For almost 40 years, Flatiron Consultants, Inc., has stood at the forefront of buying and selling in the toy industry. A hassle-free exchange between buyer and supplier means that deals are concise and discreet. Flatiron’s business partners always feel confident, because of our direct-exchange purchasing and sales approach.

Flatiron’s storied history

Back in the 1980’s and 90’s when the “Toy Center” on Fifth Avenue was truly the center of the Toy industry, Bruce Salkin (Flatiron Consultants’ founder) would sit in his office peering out at the iconic FlatIron building. It was literally a ringside, center court, 50 yard line seat to all the products a fast growing industry was bringing to market. Growth was fast-paced, manufacturers were optimistic risk takers, and inventories as always, needed to move. The “off-price” niche was in its infancy. Bruce’s offices had desks with yellow pads…not computers! There was no Amazon in the toy business. From Bruce’s start stacking toys on the shelves of A&S department store to a spin in the toy wholesale world, he became focused on how sometimes toys needed help to get on the right shelves, at the right prices, to find their way into the right home. Wow, how that’s all changed! Now FlatIron, with a new generation to help guide them is poised to continue to adapt and innovate so whether you’re a seller or buyer you’ll enjoy doing business with Flatiron Consultants and will want to for many more years.

Our future & the next generation

Brian Salkin has been exposed to excess inventory within the toy industry for pretty much his entire life. As his father and now business partner, Bruce Salkin became an early innovator within this part of the industry; Brian had a front row seat to those changes and innovations. First as a kid with an interest in playing with the toys his dad was buying and selling (what kid wouldn’t with a father whose office was filled with things one could only dream of), and now with a vested interest in seeing this niche into the future. Brian brings his own unique set of skills to FlatIron. He’s worked for almost twenty years in businesses and not for profit organizations, with a focus specifically on operations, organization and logistics. Throughout his career, Brian has brought together communities and stakeholders with common interests, and views his role at FlatIron Consultants in much the same way. To his core, Brian believes the more we can adapt within the excess inventory space in an ever-evolving toy industry, the more opportunities we can create for generations of kids to just have fun.

Get in touch!

Brian Salkin DIRECTOR
Cell 732 690 6181
briansalkin@flatironconsultants.com

Bruce Salkin FOUNDER
Cell 732 277 2483
brucesalkin@flatironconsultants.com

For more information or to schedule a meeting to find out what Flatiron can do for your business please email us at info@flatironconsultants.com.