Here at Turbospoke we get a real kick from seeing when retailers go the extra mile to promote Turbospoke to their customers.
Well just this week we received these fantastic photos from a very pro-active store owner in Illinois. Shawnta' Ray and her husband Rick own and run 3 great toy stores under the company name of Happy UP Inc.
The stores are called 'Once Upon a Toy' and 'Lagoona Magoo Toys' and are located in Illinois and Missouri. These great images are of the huge sign outside their Edwardsville store which has this fantastic space at the bottom where featured products are advertised. This month it's Turbospoke! We just love the cool retro vibe of the sign and it's great to see such a novel way of advertising.
You can check out more about Shawnta's stores at their website and online store here.
Kids across Australia and New Zealand will be riding their bikes to the roar of Turbospoke in 2010 following the appointment of U Games Pty Ltd as exclusive Turbospoke distributors for the territory.
The appointment was made just in time for U Games to present Turbospoke to their customers at this years Toy and Hobby fair in Melbourne where the reaction was phenonemal.
Reid Herbert, National Accounts Manager at U Games described the reaction "The fair was a great success and every retailer who saw the Turbospoke absolutely loved it!"
U GAMES have come highly recommended and have gained great respect in the toy industry in Australia since their inception in 1997. "Their excitement for Turbospoke and the passion for what they do is exactly what we were looking for in a distributor for this important region' said Tom Maxwell, Director of sales for Turbospoke.
Check out the 2010 U Games Catalogue where you'll find Turbospoke in the Fun Stuff section
Turbospoke has been listed as one of the Top 30 Toys of Toy Fair 2010 by ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association).
The list was compiled by ASTRA in their 'Share the Fair' initiative where 85 retailers gathered together and discussed the toys which stood out for them at this years International Toy Fair in New York. The list of 30 was whittled down from a list of 150 toys.
Turbospoke's Tom Maxwell had this to say "This is an excellent result for Turbospoke. We're hugely grateful to ASTRA and its members for compiling this list and we're delighted to be a part of it. This result very much reflects the positive reaction and overwhelming feedback that we received at this years Toy Fair"
Thanks is also due to Julie Jones of TD Monthly for publishing the full list which can be seen here.
Here is picture of the Turbospoke display in the Schylling booth. Schylling are the exclusive distributors of Turbospoke in the US & Canada.