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Dial up the fun in your store with Phone Frenzy from BUFFALO GAMES INC.




MSRP: $22.00
Age Range: 14 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Interactive
General Games



Phone Frenzy is a board game that uses everyone’s mobile phone as the primary game component for calling, texting, and sending photos.  Every turn, players are given a challenge or activity that can only be completed with the help of one or more of their phone contacts.  A challenge might be a race to receive a correct response to “Finish this lyric by Journey:  ‘Just a small town girl’…”  Players pick who they think are the right contacts from their phone and send them a text message with the question.  The first player to receive the correct text message wins the round. Launch date: Summer 2011.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31732      (added 2/22/2011)
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MSRP: $11.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Storage
Action Games



Imagine Darth Vader speeding through the trench of the Death Star after the Rebel fighters, guiding his TIE Fighter in and out of obstacles, Rebel fire, and into space.  Unzip the LEGO Star Wars ZipBin TIE Fighter and you find yourself in that very trench. Dodge other starfighters to land safely in the loading bay before fighting your way to the control room.  Use the ZipBin TIE Fighter as a space-port garage or storage bin for all the pieces. LEGO Blocks not included.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31585      (added 1/25/2011)
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MSRP: $11.99
Age Range: 12 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Gender: Girls
Category: Kits



The Mehndi Glitter Kit allows users to create unique body art designs with three colors of glitter. The cosmetic grade adhesive and glitter are long-lasting but easily removable. Each kit includes three jars of glitter (silver, lavender and turquoise), adhesive in a fine applicator bottle, a special applicator tip, five self-adhesive stencils, cotton swabs, instructions and design ideas.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28742      (added 6/2/2010)
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MSRP: $3.99
Gender: Girls
Category: Stickers
Collectibles
Tween



Each starter pack comes with one collectors book and a pack of numbered stickers to place inside. There are over 1,200 stickers to find to complete the collection, and plenty of places to showcase the child's own designs as well. Each blind pack of stickers that comes with the book includes a water sticker, plus a combination of epoxy, foil, puffy and glitter stickers. Additional refill packs available (Note: It will take approximately 9 sticker packs to fill each StickerZine).

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31768      (added 2/24/2011)
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MSRP: $22.00
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)
SKU or Item #: 689076180184
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Eco-Friendly
Kits



There's no limit to what you can make with this beautiful collection of materials! With simple tips and lots of examples for inspiration, cut, glue and sew ornaments, bookmarks, jewelry, cards, mobiles, gift tags, collages & more! Two bonus projects in every kit! Turn the box into a mailbox, birdhouse or special treasure box. The inner tray is perfect for framing your art. Ages 8 and up
— "I love these craft kits because the materials used are so incredible. Kids get to play with 100-percent wool felt, glass and wood beads, and beautiful handmade paper. It’s an added bonus that the company has skipped excessive packaging and uses 100-percent post-consumer waste recycled paper, reusable bags and vegetable-based inks," said Autumn Orndorff, gift buyer for Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Ariz., after discovering Artterro kits at ASTRA Marketplace 2009.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24262      (added 6/29/2009)
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