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The Yardboard is the ultimate down hill slider for dirt, grass and snow. Unlike a snowboard the YardBoard is for ALL surfaces and requires no boots or bindings. Virtually indestructible and Made in the USA.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34465 (added 6/21/2012)
Our Competition Kubb game is crafted of solid hardwood (not Pine) designed to be the same size and weight as the official VM - Kubb game used at the World Championship in Gotland, Sweden. Kubb set also includes a sleek, easy-to-pack travel bag made of a 600 denier polyester fabric. It has sturdy coil zippers, a shoulder strap and an extra outside pocket for the rules. The KUBB bag has a P.V.C liner and is water resistant.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34462 (added 6/21/2012)
The Campfire Kids Campfire brings the great outdoors...indoors. Gather 'round the campfire and enjoy the night by the woodsy firelight. This simulated fire features a fan-powered flickering flame that is safe and cool to the touch. Glowing "embers" and realistic log design make this the natural "hotspot" for indoor campers. The no-heat firelight looks real, but feels cool. Includes 4 AA batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34001 (added 3/26/2012)
The Gazillion Bubble Hurricane is Gazillion’s number one bubble machine. Year after year, this bubble machine cranks out thousands of bubbles for kids of all ages. Each Bubble Machine comes with an 8 oz. bottle of a "top secret" non-toxic Gazillion Bubble solution, just pour the solution into the reservoir attached to the Bubble Machine to continuously feed the wands creating a storm of colorful bubbles. Requires 6 "AA" batteries, not included. Works with core solution. iParenting Award Winner.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33996 (added 3/26/2012)
Jumbo Bananagrams features 144 waterproof, three-inch square tiles packaged in a funky giant yellow banana-shaped tote bag. Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Jumbo Bananagrams is addictive fun and educational play for kids age five to 105. Players race against each other to build giant crossword grids and use all their letter tiles. Launch date: Summer 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33832 (added 3/8/2012)
Flexdex Clear29 LT Green Lighted Skateboard
From: FLEXDEX SKATEBOARDS LLC
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The Clear29 LT lighted longboard skateboard is a hot seller that looks great both day and night. Created with all superior quality parts that provide a high performance ride that experts and novices will appreciate. The addition of LIGHTS makes for a one-of-a-kind longboard. Made from clear polycarbonate for a super smooth ride and incredible light dispersement.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33701 (added 2/15/2012)
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The innovative Wind n Sun Specialty Kites were design with the Museum, Gift and Specialty customer in mind. There is a wide selection to choose from and each WNS kite has incredible graphics. The Wind n Sun also includes Lawn & Garden decor. "Customers will not only want to fly these kites you will see them displayed in children's bedrooms as room decor," Richard Brady, SR VP of Sales at BrainStormProducts/X Kites told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33372 (added 12/29/2011)
The Blast is made specifically for pool play with its engineered design to be more controllable and not bounce as high as the Extreme and Pro. Since it's lightweight, softer, and easier to catch, it is suitable for the whole family.
— Dean Smith, Co-owner of JaZams in Princeton, N.J., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2011 survey that he sells "about a gross" (144) of Waboba skip balls each month, but it's usually a summer item.
