2015: The Toy Shoppe Celebrates 40th Anniversary
The Toy Shoppe opened its doors in 1975. At that time, there wasn't a market for "artist bears" or "collectible dolls." The goal of owners Danny and Barrie Shapiro was to sell wonderful, unique, and well-crafted toys. It was little wonder that Steiff bears and animals filled the shelves in those early days, as they do today. In 2015, The Toy Shoppe will reach an amazing milestone of being in business for 40 years.
For the past several years, Danny and Barrie have partnered with Steiff to offer collectors special editions made exclusively for The Toy Shoppe. Bears like Maximilian, Appolonia, and Richard & His Sketchbook, Grandpapa, Chub-Ling, Polar Cub, and Jocko have made the names of Steiff and The Toy Shoppe synonymous in the minds of collectors. They have also worked with many Teddy bear artists and doll artists to bring special editions to their collectors. These artists have become household names: R. John Wright, Annette Himstedt, Hildegard Gunzel, Lorella Falconi, Kimberly Lasher, Charlie Bears, Wee Forest Folk, Hermann-Spielwaren, Helen Kish, Maggie Iacono, Stevi T and many others!
The store's award-winning catalogs keep collectors informed of the newest and finest bears offered by artists and manufacturers, and the Web site is a bear lover's paradise. The Toy Shoppe also offers interest-free payment plans, which make the finest collecting affordable and stress free.
Forty years has taught us a great deal about customer service. We have thousands of happy, loyal customers who trust us to hand-select their treasures, keeping in mind their individual preferences. We take great pride in the personalized service that we extend to each customer. We have a talented and professional staff - many of whom are collectors themselves - who love to share their passion!
There have been many highlights over the decades; making long-term friendships with incredibly talented artists around the world, creating unique exclusives for collectors, traveling around the world and discovering new dolls and Teddy bears for collectors. All of this culminated in 2008 when Danny and Barrie earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from Jones Publishing, publisher of DOLLS magazine and Teddy Bear Review.
The Toy Shoppe is an hour from Williamsburg and two hours from Washington, DC. Most collectors order by phone or through the Web site, "but we just love it when they come to visit our shop," says Danny. "We have hundreds of unique bears from all over the world on display, just waiting to be hugged. If you are a new collector, we encourage you to begin your 'Toy Shoppe Experience' today. We'll send you our most recent catalogs to get you started with your lifetime collecting adventure."
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Not valid on prior orders. Receive FREE standard shipping, via our choice of carrier, with your order of $99 or more of select, clearly marked items. Offer applies to a single, completed order over $99 shipped to a single address within the contiguous USA (Alaska, Hawaii, APO, FPO, DPO & US Post Office boxes do not qualify for this offer). Multiple destinations or split shipments on a single order - including back-ordered items - will incur additional charges. Larger boxes, Heavier boxes, International Shipping, Express Shipping, Signature Services (signature required upon delivery) and Customer Preferred shipping methods may also incur additional charges. Offer not valid on doll stand purchases. Offer subject to change. Call us for complete details.Free Shipping on Steiff Apply Coupon Code STSHIP at checkout.
During our Fall Steiff Event use coupon code STSHIP and receive free standard shipping, via our choice of carrier, on your Steiff order. Offer applies to a single, completed order shipped to a single address within the contiguous USA (Alaska, Hawaii, APO, FPO, DPO & US Post Office boxes do not qualify for this offer). Multiple destinations or split shipments on a single order, including back-ordered items, will incur additional charges. International Shipping, Express Shipping, Signature Services (signature required upon delivery) and Customer Preferred shipping methods will incur additional charges. Offer subject to change. Not valid on prior orders. Free shipping ends at midnight EST on Sunday, September 13, 2015.Free Doll Stand With Alexander Dolls
Receive a free Kaiser doll stand with each 8", 10" or 21" Madame Alexander doll purchased from The Toy Shoppe. Not valid on prior orders. Offer subject to change.Save On Select Zwergnase Dolls No coupon necessary
Receive extra savings off the original price of select Zwergnase dolls only at The Toy Shoppe. Sale price is clearly reflected on each applicable item. Offer not valid on prior orders. Offer subject to change.Save 10% On Hermann Every Day No coupon necessary.
You save 10% on your Hermann-Spielwaren orders EVERY DAY at The Toy Shoppe. Discount is already taken on selected items and clearly marked. Not valid on prior purchases. Offer subject to change.Steiff Bonus Dollars
Limited time offer - no coupon necessary Receive Steiff Bonus Dollars with your purchase of select editions of Steiff at The Toy Shoppe. Steiff Bonus Dollars may be used on future orders of Steiff. Your Bonus Dollars will be sent when your order is shipped. This offer is not transferable, not valid on prior orders, not valid on club memberships, and may not be combined with other special offers or promotions. Offer subject to change.FREE Wee Forest Folk Gift Certificate
Ends December 31, 2017 Receive a Toy Shoppe Wee Forest Folk Gift Certificate with your purchase of Wee Forest Folk at The Toy Shoppe. Spend $125 and receive a $15 Gift Certificate. Spend $250 and receive a $40 Gift Certificate. Spend $500 and receive a $100 Gift Certificate. Your Gift Certificate will be sent when your order is shipped. This offer is not transferable, not valid on prior orders, and may not be combined with other special offers or promotions with the exception of free shipping. Offer subject to change. Offer ends December 31, 2017 at midnight EST.Steiff Event Savings
3 Days of Steiff Savings - no coupon necessaryReceive 10% off the original price of select 2017 Steiff editions during The Toy Shoppes Steiff Event in store and online. Savings are marked on applicable items. Please note items on sale do not come with Bonus Dollars. Offer not valid on prior purchases. Offer ends at midnight EST on Sunday, October 7, 2017.Charlie Bears Sale
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Enjoy great savings on select Charlie Bears only at The Toy Shoppe. Sale price is clearly reflected on each applicable item. While supplies last... quantities are limited. Offer not valid on prior orders. Not valid with other offers. Offer subject to change.
Join Us At Our Steiff Event
Thursday Oct. 5 - Saturday Oct. 7
We'll have a lot in store for you
Fun & Surprises
Special Event Teddy
and so much more!
Enjoy SPECIAL 3 DAY SAVINGS storewide...
an exciting opportunity to add to your collection!
For more information about our upcoming Fall Steiff Event,
call us toll free at 1 800 447 7995
or locally at (804) 379 7995 or through our contact form.
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