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This musical mat features eight brightly colored, textured handprints that serve as piano keys. When pressed, they make piano, cat, dog, chicken and bell sounds, or play pre-programmed melodies. Children can follow the flashing lights in order to play a song, and the product requires two AA batteries (not included). Launch date: 2000.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12277 (added 4/11/2007)
Little toddlers now have a pup of their own to walk. This sweet little puppy moves with a slight tug of the leash. It even makes sounds just like the real thing, including barking, panting and whimpering once the leash is let go. The Puppy requires two AA batteries (not included).
— “Pull toys by International Playthings,” were best-selling infant toys according to Amy, manager at The Toy Store in Atlanta.
— Eight of 25 retailers TDmonthly spoke with in spring 2007 agreed that infant toys from International Playthings were best-sellers in their stores.
— Sales of International Playthings infant toys varied from retailer to retailer, with some reporting sales of a few a month, while others claiming dozens sold per month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12282 (added 4/12/2007)
One summer day in Cloverleaf Corners, Stephanie decides to go for a ride in her new train. She does not know, of course, what an adventure is waiting for her on the way. The Amazing Train Ride set includes Stephanie Sunny-Bunny, Emma Lambrook, a baby train with an engine and two cars, a lunchbox with a lid, a spoon, a fork, a bottle of water, bananas, candy and a toy bear.
— "Calico Critters right now, by International Playthings. It seems to have taken off. We sell hundreds of units per month," said Sean O’Brien, manager at Blinn’s in Fairfield, Conn., when asked in spring 2007 about popular playsets with customers.
— Specialty retailers reported to TDmonthly average sales ranging from 30 to 80 units per month.
— Five of 39 retailers told TDmonthly that Calico Critters were still hot sellers in their stores.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12554 (added 5/2/2007)
This playset features five detailed characters — king, queen, princess, magician and jester — a table, two thrones and a bed so that every little girl can play happily ever after. The tower doubles as a handle for take-along play and the castle gates really work.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12698 (added 5/8/2007)
Carla Whiskers and her pony Willow have practiced jumps all summer, but they are up against tough competition in the 1st Annual Cloverleaf Corners Horse Show. Today is the day to find out who is going to take home the first place trophy. The horse show play set includes Carla Whiskers, Willow the Pony, bridle and reins, brush, comb, trophy and awards. Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12927 (added 5/21/2007)
These cute and cuddly baby penguins feature adorable and oh-so-soft light-grey bellies, bright orange beaks, colorful scarves and heads and wings that turn. This adorable trio is sure to become a favorite with Calico Critter fans and collectors. The set includes a hot water bottle and two pacifiers for the babies, all displayed in an open window box. Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12928 (added 5/21/2007)
Camryn McKeegan is getting ready for the annual Halloween party in Cloverleaf Corners. She can't wait to show off her costume to of all her neighbors and friends. The set includes a critter in a witch costume, pumpkins, a broom, a magic wand, Halloween masks, party hats and all holiday decorations displayed in the image. Launch date: July 2007.
— Calico Critters “have always done very well for us, for kids from 3 years old to 10 years old,” Co-owner Jude Larene of Izilla Toys in Seattle told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12929 (added 5/21/2007)
Everyone in the Lambrook Family loves nothing better than fresh fruit. This is not surprising, as Father Danny is in charge of the orchards in Cloverleaf Corners where he grows delicious apples and pears. Mother Barbara helps him take care of the trees, while sister Iona and brother Winton help with smaller jobs after school. Calico Critters are a best seller at Henry Bear’s Park stores in Massachusetts, Owner Sally Lesser told TDmonthly in spring 2007.
― In spring 2007, Roberta Edwards, owner of Wishes Toys & Gifts in La Quinta, Calif., named International Playthings as a vendor who has “gone the extra mile.”
— "We probably sell more of the Calico Critter dollhouse than anything from International Playthings. They're hot," said Jeanne McCullough, owner of Children's Store Inc. in Boise, Idaho. Five of 62 retailers cited Calico Critters when asked about best-selling play houses or furniture in their stores.
