2006 Toy Fair: Kuma Central
I’ve been aware of Kuma Central for some time now. They create cute little – theme based - plush and vinyl bears. (Kuma is Japanese for bear) As you can see below: Love, Ninja, Kuma and Urban. Kuma also has a line of smaller, vinyl figures. These characters are similarly based on a one or two word theme and sell in the $12-14 range. The larger vinyl figures are still in the “thinking stages”. The ladies at Kuma Central are looking for input as to how they would sell. I really like them. How about you? I think Maria Sarmiento has created a sweet line.