Do you know Makii? Our crazy Dutch partners create the perfect products for Easter fun!
Makii develop, create and produce playful, vibrant, and -most important- fun toys. Our constant growing product Makii range contains giant colouring pictures, stickering posters, temporary tattoos, window clings and enamel pin badges
Makii (derived from the verb ‘make’) was founded in 2013 by illustrators Idris van Heffen and Mielo Pouwer from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. By bundling their talents they saw a great opportunity to create innovatory and creative products for kids.
After releasing the first giant colouring picture they were picked up by lots of media, had their first international orders and started Makii Studio: making customised products for partners such as Rijksmuseum, HEMA (largest retail chain in the Netherlands), London Transport Museum and lots of other great companies.
Nowadays, they supply to retailers all over the world.
Sustainable wooden toy brand PlanToys have launched two new role-play sets for 2019! The Hairdresser Set and the Dentist Set have been a hit with retailers already and we are seeing rave reviews from end-consumers.
Kids love to pretend to with this hair dresser set! Includes scissors, hair dryer, comb, straightener, hair clipper, and a waist bag. Kids will enjoy creating hairstyles on themselves, family members, friends or their dolls.
Pretend to be a real dentist! This set teaches children at a young age to understand the importance of tooth care. It includes 4 basic dental tools, 1 toothbrush, 1 set of teeth with 3 spare teeth and 1 doctor case.
The new sets join the growing range of the Doctors Kit, Make-up Set, Vet Care, Pet Travel Set and the Toolbelt - allowing little ones to play in a big world.
As with all PlanToys they sets are produced from sustainable rubber-wood in Thailand. PlanToys is a Thai company founded in 1981 by Vitool Viraponsavan to stop pollution in Thailand. You have to know that Thailand has the largest rubber tree plantation in the world. These trees were planted because of their rubber. After about 25 years, Mother Nature stops producing quality rubber. Then the farmers burn the entire plantation to plant new rubber trees and obtain new rubber. The pollution caused by the burning of these trees was terrible. Vitool wanted to help the children in their development by giving them wooden toys – toys made from these rubber trees. We have been making wooden toys since 1981 and never cut down a tree from the forest, but only use recycled wood from plantations. He was the first man to use this wood. Today nobody burns it anymore. So we are more than happy that he started this business.
If you are interested stocking PlanToys in your store, contact littleCONCEPTS today.
Scribble Down transfer packs make ideal presents, they are great for party bags or for long journeys - or just for fun! Children can use their imagination and skill to make the pictures tell a story. To create your very own picture take the sheet of images and remove the backing paper. Then position an image on the fold-out background scene and rub it down using a ball point pen, pencil or coin.
Available in 14 fantastic designs, ranging from and enchanted castle to an alien encounter the product delights children young and old! The simple to use transfers even include an extra bonus of a drawing tutorial from the illustrator Clinton Banbury.
Alongside the classic 14 designs which retail for the pickup price point of £2.99, there are four bumper packs which include an extra-large scene and 100+ transfers to rub down! The four new items include a quintessential London street scene, pirate adventure, fairy princess ball and a roarsome dino scene. The bumper packs retail for £7.99.
Interested in stocking Scribble Down in your store? Contact littleCONCEPTS today!
Did you know you can place your B2B Orders for PlanToys, MOLUK, Makii, Makedo and Scribble Down online using our B2B Web-shop?
The system is really simple to use and once setup you can check out our full product range, place orders, view previous orders and invoice history!
Go check it out...
Oibo™ and Nigi, Nagi & Nogi™ were developed specifically for the first years – with a focus on grasping, teething and sensory stimulation for newborns and infants, however, like all MOLUK toys, they remain interesting and offer new possibilities when the child grows older.
We are just over a week away from the NEW 2019 PlanToys items landing in our warehouse! After such an amazing we can't wait to get the products out to our lovely retailers!
Highlights of the new drop include the Dentist Set, which teaches children at a young age to understand the importance of tooth care. It includes 4 basic dental tools, 1 toothbrush, 1 set of teeth with 3 spare teeth and 1 doctor case. It's also pretty cool to extract the little velcro teeth!
Also arriving is the much anticipated Wonky Fruit and Vegetables produced in collaboration with the social enterprise Kromkommer to highlight the issue of food waste! Look past their appearance and get to the essence of these Wonky Fruits & Vegetables! This toy teaches children to understand that the imperfect shapes do not reduce the benefits of these fruits and vegetables, and then they will learn to reduce food waste. It also helps enhance fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The set includes a knife and 5 slice-able fruits & vegetables: apple, pear, carrot, tomato and cucumber. Tactile details offer realistic play.
For the little ones, we have this cute little wobbly Penguin. Rock the penguin gently and watch it tumble. This item encourages visual development for babies and is suitable from 12m+
These are just a few of the amazing new items coming from PlanToys, they really have out shone themselves this year with the new stuff! You can view the full range of PlanToys in our 2019 Trade Catalogue. All the new PlanToys are available to order on our B2B Webshop now! Hope you are having a great weekend!
That's right! The new Makii Window Clings are winging their way from the Netherlands as we speak and will be in stock from next week! As usual with Makii products, the clings take you on a turbo adventure through 3 different themes; Farm, Baby Animals and Vehicles. The super static clings can be stuck multi times to whatever you fancy...the car window, your favourite glass or even your crazy brother or sister!
They are available to order now on our B2B store and can be shipped with your next order! We also have the NEW PlanToys and MOLUK items arriving soon...more on that later!
Whoaaa what a start to the year! Thank you to everyone that visited us at Top Drawer, Spielwarenmesse and Spring Fair. We had an absolute blast meeting the most amazing retailers and showing our new products from PlanToys, MOLUK, Makii, Makedo and Scribble Down.
We are now back in the office and have itchy feet waiting for the next round of shows in the autumn. The new stock lands in our warehouse over the next few weeks and we will be in touch with you regarding deliveries. In the meantime, if you haven't checked it out yet, make sure you take a peek at our new 2019 catalogue and make sure you are signed up to our mailing list to receive all the updates :)
Phil and Luke x
Have you seen the new PlanToys x Kromkommer Wonky Fruit & Vegetables Set?
The set has been produced in collaboration with Kromkommer to highlight the issue of food waste.
Why did we create these wonky fruit and vegetable toys?
About 10% of all fruit and vegetables are wasted simply because they aren’t pretty enough. Yet there’s nothing wrong with the taste. How twisted!
Kromkommer (a Dutch social enterprise) believes that we should embrace these perfectly imperfect fruit and vegetables. They should end up on our plates, rather than in the trash bin. To achieve this, we spread our love for wonky produce among as many people as possible. Kromkommer and PlanToys share a vision for a more sustainable world with less waste. By working together we developed this unique playset. With these toys,
children experience the beauty and diversity of wonky fruit and vegetables. This way we show them a less wasteful and more appetising future.
Kromkommer launched the wonky fruit and vegetable toys in the Netherlands with a successful pre-sale crowdfunding campaign. A total of 516 supporters contributed €21.043 to the crowdfunding, exceeding the financial goal! With so much enthusiasm for the product, Kromkommer & PlanToys successfully launched the toys. The impressive public response and unique product resulted in wide-spread media attention in the Netherlands.
The Wonky Fruit & Vegetable Set will launch in the UK and Ireland at Top Drawer this weekend, alongside more amazing NEW PlanToys lines.