— Known as the Sylvanian Families across the pond, Calico Critters' cute little animal families are collected and loved by little girls and boys around the world. Since being reintroduced to the States, the furry minis have taken off big time, earning them a TDmonthly Classic Toy 2007 award.
Where to Buy: Luv U Pumkin; Blue Turtle Toy Store
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12999 (added 5/22/2007)
Suitable for children 18 months and up, this rocket lights up and emits realistic rocket sounds with the push of a button. It has a handle for take-along play and comes with an alien, a moon crate, a dune buggy, a space puppy dog and two astronauts. The rocket features a cargo hold, a Murphy bed and toilet, a cockpit and an on/off switch and volume control. "The Lift-Off Rocket by iPlay is designed to encourage young imaginations and introduce them to new worlds. This high-quality playset has a space theme with an at-home-feel," Sue Tice, public relations director and product manager at International Playthings Inc., told TDmonthly. Awards: TDmonthly Top Seller 2007. Launch date: March 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13798 (added 6/28/2007)
This set features 12 chunky, textured pieces that allow children to build their own little robots. The colorful pieces are easy for little ones to pop together and pull apart, and the toy helps develop motor skills. Launch date: April 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13799 (added 6/28/2007)
Suitable for children 18 months and up, this playset plays seven songs and features four animal figurines that make their respective sounds when sorted correctly. It also includes four “vegeta-balls” that can slide down ramps. The product requires three AA batteries (included). Launch date: March 2007.
— Fifteen percent of retailers named International Playthings as the manufacturer of their stores’ best-selling infant and toddler toys.
— Four of 40 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in March 2008 revealed that playsets were the best-selling item for infants and toddlers.
— “International Playthings playsets,” Robin Ellerman, owner of Trains-n-Toys in Canton, Ohio, told TDmonthly in March 2008, when asked about his best-seller for babies and tots.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13800 (added 6/28/2007)
In this game for two or more players, the oldest player pushes Puff down into the castle and turns the top of the castle three times. Then, participants take turns placing flags into the slots around the castle — until Puff jumps out. The player whose flag reveals Puff wins. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13801 (added 6/28/2007)
This toy features eight memory and seek and find games. For memory games, players open the tabs on the game unit one by one, trying to find matching pictures. With seek and find games, players open all the tabs, and then close the tabs on images matching items they spot out the car window. “The Tote Along Travel Game is a self-contained travel toy offering multiple games that can be played by one or two players,” Andrea Harvey, public relations representative for International Playthings, told TDmonthly. This product is a Spring 2007 Dr. Toy Best Product Award winner. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14177 (added 7/19/2007)
This innovative activity rattle ring is designed to attract and entertain infants as they develop cognitive, language and motor skills through sensory stimulation, exploratory manipulation and independent and cooperative play. “Clickety Twist, like all of the Earlyears products, was designed specifically to promote meaningful development, as well as interaction between caregiver and infant,” Andrea Harvey, public relations representative for International Playthings, told TDmonthly. This product is a Spring 2007 Dr. Toy Best Product Award winner. Launch date: June 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14178 (added 7/19/2007)
This play set includes three explorer figures, an ATV, an adventure truck, a horse, a horse trailer and hitch, a kayak and paddles, a tent, sleeping bags, a campfire and more. The vehicles can even be adjusted and taken apart. “Mighty World is a comprehensive, exciting line of play figures, accessories, and play sets designed to foster children’s imagination and creativity by encouraging them to create, experience and explore their own world of pretend play,” Andrea Harvey, public relations representative for International Playthings, told TDmonthly. This product is a Spring 2007 Dr. Toy Best Product Award winner. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14179 (added 7/19/2007)
The Press N Go Inchworm is fast. Kids can press down on the happy little Inchworm’s back and watch him zoom across the floor for hours of cause-and-effect fun. His wheels feature colorful moving beads and his back is decorated with bright geometric shapes to intrigue and engage young minds. The Press N Go Inchworm is easy to press for speedy and long-distance travel. No batteries are required.
— The Press N Go Inchworm was cited as a best-selling gift purchase by Mary Sisson, owner of Kazoodles in Vancouver, Wash.