— Michelle Deutschmann, owner of Kaleidoscope Toys in Falmouth, Mass., told TDmonthly in an August 2014 survey that Waboba is their best-selling toy. They sell over 100 each month between two styles of the ball.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32666 (added 8/9/2011)
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The Mashoonga! Cadet is a foam saber for young children. It is made of premium materials that will provide months of fun and vigorous play. It is constructed to be safe and has a play pattern that promotes eye hand coordination, strategic skills and builds stamina. It teaches children good sportsmanship by following rules of play and how to safely play a contact sport. It is an all season toy that can also be used in and around water play. "The Mashoonga! Cadet is a premium product made to last. We replace it if it brakes under normal use," Jim Bogner, president of Revel King, told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32072 (added 4/4/2011)
These stilts are decorated on the end with big, hairy Bigfoot feet. Set includes 1 pair of Stomp Walkers. Supports up to 100 pounds. Balance is easy with ultra-wide foot stands. Flexible & durable soft foam base is ideal for indoor/outdoor play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32065 (added 3/31/2011)
This product connects pool noodles together. The Link, the End, and the EL shaped links allow kids and adults to create many different combinations of pool noodle shapes- chains, squares, seats, and more. Each shape comes in a pack of four.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32033 (added 3/29/2011)
Sturdy spring steel construction makes for long lasting fun in this Dinosaur Train themed tunnel. Assists in developing cooperative play. Great for muscle development. Stimulates the imagination for creative playtime.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31884 (added 3/8/2011)
Sturdy spring steel construction makes for long lasting fun in this Dinosaur Train themed tunnel. Assists in developing cooperative play. Great for muscle development. Stimulates the imagination for creative playtime.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31883 (added 3/8/2011)
Durable and washable, this tent comes with a roll-up doorway and mesh ventilation panels that allow for airflow on hot days. Features several Dinosaur Train characters including Buddy the T-Rex.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31882 (added 3/8/2011)
The Party Pumper comes filled with assorted balloons, including the magic twisty animal balloons. Use the pump to fill the balloons with water or air. Eliminates the mess of traditional water balloons that have to be filled up at the sink or outside using the garden hose. Even young children can easily fill their own balloons. Available in Purple or Red.
As of 05/18/2011 this product had 4.4 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Easy for kids to use; kids like filling the balloons with air as well as water; eliminates the mess created by using the sink or hose to fill balloons. Cons: Two customers received defective product.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31874 (added 3/7/2011)
This walk bike helps children as young as 2 get outside and learn about balance. Lets them learn to balance by "walking" at their own pace, reducing the number of falls and scrapes. They'll be ready for a pedal bike in no time. Features adjustable seat and handlebars. Unique frame allows even young children to easily mount and dismount. Pneumatic tires and ball bearings keep it rolling smoothly. Full 2 year warranty.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31775 (added 3/1/2011)
This shelter features lots of mesh pockets for storage, waterproof tenting, and a window. This shelter is designed to get kids excited about the outdoors and exploration. The set comes with a mini-lantern to illuminate it on dark nights. Perfect for pretend play or backyard games.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31773 (added 2/25/2011)
Experimental Box- Knack of Knots
From: HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
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With Terra Kids from Haba, children are perfectly equipped for adventurous rambling nature tours. Terra Kids are bubbling over with ideas and love to get to the bottom of things and conduct their own experiments. Knack of Knots - the knots contained in this kit can be a little tricky! The box contains everything little fidgets need to understand complicated knots or to be able to tie them perfectly. Includes information cards, screw links, rope and instruction booklet. Stores in a screw topped box with aluminium snap link.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31022 (added 10/29/2010)
This monkey slingshot's strong elastic arms can propel him far distances. Users simply put two fingers in the hand pockets, pull back and let go. He comes complete with a cape and mask, and lets out a loud monkey call when released.
— In autumn 2010, Christine Osborne, co-owner of Wonder Works in Charleston, S.C., said she was still selling about 30 soaring simians per month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30677 (added 9/27/2010)
This four-wheel drive, remote-controlled vehicle can be navigated over land and on water. It has working headlights and requires two AA batteries. The controller takes an additional two AAA batteries (not included).
— Grafton Stine from Toys on the Square in Hummelstown, Pa., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2011 survey that R/C vehicles from Kid Galaxy were their best-selling electronic toy.
— In a November 2011 survey, Elmer Carranza, assistant manager of Doodlehopper 4 Kids in Falls Church, Va., told TDmonthly that "The Morphibians are great. They can run through dirt, grass, puddle of water and look like sharks and frogs. We sell about 6-8 in a month."
