About Us

John Crane Ltd have been selecting, promoting and creating the very best wooden toys for almost three decades. Operating from their head office in Northampton the company use their pool of toy industry talent to design and distribute their own collection – TIDLO – and to represent great brands such as B Line, Bristle Blocks, Pintoy, GoGo Toys, Play Circle, Sevi and Trudi.The company has been instrumental in fueling the growing popularity of award winning retro wooden classics, quality plush and unique molded collections which are packed with play value and have the added bonus of encouraging educational development.Tidlo, the company’s own brand of timeless toys was first introduced in 2010 and the growing portfolio of vintage designs with a modern twist now includes themed ranges. These include new animal illustrations from graphic designer Emma Talbot, who has created a colourful pack of creatures running wild across the range.B Line, a Canadian brand, joined John Crane Ltd last year and now has lots of new items for 2013. One of which, Symphony in B, won US Toy of the Year in 2012!! Their commitment to the environment goes well beyond just recycling and John Crane Ltd are proud to be the UK distributors for this bright, colourful and funky collection.Pintoy is our exclusive range of environmentally friendly wooden toys, games, gifts and children’s furniture. All are made from Rubber wood, which is harvested from replenishable forests when Rubber trees have finally reached the end of their natural cycle.Sevi is truly a vintage wooden toy brand, first created in 1831, the brand has built its reputation for quality wooden toys through countless generations. They continue to develop playthings which will tap into the imagination of twenty first century children.Trudi – masters the art of creating cuddles, this super soft range of Italian plush has a soft furry creature for everyone.GoGo Toys – the ultimate in ‘edutainment’ for pre-schoolers. Rattles, stackers, sorters and counters – everything for early years learning, packaged for fun.Bristle Blocks - a colourful construction toy made from easy to construct blocks that provide endless combinations and is limited only by imagination.