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Age Range: 0 and up
This green–apple–scented toy features many different textures and sounds for baby to explore.
- This product was a top seller in Amazon.com?s Stuffed Animals section in May 2005.
- The Multi-Sensory Clutch Cube was awarded the 2001 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award.
- Out of 88 reviews on Fly Away.com this product received the highest average rating possible of five out of five stars.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3581 (added 5/18/2005)
Age Range: 0 and up
This friendly plush octopus character has enough features to engage children for hours at a time.
- This item was a top seller on GeniusBabies.com in May 2005.
- In 2004 the Octivity Activity Time Toy was recognized as Toy of the Year by Parenting Magazine and BabyTalk Magazine.
- Lamaze toys are designed with Lamaze International and appeal to developmental stages. This item is geared toward Stage 2: Exploring and Experimenting, and features more than 10 different activities.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3583 (added 5/18/2005)
As a child?s storybook character, Madeline dates back nearly 70 years. While the books are still available, Madeline is perhaps better known by younger audiences from her 1998 big-screen debut, ?The Madeline Movie.? This 15? dressable rag doll is created to exacting detail, from Madeline?s long, red hair to her appendix scar, and is washable with a cloth and warm water. Madeline is clothed in her trademark blue coat with yellow collar, red plaid dress and yellow hat.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3597 (added 5/19/2005)
Age Range: 2 and up
Preschoolers can watch Bob the Builder in his all-new TV series and build along with their own workshop. Using blueprints that slide out from the wall, a lift-up dumper that can unload bricks and a spinning saw that cuts brick in half, they can help Bob make new building projects. They can create a shed and tree and more with Click Bricks. The set includes Bob, Talking Muck and bonus Click Bricks. It opens up to create multiple play areas.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3868 (added 6/29/2005)
Several of Bobīs closest friends come alive with talking vehicles! Each chunky-sized, character says four different phrases and comes with a bonus set of new Click Bricks featuring "smart magnet" technology and plastic textures.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5287 (added 11/1/2005)
2-in-1 Playsets offer multiple play possibilities. When closed, the playsets are in the shape of Bob?s construction tool and can be used for imaginative role play. When opened, each ?tool? invites young builders to ?step inside? a Bob the Builder construction site featuring cause and effect repair action!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5288 (added 11/1/2005)
The innovative Wave-to-Sleep Soother makes soothing, rhythmic wave patterns that engage baby’s focus and help transition baby to sleep. This unique wave pattern encourages tracking skills and helps develop neck strength. Designed around a theme of “Nature Sensations,” four friendly animals captivate baby’s attention as they gently wave up and down while one of four musical selections – classical, lullaby, soothing spa, or nature sounds – plays softly in the background. Other features include optional remote control activation, auto-shut off after 10 minutes, adjustable volume and detachable music box that can be left in the crib for baby to enjoy after he or she outgrows the “wave” function.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5316 (added 11/2/2005)
This mobile features a rotating canopy which projects friendly animal images directly onto a screen - right in baby’s range of vision - so they’re easier to see. The gentle rotating motion helps baby develop neck strength and visual tracking skills, while one of four musical selections – classical, lullaby, spa, or nature sounds – soothes baby to sleep. Other features include optional remote control activation, auto-shut off after 10 minutes, adjustable volume and detachable music box that can be left in the crib for baby to enjoy after he or she outgrows the mobile function.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5317 (added 11/2/2005)
With the push of a button, little (or big!) engineers can set Thomas into motion around almost any Christmas tree (up to just over 2 feet wide) with this 20-piece, battery-powered train set. The exclusive Gift Car, which plays “Jingle Bells,” is sure to bring a smile to kids’ faces. It’s joined by a festive caboose, reindeer-crossing sign and track, all made of real wood materials.
— It’s recommended by Karey Koehn, editor of retail franchise HobbyTown USA's Hobby Outlook Magazine for the 4 to 7 year olds. “It's sure to be a family favorite holiday train.”
— “This is for the kid who has Thomas, loves Thomas and can’t get enough Thomas,” explained Cindy Wells, manager of Toys “R” Us in Phoenix, Ariz.
— This has been a big seller on Amazon.com every Christmas since its inception.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5568 (added 11/16/2005)
Cheery flowers brighten the day with their ringing tones. Kids can develop eye-hand coordination while playing with this colorful toy. This is a favorite at the Learning Express in Hampton, N.H., said manager Linda Doucette.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5613 (added 11/21/2005)
The Bumble Bee’s motion encourages baby to follow, building upper body strength needed for crawling. Its bright patterns and multiple textures and crinkle offer both visual and auditory stimulation.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6374 (added 1/6/2006)
New for 2006, Molly is a large, powerful, bright-yellow engine. She's proud of her strength and is also sensitive. Molly is distinct in her color and styling from any other engine on Sodor, and is 7” in length.
— Shelley Hawkins, sales associate with Toys to Treasure in Evansville, Ind., said she recommends the figure eight sets for children aged 3 to 7 who are just starting out with train sets.
— “This has been our no. 1 top seller for the past 10 years,” said Rene Nordhus, co- owner of Toy Zone Inc. in Rochester, Minn.