— As of August 2010, this product had 3.5 out of 5 stars from 40 reviews on Amazon.com. Parents liked that it is versatile and easy to use, but some complained that it required two types of batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29836 (added 7/29/2010)
This kit includes a 7" pump and 20 balloons. Kids and teens can use the pump to fill the balloons, then let them go and watch them zoom high into the air.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28954 (added 6/16/2010)
This target toss game is designed for use in recreation centers, schools, backyards and resorts. The set includes six balls and is designed for two to six players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28946 (added 6/16/2010)
This 10' plastic jump rope features heavy nylon rope that is protected by unbreakable plastic sections. It comes in assorted colors and is also available in a 16' version.
— This product is a best seller at Neely's in South L.A.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28693 (added 5/28/2010)
Camo Series Marshmallow Crossbow
From: MARSHMALLOW FUN COMPANY
Other products from MARSHMALLOW FUN COMPANY
This patent-pending crossbow assembles quickly and can shoot large marshmallows 30'. The shooter just loads one piece of "ammunition" into the marshmallow chamber, pulls back on the plunger grip until locks into place, and then pulls the trigger to release the plunger tube and shoot the marshmallow.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28408 (added 5/4/2010)
The JUMPAROO BOING! Jumping Stick is capable of 24” leaps with a little practice. Constructed from all-metal materials with a Y-shaped handle with foam grips that offers more hand positions than standard pogos, and greatly increases its control and ease of use. The rugged metal spring is completely encased by a steel housing, so there’s no possibility of pinching, and all surfaces are rounded for extra safety. The rubber “foot” has a diameter is twice that of most pogos for greater security and stability. The JUMPAROO BOING! Pogo Stick has two models: one for users with a body weight of 44-86 pounds and another for users between 86 and 160 pounds.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28079 (added 4/16/2010)
These Spielstabil German-made Ocean Sand Molds are perfect for the beach or sand box. The Ocean Sand Molds are brightly colored in different ocean shapes. HABA USA National Accounts Manager Janet Walker told TDmonthly, "This item's construction will make it last for years to come!" Launch date: March 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28008 (added 4/14/2010)
Straws and Connectors are colorful plastic straws and connector pieces that are simple to use for hours of imaginative play. Children can make play houses and forts, design buildings, or even engineer spacecrafts with this design and build set. The package contains 230 pieces and includes an idea guide.
Past videos: Toy Fair 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27785 (added 3/30/2010)
Kids can make mud pies with this Little Tikes outdoor kitchen set. They use the hand-crank mud mixer to get the right consistency. The real working sink uses the water reservoir that releases when the pump button is pushed. No batteries are needed. The outdoor fun table includes a sink strainer, a shaker and lid, a pie mold, a large mixing bowl, a mixing spoon, a measuring cup and a cutting board. Makin' Mudpies is "one-of-a-kind," Susan Hale, PR Director of MGA Entertainment, told TDmonthly. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27695 (added 3/24/2010)
This APS-core foam sled comes complete with adjustable lap belt/buckle, knee pads, and a contoured design with bold graphics.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27689 (added 3/24/2010)
Scope out a target, and squeeze the trigger for a spread of mini marshmallow furry. The NEW futuristic Marshmallow Rapid Fire blasts multiple mini marshmallows up to 30 feet in one shot. Regulate the use of marshmallow ammo by varying the amount of pumps that create air pressure. The more pumps to the rear handle, the more marshmallows will exit the barrel. When pumped to full capacity, The Marshmallow Rapid Fire sprays out the entire magazine of 25 mini marshmallows with one squeeze of the trigger.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27671 (added 3/24/2010)
Duck Hunter Xtreme
From: INTERACTIVE TOY CONCEPTS LTD.
