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ToyDirectory.com´s List of Most Popular December 2004 Toys


The following toy and hobby products were reviewed the most by ToyDirectory.com members and visitors. (Tracking for 11/1/04 thru 12/02/04 by ToyDirectory.com.)





MSRP: $10
Age Range: 8 and up
Category: Arts & Crafts



Create a special thank you holiday gift with a Personalized Shrinky Dinks Christmas Tree. Members will have such fun selecting a preprinted mini-ornament, coloring it in and putting their name on it.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 496      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 6 to 13
Category: Arts & Crafts



This kit includes a space-age blacklight decoder ring,  a blacklight spaceship ring/pendant, a UV pen, a notepad (for invisible notes) and tattoo stencils (for invisible tattoos.) Nobody can tell what has been written or drawn without the light from the ring. 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 347      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Licensed Products



Featuring characters from Frosty the Snowman, Dr. Seuss´ How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus is Comin´ to Town, this gorgeous 8 piece glass ornament collection is sure to be a fabulous addition to your holiday ornament collection. Each pieces is hand blown and hand painted plus embellished with sparkling glitter.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 270      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $11.50
Age Range: 2 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls



Little girls everywhere received a very special delivery when Playmates Toys? Disney My Baby Princess Cinderella doll arrived in July 2004. Introducing four of Disney?s classic Princesses?Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and Jasmine?as infants for the first time ever, the Disney My Baby Princess line fulfills girls? desire to nurture and care for their baby dolls as their own little princesses.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 574      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $14.95
Gender: Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts



This Cast & Paint kit contains everything you need to make 3 matchbox size race cars. Cast, paint, decorate and race your custom race cars on Hot Wheels size tracks.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 327      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $29.95
Gender: Girls
Category: Action Figures



Order your George W. Bush action figure today!! Production has been limited to 100,000 units and these unique action figures are selling fast. Orders are shipped on a first-come-first-served basis. Order now to be sure to be sure to get your authentic Toypresidents® George W. Bush talking action figure. THIS COMPANY IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS 1-21-09.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 491      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $14.00
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush



"Walter the Farting Dog—star of the best-selling books by William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray and Audrey Colman—is up for adoption. Bring him home to live with your family and watch everyone's mood brighten. Sure, he looks as adorable as the next puppy, but watch out—when you squeeze him, he lets out a loud doggie fart! He’s an irresistible giggle-inducer for children and the young at heart." - Aire Norell. Walter the Farting Dog is also available in a large 18" size ($40.00 MSRP).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 366      (added 9/1/2004)
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Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction



Progressive Trading Inc. introduces a colorful addition to their award-winning MAGZ-X magnetic construction sets. Now, the popular MAGZ-X comes in an array of fluorescent glow-in-the-dark colors. MAGZ-X is a construction toy with innovative X-shaped pieces that expand the variation in the types of geometric shapes it can construct. Each set comes with magnetic bars, steel balls, and X-shaped pieces that either repel or attract each other depending on the positioning of the balls. They can also be used in the classroom as educational aids for chemistry and geometry. Prices vary depending on package size, ranging from 42 to 108 piece sets.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 632      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $159.95
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction



Kids from 9 to 99 can build their own roller coaster with the “RollerCoaster Tycoon” Roller Coaster Construction Set (RCCS). The RCCS was named Best of Show at the Western Toy and Hobby Show. The RCCS is challenging and fosters creativity because there are limitless possibilities in design variations and improvements. As the RCCS is easy to assemble, alter and disassemble, friends can combine individual models to make one gigantic floor-to-ceiling coaster. Physically accurate to look and perform just like a real steel roller coaster, the RCCS is bound to give hours of imaginative fun. A full line of accessories is available, sold separately.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 583      (added 9/1/2004)
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Age Range: 12 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Outdoor Fun
Sporting Goods & Accessories



