November 2007 New Toys — All
Boogaloo Change 'n Go Diaper Bag
by BOOGALOO TOYS
Diaper bags for those on the go
If you’ve ever changed your baby’s diaper at a changing station in a public rest room you will certainly understand concerns about hygiene. That is just one area where the Boogaloo Change ‘n Go system really shines with its (removable) built in change mat that insulates the baby from whatever was there before.
The Change N’ Go System is designed to enable the bags to open quickly and easily to form a handy ‘on the go’ changing station with everything at hand. There is plenty of storage space for baby’s bottles, other essentials as well as mom’s stuff – enough for a long day trip or even an overnight at Grandma’s. Even dad will enjoy these functional fashion backpack diaper bags.
Also see the “Day Tripper
,” Toddler Bags
in various fabrics and colors online at www.boogaloo-toys.com
Made for busy Moms and Dads these Boogaloo diaper bags can only be described as beautifully practical, a travel solution for babies and parents on the go. 11/30/2007
by BOOGALOO TOYS
Snuggles, cuddles, giggles and laughs
Plush toys should be all of the above, and they can be. These Boogaloo Buds
plush toys are just that and more. They each do something different and they are really fun and are designed to encourage interaction between child and parent.
The cute cow character teaches basic face features in a cartoon-like cow voice. The sheep teaches names of body parts while “Andy Anteater’ is just plain funny making sucking noises. To complement the collection there is “Chelsea Chick,” a unique child operated cuddly nightlight. Batteries are adult accessible and are hidden within an internal Velcro sealed pouch. Built into strategic parts of the Boogaloo Buds are special interactive electronic sensors. This is really a collection because each does different things, but each is sold separately. See them online at www.boogaloo-toys.com
Red Carpet Runway
by TIME TO PLAY CORPORATION LIMITED
This 4’ dressing room has graphics on the inside and back door entrance. The front entrance has curtains that open and close, plus a censor. When a child steps through the doorway onto the red carpet, the runway lights up and music begins to play. The crowd begins to applaud as the child continues down the runway. Shock-corded PVC poles make for easy setup and storage, and the polyester cover may be cleaned with a damp cloth. “Our play structures give children the opportunity to open up their imagination with the use of electronics and inside play,” a representative of Time to Play told TDmonthly
. ( Watch Video)
11/30/2007 (Price: $49.99)
Spanish for Beginners: Los Animales (Animals)
In this program, children explore the world of animals and sounds, and get treated to a few surprises along the way. Children will giggle with glee at this motley group of animals, including a timid elephant who gets chased out of town by a mouse, a witty dog who can mimic the sounds of his farm friends, and a mischievous donkey who stirs up a hullabaloo in the barnyard. These playful puppets will have kids up on their feet dancing and singing along to beloved Spanish-language folksongs. The DVD introduces children to the names and sounds of animals in Spanish. It received a 2007 NAPPA Honors Award. Launch date: October 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Spanish for Beginners: Vamos a Jugar (Let's Play)
In this award-winning program, children explore the world of the body and play. Accompanied by young friends and puppet pals, children will learn the parts of the body, clothing, numbers, and more. Kids won't be able to resist dancing and singing along to this Spanish DVD's toe-tapping, hand-clapping, maraca-slapping songs. This product received an iParenting Media HOT Award. “The products use Spanish immersion combining live action, animation, skits, song and fun for an ideal and unique language learning experience,” a representative of Whistlefritz told TDmonthly
. Launch date: July 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Great Word Race
by TALICOR / ARISTOPLAY
Children of all ages will have fun challenging their spelling skills while playing The Great Word Race. Two to four players race their pawn from start to finish by moving it the number of letters in the word they build. Each player throws six dice with the letters of the alphabet, adding any Letter for Life cards he or she has collected. If one collects Letter for Life cards, he can double his spaces, or Pick a Card and follow its instructions. This game “makes learning and using words fun and exciting in a new way by building words in a fast-paced race setting,” Amber Davis of Aristoplay told TDmonthly
. Launch date: November 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $25.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Realistic 3D Plastic Puzzles
Incredipuzzles are three-dimensional plastic puzzles that resemble the object they are designed to represent. The puzzles are made of durable plastic so they can be handled without falling apart and can be assembled many times. Launch date: November 2004. 11/30/2007 (Price: $12.95)
P.T.'s Big Surprise
by POSSIBILITY THINKER INC.
