Congratulations to Wichitans Choon and Yeow Ng on their Rainbow Loom being named “Toy of the Year” by the Toy Industry Association. The creation and development of the loom, which can make bracelets and other decorative items out of rubber bands, is a remarkable success story. The brothers came to Wichita from Malaysia in 1991 and worked as janitors to help pay their way through Wichita State University. After many setbacks and rejections, they were finally able to get their toy in major stores, and sales went through the roof: $55 million in retail sales in the past year.
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