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With 9 interactive functions, Kidoo Pets show kids how to nurture, play, and love while having fun. These 18 inch plush toys are designed in France. Kids show signs of caring and nurturing in the earliest years of their lives. As they play, sleep, pet, snuggle, and feed their Kidoo Pet, children develop a strong bond. Teaches kids how to take care of their pet; teaches kids what pets don't like; teaches kids to be patient and loving.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33992 (added 3/26/2012)
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The three dimensional skill based toy is orbiting to the next level with the Astrojax MX. This version presents the futuristic, aerodynamic SPORT, and the eye catching POP as the first ever Modular Astrojax. What’s this mean? Not only are these two styles vibrant with color, but with a simple pull and click kids can easily change out their mantles, cores, string buds, and strings. Launch date: January 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33385 (added 12/29/2011)
Phone Frenzy is a board game that uses everyone’s mobile phone as the primary game component for calling, texting, and sending photos. Every turn, players are given a challenge or activity that can only be completed with the help of one or more of their phone contacts. A challenge might be a race to receive a correct response to “Finish this lyric by Journey: ‘Just a small town girl’…” Players pick who they think are the right contacts from their phone and send them a text message with the question. The first player to receive the correct text message wins the round. Launch date: Summer 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31732 (added 2/22/2011)
Sqwishlanders – they are cute, they are collectible, they are fun – a craze every parent can afford to support and you don’t have to go far to find one. Available at those ubiquitous red vending machines found in every supermarket, convenience store, arcade and malls across America, put your quarter in, crank the handle and wait and see what comes out. The surprise of the catch is just part of the fun. Once you open the capsule and see which Sqwishland® character has been dispensed, a fortune cookie style secret code will reveal yet another surprise, an unknown bounty of virtual game cash will be discovered when the code is entered on line.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31340 (added 12/17/2010)
This realistic interactive lawnmower features mower, gas and oil sounds, as well as voice prompts to check oil and gas. It includes rotating grass clippings and a fold-down handle for storage, and requires two AA batteries.
— As of August 25, 2010, this product had 3.5 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews on Amazon.com. PROS: Interactive and appeals to toddlers. CONS: Not very portable, and some parents complained the handle does not stay up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30205 (added 8/25/2010)
Nicky the duck is fully of activities for children to explore. She quacks when her beak is squeezed, and can also make a rattling sound. Nicky contains a book designed to teach about water creatures.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29324 (added 7/5/2010)
This reversible pink and liberty floral handbag comes with a toy cell phone, wallet and plush companion. The cell phone really rings, and the wallet can hold a photo.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29323 (added 7/5/2010)
Pip the Positive Platypus
From: THE POSITIVE EXPRESS LLC
Other products from THE POSITIVE EXPRESS LLC
Designed to be fun and educational while encouraging good habits and character, this plush platypus speaks humorous and uplifting phrases.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29245 (added 6/30/2010)
Peek-a-boo eebee is designed for the playful and curious baby. When his cord is pulled, this vibrating eebee will lift and lower the towel to engage a baby.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29242 (added 6/29/2010)
This 8" plush pet has a soft fabric body and big blue eyes to match his blue striped tail. When squeezed he makes a fun noise.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29067 (added 6/23/2010)
Jessie comes packaged with a USB key that provides access to Hub City and to Nuna, a magical, natural forest off the mainland in KizPlanet. Jessie is the steward of the "green" island of Nuna. She loves nature and animals, doesn't mind getting dirty, and is a mix of a tomboy spirit and a compassionate nature. With Nuna KizPals Jessie or Takoda, kids gain additional interaction points in Nuna and Hub City, unique areas for their avatar to check out, and new quests, games and adventures. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28015 (added 4/14/2010)
LOOPZ™ takes the timeless play pattern of memory games to a new level by adding light, music and motion. This interactive game is a test in rhythm and coordination consisting of four semi-circular rings with infrared sensors that light up to create challenging patterns players must follow. Seven different game modes allow players to play solo, head-to-head, host up to 4 players or even turn LOOPZ™ into a musical instrument.
