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1000 planks in natural wood. Includes a booklet of building techniques with 40 illustrations.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9710 (added 10/20/2006)
Dado will engage your imagination and help develop a keen eye for design, color, shape, size, space, balance, proportion and composition. Constructed horizontally, vertically or nested together, Dado invites unlimited visual spatial development and problem solving through design-centered play. Dado features ten cubes, scaled from 1” to 5”. This game is "self-expression revealed through a contemporary palette of play, " Kathy Lorkovic, at Fat Brain Toys, told TDmonthly. This product has won numerous awards, including a 2007 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Award, a Spring 2007 Dr. Toy Best Product Award, a 2007 iParenting Media Excellent Products Award and a Creative Child Preferred Choice Award. Launch date: September 1, 2006.
— “Dado Cubes forms the foundation of a series of design-centered educational toys,” offered Mark Carson, developer and president of Fat Brain Toys. Dado is “that rare toy that combines intuitive fun with fine design. Equally rare is its ability to entertain young and old alike,” he added. “Beyond Dado, we have a number of products in development that have been inspired by true educational research.”
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9637 (added 10/6/2006)
According to Valtech Co., Magna-Tiles were inspired by Pythagoras of Samos (560-480 BC), an important historical mathematician. (Perhaps you recall the Pythagorean Theorem from high school.) If this lofty inspiration doesn’t impress you, perhaps the design of the magnetic tiles themselves will. While using the tiles to build various constructs, children will also be developing familiarity with geometric shapes, which will lay a strong foundation for advanced mathematics, such as geometry and calculus. This product has no equal, Michael Ziegenhagen, owner of Playmatters in Cleveland, told TDmonthly. "It's used in some schools to teach geometry and spatial reasoning," he added.
— Two of 50 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in spring 2008 singled out this item as the best-selling construction toy in their stores.
— “We're constantly selling Magna-Tiles. This is a weekly seller, and they're even high end,” said Peggy Sebert, owner of Becky & Me Toys in Glenview, Ill., during an April 2009 survey of 49 retailers on their best-selling construction toys.
— “We sell the Magna-Tiles from Valtech really well on a consistent basis,” Kim Emigh, VP of e-commerce at Growing Tree Toys in State College, Pa., told TDmonthly of her store’s top-selling construction items in spring 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9551 (added 10/3/2006)
This building set features three-dimensional, brightly colored square- and triangle-based pyramids with super-powerful magnets safely affixed on all sides. Kids can watch the permanently attached magnets rotate to their attraction position on contact, creating instantaneous connection. It also includes 24 tubes with affixed magnets on each end. The combination of the three shapes allows builders to create a magnitude of geometric and inventive structures.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9329 (added 9/12/2006)
From: Unitech Toys Inc/Toys i.e., LLC
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This open-ended, versatile set is a Winner of a NAPPA Honors Award (2006) in the Toys, Ages 3-4 category. Toysie Snappers introduce kids to the concepts of linking, 2-D building and patterns. Eighty large, lightweight, interlocking tiles with smooth, round edges are perfect for small hands to handle. The set is accompanied by 20 easy-to-follow patterns on large activity cards. Toysie Snappers are easy to put together and take apart. This developmental toy helps improve motor, visual and spatial skills, and encourages creativity and conceptual thinking. This product is ideal for the specialty market because it is "developmental and educational," President Olga Ousherovitch of Toys i.e. told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9233 (added 9/5/2006)
The Magbots 4x4 Racer uses a unique magnetic building system, with real magnetic power to make each piece interlock securely. Kids can watch a 4x4 Racer come to life with more than 24 specially molded pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8925 (added 8/7/2006)
The Magbots F1-Racer uses a unique magnetic building system, with real magnetic power to make each piece interlock securely. Kids can watch the F1-Racer come to life with over 22 specially molded (46 total) pieces. The F1 Racer comes with step-by-step instructions to make building easier.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8924 (added 8/7/2006)
The Classroom/Competition kit is the perfect group learning tool. Thirty identical balsa & paper planes, plus 30 student booklets/instructions and two teachers guides complete the package. Can be completed in one classroom session.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8899 (added 8/4/2006)
The first in the Smithsonian Milestone Series, this six-model kit contains the early pioneers of flight. The plane each model is based on resides in the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8898 (added 8/4/2006)
The Giant Wright Flyer is one of the few flying replicas. Sturdy and powered with an electric winder, even the Wright Brothers would be impressed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8897 (added 8/4/2006)
Six of the world’s most famous aerobatic teams are represented in this super large gift box. Easy to fly both indoors and out.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8896 (added 8/4/2006)
Two powerful seaplanes with an electric winder. These beauties land on water just like the real thing.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8895 (added 8/4/2006)
Three colorful rubber band powered gliders coupled with an electric winder. Flights nearly 100 yards are possible.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8894 (added 8/4/2006)
20th Century U.S. airplanes in vivid colors. These are the planes that made aviation history. Paper and balsa gliders with outstanding performance.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8893 (added 8/4/2006)
Six jet planes that look terrific and fly like no other gliders.
