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March 18, 2011


Ruth Synowic

Chris, I think this is a wonderful opportunity! I've invited our entire company to participate!

Christopher Bensch

Ruth--I'm so glad you're enthusiastic and are spreading the word!--Chris


Hi Chris, Here is one of my stories, from Reyne Rice Twitter@ToyTrendExpert,

When my sisters, best friends and I wanted to create a new house from big boxes, we went to the local hardware store and found big, empty cardboard boxes. Then we put them over our heads and walked home like covered box robots. We couldn’t see where we were going, except to watch the sidewalk below us. As we walked home, covered in our robotic –like large cardboard boxes, we chattered away to each other in made-up languages, giggling all the way, punctuated by ooopps, was that you, as we bumped into posts and trees. Thinking back, I imagine the neighbors must have had a good laugh, too, watching cardboard boxes with legs, chatting away in gibberish, bumping into each other…Then when we got home, we created the best space ships, tiki houses and other environments, where we played for hours with our friends, and other siblings…Until our next adventure…

Christopher Bensch

Reyne--No wonder the cardboard box is in the National Toy Hall of Fame. Thanks for your great story!--Chris

Kim Vandenbroucke

LOVE this idea! Been tweeting about it quite a bit... hope you get some great results. (and share them with the rest of us!!)

Christopher Bensch

Thanks for the tweets, Kim. We've just extended the deadline to April 15 so people have a little extra time to share their stories.--Chris

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