Friday, September 14, 2012

Toymaker of Williamsburg and W. Britain Open House

The Toymaker of Williamsburg and W. Britain Annual Open House is just a month away! See pictures of this exciting event in past years below.
When: Friday October 12, 2012 3:00-6:00p.m.

Where: The Toymaker of Williamsburg on Merchants Square

  • Come talk with Richard Walker (general manager of W. Britain) about W. Britain happenings.
  • Preview the NEW Toymaker of Williamsburg Exclusive W. Britain figure.
  • Door prizes will be given away every hour.
  • The first 100 kids to attend will receive a free plastic W. Britain toy soldier. 

See full details about The Toymaker of Williamsburg and W. Britain Open House now. 

The Toymaker of Williamsburg and W. Britain Open House

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Military History Weekend 2012

The fourth annual Military History Weekend will take place this October 13-14. It is designed as a way for civilians to salute our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen. Military History Weekend sponsors include The Toymaker of Williamsburg, The Virginia War Museum as well as leaders in the military history industry like W. Britain Toy Soldiers, Osprey Publishing, and Casemate Publishing.

Attendees can look forward to a variety of events and exhibits including:
  • Boot camp for kids (ages 4-12)
  • Presentations from notable veterans
  • Display of vintage military vehicles
  • A large vendor area

Where: Holiday Inn Patriot
3032 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Admission: $5 for adults, Free for children under 16 and active military with ID. Admission is good for entry on both days.

We can’t wait to see everyone there! Also, don’t forget to stop by our open house the Friday before (October 12th), featuring the folks from W. Britain.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Douglas Toys

Douglas Co. has been a family-owned and operated business for almost 60 years. It has become one of the oldest and most respected plush companies in the United States. One look at a Douglas Cuddle Toy and it is no wonder why!

All Douglas products are designed in Keene, New Hampshire and their products are manufactured in Asia. To ensure that the core values of the company are maintained throughout all stages of production, Douglas chose manufacturing partners who adhere to a strict code of ethics and provide a safe and healthy working environment. Douglas has a strong relationship with a limited number of high quality factories. None of their products are made by subcontractors. Members of the Douglas management team also make regular trips to their overseas factories to ensure Douglas quality and safety standards are in place. Douglas even employs their own quality and safety inspectors to work on site during production.

Douglas toys are in full compliance with Toy Safety Standards. Their products are tested regularly by independent testing labs. This ensures that all Douglas products meet or exceed US Government as well as voluntary Toy Safety Standards. In addition, Douglas inspects every incoming shipment received at their warehouse as a final quality check. The safety of Douglas’ customers has always been a top priority, and will continue to be so in the future.

Can't wait to get your hands on a Douglas Cuddle Toy? Shop our official site to see a great selection of plush animals today!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kids' Toy Soldiers

Toy soldiers are fun, historical figurines. Metal and plastic toy soldiers connect kids to history by familiarizing them with important wars and giving them the tools to bring those events to life.

Metal Toy Soldiers for Kids are excellent starter toy soldiers for your young collector. Kids can recreate history by setting up battle scenes with starter toy soldiers and displaying or playing with their figures.

Start your kids’ toy soldier collection today! See all of our metal and plastic toy soldiers for kids on our official site now.

Monday, August 13, 2012

General Grant and The Civil War

“Oh, I am heartily tired of hearing what Lee is going to do. Some of you always seem to think he is suddenly going to turn a double somersault and land in our rear and on both of our flanks at the same time.” Is a real quote said by Ulysses S. Grant during the Virginia Campaign of The Civil War. It has not been noted that General Robert E. Lee in fact turned that double somersault but we like to imagine what it would have been like if he had! Read more about Grant and the Virginia Campaign on our blog now. If this image left you laughing, spread and share TOYmaker TALK!

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Orb Factory

The Toymaker of Williamsburg just received lots of colorful crafts. Check out new sparkly craft kits from The Orb Factory!

The Orb Factory’s craft kits are easy to use, mess free, and create beautiful projects. Product lines like Sticky Mosaics capture kids’ imaginations with projects that allow kids to create everything from tiaras to dragons with colorful, sticky pieces. Their Stick ‘n Style line allows kids to create bedazzled accessories like jewelry and purses to match their style.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Free Catalog

Britains Catalog
The Toymaker of Williamsburg is happy to offer select catalogs from our manufacturers to customers for free. Check out which free catalogs are available on our official site then email us at with your preferred catalog and mailing address. Hurry! We only have a limited number of catalogs so contact us today.