TDmonthly Magazine!
June 2011 | Vol. X - No. 6
Sponsored by:
http://toyfestwest.com/



Article Tools:

ASTRA Preview: Fun For Under $20

Low price points, High play potential


These toys under $20 offer high-quality play options for the price-conscious. See toys from the companies below at this year's ASTRA Marketplace & Academy in Anaheim, Calif., June 19-22.



MSRP: $15.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Wooden Toys
Animal Figures



Topozoo Dragon, new for 2011, features a shimmering black finish and red felt wings.  Felt 'flames' complete this fire-breathing animal. Compatible with all other Topozoo playsets.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31927      (added 3/15/2011)
.
AD


MSRP: $9.97
Gender: Girls
Category: Collectibles
Novelties
Tween



Kachooz are an all new collectible line of unique and furry pencil toppers that come with different hair textures and colors. Launching with 36 new characters consisting of 20 different kinds of creatures, Kachooz!™ live in six little groups –  tiny tribe clusters they call Moops. The Moops are Nervous, 2Faced, Highlights, Mohawk, and Punk. Come in packs of two or four.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31888      (added 3/8/2011)
.
AD


MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Interactive
Tween
General Toys



These Aqua Pets are updated versions of eight fan favorites from the original line. They feature redesigned aqua pods, offering new games and increased interactivity. Each Aquapet has its own look, sounds and songs. The creatures come alive when kids, or other Aquapets, interact with them. A microchip, microphone and speaker housed in the toy's base enable Aquapets to register and respond to sound. Each character replies with movement and melody. The more kids play with their Aquapets, the more songs they will perform and the livelier they'll become. Aqua Pets can also play three new interactive games: - Memory Moov (a memory-building sequence game) - Aqua Speed (a fast-paced reflex challenge) - Bubble Boogie (a fun and silly way to make your mini marionette dance) Place two or more Aquapets together for an AquaParty and the buoyant buddies will dance, chirp and converse with each other. Each energetic character has a sleep function, because even the most interactive friends need to rest.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32110      (added 4/13/2011)
.
AD


MSRP: $4.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Collectibles
Novelties



There are 10 Gomu erasers for each of Spin Master's 10 themes. These little erasers come in singles and in packs. The erasers vary in rarity, and you can track how many Gomu points you have on their website (the more rare the Gomu, the higher the point value).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31744      (added 2/22/2011)
.
AD


Wholesale Price: (Log in to view)
Minimum Order: (Log in to view)
Minimum Reorder: (Log in to view)
Dropship Available?: (Log in to view)
Ships From: (Log in to view)
Terms: (Log in to view)
MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Target Age Range: 6 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: United States
SKU or Item #: 605444872000
Launch Date: December 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Cars
Die-Cast
Hobby Goods



Four new licensed Light Up Marble Racers now available in new packaging, unique body styles and vibrant colors. Mustang, Camaro, Corvette Stingray, and Ford GT body styles are cast in translucent blue, red, orange, and yellow plastic. "No other 1/64 scale car lights up in multiple colors utilizing a motion sensored LED light," Peter Koehl, vice president of Skullduggery, told TDmonthly. Available in 12 pack assortments, 12 pack PDQs, and 36 & 40 piece power wings. Launch date: May 2011.
Awards: 2010 Creative Child Top Toy of the Year, 2010 Oppenheim Top Toy, 2010 Top Toy Under $10
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31809      (added 3/4/2011)
.
AD


MSRP: $6.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 5109D
Launch Date: February 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Die-Cast
Collectibles
Cars



5109D Kinsmart - Turbo Scooter. This Turbo Scooter is a 4.75"L x 2.75"W x 3"H die-cast metal with plastic parts and pullback motor action. This Turbo Scooter is manufactured by Kinsfun/ Kinsmart. 12 pcs per display box in assorted colors.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32058      (added 3/30/2011)
.
AD


Wholesale Price: (Log in to view)
Minimum Order: (Log in to view)
Minimum Reorder: (Log in to view)
Dropship Available?: (Log in to view)
Ships From: (Log in to view)
Terms: (Log in to view)
MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Target Age Range: 6 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 00460
Launch Date: June 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
Family Games
School Supplies



Tell Tale is a portable story telling game. Players pick from the 60 included cards, then spin a story based on what has been picked. Packaged in a sturdy round tin, the game is good for travel. There are nearly an infinite amount of unique card combinations to pick, and four variations to spice up the game. "Tell Tale offers a new option to traditional storybooks. Your little one can choose a few cards for you to improvise and tell your own short bedtime story," Nicole Britton from Blue Orange Games told TDmonthly. Launch date: June 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31978      (added 3/22/2011)
.
AD


