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October 2013 | Vol. XII - No. 10
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October Holiday Preview


There's still time to stock up for the holidays! These specialty toys from a variety of categories - from plush to construction and more - could be the perfect fit for your store. Take a closer look at the unique toys below, then decide which deserve a spot in your store this holiday season.



MSRP: $24.95
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
SKU or Item #: 70272
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Award Winners
Preschool



Who says children and wild life can’t play together? Mobi introduces AnimaLamps™, the cool-running LED light that’s great for desktop, late night changing table and feeding, reading in bed, games, and playtime. Portable and solidly built, AnimaLamps ™ can go anywhere. Adjustable brightness, one-touch operation and built-in rechargeable battery makes it the perfect light for children. Caution: we’ve heard reports of parents stealing AnimaLamps ™ from  the nursery.
Awards:  Mom's Choice Gold, NAPPA Gold and National Parenting Center Seal of Approval awards.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36341      (added 9/30/2013)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Fashion & Accessories
Christmas



This petite and sweet little purse, carries a removable mouse for holiday fun! The sak is made of mint candy print, candy buttons, a candy cane striped handle, and fluffy snow white faux fur. The adorable mouse peeks through the fluff!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36312      (added 8/29/2013)
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MSRP: $45.00
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys
Category: Cars
Vehicles - Small Toy
Wooden Toys



The Automoblox S9 police cruiser with its extended center block accommodates a bold, dimensional, police graphic. A modified roof holds the aerodynamically designed light bar, which because of the polycarbonate plastic, appears as if it’s illuminated. A new flat black front push bar protects the painted front block, and genuine dog dish style wheels create an authoritative presence.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36328      (added 9/26/2013)
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Age Range: 14 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Board Games
Adult Games



In this hilarious game, you read a topic card and then write down your response. It can be anything that comes to mind, there's no right or wrong answer! Then all the responses are read aloud and you have to figure out who said what! You won't believe the THINGS... the people you know will come up with! For 4 or More Players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36342      (added 10/3/2013)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
SKU or Item #: 95056
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature
Educational
Kits



Make static electricity from your own Van de Graaff Generator! Static electricity generated by turning the rubber belt will accumulate on the aluminum-wrapped plastic sphere. You can perform experiments such as standing pompom strands and lighting the included neon bulb!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36314      (added 9/20/2013)
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MSRP: $69.99
Age Range: 7 to 12
Specialty: No
Gender: Girls
Category: Construction
Tween
Kits



Set sail for fancy fun in the Dolphin Cruiser, a 2-story yacht with a waterslide that splits in half for playing inside with 3 mini-dolls. 612 pieces.
— Dalene Lockhart, owner of Toy Town in Casper, Wyo., told TDmonthly in a May 2014 survey that LEGO Superheroes and LEGO Friends were the best-selling construction toys in her store.
— In a November 2014 survey, two retailers told TDmonthly that LEGO was a best-selling line of toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36322      (added 9/26/2013)
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MSRP: $99.99
Age Range: 7 to 12
Specialty: No
Gender: Boys
Category: Construction
Tween
Kits



Build and defend the King’s Castle with 7 minifigures, battering ram, tons of functions and the brave White Knight with fully armored horse. 996 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36323      (added 9/26/2013)
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4"-4.5" assorted dinosaurs includes all the most popular species including T-Rex, Brontosaurus, Triceratops, etc.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27220      (added 2/18/2010)
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MSRP: $30.00
Age Range: 5 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
General Toys
Kits



53 pieces include: 1 non-magnetic steel sphere, 8 triangular magnetic components,18 square magnetic components, 4 triangular covers, 8 medium square covers, 1 mask, 10 ball joints, 1 hand/head, and 2 crests. Aki is a Proteon. Geomag KOR Proteon are five characters with differing rocky, swampy and volcanic native environments. These characters are differentiated by the color of their covers and masks. There are three developmental stages that give life to different characters: from Aki, in the more simple stage, to Taurex, intermediate stage and Blatta, Vulkrum and Swomp who have evolved to the more advanced stage.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36330      (added 9/26/2013)
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MSRP: $84.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Electronics
Science & Nature
Educational



Keyboard with optical theremin. Echo effects. Voice changer; Record voice or music and play it back at different speeds. Sound energy demonstration. Color changing light. Connect to your smart phone and analyze sounds with apps.

Where to buy:
SOUTH
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36324      (added 9/26/2013)
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MSRP: $22.99
Age Range: 2 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Pretend Play
Preschool
General Toys



This doctor's bag comes complete with everything kids need to make sure their patient is on the road to recovery and to make their trip to the doctor a good experience. Kit includes electronic stethoscope, blood pressure gauge with arm cuff, reflex hammer, thermometer, squeaking syringe, auriscope, laryngoscope, pretend bandage, and doctor bag. Batteries are included. Surface clean.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36337      (added 9/26/2013)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Girls
Category: Pretend Play
General Toys
Preschool



Includes 10" x 10" x 2" colored sandbox, 20" x 20" no mess play mat, ultra fine sand, prince and princess, horse drawn carriage, magic castle, hope chest, jewels and treasure, swan, glass slipper, wish bucket, grooming rake, digging shovel.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36336      (added 9/26/2013)
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MSRP: $24.95
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Construction
Preschool
Pretend Play



This deluxe set is loaded with lots of great tools to keep little builders busy. Each tool is made of rugged hi-impact plastic; set includes a working LED light with hook for hanging, multi-tool, saw, nuts and bolts, pliers and wrenches.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36334      (added 9/26/2013)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Play Sets
Preschool
Cars



Create your own GoGo City with this Fire station play set. Includes building, detachable ramps, water cannon and a soft, safe and squeezable fire engine with a powerful pull-back friction motor. 18 months and up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36333      (added 9/26/2013)
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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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