Posted: Dec 15, 2010 6:09 PM by Stephanie Collins
Updated: Dec 15, 2010 8:25 PM
These days many toy makers have moved overseas because it's cheaper, but there's one place right here in southern Colorado, that sells nothing but toys made in America.
Buying something made in the USA helps our economy, that's partly why Kendall York opened the store last year, "That way we'd be helping American manufacturers, have a place to sell their goods," explains York.
Every toy in The American Toy Store is made in America. From their best seller, semi-automatic rubber band guns, made in North Dakota; to toys like KNEX, made in Pennsylvania. York's overall goal is to provide a large selection at a reasonable price, "If the toys are priced competitively we feel people will come and buy them and support America."
The American Toy Store also sells toys made in Colorado, which benefits our local economy. Besides economic benefit, York says toys made in the US are safer, "They're going to be BPA and PVC free if they're plastic, they're going to be thicker and tougher toys than you'll find elsewhere."
Safe, but with fun as the focus, it's that focus that York says has helped make his toy store a success.
Also part of their success, you can buy toys from The American Toy Store online, just click here.