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Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys
Category: Travel
Action Figures
Play Sets



This ZipBin® Dinosaur Explorer Day Tote Playset has an has an earthy tone to it with beautiful artwork and prehistoric creatures all over. With softs sides and a handle on top, the tote is convenient to carry anywhere. It is ideal for exploring like an archeologist and for storing favorite collection of dinosaurs. It also holds lunches or school supplies and is great for field trips or camp. When unzipped it becomes a Playmat or placemat that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Weighs less than one pound. Includes 2 dinosaurs.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33994      (added 3/26/2012)
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MSRP: $9.95
Age Range: 3 to 7
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: Mexico
SKU or Item #: CB-3001
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Educational
Travel



Children will have fun illustrating the fascinating people, animals and musical instruments of Africa with this oversized, high-quality coloring book. It includes a map of Africa and full-color glossary to help children learn as they color. Launch date: October 2010.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32707      (added 8/12/2011)
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MSRP: $5.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill
Travel



The Greatest Newspaper Dot-to-Dot Puzzles volume 8 is a new 5.5" by 5.5" pocket-sized collection of weekly dot-to-dots that have been published in various USA and international newspapers. Includes difficult dot-to-dot puzzles with no clues as to the final form. The images slowly emerge as the puzzler connects the dots. In addition to traditional connect-the-dots, it includes unique innovations such as connecting odd/even numbers and multiple line variations. 40 pages long with 36 puzzles.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31483      (added 1/12/2011)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Launch Date: January 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Travel



ZIP-IT! includes 24 ivory-like letter cubes packaged in a cloth pouch with unique self-scoring zippers, so everything you need is in the bag.  No pencil, paper or board needed.  Each player takes 12 cubes and races to form their own crossword grid using any side of the cubes.  The first player to use all their own cubes calls "ZIP!" and scores a point by moving their own zip up the pouch. The first person to score 10 points shouts "ZIPIT!!!" and wins the game.  One hand can be played in as little as than 20 seconds.The game was designed to be easily portable.  Also includes complimentary WEORDS Dictionary, a list of weird words that can help win word games.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31477      (added 1/12/2011)
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MSRP: $4.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Novelties
Travel



This classic toy is easily portable and appeals to "kids" of every age. Just use the magnetic wand to move the metal filings around Fuzzy's face to give him (or her) unusual hairstyles.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29413      (added 7/9/2010)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Travel



Featuring two wheels and a different SQUIGGLE on each page, one wheel features amphibians and insects, the other wheel features animals. Person spins both wheels, and combines the two results together to create a unique creature with the SQUIGGLE on the page.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27960      (added 4/12/2010)
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Age Range: 10 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Travel



An activity pad for multiple players. Player starts out spinning the wheel on the pad to land on a random category. Player then draws an item based on that category while other players ask 20 questions related to that category to guess what was drawn.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27959      (added 4/12/2010)
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MSRP: $12.50
Age Range: 10 and up
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Adult Games
Travel



Turn ABCs into a hilarious and challenging game. Players pick a category card from the deck and think fast to find the words to match — alphabetically. A, B, C might be easy, but the challenge is to see if one can get to X, Y, Z. There are multiple ways to play: individually, head to head, or competing in teams. Players can play in English, French, Spanish or German. Launch date: February 14, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27055      (added 2/11/2010)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 00400
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill
Travel
Eco-Friendly



Crazy Cheese is both a puzzle and a brain-teaser, all in the same slice of cheese. With two levels of difficulty, the Crazy Cheese puzzle is designed to provide hours of entertainment for the whole family. "Beware, as simple as it appears, completing this puzzle without the solution key is a phenomenal feat of perseverance and brain power!" Bert Devort, Sales Department, Blue Orange Games, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 14, 2010.
― Two of 40 retailers told TDmonthly in June 2010 that Crazy Cheese is one of their top-selling puzzles.
— Jeanette Lauture of Aunt Jean's Toys and Treats in Montclair, N.J. Sells about two to four Blue Orange games per month, she said in the fall of 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26955      (added 2/4/2010)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: 00390
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Dice
Family Games
Travel



Players use their three dice hidden in their see-through cup and three community dice to make their combinations. The winner will be the one who can combine enough luck and strategy to walk off with all the chips! "Peek Poker is a fast-paced, fun and relaxed dice version of its cousin, Texas Hold’em Poker. Think you have got a good hand? Challenge your opponents ... And beware of bluffers, they’ll fill you with doubt!" Bert Devort, Sales Department, Blue Orange Games, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 14, 2010.
— "We always love new things from Blue Orange Games," shared John MacDougall, owner of Golden Apple Learning Store in Pleasanton, Calif., at Toy Fair 2010. "Peek Poker Holdem will be another hit for us!"
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26954      (added 2/4/2010)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 00390
Launch Date: February 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Family Games
Travel



