Toy shop – Play Fair http://play-fair.org/ Fri, 13 May 2022 13:04:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://play-fair.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/cropped-icon-32x32.png Toy shop – Play Fair http://play-fair.org/ 32 32 Vicky White went shopping at a sex toy store before escaping with Casey Cole White https://play-fair.org/vicky-white-went-shopping-at-a-sex-toy-store-before-escaping-with-casey-cole-white/ Fri, 13 May 2022 13:04:00 +0000 https://play-fair.org/vicky-white-went-shopping-at-a-sex-toy-store-before-escaping-with-casey-cole-white/

Alabama prison boss Vicky White went shopping at a sex toy store shortly before helping her inmate boyfriend escape, leading to a hunt for 11-day-old man that ended in his suicide and capture.

The 56-year-old former assistant director of Lauderdale County Corrections, 56, stopped by Sugar & Spice Adult Novelties in Florence where she picked up some lingerie and possibly an assortment of sex toys some time before the April 29 escape, according to store workers and the Daily Mirror. .

When contacted by The Post, a store worker declined to provide further details, but the store owner previously told the Daily Mirror that Vicky was walking strangely.

“It was like she was old before her time. She was waddling slowly rather than walking,” the owner told the outlet.

“God knows how she managed to escape.”

Vicky White with her daughter.
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Casey White, center, arrives at the Lauderdale County Courthouse on May 10.
Casey White (center) arrives at the Lauderdale County Courthouse on May 10.
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Surveillance footage shows Vicky White carrying Casey White just before they went missing.
Surveillance footage shows Vicky White carrying Casey White just before they went missing.

Meanwhile, more details about the former prison chief’s well-calculated plan have come to light in a lengthy interview U.S. Marshal Marty Keely gave The Associated Press about his ill-fated adventure with the murder suspect Casey Cole White.

Keely and her team learned that Vicky had sold her Lexington home for $95,000 – well below market value – weeks before the escape and had also applied for retirement from Lauderdale County the day before she disappeared.

She also recently added an AR-15 assault rifle and a shotgun to her gun collection and went shopping at a Kohl’s department store, where she bought men’s clothing, the report reported. ‘AP.

The morning the couple went missing, Vicky had told co-workers she was taking Casey for a scheduled mental health evaluation at the county courthouse. But around 3 p.m. that afternoon, they realized something was seriously wrong when the inmate had not returned to the detention center and calls to Vicky’s cell went straight to voicemail. vocal.

Investigators knew Vicky was an employee of integrity who had spent nearly 17 years in the service and initially believed that Casey had kidnapped her during her date. However, they soon realized his cover story was just a ruse when they found out that no date for Casey had ever been scheduled.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton appealed to the U.S. Marshals Service for help and soon Keely and the agency’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force were looking for clues.

Footage shows authorities pulling Vicky White from the vehicle after she took her own life.
Footage shows authorities pulling Vicky White from the vehicle after she took her own life.
Evansville Police Department

Their first lead came from a colleague who told investigators that Vicky asked them to pick her up from an Academy Sports + Outdoors store inside the Florence Square shopping center after she accidentally locked her keys in the car and had to get to work sometime before the escape.

Working from the tip, investigators later discovered Vicky’s sheriff’s patrol car abandoned in that same parking lot, where she had also hidden the couple’s first getaway vehicle – a conspicuous orange 2007 Ford Edge she had bought with money and under a pseudonym.

Two law enforcement officials who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity claimed Vicky conducted a ‘dry run’ with Casey before the escape when she pulled him out of the dungeon a day for about 40 minutes.

However, Singleton refuted that account in an interview with NewsNation, saying there was no evidence that Vicky broke Casey out of jail earlier.

Before long, the Bonnie and Clyde duo were out of state and nearly 200 miles away.

Keely’s team only got their first solid lead on the couple’s whereabouts a week after their disappearance when a tow truck driver in rural Tennessee called for a tip after realizing he had towed the couple’s Ford Edge just hours after they’d left town.

