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July 2007 | Vol. VI - No. 7
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Trucks and Trains and Autos and Planes

These Toys Can Really Move


Children whose imaginations can't stay still will find plenty of places to go with these vehicles of all sorts and sizes:

R/C Stunt Vehicle by DARON WORLDWIDE TRADING
R/C Stunt Vehicle by DARON WORLDWIDE TRADINGRemote Control Stunt Vehicle. Assorted colors, Red or Blue. Comes with 5 sounds and mute. Does flips and stunts. Instructions for advanced moves on the packaging. 8/3/2015 (Price: $21.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Thomas & Friends Track Playtape by BACHMANN TRAINS
Thomas & Friends Track Playtape by BACHMANN TRAINSWith Bachmann's new re-positionable track play tape, kids can turn any surface into a railroad for their toy trains! Can be used on all floors including carpet, or to create crazy tracks that go up and down walls.

 2/16/2015 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


LEGO City Trains - High-Speed Passenger Train by LEGO
LEGO City Trains - High-Speed Passenger Train by LEGOTravel around the city in no time with the motorized LEGO® City High-speed Passenger Train! Operate the 8-channel, 7-speed infrared remote control to power around the curved tracks at top speed. This streamlined, super-efficient train has a high-speed front profile and electricity contact points on top. Lift off the roof of the front car to place the driver inside at the cool dashboard and open the passenger cars to access the seats and tables. Wait for the train with the traveler at the way station, and pedal safely across the crossing with the cyclist once the train has gone past. Includes 3 minifigures: train driver, traveler and a cyclist. 9/22/2014 (Price: $149.99; Age: 6 to 12)


eBird - x2 Channel RC Flying Bird by MUKIKIM
eBird - x2 Channel RC Flying Bird by MUKIKIMThis Bird Flies by actually flipping its wings and making bird's sounds! State of the Art Micro Flight Technology. Recharge through Transmitter (Remote). Charging Time: 5-10 Minutes: Working Time: 10-15 Minutes.

 8/28/2014 (Price: $34.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed RC Car 27MHZ - Sonic by NKOK INC.
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed RC Car 27MHZ - Sonic by NKOK INC.Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed is the latest racing game in the fan-favorite series starring Sonic the Hedgehog. Now the video game racing has escaped the game console for a new series of radio-controlled racers! The latest series features Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails in vehicles that also boast working lights! Burn rubber with Sonic! Each sold separately!
— In a July 2014 survey, one out of 14 retailers told TDmonthly that the R/C Sonic cars were their store's best-selling electronic / battery operated toy. 7/30/2014 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


GYRO Hercules 3.5CH Electric RTF RC Helicopter by HOBBYTRON/WORLD TECH TOYS
GYRO Hercules 3.5CH Electric RTF RC Helicopter by HOBBYTRON/WORLD TECH TOYSIntroducing the GYRO Hercules 3.5CH Electric RTF RC Helicopter! The WORLD'S FIRST AND ONLY UNBREAKABLE RC HELICOPTER. This RC helicopter has super strong polymer frame. The Helicopter's body can take up to 200 pounds of force! You can even step on it and it won't break. This awesome Helicopter comes with the greatest advancement in Helicopter Technology, a Gyro! No more crashing, no more replacing parts, the GYRO has changed the Helicopter industry completely, making this RC Helicopter super easy to fly. Great for people of all skill levels, this bad boy features a coaxial rotor a single rear rotor for precise movement and a GYRO for increased stability whether flying or hovering. Controlling the Hercules is a breeze. It can go forward, backward, up, down, left, right and hover. What really makes the GYRO Hercules stand out is the built in gyroscope making it automatically stabilize allowing you to focus on flying instead of trying not to make it crash. This product is ready to fly, there is no assembly required. Just put in 3 AA batteries into the transmitter and charge the helicopter's rechargeable battery with the included wall charger and you are good to go! Be the coolest kid on the block by getting the GYRO Hercules Unbreakable 3.5CH Electric RTF RC Helicopter! 1/13/2014 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Turbo Twister by MINDSCOPE PRODUCTS INC.
Turbo Twister by MINDSCOPE PRODUCTS INC.This RC Stunt Car with lights on the wheels comes in its original box. Highly detailed features make this car one of a kind. It comes with a fully functional remote which allows the car to move forward, reverse, left and right.
— Megan Pettit, manager of The Toy Maven in Dallas, Tex., told TDmonthly in a July 2013 survey that the Turbo Twister is her store's overall best-selling toy.
— In a July 2013 survey, two out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that the Turbo Twister was their best-selling electronic or battery-operated toy.
— In a Fall 2013 survey, Mike D'Andrea, manager of e-commerce at Hardware Center & Toys in Paoli, Pa., told TDmonthly that Turbo Twister was one of their best-selling novelty toys. 7/30/2013 (Price: $29.99; Age: 3 and up)


Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway 5-in-1 Up and Around Set by FISHER-PRICE INC.
Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway 5-in-1 Up and Around Set by FISHER-PRICE INC.Create up to 5 different layouts with this 20-piece play set. Includes Thomas, 17 pieces of track, a bridge and a tunnel.
— Grafton Stein, owner of Toys on the Square in Hummelstown, Pa., told TDmonthly in a May 2013 survey that Thomas the Tank Engine toys are their best-selling licensed products.
— In a February 2014 survey, three out of 10 retailers told TDmonthly that Thomas & Friends sets from Fisher-Price were among their best-selling wooden toys.
— In a February 2015 survey, Sue Hottel, co-owner of No Kidding (aka Sand Castle Toys Inc) in Mattapoisett, Mass., told TDmonthly that Thomas & Friends trains are her some of her store's best-selling wooden toys. 2/26/2013 (Price: $50.00; Age: 3 and up)


Bucket Top Mountain Train Set by KIDKRAFT
Bucket Top Mountain Train Set by KIDKRAFTOur bucket top mountain train set lets kids explore an entire world. When playtime is finished, storing this train set is a breeze – everything comes packaged in a convenient bucket. Molded mountain with two waterfalls and a lake – mountain doubles as the lid of the bucket the train set comes in. 61 pieces include fire truck and police station; airport with helicopter, helipad, airplane, and runway; townspeople, trees, and other accessories. Compatible with Thomas & Friends® wooden train sets and Brio® smart, sturdy construction. 1/4/2013 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Marvel - The Avengers "Hero Team Chase" Race Set by CARRERA
Marvel - The Avengers "Hero Team Chase" Race Set by CARRERAInspired by the hit movie, the Carrera Go!!! Marvel - The Avengers Hero Team Chase Race Set lets kids ages eight years and up recreate the excitement of their favorite heroes at home. The starter set includes 15 easy-to-assemble bolt system track pieces, Captain America Stormer and Iron Man Tech Racer, and 2 turbo speed controllers for added racing boost. Each car features high-quality detailing and is fitted with double contact brushes for secure, powerful racing play. 12/11/2012 (Price: $79.99; Age: 8 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Conductor Carl 80 Piece Wooden Train Set with Table by BRYBELLY HOLDINGS INC.
Conductor Carl 80 Piece Wooden Train Set with Table by BRYBELLY HOLDINGS INC.This is the Conductor Carl 80 piece piece train set with table. Wooden train sets are great for any curious child. Children can build train sets from scratch and then role play with the various characters. Children have to use problem solving skills to build their set and will act out real world situations with the pieces. It's fun and enjoyable for kids and parents alike. This Conductor Carl Train Set includes 43 pieces of track, 9 vehicles, 10 people/signs, 18 trees and houses, and of course the Conductor Carl table. Launch date: October 2011. 11/21/2012 (Price: $119.99; Age: 3 to 12) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Transportation Train Set / 124 Pieces by BIGJIGS
Transportation Train Set / 124 Pieces by BIGJIGSSet contains 124 pieces. How do you want to travel today? This set gives lots of choices. Catch a Hi- Speed Train at the station, if that is too fast, what about a slower ride on the local line. If you want to go by car to the airport to watch the planes and helicopters don't forget to fill up at the petrol station before you go. Also included brightly colored houses, buildings, people, tunnel, trees, and vehicles. 11/8/2012 (Price: $149.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


iLaunch Thunder by DREAM CHEEKY
iLaunch Thunder by DREAM CHEEKYThe Dream Cheeky iLaunch Thunder is a Missile Launcher made for iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad. Strike fear into the hearts of fellow cube-dwellers with the iLaunch Thunder. Wirelessly controlled by an iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad, the iLaunch Thunder combines the best of Bluetooth technology and extreme innovation with a bit of insanity…With a 270 degree horizontal rotation, a vertical flexibility of more than 40 degrees and a shooting distance of around 25 feet, the iLaunch Thunder will cover more than 1,400 square feet of their workspace. That definitely gives users more than enough coverage to declare some serious office warfare. Launch date: December 2011. 10/10/2012 (Price: $79.99; Age: 8 and up)


BrioŽ Classic Figure 8 Set by SCHYLLING
BrioŽ Classic Figure 8 Set by SCHYLLINGA classic starter set for the 2 year + child with all wooden details. Take the classic inspired engine out on an adventure along the tracks. Stop by at the all wooden station and continue along the tracks passing by trees and a crossing bridge. Lots of fun for the youngest drivers. Launch date: August 2012. 10/5/2012 (Price: $49.99; Age: 2 and up)


Air Hogs Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter, Black by SPIN MASTER TOYS
Air Hogs Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter, Black by SPIN MASTER TOYSNo target is safe from the pinpoint accuracy of the missile-launching Air Hogs Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter. Children can take aim and blast with the push of a button. Kids can use the arsenal of plastic missiles to attack stationary targets or engage in full on air-to-air combat. With Steady Fly Technology, kids can engage targets like never before. Turn any room into the ultimate battleground with the Air Hogs Hover Assault Radio-Controlled Helicopter. Launch date: 2012. 9/19/2012 (Price: $39.99; Age: 8 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Hot Wheels Terrain Twister Radio-Controlled Vehicle, Green by MATTEL INC.
Hot Wheels Terrain Twister Radio-Controlled Vehicle, Green by MATTEL INC.No terrain is too tough for the Terrain Twister vehicle. The possibilities for excitement are endless. The vehicle is equipped with pontoons sporting corkscrew-shaped treads rather than wheels that help this vehicle handle any environment. Children can conquer snow, water, dirt, grass and other tricky terrains to ride off into any adventure. Launch date: 2012. 9/19/2012 (Price: $84.99; Age: 8 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


