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The colorful, 45-piece set is packaged in a convenient build-on storage case that comes with a handle for easy transport. The set also includes building ideas and instructions on how to create familiar animals from land to sea. This product is a 2007 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award winner.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18152 (added 3/26/2008)
The 150-piece set includes instructions on how to build ten different models – from bulldozers to forklifts. All pieces are packaged in a handy storage case, making it easy to take anywhere.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18151 (added 3/26/2008)
The set lets kid build two cars at once using two motors and 136 building pieces, including rods, connectors and bricks. Instructions on how to build two lead models and two alternate models are also included.
With this set, kids build flat images that can be turned into 3-D structures using K’NEX rods and connectors. The kit comes with educational fun facts and directions for 10 building projects. Carnival, Farm and Ocean varieties are also available. Launch date: January 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16756 (added 12/26/2007)
Part of the K'NEX line of tub and case sets, the Fun Rides 10 Model Building Set is loaded with more than 170 original K'NEX parts, micro K'NEX parts and new K'NEX bricks. The set allows kids to build exciting thrill rides to create their own theme park. It includes instructions for 10 models.
— When asked to predict will sell for older boys during the holidays 2007, Mary Sisson, owner of Kazoodles in Vancouver, Wash., replied, "I'm guessing some of the more advanced construction kits. We just finally brought in K'NEX, and they've got some good ones."
— Four of 54 retailers TDmonthly spoke with said K'NEX would connect with older boys during peak selling seasons.
— "The Fun Rides 10 Model Building Set incorporates our new brick system. Even the very young can build fun amusement parks and playgrounds with it," said Barb Rentschler, vice president of global marketing for K'NEX Industries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15315 (added 9/20/2007)
The ultimate in thrill ride fun, the K'NEX Double Ferris Wheel has more than 850 pieces and stands over 3’ tall. Kids can create an exciting, high-powered ride that features two star-shaped wheels that spin in opposite directions. The set features brighter colors, new micro-sized K'NEX parts and the new genuine K'NEX bricks, plus one of the company’s most powerful motors that spins the giant motorized wheels in opposite directions. The set requires two AA batteries (not included).
— The K’NEX Ferris Wheel is a best seller at Toys in the Attic in Manchester, Vt., Owner Lynn Robillard told TDmonthly in summer 2007. She said the line of battery-operated construction products is popular in her store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14378 (added 7/27/2007)
It’s easy for young hands to snap together these colorful chunky Kid K’nex pieces. Rockin’ Robots kit includes an idea guide, as well as a handy case, making storage and on-the-go fun a snap.
― “K'Nex … has very good deals for the specialty market,” Bill of Tutoring Toy told TDmonthly in spring 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10572 (added 12/8/2006)
In this beginner’s version of the classic wooden building set, the pieces are big, but are specifically designed for little hands. It also comes in “School” and “Farm” versions.
— Lincoln Logs was among the best-selling classic toys for Sylvia Pudtice, co-owner of Giggles for Kids in Suwanee, Ga. She added, “What makes them so popular is that mothers and grandmothers like them, so they buy their kids something they had as a child.”
— Lincoln Logs was also a best-selling classic for Roberta Kennedy, owner of Abracadabra Toys in Greenville, N.C.
— Seven of 27 retailers told TDmonthly that Lincoln Logs was a classic best seller. Most said that the toy’s success was because of the ability of parents and grandparents to pass on the joy of the product to younger generations.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9731 (added 10/23/2006)
Intermediate and advanced builders can use the latest specialized K’NEX parts to building the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Chrysler Building and other structures from around the world. Experienced builders can create everything from bridges to monuments with the rods, connector pieces, and new flexi-rods and flexi-panels. A battery operated motor puts models in motions, and the set comes with a storage case. Launch date: Fall 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9717 (added 10/23/2006)
Included in a handy storage case, this set of 16 easy-snap pieces can be used to make a gaggle of goofy monsters. The characters' blinkin' eyes come to life with one simple touch.
— Heather Downs, manager of The Toy Shop in Bethel, Maine, said K’NEX sell well at her store.
— Marc Truax, store manager of Try & Buy Toy Stores in Katonah, N.Y., said that KID K’NEX products sell well with boys in this age group because the pieces snap together to make funny creations.