— Six of 45 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly cited items from International Playthings as best-selling gifts.
— Retailers told TDmonthly they average six to 10 units a month for International Playthings gift items.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14252 (added 7/23/2007)
For indoor or outdoor play, kids can now emulate the pros with the Six Pin Bowling Set from International Playthings. This bowling set includes flat bottomed pins, foam ball, and game play mat. It's safe and makes for endless fun in almost any setting.
— "For Babies, probably the baby bowling by International Playthings. We're constantly selling out of that," said Cheryl Pyles, manager of Toyland in Milford, N.H., about popular gift item ideas in her store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14511 (added 8/7/2007)
Players shuffle the cards and deal them out equally. The Spinnerific is placed on the table where all can reach it. The player with the most blue clothing, for example, spins the Spinnerific first. When it stops on a balloon, players can discard one matching card. They take turns at spinning. The first to get rid of all their cards wins the game. Variations of the game can be played.
— "We have Bye-Bye Balloon from IPI that does well with 3-year-olds," said Jane Beck, owner of BJ Beck’s Toys in Cedarburg, WI, when asked by TDmonthly about hot-sellers in her store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14528 (added 8/7/2007)
Players can test their knowledge of landmarks, locations and capitals with this card game based on the popular Great States board game. Great States! includes four different games, with 200 trivia questions about all 50 states, plus a fold-out map of the United States. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14734 (added 8/17/2007)
The goal of this memory game with a twist is to find puppy’s friends before the game ends. Players take turns rolling the die and matching cards to find all of the party guests. If a player rolls puppy’s party, he or she cannot make a match and the party begins. The winner is the first player to make five matches before the party ends. No reading skills are required. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14735 (added 8/17/2007)
In this color-matching game with a twist, cards are turned over, revealing broken color balloons. If a player has a matching colored balloon in his or her hand, it is eliminated. The last player to have unbroken balloon cards wins. The game requires no reading or number skills. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14736 (added 8/17/2007)
Connor and Kerri Snow-Warren bounce happily in their carriage as Mother Shannon takes them for a stroll to Cloverleaf Corners’ Community Park. The Carriage Ride for the Connor & Kerri set includes Mother Shannon Snow-Warren Rabbit, the Snow-Warren Rabbit twins Connor and Kerri, a pram with a pillow and blanket, a rattle and a bottle. This playset also comes with a storybook about the Snow-Warren family.
— "You know what? Calico Critters do great in [the 4 to 8] age range," said Linda Hays, owner of Hopscotch Inc. in McMinnville, Ore., when sharing her Christmas 2007 predictions with TDmonthly. Six of 54 retailers agreed.
— "Calico Critters: It’s been crazy and I expect it to continue," said Cathy Foland, manager for Imagination Station in Fenton, Mich., when discussing the upcoming 2007 holiday season.
— "The carriage is highly detailed with moving wheels, sun shade, pillow and blanket," said Sue Tice for International Playthings.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15300 (added 9/20/2007)
This two-player game lets opponents slide, shoot and score on a table-top air hockey arena that features electronic action pucks gliding along on a cushion of air. It includes a manual scorekeeper, three pucks and two paddles.
— This is a best-selling item at Juggles in Wakefield, R.I., Storeowner Idanna Smith told TDmonthly.
— In a July 2014 survey, one out of 14 retailers told TDmonthly that Tabletop Air Hockey from International Plaything was their store's best-selling electronic / battery operated toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15947 (added 11/1/2007)
This toy offers stomp-action fun with two soft, safe rockets and a stomp launching base. The flying height of the rocket depends upon the strength of the stomp. Launch date: 2005.
— Stomp Launchers are a top seller at Juggles in Wakefield, R.I., Owner Idanna Smith told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15967 (added 11/5/2007)
The Baby Bathroom is specially designed to fit in the Baby Play House, but can also stand alone. The bathroom includes a shower stall, a vanity sink with a mirror, a toilet with a seat that lifts up and down, a throw rug, a bath towel, a little basket for towels and more. Calico Critters are available separately.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17524 (added 2/14/2008)
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