BAT-POD by THINKWAY
BAT-POD by THINKWAYInfrared remote control BAT-POD motorcycle with light-up wheels and SFX. Front wheel pivots right and left for turning and drifting action. Control the bike’s movements with the joysticks on the wireless remote or use control buttons to maneuver forward, reverse, left or right. Send instant commands or a preprogrammed actions to the BAT-POD via the infrared remote control. Programmable remote control with over 1000 action combo sequences. Remote requires 3 x AA and BAT-POD requires 4 x AA alkaline batteries (4 x AA batteries included for demonstration only). Battery life may be impaired. Replace with new batteries (not included) for full function play. 9/18/2012 (Price: $44.99; Age: 4 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Illumivor Mecha-Shark by SKYROCKET TOYS
Illumivor Mecha-Shark by SKYROCKET TOYSThe Illumivor Mecha-Shark is a glowing radio-controlled predator with animated chomping teeth, a smooth moving tail and ominous sound effects. Menacing in the light, these mechanized carnivores really come to life in the DARK, when they appear to be swiftly swimming across the the floor. Illumivor Sharks are huge, measuring 18 inches from nose to tail. Control the attack with a cool Shark Fin Controller (included). 9/18/2012 (Price: $89.99; Age: 6 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Remote Control Shape Sorter - Animal Express Train by THE LEARNING JOURNEY INTERNATIONAL
Remote Control Shape Sorter - Animal Express Train by THE LEARNING JOURNEY INTERNATIONALAll aboard the Animal Express Train to learn about animal shapes and colors. Animal Express Train has three play modes- Learn the Color and Animal Shapes, and Find It! that are played by simply inserting the plastic animal shapes into their proper slots. Mode three allows children to control the train by using the infrared remote control to move the train forward and backward. While the train chugs along it plays melodies, the wheels move and the nose blinks. The animal shape pieces can be stored in the handy storage compartment inside the train. Animal Express Train also has an automatic shut-off feature that preserves the battery life of the required three "AA" batteries for the main unit (included) and two "AA" batteries for the remote(not included). Launch date: 2012. 9/7/2012 (Price: $34.99; Age: 1 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Ultra-Micro MD 500D CX 100 by ARES RC
Ultra-Micro MD 500D CX 100 by ARES RCThe Ares™ Ultra-Micro MD 500D CX 100 is perfect for first-time and experienced pilots looking for an ultra-scale and ultra-stable heli they can fly indoors almost anytime and anywhere. The highly-detailed MD 500D scale body is equipped with LED lights and is available in two attractive trim schemes while the included decals allow for quick and easy customization as a News, Rescue, Fire or Police helicopter. The MD 500D CX 100’s coaxial, counter-rotating blade design offers excellent control and unsurpassed stability that will have any first-time pilot hovering like a pro in no time. The ultra-micro size and low weight make it possible to fly indoors in just about any bedroom, living room or office, and best of all the heli is 100% factory-assembled and ready-to-fly right out of the box. Also in the box is everything needed to fly including AA batteries for the 4-channel transmitter equipped with interference-free 2.4GHz technology, an LCD screen, dual rates and digital trims, a 220mAh 1S 3.7V LiPo battery and DC USB charger for charging from almost any computer or 5V USB power source, plus an AC adapter for quick and convenient charging from almost any outlet.
— In a Summer 2012 survey about electronic and battery operated toys, Mark Rosenblum from Hobbytown in Fairfield, Conn., told TDmonthly that he sells 20-30 RC helicopters from E-Flite and Ares each month. 7/5/2012


Peace Van by MAPLE LANDMARK WOODCRAFT CO.
Peace Van by MAPLE LANDMARK WOODCRAFT CO.Our Peace Van Scoot is a simple, durable wooden vehicle great for toddlers and sized perfectly for playmats. Crafted from locally sourced, responsibly harvested pine with hardwood wheels and printed Peace and Love details on both sides. The Peace Van measures approximately 2-5/8" tall by 4" long by 2-1/8" thick. Designed and Made in the USA. Launch date: June 2012. 7/3/2012 (Price: $5.80; Age: 2 to 8) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Wi Spi Helicopter by INTERACTIVE TOY CONCEPTS LTD.
Wi Spi Helicopter by INTERACTIVE TOY CONCEPTS LTD.This remote control helicoptecan be flown using an iPhone or Android app and includes a built-in camera that beams live feeds to the mobile device. "Spy" videos can also be recorded and uploaded to social networking sites. 6/22/2012 (Price: $99.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Cyber Cycle by KID GALAXY INC.
Cyber Cycle by KID GALAXY INC.The Cybercycle is full function RC and powered for sleek-riding slides and maneuvers. Designed with hidden wheels that prevent falling over, this motorcycle has front and back wheels that are independently controlled for the coolest of maneuvers. Drive this cycle real fast up to 25 feet or perform power slides and sleek maneuvers. (Watch the Cyber Cycle Video Watch Video) 6/21/2012 (Price: $39.99; Age: 5 to 15)


