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January 2007

Playthings Magazine features the HYDRODYNAMIC Building Set in their January issue.  
 "The New Neighbors" is a Toy Fair Preview article highlighting firts-time Toy Fair exhibitors.

Playthings reports that the HYDRODYNAMIC Deluxe Building Set turns classic girder-and-panel play into a more directly educational experience wherein children ages 10 and up can build an HO scale manufacturing plant with working tanks, pipes, valves and electric pump.

The HYDRODYNAMIC Deluxe Set recently won the iParenting Media "Best Products of 2007" toy award.

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Winter 2007

Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business reports on Paul and Carol Flack in the Tepper Magazine.  Paul and Carol are both graduates of the MBA program.  Susan Brimo-Cox reports on the Flack's journey to resurrect the Girder and Panel classic construction sets.

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December 2006

The HYDRODYNAMIC Starter Building Set is featured in TDmonthly's 2006 Holiday Gift Guide. A realistic construction toy for boys and girls aged 10 and up, the HYDRODYNAMIC Building set is a new product for 2007.    This set contains about 180 pieces, including a hand pump, a siphon tank, a small round bottom tank, a large cone bottom tank, a tilt scale, a ball flow meter, and assorted valves, pipe holders and pipe. Children can learn fluid dynamics and adjust valves to balance water flow.

December 10, 2006

The Boston Globe reports about Bridge Street Toys and the HYDRODYNAMIC Building Set on the front page of the GLOBE WEST Section.  Boston Globe Reporter Stephanie Siek spoke with Claire Green from the Parents' Choice Foundation regarding the award the Tekton Tower Building Set received in 2006. Ms. Green said the organization honors fewer than 20% of the thousands of toys, books, games, and software programs that are submitted for consideration. Green said about the Tekton Tower "It really does resemble a contemporary structure that kids might see in a city. It allows them the opportunity to take the real world concepts of engineering and of design and make them work with this toy. It encourages the child to ask "What if?" over and over again."


November/December 2006

Ioannis Miaoulis, President of the Museum of Science provides Boston Common a list of his favorite tech toys for this holiday season.  The Tekton Tower - Girder and Panel Building Set is included on Ioannis' holiday list.  This award winning building set is available in the Museum's gift store.

As Mr. Miaoulis states in the article - the museum is a wonderful place to instill a love of science in people of every age and background. The Boston Museum of Science also actively advocates for the importance of technology and engineering education in schools nationwide.  


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November 2006

The NYMetro Parents Staff at publish a product review of the Tekton Truss Bridge - A Bridge and Turnpike building set.  Designed to appeal to children who love to build things, these educational building toys allow the builder to use their creativity and imagination to build bridge structures.


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November 2006

Model Retailer's November Cover Story "Blast from the Past - Retro and re-issue products can make your store new profits" features the classic Bridge and Turnpike and HYDRODYNAMIC Building Sets. Originally manufactured by Kenner Products in the 1960s, Bridge Street Toys re-introduced these educational building toys in 2005.


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August 1, 2006

The Premier issue of Toy Tips & Parenting Hints magazine includes Girder and Panel as one of a select number of TTT® Approved toys!   This 84-page glossy magazine is sold through all major retailers and book stores.  

This magazine is published by Toy Tips Inc. to provide an unbiased resource for parents about educational toys.  As such, the magazine accepts no advertising.

The Toy Tips tested and trusted mark, TTT® is an international mark that indicates a specific toy has been tested and is shown to offer developmental skill-building during play.


July 17, 2006

CBS 4 The 5 O'Clock News - Consumer Watch:
Sarah Underwood reports on the challenges of being an entrepreneur and featured Bridge Street Toys as an example of a thriving start-up business based in New England.  Co-founder Carol Flack attributes Bridge Street Toys' success to an in-depth understanding of their customers and providing high quality products and service.

Of course, it also takes a lot of long hours, a flexible attitude, and creative marketing skills to create a successful start-up business!


May 2006

Playthings Magazine includes Bridge Street Toys' Girder and Panel Tekton Fire Station in their cover story on construction toys.

The cover story - "Building Blocks - Construction toys hold their own in today's tech-crazy toy market" by Colleen Bohen - highlights the fact that building toys is one of the few categories within the general toy industry that is experiencing healthy growth rates - 16% between 2004 and 2005..



April 2006

Model Retailer Magazine does a product review on the Tekton Truss Bridge and Bridge Mania building sets in their April 2006 issue and a product review of the Girder and Panel Fire Station and Bank building sets in their February 2006 issue.


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March 21, 2006

UPN38 The Morning Show with Robi on the Road:
On Tuesday March 21st, Robi was on the road from the Flack's Weston home where you'll meet one family that not only lives together, but works together. David Robichaud reports how Paul and Carol Flack with the help of their two kids, “Little Paul” and Ruth, run Bridge Street Toys, filling orders from the internet and specialty toy and hobby stores, and filling the lives of a new generation of kids with the joy that Paul Sr experienced as a boy.


January 2006

Parents and Kids ( West of Boston edition), report on Bridge Street Toys in an article titled "Weston family launches new online toy store"


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December 22, 2005

Fox 25 News features Bridge Street Toys - Jim Armstrong does a story
about combining family values with starting a business to make an
educational toy.



December 7, 2005 President Marianne Szymanski, on CBS' The Early Show presents the Top Ten Educational Toys for Christmas

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December 1, 2005

The Weston Town Crier profiles Bridge Street Toys in an article titled "Constructing a family business"
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November 29, 2005

Tekton Fire Station Building Set is profiled in The Charlotte Observer Holiday Gift Guide!


November 27, 2005

The Boston Globe runs an article called "Gambling on Girders" describing how this family-run company was founded.


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November 23 , 2005 profiles Girder and Panel builing sets in their Product Showcase for the week of November 23.

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November 14, 2005

MetroWest Daily News profiles Bridge Street Toys in an article titled "Constructing a Family Business"

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November 4, 2005

The Boston Herald writes about Bridge Street Toys on the front page of the Business Section in a story titled - "Family Business Builds Toyland".

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