November 2007 New Toys — Plush
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)
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][?]
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)
by KIDS PREFERRED INC.
The adorable bunny stands 13” tall and comes with a stroller clip, teether, crinkle, rattle and springy legs. 11/30/2007 (Price: $13.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Great Gonzo
The authentic, fully poseable Gonzo “photo” puppet features wire armatures instead of hand openings. He also comes with mouth expression capability and full articulation in his neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles and fingers. A custom display stand and numbered plaque are included. Production of this edition is limited to 2,500 pieces. Launch date: Spring 2008. 11/30/2007 (Price: $299.00)
In The Dark Glow Bear
by WHAT-IF PRODUCTIONS INC.
The In the Dark Glow Bear is designed to comfort children who are afraid of the dark. With glow-in-the-dark fur, the bear emits a warm and reassuring light in dark rooms, and also serves as a cuddly friend. Three sizes are available, Teddy-B, Teddy-Kin and Teddy-Graham, with suggested retail pricing of $29.95, $19.95 and $9 respectively. 11/28/2007 (Price: $29.95)
by CLOUD B
This plush planetarium projects a starry night sky onto bedroom walls and the ceiling, illuminating with red, blue and green lights.
— Kate Tanner, owner of Kidstop Toy & Book Store in Scottsdale, Ariz., was impressed with this product at Toy Fair 2008, noting, “the Twilight Turtle was extremely popular over the holidays.”
— “I love this collection,” Owner Michelle Smith of Piccolo Mondo Toys in Portland, Ore., told TDmonthly
of this good seller at the end of 2008.THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. SEE THE RE-LAUNCHED TWILIGHT LADYBUG HERE. ( Watch Video)
by CLOUD B
Featuring patchwork-style fabric and a hidden, heart-shaped vibration unit, this bear is designed to soothe and comfort young children, helping them sleep better. It functions with both a heartbeat vibration and continuous vibration, and can be hug-activated or set to go off after two minutes. 11/28/2007
Trendy Wendy - Brunette
by NORTH AMERICAN BEAR
Wendy features a soft, jersey knit body, bright clothing, a stretchy hairband, a belt buckle, tie-up boot laces and a removable button vest with a zipper pocket. 11/28/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by NORTH AMERICAN BEAR
This cozy, fleece wolf has quirky, two-dimensional charm and is ideal for enacting fairytales with the company’s Little Red Riding Hood doll. 11/28/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Travel Around the World
by AURORA WORLD INC.
Each Travel Around the World set includes a toy travel case with a world map, a sticker sheet with 13 removable stickers to decorate the toy case again and again, and an 8” plush friend with a fun-facts tag and a hangtag that one can personalize. The travel case measures 8.5” W x 6.5” H x 3” D. "There's real play value here — kids can sticker the case, or use other stickers and make it [their] own. Secondly, kids can put other Aurora animals and personal belongings inside,” said Sean Hellenbrand, Aurora's director of sales for the gift division. “The plush animal is a lifelong friend for your child." Launch date: January 2008. 11/27/2007 (Price: $15.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Amazing Pets: Skate 'N Tricks Puppy
by PLAYMATES TOYS INC.
Blade, the Dalmation, will skate towards his owner when his owner claps or calls his name. He responds when he gets positive reinforcement and encouraging rewards like belly rubs and head pats; ignore him for long and he will get sad and fall down. 11/21/2007 (Price: $69.99)
Go Diego Go! Rescue-a-Friend - Baby Jaguar
by FISHER-PRICE INC.
Children can rescue their own animals, just like Diego. Each poseable plush animal comes with its very own rescue certificate and interactive rescue badge. When the animal calls for help and the child saves the animal, the rescue badge will activate "thank you" phrases from the animal. To extend the play, kids can log on to the Diego website to create a rescue log, play rescue mission games and learn fun facts. 11/21/2007 (Price: $19.99)
Waverly, the Water Drop Idbid Kit
by IDBIDS LLC
A little dreamy, very sweet and loves a good laugh. He even makes fun of himself – often saying he may be all wet, but he is certainly no drip. Of course, as an Idbid, he also has a serious side. Waverly is particularly – and deeply – concerned about protecting the Earth’s water resources and keeping them clean.
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Oceans, seas, rivers and lakes
INTERESTING FACT: A fan of 60s music who is known to turn up the volume a little too high
Waverly is a huggable, soft, plush toy handcrafted in Egypt with 100% Egyptian cotton. No two are alike - just like children!.
Launch date: February 2008. ( Watch Video)
11/19/2007 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Lola, the Flower Idbid Kit
by IDBIDS LLC
She’s pretty, a fact it is best not to forget. Happily, she also believes that “pretty is as pretty does.” She has a lot of patience with the boys (which is particularly helpful when Waverly loses his focus). She is wise, sees both sides of an issue, is a natural mediator, and offers well-reasoned advice.