—As of 1.07.2011 this product had 5 out of 5 stars on Walmart.com and was the #2 bestselling item in the Games & Puzzles category. Pros: Seven different games; single player and multi-player options. Cons: Some levels are not challenging enough for older children.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27620 (added 3/17/2010)
Each of these plush characters comes with an interactive/educational CD enclosed in its home, which doubles as a reusable container. "Our products have several characteristics that set us apart. For one, our packaging is actually a container that can be used over and over again and has a four-way lip lock system to store small toys as well as other items," Douglas Robertson, President, AMSFrontline.com, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26905 (added 2/4/2010)
WebRappers are the ambassadors of health, wellness and happiness for children of all ages, from diapers to Depends. WebRappers celebrates life's special moments from birthdays to retirement, plus encourages healthy eating habits and drinking responsibly. Not only do the plush toys rap and record, but they also wrap around wrists, gifts, cribs, vitamins, bottles, ankles, etc. The WebRappers website features hundreds of musical greetings and genres in multiple languages to choose from for friends and family. Launch date: February 14, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26690 (added 1/14/2010)
This Flipoutz™ Bracelet features a solid orange color and comes with a random Flipoutz™ coin. Flipoutz™ are bracelets you can wear and personalize with Flipoutz™ coins. Trade your coins with friends and other Flipouterz. Set up your profile online and tell everyone about yourself and your coins while also tracking traded coins as they are traded from one person to the next.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26534 (added 12/29/2009)
Flipoutz™ are bracelets you can wear and personalize with Flipoutz™ coins. Trade your coins with friends and other Flipouterz. Set up your profile online and tell everyone about yourself and your coins while also tracking traded coins as they are traded from one person to the next. The Flipoutz™ Super Starter Kit includes a bracelet of your choice, a random coin, and two random 2-coin packs (making a total of 5 coins to fill up the bracelet).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26532 (added 12/29/2009)
Meet Fred's girlfriend. Follow-Me Fiona is continuing the success of her best selling mate, Follow-Me Fred. Same great crawling toy, now with a feminine touch.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26358 (added 12/10/2009)
Prime-8 is a fast and agile gorilla robot that does everything from play laser tag to run with your kids down hallways. He explores his own surroundings or responds to remote control. He is silly, occasionally rude, and goes crazy when disturbed in his sleep! Prime-8’s intense interactivity is powered by a battery of sensors that allow him to respond to people and to his environment. Internal sensors measure his orientation constantly, and prompt him to right himself should he fall down. Outbound sight and sound sensors help Prime-8 maneuver around obstacles, respond to questions with grunts and growls, and express himself. Finally, motion detection sensors keep Prime-8 alert so that he can chase away intruders by firing rockets!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25092 (added 8/24/2009)
Penbo is a lovable interactive penguin that sings, talks, dances and plays games with you and her surprise Bebe. She responds to touch and sound and communicates with her Bebe through infrared sensors. Penbo also plays five games with you and Bebe; the more you play, the happier she becomes! Penbo is an autonomous robot designed to move like a penguin and interact with you and her Bebe through an array of sensors. She is aware of her surroundings, loves to dance, plays games and talks with Bebe in Penguish, her own language. Press Penbo’s heart to reveal a surprise egg with her Bebe inside; each color Bebe interacts differently with Penbo.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25090 (added 8/24/2009)
This soft, plush puppy in bright pastels features embroidered eyes and comes with a secret code that opens up a virtual playground for young children. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24936 (added 8/17/2009)
Dittoze Voice Recordable 5" Plush with Online Playground - Frog
From: BLAYCHON, LLC
Other products from BLAYCHON, LLC
Dittoze™ are adorable, fun, plush pets with the unique ability to record personal messages! Each of our cuddly pets will record a personal 12 second message and play it back. Great fun for children and a great way to send personalized greeting of "Hello, I Love You, Happy Birthday" and much more. Easy to record, easy to play and your message can be changed anytime!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24693 (added 7/20/2009)
Turn My Pal Scout into a true best friend by personalizing the learning online. With 14 fun activities built-in and more than 30 melodies to choose from, this snuggly custom pal is a lasting learning companion. WIth a USB cord, you can program Scout to say a child's name and refer to his or her favorite foods or colors. Launch date: 2009.
