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You can rest easy when your store is full of quality products like the Twilight Ladybug from CLOUD B




MSRP: $29.95
Launch Date: November 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Infant & Toddler
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The redesigned Twilight Ladybug features a vibrantly colored shell and soft, matching fur on its body.  The constellations are on a 45 minute timer. Each Twilight Turtle and Friends character from the collection projects constellation nightlights that create a magical sleep-time environment. Each “shell” illuminates the night with three soothing color options to help ease fear of the dark. The Twilight Collection includes Twilight Turtle and Twilight Ladybug, each available in three colors and a Twilight Sea Turtle that also has five illuminated windows projecting images of sea life.
―As of 1.06.2011 this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 833 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 25 on the top 100 bestselling toys and games. Pros: Soft plush; shuts of automatically to reserve battery power. Cons: Light burnt out and was not replaceable.
― In a June 2010 survey, nine of 40 retailers told TDmonthly that Cloud B Twilight critters are top-selling baby toys, with five citing Twilight Ladybug and six citing Twilight Turtle. Twilight Ladybug is the “go-to (product) for infant gifts” at School Crossing Inc. in Williamsburg, Va., according to Owner Sherry Phipps.

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MSRP: $59.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Target Age Range: 3 to 5
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 440-1648
Launch Date: September 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Robotics
General Toys



Ready, Set, Nano! Kids can race their HEXBUG Nano bugs by constructing their very own customizable Raceway Habitat Set. HEXBUG Nanos test their speed and take off out of the starting gates at a lightning pace in attempt to out-scurry their competition to the finish line, zooming through dangerous divides and tricky turns.

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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Made in: China
Launch Date: October 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Dice
Family Games
General Games



The 9 Square Shooters dice are printed with a full deck of 52 cards plus 2 jokers – you can use them to play almost any card game!  The patent-pending dice are designed so you can roll hands for rummy, poker, twenty-one and many more games. Includes Dice, Playing cards, Game cards, Scorekeeping chips, Dice cup and Instructions.

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MSRP: $29.95
Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Eco-Friendly



Build your own robot from the pre-cut parts and decorate it how you imagine your pefect robot to be. The robot comes with a back-pack, little leg pockets and moving arms.

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MSRP: $79.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Construction
Electronic Games



Kids can use over 400 colorful pieces to create their own thrill ride with the Techno Gears Marble Mania Accelerator. The marble launcher will propel marbles through the giant marble loop and into a series of twisting and turning roller coaster tracks. The set includes multiple channels, 3-D connectors and structures, a power lifter, flashing lights and much more - everything necessary to build and “accelerate” hundreds of marble run designs. Requires five AA batteries and 2 button cell batteries. Colors may vary.

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