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November 2007 New Toys — Musical Toys



Glockentoddler by SOUNDS LIKE FUN
Glockentoddler by SOUNDS LIKE FUN

This eight-note diatonic glockenspiel comes with a toddler-safe mallet and is perfectly tuned. 11/28/2007 (Price: $21.99)

Igglepiggle Interactive Dancing Plush by HASBRO INC.
Igglepiggle Interactive Dancing Plush by HASBRO INC.

The creators of ‘In the Night Garden’ on the CBeebies channel have turned to the toy-makers Hasbro to come up with all the merchandise. The pick of the bunch is looking like it will be the interactive all singing and dancing Igglepiggle toy, though Igglepiggle’s red soft fleece blanket with a miniature Igglepiggle tucked inside [at MSRP: $71.17] is also tipped to be a sellout. 11/12/2007 (Price: $30.19) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper by BABY EINSTEIN
Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper by BABY EINSTEIN

An activity center and jumper all in one, the innovative Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper will captivate your little one! Three developmental play stations offer tactile activities and stimulation for the development of fine motor skills. Classical melodies and colorful lights provide additional entertainment! 11/9/2007 (Price: $79.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Doodlebops Superstar Microphone by iTOYS INC.
Doodlebops Superstar Microphone by iTOYS INC.

This three-mode microphone plays real Doodlebops tunes and has a record-and-playback feature. Launch date: September 2007. 10/31/2007 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Butterfly Pullstring Musical Toy by KIDS PREFERRED INC.
Butterfly Pullstring Musical Toy by KIDS PREFERRED INC.

Based on the book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle, the sunshine face will help babies drift to sleep. The sun’s rays project softly flashing lights, and the butterfly, when pulled, plays a soft lullaby. 10/26/2007 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Piano Wizard by ALLEGRO RAINBOW
Piano Wizard by ALLEGRO RAINBOW

This video game allows the player to learn to play piano and read music, all with an expandable library of popular MIDI tunes. Players can download their favorite songs, thus making the music library fully customizable. 10/19/2007 (Price: $149.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

i-List Music Party™ Game by HASBRO INC.
i-List Music Party™ Game by HASBRO INC.

This fast-find song game sets one play list against another as two to four players scramble to display knowledge about their own music collections. The console can also be used to play favorite tunes, and is compatible with all current iPods with display screens. Launch date: September 2007. 10/17/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Big Kids 36" Player Series Acoustic Guitar (White with Stickers) by FIRST ACT
Big Kids 36" Player Series Acoustic Guitar (White with Stickers) by FIRST ACT

This classic guitar has a spruce top, rosewood bridge and steel-reinforced hardwood neck. Stickers are included so that the parlor size instrument can be decorated to suit any artist’s style. Its rich sound and easy playing are a good fit for any experience level. 10/11/2007 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Made For Me MP3 Music Player by PLAYSKOOL
Made For Me MP3 Music Player by PLAYSKOOL

This MP3 player allows parents to soothe their child anytime with customizable tunes to fit each baby’s developmental and personality needs. The player comes outfitted as either a bunny, dog or bear. It lets parents create personalized playlists from a pre-recorded library, CDs, Internet or even their own recordings. The MP3 unit can by removed and used in other Made For Me toys. 10/11/2007 (Price: $69.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Rock Beat Rhythm Sticks™ by WOODSTOCK CHIMES
Rock Beat Rhythm Sticks™ by WOODSTOCK CHIMES

Just turn the electronic rhythm sticks on and immediately start drumming. Different buttons change the sound from a snare drum to a tom tom to a crash cymbal. A rock melody can also be activated to accompany the drumming. The ends of the 13-1/2” sticks even light up with each beat. "Research shows that we're all musical, we just need the proper tools and a little friendly nudging," Shari Abbott of Professional Marketing told TDmonthly. "A wonderful assortment of nearly 100 different musical instruments from around the world, the award-winning Woodstock Music Collection makes playing music accessible to all." 10/11/2007 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Roll-Up Drum Kit by DREAM CHEEKY
Roll-Up Drum Kit by DREAM CHEEKY

