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The Imaginal Girl's Kit is the perfect kit for girl's who like to be creative, and dress up too! Pretty pastel colored parts can create Bunny's Happy Kitchen, a Cat's Ice Cream Shop, or a Crib and Stroller for a Kitten, Q-Phone, Floral Baskets and Purses, Tea Party Set, LaQ Wand or a Dress-up Doll. You can also make floral hair accessories, a Tiara, or even Bunny Ears, with the NEW LaQ Headband Part.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26846 (added 2/1/2010)
Dr. Toy Best Vacation Products Winner
The Imaginal Series expands the possibilities in exploring creative play with new LaQ parts. The Imaginal Zoo Kit is the largest of the Imaginal Series, and can create 12 models at once to complete a LaQ Zoo! Parts are also interchangeable to create a large colorful Chameleon or a Parrot Pair. The new LaQ Playmat and Hamacron Mini Parts are included!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26844 (added 1/29/2010)
Nanodots 216 Magnetic Constructors
From: NANO MAGNETICS LTD.
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Nanodots are sets of spherical magnets (dots) held together by magnetic force. You can use them as a stress ball, putty, or constructor to build fascinating creations. Inspired by the miniature craft of nanotechnology, Nanodots are designed to supply players of all skill levels with endless fun and creativity, wherever they go. The magnets are protected by a shiny resilient surface with anti-bacterial properties, offering the benefit of industrial, kid-proof strength in a lightweight form. "There is no predefined set of rules one has to follow. As the players advance their skill levels, they experiment with magnetic properties and discover a diversity of unique applications. Nanodots can be rearranged into an infinite number of formations and original compositions," Tim Szeto, Director of Sales & Marketing, Nano Magnetics Ltd., told TDmonthly. Available in Original ($29.99), Black/Silver ($34.99), and Gold ($39.99). Launch date: September 2009.
— Jeanette Lauture, owner of Aunt Jean 's Toys and Treats in Montclair, N.J., sells about three Nanodots per week, she said in autumn 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26676 (added 1/14/2010)
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This set of 200 precision-cut pine planks for building features red, yellow, orange, pink and natural color planks. Each plank measures 1" x 4.5" x 0.25", and the color comes from water-based stain that is naturally absorbed by the wood. Fifty- and 100-piece sets are also available. Launch date: February 2010.
Awards: The National Parenting Center's Spring 2010 Seal of Approval; 2010 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Platinum; 2010- Dr. Toy Best Green Products, NAPPA 2010 Honors Award recipient, NAPPA 2010 Best Bang for Buck Award winner.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26563 (added 1/5/2010)
The multicolored 200-piece "Cool Colors" set features four different block colors plus natural wood blocks. This set features redesigned packaging, revamped colors and a lower price.
Awards: 2010 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Platinum; 2010 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval; 2010 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Products, NAPPA 2010 Honors Award recipient, NAPPA 2010 Best Bang for Buck Award. Launch date: February 2010.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26562 (added 1/5/2010)
Designed for ages 6 months and up, this colorful set of 18 oversized building blocks is made in the USA from recycled plastic milk containers. The lightweight blocks are free of PVC, phthalates and BPA. Launch date: March 2010.
— "Green Toys looks like a choice for parents that lean green and want a toy product that advertises no BPAs, no Phthalates and no PVCs. Really, a perfect first toy!" Jennifer Shuman, owner of 1SmartNoodle, told TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.
— Jeremiah of Z Recommends appreciated that the blocks are “chunky but hollow, making them lightweight and giving them built-in handles all the way around for little hands.” Jeremiah found the moderate size of the set perfect “for those of us who already have plenty of toys, but no oversized-Lego-style locking blocks for toddlers.”
