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May 2011 | Vol. X - No. 5
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In the spotlight today? Take the high road with toys like the Speedster Race Car from WORX TOYS INC.




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MSRP: $30.00
Age Range: 6 to 14
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: china
SKU or Item #: 9111001
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys
Category: Educational
Cars
Remote Controlled



The Speedster Race Car lets children 6+ get a detailed look inside to see how it works.  The Speedster Race Car comes with an illustrated Howie Work’s adventure hardcover storybook that takes kids through how each of the major parts work in real life. Check out the working engine, transmission, steering and much more. The doors can be opened to get even closer to the action. Launch date: July 2011.

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MSRP: $69.99
Age Range: 12 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Kits



This easy-to-use kit allows anyone to create professional-quality screen prints on paper, fabric, vinyl, plastic, leather and more. High-quality inks stay fresh on the screen for effortless multiple applications. Well-suited for production runs, these durable inks hold up to washing and dry cleaning on natural and synthetic fabrics and are water-soluble for easy clean up.

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MSRP: $34.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: March 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Battery Operated
Clocks & Watches



TimeBuddy is designed as a fun, interactive toy that teaches children the concept of time and time management. It connects children’s activities to specific times during the day, helping them develop routines and the understanding that activities are done during certain intervals. Fully customizable, TimeBuddy helps parents tackle the challenging task of managing their children's daily activities against their own. "There are no other products on the market that teach the skill of time management. This unique approach at teaching children schedules and routines will help them become successful adults in a busy society driven by time," Amanda Vasil, Account Executive, AKHIA, told TDmonthly. Launch date: March 2010.
— As of 05/13/2011 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews on Amazon.com.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010

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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Outdoor Fun
Play Houses



This shelter features lots of mesh pockets for storage, waterproof tenting, and a window. This shelter is designed to get kids excited about the outdoors and exploration. The set comes with a mini-lantern to illuminate it on dark nights. Perfect for pretend play or backyard games.

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MSRP: $99.95
Age Range: 3 to 5
Launch Date: November 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Bicycles & Tricycles
Wheeled Toys
Sporting Goods & Accessories



The KaZAM provides an alternative way to learn to ride a pedaled bicycle based on the concept of balance first, pedal last. It is a training bicycle that assists children to balance, increase coordination and ultimately ride a traditional bicycle for the first time with confidence. "This customized toddler bicycle has the steering and balancing challenges of a traditional bicycle but it has no pedals, chain or training wheels. Unlike all the competitors on the market, there is no more awkwardness with where to put your feet when gliding and cruising on a run bike — the KaZAM is uniquely designed with a foot rest area thereby making the transition onto a pedaled bicycle quicker and seamless! Because of its unique patented footrest and design, KaZAM appeals instantly to children and their parents," John Lugo, partner at KaZAM, told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 15, 2008.
Awards: Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products - 2010
— "All colors are great,"Kate Tanner, owner of Kidstop Toys, told TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.
— Glisyn Lewis Jarrells, manager of Imaginations Toy & Furniture Colo. in Blacksburg, Va., told TDmonthly in a March 2013 survey that they sell around 10 Kazam balance bikes during the warm-weather months.
— In a July 2013 survey Diana Nelson, owner of Kazoo Toys in Denver, Colo., told TDmonthly that Kazam balance bikes are her store's overall best-selling toy.

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