— LeapFrog informed TDmonthly in June 2009 that My Pal Scout was recalled due to potential removal of its paw decals. A redesigned My Pal Scout, available August 2009, replaces the decals with embroidered paws.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23639 (added 5/12/2009)
Little learners play in a grown-up way with Text and Learn. The pretend browser and play text messages with Scout the dog lead to real-life skills as children explore letters and QWERTY keyboarding in fun on-the-go games. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23638 (added 5/12/2009)
This super-soft plush toy comes with a code that gives kids access to an online world of fun and games.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23563 (added 5/6/2009)
This lion's king of the jungle, both online and off. While he seems to be an adorable, snuggly plush animal, he also has a secret code that allows kids to access the Kookeys website for fun and educational games.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23558 (added 5/6/2009)
This plush, battery operated character is motion activated to laugh and roll around when a hand is moved in front of the light sensor on its forehead. Launch date: March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23364 (added 4/24/2009)
Glowberry Bears - Dusty McStardust
From: BURGESS PRODUCTS, INC
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A bookworm to the core, this tan Glowberry Bear always wants to know more. When he’s not reading, he yearns to explore, and see which adventure is behind the next door. The Glowberry Bears are 12-inch soft plush, adorable daytime friends; at night they are huggable, cuddly, night-lights. The Glowberry Bears glow and giggle if their tummies are rubbed. A squeeze of their left paw and they become a cuddly night-light. The Glowberry Bears can actually talk to kids and when two Glowberry Bears are in the same proximity they talk to each other!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22404 (added 2/6/2009)
LOL! (which stands for Laugh Out Loud!) is a new, fresh and exciting game of Internet lingo that involves acronyms, shorthand and Web slang used in chat rooms, email and text and instant messaging. The goal is to be the first to yell out "'LOL!'" to give the answer to the net lingo. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22188 (added 1/23/2009)
These additions to Aurora’s furry, loveable YooHoo line are 8" Sugar Glider, Panda, Penguin and Lesser Panda. Each cuddly plush character makes a distinctive and funny sound when its tummy is squeezed. Sugar Glider has pink wings attached to her tiny arms and tail, and makes a "whistle” sound). Lesser Panda features a pink and purple striped tail to match his pink button nose and purple body, and makes a “boing” sound. Panda makes a “giggle” noise when squeezed, and Penguin makes a “magical” noise.
— “I would say it would be the YooHoo dolls from Aurora — by sheer quantity, our best seller in plush,” Jason Curtis, owner of Funtopia in Middletown, Calif., told TDmonthly in May 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21967 (added 12/29/2008)
This fuzzy creature comes with a code to access Webkinz World online. The bear’s special item in the virtual world is the cave bed, and it’s special food is honey bee roast.
— Seven of 68 specialty retailers named Webkinz as a best seller in their stores in October 2008.
— Mary Walsh-Martel, owner of Magical Child in Greenfield, Mass., cited sales of about 80 units per month.
— "Even though it's slowing down, it's still on top, with about 150 a month," Pam Byrd, manager of The Little Cottage Toy Shop in Franklin, Tenn., told TDmonthly about the best-selling Webkinz in her store in early 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21504 (added 11/26/2008)
Available in Horse, Pink Poodle and Monkey designs, these 14" puppets have wooden feet that make a clip-clop sound while they dance, and they are easy for small hands to control. The no-tangle marionettes have removable strings that can be lifted from the handle and replaced after untangling. New styles will be available in 2009. Launch date: 2008.
