Family-run toy and game companies
Elvin and Frances Klein founded US Toy Company in the living room of their small apartment in 1953. Their two children helped package toys into plastic sleeves back then, and they still work in the company today, along with the third generation of Kleins. US Toy is still family-owned and operated.
A former nursery school teacher, Frances also recognized there was an opportunity for better educational resources and materials for children, so she decided to do something about it. She created Constructive Playthings, and in the process, she helped pioneer the educational toy business. Click here to shop her Constructive Playthings brand of quality early childhood materials.
Specializing in classy and imaginative crafted toys, The Toymaker of Williamsburg is a family-owned and operated business founded in 1962 in Williamsburg, Virginia. They now serve customers worldwide through our online specialty toy store. Their specialty: unusual, high quality toys and collectibles that delight children... and endure as heirlooms. Secret writing pens. Die-cast battle scenes and warriors. Educational toys.