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In this 2 player interactive RC hunting game, player 1 takes flight control with full function RC Duck while player 2 takes aim at the Duck with safe infrared blaster. The Duck Hunter Xtreme takes 7 minute flights off a single charge and requires 3 direct hits to bring the duck down. Requires 6 AAA batteries for the controller and 3 AA batteries for the blaster.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27626 (added 3/17/2010)
The MForcer pistol is the first ever rapid-fire marshmallow shooter, allowing you to shoot 15 consecutive marshmallows at unsuspecting targets. It packs all the punch of the company's flagship Marshmallow Shooter into quarter of the size. Load up to 15 mini-marshmallows into the chamber, give it a quick pump, and the MForcer is set for rapid fire attack. There’s no need to for any additional pumping after each shot.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27616 (added 3/17/2010)
The Mazooka is the first battery-controlled launcher from Marshmallow Fun Company. Pull the trigger and the high-powered, soft-hitting, Mazooka launches regular-sized marshmallows approximately 30 feet. Sits comfortably on the shoulder, and comes equipped with a drop-down, illuminated cross-hair site to help you hit your target. Available in Classic (blue and red) or Camo styles.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27209 (added 2/17/2010)
This set combines a fun construction toy with active play. It includes colorful interchangeable pieces to create sculptures that can then be tossed around and thrown on the ground both indoors and out. Watch OgoBild: Top-5 Video, Toy Fair 2010
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27169 (added 2/17/2010)
These Ski Banz goggles are designed for outdoor enthusiasts from ages 4 to 10 years old. They offer valuable eye protection for every winter activity, from skiing to sledding to the occasional snowball fight. These professional-grade ski goggles offer 100-percent UV Protection, are helmet compatible for hitting the slopes safely, have anti-fog polycarbonate orange-tinted lenses, and include their own carrying case that doubles as a cleaning cloth. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26897 (added 2/4/2010)
This smaller version of Water Blaster Inc's water cannons is designed for younger kids. A gentler, kinder water cannon that holds considerably less water.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26872 (added 2/4/2010)
The XLR is a long range water cannon that easily sends voluminous flows of wetness as far as sixty feet. You can reload the Water Blaster XLR in less than three seconds.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26871 (added 2/4/2010)
The patent-pending Whiplash™ provides enough momentum to self-propel – so much so – riders’ feet never need to touch the ground. The revolutionary new ride is part scooter, part Wave® (caster board) and totally fun because you can ride it like a scooter and carve and drift like The Wave®. Centered around the award-winning design of The Wave’s® unique caster design and Torsion technology, Whiplash’s™ flexing deck and handlebar fuse together to provide riders with a cool, side to side, whip-like ride.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26870 (added 2/4/2010)
Now kids can dream up the next great YouTube video, review their homework in their head, or just space out while hopping up a storm. The Pogo Stick Counter keeps track of their jumps for them. Settings include number of jumps, time jumped or calories burned.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26782 (added 1/27/2010)
Designed as an alternative to training wheels, the Gyrowheel senses imbalanced riding and recenters the bicycle once it begins to wobble. This effect is accomplished by an interior disk that spins independently of the wheel to stabilize the bike even at very low speeds. It installs quickly with a wrench and has a simple on/off button, three stability settings, rechargeable batteries, and light and sound indicators. The 12" Gyrowheel is available in black and white. Watch Demo Video; Watch Gyrowheel: Top-5 Video, Toy Fair 2010
— John MacDougall, owner of Golden Apple Learning Store in Pleasanton, Calif., was impressed with this product at Toy Fair 2010. It's "a step up from a balance bike with a gyro that keeps balance without training wheels. Tech + Bike = Perfect," he said.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26580 (added 1/6/2010)
Little Green Money Machine Interactive Book and Storefront
From: Little Green Money Machine