Written by Marlene Balbach and illustrated by Laura Glusha, this story tells how P.T. makes a new friend by looking past the outside and getting to know the person for what's on the inside. He extends friendship to someone who’s a little different than everyone else, and enjoys a fun-filled day at the zoo. Launch date: December 2007.
— While struggling with multiple sclerosis, Marlene Balbach founded Possibility Thinker to encourage others to express their feelings and see their purpose. The company produces P.T. dolls and a book that demonstrate acceptance and show the good in being unique. “P.T.’s message is ‘Just be you; no one can be you better than you,’” she told TDmonthly
. 11/30/2007 (Price: $15.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Signature Models - Studebaker Hawk Hard Top (1957, 1:32, Gold) 32399G
by TOY WONDERS INC.
This 1:32 scale, die-cast collectible model car is a golden tone, includes a hood and doors that open, and measures 6.5" L x 2" W x 1.5" H. It sets on a display plaque, has a white top, and comes individually packed in a window box measuring 8" L x 4.25" W x 3.75" H. It’s available in a case pack of 12 pieces, and sold in lots of two pieces. Launch date: November 23, 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $13.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Mattel Hot Wheels Ferrari F355 GTS Convertible with Removable Top
by TOY WONDERS INC.
This yellow, 1:18-scale, die-cast collectible model car measures 9" L x 3.75" W x 2" H and has doors and a trunk that open. It comes on a display plaque and is individually packed in a window box measuring 13.25" L x 6.75" W x 5" H. A case pack of four pieces is available. Launch date: November 23, 2007.
— “Our number-one selling item [of 2007] was Hot Wheels,” Phil Wrzensinki, owner and manager of Toy House and Baby Too in Jackson, Miss., told TDmonthly
— Darrel McKinster, owner of Darrel Toys and Collectibles in Denver ,Colo., named Hot Wheels by Mattel as his best-seller. “I’m a small store, but sold about 20,000.”
— Ten percent of retailers named small play vehicles as their best-selling item of 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $38.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Highway 61 – 1969 Turquoise Dodge Dart Swinger
by TOY WONDERS INC.
This 1:18 scale collectible model of the 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger measures 10.75" L x 4" W x 3" H and has a hood, trunk and doors that open. It also features a fully detailed engine, steerable front wheels, working suspension and soft interior and rubber tires. It has a black top and comes in a window box measuring 13.75" L x 6.5" W x 5.75" H. It’s available in a case pack of 6 pieces. Launch date: November 23, 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by IDEAON LLC
This double-walled wastebasket accepts three standard, letter-size sheets in the slots between its walls. The sheets wrap around its exterior, decorating it with drawings, printouts, photos, magazine covers and more. To display artwork, one simply pulls up the top ring, removes any existing sheets, and inserts three 8.5" x 11" sheets into the slots. Four colors are available. “Every child needs a wastebasket, and the DrawBasket is by far the most appealing one,” Guy Zilberman of Ideaon LLC told TDmonthly
. Launch date: August 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $24.99)
Jellybeanies – Orange Owl Ollie
by TOMORROW INC.
This scented plush friend has embroidered facial features and comes with a secret Jellycode that allows kids to unlock the character at the Jellybeanies website, play games, JellyChat with other Jellybeanies members, and find secret messages in Chroma, the Jellybeanies’ magical world. This particular character has a smart and curious personality, and comes with a story card that tells more about him. There are eight Jellybeanies characters in the first series. The scent lasts up to 20 months. Launch date: August 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $13.99)
Jellybeanies – Vanilla Armadillo Hilda
by TOMORROW INC.
