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Creative Play Retailer "In the late 1960s Judy Folkmanis began creating puppets at home out of patterns she discovered in a women’s magazine and selling them to parents of her sons’ preschool classmates. Parents sought out Judy’s homemade puppets because they desired toys that provided endless hours of fun and had infinite play value for their children. " Read More >> January 2010
 
Boston Herald - Editor's Pick "Pack Rat puppet a holiday treasure from Folkmanis" Read More >> December 2009
 
TDmonthly Top Toy 2008 AwardsOur WebWilds™ Baby Orangutan wins TD Monthly's Top Toy Award for 2008. From TD Monthly "These products in particular are lauded for a combination of coveted qualities that include the following: superior design and materials, safety, excellent play value, innovation in the way the product is conceived and executed, strong sales potential, and environmental and/or social consciousness. " Read More >> July 2008
 
New Jersey Business NewsToy Fair carries on tradition: If the toy fair is any indication, kids don't have to be plugged in to have fun. Judy Folkmanis, who started selling puppets on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, Calif., 30 years ago, now heads up the world's leading manufacturer of plush puppets. The company hired freelance puppeteers to demonstrate some of its 200-plus puppets at the toy fair.
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February 19, 2008
 
Folkmanis New Stage Puppets 2008Following up on an amazing premier in 2007, FOLKMANIS – the most innovative, creative puppet maker in the world – is expanding its multi-award-winning line of STAGE PUPPETS in 2008.
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January 2008
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Folkmanis Toy Fair 2008- New Products Folkmanis' Gift for Puppet Design Shines Through in 2008 Puppets are fun, educational, and timeless...
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January 2008
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2008 New Puppet Captions WEBWILDS™ - hands-on fun with minds-on learning in a wild web world. Folkmanis is embarking on an exciting new adventure: Folkmanis® WebWilds™ puppets. Teaming with the non-profit children’s internet site GLOBIO™, WebWilds.com is a unique online environment where kids can keep their hands on a Folkmanis puppet while their minds are learning about their animal and others when logged onto the internet site.
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January 2008
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Playthings: It's a Wild WorldNot all web worlds are created equal. That's the concept behind WebWilds, Folkmanis' first foray into Internet-connected toys, which are debuting this year as part of a new partnership with children's non-profit group Globio.
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May 1, 2008
Folkmanis Puppets Joins With GLOBIO to Launch WebWilds.com Always the leader in puppet innovation, award-winning Folkmanis introduces WEBWILDS™, puppets with their own educational wild web world. This next generation of hand- and imagination-powered, battery-free puppets are the first-ever with their own online habitats created around real-life environments.
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January 17, 2008

 



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