White was to receive the Employee of the Year award before the escape.
White was to receive the Employee of the Year award before the escape.
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Exterior of the 41 Motel where fugitives Casey White and Vicky White allegedly stayed in Evansville.
The 41 Motel where fugitives Casey White and Vicky White allegedly stayed in Evansville.
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While it had been a week since the car was abandoned, at least investigators had a starting point, Keely said.

They quickly scoured the area where the Ford Edge had been discovered and soon found a local who recognized a photo of Casey and said he had sold her a Ford F-150 pickup truck for cash.

The man told Casey the truck didn’t have a license plate, but he didn’t mind, Keely said.

The scene in Evansville, Indiana where Casey White and Vicky White were captured.
The scene in Evansville, Indiana where Casey White and Vicky White were captured.
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Vicky White was driving a Cadillac sedan before crashing and shooting herself.
Vicky White was driving a Cadillac sedan before crashing and shooting herself.
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“He’s like, ‘Yeah, I sold him a truck,'” Keely said of the local.

“And so, we found out that he sold her a truck the same day they escaped from Lauderdale County Correctional Facility. And that was only hours after they escaped.

As Casey and the local were making the deal, a woman in an orange Ford drove up and the two drove off together, with Vicky apparently trailing her boyfriend, the man reminded investigators.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding shows a photograph of the weapons found in the possession of the fugitives.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding shows a photograph of the weapons found in the possession of the fugitives.
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He also gave the cops the truck’s vehicle identification number – which led to their next break.

Vicky and Casey then took the truck to Evansville, Indiana, and paid a homeless man to book them a 14-night stay at Motel 41 so they could lay still for a bit and figure out their next move. said local cops previously.

But the day after they arrived, the escaped convict abandoned the truck at a car wash, which the store owner immediately found suspicious.

Authorities take Casey White into custody.
Authorities take Casey White into custody.
Evansville Police Department

He phoned the police, but when they determined the car was not stolen, they said there was nothing they could do and the truck had been towed away.

Fortunately, the cop who had investigated the truck noted its VIN number and four days later Keely’s team spotted it in a report and sent a squad of marshals to Evansville.

Cops then realized the couple were now using a third vehicle – a Cadillac sedan – and when a deputy saw it at Motel 41, marshals set up a watch on the location.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton and District Attorney Chris Connolly speak to the press at the Lauderdale County Courthouse on Friday.
Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton speaks to the press at the Lauderdale County Courthouse on Friday.
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On Monday afternoon, cops saw Vicky, who was wearing a wig, exit the motel with her 6ft 9in handsome guy and take off in the Cadillac, which the marshals followed, resulting in a brief chase that ended ended when they hit the vehicle.

“The airbags will explode and kill us!” Vicky was heard screaming during a 911 call as she told Casey they should run.

“Take us back to the p—- hotel!”

Seconds later, she turned the gun on herself.

“Please help my wife, she just shot herself in the head,” Keely said, Casey shouted. Authorities confirmed that the couple were not married.

Vicky was later pronounced dead in a hospital and Casey was discharged Tuesday night to Alabama.

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Excited children queue outside Smyths new toy store in Swindon https://play-fair.org/excited-children-queue-outside-smyths-new-toy-store-in-swindon/ Thu, 05 May 2022 11:12:00 +0000 https://play-fair.org/excited-children-queue-outside-smyths-new-toy-store-in-swindon/ The HAPPY youngsters rushed into Smyths new toy store in Swindon this morning after queuing with their parents to be the first through the doors.

A short queue of devoted families waited outside the latest addition to Greenbridge Retail Park before the 8.30am grand opening.

Gia Jones’ nine-year-old daughter Daisy had already started choosing things for her Christmas list after browsing the aisles of stacked shelves.

Gia said: “Her school closed for Election Day. Since Toys R Us closed, there’s nothing like it – there’s a little store in town, The Entertainer, but nothing you can go to. walking around like that and going online just isn’t the same.

“As a child, I remember enjoying getting lost for hours in Toys R Us, so it will be good for the kids to have that too.

“Daisy loves all things feminine and my son will love the games section.”

Leon Benfield brought along his happy sons AJ and Ben to take a look.

