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MSRP: $15.00
SKU or Item #: FWP
Launch Date: August 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Party Goods
Christmas
Gifts



Flying Wish Paper is a wishing kit for birthdays, holidays, weddings ... anything from a prayer meeting to a bachelorette party. Just write a wish on the special paper, shape it into a tube, and light the top. The wish burns down and, at the last second, dramatically rises into the sky. Write it, light it, watch it fly! It comes with 50 sheets of Flying Wish Paper, 25 platform cards, pencils, matches and instructions. Launch date: August 8, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21746      (added 12/12/2008)
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MSRP: $17.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Gifts
Stationery



Cards with a themed frame on the cover - leaves more room for creativity. Variety includes Birthday, Thank you, Get Well, Congrats, and General Friendship designs. 20 cards per book.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23448      (added 4/27/2009)
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MSRP: $49.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Clocks & Watches
Novelties
Gifts



The MooCoo Clock is one in a collection of clocks with a delightful twist. Every hour, on the hour, a cow pops out with a "moo" sound. Available in nine varieties, these funny clocks are ideal for any child or anyone who is a child at heart. “For nighttime, a light sensor automatically shuts off the character when the room becomes dark,” Dan Koval at HeadsUp Design Company Inc., told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 1, 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13770      (added 6/27/2007)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: November 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Puzzles & Skill



Game play starts by removing the towers from the base. The goal is to place the towers following two simple rules: there must be only one of each colored tower in every row and column, and the towers must fit into the base to form a perfect cube, with all the towers being the same height. Launch date: November 19, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22445      (added 2/10/2009)
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Age Range: 1 and up
SKU or Item #: M2309
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls
Infant & Toddler
Bath



Specially designed for bathtime fun, Tidoo is soft and posable and so light that it floats. It's filled with polystyrene "beads" that can dry. It has sleeping eyes and can even suck its thumb. 12" tall Tidoo baby dolls can wear any fashion from the Mon Premier collection.
— “Corolle Calin and Tidoo dolls, and most recently Corolle’s Lia doll, are top sellers,” said Candace Gooch of At Once All Agog in Limerick, Maine in spring 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23367      (added 4/27/2009)
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MSRP: $1.20
Age Range: All Ages
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Safety



Made of 100% cotton and pre-moistened with purified water and mild anti-microbial, Clean-Kids towels are like having a wash basin in your pocket.  Only 7” x 7”, Clean-Kids towels are even easier to stash and go.  Lightly scented with lemon-lime, these towels are as pleasing to kids as they are to parents.  Simply toss a few in a baby bag, purse, minivan or backpack. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21994      (added 1/5/2009)
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MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 13 to 17
SKU or Item #: 109
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Gifts
General Games



Created by teens, for teens, this set of 50 diverse questions is sure to spark some colorful conversations. The cool carabiner clip attaches to backpacks, sports bags and overnight bags. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22052      (added 1/9/2009)
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MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 106
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Tween
Card Games
Gifts



Created by kids, for kids, Buddy Talk is a fun way to get friends talking. Children can find out a ton about their friends at the bus stop, during recess or at a sleepover. They just draw a card, read one of the 50 cool questions, and let the fun begin. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22050      (added 1/9/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Gifts
Card Games



Each deck of 100 cards is attached to a carabineer clip for easy transport. Simply pick a card, ask the question and get a surprising glimpse into the hearts and minds of family members. Questions such as “What was dinnertime like when you were young?” offer players a surprising glimpse into the hearts and minds of family members. Diverse topics reveal surprising answers, even from hard-to-talk-to teens.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19342      (added 6/16/2008)
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MSRP: $24.95
Launch Date: March 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Interactive
Battery Operated



This plush, battery operated character is motion activated to laugh and roll around when a hand is moved in front of the light sensor on its forehead. Launch date: March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23364      (added 4/24/2009)
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MSRP: $49.95
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler



The Ultimate Kits cover everything from teaching children about the potty to using an insert on an adult toilet. Its packed full of rewards and is perfect for first-time parents or parents experiencing difficulties with toilet training. The kit includes the entire Toot range: Toot potty, Toot toilet-seat insert, Toot reward board and magical heat-sensitive potty sticker, Toot coloring set (includes badges, stickers, post cards, pencils and Toilet Training Certificate), two Toot toilet paper rolls, Toot toilet training balls
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20862      (added 10/1/2008)
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MSRP: $149.95
Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature
Award Winners



The AstroMaster Series produce bright, clear images of the Moon and planets. It is easy to see the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn with every one of these fine instruments. For views of the brighter deep space objects like galaxies and nebulae, we recommend the larger aperture and light gathering ability of the Newtonian reflectors.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14344      (added 7/26/2007)
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MSRP: $4.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Gifts
American-Made



