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.