He said: “They’re really excited, they love Star Wars and Fortnite and a bit of everything. It’s great to have a closer Smyths than Gloucester, the kids love it and I think we’ll be back here again. He will be interesting to see if the prices are competitive.

Chantelle Riley said: “Since I first heard about this discussion and knew there was a chance it might open up, I’ve been counting the days.

“Swindon doesn’t have a big toy store so I’m very excited about that. I woke up at 5.30am because I couldn’t sleep and plan to be back again and again in the next few days.

“I collect a lot of Lego so it’s great to have a store like this so close, I think it will bring a lot more people to Swindon – they just need to fill up the other empty stores in Greenbridge now, maybe with another Primark or CEX.”

Swindon announcer:

Three-year-old Marliya Ryan did the honors of cutting the ribbon and received a £50 voucher to spend in-store. His mother Charley Hibbert is one of 52 people working for the retailer.

Manager Adrian Brown said: “It’s really good to have a local team and to bring jobs to the area.

“I was really looking forward to today, it’s so exciting. All the hard work and effort has paid off, it’s fantastic to finally be open.

“It was good to see people gathering outside, there was a good atmosphere.

“There was a big void in the market for something like this to fill, since Toys R Us closed and Mothercare closed – we have a brilliant nursery section – so this store is great for customers.”

Swindon announcer:

CocoMelon will be at the store until 5 p.m. today, then Sonic the Hedgehog will drop by for a visit Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. before Chase and Rubble from Paw Patrol appear along with Bluey and Bingo on Saturday.

Check out our preview of the interior of the new store.

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Preview of the new Derbion toy store before opening this weekend https://play-fair.org/preview-of-the-new-derbion-toy-store-before-opening-this-weekend/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 10:58:03 +0000 https://play-fair.org/preview-of-the-new-derbion-toy-store-before-opening-this-weekend/

New images have given customers a glimpse of a new Derbion toy store ahead of its opening this weekend. Toy Planet will open its new store on the ground floor of the City Mall at 9am on Saturday, April 30.

The local independent retailer is moving into a new unit, located next to KRCS and Trespass, which is twice the size of its old store. The old branch, located next to Starbucks on the same floor, has now closed as stock moves to the new outlet, which will add more than 1,200 square feet to its footprint.

The award-winning toy retailer will host several costumed characters on opening day, including Pikachu from Pokémon, Baby JJ from Cocomelon and Blue from Blues Clues. All the characters will appear at different times between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and it will also be possible to have their picture taken with life-size Lego statues.

Read more: Get the latest Derbion stories from Derbyshire Live

Ahead of the opening, store manager Rob Simms said, “We are really looking forward to opening the new store. We work hard to ensure that customers have a great experience when visiting us.

“They can expect to find all the latest and greatest toys, as well as more unusual items from our brand, including anime and horror merchandise. The store looks great and we can’t wait to share it with everyone on Saturday.

“To celebrate our new store, we are welcoming several exciting guests and attractions on opening day. We will be joined by several popular characters including Pokémon’s Pikachu, Blue from Blues Clues and You and JJ from the online hit Cocomelon.

“We’ll also be hosting a make your own slime station, in association with Slime Party UK. You’ll find all of this and more exciting experiences when we grand reopen.”

Adam Tamsett, Managing Director of Derbion, said: “We are delighted that another of our retailers has shown real confidence in the city by investing in a much larger space in Derbion. We are thrilled to see Toy Planet reopen the doors to their refreshed store and for visitors to see the fantastic changes to their space!

The company, which does business as Midco Toys, also has a Toymaster store in the Octagon Mall in Burton. In January, the retailer was crowned Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (Multi-Store) at the 2021 Toy Industry Awards, held at London’s Olympia. It is not the first time that he has won this distinction, having already received it in 2013.

In other Derbion news, major UK fashion retailer River Island is to take a bigger unit on Level 2 this summer, allowing the brand to offer a greater variety of fashion across women’s, men’s and children’s clothing. Spanning 11,000 square feet, the new outlet will be more than 30% larger than its existing store on the same floor, which will continue to trade until the new branch opens.

