Chaoman Toy is the world’s most popular online retailer of toys. It offers a large selection of top brands, including Lego, Learning Express Toys, Ubuy, and Kleynimals.
In a bid to find a safer key toy for her son, Kirsten Chapman of Annapolis, MD, decided to make a non-toxic stainless steel toy. She named it Kleynimals. The toy is made of food grade stainless steel and features three animals. It also includes a rattle, teether and flatware. All items are produced in the USA. This company is an eco-friendly organization that aims to produce the best toys possible.
Aside from its many cool and interesting features, Kleynimals also donates a portion of its sales to environmental nonprofits. Its CEO, Kirsten Chapman, is an avid WWF supporter and participates in the organization’s Lobby Day. Her commitment to green living and sustainability in manufacturing was clear to her from the beginning. For instance, she was an active member of the Germantown Elementary School’s environmental committee and the church’s environmental committee.
Ralph Tomlinson Toy Collection
Ralph Tomlinson is a retired remodeling contractor and collector of antique toys. His collection consists of more than one hundred items, ranging from early 1900s to 1940s. He has been collecting for over sixty years and has published many articles in toy magazines. Some of his favorite toys include a collection of pedal-riding toy vehicles.
You can visit his collection, which is on display at the Leatherby Libraries, at the Edgar and Libby Pankey Library of Education. The exhibit, which he calls “Learning through Play”, is located on the third floor of the library. Visitors can also view a catalog of his collection online. A few of the manufacturers included in the collection are Keystone Manufacturing Company, Carerra Toys, Louis Mark and Company, Wolverine Supply and Manufacturing Company, and Ferdinand Struts Company. There are also many clockwork vehicles, construction sets, mechanical toys, friction vehicles, circus toys, military figures, and battery-operated toys.