Display Ideas: The company offers a mechanical, plug-in display (see video) that accommodates three puppets and can be placed in a window to attract shoppers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20193 (added 8/22/2008)
WorldTeasers™ World Culture & Geography Edition I
From: ELM EDUCATION MARKETING LLC
Other products from ELM EDUCATION MARKETING LLC
The fast-paced game introduces players to fascinating and intriguing facts about people, places and things. “It makes learning geography fun. It gets players talking, laughing AND learning simultaneously,” Christy von Kaenel of Word Teasers told TDmonthly. “WorldTeasers piques the interest of all players to want to learn more about the world outside the USA.” Launch date: January 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18983 (added 5/21/2008)
The high quality, die cast cars come with a code that allows users to log onto the corresponding, interactive website. Once logged on, users get a garage and can fix up their cars and race them in the world of street racing, track racing and the dragstrip. Launch date: February 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18498 (added 4/18/2008)
Use this wireless, motion-sensor controller for PCs works in place of a keyboard and mouse, allowing users to play Internet and PC games in a more natural way. Launch date: February 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18351 (added 4/11/2008)
From: PUBLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
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The set consists of a pen and two books. When children touch images in the book using the pen, audio content will sound. Additional books are available for purchase separately. Launch date: August 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17876 (added 3/10/2008)
Created to facilitate active play with family and friends both indoors and out, this game console speaks, explains how to play games, and cheers on participants. Players interact with the console though XS tags — colorful, microchip-embedded wristbands that begin games and measure player performance. Individuals can download free games onto the console from the Swinxs website. Launch date: 2008.
— One TDmonthly editor was hesitant to include this product in a Toy Fair 2008 top-10 list on the basis that it takes money and electronics to simulate the way children have been playing for generations, and she believes kids will easily tire of it. TDmonthly included it, however, for its encouragement of group play, its novel approach to active gaming, its sleek design and the ability customers have to download additional games from the company's website.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17770 (added 2/27/2008)
SpherePlay™ Contact Juggling Set
From: TRYOUT TOYS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Other products from TRYOUT TOYS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
SpherePlay is the art of rolling, balancing, manipulating and playing with spheres. With infinite ways to play there are guidelines, but no rules. Genuine playfulness combines with learned skills to increase coordination, balance, fluid motion, reflexes and dexterity. The set includes a 70mm UV acrylic sphere, DVD, sphere pouch/polisher and sphere stand/finger dexterity toy. Launch date: February 2008.
— “The SpherePlay Contact Juggling Set is the first and only Sphere and DVD set packaged for retail sales,” Jennifer Sauvageau of TryOut Toys Entertainment told TDmonthly. “Included [is] everything a beginner needs to start Sphereplaying.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16889 (added 1/2/2008)
Comet® The Fast Path to Learning, is Active Minds' premier product. Comet® is an enjoyable and engaging way to learn and spell, having fun based on world facts, legends, geography, science, history, health, nature, animals and dictionary meanings. The game has several game editions such as Bible and Family, with a Children's card expansion deck. Launch date: June 2008.
— "'Comet, The Fast Past to Learning' is being played in schools across America and has been praised in South Africa for helping patients suffering from brain injuries develop their learning skills," Sandy Evans, creator of Comet® at Active Minds, told TDmonthly.
Awards: 2008-2010 Preferred Choice Award; 2008-2010 Editors Choice Award; 2008-2010 Toyman Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16781 (added 12/28/2007)
Adorable rag doll Mari in a red dress with red shoes, white lace trimmed socks and a matching hair ribbon. Fabric prints may vary.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14988 (added 8/31/2007)
Adoptable Kinders Gregory (G) in a bedtime ensemble complete with pajamas, slippers and a teddy bear. He is approximately 18 inches tall and his clothes are changeable. Both the doll and the clothes are washable. He also comes with an internet key-code that may be used to register online at the “Adoptable Kinders eSchool”.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14987 (added 8/31/2007)