— Molly debuts in the "Tales From the Track" video that launches in Spring 2006, which will likely increase customer demand.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7031 (added 2/27/2006)
This furry stuffed animal bear holding a quilted blanket plays peekaboo. He giggles and plays music when his arms are lifted over his face.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7105 (added 3/3/2006)
This stuffed animal monkey is a smiling interactive toy whose stunning purple, yellow and green patterns attract babies’ eyes. When the infant or toddler claps the monkey's hands together, the monkey plays the song "If You're Happy and You Know It." Launch date: 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7106 (added 3/3/2006)
With a moo and a baa-baa, baby is off chasing this adorable crawl toy that encourages baby to move along with it because of the colorful lights and sound. “Farmer in the Dell” music plays as the toy rolls along, while the cow and sheep pendulum sways. This toy continues to foster cognitive, physical and social skills of children ages 9 months and up and recently won a 2006 Oppenheim Toy Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7241 (added 3/17/2006)
This 83-piece track set is enclosed in a wooden box with a removable lid/seat. The track layout is 42” by 28” and includes aquarium cars and two destinations: an aquarium with swimming fish and the fish food factory. “Thomas the Tank Engine is our biggest seller ... anything by Thomas Tank,” enthused Dan Mewborn, owner of Past Time Toys in Surf City, N.C.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7559 (added 4/12/2006)
Two train cars filled with nontoxic liquid are included in this set. One car contains an octopus, the other a shark.
— Heather Downs, manager of The Toy Shop in Bethel, Maine, said Thomas train accessories sell well.
— The wooden trains in this set sell well for Cheeky Monkey Toys in Menlo Park, Calif., according to manager Amanda Scadina.
— Kristit Largoza, operations manager for Thomas’ Trackside Station in Strasburg, Penn., said that these cars in particular “are selling wonderfully.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7560 (added 4/12/2006)
This wooden railway toy is the classic among the Thomas & Friends line. Compatible with wooden railway toys from other manufacturers, this replica of the popular children's character embodies the hopes and dreams of mini-Thomas fans.
— “Thomas the Tank by RC2 — I sell 100 to 150 units a month,” Ray Goodhart, owner of Ages and Stages Toy Box in Arvada, Colo., told TDmonthly.
— Janelle Cedusky, manager of Cheeky Monkey Toys in Menlo Park, Calif., told TDmonthly that her best-selling wooden toy item is “Thomas the Train by RC2 in general, but especially the Wooden Railway System. It’s hard to specify how many we sell because all are popular.”
— "Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway is the perfect last-minute gift or stocking stuffer. [The] deep product line offers a wide range of price points, from $10.99 engines to deluxe sets," said Laura Mares, marketing manager for Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9119 (added 8/24/2006)
Sit and scoot on Thomas the Train with the Thomas the Tank Engine Train Rideon. This riding toy encourages activity, as the motion-activated engine sounds act as a reward. The 3-in-1 design of the ride on allows toddlers to scoot along, push it around, or be pushed along by an adult (with optional handle). Motion-activated sounds encourages scooting around.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10240 (added 11/27/2006)
This Figure 8 Set includes a stone bridge, water tower and cargo car along with Thomas, Sir Topham Hatt and more. The assembled set measures 42” by 22”. It received an iParenting Media Award and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10310 (added 11/30/2006)
A creative version of the put-in, take-out concept, this fish bowl with water offers baby four fun sea creatures that crinkle, rattle, jingle, and squeak. It features water-trapped sides with floating, mini sea creatures. The surface is washable, and it measures 7" l x 7" h.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10529 (added 12/7/2006)
This engaging elephant from the Play and Grow line is jam-packed with more than 15 developmental features, including discovery ears, peek-a-boo flaps, textures, Mylar mirror, ribbons and a teether with an elastic tail.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10537 (added 12/7/2006)
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The Lamaze Spin & Explore Garden Gym is the perfect way to engage baby in critically important tummy-time play. Employing a colorful play mat with varying texture and layers, baby will be visually and physically stimulated by the fun developmental features. The gym’s design encourages physical development as baby works to strengthen upper- and lower-body muscles. As baby grows, the mat also becomes an environment for floor play. The gym engages baby and creates a full developmental environment to explore. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10963 (added 1/5/2007)
The Bridge & Crane Figure 8 Set is the perfect introduction to the world of Thomas & Friends. It contains the exclusive Sodor Shipping Crane, Sling Bridge, Thomas, Sir Topham Hatt and more.
— Co-owner Bob Breneman indicated that although wooden trains, generally, have shrunk as a category, the RC2 Thomas the Train line is still quite strong and a best seller at G. Willikers in Portsmouth, N.H. In particular, the Figure 8 sets sell well.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11901 (added 3/13/2007)
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The sturdy, two-story Family House Playset is the perfect home for loving Play Town residents. It has everything necessary to keep characters comfortable, including a bed, table, two chairs and a cradle for Baby. It features wooden pillars and accents, a working front door, a working doorbell and a balcony, plus a garden and an attic for storing possessions. It includes Mom, Dad and Baby character pieces plus a bonus Play Town Sound Book. “The world can grow and expand by simply adding more pieces,” said Julie Gwaltney, managing director of Learning Curve. “An extra building or character can open up entirely new avenues for play.” Launch date: Summer 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12223 (added 4/6/2007)
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