Claresa's Fairy Treasure Stone includes the Story of Fairy Treasure Stones, a bottle of Claresa's "Most Magical Fairy Dust" and complete instructions to follow to reveal your fairy treasure!  Boys' Treasure Stones come in a gold or silver bag with a "boy" oriented treasure.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19659      (added 7/1/2008)
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MSRP: $9.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill
Novelties
Gifts



Brightec’s PlayGlo Pets Collection puzzles feature three 11” x 15”, 100 piece puzzles. These glow-in-the-dark puzzles feature photo-quality images and can be charged with a few minutes of exposure to light to allow for hours of glow. The puzzle pieces stay together after completion so that the completed puzzle can be hung directly on a wall to provide instant room décor by day and night.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22492      (added 2/16/2009)
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MSRP: $2.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Stickers
Novelties
Gifts



These glow-in-the-dark stickers are unlike traditional glow-in-the-dark products due to their photo-quality images. The images are illuminated in true color and illumination can last several hours. Each of the four different sticker sheets comes with repositionable adhesive backing, meaning the stickers can be applied to almost any surface and then removed and relocated, without leaving behind any residue.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22493      (added 2/16/2009)
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MSRP: $16.95
Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games



Spin for a Hero, and something to ride: a rival, a treasure (to find or to hide). Choose a cave, or a castle with fortified towers, a friend and an object with magical powers. Get all of them first and you'll get the glory ... of winning ... and using them all in a story. The game includes: four Heroes, four Rivals, four Helpers, four Magical Objects, four Means of Transport, four Treasures and four Fairy Tale Places. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23439      (added 4/27/2009)
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MSRP: $110.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Dolls
Collectibles
Designer Toys



Maru and Friends is a celebration of childhood fun sculpted by world renowned doll artist, Dianna Effner.
Maru is a young girl who lives with her aunt and uncle. She is making new friends and adapting to a new way of life. Along with the 21" all-vinyl doll, the Maru & Friends set includes a long-sleeved shirt, vest, skirt, tights, underpants, hat and matching purse with boots. It also comes with a hardcover storybook and Certificate of Authenticity. There are two other dolls in the line; each doll's facial features are unique. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21112      (added 10/27/2008)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 6 and up
SKU or Item #: 0
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Pretend Play



This distraction device rolls into a room, stands itself upright, and explodes into pieces. Part of the Spy Gear line, it offers a stealthy surprise when a child rolls it into any space. Launch date: September 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20290      (added 8/27/2008)
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MSRP: $6.50
Age Range: All Ages
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Gifts
General Toys



Each Beanie Baby comes with its own interactive website. Kids simply scratch off the secret code on the heart tag and unlock a world of fun: chat in different environments, play games for hours, go on a scavenger hunt, care for their virtual Beanie Babies and much more, all in a safe setting. Each Beanie Baby is adorned with a special blue and gold lightning bolt button. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17648      (added 2/20/2008)
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MSRP: $23.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puppets



Heirloom-quality details and a rich mix of sumptuous plush make this 20" Folkmanis Rabbit Stage Puppet a stand-out in the puppet world. He has a movable mouth and arms.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21985      (added 1/2/2009)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 2 to 6
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Preschool
Apparel
Eco-Friendly



This durable, adjustable cotton apron for children features an eco-coating that is Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified to not contain harmful chemicals. It is machine washable and may also be spot cleaned. It is designed for use when kids are working on art projects, cooking, eating or conducting science experiments.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23590      (added 5/7/2009)
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MSRP: $15.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Remote Controlled



Fast, compact and lightweight, the KG Racer is a hardy, easy-to-use remote-control car. Requiring no charging, the Racer is powered by batteries that stay safely in secure compartments in the car and the kid-friendly, two-button controller. Several styles of car are available with color schemes to suit boys and girls, and the cars are available in two frequencies to allow for two vehicles to be run at the same time without interfering with one another’s signal.
— Amy Barrett of Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys in Helena, Mont., named KG Racers as her best-selling remote control toy in October 2008.
— Almost half of 68 retailers surveyed listed Kid Galaxy as their top-selling brand of RC and flying toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20579      (added 9/19/2008)
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When placed in water for 30 seconds, this compact package expands into a 12" x 12" cotton towel.
— “Toysmith offers lots of small, inexpensive toys that go out the door consistently,” Steve Melody, owner of Melody’s Choices in Fayetteville, Ark., told TDmonthly in spring 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23594      (added 5/7/2009)
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