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In the spotlight today? Customers will have a ball with Football Guys from KASKEY KIDS INC






Their flagship product features sports-themed figures that are intended for imaginative play rather than collecting. Every box includes 26 two-inch plastic Football Players (enough to play two opposing teams), one referee, a field made from washable felt, and goal posts. The enclosed booklet describes the rules of the game and basic formations. This product won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award in 2003.

— Jamie Burdette, owner of LB Toys in Media, Pa., reported sales of 30 Football Guys sets per week in late November 2009.

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MSRP: $22.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction



This 15-piece set contains a mixture of favorite Wedgits pieces, as well as new angled and straight Wedgits Building Stix. The distinctive pieces allow for even more building possibilities, and the set integrates fully with other Wedgits sets so children can take the complex geometry, balance and stability of this building system to new heights.
— “Wedgits are doing very well. We sell them weekly,” Cathy Albrow, owner of Creative Learning Toys, told TDmonthly in spring 2009 of the construction toy best sellers in her store in Grand Rapids, Mich. 
— Diana Nelson, owner of Kazoo & Company in Denver, Colo., named Wedgits as a best seller in an April 2009 survey about construction toys, remarking, “We sell a few sets a day.”

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Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Animal Figures
Collectibles



The Papo toy line features well-crafted figurines and animals. Papo toys come in a wide variety of colors, all hand-painted and modeled on a 1:20 scale. The T-Rex is part of their Dinosaur/Prehistoric line. Launch date: 2010.

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A winning design from High Intencity's Design-A-Charm contest, the Peace Love and Happiness charm was designed by Emily R. from Pleasantville, NY and rendered in vibrant detail in an enamel charm measuring approximately one inch.10 % of the proceeds from the sale of this charm will go to the World Wildlife Fund on behalf of its designer.
— “Charm It! works really well in this area,” said Blanche Snipes, owner of Tree Top Toys in Redmond, Wash., when asked about her top-selling items for tweens.
— Two of 44 retailers listed Charm It! as a best-selling item for tweens during a September 2010 survey.
— Katie Rook, manager of Be Beep A Toy Shop in Columbia, S.C., told TDmonthly in an October 2011 survey that High Intencity charm bracelets are their best selling tween item.
— Dean Smith, owner of JaZams in Princeton, N.J., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2012 survey that they sell between 40 and 50 Charm It! charms each month.

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Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities



This handmade drop spindle lets kids take raw fleece that's been washed, dyed, and carded and then make their own yarn, to be used in various crafts.

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