Before Francis Goldwyn founded Manhattan Toy, he was the famous grandson of Hollywood studio mogul Samuel Goldwyn. After a few years working in the family business, Francis Goldwyn left Hollywood and set off for New York to become... an accountant!
In 1978, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to start a toy company featuring a style of intentionally under-stuffed plush toys. The company was named Manhattan Toy. One of Manhattan Toy's first product successes was a brightly colored, plush dinosaur. The dinosaurs could be found at Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, F.A.O. Schwartz, and the MoMA gift shops.
Francis Goldwyn eventually sold Manhattan Toy. The new owners moved the company to Minneapolis, where it continues to thrive and grow. After many years, and many more product successes, you will still find a great little collection of slightly under-stuffed, brightly colored dinosaurs in the line!