HABAland Train Building Blocks by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
HABAland Train Building Blocks by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.The attractive colors and grinning conductor on this train set are sure to impress. Train cars connect via magnets. Toot, toot, the locomotive arrives at the station with its three wagons transporting an interesting load: two small stacking games and a drum with a little bell. The conductor and load are removable. Material: PEFC certified beech wood. Non toxic, water based stain. Made in Germany.
Awards: 2012 Dr. Toy Best Green Toys
— Wooden trains and block sets were mention by two retailers surveyed by TDmonthly in February 2013 as best selling wooden toys. 5/18/2012 (Price: $51.29; Age: 1 to 3) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Regal Elite Force Flyer by REGAL ELITE
Regal Elite Force Flyer by REGAL ELITERegal Elite launches its new "Glove Force" technology, which allows users to direct their 'copters by turning their wrists left or right, with the help of a small thumb-controlled throttle. Launch date: Spring 2012. 2/14/2012 (Price: $49.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


CarBot by DESK PETS
CarBot by DESK PETSFeatures 4 modes, Smartphone control mode, maze navigation mode with infrared obstacle detection and demo mode and battle mode. Recharged from USB port by integrated USB flip out USB connector. Fast and furious control using a Smartphone for drift and power slide maneuvers. Shoot at an other Carbots and hear the machine gun sound as your phone vibrates and your opponent. Carbot does spins and swerves from side to side. Shipped with dual transmitter iDesk Pet Universal Remote Control Smartphone adapter (Android and iOS) for increased control distance. Each Carbot three different user selectable frequencies (A,B,C) allowing for up to three Carbots to race and battle. Launch date: August 2012.
— "This little guy not only runs rings around their TankBot from earlier, but continues to give you the choice of autonomous control or letting your smartphone (iPhone/Android) take the lead as to where it can go and how it’s going to get there...the little guy moves so fast (good set of wheels working) that I started to run after it at one point...the CarBot is an affordable cool little RC vehicle that you can control or let go off on its own. The battery lasts for plenty of time before a quick USB recharge is needed too." - Review and 4.5 star rating from Marshal Rosenthal at GadgetReview.com. 2/13/2012 (Price: $29.99; Age: 8 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Railway - Figure 8 set by PLANTOYS
Railway - Figure 8 set by PLANTOYSThis 29-piece set features two-sided tracks that can be a single railway or flipped to become a single roadway. Includes colored track and rail connector for loop expansion. Trains have non-magnetic connectors for added safety. Tracks are made out of PlanWood® 1/20/2012 (Price: $40.00)


Syma S109G Apache AH-64 3-Channels Mini Indoor Helicopter by TOY WONDERS INC.
Syma S109G Apache AH-64 3-Channels Mini Indoor Helicopter by TOY WONDERS INC.The Syma S109G is a palm size 3-Channels Helicopter. The S109G has a Co-Axial structure which is specially made for first time flyers. The S109G is built with a thick plastic body. The Syma S109G is equipped with a 4-in-1 receiver (Gyro, ESC, Mixer, Receiver), which allows the helicopter to move in all directions: clockwise/anti-clockwise, forward/backward, and up/down. Features: Apache 3-Channels AH-64 Helicopter. Double protection. Head lights. 3D full function. Built-in GYRO. Helicopter can be charged through computer USB socket. 1/12/2012 (Price: $49.99; Age: 14 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


My Web RC - Wiki Rally Street - Souped-up Jitney 1:24 - Ready to Run by MY FUNKY PLANET CORP.
My Web RC - Wiki Rally Street - Souped-up Jitney 1:24 - Ready to Run by MY FUNKY PLANET CORP.The My Web RC - 1:24 - Wiki Rally Street - Souped-up Jitney - Ready-to-run includes online My Web RC game card for user access. With exchangeable body, full function.
— In a November 2011 survey, Stephanie Dupuy from Playville in Covington, La., told TDmonthly that they sell six units from the Wiki Rally line each month.
— Greg Bonner, owner of Heights Toy Center Inc. in Little Rock, Ark. told TDmonthly in a Summer 2012 survey that he sells just over a dozen My Funky Planet racing cars each month, making them his best selling electronic/battery operated toy. 11/7/2011 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Air Swimmers Flying Fish - Shark by WILLIAM MARK CORP
Air Swimmers Flying Fish - Shark by WILLIAM MARK CORPThese helium-filled shark balloons are remote controlled to "swim" through the air. The infrared remote functions include climb, descend, and tail fin control. Up to a 40 ft range. 57 inches long, 36 inches high.
— As of 10/14/2011 this product had 2.8 out of 5 stars from 19 reviews on ToysRUs.com. Pros: Visually striking. Cons: Difficult to assemble; flimsy; does not stay inflated very long.
— Mike McCollum, owner of Learning Express in Hoover, Ala., told TDmonthly in November 2011 that Air Swimmers are becoming one of his best selling flying toys. He said that since September 2011, he has sold 16 of the sharks and 7 of the clown fish. (Watch the Air Swimmers Flying Fish - Shark Video Watch Video) 10/14/2011 (Price: $41.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Infrared Control Flying Spaceman by MASTER TOYS AND NOVELTIES, INC.
Infrared Control Flying Spaceman by MASTER TOYS AND NOVELTIES, INC.Infrared control flying spaceman with twin rotor propulsion, bright diode lights and ultralite micro components. "We haven't seen another item that is similar to this one," Ernie Wong, president of Master Toys & Novelties, Inc., told ITDmonthly. Launch date: January 2011. 9/2/2011 (Price: $24.99; Age: 3 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Green Toys™ Pink Dump Truck by GREEN TOYS INC.
Green Toys™ Pink Dump Truck by GREEN TOYS INC.Stay pretty in pink while getting down and dirty helping to save the planet. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk containers, the Green Toys™ Pink Dump Truck is ready for any task, hauling sand and rocks or dolls and diamonds with ease. This durable, eco-friendly rig is both safe and stylish, with no metal axels and a workable purple dumper. No BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external coatings. "The Green Toys™ Pink Dump Truck is an innovative twist on a longstanding classic: USA-made, 100% recycled, high-quality design and construction -- and stylishly colored for even the most particular palate," Cameron Passmore, marketing manager at Green Toys Inc., told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2011.
— In a March 2015 survey, two out of 10 retailers told TDmonthly that Green Toys is their best-selling brand of eco-friendly toys. 9/2/2011 (Price: $27.99; Age: 1 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