The drum kit can be easily rolled up stored. It features an innovative interface that allows all programming and sound to be activated from a computer, and it allows users to email their beats to a friend. The sets can be personalized or chosen from pre-selected sets. No batteries are required; simply connect the USB drum kit to a computer. Launch date: March 2007. 10/2/2007 (Price: $34.99)

3798 Day Care Durable Piano by SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
3798 Day Care Durable Piano by SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY

Schoenhut's® sturdy 37-key piano was designed with the Day Care industry in mind, but is perfect for the home too. Built of solid maple and one-half inch birch plywood, it is crafted entirely by hand and built to endure active play. With a keyboard almost half the size of that on an adult piano, the three-octave span allows plenty of room for playing with both hands. (Watch the 3798 Day Care Durable Piano Video Watch Video) 9/24/2007 (Price: $289.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Schoenhut® Elite Baby Grand Piano by SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
Schoenhut® Elite Baby Grand Piano by SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY

Schoenhut® 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. 9/24/2007 (Price: $235.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Happy Baby Bag by ROCK CANDY MUSIC & GIFT INC.

Each Happy Baby Bag contains a cuddly, plush hand puppet for entertaining baby, a full-length CD with gentle, instrumental tunes to make young ones feel happy and secure, and an adorable star-shaped squeezable rattle. “By combining both a high-quality hand puppet with a calming CD of lovely music, the Happy Baby Bag is unique in terms of the interactive possibilities it offers for the whole family,” Claudia Marx of Rock Candy Music & Gift told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2007. (Watch the Happy Baby Bag Video Watch Video) 9/21/2007 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Crocodile Xylophone by MEE-SUB ENTERPRISE

Little kids will have an extra attachment to music when they use this cuddly crocodile to bang out a tune. The mallet rests in his throat until little ones are ready to play. The croc is plush and the xylophone is made of wood. Launch Date: 2007. (Watch the Crocodile Xylophone Video Watch Video) 9/19/2007

High School Musical Dance Mat by ZIZZLE
High School Musical Dance Mat by ZIZZLE

Using the High School Musical Dance Mat, kids can dance along to “Bop to the Top,” “Get’cha Head in the Game,” “Breaking Free” and “We’re All in This Together” from the hit movie “High School Musical.” Different areas of the mat will light up to indicate to kids where to move. All routines are pre-programmed and vary from beginner level to star level to superstar level. Launch date: July 15, 2007. 9/18/2007 (Price: $29.99)

Baby Jamz Cell Phone by PLANET TOYS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Baby Jamz Cell Phone by PLANET TOYS INTERNATIONAL INC.

The cell phone has many buttons but is designed for easy and fun musical stimulation. Toddlers need only to press one of two large buttons to hear “Old MacDonald,” “Buckle My Shoe” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Launch date: July 2007. 9/12/2007 (Price: $8.88)

Baby Jamz Boom Box Shape Sorter by PLANET TOYS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Baby Jamz Boom Box Shape Sorter by PLANET TOYS INTERNATIONAL INC.

Suitable for ages 18 months and up, this musical toy engages children to complete three different hip-hop nursery rhymes by placing square, triangle and circle LED light up blocks in the right order. The microphone has three buttons that a child can press to emit cool add-in sounds to each song. “Boomer” the boom box has a friendly, fun animated appearance. Nursery rhymes played within are “Hip-Hop Buckle My Shoe,” “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” and “Wheels On the Bus.” Launch date: July 2007. 9/12/2007 (Price: $14.76)

Baby Jamz Dance Mat by PLANET TOYS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Baby Jamz Dance Mat by PLANET TOYS INTERNATIONAL INC.

Suitable for ages 6 months and up, this dance mat inspires kids to dance to 36 seconds of nursery rhymes in a hip-hop tempo. The songs are “Bingo,” “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and “Hush Little Baby.” The mat provides seven different spots for the toddlers to step, dance and create their own unique rendition. It provides hours of endless fun and physical activity. Launch date: July 2007. 9/12/2007 (Price: $19.84)

Baby Jamz Mix Master Chair by PLANET TOYS INTERNATIONAL INC.
Baby Jamz Mix Master Chair by PLANET TOYS INTERNATIONAL INC.