Cards are played in sequence, progressing up or down. A player sets down cards in number order. A yellow card means to take a chip out of the Golden Gate. But then, there's some skill involved: Can a player place them at the right times to get the best chips? Or will the opportunity pass? Getting stuck with red cards means a loss of chips. "Golden Gate is an exciting card game in which you combine a little bit of luck with the right plays to start piling up your points. It’s a fast, friendly showdown for the gold with the fine craftsmanship and colorful designs you’ve come to expect from Blue Orange Games," Bert Devort, Sales Department, Blue Orange Games, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 14, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26953      (added 2/4/2010)
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MSRP: $6.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls - Accessories
Travel
Creative Activities



Dress Tiana and Prince Naveen for a day of imagination and fun! Each tin consists of 2 characters printed on the tin, activity card to be used on the tin and 1 sheet of magnets.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26660      (added 1/12/2010)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: A1354XX
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Pretend Play
Travel



Zipped, this small-sized tote looks like a LEGO mini figure’s head. Unzipped, it’s a landscaped designed specifically for building and playing with LEGO bricks. "ZipBin products unzip to transform from toy tote to playmat in an instant," Dee Farrell, SVP, Neat-Oh! International, LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 30, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26527      (added 12/28/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: CH1MINI6
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Musical Toys
Music
Travel



A smaller version of the Chimalong, the Mini Chimalong comes attached to an illustrated full-color spiral-bound songbook that can be propped up for both the player and the singers to read their parts simultaneously. It folds into a traveling toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26404      (added 12/14/2009)
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This 16-piece 3D puzzle comes with a travel tin for easy porting. Kids can remove all the magnetic pieces from the cover and then try to reassemble the entire puzzle from scratch. Or, they can keep out a single piece and place the other pieces on the board in any order, then slide them to and fro to solve the puzzle that way. Everyting fits inside the tin when they're ready to go. Other designs are available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25681      (added 10/20/2009)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 0 to 1
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Infant & Toddler
Travel



Velcro fasteners attach this trio of smiling bugs to baby’s infant carrier handle. Rich primary colors and high-contrast black and white geometrics are designed to catch the eye of even the youngest baby. The bold patterns and symmetrical faces and bodies allow baby to focus, helping baby feel calm. The bee and dragonfly have shiny fabric wings with top stitching, and the ladybug has ridged corduroy wings. The wings crinkle to the touch, designed to to delight baby and encourage exploration. The dragonfly, bumble bee and lady bug can be moved to different spots on the carrier handle to give baby a different perspective. Each bug makes its own soft sound. When a toy is positioned to the side of baby’s head (and field of vision), it can be shaken to help baby seek the source of the sound. "This toy encourages visual development: it has high-contrast, geometric patterns, faces and bright colors and can be hung at a distance to fit baby's developing vision," Peggy Barrett, PR consultant for Barrett Marketing Communications, told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24007      (added 6/3/2009)
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Launch Date: April 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Travel



This little lapdesk is topped by a slate that comes with an attached eraser and a pack of Crayola chalk. Kids can also use the elastic holders to secure a piece of paper and use the desk as a writing surface. Launch date: Spring 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23264      (added 4/14/2009)
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MSRP: $15.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
Creative Activities
Educational



Think-ets Genius is a more challenging version of the Original award-winning Think-ets game. There are 12 new games and 15 new miniature items from around the world for creative storytelling and intriguing word games. Players can use the trinkets to tell a “Surprise Story,” a “Time Warp Story” or an “Interrupted Story,” or use them to play “Name That Word,” “Ghost” or “Killer Mouse.” Think-ets Genius may be used for creative family or group fun, or one-on-one parent-child time. "Think-ets Genius uses tiny treasures from around the world for imaginative play and critical thinking, all within a cool, portable tin," CEO Randy Compton of Think-a-lot Toys told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23203      (added 4/9/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Launch Date: March 2009
Category: Card Games
General Games
Travel



Two of Around the Table's award winning games in one tin. Family Talk and Grandparent Talk cards,  each with 100 cards per deck, connect generations through fun and diverse conversations.  Available March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22357      (added 2/3/2009)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Launch Date: January 2007
Gender: Girls
Category: Books
Creative Activities
Travel