British retail giant Next will invest “significant investment” in its store as a revamp begins in June, with improvements due to be completed by mid-August. Once the renovation is complete, the store will have a new entrance as well as improved interior features and lighting.

A section of Next’s Level 2 floor space will also be occupied by health and beauty retailer Bath and Body Works following the changes. The US-based company offers skin and body care products, as well as gifts.

The highly anticipated Frasers opening should take place by the end of this year. Work to be developed the new department store, spanning three floors of the mall, is set to kick off this summer ahead of a scheduled opening in the final months of 2022.

Check out the gallery below for a preview of Toy Planet’s new Derbion store ahead of Saturday’s opening:

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West Lothian mum influencer has a hysterical fit outside Smyths Toy Shop https://play-fair.org/west-lothian-mum-influencer-has-a-hysterical-fit-outside-smyths-toy-shop/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://play-fair.org/west-lothian-mum-influencer-has-a-hysterical-fit-outside-smyths-toy-shop/

A West Lothian mum and social media influencer has expressed her frustration with current prices for children’s toys in a humorous video she shared from her car on TikTok.

User, @roma_0490, was shopping at Smyths Toy Store for a fifth birthday present for his niece.

But she was stunned when she was stung to have to pay £100 for three toys, including a toy plane and two dolls.

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The hugely popular LOL dolls were recommended to the doting aunt, but she was surprised when she found out the price and size of the toys.

She went on to say that the new generation doesn’t know how much we all struggled when we were younger with “give me dolls with hair all over the place”, as she longed for when a Barbie doll only cost £8.



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During her TikTok rant, she said, “Just been to Smyths the toy store because it’s my niece’s birthday and she’s going to five on Thursday, all exciting stuff.

“So I went to Smyths to buy him a birthday present.

“I was told to buy her some LOL dolls as they are the ones for a five year old so I thought I would get this fab.”

She stopped dramatically before adding, “I just spent over £100 and I have three things, three things! And these are small things. Over £100 on three LOL dolls.

“It used to be £8 for a Barbie when we were little, now it’s £28 for toddlers.

“The weaned don’t know how much we struggled when we were little with dolls, with hair hanging all over the place. No idea.

The video has had over 70,000 views to date.

The TikToker regularly posts videos that she created from her car and can sometimes attract millions of views for some of her videos.

A number of topics relate to real-life issues facing parents, but a number can also relate to issues such as fuel prices or buying a home.

]]> Covington Toy Shop Earth to Kentucky Features Colonel Sanders Action Figures at Art Show | Visual Arts | Cincinnati https://play-fair.org/covington-toy-shop-earth-to-kentucky-features-colonel-sanders-action-figures-at-art-show-visual-arts-cincinnati/ Wed, 20 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://play-fair.org/covington-toy-shop-earth-to-kentucky-features-colonel-sanders-action-figures-at-art-show-visual-arts-cincinnati/

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Some of the figures displayed in the Earth to Kentucky art exhibit, The Colonel: A Group Art Exhibition

Colonel Harland David Sanders is synonymous with fried chicken, but who is he really? The man started selling his secret recipe chicken in the 1930s before launching the KFC franchise in the 1950s. Today, his cartoon face – complete with glasses, beard and western bow tie – is pasted on the branding of the fast food franchise.

The life and lore of Sanders has been the subject of several recent films. KFC produced a lightweight mini biopic for Lifetime called A recipe for seduction, with Mario Lopez as Sanders. A more serious film, titled A Finger-licking Good Story: The Life of Colonel Sandersis about to spin, making the white-haired Southern gentleman dead for 42 years all the rage in pop culture, for whatever reason.

While an illustrated likeness of Sanders is how most people remember his face, Covington independent toy store Earth to Kentucky hopes to change that.

The Colonel: A Group Art Exhibition features the work of over 30 different artists from around the world. Each artist created a unique depiction of Sanders using an action figure-sized “Colonel Blank” resin sculpture by California-based artist Scott Cherry as a model. The designs reimagine Sanders as Guy Fieri and The Joker, and there are gold-plated and striped Colonels as well as acid-dipped Colonels – it’s all colorful, absurd and weirdly appetizing.

