussed monthly versions of our popular Yo-Yo Club at the DCM.
Thanks to Julie, Paige and Traci and all the wonderful people at the Delaware Children's Museum for letting us be a part of this awesome event.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Time for Spring Training at YoYo Joe's!

We have started receiving our shipments from orders we places at the 2010 New York International Toy Fair. Among the first of them? Kaskey Kids action figures. Baseball Guys, Football Guys and Soccer Guys. Each set comes with enough players to field two teams, plus a playmat and more.

Play Ball!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Toy Fair 2010

We're headed off to the 2010 New York International Toy Fair tomorrow. While in New York, we'll be checking out hundreds of booths with thousands of toys. It's always a blast digging through the new toys to find ones we think will be winners each year.
We're also headed to the ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association) party Sunday night as well as the annual YoYo Nation Happy Hour on Monday night.
Check out my tweets from ToyFair by following my Twitter feed at or for general tweets from Toy Fair, look for the hash tag #toyfairNY.