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Products of change

Many hobby stores are carrying so-called ‘nontraditional’ products in an effort to stay afloat; read why retailers say it’s a good idea
By Nick Bullock
Published: May 14, 2013
LEGOs are toys. Roy Ballard, order manager at Loose Caboose Hobbies in Napa, Calif., which several years ago became an authorized independent LEGO dealer, says to “think of them as snap-tight model kits.”

That’s an apt analogy. But LEGOs are still toys. The LEGO Group itself even defines its products as toys.

And since that’s the case, Loose Caboose makes no apologies for selling toys.

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