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Classic toy store hosts exclusive Steiff event

Classic toy store hosts exclusive Steiff event

Classic toy store hosts exclusive Steiff event

Oktoberfest means celebrating all things German, and the crew at Kits & Kaboodle loves all things STEIFF!

Teneen Dobbs, Owner, Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys, tells us more about an upcoming event:

What is Steiff? oldest and most exclusive brand of plush toys and collectibles / intricate airbrushing and hand finishing

Margarete Steiff started company over a century ago and believes “only the best is good enough for our children”

What Makes the Brand So Special?

Steiff invested th Teddy bear in 1902
-Both vintage and new Steiff items are considered highly collectibles and a good investment
-All Steiff plush animals are rigorously tested to ensure their safety
-Steiff items are passed from generation to generation as family heirlooms.

Steiff pieces have been visible on Antiques Roadshow & other TV shows and motion pictures.

Marketplace factors:
-Brand is often associated with Mercedes, Jaguar, Harrods, Harrods, and Lindt chocolates
Each collectible item comes with a button in the ear & a numbered certificate which adds value and exclusivity to the piece.

Steiff has two distinct lines of business
A. Collectibles: Animals made from mohair, alpaca, cotton velvet and most have a white ear tag indicating that the piece is limited edition.
B. Toys: A soft plush line of toys and novelties that are made from cuddly soft plush and most are fully washable and perfect for playpens and strollers.

Steiff Event – Thursday Oct. 24th from 10am-9pm

To learn more, visit:
Facebook: Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys
Instagram: kitsandkaboodle


Florida woman accused of zipping her boyfriend in suitcase for hours until he died

(CNN) — Sarah Boone called 911 and said her boyfriend got trapped in a suitcase and died during a game of hide-and-seek, according to court records.

The Florida couple had been drinking Chardonnay and doing puzzles Sunday night in their Winter Park apartment, Boone told authorities, when they thought “it would be funny” to hop in a suitcase as a part of the game, according to an arrest affidavit from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Boone, 42, zipped up Jorge Torres Jr. in the blue suitcase containing a few items for donating. Two of his fingers stuck out, so she assumed he could open it, according to the affidavit.

She went upstairs to bed and thought he’d get himself out of the suitcase and join her, only to wake up Monday and find him still in it and not breathing, the affidavit says.

Boone was arrested Tuesday and faces a second-degree murder charge after investigators determined videos on her phone contradicted her story.

The phone footage shows her mocking her boyfriend as she filmed his cries for help, and telling him it was his punishment for cheating, according to the arrest affidavit.

“I can’t f**king breathe, seriously,” her boyfriend said in the phone video. “That’s on you. Oh, that’s what I feel like when you cheat on me,” she responds.

The video shows the victim pushing on the suitcase and trying to get out, the affidavit says. When police showed the video to Boone, she pushed it away halfway through and said she didn’t want to watch it, the affidavit says.

Police searched her iPhone after she signed a waiver and gave verbal and written consent. CNN has reached out to her public defender.

Boone denied intentionally leaving Torres in the suitcase, according to the affidavit.

Boone called police Monday afternoon and said she woke up hours earlier but assumed her boyfriend was on his computer in another room. When she could not find him, she suddenly realized he was still in the suitcase.

“Sarah unzipped the suitcase and found Jorge unresponsive and not breathing,” the affidavit says. “Sarah zipped Jorge in the suitcase to where he could not get out. Jorge begged Sarah repeatedly telling her he could not breathe and Sarah left him in the suitcase … and demonstrated a depraved mind without regard for Jorge’s life.”

When police arrived at the scene, they found the victim near the front door with a laceration on his lip and bruising around his eye.

Boone is being held without bail. No cause of death is listed on the arrest affidavit.