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May 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 5
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Toy Videos of the Day: 5-27-10


We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products. In the spotlight today? A high-quality, Black Bear keepsake teddy that's made in Vermont!




MSRP: $99.95
Age Range: 0 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Teddy Bear
Plush
American-Made



Specially designed with soft, shiny black fur, this 20" Black Bear makes one of nature’s most powerful creatures a little bit more huggable. He features a brown muzzle, faux suede nose and paw pads, and the company's signature “Born in Vermont” eyes. This bear is made in the USA.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28672      (added 5/27/2010)
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MSRP: $15.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Creative Activities
Outdoor Fun



Straws and Connectors are colorful plastic straws and connector pieces that are simple to use for hours of imaginative play. Children can make play houses and forts, design buildings, or even engineer spacecrafts with this design and build set. The package contains 230 pieces and includes an idea guide.

Past videos: Toy Fair 2010

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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Animal Figures
Action Figures
Educational



This long-haired, red ape, known as “the old man of the forest” stands on all fours at 5” L x 5.22” H (12.75 cm x 13.5 cm). 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.

Past videos: Product Demonstration

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26615      (added 1/7/2010)
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MSRP: $60.00
Age Range: 6 and up
Launch Date: November 2009
Gender: Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Fashion & Accessories
Tween



The Shailie Prom includes 20 assorted jewels, as well as designer taffeta and satin fabrics, designed to give any girl the tools to create her dream prom dress. NO SEWING REQUIRED.

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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 0 to 6
Target Age Range: 3 to 5
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 68622
Launch Date: April 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Plush
Preschool



The Greenzys promote green living and teach eco-friendly practices to young children through heartwarming stories and endearing plush toys that are environmentally safe and fun. All Greenzys toys are made in socially responsible factories from soy fibers and non-toxic dyes, with packaging made from recycled paperboard. A portion of every purchase benefits the Environmental Media Association and for every Greenzys purchase made in 2010, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant one tree in U.S. forests.

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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 0 to 6
Target Age Range: 3 to 5
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 68619 Peat the Pengu
Launch Date: April 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Plush
Preschool



The Greenzys promote green living and teach eco-friendly practices to young children through heartwarming stories and endearing plush toys that are environmentally safe and fun. All Greenzys toys are made in socially responsible factories from soy fibers and non-toxic dyes, with packaging made from recycled paperboard. A portion of every purchase benefits the Environmental Media Association and for every Greenzys purchase made in 2010, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant one tree in U.S. forests.

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MSRP: $18.00
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Fashion & Accessories
Animal Figures
Tween



This pug-shaped coin purse is dressed in black floral silk and features a leatherette strap and the Fuzzy Nation bone-cross zipper pull.

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Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Guns & Accessories
Outdoor Fun



This patent-pending crossbow assembles quickly and can shoot large marshmallows 30'. The shooter just loads one piece of "ammunition" into the marshmallow chamber, pulls back on the plunger grip until locks into place, and then pulls the trigger to release the plunger tube and shoot the marshmallow.

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MSRP: $63.95
Age Range: 4 to 10
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: American-Made
Preschool
Gifts



The Diggity Kids™ Comfort Travel System is The Keester, The Diggity Kids Neck Pillow and The Diggity Kids Seat Belt Cover together in one set. The Diggity Kids Comfort Travel System is the comfort travel system marketed to children ages 4-10. Made in the USA, it comes in different design themes.

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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 2 and up
SKU or Item #: 8523
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Infant & Toddler
Wooden Toys



This environmentally friendly wooden Geometric Stacking Puzzle is made of wood from FSC-monitored sources, painted with water-based paints, packaged in a box made of recycled materials, and printed with soy-bean ink. Created with a 2-year-old in mind, this all-wood puzzle features stacking and counting elements to help kids think and learn. Each of the four puzzle pieces contains one, two, three or four posts on which children can stack a circle, rectangle, square or triangle. Each shape is made with a different number of holes so it can only be put on the correct puzzle piece. Tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: February 14, 2010.

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MSRP: $21.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Target Age Range: 3 to 5
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: EE1100
Launch Date: April 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Furniture & Decor
Infant & Toddler



Wallables are three-dimensional wall decor. Made from a revolutionary eco-friendly soy-based foam material, Wallables are designed to be safe and lightweight. They are easy to attach to any flat surface with the Velcro system and are designed to be put up and taken off the wall over and over. Eva Burkley, Vice President of Wallables, told TDmonthly, "The unique, intricate three-dimensional sculpting is new and has never been seen in the wall-décor market."

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MSRP: $2.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Novelties
Collectibles
Tween



Swanson Christian Products offers more than 20 different design assortments of shaped rubber bands, with wholesale pricing as low as 60 cents per package depending on purchase quantities. The bands are formed in various shapes and colors including glow-in-dark and scented styles. They can be used as regular rubber bands, or collected and traded. They are designed to return to their original shape.

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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 1 and up
SKU or Item #: 8519
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Infant & Toddler
Wooden Toys



This environmentally friendly Wooden Stack and Count Shapes is made of wood from FSC-monitored sources, painted with water-based paints, packaged in a box made of recycled materials, and printed with soy-bean ink. The Stack and Count Shapes is designed to help kids develop motor skills and learn colors and 1 2 3 while enjoying the whimsical and colorful smiling characters. The wooden posts are collapsible. Tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards. Launch date: February 14, 2010.

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The My Cow Moo Cowbination Set includes an adorable Moolette (toy version of Moo) and our award winning book, "Moo Becomes a Cash Cow". Moo's book is designed to open the dialog about want vs need and the importance of saving your moola! Hopefully, Moo’s storybook will inspire your child to cowtinue her tales with her Moo Cow. Moo's books are printed on FSC-certified paper and soy ink. The gift set comes packaged in a recycled gift bag.

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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: No
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Puzzles & Skill
Licensed Products



The Crayola Chalkboard Floor puzzle is a 2ft x 3ft puzzle that kids can draw on over and over again. Made up of 48 extra large, sturdy pieces, the unique chalkboard surface allows kids to draw on and erase the puzzle in a mess-free way. Crayola Sidewalk Chalk is included. Launch date: 2010.

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MSRP: $14.95
Age Range: 6 to 12
Launch Date: April 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Arts & Crafts
Pretend Play



Kids can make movable dinosaur action figures with this activity book from Figures in Motion. Kids can move their jaws, clash their teeth and make their powerful legs run as they act out their own dinosaur battles. It includes Allosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus Rex, plus dinosaur facts. This creative learning tool features easy to assemble dinosaurs in pre-colored and colorable versions, using only crayons or colored pencils, scissors, a hole punch and fasteners. Owner of Figures In Motion Cathy Diez-Luckie told TDmonthly, "Dinosaurs on the Move is an engaging, hands-on activity book that will captivate children for hours." Launch date: April 16, 2010.

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