AREA OF EXPERTISE: Trees, plants and flowers
INTERESTING FACT: An art lover who draws, collects pictures of shells, and loves bright colors
Lola is a huggable, soft, plush toy handcrafted in Egypt with 100% organic Egyptian cotton. No two are alike - just like children!
— The kit, packaged in a window box that breaks down for use as a game, comes with one Idbid, a book, a field guide to fill out and a cinch-sack backpack. Launch date: February 2008. 11/19/2007 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Scout, the Cloud Idbid Kit
by IDBIDS LLC
Yes, he’s a little out there. But that’s a good thing. It gives him a “big picture” view of what’s happening on Earth. (The reason he claims to be group leader – much to the chagrin of the others.) He’s loyal, honest and a good listener. But fair warning, he can get a little cranky on the subject of air pollution.
AREA OF EXPERTISE: The air we breathe
INTERESTING FACT: A bird watcher of great renown (he runs into them all day, every day)
Scout is a huggable, soft, plush toy handcrafted in Egypt with 100% organic Egyptian cotton. No two are alike - just like children!
— “Idbids are made of organic cotton and all kit components are made from Earth-friendly materials – and they’re incredibly adorable!” Idbids LLC representative Tracey Smith told TDmonthly
. Launch date: February 2008. The product line received a 2008 Preferred Choice Award from Creative Child Magazine
. 11/19/2007 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Allergy Pals® - Boreman Bear
by ALLERGY PALS
Allergy Pals® are made for children (or anyone!) with allergies. Virtually non-allergenic, 18-inches-long, 75 percent cotton/25 percent polyester-stretch, terry-cloth fabric, premium non-allergenic quality polyester fill, 100 percent hand-made in the U.S. As of September 2008, TDmonthly has been unable to reach the executive of ALLERGY PALS LLC.
11/19/2007 (Price: $29.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Allergy Pals® - Callahan Dog
by ALLERGY PALSAllergy Pals®
are made for children (or anyone!) with allergies. Virtually non-allergenic, this product is made of 75-percent cotton and 25-percent polyester stretch terrycloth fabric. It is handmade in the USA. and measures 13" L x 8" H. As of September 2008, TDmonthly has been unable to reach the executive of ALLERGY PALS LLC.
11/19/2007 (Price: $24.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Elmo - T.M.X.™ Extra Special Edition™
by MATTEL INC.
Elmo is back and more ticklish then ever, and he’s laughing like he’s never laughed before. T.M.X.™ Extra Special Edition™ is so popular that Mattel is limiting orders to five per customer. 11/16/2007 (Price: $40.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Hugawugs - Squidget
by WUGABOO LLC
Squidget is one character in a collection of colorful, furry friends with embroidered smiling faces, plump round tummies, squiggly hair and outstretched arms just right for hugging. Each Hugawugs friend is made from super soft fabric with its own pattern of colors and shapes. The toys come with a colorful tag that describes the fun-loving personality of each character. Launch date: November 1, 2007. 11/14/2007 (Price: $7.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Webkinz - Hippo
To help meet the demand for Webkinz sweeping the continent, Ganz has come out with a new line of Lil'Kinz. Like their larger counterparts, Lil'Kinz characters come with their own codes that are revealed after purchase. Kids adopt the little guys as their own and take them into an online world of fun and KinzKash. Kids can now make Lil'Kinz Hippo their best buddy, play some games at the arcade and stop by the "W" shop to pick up a bowl of crunch "shoots n' roots."
— “We sold over 2,000,” Gwen Boden said of how Webkinz fared in 2007. Boden is the manager of Doodlehopper in Springfield, Va.
— “Webkinz: We sell daily, hourly,” Robin Ellerman, owner of Trains-n-Toys in North Canton, Ohio, told TDmonthly
— Over 21 percent of retailers told TDmonthly
that Webkinz was their all-around best-selling item of 2007. 11/12/2007 (Price: $12.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Puppy Grows and Knows Your Name
by FISHER-PRICE INC.
Puppy Grows & Knows Your Name is an electronic mechanized plush dog. Puppy is at his smallest size when the child brings him home and over one week puppy will grow to full size. The child can personalize puppy and as he grows he will learn to speak, learn his own name, the child’s name and more. Puppy is personalized using the software on the included CD-ROM. Areas of personalization are: child’s name, dog’s name, friend’s name, favourite place to go with puppy, two activities to do with puppy, child’s birthday. 11/12/2007 (Price: $50.00)
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][?]
Charlie the Chipmunk
by MASTER TOYS AND NOVELTIES, INC.
11 inch animated dancing and singing plush chipmunk. Press on his foot to activate the singing and dancing. Dressed in two assorted holiday attires. 11/9/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]