• Thomas Russell

TCG launches new kids storage line

Canadian-based toy company expands into home decor for the first time

TORONTO – Toy company TCG, formerly known as the Canadian Group, is expanding into home décor for the first time with a number of storage solutions for kids rooms.

TCG kidsThe Tidy Town chair supports a child up to 100 pounds.
Its new Tidy Town line of storage and play units are geared toward children three and up.

It includes a toy chair where kids can sit and also store toys. The 11.5-inch by 20.5-inch tall chair supports a child up to 100 pounds and is tear proof and cleans easily. A larger version that is 12 inches wide and 22.5 inches tall supports kids up to 110 pounds.

The Tidy Town Car is a car-shaped storage/play center under that falls under licensed brands such as Hot Wheels, for which TCG is a licensing partner. It measures 20.25 inches long by 9.25 inches wide.

The Tidy Town Thomas & Friends Train Engine is shaped like Thomas the Train and also offers storage for toys. It measures 25 inches by 11.5 inches and a larger 40-inch by 10-inch three car toy storage box is also available.

Other new items being launched under the Tidy Town collection include a storage box that unfolds into a 47-inch by 47-inch play surface featuring artwork from various licensing partners that include Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. Another 47-inch square playmat has a 3D castle play feature that pops up from the mat.

The new products are expected to launch at various mass market retailers in the U.S. and Canada this fall.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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