This activity features a scratch garden filled with bright flowers and lively fairies. Kids will see their artwork blossom on rainbow-swirled and gold, silver and purple glitter pages. They can use the sketch pages to draw their own designs. Scratch & Sketch "inspire[s] kids of all ages to become more creative and imaginative," Rasheen Hewlett, marketing assistant for Peter Pauper Press, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22281      (added 1/30/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
Board Games
General Games



The CAMP Travel edition is very compact and mobile, with a unique wood design. Up to 4 multi-level players, and has fun “setback” and “move forward” functions. All new outdoor trivia cards, with vibrant full color images, includes content highlighting all 50 states.
— "The board game Camp has sold well in our store. Happy to see the travel edition that kids and parents can play together," Marlene England of Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, told TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22239      (added 1/27/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
SKU or Item #: 00300
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Toys
Travel



Calculated chances and strategic choices will place the odds in favor of players as they let the five dice roll them to a win with Yamslam. After each roll, a player chooses the dice that will get the best combination. Each combination is worth a different value and has only four chips, so it's important to take the best ones before they run out. Players race to get special bonuses before their friends do, keeping the suspense rolling until the end. The game has appeal for all ages and is convenient for travel, as it is "self contained in a beautiful tin box," Adeline Bertrix, sales manager for Blue Orange Games, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
Awards: Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products 2009; 2012 TDmonthly Top Toy Award. Why it won: This dice-rolling game from Blue Orange is fun for both kids and adults. With each roll of the dice players must strategize how they can win the chip with the highest point value. Without even realizing it, kids are learning basic math skills like addition and probability. The game is self-contained in a red tin, making it easy to play on the road or tote along to a party.  
— Yamslam is on the best-seller list at Golden Apple Learning Store in Pleasanton, Calif., Owner John MacDougall told TDmonthly in summer 2009.     
— "Right now, a game called Yamslam is our best-selling game," said Sue Banducci of Games Unlimited in Danville, Calif., in late 2009. She was anticipating sales of about 250 units during December.    
— Three of 38 retailers cited Yamslam as a best-selling game in Feb. 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22171      (added 1/23/2009)
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MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 108
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Card Games
Tween
Travel



Designed for kids heading off to camp or for family camping trips, this fun game was created for kids, by kids.  It’s also a good way for kids to get to know new friends at camp. The handy flashlight and compass allow you to navigate your way back to your campsites or cabin for some fun, late night conversations.  Great around the campfire too. It's "perfect for kids going away to summer camp. This product was requested by specialty retailers," Owner Beth Daniels of Around the Table told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22051      (added 1/9/2009)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: June 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
Travel



This portable strategy game is similar to chess or checkers, but with a twist — the magnetic stones with unmarked north and south poles can jump out of their position at any point during the game, giving players a whole new element of challenge. "Jishaku" is the Japanese term for "magnet." The game received a 2008 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, an iParenting Media Award, a Major Fun Award and a Mr. Dad Seal of Approval. Launch date: June 3, 2008.
— Tutoring Toy in Salt Lake City sells about 20 per month of this game, Buyer Casey Sartain told TDmonthly in fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21273      (added 11/11/2008)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 6 to 10
Launch Date: June 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Travel



Square Up! offers a new twist on the slider puzzle – playing an opponent! The object of the game is to slide the squares to match the cube shaker before your opponent finishes. It’s a fast, two-player, visual thinking game. Each board measures about 8” square.
— This game was listed as a best seller by Michele and Ken Gietz of Where’d You Get That!? in Williamstown, Mass., in fall 2008. “It’s great for travel or restaurants,” they said. “It’s two-player, but each gets their own sliding squares board and special shaker. We’ve sold many for a small store in the last six months.”
— Brooke Andrews, owner of Millers Toy Store in Mamoroneck, N.J., told TDmonthly in late 2009 her store sells about 12 units per week of this game. Two of 44 retailers named it as one of their top-three best sellers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20635      (added 9/19/2008)
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Now even the tinest Baby can have a Zoobie. The Baby Mashaka plush toy  un-Velcroes to become a comfy pillow, then unzips to transform into an infant-sized blanket. The blanket even features fuzzy "comfort corners" to stimulate Baby's interest in textures. Release date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20531      (added 9/18/2008)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: MDTSC
Launch Date: December 2001
Gender: Girls
Category: Pretend Play
Licensed Products
Travel



The 31-piece set contains full service for four.  The set includes cups, saucers, a teapot, a sugar bowl, creamer, utensils, a tablecloth and napkins, all packed inside a convenient cardboard carry case for travel.  Each piece was uniquely designed with Madeline in mind. Launch date: December 2001.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18860      (added 5/19/2008)
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MSRP: $25.99
Age Range: 4 and up
SKU or Item #: 4137
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
Play Sets
General Toys



