Local toy companies flock to NYC fair
Local companies sent representatives to the New York City Toy Fair at the Javits Center in Manhattan Tuesday to unveil their latest products.
Brooklyn's Ogosport toy company unveiled a new toy -- something like a cross between a Frisbee and a trampoline. The toy is a bouncy disk paired with a ball, and the company is based at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Ogosport's Adia Thomas says the toy encourages kids to play outside and doesn't require batteries.
The New York Puzzle Company, based in Park Slope, makes jigsaw puzzles with licensed images from sources like the Harry Potter franchise, the New Yorker magazine, subway maps and classic illustrations.
And an NYC-based doll maker unveiled new dolls for all five boroughs, including Madison, who represents Brooklyn.
According to her back story, Madison is a filmmaker preternaturally attached to her smartphone. She is said to frequently record clips of people and items and make movies on the fly. And she has dyslexia.
"She's learning to get the strength to get over it, and girls can really follow along with their story and see how they can overcome their struggles," says Leah Gelbman, of the New York Doll Collection.