It's better than a boat. It's better than a jet ski. The AquaSkipper is the coolest product to hit the water in years. Unlike other human-powered watercraft, its unique hydrofoil wings and fiberglass spring let you fly across the water by simply hopping up and down. Since the hydrofoil has very little drag in the water, you can move at speeds of up to 17 mph. It's environmentally friendly...no fuel, no noisy engines and its maintenance free. With the AquaSkipper, you can ride on waves, try new tricks, and race your friends. Any way you use it, the AquaSkipper is fun and a great way to exercise. View Demo Video
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 539      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $16.99
Age Range: 0 to 6
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Preschool
Videos & DVDs



Baby Basketball ($16.99 DVD, $14.99 VHS) starts preschoolers off on the right foot toward a lifetime of physical fitness and sports fun. Both boys and girls develop confidence, self-esteem, goal-setting, and personal achievement through involvement in athletics. At an age when learning social skills is vital, this interactive, entertaining video series promotes positive interactions through sports by emphasizing sharing, friendship and teamwork. With engaging characters like "Jamaal Jammer," "Randy Roundball," "Coach Hardcourt," and the Tiny Tot Sports Team, this video is a slam dunk. - Aire Norell
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 290      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $149.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Collectibles



The Favorite Collection Soft Model Dinosaur Series by Favorite Co. is the hottest selling line of dinosaur replica toys on the market.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 277      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature



Antquariums were developed for the Space Shuttle to study animal life without gravity. Ants tunnel in the nontoxic blue gel creating an amazing network of tunnels. The gel also serves as their food. It is made to highest standards in Italy by Globus, the leader in gel technology. The Antquarium will intrigue earthbound scientists of all ages for hours. Simply a great gift!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 272      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $15.00
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts



TileArt is a FAST, EASY and FUN way to create beautiful finished art using high gloss self adhesive vinyl tiles. Simply fill in the color coded pattern with the tiles...Like painting by number without the brush!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 623      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $25.95
SKU or Item #: #1023
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Toys
Play Sets



There's the stepmother, the ugly stepsisters, the fairy godmother, the prince, and, of course, Cinderella together with the rest of the cast of this marvelous fairy tale box! The pumpkin coach whisks Cinderella off to the ball where she dances with the prince until midnight. Relive the ultimate princess tale in wonderful detail. It's a great girl’s gift for kids 8-years-old and under. It's a great girl's gift for children 8 years old or younger.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 252      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $6.95
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: CD-ROM



Skateboard superstar Bob Burnquist´s ILIX Digital Sports Card features exclusive footage and photos, including mini movies, interviews, sessions, highlight reel, and tours of his home, ramp and organic farm. Download icons, wallpapers and screensavers to your desktop computer. Comes with a free membership that lets you stay connected to updated content and more. Fans will appreciate this insider´s look at the multi-talented Burnquist. - Aire Norell
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 614      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $6.00
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Fashion & Accessories



Choose from 17 silver rings that sport various moods you may be in (or wish for) today, such as Joy, Happiness or Faith. The outside edge of the ring features beautiful colored rhinestones that suit the ring´s emotion. String two or three on either the silver chains or suedette laces, and switch them around to match your mood or outfit. These rings range in price from $9 to $12.
— Tween girls really go for “necklaces and jewelry” that they can design themselves, said Sonija Kalajian, owner of the Toy Shop in Westford, Conn.
— The Bead Shop make-it and share-it jewelry kits are big sellers at all the retailers surveyed.
— “The Heart-to-Heart necklaces are selling like crazy,” affirmed Lisa Orman, publicist for the The Bead Shop.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 634      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $25
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Rail Roads & Trains



This Battery Operated Train (#32500) features an eight-wheel battery powered engine with a realistically styled tender. Three buttons on top control the forward, backward and stopping motion. The train also has working headlights and realistic locomotive sounds.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 441      (added 9/1/2004)
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Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Collectibles



The smallest and most popular toy pop-pop boat since 1920. Fun! and The best way to demonstrate the power of steam.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 333      (added 9/1/2004)
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Always one of the very best selling Scramble Squares® puzzles in virtually every geographic region, the Tropical Fish Scramble Squares® puzzle beautifully portrays the ecology of the coral reef, gorgeous species of fish and exotic places in paradise.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 417      (added 9/1/2004)
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