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February 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 2
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Inside the LA Mart

Take a Peek at Some of 2010's Newest Toys, and Classics, Too


In January, the LA Mart and California Gift Show in downtown Los Angeles opened their doors to wholesale buyers. Below are some of the toys the TDmonthly video crew spotted. Please scroll down to see them all.

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By combining high quality animation, rich narration, sound effects and music, Moving Picture Books provide a fun and educational digital reading experience for children ages 0-7. There are 38 titles — both classic stories and new favorites — each available in English, Spanish and English Read-Along-Text versions. Our books can be purchased as digital downloads, or DVDs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26803      (added 1/27/2010)
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Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Girls
Category: Fashion & Accessories



Each recycled paper bead bracelet contains 30 beads woven with fabric stretch elastic. And... each bead is handmade in the villages around Phnom Penh, Cambodia from WASTE PAPER & OLD MAGAZINES. Your purchase assists in creating fair, ethical & sustainable livelihoods for some of Cambodia’s poorest people. No two are alike. One size fits most.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26802      (added 1/27/2010)
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MSRP: $20.00
Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Apparel
Gifts



These fun Fuzzy Friends slippers will keep your feet warm on those long winter nights. These novelty slippers come in a one size to fit most feet in a range of animal designs to appeal to everyone.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26800      (added 1/27/2010)
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MSRP: $30.00
Age Range: All Ages
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush



Hot Hugs are made with the highest quality supersoft fabrics. These animals contain an easily removable natural wheat filled tummy insert. The tummy insert has been infused with lavender and camomile pure essential oil to help soothe and calm your little ones at bed time. Simply heat the insert in a microwave to enjoy a lovely warm cuddle.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26801      (added 1/27/2010)
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These fun pens will keep kids distracted during math class.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26791      (added 1/27/2010)
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Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush



This classic Pooh will appeal to kids of all ages. Other characters from the Hundred Acre Woods are availalable separately. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26799      (added 1/27/2010)
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MSRP: $30.00
SKU or Item #: 95217
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Preschool



Based on the well-known interactive LIFT THE FLAP book series by Eric Hill, "Where's Spot?" was first published in 1980 and over 40 million Spot books are in print and read by children all over the world. This 16-inch loveable, huggable plush puppy will delight young readers as they enjoy their many Spot books.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26794      (added 1/27/2010)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 3 to 6
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
General Games



From three snowy white polar bears to seven fluffy bunnies, kids will love reading the 10-page rhyming board book and counting to ten with all the wonderful numbers in nature! Next, they can use the game cards to match all the animal sets. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26795      (added 1/27/2010)
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Age Range: 1 to 4
Launch Date: September 1999
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Bath



Children learn that common shapes can be found everywhere in this 8-page, bathtime, anytime fun book. Launch date: September 1999.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26796      (added 1/27/2010)
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This nifty book provides a script that highlights junior's parts, plus has masks for characters to wear.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26797      (added 1/27/2010)
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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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