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Developed by Del Visionaries, the Little Green Money Machine is a gateway learning system designed to teach children lifelong skills, in addition to building confidence and self esteem. The book and storefront stand can be used at home, in the classroom, and with youth groups and fundraising projects. This system teaches children about money management and business, and lays the foundation to learn about entrepreneurship. The interactive book, "The Little Green Money Machine: Kids in Business Around the World," offers content, ideas and exercises to give children ages 7 to 14 the tools and know-how to run a business, set goals, and pursue their dreams. The storefront is an all-purpose business stand where children can set up actual business ventures and fundraisers and apply what they have learned in the book. It includes adjustable-height upright posts, five magnetic and dry erase banner areas for marketing and increased visibility, built-in cupholders, a built-in money tray with lock and key, a solar-powered calculator, and a storage area for marketing materials, such as brochures, fliers and business cards.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26504 (added 12/28/2009)
With real off-road tires that can handle any terrain, the BERG Jeep® Wrangler Pedal Go-Kart exemplifies the rugged, outdoor adventure attitude of the Jeep® lifestyle. This BERG go-kart features a roll bar for extra safety, an adjustable sports bucket seat and offers a customized number plate. It also features a front swing axel offering secure road handling and a spare tire with cover. Designed and manufactured in Holland for children ages five and up. (300 pound weight capacity)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26503 (added 12/23/2009)
The BERG Jeep® Junior Pedal Go-Kart drives action and adventure right into the backyard. This light and compact go-kart, designed in Holland for children as young as three, gives the feeling of real Jeep® off-roading. The pedals are designed using a unique patented BFR-hub technology, thus making going forward, in reverse, freewheel and breaking simple, easy and controlled with just the use of the pedals. This technology allows for optimum safety and maximum driving pleasure. Suitable for ages three to eight with an adjustable steering wheel and seat.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26502 (added 12/23/2009)
Put a unique spin on traditional games of catch. Two players flip a ball back and forth using thumb-activated suction cup handles-thumb on to catch, thumb off to toss. Comes with a 9" vinyl ball and two gripper handles.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26204 (added 11/25/2009)
These swim goggles for kids feature polycarbonate lenses that offer 100-percent UV protection, an anti-fog system, and silicone cups for comfort. They are available in pink and blue and feature an adjustable silicone strap. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26059 (added 11/13/2009)
This sleek ride-on is fueled by cambering motion — the rider pushing his or her legs against the front bar, to the left and right. It has a hand brake and features an extendable design to host riders up to 6' tall. Maximum recommended weight is 150 lbs.
— Learning Tree Toys, Games & Books in Oklahoma City, Okla., sells about a dozen EzyRollers per month, Owner Patti Tepper-Rasmussen told TDmonthly in fall 2009.
— Jackie Roy, owner of Learning Resources Toy Magic in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., told TDmonthly in late 2009 that she brought in five EzyRollers on trial on sold out in a week and a half.
— Two of 37 specialty retailers cited the EzyRoller as a top-selling ride-on in spring 2010. “The EzyRoller, by far, continues to be the best,” Christine Osborne of Wonder Works in Charleston, S.C., told TDmonthly in March 2010, reporting sales of a couple dozen per month.
Past Videos: WTHRA 2008
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25944 (added 11/3/2009)
The Pumponator Balloon Pumping Station is designed to make filling balloons with water or air easily. The Pumponator Balloon Pumping Station is filled with 500 balloons and strings for tying. Just fill the container with water, pump, press and fill the balloon. Leave out the water for indoor balloon fun.
— Two of 43 specialty retailers named Pumponator as a top seller in late spring 2010. Four of 40 surveyed retailers claimed Pumponator as an overall top seller in June 2010.
— “I order 144 at a time (and am on my) fourth order since May,” Barbara Fineblum, owner of Barston’s Child’s Play in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly in early summer 2010.
— In a summer 2010 survey, seven of 38 toy and gift retailers named Pumponator an overall top seller. Terri Bracken, owner of Earth Explorer Toys in Zionsville, Ind., told TDmonthly in July 2010 that her store sold 120 Pumponator stations in less than two months. The same month, Kathy Burns, manager of My Favorite Toy Store in Downers Grove, Ill., called Pumponator "a neat, neat item, and very price-appropriate.”
