video blog: Tree Town Toys visits the American International Toy Fair in New York City
This is my video blog entry for the 2010 American International Toy Fair. Tree Town Toys attends annually, and it is the start of our buying season to stock the store with awesome toys for the holiday season just 10 short months away. Tricia and I took Courtney, our retail manager, and Kelly, our customer service manager for our online businesses, along. Enjoy!
After 22 years of working in Information Technology, teaching and consulting, Hans Masing turned his focus to specialty and educational toys. He runs Tree Town Toys, Brain Station and Dragonfly Depot with his wife Patricia and their children Keller and Simone. Brain Station started in 2002 as a "crazy idea" in the family home, and has grown to be a successful Internet specialty toy retail operation and fulfillment center. He opened Tree Town Toys as a brick-and-mortar specialty store in 2006 and launched Dragonfly Depot (online fulfillment and distribution of specialty toys) in 2007. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. For fun he plays drums with North and The Witch Doctors from time to time and raises chickens in his back yard with his kids. Being a dad is a constant adventure for him, and he lives by the motto "It's never too late to have a happy childhood!"