August 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 8
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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 very detailed look into the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Clone Wars: New Battlefronts: The Illustrated Guide by DK PUBLISHING INC.
Other products from DK PUBLISHING INC.
This full-color, extensively illustrated 125-page visual guide reveals stories and moments from the first two seasons of the "Clone Wars" TV series New images, character poses and exotic worlds are included.
— This product is generally well-reviewed. As of August 2010, it had earned 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews on Amazon.com, and was available online for a price range of $13.59 to $19.99. PROS: Parents liked its ability to engage early readers, and thought the included glossary was a helpful addition.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30066 (added 8/16/2010)
Red Raz-Berry Teether by RAZBABY INNOVATIVE BABY PRODUCTS
Other products from RAZBABY INNOVATIVE BABY PRODUCTS
This hands-free teether is made from silicone, with stimulating multi-textures designed to soothe while baby plays. The teether is non-toxic and BPA free.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29883 (added 8/3/2010)
Magic School Bus Back in Time with the Dinosaurs by THE YOUNG SCIENTISTS CLUB
Other products from THE YOUNG SCIENTISTS CLUB
On this latest Magic School Bus ride, Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists back in time with the dinosaurs through these marvelous experiments. Young Scientists create a timeline, design a diorama, build a wooden dinosaur replica, make cast and mold fossils, mold clay dinosaur teeth, simulate a dino dig, fold 3D dinosaurs, and much, much more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27131 (added 2/15/2010)
Kids can bring Ducky the Picnic Pal to life with this 8" x 8" hand puppet. The toy is also available in Monkey, Lamby, Cubby and Bunny versions.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29228 (added 6/29/2010)
Okiedog - Fropper by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
Other products from INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
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The ride-on is intended for toddlers over the age of 18 months. The ride-on features a unique spring system that links the two-level seat, a curved seat for security and caster wheels that make changing direction easy. The ride-on can fold into a fraction of its original size, making it convenient for parents to carry and store. Launch date: December 2007.
— “Fropper by International Playthings…we sold every one as soon as they came in and we have them on back order,” Kathy Byrd, owner of Fantasy Island Toys in Fairhope, Ala., told TDmonthly.
— “Fropper is new and doing well,” Josh Darby, manager of Toy Up in Little Rock, Ark., told TDmonthly in early 2008.
— Two of 45 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in early 2008 singled out the Fropper as their stores’ most popular ride-on. The Fropper continued to be a favorite into spring 2010, cited by two of 37 retailers during a TDmonthly survey on best-selling ride-ons, with sales of two to 10 per month.
Past videos: WTHRA 2009
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18090 (added 3/24/2008)
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