— ''We sell about 500 per year at all 3 stores,'' Marc Holcomb, owner of owner of Toys & Co. in Greensboro, S.C., told TDmonthly in autumn 2010.
AWARDS: 2010 TDmonthly Top Seller
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25620 (added 10/16/2009)
Everything about this toy is fake. We admit it. From the faux Black Ebony handle to the fake bow string. It's all fake. All fake except the performance. The Faux Bow was designed with only one goal: To be the best performing toy bow on the market. We beat all the competition by miles. Every Nerf® enthusiast's jaw will drop at the distance and accuracy of this beast. It out shoots and out distances everything in the class. My mom always told me not to judge a book by its cover. No truer words could be said about the Faux Bow™. Under its fake exterior lies the heart of a dragon (here comes the segue). So, if dragons are on the menu... Faux Bow™ is ready to do some slaying. Comes with 3 perfectly balanced Faux titanium arrows and one 3 arrow quiver.
— "This Bow an Arrow is new from Marky Sparky - creators of the popular 'Doink It Darts.' The bow shoots 'arrows,' which are more-or-less the same missles sold in Marky Sparky's popular 'Blast Pad' rockets. The rockets worked well and seem to be a good addition to a strong line," Joe Mitchell, owner of YoYo Joe's Toys & Fun, told TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.
— “Those things fly out of here,” unintentionally punned Christine Osborne, co-owner of Wonder Works in Charleston, S.C., in Fall 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25248 (added 8/31/2009)
These eco-friendly stilts are just like your favorite uncle used to make. The uprights are 47-3/4" tall. The footrests adjust from 5-1/2" to 14-1/2". The bottom position provides an extra large base for better balance. Walking tips are included. Adult assembly is required.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24842 (added 8/4/2009)
Kids can whittle down their waists by keeping this hula hoop going. It comes in various colors and sizes to suit all shapes and sensibilities.
— Syd Clarke, owner of Ali-Cat in Carrboro, N.C., sells about 30 hula hoops per month. She attributes the fad's resurgence to increased interest in countering childhood obesity with exercise. She also noted that a woman in her neighborhood now offers a hula hoop class for adults.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24588 (added 7/16/2009)
The MOOV by BERG is both a construction toy and a rideable vehicle for children, ages 5 to 12. Children can construct MOOV by themselves without the use of any tools or help from parents. The wooden parts, rings, shafts and frames are multi-functional. Once the model is complete, the fun continues. MOOV construction toys are available in three kits: Starter, Advanced, and Street. The Starter kit ($210.00) can create three wooden models, the Advanced ($300.00) seven models, and the Street ($376.00) up to 10 models. For each new construction, the old model must be taken apart.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23891 (added 5/27/2009)
For the pair of Mashoonga!® Warriors who want a very challenging dual that requires a higher skill set than playing with the sabers. You and your opponent will have hours of fun with the Mashoonga!® Bo-Staffs by Revel King. These are quality made products that will hold up to the intended abuse they will get. So, revel on!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23132 (added 3/31/2009)
From: REVEL KING, INC.