The Dream Garden comes with a magic fountain, a prince, a princess, a swan, a peacock, a unicorn, butterflies, a tree, flowers and more. The fountain features a waterspout that works with a hand pump. All pieces come stored inside an easy-to-carry box with a handle. Launch date: January 2008.
— Playmobil is a best-selling line at Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats in Montclair, N.J., Owner Jeanette Lauture said in summer 2008. “I find this ‘gold standard’ to be awesome for girls and boys for a wide age range (1-1/2 to 12 years old),” she told TDmonthly. “I’ve been selling this item since I opened [in spring 2007].”
— Jamie Burdette, owner of LB Toys in Media, Pa., told TDmonthly in July 2008 that he sells 60 units of Playmobil per month.  “We go through them like there’s no tomorrow,” noted Bill Sartain, co-owner of Tutoring Toy in Salt Lake City, Utah.
— Seven of 66 retailers named Playmobil as their overall best seller in summer 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18800      (added 5/13/2008)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 4 and up
SKU or Item #: CC02
Launch Date: November 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities
Travel



With this set, young children can create quirky robot characters and simple machines from a variety of easy to handle reusable stickers. This travel friendly play set is packaged in a practical folder/booklet that includes plenty of models for inspiration, a generous play surface and more than 100 mechanical parts. This product is a 2008 iParenting Media Award winner. Launch date: November 2007.
— “Most sticker sets are primarily designed to foster imaginary play, and include a variety of self contained pieces to assemble a scene,” Meera Gill of Play Odyssey Inc. told TDmonthly. “Character Creator is more versatile in that it is both an imaginary play and construction toy.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16855      (added 1/2/2008)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: A1210XX
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Gifts
Travel



ZipBin Softie Wheelie looks like and is shaped like a mag wheel and opens to reveal a side-by-side race track. The set’s play surface includes a garage area, a winner’s circle and a 12-car built-in parking garage. The set also features two, sturdy die-cast sports cars and a wipe-clean surface. Launch date: January 2008. This product was previously catalogued under the name ZipBin® Softie™ Wheelie™ (changed January 2009).
— This is “from Neat-Oh! International LLC, whose innovative line of ZipBin products has won 11 awards for product excellence,” Neat-Oh! International LLC Director of Marketing Gerry Linda told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16803      (added 12/28/2007)
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MSRP: $29.99
Launch Date: February 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Licensed Products
Travel
Electronics



The electronic game, based on the movie “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” looks somewhat like a monocle and allows players to see, hear, search and capture creatures from the movie. The Seeing Stone features overlays of digital Spiderwick creatures that can be seen through the device’s proprietary electronic effects. The unit makes use of Collimator Sight & Mirror Reflection FX technology for realistic movie effects in a hand-held game. Launch date: February 2008.
— Sales depend "on what movie is coming out.… Their Spiderwick Chronicles will sell well,” predicted Gary Timmerding of Johnny’s Toys in Covington, Ky., in early 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16665      (added 12/19/2007)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: September 2007
Category: Electronic Games
Travel
Licensed Products



This electronic touch screen version of the TV series “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” features 13 subjects and more than 2,500 questions. Pocket-sized and fully portable, this illuminated, easy-to-read and simple-to-use touch screen game includes volume control and a cool pencil stylus. Launch date: Fall 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16413      (added 12/5/2007)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 9014700202
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Travel
Creative Activities
Educational



The educational and fun-filled game uses adorable miniature objects from around the world that inspire imagination and test memory. All packaged in a little drawstring bag, it’s an at-home game, a travel game, a party game, a storytelling game and a camping game that’s perfect for children and families. Think-ets has received the following awards: 2008 iParenting Media Award (Classic and Hot), 2008 The Toy Man Product Guide (Award of Excellence & Editor's Choice), AblePlay, and 2007 Creative Child Seal of Excellence. Launch date: September 2007.
— Teresa Derry, owner of Annie’s Toy Chest in Cocoa, Fla., told TDmonthly in March 2009 that her stores sells about 12 Think-ets per week, keeping them located near the register. “I can’t keep it in the store,” she said.
— “Think-ets are good ones for traveling,” seconded Lisa McMartin, co-owner of Wonderment Inc. in Minneapolis, Minn.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15477      (added 9/27/2007)
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These nifty mats fit right in a diaper bag or purse, then roll out to keep kids amused in restaurants or doctors' offices. Inside is a flexible chalkboard surface so kids can draw and erase to their hearts' delight.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15258      (added 9/19/2007)
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