— “Whitewings from A G Industries is a classic flyer for ages 7 and up. I think it’s because it’s more realistic looking than other products and kids get to build it themselves,” Jordan Walden, manager of Finnegan's Toys and Gifts in Portland, Ore., told TDmonthly.
— Syd Clarke, owner of Ali-Cat in Carrboro, N.C., told TDmonthly in a November 2011 survey that they sell about a dozen of these each month, as long as the weather's nice.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8892 (added 8/4/2006)
Giant Interlocking EduBlocks
From: EDUSHAPE LTD.
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These giant, interlocking, unique, soft blocks are ideal for small hands. The lightweight, incredibly durable and washable blocks are also colorful and nontoxic, and guarantee hours of safe and constructive play. The basic block dimensions are 4.5’’ X 4.5’’ X 3.5’’.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8850 (added 8/1/2006)
Discover the anatomy of a prehistoric monster! Create the metamorphosis from guts to bones to scales! Includes step by step assembly guide to create your own 17" primordial beast! Comes complete with 42 pieces!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8791 (added 7/28/2006)
Fiddlestix is a classic rod and connector toy that stimulates creativity and provides hours of fun for kids. Pieces are made of select hardwood with a non-toxic finish and are easy to manipulate.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8789 (added 7/28/2006)
These classically styled real wood, interlocking, round logs are guaranteed to stimulate and challenge the imagination of every child. Pieces lock together for easy assembly, disassembly, and reconstruction without glue or tools. Logs are made of real wood with non-toxic finish.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8788 (added 7/28/2006)
This exact replica of the ship Dominica is fun to build and makes a great collector's item. With their illustrated instructions, 8-Hour Kits can be assembled by anyone, even modelers with no previous building experience. The prepainted hulls are made of high-impact polystyrene and all other parts are Constructo-quality wood and brass. All kits measure 15.1" by 3.0" by 9.2. The product will be ready to ship in late August 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8698 (added 7/24/2006)
1/35 Panther G, Sd.Kfz. 171
From: DRAGON MODELS LIMITED
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This is the first in Dragon Models' new Smart Kit series. This series allows an easier build while still maintaining Dragon quality. It includes 20 pieces per master carton and the box measures 9.6" by 15" by 3.1". Intensive research was conducted on surviving tanks to ensure every detail on the 1/35 scale kit is rendered as accurately as possible. Furthermore, all the technical drawings and production engineering were carried out by Dragon’s vastly experienced design team. It is available as of August 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8693 (added 7/24/2006)
Seventy wooden pieces to build great structures are included in this kit, which resembles a classic building toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8566 (added 7/14/2006)
The ZOOBDude Rock Climber doesn’t just look cool … he really climbs. Just position his grappling hook, pull the cord, push the button and watch the ZOOBDude scale the wall. ZOOBDudes are pre-assembled adventure heroes that kids can snap apart (and rebuild, and snap apart, and rebuild), each with its own working accessory. Each ZOOBDude includes 19 ZOOB pieces (including two faceplates), diagrams showing how to connect ZOOB pieces, and instructions for rebuilding a ZOOBDude and building three additional creations. All ZOOBDude pieces work with every other Infinitoy ZOOB set.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8565 (added 7/14/2006)
Description: Super Magz 52 contains larger bars, so it also has more powerful magnets — almost four times as powerful as the regular Magz. This Super set accommodates the coordination of younger children because the pieces are larger and children can handle them with greater ease.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8564 (added 7/14/2006)
Kids start with a crab, a seal, an eider duck and a mackerel, but what they end up with is up to them. The kit includes 40 easy snap-together pieces in robust colors that let kids mix and match life on the beach. Beachmorphs can also be combined with other Zoomorph sets. Launch date: June 2006.
— “The Morphs for sure,” enthused Ricki Block, owner for 20 years of Ariel’s Child in New Windsor, N.Y. Block recently had the Zoomorphs creators out to her store (VIEW ARTICLE). “They are colorful, made very well, and you can get new sets to add on to what you already have."
— “They’re creative and open ended,” pointed out Debbie Scholl, owner for 11 years of Fundamentally Toys in Houston. “They can go for both girls and boys.” Jan Grimsley, owner for 2.5 years of the 14-year-old Market Square in Little Rock, Ark., said, “They make up their own animals … a bird head, tiger body, dinosaur tail."
— These morph sets are a best seller at Juggles in Wakefield, R.I., according to Owner Idanna Smith.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8534 (added 7/11/2006)
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