E-Moto by HAPE
E-Moto by HAPEThis Italian-designed motorcycle is made of bamboo, with just a bit of rubber and metal for the wheels. The body is lightweight and durable, making the E-Moto easy and safe for young children to maneuver. These toys are made primarily of bamboo, an eco-friendly source material that is quick-growing, natural, and renewable. 4/8/2011 (Price: $24.95; Age: 3 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


HEXBUG Spider by INNOVATION FIRST LABS, INC.
HEXBUG Spider by INNOVATION FIRST LABS, INC.This not-so-creepy crawler features 360 degree steering, an LED forward eye, and two-channel, user selectable infrared remote control. The two-channel remote control enables users to operate multiple bugs independently or at the same time. As the largest member of the HEXBUG family, the complexity of its internal mechanisms and six-legged crawling motion is truly hypnotizing. 3/4/2011 (Price: $29.99; Age: 8 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Web Runner by FANTASMA TOYS
Web Runner by FANTASMA TOYSThis spider has realistic fully functioning articulated legs, glowing red eyes and can move over any smooth surface. Having 360 degrees of spin motion it will move on floors, walls and even upside-down. Its advanced air suction technology allows the spider to cling onto walls. The spider is completely controlled wirelessly via its combination remote control and charging station (6 AA batteries not included). Each spider comes with its own limited edition collector’s comic book as well as a lifelike spider bite temporary tattoo. 2/22/2011 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Electrix Circuit Electric Ready-to-Run 1/10 Stadium Truck by HORIZON HOBBY
Electrix Circuit Electric Ready-to-Run 1/10 Stadium Truck by HORIZON HOBBYThis rugged stadium truck is easy to use, but it’s also hard to abuse. It’s built from a strong, durable nylon composite material. You can customize the body with the included decal sheet. And thanks to the standard components and mounts, you can hop the Circuit up with additional bodies, tires, and parts and accessories. Nylon composite material gives it high strength and durability. Clipless battery retaining system means there are no body clips to lose. Oil-filled shocks provide great handling that is also adjustable. AA batteries also included. 12/21/2010 (Price: $179.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


D-FLY XL Alloy with Gyro Helicopter by EMIRIMAGE CORP.
D-FLY XL Alloy with Gyro Helicopter by EMIRIMAGE CORP.The D-FLY XL Alloy with Gyro Helicopter, is an extra large sized remote control helicopter, approximately 1.5 feet long. It comes with LED Rockets, easy to fly, and very stable for indoor and outdoor flight. Features a Li-Po battery for longer flying time. 11/5/2010 (Price: $140.00; Age: 13 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Pickup by Harry Allen by AREAWARE
Pickup by Harry Allen by AREAWAREHarry Allen loves trucks. His immaculately restored 1964 Willys Jeep was recently featured in the New York Times, but it was his fond memories of playing in the dirt that lead him to the idea of "Pickup". The beauty of any pickup truck is its utilitarian aesthetic - four strong wheels and the capacity to haul cargo. Harry had function on his mind as he cast a toy truck and turned it into a catch-all bowl.  "Pickup" is functional art for the home.  Available now in chrome or white, coming soon in gold, neon orange, and Limited Edition blue chrome. 10/26/2010 (Price: $150.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Diving WW2 Sub, Battery Powered by BSW TOY INC.
Diving WW2 Sub, Battery Powered by BSW TOY INC.Cruise on the surface or dive for underwater fun, with this replica 1942 Balao/Gato class submarine. The submarine works in the bathtub and the pool and features adjustable diving planes and an adjustable rudder, so one can control diving, surfacing and steering. 10/18/2010 (Price: $14.99; Age: 5 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Iron Man 2 Whip-It Racer RC Vehicle by SILVERLIT TOYS
Iron Man 2 Whip-It Racer RC Vehicle by SILVERLIT TOYSA fun remote-controlled car based on the movie.  Red and yellow with a big thick bumper in the front, this car is easy to steer.
Awards:  Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Gold Seal, 2010. 10/14/2010 (Price: $39.99; Age: 5 to 12) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Star Wars Millennium Falcon Remote Control by HASBRO INC.
Star Wars Millennium Falcon Remote Control by HASBRO INC.Star Wars fans are likely to have this remote controlled Millennium Falcon on the top of their wish list.  It is very lightweight and takes a certain amount of practice to get it to fly well. It's not the type of toy that you can hand off to your 8 year old and they will be good to go right from the start.  That said, tween and teen testers really liked adjusting the trim and working on their own ability to work the remote control.
Awards:  Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Gold Seal, 2010. 10/14/2010 (Price: $49.99; Age: 5 to 15) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Tonka Strong Arm Fire Engine by FUNRISE INC.
Tonka Strong Arm Fire Engine by FUNRISE INC.The Strong Arm Fire Engine is a new free-wheeling vehicle with a multi-action trigger-lever built right in. Pull and rev up the lever and watch the sparks fly in the arm’s window as the siren wails. Squeeze the lever’s trigger to raise the fire engine’s ladder. This sturdy vehicle is kid-powered with plenty of playtime action.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010 10/11/2010 (Price: $24.99; Age: 3 to 10)