Every child can be a DJ with his or her own Mix Master Chair. Four numbered light-up buttons deliver cool add-in sounds to the child’s choice of nursery rhyme. When a child sits in the chair and on a yellow note in the seat, all buttons come to life. Kids can create several renditions of each nursery rhyme by pressing three different buttons that light up and provide hours of fun. “Many children love music and dancing to hip-hop, so we have creatively combined great toys with the hip-hop versions of popular nursery rhymes,” said Mathew Knowles, president and CEO of Music World Entertainment, in an August 7, 2007 press release. Launch date: July 2007. 9/12/2007 (Price: $24.77)

Hannah Montana Rock Star Electronic Dance Mat by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
Hannah Montana Rock Star Electronic Dance Mat by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.

Young rock stars can follow along with the light-up patterns and numbers on the
dance mat to learn dance moves to three of Hannah Montana’s hit songs. “With the Hannah Montana dance mat, kids can learn all her signature moves," said Genna Rosenberg, SVP, Corporate Communications for JAKKS Pacific. Launch date: August 2007. 9/12/2007 (Price: $19.99)

Hannah Montana Guitars by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
Hannah Montana Guitars by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.

Kids can pretend to be rock stars with the Hannah Montana Rockin’ Electric Guitar or the Rock Star Acoustic Guitar (ages 5 and up). Both guitar styles feature Hannah’s top hits and include volume and echo controls. Each guitar comes with a real working headset microphone to add to the concert experience, plus a blond wig. “With the Hannah Montana electric guitar and signature blond wig, girls can jam out and pretend they are the iconic superstar,” Genna Rosenberg, SVP, Corporate Communications for JAKKS Pacific, told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2007. 9/12/2007 (Price: $19.99)

Hannah Montana Pop Star Stage by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
Hannah Montana Pop Star Stage by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.

Kids can rock out and rock on with the Hannah Montana Pop Star Stage. It includes a realistic light show and plays two of Hannah’s original songs, so kids can’t get any closer then this to having a Hannah Montana concert in their own home. The Pop Star Stage can also be connected to most music players, so kids can listen to all their favorite tunes through the stage sound system. “Her backstage playset includes an incredible light show and sounds of fans chanting for Hannah Montana as she enters the stage singing her famous songs,” said Genna Rosenberg, SVP, Corporate Communications for JAKKS Pacific. Launch date: August, 2007. 9/12/2007 (Price: $59.99)

Bontempi Trumpet by INTEGRATED GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
Bontempi Trumpet by INTEGRATED GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC.

With a shiny silver finish, this trumpet is world famous and perfect for the budding musician. Bontempi’s boxed horns are color coded and with Bontempi’s 7 Note 7 Color Musical method, can be played right out of the box. The trumpet has four keys.
— Diana Nelson, owner of Kazoo & Company in Denver described the Bontempi trumpet as “the best toy trumpet around for a great play and price value” when naming it as one of her best sellers in January 2009. 9/10/2007 (Price: $15.00)

Bontempi Saxophone, Trumpet and Clarinet Trio 16" by INTEGRATED GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
Bontempi Saxophone, Trumpet and Clarinet Trio 16" by INTEGRATED GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC.

This boxed, musical trio includes trumpet, saxophone and clarinet with color-coded keys and a shiny silver sheen. Bontempi’s boxed horns are color coded and with Bontempi’s 7 Note 7 Color Musical method, can be played right out of the box.
— This shiny trio of instruments is a best seller at Kazoo & Company in Denver, Owner Diana Nelson told TDmonthly in early 2009.
— Jeanne McCullough, owner of Children's Store Inc. in Boise, Idaho, said in January 2010 that her Bontempi instruments “sell like crazy.”
— “[They are] great little instruments that sound nice,” said Nerice Kendter, owner of Busy Bee Toys in Doylestown, Pa., when asked by TDmonthly about best sellers in the music department. (Watch the Bontempi Saxophone, Trumpet and Clarinet Trio 16" Video Watch Video) 9/10/2007 (Price: $45.00)

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