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February 2013 | Vol. XII - No. 2
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Race to TMI Toymarketing to see NEW Racing Rody!

See new Rody horses at Toy Fair Booth 927 & 1028, Toy Fest West Booth 500-513 & 600-613


Rody horses, a bouncy ride-on toy from TMI Toymarketing Intl, Inc., have been a favorite in specialty toy stores for years. We spoke with the company to learn more about their products, and what they have in store for 2013. You can see their line in person at NY Toy Fair Booth# 927 & 1028, and they will also be showing at ToyFest West Booth# 500 - 513 & 600 – 613.

"We have been in business since 1984, and we work with Ledraplastic spa, Italy (Gymnic Line), importing and distributing its superior line of Rody Horses, Hop Balls, Fitness, Therapy and Wellness products for balance and coordination development for children and adults.

Their products are made of heavy duty, latex-free, and phthalate free vinyl. We also carry top quality wooden sports products by Lucio Londero, Italy."

The Gymnic Line’s Rody Horse, Racin’ Rody Horse, Gyffy the Giraffe and Raffy the Rabbit are a favorite with children to learn balancing and coordination while hoping on their Rody. Used for therapy with special needs children due to its softness and ride-on qualities. Inflates according to size and weight of child (inflation by adult). Base is available for transforming to a Rocking Rody. For children ages 3 years and up, with adult supervision.

The Gymnic Line’s NEW Rody Jr. is a favorite with children for imaginative and creative play, and is also a good friend for Horse and it is for children 6 years and up with adult supervision. Inflates according to size and weight of child (inflation by adult). Available in 2 colors.

The Gymnic Line’s Hop Balls are the very best quality in hopping balls! Made of super strong, yet soft latex-free vinyl, for long lasting use and durability. Great exercise product for indoors and smooth safe outdoor surfaces. Promotes children’s body coordination, balance, lymph circulation and provides a fun workout while hopping on the ball. Inflates according to size and weight of child (inflation by adult).

At Toy Fair and Toy Fest West, we will be showing:

• NEW Racin’ Rody’s – Blue, Red and Silver
• NEW Gold Rody
• NEW Raffy Rabbit – Lime and Pink your 18” doll. Made of heavy duty, latexfree vinyl, and is phthalate free. Is surface washable with soap and water. Rody Jr. is available in 3 colors (Light Yellow, Light Pink and Light Blue)! For ages 3 years and up, with adult supervision.

The Gymnic Line also has a Rody Max which is the same as the popular Rody.




MSRP: $43.95
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Riding
Inflatable Toys
Preschool



Gymnic Line’s Rody Horse, a favorite with children to learn balancing and coordination while hopping on their Rody. (Base is available for transforming to a Rocking Rody Horse). Used in Therapy for special needs children due to its softness and ride-on qualities. Made of super strong, latex-free vinyl, inflates according to size and weight of child with a hand or foot pump. Maximum inflated height to “saddle” is 12 inches. Recommended for 3 years and up, with adult supervision.
— Six of 37 specialty retailers named Rody as a best-selling ride-on in March 2010. Amazing Toys in Great Falls, Mont., sells about four Rodys per month, Owner Dave Campbell told TDmonthly.
— 2 of 15 specialty toy store owners said Rody was their top ride-on in 1Q 2011
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MSRP: $43.95
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 8002PK
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Riding
Preschool
Inflatable Toys



Made in Italy of high-quality latex-free vinyl, Rody is a classic riding toy that lets kids exercise while having fun. It's for children ages 3 and up, with adult supervision.
— “This is one of the best toys for a 2-year-old,” reported Valerie Elsea, owner of Jillie Beans Toys & More in Westminster, Colo., in spring 2010. She reported that Rodys were on the store’s best seller list, and had been since the store opened in November 2006.
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MSRP: $49.00
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 8006
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Inflatable Toys
Developmental Toys
Special Needs



Made in Italy, the Gymnic Line's Gyffy the Giraffe is a favorite with children for learning balance and coordination while hopping. Made of heavy-duty, yet soft, latex-free vinyl, it inflates according to the size and weight of the child. Launch date: February 2009.
— As of 7/21/2011 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews on Amazon.com.
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MSRP: $125.00
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Balls
Inflatable Toys



Made in Italy, Gymnic’s Rody Max is a favorite with children and adults. It is the same as our popular Rody Horse, but for kids and adults (ages 5 years and up). It is used to learn balancing and coordination while hopping on their Rody. Used in Therapy for special needs children due to its softness and ride-on qualities. Made of heavy duty, latex-free vinyl. Inflates according to size and weight of child. Is surface washable with soap and water. Rody Max is available in Orange, Red and Blue.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19781      (added 7/11/2008)
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MSRP: $26.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Inflatable Toys



This Hop Ball is the very best quality in hopping balls! Made from the super strong, yet soft latex-free vinyl material for long lasting use and durability. Great exercise product for indoors and smooth safe outoor surfaces. Promotes children's body coordination, balance, and lymph circulation. Special patented handgrip safety handle. Maximum sustainable weight up to 600 lbs based on the size of the ball.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15523      (added 9/28/2007)
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MSRP: $43.95
Age Range: 2 to 4
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Inflatable Toys



Ideal for learning balance and coordination, the Rody Horse allows children to hop around and can even be attached to a base that transforms it into a Rocking Rody Horse. The soft ride-on is often used in therapy for handicapped children, and is made of super-strong, latex-free vinyl. It inflates according to the size and weight of a child with a hand or foot pump. The maximum inflated height to “saddle” is 12".
— “Rodys have always sold well for us. Over and over, people tell us they were the hit of the party,” Elaine Hackney, owner of Boing! JP’s Toy Shop in Jamaica Plain, Mass., told TDmonthly in summer 2007.
— Nobody can resist a bounce or two on this high-quality rubber toy from Italy. Rody comes in assorted colors and has been a steady seller in specialty stores for more than a decade. The combination of high quality, great play value and universal appeal earned this toy a TDmonthly Classic Toy 2007 award.
— “We sell a ton of Rodys by TMI. This is one of the best sellers in the store,” Peg Scholtes, owner of Capitol Kids Ltd. in Madison, Wis., told TDmonthly in March 2008.

Where to Buy: Really Great Toys

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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

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