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January 2012 | Vol. XI - No. 1
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MSRP: $6.00
Age Range: 5 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Creative Activities
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Educational



Three of eeBoo's favorite illustrators - Kevin Hawkes, Lizzy Rockwell, and Melissa Sweet - share their love of art in this new collection of "How to Draw" Art Books. They begin with the Rockwell's intro "Learn to Draw Simple Forms in the Home & Garden"; followed by Sweet's "Drawing Book" and its clever ways of teaching children about form, light, and perspective; and finishing off with Hawkes' "Learn to Draw Animals" with his funny approach to drawing animals without fear. "Kevin Hawkes, Lizzy Rockwell, and Melissa Sweet are well-known children's illustrators who bring their love of drawing and design to these easy-to-follow instruction books," Regina Gelin, sales & marketing rep at eeBoo, told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33325      (added 12/12/2011)
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MSRP: $27.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: SL11769
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature
Educational
Animal Figures



Featuring five squishy innards-including a tongue-this anatomically correct model of the king of dinosaurs will amaze and enlighten through a journey of building and fun.  The Squishy T. rex has detailed anatomy, inside and out, with removable squishy organs.  Kids learn all about the T. rex through the accompanying book, The Mighty T. rex by Dennis Schatz. Launch date: September 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33310      (added 12/9/2011)
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MSRP: $159.95
Age Range: 11 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature
Educational



CHEM C2000 is a complete introduction to the most important topics in chemistry, with over 250 unique experiments and a 96 page full-color experiment manual. A cartoon Professor Probenius guides kids through all of the experiments. Quality equipment, lab manual and chemicals provide the correct tools for serious learning. Ample chemicals for repeated experiments. Parental supervision required.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33240      (added 12/1/2011)
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MSRP: $11.95
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Educational



In addition to true, but gross, humorous, interesting and wacky stories and facts, Arizona Way Out West & Wacky and Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition make reading about Arizona’s history fun through word searches, crossword puzzles, coloring pages, recipes, crafts and many other amusing activities.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33224      (added 11/23/2011)
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MSRP: $64.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: No
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature
Educational



Kids can view more than 180 amazing, up-close images with the Talking Electron Microscope. They can view various zoomed versions of 60 images and hear 5 fun facts about each image in Learning Mode – then switch to Quiz Mode and test their knowledge. Images include the human body, viruses and bacteria, plants, animals, and other “stuff.”
Awards: National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33201      (added 11/18/2011)
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MSRP: $32.99
Age Range: 8 to 15
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature
Educational



Space Exploration Mobile is a ceiling-mount mobile for kids intrigued by outer space and the history of space exploration. This fully motorized Space Exploration Mobile features rotating, realistic models of eight historic spacecraft: Sputnik, Mercury, Soyuz, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and Mir Space Station. The colorful Earth globe lights up, and the mobile includes an infrared remote and educational booklet. Space exploration mobile requires four AA and two AAA batteries (not included).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33194      (added 11/17/2011)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 13 and up
Specialty: No
Made in: United States
SKU or Item #: 20111S
Gender: Boys
Category: Board Games
Family Games
Educational



Destina Inc. has released its first expansion to the Wise Money board game: the Spanish Card Set. The Spanish Card Set is a direct translation of all the card decks in the original WiseMoney board game, from Banking and Investing to Identity Protection including directions in Spanish. The Spanish Card Set is an extension of the board game that uses all of the same basic game elements (board, spinner, dice, etc.) of the original English version. "Our product addresses the financial literacy needs in the Hispanic community," Jan Noah, director of R&D at Destina, Inc., told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33107      (added 11/3/2011)
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MSRP: $34.99
Age Range: 6 to 15
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature
Educational



Kids can watch ants create 3-D tunnels in nutrient-rich, translucent gel with the brand new Ant Farm Revolution from Uncle Milton. Ant Farm Revolution is the next generation in ant farm technology, with integrated LED light and projecting lens. This new ant habitat not only provides a home for ants, but also illuminates from within and projects GIANT ant shadows onto the wall or ceiling. Ants need to be ordered online.
— As of 10/14/2011 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: "Feels more like art than a toy;" interesting to all ages.
— As of 10/14/2011 this product had 1 out of 5 stars from 1 review on ToysRUs.com. Cons: Reviewer said the ants got out of their container.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33044      (added 10/14/2011)
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MSRP: $19.00
Age Range: 7 to 16
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: United States
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Books
Award Winners



Kids in Business around the World is an interactive workbook that offers FUN content, ideas, and hands-on learning exercises to give kids, tweens and teens the tools to start and run their own business or fundraiser. Chapters include information on goal setting, money management, and social entrepreneurship, determination and more. "This interactive workbook teaches kids, tweens and teens the foundations of entrepreneurship," Stephanie Lutz Paulauskas, marketing director at Del Visionaries, LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2010.
Awards: 2011 Dr. Toy Best Classic Toys; 2011 Oppenheim Toy Award; 2011 NAPPA Gold Award
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32986      (added 10/5/2011)
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