Treefrog Treasures ? (2024)

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King's Man

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Why is your stor called "Treefrog Treasures"?

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wadepat

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King's Man,

Thanks for asking this question. I have wondered the same thing ever since I became aware of the store. I'm sure the answer will be interesting.

Warm regards,

Pat

Toy Soldier Brigade

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I think they started out selling tree frogs.

Alexdakar

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I didn't work out because the frogs suffocated in the mail packages. Treefrog Treasures ? (3)

binder001

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The selling of Treefrogs died out because when placed in the display case they would not hold their "regimental squares" and kept trying to get "friendly" with the French cavalry.

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I heard it was because of the wire ties they used to ship the frogs were bad?
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I also heard that the little treasures the treefrogs left behind weren't really treasures. Treefrog Treasures ? (6)

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I Bet Shannon Once Collected Frogs...............:d

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I think Ray is correct, between the wire ties being too tight and the blister packs rubbing their skin off, none of the frogs survived the shipping process.Treefrog Treasures ? (8)

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Alexdakar said:

I also heard that the little treasures the treefrogs left behind weren't really treasures. Treefrog Treasures ? (10)

Let's no go thereTreefrog Treasures ? (11)

Shannon Reuss

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Finally, some levity on the forum! Things have been getting way too serious lately.

Okay, the treefrog story...
You may have seen the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In the movie the factory is actually run by little people called Oompa Loompas.
Here at Treefrog Treasures our window overlooks a beautiful pond across the street.
Getting packages ready and out for shipping takes many workers to do it quickly and efficiently. We have a deal with the treefrogs that live by the pond. We get workers that really "hop to it" and in return they get all the bugs they could possibly eat from the bug zapper we have installed on the front lawn. It's a win-win situation for everyone.
FYI Treefrogs have a lot of trouble with shipping tape dispensers but they are really fast typers.

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So are you going to be having a contest and giving out the secret K & C boxes that hold the secret prize so that one of us can take over the Treefrog factory from you?

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Shannon Reuss said:

Finally, some levity on the forum! Things have been getting way too serious lately.

Okay, the treefrog story...
You may have seen the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In the movie the factory is actually run by little people called Oompa Loompas.
Here at Treefrog Treasures our window overlooks a beautiful pond across the street.
Getting packages ready and out for shipping takes many workers to do it quickly and efficiently. We have a deal with the treefrogs that live by the pond. We get workers that really "hop to it" and in return they get all the bugs they could possibly eat from the bug zapper we have installed on the front lawn. It's a win-win situation for everyone.
FYI Treefrogs have a lot of trouble with shipping tape dispensers but they are really fast typers.

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It’s all a lie. A lie I tell you. Why oh why won't anybody listen to me. I've told you all that they are out to get us and not one of you will listen!!!!

Treefrog Treasures is really a cult driven by the need to control toy soldier collectors by using the sweat from frogs that is secretly painted on to anything that paint can be applied to and that a toy soldier collector will touch. Toy soldiers, boxes, receipts - everything.

Pete and Shannon have distilled valuable frog sweat and turned it into a mind control substance. Don't believe the fairy tale that Shannon is attempting to plant into your brain. The cutize story about ponds and typing frogs, what a crock of lies. Its all a plot, I tell you A PLOT. They are out to take over the world by making us spend all of our money. Be afraid; be very afraid of the frogs and their sweat. And no, I am not off my meds. It’s true I tell you; it’s true.

Michael

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Some Aussie tree frogs like to get really down under. Btw. that guy is only half grown - now that's a tree frog Treefrog Treasures ? (17)

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sceic2 said:

It’s all a lie. A lie I tell you. Why oh why won't anybody listen to me. I've told you all that they are out to get us and not one of you will listen!!!!

Treefrog Treasures is really a cult driven by the need to control toy soldier collectors by using the sweat from frogs that is secretly painted on to anything that paint can be applied to and that a toy soldier collector will touch. Toy soldiers, boxes, receipts - everything.

