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This time, when TDmonthly Magazine set about preparing to shoot, the toys became a little rowdy. Just click on the following links to see what antics they got up to with their beloved friend, Mr. Hands. It may help you sort out which crazy toys to stock up on in your store.


Videography by Alison Marek. Edited by Mark Zaslove.

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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Fashion & Accessories



This all-purpose bead kit covers all the bases, providing girls with the equipment neccessary to make their own beaded jewelry, and a stylish storage chest for their creations afterwards. The chest measures 8.5"x5"x4", but there´s no way to measure the amount of fun girls will have when playing with the Tulip Bead Chest.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4590      (added 9/14/2005)
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Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games



Nostalgia is the flavor of the day with this product, which harkens back to that ever-elusive "simpler time." Packaged in a collectable tin box, this version of the classic game for 2-6 players comes with six shooters and 36 winks, as well as a 20 page historical handbook that traces the origins of the game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4581      (added 9/14/2005)
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MSRP: $5
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books



Omega Boy and Mighty Boy team up again in another one of Omega7 comics. This one features the return of D. Diabetes
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4715      (added 9/21/2005)
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MSRP: $2.49
Gender: Boys
Category: Trading Cards



These cards from the film "Serenity" offer almost as much excitement as the movie. With bonus inserts such as autograph cards and pieceworks (cards containing actual pieces of costumes worn on the set), every pack is an adventure. One box includes 36 packs, six cards per pack.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4637      (added 9/16/2005)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



The game begins when the director shouts "action!" Intended for as many as 16 people, The Screen Test Game designates players as "actors," puts the the game owner in the director´s chair and challenges them to make a movie. The package comes with random Plot Cards, Location Cards, and Prop cards that outline the production. A video camera is not included, and the game can be played without one.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4582      (added 9/14/2005)
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MSRP: $79.99
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls



Before he delved into dolls, Robert Tonner was senior designer for Bill Blass's sportswear division. The Tyler Wentworth doll is herself a mini-fashion designer. The clothes that "she" creates are backed by Tonner's strong, classic design sense. For 2006, "There are some wonderful outfit collections and the return of Tyler ready-to-wear boutique," said Tom Courtney, director of marketing for Tonner. The dolls are extremely detailed and wear only the finest garments from the Wentworth collection, but what else would you expect?
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4635      (added 9/16/2005)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games



This ever-popular board game combines crossword puzzles with letter unscrambling to produce hours of intellectual fun. Wordigo gives 1 to 4 players different boards (depending on the difficulty level) and allots them seven minutes to accumulate as many points as possible. Wordigo was a 2004 Parents´ Choice Gold Award Winner, as well as a GAMES Magazine Best 100 Games of the Year for 2005.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4592      (added 9/14/2005)
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MSRP: $29.95
Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys
Category: Board Games



Zelosport Finger Football looks to capture the dynamic excitement of football in the form of a uniquely designed board game. The board, or mat, rolls out on the floor or tabletop, and players take turns rolling dice or sliders to determine the results of each "play." The game comes with a miniature foam football for flicking.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4596      (added 9/14/2005)
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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games



First introduced in 1962, Harry´s puts two opposing players in charge of baseball teams and uses "Strike out," "Double play" and "Home run" cards to simulate an actual baseball game.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4574      (added 9/13/2005)
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MSRP: $4.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Novelties



This real working ink pen is a great gag gift. It writes in blue and is in the shape of a finger. When someone pushes the bottom section of the finger, the pen produces various fart sounds. The pen has five different fart sounds and measures 5 1/2". Replaceable batteries are included. 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4479      (added 9/7/2005)
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MSRP: $8.95
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill



These adorable "Bunnies" will captivate boys and girls and men and women of all ages from “4 to 104,” for hours of stimulating family fun. At less than $10.00 retail, Scramble Squares puzzles make inexpensive, but highly entertaining and valued gifts for Halloween, Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, birthdays, get well, graduation and for travel.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 416      (added 9/1/2004)
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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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