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  Product News:
  September 2012

HYDRODYNAMIC Building Set - wins two awards from Dr. Toy:

10 BEST BUILDING TOYS OF 2012

100 BEST CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS OF 2012 AWARD

Click here to view product information for the HYDRODYNAMIC Set.

  July 2012

One of our new sets - Clarksville Elementary School Building Set - wins two awards in the Creative Child Awards Program:

2012 TOP TOY OF THE YEAR AWARD:  Builder Construction Toys Category

2012 KIDS PRODUCT OF THE YEAR AWARD:  Educational Products Category

Click here to view the five new sets.

  November 2011

Our new sets are in stock and ready to ship! Click here to view the five new sets.

  October 2011

New building pieces will be available for shipment by the second week of November!   Build sloped roof lines using the new diagonal beams. Available in two lengths to use with either one bay or two bay spans and initially available in black.   We will also have new roof panels in the design of gray slate for use with the diagonal beams.

 

  September 2011

The five new Girder and Panel Building sets should be in stock by mid November. Meanwhile, we have the new panels available to ship as Spare Parts effective today. We will be adding all the panels to the website over the next couple of weeks. Click here to view what's currently available.


  December 2010

We are working on five new sets for release in 2011:

1. Children's Museum
2. School
3. Post Office
4. Town House in Blue
5. Town House in Pink


These sets are compatible with our existing sets and will allow the builder to create a small city!

 

  December 2008 The Boston Manor Building Sets are now shipping!

This building toy, when finished, is a beautiful Victorian manor in happy yellow siding with stickers of flowers and bushs, and elegant blue trimmed windows. This fantastic building set that is sure to get girls and boys excited about the idea of architecture and engineering.
  December 2006 The HYDRODYNAMIC Sets are now shipping!

You can view the items we have for sale through our Products page and also by clicking on HYDRODYNAMIC on the pull down search box that is located at the top of the Products pages.

View HYDRODYNAMIC Building Sets and Spare Parts.
     
  Company News:  
  January , 2012 Enter a Video Contest on our Facebook page. Create a video of the HYDRODYNAMIC Building Set and win a prize.

  March 30 , 2011

We have a Facebook page!   Click on the link below to check it out!


  December 1, 2008 The Boston Manor is awarded The National Parenting Center's 2009 Seal of Approval.


  Fall 2008 Wellesley Weston Magazine profiles Bridge Street Toys.   "Meet the Weston couple who have turned their Weston garage into a small toy manufacturing plant for assembling building sets that are inspiring budding engineers across the country."

  July 11, 2008 The Chicago Sun-Times does a feature on Bridge Street Toys titled "Company built from Hydrodynamic toy set".
  April 4, 2007 MSNBC is going to do a feature on Bridge Street Toys!  "Your Business" (Sundays at 7:30 am EST) will be filming our business on April 19-20 for an upcoming show.  "Your Business" focuses on the world of America's small business entrepreneurs, featuring profiles, news, advice and tips.

  February 10,
2007
The HYDRODYNAMIC Deluxe Building Set wins the iParenting Media "Best Products of 2007" Award.  Read the reviewers comments in our "awards" page.

  December 10, 2006 The Boston Globe features a story about the HYDRODYNAMIC Building Set on the front page of Globe West.  Check out our "in the news" page.

  July 17, 2006 CBS4 - 5 O'Clock News features Bridge Street Toys.  Read more about this on our "in the news" page.
  June 4, 2006 Tekton Tower receives a second award - this one is from Parents' Choice!   Read about it on the awards page.

  April 15, 2006 Bridge Street Toys is awarded the Dr. Toy "Smart Play/Smart
Toy" Product of Excellence Award for 2006 for the Tekton
Tower Building Set!

  April 14, 2006 Leading Edge Hobbies in Ontario is now available to ship Girder and Panel in Canada. See our Find A Store page for their address and phone number.


  March 19, 2006 The Bridge Street Toys Frequent Buyer Rewards Program is
launched.  Receive a $10 Gift Certificate for every $100 you spend at Bridge Street Toys.  Read about the details at:
www.BridgeStreetToys.com/products/freqbuyer.html


  March 9, 2006

UPN 38, a news station in Boston filmed at Bridge Street Toys today. We will be featured on The Morning Show on March 21 at 8:00 am.  David Robichaud will broadcast the segment called "robi on the road" live from Bridge Street Toys on March 21!

 

February 22,
2006
Our VP of Marketing and VP of Product Development (ages 12 and 10 respectively) were interviewed for a possible appearance on The Martha Stewart Show!   Wow!   Many thanks to The Sage School for putting their names forward.
February 20,
2006
The Bridge Street Toys Affiliate Marketing Program is launched!  If you have a website or know of someone who does, you may be interested in our affiliate program.
January 27,
2006
HobbyTown USA invited us to have a booth at their annual trade show in July.  We're going to Nebraska!

  January 24,
2006
Our first  product catalog is published... how exciting is this!  If you haven't received one yet, you can request one on our request a catalog page. They are free!  If you're so inclined, please request one for a friend as well.
     
  Website Updates:  
  October 15 , 2011

The instruction books for the NEW Girder and Panel sets are now available through our website. PDF copies of three new books have been added:
    - Children's Museum Building Set
    - Clarksville Elementary School Building Set
    - Post Office Building Set
Go to the Way Things Work Section of our website to view all our instruction books.

 

  May 5, 2007 You can expand the Girder and Panel sets with the Thomas sets - one of our younger customers sent us pictures of her Thomas Trains going over our Girder and Panel bridges. She also used the Girder and Panel Fire Station set to make an engine house for Thomas and his friends.  April is only five, but she's already an awesome builder!


  May 5, 2007 We've added two pages of pictures to the Hall of Fame section. If you have a fun picture of the Girder and Panel building sets - please send them to us. We accept both digital copies via email or printed copies which we will scan and return to you.  Take a look at the latest photos of awesome builders and their buildings!

  April 12, 2007 Did you play with Girder and Panel in the 1960s. View Kenner Products original advertisements for the product. The pictures are located in the "Way Things Work" section of our website.

  August 16, 2006 We now can accept American Express credit cards as well as Visa and Mastercard.

  May 2, 2006 Lots of pictures are added to the Hall of Fame section. We also added photos from The Sage School Cluster Week and the Webalos Visit to Bridge Street Toys.

  April 15, 2006 An Awards Page is added. Located in the section called "About Us", this page contains the details of awards given to the Girder and Panel products.


  March 29,
2006
A Site Map is added.   Look for the link on the bottom of the left
tool bar on each page. The address is:
www.BridgeStreetToys.com/sitemap.html


  March 11,
2006
"Find A Store" is redesigned (again) with a more user friendly interface. The address is:
www.BridgeStreetToys.com/store/stores.html


March 1,
2006
"What's New?" is created. Our site is growing in the number of pages!  If you'd like to quickly see what changes have taken place since the last time you visited us - start here!






February 27,
2006
"In the News" is added. This page contains a collection of links to publications that have written or reported about Bridge Street Toys and the Girder and Panel Building Sets.  This page is located in the section titled About Us. The address is: www.bridgestreettoys/aboutus/index.
  February 20,
2006
"Tell a Friend" functionality is added. If you like our products, you can help us a lot by clicking on the link and sending our site to a friend!


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