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Watch This! Toys On the Loose


Oh dear; these toys have found their way in front of the camera. It was bound to happen some time, and just look at what they´ve done! They´ve managed to get mixed up with Mr. Hands. Watch as they play together — it may just help you decide what to stock on your toy store´s shelves. Be sure to click on the video links provided.


Videography by Alison Marek. Edited by Mark Zaslove.

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MSRP: $30.00
Age Range: 10 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



Based on actual stock market information compiled over the past 35 years, Mr. Bigshot plunges you into the world of Wall Street and challenges you to come out ahead of your competitors. Beginning in 1965, players advance through the years, trading their way up the financial ladder. For 2-6 players, this package includes both the board game and the CD-ROM version.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4630      (added 9/16/2005)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Videos & DVDs
Audio & CD



Nena and the GoogolKids are having trouble learning their times tables! Send in the Googols, who use their powers to make multiplication an exciting adventure that journeys "from the jungles deep in Africa, to the icefields of Antarctica" and even into outer space! Follow Azatara, Cozmo, El Mundo the Great Wizard, and their friends Mr. I and Gary Q, as they use music and exploration to learn all about multiplication.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3500      (added 5/4/2005)
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Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Videos & DVDs



A not-quite all-star cast of music industry giants team together to bring you this hilarious music compilation. Artists such as Gwen Stuffunny, Coldwork, and the Green Eyed Fleas team up and make classics such as "Teddy Bear Picnic" and "Working on the Railroad" sound like you´ve never heard them before.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4589      (added 9/14/2005)
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MSRP: $9.95
Age Range: 7 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



This step-by-step guide of classic yo-yo tricks includes an instruction book featuring over 20 popular yo-yo tricks. The kit includes yo-yo plus stickers. From walking the dog and skinning the cat to doing the buzz saw and rocking the baby, kids will become yo-yo pros while having fun looking at their favorite Nick characters.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4712      (added 9/20/2005)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Electronics



This product allows children to do much more with their photos than look at them. After linking it to a PC, kids can use the Story Maker feature to set up a slideshow storyline, or turn their pictures into a game in the Game Center. The included software has an editing feature that allows pictures to be cropped and distorted, and the pack includes an Internet instructional lesson. “Our product offerings for digital cameras take into account a child's entire digital experience,” said Liza Abrams of Sakar International Inc. The popularity of the Kidz Cam is facilitating the creation of additional lines. “We have acquired the licensing rights for some of the hottest brands around and will be launching these newly molded, colorful cameras — each with its own internal, specific software — for Toy Fair, February 2007.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4638      (added 9/16/2005)
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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



The quintissential "rainy day" product, this instructional book provides kids with brushes, paint, and a palette, then teaches them how to create their own masterpieces using different styles. The book ranges from cubist and impressionist paintings all the way to comic book style, ensuring that just about everyone will find something of interest in this product.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4583      (added 9/14/2005)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts



It´s a scientific fact: kids like to splatter paint. Paint ´N´ Swirl gives them the opportunity to do just that without waiting for the carnival to come to town. Just insert one of the blank cards into the swirling machine, spin, and squirt one of the five different colored paint bottles. Art ensues.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4631      (added 9/16/2005)
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MSRP: $18.00
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Board Games
General Games



Play your cards — as many and as fast as you can — into a common arena. To win, you must play faster and more aggressively than your opponents. Perpetual Commotion is one part strategy, two parts speed, and a healthy dose of “luck-of-the-draw.” It’s a heads-up, quick hand free-for-all, as opponents race to play the same cards, at the same time, on the same freshly opened spot. To control the chaos, you must know your cards, know their cards and plan two moves ahead. Empty your Feeders pile first and you win the round. Get to 150 points first and you win the game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 467      (added 9/1/2004)
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MSRP: $69.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: PC020
Launch Date: February 2005
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Riding
Preschool
Outdoor Fun