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For the group that likes to have some competitive fun. Mashoonga!® Sabers by Revel King are new and unique sport toys for playing the new game of Mashoonga!. These are quality made products that will hold up to the intended abuse they will get. So, revel on!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23131 (added 3/31/2009)
Rubber chicken meets disc golf in this ridiculously fun game. Players each choose a different colored rubber chicken. One player throws the target nice and far! The target becomes the "hole," like in golf. Players then take turns flickin' their chicken at the target. If you don't make it on the target, throw again from where it landed. Each throw counts as a point. Try to land any part of your rubber chicken on the target within the least amount of throws as possible. The player with the lowest score after nine-rounds is the winner. For 2- 4 players.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23103 (added 3/31/2009)
In this highly competitive game, the goal is to become a Mashoonga! Warrior™ by being the first player to win six rounds, thereby completing a Mashoonga! Match.™ Opponents utilize their Mashoonga! Saber™ or Mashoonga! Bo Staff™, aiming to end a round by issuing a full-contact hit to the other player's body or limbs (certain types of hits are prohibited).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23090 (added 3/30/2009)
Now more than 10 years old, PlasmaCar continues to intrigue and fascinate with millions of units sole and multiple awards in over sixty countries worldwide. Just sit, put your feet up, and turn the steering wheel to propel yourself forward up to 6 mph on any smooth, flat surface. With a maximum weight capacity of 220 lbs., even parents and grandparents have experienced a giggle by taking it for a spin. Made from state-of-the-art, high-quality ABS plastics, this kid-powered, durable, ride-on vehicle comes in a variety of colors.
— “I can't believe how many of these I sell,” remarked Jacque Flagg, owner of Jacque’s Inc. in Bryan, Texas. In a March 2009 survey, Flagg reported sales of around 20 per month.
— In spring 2009, 41 percent of 60 retailers listed PlasmaCar as a best-selling ride-on in their stores, reporting sales of a dozen per month on average.
Awards: 2012 Parents Choice Awards Recommended, 2009 Green Parents List Check Mark, 2009 DisneyFamily.com Top Action Figures and Toys for Toddlers, 2009+2008+2005 The National Parenting Centre Seal of Approval, 2008 iParenting Media Toy Award, 2008 Fat Brain Toy Award Active Play, 2006 TIA Outdoor Toy of the Year - Specialty Toy of the Year, 2006 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award, 2005 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, 2005 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Products, 2005 Creative Child Seal of Excellence, 2001 International Patent Fair, Hong Kong Gold Medal
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22968 (added 3/24/2009)
This scooter features an eight-position, adjustable handlebar, a synthetic MaxXtread™ front tire for a smooth and quiet ride, EVA foam rear tires, a rear footbrake and an extra-wide footplate. Weight capacity is 100 lbs. "The KETTLER® Scooter Prinzessin comes with a lifetime warranty on the main 'd' tube frame, [and] also has a five-year warranty on the paint against fading. It is coated inside and outside with an anti-rust coating," Heather McGlothlin, national sales manager for KETTLER International, told TDmonthly. Launch date: March 10, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22783 (added 3/12/2009)
This parent and child activity kit includes materials to create a foot cast in the sand at the beach. It includes enough plaster mix to make molds of two feet and comes in a bright beach pail. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22469 (added 2/16/2009)
SandSac™ Beach Pail and Shovel
From: MESKO Associates LLC
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The SandSac™ is and eco-friendly, foldable travel beach pail. Made from 100% cotton canvas with a bamboo shovel, it is an alternative to the traditional plastic shovel and pail. The SandSac™ is also customizable using fabric markers, paints, or applied accessories. Machine washable and can be folded and stored away until its next use. Comes in three sizes and is sold individually or as a set of two. Also included are four fabric markers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22422 (added 2/9/2009)
Both the single (8') and double (16') are made from a double-braid, soft polypropylene rope that swivels right in the hand, making handles unnecessary. These colorful and durable jump ropes (available in six solid colors and six confetti colors) can be adjusted to fit most size kids, and they can be put into the family wash if soiled. They can be used by adults, too.
— “Jump ropes … are really big right now,” Linda Hamm, owner of Early Work Toy Station in Petaluma, Calif., told TDmonthly in spring 2009.
