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At the age of nine, Mark Rappaport invented his first toy. Even though it wasn't accepted by Mattel when his father presented it to them, this didn't deter Rappaport from trying again and again. Now in his 40's, he had invented dozens of toys for Oddz On, Just Toys, Sport Fun and Hasbro, with sales reaching more than $100 million. His latest endeavor, Marky Sparky Toys, marks the first time he is manufacturing and marketing his own product. This isn't Rappaport's first successful entrepreneurial endeavor. After being trained as a classical industrial designer at The Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles, he began a novelty candy business after a three and a half year stint at Mattel. In 1987, he sold the candy business for the opportunity to invent products for Parker Brothers in Massachusetts, but eventually returned to California to establish "What If? Toys" in 1989. With the soaring success of the California Chariotâ„¢,Marky Sparky's first product, Rappaport has now proven that he has invented a new way to scoot. The Chariot is already distributed in 48 states across the U.S.. He also distributes in Japan, Europe and Canada.

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