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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.  


Click here to shop the U.S. Toy online store.


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.

61 years!

52 years!

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