This scented plush friend has embroidered facial features and comes with a secret Jellycode that allows kids to unlock the character at the Jellybeanies website, play games, JellyChat with other Jellybeanies members, and find secret messages in Chroma, the Jellybeanies’ magical world. This particular character has a protective and impatient personality, and comes with a story card that tells more about her. There are 8 different Jellybeanies characters in the First Series. The scent lasts up to 20 months. Launch date: August 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $13.99)
Collectible Pirate Bookends
by SCRUNCALLI DUNCHIE
Rocco’s Pirate Bookends are the first in a series of high-end, pirate-themed statutes with a purpose. Not just something cool to look at, these pirates add fun and elegance to home décor. Great for any decorative theme, from the office or study to a child’s room, these bookends are truly for audiences of all ages. “These are highly detailed and ultra realistic, telling a whimsical story and sparking the imaginations of children big or small,” President Krissie Tartamella of Scruncalli Dunchie told TDmonthly
. “Not only are they functioning items, but the sculptures themselves can easily stand on their own.” The pair has a suggested retail price of $175. Launch date: March 2008. 11/30/2007 (Price: $90)
Elushkas Inc. - Sticky Tongue Bookmark
by I.A. DESIGN STUDIO
The bookmark sticks to pages using a glue similar to 3M Post-it notes. It is fun as an amusement toy and functional as a bookmark. The MSRP is between $0.99 and $1.95. 11/30/2007 (Price: $1.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Blue Pool Bear
The versatile product can easily be converted into a baby activity center, baby changing station, nursing pillow or backrest. The 50cm inner pool is padded to keep little ones safe and comfortable, while the front side of the pool detaches to serve as a backrest or pillow. The pool is front-load machine washable and dryable. Launch date: August 2007. ( Watch Video)
11/30/2007 (Price: $130.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Children and parents can make an extraordinary mold of a little leaguer’s throwing grip and cast it permanently in Perfect Cast. This Little League licensed gift comes with a molding compound, Perfect Cast, a molding and casting bucket, base mold, detailed instructions and a genuine baseball. This product is made in the United States. ( Watch Video)
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Using this kit, kids can create colorful sidewalk chalk in six iconic shapes: moon, heart, four-leaf clover, star, circle and triangle. Mix the chalk powder with water, add one or more colors as desired, pour into the shape molds and then draw away. Launch date: Spring 2008. 11/30/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bead Factory – Hearts
The Bead Factory Kits come with high quality molds, paint, necklace and bracelet ties and enough Perfect Cast to create 50 beads. The kit allows kids to create their own personalized beads from scratch. Launch date: Spring 2008. 11/30/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Charm It! – Necklace
by HIGH INTENCITY CORP.
High Intencity Corp. and Chorion Silver Lining team up to introduce its collection of classic Mr. Men Little Miss characters from the 1970s children’s book series. The crystal-framed necklace is glamorous with a retro appeal. Matching crystal-framed bracelets are also available. Launch date: October 2007. 11/30/2007
Charm It! – Charm Bracelet
by HIGH INTENCITY CORP.
High Intencity Corp. and Chorion Silver Lining team up to introduce its collection of classic Mr. Men Little Miss characters from the 1970s children’s book series. The bracelet features adorable characters such as Little Miss Sunshine, Little Miss Giggles and Little Miss Trouble. Launch date: October 2007. 11/30/2007
NuAngel Nursing Cover
The lactation consultant-designed cover allows for breast-feeding and breast-pumping privacy. The patented, award-winning nursing cover features private viewing slits, centered storage pockets, an adjustable neck and a design that fully covers of mom’s shoulders and arms. The 100 percent cotton cover is made in the U.S. and is available in a variety of colors. 11/30/2007 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by ELLA & FRIENDS
The cuddly and soft doll is dressed in a removable and washable gingham dress with a matching bow and slippers. Most of the doll’s features are embroidered, ensuring that there are no plastic parts that can fall off and harm a child. The dolls range in size from 8-1/2” to 18” in height. 11/30/2007 (Price: $24.00)
Barney & Friends™: Celebrating Around the World
by HIT ENTERTAINMENT
For his 20th year anniversary celebration, Barney and his friends take a magical train ride on Barney’s Imagination Unlimited and explore the different types of celebrations around the world. This product received a 2008 Parents' Choice Approved award, a Dove Family Approved Seal, a Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award and The Toy Man Product Guide Award of Excellence and Seal of Approval. Launch date: January 29, 2008. 11/30/2007 (Price: $14.98)