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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Tween
Books
Gifts



With this special diary, kids write with invisible ink markers and then shine the UV mini-light on the page to read what they’ve written. Each set comes with a locking 240-page diary with two keys, a mini UV-light and two invisible ink pens in a 6.5” x 7” x 1.5” magnetic-closure keepsake box. Varieties include Fairy, Castle, Princess Pea, Dragon, Baby Deer, Firebird, Degas and Merlin. “A perfect gift, the My Invisible Diary sets combine the secret elements of invisible ink with a personal diary and a special keepsake box decorated with beautiful artwork,” Elizabeth Carpenter of Mazeology told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 1, 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23251      (added 4/10/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Collectibles
General Toys



Orange Cat Lubie is a soft plush animal about 5 inches in diameter with distinctive cat features such as pointy ears and whiskers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22751      (added 3/10/2009)
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MSRP: $24.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Kits



Complete and fully equipped starter kit for the little stamper/crafter in the family. Using the clear stamps and clear blocks makes stamping easy and fun because you can see how to line them up perfectly. The Clear Rubber Stamp Starter Kit comes in 3 different themes for creative stamping and artwork: “Circus Act”, “Farm Friends” and “Fun with Fish”. The Clear Rubber Stamp Starter Kit includes (1) Plastic storage case (1) Clear stamp set (1) Childsafe/washable dye ink pad (4) Clear acrylic blocks.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22128      (added 1/22/2009)
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MSRP: $16.95
Gender: Girls
Category: Kits
Party Goods
Gifts



Designed as a fun activity for children at a birthday party or just for play at home, this kit includes tea party supplies for four: invitations to color and mail, plates, tea cups, favor bags, sets of teatime stickers, teatime fortune tellers, teacup temporary tattoos, fans to color and make, a tea party recipe book, five napkins (one to use as a tablecloth), and five sets of non-toxic crayons.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22121      (added 1/21/2009)
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MSRP: $8.95
SKU or Item #: 10104
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Kits
Arts & Crafts



Weddings Day Kits for children are attractive keepsake, self-closing clear plastic envelopes filled with fun things to do! Designed for those long wedding "wait" times in cars, at reception venues, photo sessions etc. These kits include custom wedding stickers, coloring postcards, memory card-photo frame, a temporary tattoo, non-toxic crayons, flavored lip balm and more fun activities to keep children occupied for hours. The perfect solution for girls and boys at weddings. The Crystal Clear Wedding Day Kit has a self handle and is easy to personalize for each child and put at their place at the table. 6-1/4"x 4-1/2".
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19189      (added 6/2/2008)
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Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Gifts



For the bride or hostess at any party, our Make Your Own Petal and Favor Cones are an inexpensive way to create a truly personalized favor.  Each package includes 10 cone forms that are easy to assemble and ribbon to tie them closed.  Easy step by step instructions for assembling them on the back of the package.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22234      (added 1/23/2009)
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MSRP: $39.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
American-Made



This game is perfect for kids and adults curious to learn the intricate rules of football. During game play, the defense reveals its play while the other team rolls the dice. The outcome of the play is revealed and yards are gained or lost. It teaches players about the two-minute warning, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, kicking game, passing game and running game. Here is what Mike White, Superbowl winning coach had to say about Big Sunday. "In our mechanized world, Big Sunday is a throwback to the family oriented activity around the dinner table. It can be played by all ages and will match all types of skill levels. In my opinion it is the closest thing to real football. It has all the strategy and flow of an actual game. Players are involved in play selection, defensive deployment, down and distance, and all varieties of scoring combinations.It also includes fumbles, penalties, use of clock and time outs, a complete kicking game and the exciting 2-minute warning."
—  As of 05/13/2011 this product had 4.2 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews on Amazon.com. Cons: The pieces are very small and the lines on the "field" game board were hard to see; rules were confusing.
Past Videos: Pomona 2006
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7172      (added 3/9/2006)
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MSRP: $10.95
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush



Have you ever wanted to travel around the world ? Kaboom likes to travel to exotic, exciting, and legendary places. Hang around with Kaboom because he will tell you about the places he has visited and about his next travel plans. He has a huge imagination.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22844      (added 3/19/2009)
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Ultimate Spinner consists of 12 games, some of which help children learn alphabets and letter recognition, numbers, math, and how to tell time. Others promote active play, such as running or dancing.
TDmonthly's Roundtable appreciated the fun, quality and educational appeal of this game. "It was fun to see them folding paper into shapes, drawing, acting things out, and interacting with each other," reviewer Sue Christensen said of her 7- and 11-year-old sons.

Past Videos: Toy Fair 2009
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20849      (added 10/1/2008)
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MSRP: $10
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational



Brightly colored and heavy-duty, this large shoe-shaped cut-out comes laced with thick fabric shoelaces. With one half of the lace in one color and the other in a contrasting color, young children who are learning to tie their shoes for the first time can easily keep track of which lace is which as they memorize the steps of the knot. The material of the laces is designed to be easy for little hands to handle and stay tied securely. Bi-colored laces are also available separately to put in kid's actual shoes. Launch Date: 2008
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22495      (added 2/17/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational



Identify letters and numbers. Instruct children on how to form all capital letters and numbers correctly using these colorful, fun, animated magnetic puzzle pieces. Through play, children will learn the steps required to form letters and numbers correctly. This will translate easily when they begin to write with a crayon.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23252      (added 4/13/2009)
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MSRP: $13.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts



Make-A-Plate® has been a family fun memory maker since 1969. Preserve a memory by capturing the imagination of the artist in a usable product that is dishwasher safe and break resistant. Each Make A Plate® Kit contains 5 drawing sheets and markers, plus one pre-paid certificate for processing artwork into one 10" melamine plate at the Magic Factory™. Awards: TDmonthly Classic 2009.

Past Videos: Toy Fair 2008

Where to Buy: Poopsie's

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16042      (added 11/7/2007)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: RB 137
Launch Date: October 2008
Gender: Girls
Category: Fashion & Accessories
Apparel
Gifts



So, why call them Rebelle Friendship Bags? Because each Friendship bag unzips to become two bags which can then be shared between best friends. Each style is available in two color ways so each friend gets a different color. Girls can exchange halves to create a dual colored bag which symbolizes that they are BFF's. Each handbag also contains a secret code which gives them special access to the Rebelle website and the Rebelle Girlz...Holly, Rosie Shaye, Lola, Allegra, Sophie, and Kaia. These six girls from around the world, meet at summer camp and instantly became best friends forever. Log on and Say Hello to the Rebelle Girlz! This product received a 2009 PTPA Media Seal of Approval.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22494      (added 2/16/2009)
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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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