The plush Adoptable Kinders Rag Dolls designed by famed artisan Aranza Zamora are washable, wear interchangeable clothes and stand about 18” tall. The collection is themed as an active group of 26 kindergarten friends with different personalities, and the name of each character begins with a different letter of the alphabet. The dolls come with an internet key-code that allows children to register online at the “Adoptable Kinders School,” where they can play educational games progressing from kindergarten through high school. A child graduates to the next grade when the games for one grade level are completed. “Our dolls are true rag dolls made from sewn fabrics and non-allergenic polyester filling. They are handmade here in the United States,” Maria Zamora of Granza Inc. told TDmonthly. Launch date: June 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13973 (added 7/6/2007)
Each high-quality, washable Adoptable Kinders rag doll is designed by famed artisan Aranza Zamora. The 26-doll collection is themed as an active group of kindergarten friends with different personalities, and the name of each character begins with a different letter of the alphabet. Each doll comes with an Internet key-code that allows children to register online at the “Adoptable Kinders School,” where they can play educational games. A child graduates to the next grade when all the games for one grade level are completed. The dolls are about 18” tall.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13945 (added 7/5/2007)
The wireless, infrared remote control has two joy sticks and 10 buttons for different programmed actions. Spider-Man moves in any direction with preprogrammed actions including 360-degree spins, “S”-shaped turns, web-slinging action with sound effects and character voice. The remote control is also programmable and easy to use, with over 1,000 possible program-action combos. It’s available in red and black. Launch date: May 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13844 (added 6/29/2007)
This eight-piece electronic interactive set includes the following: a plush frog, a blanket, a thermometer, a soup bowl and spoon, a tissue, a bandaid and a medicine bottle. The frog says 14 phrases and talks when someone hugs, feeds, takes its temperature or blows its nose. The product includes three AA batteries. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13132 (added 5/24/2007)
Corolle’s 17", multilingual baby doll communicates in French, English, Spanish or Italian. Through a simple, well-hidden and secure battery system, little girls can activate Lia’s language skills using different Corolle charm bracelets. Specific, gentle touches and tickles to Lia result in endearing, realistic responses. She is dressed in velour pajamas and a cap. Accessories include a bib, bottle, pacifier, teddy bear and charm bracelets. AAA batteries are not included.
― “I like working with … Corolle as I can order only what I can use for the time period,” Owner Patti Tepper-Rasmussen of Learning Tree Toys in Oklahoma City, Okla., told TDmonthly in spring 2007.
— “I think people want more interactive dolls,” said Nellie Fais, owner of Toy Magic in Bethlehem, Pa. Twenty-seven of 62 retailers said in spring 2007 that Corolle is their best-selling doll brand, with sales ranging from six to 25 units per month. Corolle’s Lia and Lila are best sellers for Brain Station and Tree Town Toys in Ann Arbor, Mich., Owners Hans and Tricia Masing told TDmonthly in fall 2007.
— Interactive Lia is a precious baby doll from a company that’s popular with specialty retailers. She earned a TDmonthly Top Toy 2007 award for educational value, as she speaks pertinent baby phrases, such as “I’m hungry!” in four languages. Her little baby voice is as pleasant as her pretty pink outfit and accessories. She’s much more than the average baby doll, and vanilla-scented at that.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12707 (added 5/8/2007)
This interactive storytelling game includes several plot points in every session, making it possible to tell a story more quickly than in a typical role-playing game. It contains scripted scenes to which characters react and is like playing an actor in a story, within a war game. The goal is to complete the quest created by the Storyteller. If a player’s character dies, he loses the game (except in the case of heroic death). Characteristics that distinguish this game from typical role-playing games, Creator Mark O’Bannon told TDmonthly, are as follows: historical fantasy; the ability to make any kind of character; spiritual warfare; quick, detailed combat; and a story goal instead of levels or character classes. Launch date: August 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12095 (added 3/27/2007)
From the anime series Chobits, Sumomo is a laptop persocom, functioning as a personal planner, alarm clock, fitness instructor, and entertainer for the character Shimbo. She's rather frightened by Shimbo's friend Hideki, who has a tendency to overreact in front of her. Talking 6” Sumomo says seven distinct phrases. She comes with a display stand. Launch date: 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9405 (added 9/18/2006)
The Toss N´ Talk Math Machine Series interactive ball is an excellent way for math students to have fun while they learn. They can use it at home or in the classroom for a fun and simple way to practice math concepts. It´s an impact-activated ball that talks when kids catch it. When it´s caught, a math function is randomly called out and the student must perform the function on the numbers found under their thumbs. This 24" inflatable ball has a battery included as well. READ RELATED MOM REVIEW
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4936 (added 10/5/2005)
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