Dustin Benzing, co-owner of Earth to Kentucky and co-host of the show, spoke CityBeat recently to learn more about the origins of the exhibition, the artists and the strangest pieces on display. The Colonel: A Group Art Exhibition runs until May 7.

CityBeat: Did you organize this exhibition? Where did the idea come from?

Dustin Benzing: The idea of ​​this show has been in the air for quite a while, in different forms. My friend Scott Cherry, an artist from California, and I had ideas for this, but it wasn’t until he sent me a picture of the sculpture in progress (Colonel) that it really started to come to fruition. I think Scott really worked out most of the framework for how we ended up putting it together and organized most of the programming. It was a collaborative work, but I really wanted to give him the reins since the show is built around his sculpture.

BC: How would you describe the Colonel’s original sculpture? Interesting notes on the original artist?

comics: The colonel figurine is really fantastic. Scott still manages to infuse so much of his personality into his work. He’s one of the most talented people I know. In addition to his art toys, he does black velvet paintings and has a really fantastic stop-motion style comic called barbaric rage. It’s always great when you find a reason to collaborate.

BC: Tell me about your favorite items on the show.

comics: Honestly, this show has so many of my favorite artists, and they all knocked it out of the park. I seem to be dodging the question, but it’s the truth.

BC: Did local artists contribute?

comics: We have about six local artists in the show, including Maximus Patton (1 Trick Pony), Jake Hill (Skull & Void) and Jonathan Queen, who created the Kenner (toy) mural downtown.

BC: Which sculpture traveled the furthest distance to Kentucky? That he has done?

comics: I think it’s a tie between Jose Pacheco (Pez Banana) in Venezuela and Russell Taysom in the UK. Both are about 4,000 miles from here.

BC: Will the items be on sale after the end of the show? If not, what is their fate?

comics: The pieces from the show go on sale (April 15) at 5 p.m., in-store and online. They will remain on display until the end of the show so people have the opportunity to come to the store and see them in person.

BC: Did you make your own creations for this exhibition?

comics: I have a piece in this show. I couldn’t do anything about it, honestly.

BC: Do you like to eat KFC? Does it even matter with this event?

comics: I haven’t eaten KFC in a while, but seeing some of these pieces actually made me a little hungry. I’d like to think this show has more to do with the Colonel’s mythical status as a Kentucky icon than it does with his fried chicken, but I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of both.

The Colonel: A Group Art Exhibition runs through May 7 at Earth to Kentucky (836 Main St., Covington). More info: earth2kentucky.com.

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When Rihanna was caught walking out of the AS*x toy store with a bright smile on her face shopping for $1,500 https://play-fair.org/when-rihanna-was-caught-walking-out-of-the-asx-toy-store-with-a-bright-smile-on-her-face-shopping-for-1500/ Sun, 17 Apr 2022 09:49:47 +0000 https://play-fair.org/when-rihanna-was-caught-walking-out-of-the-asx-toy-store-with-a-bright-smile-on-her-face-shopping-for-1500/
When Rihanna left the AS*xc toy store with a copy of Ellen Von Unwerth in her arms (Photo credit – Rihanna / Instagram)

Rihanna is one of the most famous artists in the music industry and her popularity has a lot to do with the bossy attitude she carries. She is often shrouded in controversy, either for her explicit music or for the public statements she makes from time to time. A few years ago, Riri was caught walking out of the as*x toy store in town with a bright smile on her face, making her an instant topic of discussion in the tabloids and gossip magazines.

For the uninitiated, Riri was previously in the news when rumors of her split from A$AP Rocky started surfacing on social media. Speculation suggests the rapper cheated on his pregnant girlfriend with shoe designer Amina Mauddi. Fans were furious to learn this, but there has been no confirmation of the truth of these claims. Some fans showed solidarity with Ri while others resorted to memes, bringing Drake into the picture.

Amidst all the drama, we bring you a throwback piece from the days when Rihanna proved she didn’t let any judgment drag her down. According to a report from The Sun, Ri was spotted at Lovestore choosing a series of items and the list included toys, handcuffs, lingerie and scented candles.