— Reviewers on Amazon gave the Green Toys Blocks an average of 4 stars out of 5, praising the blocks for their large size and eco-friendly yet tough construction. However, some reviewers had trouble keeping the blocks attached to each other.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26559 (added 1/5/2010)
Build It Big
From: INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
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This set contains more than 40 pieces, including sizeable tools, nuts and bolts, that little builders can use to construct creative figures and objects.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26543 (added 12/31/2009)
Children like to create and to construct. MOOV Education kit is entirely adapted for educational use for example on primary schools and childcare. MOOV is a unique full-size construction toy for children aged 5 to 12 years. Children can construct MOOV by themselves without use of any tools or help from a teacher, educator or pedagogue. This playing concept stands for learning by playing. With the special MOOV educational build and play activity set children are able to train and improve their technical, creative and physical skills. Above this they improve their social emotional skills. Activity Set includes A4 size ring binder, 10 activity sheets and overview, 4 dividers, and MOOV certificates (50 pcs).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26501 (added 12/23/2009)
Children like to create and to construct. MOOV Education kit, which contains more than 200 construction elements, is entirely adapted for educational use for example on primary schools and childcare. MOOV is a unique full-size construction toy for children aged 5 to 12 years. Children can construct MOOV by themselves without use of any tools or help from a teacher, educator or pedagogue. The wooden parts, rings, shafts and frames are multi-functional. The holes in the wooden parts are specially designed, so you can easily remove the rings from the shafts. Storage is simple with the durable roller box for the large pieces and the durable cotton bags for the smaller parts.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26500 (added 12/23/2009)
Color and Forms Blocks
From: LEARNING MATERIALS WORKSHOP
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A classic, open ended building toy has a new twist via vibrantly colored, wood cylinders, cubes, and triangular prism blocks and little wood trays. Builders of all ages can create an infinite number of abstract and representational structures and play with the connections between color and form. The design was inspired by a survey conducted at the Bauhaus by the artist and teacher, Wassily Kandinsky, on the relationship between basic forms and primary colors. Designed by Karen Hewitt for the Museum of Modern Art [MoMA] Design Stores in conjunction with the Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity exhibition. Set includes 9 hardwood blocks in 3 primary colors, 9 small hardwood trays, 1 hardwood tray/container, and descriptive booklet. Winner of the Best Picks 2009 Dr. Toy Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26492 (added 12/22/2009)
This 72-piece expansion set allows kids to build even more with Superstructs. It includes 16 gears in four sizes, plus rods, connectors and instructions for making cranks and putting it all together. It comes in a 12.75" x 3" x 9.75" box.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26351 (added 12/10/2009)
Dinoworks is a fascinating, educational and fun-filled kit that will show you what it is like to be a paleontologist in the field. It goes from casting the bones of the Tyrannosaurus to the complete construction of it. An illustrated educational booklet is included with the kit along with glue and magnets to display one's creation.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26302 (added 12/9/2009)
Each Pit-Stop racer includes a plastic chassis, racing decals, paint, paint brush, wheels and axles. Pit-Stop racers are designed to run on 1:64 Hot Wheels tracks. 6 different Pit-Stop Racers to choose from.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26301 (added 12/9/2009)
Each Marble Racer includes a plastic chassis, racing decals, 1 inch marble, wheels and axles. Marble Racers are designed to run on 1:64 Hot Wheels tracks. 4 different Marble Racers to choose from.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26300 (added 12/9/2009)
This 32-piece set of transparent tiles in various shapes makes for a colorful building project. It comes with 14 small squares, two large squares, four isosceles triangles, four right triangles and eight equilateral triangles.
— Four of 44 retailers told TDmonthly in late fall 2009 that Magna-Tiles is one of their best-selling products. Isaac Judd, CEO of Magic Beans in Brookline, Mass., estimated his store sold about 100 Magna-Tiles sets in November 2009.
― “[An] item I do very well with is from Valtech, their Magna-Tiles,” said Deran Muckjian, owner of Catch a Falling Star in Lexington, Mass., of best-selling construction toys in April 2010.
― Three of 43 retailers surveyed in spring 2010 told TDmonthly Magna-Tiles are a best-selling construction item in their stores.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26258 (added 12/3/2009)
Lady Lost: The Story of the Honeymoon Cottage in Jerome, AZ
From: FIVE STAR PUBLICATIONS INC.
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When Marge Graziano met the "Lost Lady" of the Honeymoon Cottage, her life's course took an unexpected twist of fate. Committed to saving a piece of Jerome's remarkable history, Marge enlisted the help of her family and newfound friends to restore the home to its original grandeur. Little did she realize what treasures she'd find as she dug through the past to save a fading Arizona landmark. Her courage undaunted, Marge pressed forward through astounding odds to bring the "Lady" renewed hopes and dreams for the future. Today, the Honeymoon Cottage shines forth in unabashed splendor, the elegant "Jewel of Jerome." Launch date: June 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26195 (added 11/25/2009)
This set includes 216 powerful rare earth magnets that can be molded, shaped and snapped together in an endless variety of configurations. Each Buckyball has two poles — one repels, one attracts. Not intended for children. Watch video
— ''Pun's has sold about four dozen in the last month alone,'' Joe Berardoni, Sr., owner of Pun's Toy Shop in Bryn Mawr, Pa., shared with TDmonthly in the fall of 2010.
