By Key Snodgress
The amusement industry is well-known for giving back and if you were at IAAPA or Amusement Expo, you may have noticed an idea that was just beginning to gather steam before Covid slammed the brakes on the industry’s plans. Originally rolled out with great fanfare at IAAPA (complete with an Army Color Guard marching through the exhibit hall and leading a Pledge of Allegiance at the Elaut Group’s booth), Military Mascot plush and themed cranes are ready for deployment!
The Military Mascot toys, available through Coast to Coast Entertainment, are cute and attractive in and of themselves. Designed by a disabled veteran, they’re available in sizes from 6” (the most popular size) going up to jumbo 30” versions, with five different mascots, one representing each branch of the U.S. Military.