1:64 Dioramas Assortment by GreenLight Collectibles LLC
1:64 Dioramas Assortment by GreenLight Collectibles LLCThis collection includes four scenes including County Roads, Hot Pursuit, Hitchin’ a Ride and new to the bunch, Road Racers. These replicas feature opening hoods, detailed engines, real rubber tires, metal body and chassis, detailed graphics and custom license plates, and are officially licensed. 9/28/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Automoblox Blue T900 Truck by AUTOMOBLOX
Automoblox Blue T900 Truck by AUTOMOBLOXKids can take a drive on the wild side with this full-size Blue T900 Truck. This big blue truck features a universal connector system, enabling the rapid interchange of parts so that drivers can expand their creative play to take on new adventures. 9/7/2010 (Price: $50.00; Age: 3 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Thomas & Friends A Busy Day at the Quarry Set by LEARNING CURVE
Thomas & Friends A Busy Day at the Quarry Set by LEARNING CURVEThomas and Mavis pick up cargo, then and ascend and descend step climbs in this play set. The trains follow the rails through the gates, up over the bridge and to the tug boat that just came for a visit.
— In a February 2012 survey about bestselling wooden toys, Barbara Fineblum, owner of Barston's Child's Play in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly that Thomas the Tank Engine toys were among their bestsellers.
— In a May 2012 survey, two out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that Thomas the Tank Engine was their best selling licensed brand. (Watch the Thomas & Friends A Busy Day at the Quarry Set Video Watch Video) 8/25/2010


Go Car by KID O PRODUCTS
Go Car by KID O PRODUCTSThis pushable, rollable, graspable vehicle is designed to get young drivers excited. The gracefully curving roof does double-duty as a handle and rubber coated wheels glide smoothly along any path. The Go Car comes in red, blue and green versions. 8/19/2010 (Price: $13.00; Age: 1 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Nascar Lights and Sound Car by JADA TOYS INC.
Nascar Lights and Sound Car by JADA TOYS INC.This miniature car makes realistic racing sounds when the doors are pressed and activates its headlights when the hood is pressed. the car measures 7.5." 8/17/2010 (Price: $12.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Science & Nature Radio-Controlled Tarantula by WILD CREATIONS
Science & Nature Radio-Controlled Tarantula by WILD CREATIONSThis lifelike 10" RC tarantula is fully directional and can even spin on its legs. (Watch the Science & Nature Radio-Controlled Tarantula Video Watch Video) 8/11/2010 (Price: $28.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Krazy Kars: Light Up Marble Racers ? Cat's Eye by SKULLDUGGERY
Krazy Kars: Light Up Marble Racers ? CatLight Up Marble Racers brighten the world of mini cars. Each Light Up Marble Racer contains a rolling and flashing LED marble. The exterior of the cars can be customized with the slick racing decals included with the cars.
Bonggamom Finds declared, “Move over, Matchbox! Take a hike, Hot Wheels! There's a new kid in town.” She loved that the Racers offer girl-friendly varieties to “spark their imaginations” and are compatible with similar toy cars.
—“The Light Up Marble Racers are nothing like I have seen before” raved Shop with Me Mama Kim Delatorre. The stickers make the cars “super cool looking” and piqued the interest of both her son and daughter.
— In a summer 2011 survey, Rebecca Goblish, owner of Picayune Toys in Dunwoody, Ga., told TDmonthly that Marble Racers are her best-selling die-cast toys. She sold 3 dozen of their race tracks last Christmas season.
Awards:  2010 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Gold Seal. 8/6/2010 (Price: $7.99; Age: 3 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Syma S107 Mini Indoor Built-in Gyroscope RC Helicopter by RC TOY HOUSE
Syma S107 Mini Indoor Built-in Gyroscope RC Helicopter by RC TOY HOUSEEquipped with gyroscope technology, this helicopter can fly up, down, left, right, forward and backward. It measures 7.5" x 3.8" x 7.5," and can be charged by transmitter or USB cable.
— As of 7.26.2010, this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 44 reviews on Amazon.com, and was listed No. 15 in the top 100 best-selling toys and games. PROS: Moves in multiple directions and is durable and stable. Comes with LED lights and a USB charger. CONS: Moves somewhat slowly. USB charger can mean a longer recharge time. 7/26/2010 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