Rihanna was also seen carrying an Ellen Von Unwerth book in her arms which is said to be full of graphic images. The same report suggests she spent five minutes in the store and the purchase was worth $1,500. A source close to the publication told them, “She knew exactly what she was looking for and didn’t want any help choosing the articles.”

“An extinguished car parked on the sidewalk just outside the store… There was no dithering. She was smiling from ear to ear and seemed in a hurry to get back to her hotel,” they added.

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New toy store warmly welcomed to Church Stretton https://play-fair.org/new-toy-store-warmly-welcomed-to-church-stretton/ Sat, 02 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://play-fair.org/new-toy-store-warmly-welcomed-to-church-stretton/
Rachael and William Sankey at the store with their boys George, nine, Daniel, 16 and David, 18

Harold’s Toy Store in Shrewsbury Road, is named after a well-known local bricklayer and father of William Sankey who started the business with his wife Rachael and mother Louisa.

“We’ve had some lovely feedback from local boys who’ve been there who are really positive about it,” Rachael said. “They say we provide things they haven’t seen in Church Stretton.

The new toy store

“We’ve had a steady flow of people coming in and it’s been really good and it’s a positive start.”

It’s a brand new business for the family none of whom have worked in retail before but everyone has contributed.

The family promises a new retail experience to complement the already thriving store community.

Ms Sankey added: ‘We will be stocking good quality fun products for all ages. We hope the items we sell will provide sustainable options, either by design or because they are made to last and be collected.

“We also want to offer products that bring joy and are fun to buy in person. We will offer a good selection of Lego and Schleich as well as very fluffy alpacas. We’re also bringing stuff for the older ones, like Tamiya, Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons radio-controlled cars as well as Games Workshop’s Warhammer.

The new toy store

“There will be loads of other stuff and we’ll keep looking for more interesting stuff that isn’t readily available locally or even on the internet.

“We are really excited to open.

“Other shop owners have also been very welcoming and we are delighted to join them in making Church Stretton a great place to visit.”

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Pop-up toy store opens store in Norton Commons https://play-fair.org/pop-up-toy-store-opens-store-in-norton-commons/ Thu, 31 Mar 2022 22:45:00 +0000 https://play-fair.org/pop-up-toy-store-opens-store-in-norton-commons/ A pop-up toy store in Norton Commons now has a more permanent home. Jughead & Bean’s is a specialist toy store selling toys, stories and treats for children up to 13 years old. The shop opened last summer in the North Village Market cottages in Norton Commons. In early March, owner Justin Cooper opened the business in a brick-and-mortar store on Meeting Street. He said starting in the cottages helped him test his dream. to open a toy store. “We found out what sold, what didn’t, we got asked a lot of questions, do you have this, that,” Cooper said. “So we were able to really customize what we were ordering based on what the neighborhood wanted.” Cooper said his store was not like shopping for toys at big box stores. They focus on the experience. “We want kids to come in, play with things, we have an example of almost all of our toys to demonstrate,” Cooper said. “We want you to come in, try the offside stuff to see if you like it.” Inside the shop you’ll find fidget toys, stuffed animals, dress-up clothing, outdoor toys, classics, books and candy. Jughead and Bean’s also does gift wrap and ships gifts. gift boxes. To learn more, click here.

A pop-up toy store in Norton Commons now has a more permanent home.

Jughead & Bean’s is a specialty toy store that sells toys, stories and treats for children up to 13 years old. The shop opened last summer in the North Village Market cottages in Norton Commons.

In early March, owner Justin Cooper opened the business in a brick-and-mortar location on Meeting Street.

He said starting out in the cottages helped test his dream of opening a toy store.

“We found out what sold, what didn’t, we got asked a lot of questions, do you have this, that,” Cooper said. “So we were able to really customize what we ordered based on what the neighborhood wanted.”

Cooper said his store was not like shopping for toys at big box stores. They are centered on the experience.

“We want kids to come in, play with things, we have an example of almost all of our toys to demonstrate,” Cooper said. “We want you to come in, try things on to see if you like it.”

