Global Toy Experts: Richard Gottlieb

Posted by Richard Gottlieb I found it highly noteworthy when I heard that HobbyTown was going to take advantage of the demise of Toys R Us by aggressively growing number their franchise stores. To find out more I conducted this interview with Bob Wilke, HobbyTown President. HobbyTown Unlimited was founded in 1985 and opened the... MORE »

HobbyTown Growing Toy Sales Nationwide

HobbyTown is the largest nationwide footprint of hobby/toy retail stores in the U.S., with nearly 150 franchise stores in 41 states. Established in 1985, HobbyTown retail stores have evolved from a merchandise mix of traditional hobby lines (model trains, radio control, plastic models, rockets, etc.) to a broader mix with a growing emphasis on specialty... MORE »

Thank you for a great Holiday Season and welcome two new stores.

The Christmas Season for HobbyTown has been awesome and that success continues into 2018. We want to welcome two new stores that opened right before the holidays and they hit the ground running. The first is Dave and Ryan Flippo in St George, UT. This father/son team is rocking southern Utah with an experienced staff. The... MORE »

Congratulations on the Grand Opening in Modesto

HobbyTown is pleased to announce the opening of another new store. The store is located in the Frontier Town Shopping Center which is at 3507 Tully Rd., Suite 90 in Modesto, CA. We want to welcome and congratulate Russel Coon Jr. & Sr. on their new store. We are very proud to have them join... MORE »

Gil Losi, Jr. joins HobbyTown

Gil Losi Jr. is now part of the HobbyTown team and is the Product Development Manager. Gil is committed to the success of HobbyTown stores and we are fortunate to have his expertise to assist us in our strategic and tactical planning. Gil has a long history and vast experience in surface RC product development... MORE »