—Jeanette Lauture, owner of Aunt Jean's Toys & Treats in Montclair, N.J., sold nine of 24 units in two days after opening a box for display, she told TDmonthly. Two of 39 retailers named Buckyballs as a best-selling travel toy in March 2010.
— Dean Smith, Co-owner of JaZams in Princeton, N.J., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2011 survey that he sells "probably 50" sets of Buckyballs each month.
— May 27, 2010 RECALL of 175,000 sets (prior to March 2010) with 13+ labeling violating a federal standard that powerful magnets not be sold to children under 14.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26179 (added 11/25/2009)
Hutz Building Panels™ - Army Hutz
From: INVENTIVE IDEAS INC.
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These 5.5" x 3.3" camouflage panels have patent-pending, collapsible magnetized hinges so that structures can be knocked down and built again and again. Deluxe and Super Size sets are included, with miniature soldiers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26071 (added 11/13/2009)
This replica of the short, lightweight Delta-7B starfighter has four has four partially hidden laser canons. Parts snap together, and it does not require painting or gluing. Skill level for this project is 1.
— Mud Puddle Toys in Marblehead, Mass., sells about 20 to 25 Revell kits of cars, airplanes and Star Wars items each month. “We’ve carried them for a few years now. People know we carry it,” he told TDmonthly in October 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26024 (added 11/9/2009)
Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Zoo
From: HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
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25 piece wooden set of animal blocks made in Germany!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26009 (added 11/5/2009)
Darth Vader pilots this vehicle that first appeared in Episode IV: A New Hope. The original LEGO model debuted a decade ago, and this mold incorporates a new style, coloration and firing action. Includes Darth Vader and 250 other pieces.
— Two of 44 specialty retailers named LEGO when asked about overall best sellers leading up to Christmas 2009.
— Star Wars Legos are top sellers at the Toy Shop of Concord in Concord, Mass., Owner David Hesel told TDmonthly in late 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25816 (added 10/29/2009)
This City set includes a 7" x 3" bus and bus stop, five minifigures, a two-story pizzeria and a bike/skate shop.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25801 (added 10/28/2009)
Amazing Wave of Light Animatronic ™ Dolphin
From: CAN YOU IMAGINE
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The Amazing Wave of Light Animatronic Dolphin is a work of art that combines lights, sound and movement. The visual experience is hypnotic, creating a relaxing tranquil environment for any room in your home or office. You can choose from three modes: 1) Watch it move in a well-lit room with the Sound & Movement Mode; 2) Bring it into the bedroom shut the light off and watch the Movement, Sound and Light Mode take over - completely relaxing you; 3) Simply use it in the Movement Only Mode (with no sound or light) and be mesmerized by the slow graceful movement of the Dolphin. The Amazing Wave of Light Animatronic™ Dolphin has a built-in Sleep Timer Mode; with the push of a button it can be set to turn off in a 30 minutes to one hour. Cons: One user reported that the dolphin's nose got stuck and wouldn't go back down.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25788 (added 10/28/2009)
The Amazing Magnetic FridgiGears Deluxe Light Show Puzzle Gear Edition lets kids make creations light up & glow in the dark. Each gear is a puzzle that a child puts together to create a moving work of art. A rotating magnetic black light is included. The motorized picture frame gear powers all 20 gears with an easy "tap on/tap off" function. Included are over 103 black-light responsive magnetic fridgi puzzle pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25786 (added 10/28/2009)
Using the pieces included in this kit, plus recycled water bottles provided by the user, kids can build a working sailboat that not only floats, but realistically uses the wind to sail. The design can be modified into several different kinds of boats. Plus, Uberstix are designed to be compatible with many other popular construction systems, allowing for virtually endless possibilities. This kit comes with with a three- to four-hour lab lesson planning sheet that teaches the basics of sailing and the function of keel and rudder.
― “Uberstix. We love that,” said Terri Bracken, owner of Earth Explorer Toys in Zionsville, Ind., when asked about her top-selling item for tween boys in October 2009.
― “Uberstix is up and coming,” said Tom Levin, owner of Tom's Toys in Great Barrington, Mass., about his best sellers for tween-aged boys.
― Two out of 39 retailers said Uberstix are a best selling item for tween boys in fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25756 (added 10/27/2009)
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