Inside the shop, you’ll find toys, stuffed animals, costumes, outdoor toys, classics, books and candies.

Jughead and Bean’s also does gift wrap and ships gift boxes.

To learn more, click here.

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The opening date of the toy store in Derbion revealed https://play-fair.org/the-opening-date-of-the-toy-store-in-derbion-revealed/ Tue, 29 Mar 2022 10:59:20 +0000 https://play-fair.org/the-opening-date-of-the-toy-store-in-derbion-revealed/

An award-winning toy retailer has revealed when its brand new store will open in Derby’s biggest shopping centre. Toy Planet is moving into a new unit that is twice the size of its current store in Derbion.

Currently positioned next to Starbucks on the ground floor, the local independent retailer is moving to a new location next to KRCS and Trespass on the same floor. The move will see the brand add over 1,200 square feet to its footprint.

Now, the scheduled opening date has been revealed to be Saturday, April 30 at 9 a.m. A Midco Toys/Toy Planet spokesperson posted on their Facebook page to say, “Mark the date on your calendar. We have a date to work on. If all goes well, we’ll see you at 9:00 a.m. on April 30.

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“More details to come. Twice the size of our current store. Everything you love about Toy Planet and more.”

Adam Tamsett, Managing Director of Derbion, said: “We are delighted that another of our retailers has shown real confidence in the city by investing in a much larger space in Derbion. We are thrilled to see Toy Planet reopen the doors to their refreshed store and for visitors to see the fantastic changes to their space! »

In January, the retailer was crowned Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (Multi-Store) at the 2021 Toy Industry Awards, held at London’s Olympia. It’s not the first time they’ve won the accolade, having already received the award in 2013.

At the time of the award presentation, Derbion Store Manager Rob Simms shared some of the reasons for their success. He said, “Hard work, dedication and knowledge. We always have the latest toys and the most unusual ones too. We don’t just stay in one lane, we branch out and do other things too. We’re pretty hot on Anime and we have an adult collection with horror and things like that.”



Rob Simms, Derby Store Manager, with the award for Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (Multi-Store) won by Midco Toys / Toy Planet

The company, which does business as Midco Toys, also has a Toymaster store at The Octagon shopping center in Burton. There’s currently a storefront up there set up by Ty Warner, founder and creator of the internationally renowned TY toymaker.

In other Derbion news, Jack Wills, who stocks men’s and women’s fashion, is opening a new store this spring, ending his two-and-a-half-year absence from the town centre.

The highly anticipated opening of Frasers is set to take place by the end of this year. Work on the new department store, spread over three floors of the shopping center, should start this summer before an opening scheduled for the last months of 2022.

Flannels, which stocks designer brands such as Balenciaga, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana, opened on Level 2 of the city’s mall in mid-December. Spanish fashion brand Mango opened its new store on level 2 in mid-November. It offers a range of women’s fashion and accessories, as well as men’s clothing, children’s clothing and homewares.

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Rachael and William Sankey outside Harold’s toy store

Harold’s Toy Store in Shrewsbury Street is named after William Sankey’s late father, Harold, and is a family business with William’s sons, wife Rachael and mother, Louisa, playing key roles.

The family promises what it calls a new retail experience to complement the already thriving store community. They will officially open on Saturday April 2.

Store owner Rachael Sankey said: “We will be stocking fun, good quality products for all ages.

“We hope that the items we sell will offer sustainable options – either by design or because they are made to last and be collected.

“We also want to offer products that bring joy and are fun to buy in person.”

She added: “We will be offering a good selection of Lego and Schleich as well as some very fluffy alpacas.

“We also bring things for older kids, like Tamiya, Magic the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons radio-controlled cars as well as Warhammer from Games Workshop.

“There will be loads of other stuff and we’ll keep looking for more interesting stuff that isn’t readily available locally or even on the internet.

“We are really excited to open the store, the local people have been very supportive and enthusiastic,” she continued.

“Other shop owners have also been very welcoming and we are delighted to join them in making Church Stretton a great place to visit.”

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