— "Within this age bracket, Blinkin' Monsters is one of K'NEX's bestsellers," said Rebeca Schiller, public relations representative for the company.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7827 (added 5/9/2006)
Now kids can build thirteen different bridges that connect our world! Models include replicas of the Firth of Forth Cantilever Bridge (Scotland), Tower Bascale Bridge (London), Golden Gate Suspension Bridge (San Francisco), Chesapeake Bay Beam Bridge (Virginia Beach), Columbia River - Astoria Truss Bridge (Oregon), Sydney Harbor Arch Bridge (Australia) and the Dames Point Cable-Stayed Bridge (Jacksonville). This set was first introduced in 2004.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7749 (added 4/28/2006)
The Real Bridge Building Set builds seven 5’ long replicas of real world bridges, one per bridge type, two at a time. Models include replicas of the Firth of Forth Cantilever Bridge (Scotland), Tower Bascale Bridge (London), Golden Gate Suspension Bridge (San Francisco), Chesapeake Bay Beam Bridge (Virginia Beach), Columbia River - Astoria Truss Bridge (Oregon), Sydney Harbor Arch Bridge (Australia) and the Dames Point Cable-Stayed Bridge (Jacksonville, Fla.). Curriculum offers key features of each bridge type, statistics on each, and building challenges for each bridge type, written to middle school National Standards in Science and Technology. It supports six to eight students.
— K’NEX is the best-selling transformable toy line at Learning Express in North Hampton, N.H., reported manager Linda Doucette.
— “K'NEX is one of our first toys we started out with, and they've done very well for us,” said Kim Drilling, a three-year employee of the 4-year-old Fat Brain Toys in Elkhorn, Neb.
— Real Bridge Building was the hands-down favorite of both the Moms and kids in TDmonthly's Homeschooling Roundtable for being educational and fun. “They’ve played and played and played with it,” between May and July 2006 , said mom Susan Ledford. “I’ve built about four of the bridges and I’ve built different things, too,” 11-year-old Sara Seagle told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7748 (added 4/28/2006)
With the Kid K’NEX Footed Friends building set from K’NEX, large chunky feet, big rabbit ears and huge bug eyes go together easily to create new friends. Kids can build on the storage case too. With 55 easy-snap large pieces it’s an excellent value for young builders. The Knex Footed Friends Construction Set includes 55 pieces and instructions.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7674 (added 4/21/2006)
K'NEX builders and thrill seekers will feel the hair on the back of their necks and goose-bumps on their arms rise high with the newest addition to K'NEX Thrill Ride series - the K'NEX Vertical Vengeance Coaster. The giant coaster features K’NEX’s brand new micro parts for bigger-building fun and measures over 5 feet tall. The building set includes a vertical, motorized chain lift that carries two coaster cars all the way to the top. The cars then race down 33 feet of track through loops, turns and spirals. To make the ride more realistic, the kit comes with coaster sounds and screams. Step-by-step instructions are included, with each broken down to translate the 3D result into a 2D visual that is easy to understand. The set includes a part organizer for easy sorting and storage.The set will be available Fall 2006. Requires two AA batteries for motor and sound effects.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7639 (added 4/20/2006)
This kit from K’NEX Education will help kids get started building the models in “Teaching Physics With TOYS EASYGuide Edition.” The benefits of using K’NEX Education Kits are that they’re a fun and economical alternative to single-use equipment. The kit includes a plastic storage case with moveable dividers and transparent locking lid. Additional pieces used in the EASYGuide Edition (as noted on the companion CD-ROM) can come from any K’NEX set or can be ordered as an add-on pack.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7436 (added 3/30/2006)
The Custom Bike Shop includes new custom chopper parts including 3 giant tires, a new engine with an exposed belt, gas tank, fenders and triple-tree. Even cooler, the engine revs to life with a real-working throttle on the handlebar. Just give it a twist and the vibrating motor roars to life with revving sounds.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5948 (added 12/14/2005)
This K'NEX® product comes with all the parts necessary to build a real, working pirate ship ride. The pendulum-like ride will stand more than two-feet tall and is comprised of rods and connectors and runs on a battery-powered motor. Once erected, the ship will swing back and forth before eventually flying around for a 360-degree spin.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4772 (added 9/23/2005)
The Conestoga Homestead comes with a plastic frontier couple, wagon, two horses, roof, windows and door. It includes enough wooden logs to build a small house.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3748 (added 6/3/2005)
Last spring, popular Lincoln Logs were introduced in clear bags with handles, offering the familiar wood logs and plastic roofs in portable form.
--Lincoln Logs are a top seller on Amazon.com.
--?Lincoln Logs have been around since 1916, yet nearly 90 years later, they still remain our top sellers,? said Mark Carson, co-owner of Fat Brain Toys.
--These toys are among the Top 10 product lines of 2004 at YoungBuilder.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2278 (added 1/31/2005)
This kit constructs a huge (over 5 feet) working ball tower with custom obstacles around a transparent air-lift tube.
--This toy won ?Ultimate Construction Toy of the Year? at the Ultimate Toy Awards Show in Dec. 2004.
--The Tower was nominated to be the 2005 Activity Toy of the Year by the Toy Industry Association.
--Creative Child Magazine gave this set the 2004 Preferred Choice Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2275 (added 1/31/2005)
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