R/C Tarantula by UNCLE MILTON INDUSTRIES INC.
R/C Tarantula by UNCLE MILTON INDUSTRIES INC.The R/C Tarantula from Uncle Milton puts control of this large, realistic spider in the palms of kids' hands. The flocked texture and detailed coloring of its legs and body give it a lifelike texture, and all eight legs move as it rolls along on wheels concealed under its abdomen, for a convincing scurry. Even the remote control is a creepy spider egg. The Tarantula works best on smooth, flat surfaces and requires two AAA and two AA batteries (not included).
― “[We carry] some battery operated R/C toys. The most popular is the [Tarantula] from Uncle Milton,” Patti Tepper-Rasmussen, owner of Learning Tree Toys in Oklahoma City, Okla., told TDmonthly about her best-selling electronic toys in June 2010. 7/21/2010 (Price: $24.99; Age: 6 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Crane Truck by BRUDER TOYS AMERICA INC.
Crane Truck by BRUDER TOYS AMERICA INC.This truck measures 16.7" x 6.9" x 9.5" and includes a telescopic and height-adjustable crane unit swivels 360 degrees and features a locking mechanism for the hook. Other features include rubber-like wheels and a toolbox that opens and closes.
— Bruder trucks were on the top-10 best-seller list at Totally Thomas Toy Depot in San Diego in July 2010. “Customers really love the working parts and the German quality that so sets this toy apart,” President Cynthia Wyatt told TDmonthly. “As a Flagship dealer, we have access to Bruder’s replacement parts service, and are able to support this product end-to-end. Bruder’s service that they back us with is awesome. Not to mention we usually get next-day service when we do order from them. They are a great company to work with.”
— Kelly Ratoff, manager, says the Kennebunk Toy Co., in Kennebunk, Me., sells approximately 25 Bruder toys per month. (Watch the Crane Truck Video Watch Video) 6/29/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Cobra Elite Mini RC Helicopter with Gyro by COBRA RC TOYS
Cobra Elite Mini RC Helicopter with Gyro by COBRA RC TOYSThis mini Alloy 3.5 channel helicopter is a premium precision RC aircraft that can be charged via battery or by USB connection. The L99267 also includes a Gyroscopic control chip that maximizes stability during flight.
— Kim Emigh, manager of e-commerce at Growing Tree Toys in State College, Pa., told TDmonthly that "We do not sell many, if any, hobby items;" however, "We did bring in the Cobra RC Helicopter this year."
— Though Kim Emigh, VP of e-commerce at Growing Tree Toys in State College, Pa., told TDmonthly in a Fall 2012 survey that they don't carry many hobby items, she said they have the Cobra Elite Helicopter and it sells well. 6/28/2010 (Price: $49.99; Age: 10 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


2009 Chevrolet Suburban Armored Presidential Escort Vehicle by M & D INTERNATIONAL
2009 Chevrolet Suburban Armored Presidential Escort Vehicle by M & D INTERNATIONALThis 2009 Chevy Suburban SUV Presidential Escort Vehicle, fully licensed by GM and the U.S. government, is carefully re-created in highly collectible die-cast. The model measures 5.5" x 1.75" x 1.75". Features include front articulated doors revealing an authentic detailed interior, rolling wheels, and Presidential seals and flags. The model is detailed with Presidential license plate #44 on the rear and USA1 on the front. 6/28/2010 (Price: $29.99; Age: 14 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Chicago's own Metra Passenger Train Set by WHITTLE TOY COMPANY
ChicagoThis wooden set features Chicago's own Metra Passenger Train. All Whittle Train toys are designed for use on Brio and Thomas track systems. 6/16/2010 (Price: $52.49; Age: 3 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Ferrari 599XX, Radio Control Model by AUTOTEC SALES INC
Ferrari 599XX, Radio Control Model by AUTOTEC SALES INCThis 1:18 scale RC model is designed to look just like a real Ferrari 599XX, and is fully functional. It includes working headlights and tail lights, as well as a rechargeable battery pack and charger. 5/20/2010 (Price: $39.95; Age: 12 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Mini HoverDrone by THINKGEEK INC.
Mini HoverDrone by THINKGEEK INC.This impressive flying R/C device has a diameter not much larger than a silver dollar and a single propeller on the bottom. The HoverDrone floats in the air as it spins and flashes its blue LED. The simple slider control allows only up-and down movement, making it so easy to fly that anyone can instantly control it. Launch date: 2010.

