September 2014 | Vol. XIII - No. 9
Holiday Dream Toys for Retailers
Gift your customers with an unmatched toy selection this holiday season
The holidays are fast approaching, and it's time to start ordering the products that will end up being great gifts for your customers to leave under the tree.
The toys below have that extra holiday pizzazz that will leave kids breathless once the wrapping paper comes off. Best of all, we reached out to the manufacturers for more info on bringing these products into your stores - you can see the details from those who responded in the chart below.
Learn more about these exciting products, and some other dream toys, below. Which products are you most excited to have in your store this holiday season? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.
American Classic Carousel by AMERICAN CLASSIC TOY INC.
Other products from AMERICAN CLASSIC TOY INC.
Make a visit to your retail store an experience to be remember with this colorful ride-on carousel. Sturdy steel construction. 80" diameter. Aluminum corrugated non-slip platform. Motorized Base - clockwise rotation. Horses raise and lower as the base rotates. Horses are decorated in 4 fantasy colors. Non-breakable mirrors. Each horse includes a mounting bar, handlebar and footrest. Includes 4 western hats and vests. UV protection. Flashing lights. Rated to hold rider up to 100 lb.. Choice of four (4) great musical masterpieces: The Entry March of the Gladiators, The Stars and Stripes Forever, The William Tell Overture Finale, The Waltz of the Flowers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36580 (added 2/24/2014)
It has the largest platform of all and you guessed it, it "swrings" and/or swings - your choice. It rotates and spins when all four support ropes are attached to the overhead bearing, or, it swings to - fro when the ropes are separated and two are attached to the two outer overhead eyebolts.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36740 (added 4/29/2014)
Makeda™, The Queen of Sheba Doll/Book and CD Narration by ETHIDOLLS
Other products from ETHIDOLLS
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Sixteen-inch-tall Makeda, The Queen of Sheba is the first doll in EthiDolls' African Signature Educational Doll Collection. Her authentic costume is hand woven in Ethiopia, and her dress features a traditional border design of gold, lapis lazuli, ruby red and emerald green. Makeda's lustrous hair is braided in a long natural wave, and she is adorned with gold-plated jewelry and a classic neck tattoo. Queen Makeda's beautifully illustrated storybook and CD narration portray her rise to the throne and her legendary journey to visit King Solomon. “EthiDolls has introduced the first authentic collector-quality educational doll based on African women leaders from antiquity, and has imbued the product with the principles of fair trade,” Patti Gindoff, SVP of marketing for EthiDolls, told TDmonthly. Launch date: December 6, 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11586 (added 2/23/2007)
The BIGGEST Lincoln Logs® set ever created - over 330 parts, including real wood Lincoln Logs®, just like you remember! Includes a frontiersman figure, 2 horses and a buildable covered wagon that really moves. Packaged in a beautiful, silver-accented tube for durable storage
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36899 (added 8/28/2014)
Krainkn Jr Complete Skateboard "Blue Swirl" by KRAINKN SKATEBOARDS
Other products from KRAINKN SKATEBOARDS
Recommended for riders: 5 to 9. This is a fully assembled skateboard. 28" x 7" quality maple deck, 2 - Krainkn Black Wedges, 2 - Krainkn Blue Bungees, 2 - Padded Foam Handles, Strong Trucks, ABEC 5 Bearings, Clear Soft Polyurethane Wheels For A Smooth Ride. Bungees are designed to be a one size fits all. The maple skate deck is strong and durable.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36623 (added 3/5/2014)
SchoenhutŪ Elite Baby Grand Piano by SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
Other products from SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
SchoenhutŪ Piano Company has taken the concept of pianos for the very young a step further with this new three-octave Elite Baby Grand. With a keyboard almost half the size of an adult piano, this new model is designed with the three-to-nine-year-old in mind. "Not just a toy," it is a fine musical instrument and beautiful piece of furniture as well.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15343 (added 9/24/2007)
These soft and sturdy rockers are a fun and engaging to for any child. This rocker makes a variety of sounds and songs about letters, numbers and colors. Gentle and cuddly, crafted with a sturdy wooden core and standing on thick wood rockers, it's the perfect companion for your child. Charm Company rockers are built to last and are great to hand down from generation to generation.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36901 (added 8/28/2014)
Defend the LEGO® Ultra Agents Mission HQ from Terabyte mech attacks, featuring undercover mode, open HQ mode, detachable flyer and a buggy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36902 (added 8/28/2014)
20" Dk. Brown hair/Brown eyes. Dorothy, from Adora's 75th Anniversary THE WIZARD OF OZ toddler collection is definitely not in Kansas anymore. This gorgeous version of Dorothy Gale and her trusty companion, Toto are ready to follow the yellow brick road. Dorothy is costumed in her unmistakable gingham checked dress with a ruby red sparkling tulle underskirt over a soft cotton blouse, pantaloons, satin ribbon hair bows and her trademark glittering red ruby slippers and headband. She comes with a special commemorative 75th Anniversary antiqued pewter tone medallion necklace. Click your heels and say, "There's no place like home". For 75 years nothing has compared to the wonder and charm of the WIZARD OF OZ. With its beloved characters, unforgettable music and inspiring message of hope, friendship and home, the original film remains the gold standard for a timeless classic. Product Features: Beautiful hand set brown eyes, hand painted details and hand applied eyelashes Gorgeous brown hair set off beautifully with satin ribbon hair bows. Baby powder scented, high quality vinyl toddler doll for hours of playtime fun. 20" from head to toe with a weighted body to feel like real baby, complete with diaper. Special 75th Anniversary Edition.
— Bebe Feimster from Big Smile Toys in Paoli, Pa., told TDmonthly in a June 2015 survey that Wizard of Oz from Madame Alexander are their best-selling dolls.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36903 (added 8/28/2014)
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Writer'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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