Pete and Shannon have distilled valuable frog sweat and turned it into a mind control substance. Don't believe the fairy tale that Shannon is attempting to plant into your brain. The cutize story about ponds and typing frogs, what a crock of lies. Its all a plot, I tell you A PLOT. They are out to take over the world by making us spend all of our money. Be afraid; be very afraid of the frogs and their sweat. And no, I am not off my meds. It’s true I tell you; it’s true.

Michael

Michael, Michael, how many times do I have to tell you there is NO conspiracy to take over the world here at Treefrog Treasures. Now forget about it and find a way to calm down. I suggest stroking the box your recent order from us came in and quietly whispering to yourself, "There's no place like Treefrog Treasures. There's no place like Treefrog Treasures..." If you already threw the shipping carton away I'm sure you could get the same effect using any of the King & Country boxes you got from us. Or just play with the soldiers. But don't use gloves.
P.S. Don't forget to sprinkle that little packet of powder we sent you on your breakfast cereal in the morning.Treefrog Treasures ? (20)

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Hey Oz, maybe you could set up a local branch of Treefrog down under, you could call it "Cane Toad Treasures", has a nice ring to it don't you think?Treefrog Treasures ? (21)

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I love the sound cane toads make.........just as you run over them Treefrog Treasures ? (23)

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boot51 said:

Hey Oz, maybe you could set up a local branch of Treefrog down under, you could call it "Cane Toad Treasures", has a nice ring to it don't you think?Treefrog Treasures ? (24) Fred

Now there is some frog sweat that can be used for mind control. Just lick it, I said JUST LICK IT. Michael

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The real story behind Treefrog Treasures

Treefrog Treasures ? (26) Okay, the real story behind the name isn't nearly as exciting. Long ago and far away (well, Illinois anyway) before the idea of a toy soldier website was even conceived I was a psychiatric nurse with a new baby and I wanted to stay home with him. Staying at home with my son was great but not particularly intellectually stimulating and with where I was living rather isolating, so I decided to give selling on ebay a try. Pete, my husband, already had an ebay account which is why Treefrog's ebay id is rev.pete instead of Treefrog Treasures (he's a Lutheran pastor). I would troll local auctions and sell antique children's books and toys and whatever else looked promising and interesting.
If you sell on ebay you are technically supposed to be registered as a business in whatever state you live in so I needed a name to file with the state. I never knew what I would have for sale from week to week because I sold everything from antique farm literature to cookbooks and scale model diecast semi tractor trailers so I needed an "all-encompassing name" that would cover a variety of items. "Something" Treasures fit the bill but "Shannon's Treasures sounded all wrong so I tried to find something alliterative like "Trisha's Treasures." My name wasn't Trisha, so that was right out. I like penguins, hedgehogs and tree frogs so Treefrog Treasures was just right. Now that I sell only toy soldiers it is quite a strange name, but on the other hand it definitely stands out, is easy to remember and you can't beat the logo. For a while I had two websites, one for scale model antique tractors and one for soldiers. I ended up shortening the name to TT Tractors for the tractor website so it sounded nice and manly and not like I sold Precious Moment figurines or something but I like the name Treefrog Treasures so I'm sticking with it. The "treasures" part must sound a bit girlie though because I get a lot of calls that start with "Is this Treefrog?"Treefrog Treasures ? (27)
I put the "tree" and "frog" together to make it more unique in the unlikely case someone had a similar name for their business. It is maybe too unique however because it is always being misspelled on freight bills etc. I've gotten things addressed to Tree Frog Treasuries (investing for frogs?), Taeefrog Treasures, Treefrog Treasuf, Treef Rog Treasures and more.
So that's the real story behind the name. Not that exciting but it does reflect the history of where my business has been. Plus, have I mentioned I think the logo is really cool?Treefrog Treasures ? (28)

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Thanks Trish Treefrog Treasures ? (30)

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