The Original PlasmaCar continues to intrigue and fascinate. Powered by kid power; no batteries, gears, or pedals needed. Just sit, put your feet up, and turn the steering wheel to propel yourself forward. The patented safety seat design places riders in a safe, comfortable position and minimizes tipping. Moves up to 6 mph on any smooth, flat surface. Supports up to 220 lbs. Visit www.plasmacar.com to see all the wonderful colors available.
— In a March 2015 survey, two out of 10 retailers told TDmonthly that Plasmacar is a best-selling outdoor toy.
—  As of 05/13/2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 122 reviews on Amazon.com. Cons: Does not work well on surfaces that aren't completely smooth.
— This top-seller in specialty stores earned a TDmonthly Top Toy 2007 award for its distinctive aerodynamic design and ease-of-use. TDmonthly believes it has the potential to become a classic due to its fresh, contemporary appeal and application in a child’s formative years.
Awards: 2012 Parents Choice Awards Recommended, 2009 Green Parents List Check Mark, 2009 DisneyFamily.com Top Action Figures and Toys for Toddlers, 2009+2008+2005 The National Parenting Centre Seal of Approval, 2008 iParenting Media Toy Award, 2008 Fat Brain Toy Award Active Play, 2006 TIA Outdoor Toy of the Year - Specialty Toy of the Year, 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2005 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, 2005 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Products, 2005 Creative Child Seal of Excellence, 2001 International Patent Fair, Hong Kong Gold Medal
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3829      (added 6/28/2005)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: General Games



This battery-powered, handheld game allows players to "catch ´em all" in an underwater setting. The player uses two air jets to direct Pokemon game pieces through the water, and an electronic timer challenges the player to collect as many as possible before time runs out. Batteries are included with the package.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4580      (added 9/14/2005)
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Age Range: 3 to 6
Gender: Boys
Category: Construction



This German take on building blocks should provide young children with an outlet for their constructive imaginations, as the set offers 15 different types of blocks and 62 pieces overall. Kids can erect skyscrapers or use the wheels to build a fire truck; the possibilites are endless. The set comes with a plastic storage box.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4586      (added 9/14/2005)
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Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Outdoor Fun



The Hog Wild is a four-wheel scooter for children who aren´t quite yet ready for tricycles, but still desire the thrill of the open road. A set of handlebars allows the child to actually steer while powering the peddle-less vehicle by foot, and a gas guage made up of beads lets the driver know how much fuel is left. Skid-free rubber rim wheels make indoor use possible, but the strong wooden frame makes the Hog Wild perfect for outdoor adventure as well.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4595      (added 9/14/2005)
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MSRP: $50.00
Age Range: 12 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Board Games



Set in the middle ages, this game pits 3-5 players as rival dukes fighting for control of the Rheinland, the heart of Europe. The game comes with a board, 55 money tokens, 26 landmarks, 55 cards, 125 wooden knightx, 35 dukes, and 7 bishops. This is the first in a series of games from designer Reiner Knizia.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4584      (added 9/14/2005)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



The classic board game, with a holiday twist. The board, the cards and the properties all relate to the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV special. Tokens include Rudolph, Santa Claus, Sam the Snowman, Hermey, Bumble and Yukon Cornelius.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4627      (added 9/16/2005)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



Building words has never been so fun, or wild. This Hexagonal board game teaches spelling, letter identification, visual discrimination and vocabulary. Spinning the board as they go, the players take turns placing letter tiles, earning points for each word built. As long as letters are adjoining and in the proper sequence, words may be read in any direction-up, down, backwards and forwards. The person with the highest score when the board is full, wins!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4298      (added 8/24/2005)
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Alison MarekWriter's Bio: ALISON MAREK is an award-winning writer, director and cartoonist whose work has been published by Fairchild Publications and DC Comics (Piranha Press), broadcast on Showtime and other cable networks, and viewed worldwide in film festivals. See her short films and print work on www.alisonmarek.com. Watch her nefarious villains in the web series www.MuggsMovers.com. Get inspired by her cartoons "Daily ARFFirmations to Unleash Your Inner Fido" at www.ARFFirmations.com. Phew! And then ...  Read more articles by this author

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