Part of that integrity is what happens when a toymaker retires. They don't sell out to a bigger toy company with a marketing plan to move production overseas and start selling to Walmart. No, when a toymaker retires, they just stop making toys.
Recently, two of our favorite toymakers have retired and we'd like to take a moment to say thanks for so many years of great toys.
Mike Spikes, owner of the American Toy Company in Oregon, has been making Ping Pong Catapults and Marble Shooter Toys for us since 1999. We've always loved his toys for their simple design, durability, and incredible play value--all powered by rubber bands. Luckily, we were able to buy his remaining stock, but they'll soon be gone.
|Soon to be gone: The Ping Pong Catapult by The American Toy Company|
|All gone: Mossy Creek Woodworks|
Do you have a child who's enjoyed these either of these toys? We'd love to hear your stories!