Product Features:

  • Incredibly tiny flying r/c toy looks like a Mini-UFO
  • Up/Down slider on remote controls hovering height
  • Blue flashing LED on the top
  • Charges from remote
  • 10 minute charge time. 5-7 minute fly time
  • Requires 6 AA batteries (not included)
  • Two different channels allow you to fly two HoverDrones at once
  • Dimensions: 60mm in diameter, 65mm high
 4/22/2010 (Price: $28.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Calico Critters - Convertible Coupe by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
Calico Critters - Convertible Coupe by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLCThis convertible allows up to six Calico Critters to travel around Cloverleaf Corners in style. The set includes 3 Whisker Cats, detachable luggage and 2 detachable baby seats with safety straps. The convertible's tires and wheel both rotate. Launch date: 2010. 4/6/2010 (Price: $49.99; Age: 3 and up)


R/C Helicopter by SKYWIDE LIMITED
R/C Helicopter by SKYWIDE LIMITEDThree channel remote-controlled helicopter with gyroscope technology. Launch date: 2010. (Watch the R/C Helicopter Video Watch Video) 3/30/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


ATV Pull Back Vehicle by ESCO TOYS
ATV Pull Back Vehicle by ESCO TOYS3.5" plastic ATV with pull back action and assorted colors. Each comes in its own 4"x3" window box. Also includes display. 2/18/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Chuck My Talking Truck by PLAYSKOOL
Chuck My Talking Truck by PLAYSKOOLFun and fully-motorized vehicle toy plays over 40 phrases and sounds. When you lift his dump bed, press his bumper or press his top and he drives when you call him. Vehicle comes with storybook. Bumper moves and dump bed wiggles. 2010 TOTY Award Winner. 2/15/2010 (Price: $39.99; Age: 3 to 6) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Stanley Street Sweeper by WOW TOYS
Stanley Street Sweeper by WOW TOYSWhen it comes to keeping the streets clean, Stanley is the best there is; his big rubbery brushes don’t miss a thing!  His driver Jason keeps him company as he cheerfully works the high street.  Push him along to see his brushes automatically rotating and spin the rubbish panels to sort the rubbish. The toy features automatic rotating rubber brushes, spin and match the rubbish panels and a removable driver. Launch date: January 2010. (Watch the Stanley Street Sweeper Video Watch Video) 2/1/2010 (Age: 1 to 5)


Rocky the Robot Truck by MATCHBOX COLLECTIBLES
Rocky the Robot Truck by MATCHBOX COLLECTIBLESRocky, “the hardest working truck on the block with the most engaging personality,” not only hauls like a dump truck toy; he also tells jokes and dances. Headlights light up and sensors allow him to interact with kids. Batteries are included. 10/29/2009 (Price: $59.99; Age: 3 and up)


Two-Channel Mini RC Indoor Helicopter by D.HotLine
Two-Channel Mini RC  Indoor Helicopter by D.HotLineThis ready-to-fly mini helicopter measures 10.5 cm x 3.5 cm x 8 cm and can travel up, down, left or right. It requires 15 to 25 minutes of charge time for 6 to 8 minutes of flying time. It comes with a 3.7 Li-polymer battery and requires a transmitter battery (6*AA 1.5V - not included). Launch date: August 10, 2009. 8/27/2009 (Price: $24.99; Age: 8 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Micro Green Machines™ by THUNDER ELECTRONICS
Micro Green Machines™ by THUNDER ELECTRONICSThese solar-powered, remote-controlled vehicles measure about 2.5" in length and and are powered for 30 minutes of playtime when the micro solar panel in the roof is exposed to direct sunlight. The vehicles can also be charged from the controller. Car and SUV styles are available, and the racers can pop wheelies. Launch date: August 2009. 8/21/2009


Cars by BAUFIX
Cars by BAUFIXKids can build various models of wooden cars and vehicles using this kit. Included are wooden tools, such as wrenches and screwdrivers, to aid in the assembly. Also included are rubber tires. Baufix is distributec by Carrera of America in the U.S. (Watch the Cars Video Watch Video) 8/6/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Sports Cars by PB&J TOY COMPANY, INC.
Sports Cars by PB&J TOY COMPANY, INC.Standing 2.5" and posed for action, these sports-themed figure vehicles are designed full of attitude and ready to win. They can be races, collected, crashed and traded. "Sports Cars combines two things boys love, sports and cars, into an action-packed toy with a classic play pattern," Nathan Jones, president of PB&J Toy Company, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2009.  7/30/2009 (Price: $3.99; Age: 3 to 8) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Roadster Car by PLAYFOREVER TOYS
Roadster Car by PLAYFOREVER TOYSThe Roadster Car is about 12 inches long and is made of durable ABS plastic. The range is designed to be safe for children of all ages, meeting stringent international testing standards including safety tests EN71. "Beautifully designed and well-engineered, these products perfectly straddle the toy and design world," Deepa Dadlani, president of VICI Enterprises (exclusive North American Distributor of Playforever Toys), told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2009. 6/29/2009 (Price: $60; Age: All Ages) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


Doodle-Track Car by DAYDREAM TOY
Draw a line and the vehicle will follow! It is more than just a race set; it’s a craft activity that encourages children to be creative allowing for many ways to play. With the official Doodle Track marker and the included play mat, the Doodle Track car will follow a continuous line drawn on the mat by the marker. The Doodle Track car also comes with colorful, stick-on decals for customization. Set includes: Doodle Track Car, Washable Marker, Stick-On Decals, Playmat Track and Instructions.

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R/C Gecko Car by GEOSPACE INTERNATIONAL
R/C Gecko Car by GEOSPACE INTERNATIONALKids don't have to drive their parents up the wall anymore ... now they can transfer their energy straight to this super cool Gecko RC car. It can travel horizontally or vertically for fun in all dimensions. Launch date: February 2009. (Watch the R/C Gecko Car Video Watch Video) 4/14/2009 (Price: $49.99; Age: 5 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]




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