MSRP: $12.95
Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: January 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Travel
Novelties



Fruitominoes, is a domino game for players aged 5 and up featuring fruit connections rather than dots. "With Fruitominoes, we put our fruity new spin on a classic!" said Rena Nathanson, CEO of Bananagrams. The game comes in a portable pouch so that it can be played at home or on the go.
 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31478      (added 1/12/2011)
.
AD


Wholesale Price: (Log in to view)
Minimum Order: (Log in to view)
Minimum Reorder: (Log in to view)
Dropship Available?: (Log in to view)
Ships From: (Log in to view)
Terms: (Log in to view)
MSRP: $11.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 10501
Gender: Boys
Category: Outdoor Fun
Action Games
Sporting Goods & Accessories



The Mashoonga! Cadet is a foam saber for young children. It is made of premium materials that will provide months of fun and vigorous play.  It is constructed to be safe and has a play pattern that promotes eye hand coordination, strategic skills and builds stamina.  It teaches children good sportsmanship by following rules of play and how to safely play a contact sport. It is an all season toy that can also be used in and around water play. "The Mashoonga! Cadet is a premium product made to last.  We replace it if it brakes under normal use," Jim Bogner, president of Revel King, told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32072      (added 4/4/2011)
.
AD


Wholesale Price: (Log in to view)
Minimum Order: (Log in to view)
Minimum Reorder: (Log in to view)
Dropship Available?: (Log in to view)
Ships From: (Log in to view)
Terms: (Log in to view)
MSRP: $5.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: BP06407
Launch Date: February 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Novelties
General Toys
Licensed Products



Among the sand and glitter in the I Spy Wonder Tubes are I Spy pictures. Find the floating pictures in the tube to answer the I Spy riddle/rhymes. There are three different sets of riddles and five different colors to collect. "The I Spy Wonder Tubes are unique because they feature the I Spy images AND I Spy riddles," Carol Comes, senior product manager at Briarpatch Inc., told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31570      (added 1/25/2011)
.
AD


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).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31768      (added 2/24/2011)
.
AD


MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Collectibles
Action Figures
Educational



This Toob® contains highly detailed, hand-painted landmarks from cities around the world. An educational insert gives fun facts about the landmarks. Includes Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Pyramids of Giza, and more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31778      (added 3/2/2011)
.
AD


Catalog Request Form


Justina HuddlestonWriter's Bio: Justina Huddleston graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College with a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing in 2009. After graduating she was the on-site director of the Boston Children's Museum gift store for a year, selling educational, developmental, and creative activity toys that tied in with the museum's exhibits. Justina also interned at children's book publisher Candlewick Press before moving from Boston to Los Angeles, where she is now Editorial Director of TDmonthly Magazine. Read more articles by this author

Popular Stories

Request Information


THIS BANNER IS AN AD:






Back to TDmonthly's front page

Advertisement:

Advertise on TDmonthly


Recent Products

Mighty Makers - Home Designer Building Set
By K'NEX BRANDS
» More Information

Spin Again
By FAT BRAIN TOY CO.
» More Information

» More Information


Related Articles
·November Staff Picks
(11/1/2015)
·Toys to Talk About: General toys
(11/1/2015)
·Notable and New Toys by Category — All
(11/1/2015)
·The Best in the West: ToyFest West, March 10-13, 2013
(11/1/2012)
·2013 ASTRA Videos - Page 3
(7/1/2013)
·2014 Toy Fest West Booths to Visit
(3/1/2014)


Also See
·Notable and New Toys by Category — Specialty Only
(11/1/2015)
·Should You Decorate Your Retail Store For The Holidays? If So, How?
(11/1/2015)
·Toys in the News: 11-11-2015
(11/1/2015)
·2015 Holiday Gift Guide
(10/1/2015)
·Toys in the News: 10-29-2015
(10/1/2015)
·Is ToysRUs getting ready for an IPO?
(10/1/2015)
















Advertisement:



Magazine Home     Contact TDmonthly   Advertise Here 
Editorial Calendar   Events & Trade Shows   Media Kit   Request Product Information   PlayZak®

Look up Manufacturers at ToyDirectory.com®

Disclaimer  Privacy Policy  Career Opportunities  Feedback
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use.
Copyright © 2015 TDmonthly®, a division of TOYDIRECTORY.com®, Inc.