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Recap January Tradeshows

It was a busy start to the New year for us with 2 trade shows lined up. First it was the Seattle Gift Show. We decided to try it since it’s only a 3 hour drive for us. That was the same time the Seahawks won the Division Championships. The streets were lit up with Bright Green, Blue and Silver. And the energy and spirit of the 12th man can be felt everywhere. Cars were honking and passengers were hanging out of cars cheering. It was a lot of fun!

We met some new friends at the gift show. We were across from the TY (Beanie Babies) booth. They had huge, standing plush My Little Ponys, Beanie Boos and Beanie Ballz. I was surrounded by cuteness. I managed to score a free little plush Easter chick. On the day of the game the show was pretty dead, they had TV’s set up in the hall so people could watch the game.

Next was the Toronto Gift Fair. It’s probably been one of the coldest winters recorded. Jason braved the snow storm and freezing temperatures. What a good sport! But it was well worth it. We made some really good contacts and were able to grow our wholesale business for our crazyheads kids line. He managed the booth on his own. But that’s nothing compared to manning a booth yourself at a 10,000 + anime convention. Which he’s done before. So no problem. I think his experience paid off.

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