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April 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 4
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This month, TDmonthly Magazine brings you videos from some of the leaders in the specialty toy industry. If you're looking for products that will trot off your shelves, based on past performances of these companies, the following toys may be your best bet. Please scroll down to see all the offerings from specialty toy favorites Corolle Dolls, Fashion Angels, HABA USA, Safari Ltd., and WOW (from Ravensburger).

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MSRP: $40
Age Range: 2 and up
SKU or Item #: M2180
Launch Date: June 2008
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls
Plush
Preschool



An adorable addition to the Mon Premier Nursery, My First Swing gently cradles and rocks just like a real swing. Complete with rotating toy bar and tray space, it is sure to entertain little Moms´ babies all day long.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23071      (added 3/30/2009)
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MSRP: $8.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 11510
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Arts & Crafts
Tween



The Fashion Angels Interior Design Sketch Portfolio is created to teach tween girls about designing their dream bedroom, furniture and more. They can use the removable stencils with the sketch pages, along with the tips at the front of the book to make a remarkable room. The kit has more than 100 stencils to help get the sketches started, plus tons of sketch pages for fun on the go. "The Fashion Angels Sketch Portfolio series debuted in 2009 with the Fashion Design and the Hair and Make Up Design portfolios. They were such a runaway success because they are a great value for retailers and consumers. Fashion Angels has passed along other areas of the design world so girls can learn about other facets like interior design, and it makes it so easy," Sarah Koth, PR Coordinator, Fashion Angels Enterprises, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26669      (added 1/14/2010)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Developmental Toys
Gifts



Bunny or bear? How about both! Colorful beechwood blocks for a constantly changingzoo!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22870      (added 3/20/2009)
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Age Range: 1 to 5
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Small Toy
Developmental Toys



When 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.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26858      (added 2/1/2010)
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MSRP: $31.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 78664
Launch Date: April 2010
Gender: Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Tween
Licensed Products



Girls use the light box with the fashion films and sketch sheets to start drawing some of the 100+ clothing and accessory combinations. They can use the design guide for inspiration to find theiir inner diva and start sketching their own designer wardrobe. "This light box sketch kit is a huge draw for any girl. They can start their sketches out on the right path by tracing the outlines of the clothing. Plus, the design guide in this kit is amazing — it has easy to follow instructions, ideas, and tips on how to make their designs look like a professional drew them," Sarah Koth, PR Manager, Fashion Angels Enterprises, told TDmonthly. Launch date: April 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27519      (added 3/10/2010)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Animal Figures
Action Figures
Educational



The Liopleurodon’s highly detailed long, sharp teeth display its readiness to attack. Meticulously painted by hand, this replica is phthalate and lead free and meets or exceeds all safety standards. Each figure includes educational information in five languages and also name identification on its underside. This replica measures 7” L x 4” H (17.8 cm x 10 cm). Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010
— As of 05/13/2011 this product had 4.7 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews on Amazon.com. Cons: Two users said they wished there was a larger version available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26625      (added 1/7/2010)
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MSRP: $45.00
Age Range: 4 and up
Target Age Range: 4 to 6
SKU or Item #: R5721
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls
Fashion & Accessories
Pretend Play



A companion doll for young riders, Camille Equestrienne is dressed in a riding outfit complete with cap, jacket and boots. She has long rooted hair for styling fun and can wear any 13" fashion from the Les Cheries collection. "Headquartered in the Loire Valley, the storybook region of Langeais, France, Corolle is a brand that embodies all the values of childhood. The extraordinary attention to detail in all their dolls and accessories reflect the company’s reputation — established over three decades — for quality materials and classic design," Liza Grando, Account Executive, Moss-Tucker Associates, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27547      (added 3/15/2010)
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MSRP: $60
Age Range: 2 to 6
SKU or Item #: M2132
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Dolls
Pretend Play
Gifts



This charming, soft-bodied baby doll has sleeping eyes and can suck on its thumb or his pacifier, just like a real baby. Suce-Pouce can wear any 14" baby doll fashion from the Corolle collection. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27526      (added 3/10/2010)
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Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 151105
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures



Meet James with Dancing Bells, a Holsteiner Stallion. They are performing an upper level Dressage movement. Dancing Bells measures approx. 4.75" L x 3.75"H and James is approx. 3 inches tall. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26704      (added 1/14/2010)
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Videography and editing by Alison Marek.



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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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