— Four of 60 retailers surveyed in March 2009 said jump ropes account for their top sales in outdoor and sports toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22354 (added 2/2/2009)
Blow The World’s Biggest Bubbles! This is the famous Bubble Thing that started the giant bubble sport. It blows gorgeous high-flying rainbow-colored bubbles the size of baby whales. Easy! A thrill for all ages. Great for outdoor parties. Graceful operation without compare. Keep dipping and opening and closing the flexible fabric loop to create a fantastic menagerie of bubble shapes and sizes. Package includes BIG Bubble Mix powder that makes 2.7 gallons of world class bubble solution. Just add water and dish soap.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22232 (added 1/23/2009)
Dragon Tire Swing
From: WILDLIFE CREATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC.
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Fire not included! How much fun would it be to take yourself to an enchanted land and tame one of these fire breathing beasts? Handcrafted from shock absorbing recycled tire. Fully assembled. Hanging instructions included. Supports up to 200lbs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20480 (added 9/15/2008)
Blast Pad® Advanced Missile Launch System
From: MARKY SPARKY TOYS
Other products from MARKY SPARKY TOYS
This launch system features a flex tube that stretches to nearly 3’ and won’t restrict airflow. It only blasts vertically (9 degrees either way), using Metalix™ missiles (three included). The parts store in the base, and the product is also available in Electric Extra Terrestrial Green and Exploding Sun Yellow.
— Two of 66 retailers told TDmonthly in July 2008 that this product is one of their overall best sellers. Five of the 66 named it as a best-selling gift item for boys. Three of 39 retailers listed Blast Pads as their best-selling item for tween boys during an October 2009 survey. “I've been accused of giving them away with how fast I go through them,” Jude Larene, owner of Izilla Toys in Seattle, Wash., said in March 2009.
— “Blast Pads from Marky Sparky were our biggest sellers last year,” Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun’s Toy Shop in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly in spring 2009. Of 47 retailers, two told TDmonthly in June 2009 that Blast Pads top their sales of boys' items, reporting figures of seven to 15 sold per month. "We sell that all year. Every time we get them in we sell out," reported Kim Haynes of Lollipop Toy Store in Dawsonville, Ga., in March 2010.
—‘’We sell at least one per week, sometimes more,’’ said manager Gwen Bowden of Doodlehopper 4 Kids in 1Q 2011.
AWARDS: 2010 TDmonthly Top Seller
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20356 (added 8/28/2008)
The scooter boards are soft, comfortable, durable and available in a variety of sizes and features. They feature high-density foam construction and non-marring rubber swivel casters. “Fun, functional and therapeutic, the Saddle Scooters allows the rider to choose from three riding positions, two sitting options or on the tummy. It is a fantastic way to incorporate play and movement into upper body strengthening activities,” Fun and Function LLC President Aviva Weiss told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19366 (added 6/16/2008)
The freestyle vehicle features 3-wheel steering, action-decks and dual hand brakes, designed to propel riders without requiring feet to touch the ground. The highly maneuverable vehicle is extremely easy to learn and ride, and comes in a variety of colors, including red, pink, black and blue. This product received a 2008 NAPPA Honors award. Launch date: February 2008.
— “Sliders are doing great,” remarked Terri Bracken, owner of Earth Explorer Toys in Zionsville, Ind., discussing her best-selling ride-on toys in spring 2009.
— Four of 60 retailers listed scooters as their best selling ride-ons in March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18503 (added 4/18/2008)
The kit helps kids create snowbears by strategically molding snow using the kit’s 3D pieces. Launch date: February 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18399 (added 4/11/2008)
Alloy Mini Glider fits kids 2-6 years old. Same Proven Geometry as PV Glider. Designed in the USA. Lightweight - only 8 LBS. No maintenance "air-free" tires Comes with tool to assemble in less than a minute. Availabe in Red Candy Apple and Candy Blue Metallic Paint. Suitable for boy or girl. Really sparkles in the light. The only balance bike with pegs to rest feet. Patent Pending)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18094 (added 3/25/2008)
Okiedog - Fropper
From: INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
Other products from INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
The ride-on is intended for toddlers over the age of 18 months. The ride-on features a unique spring system that links the two-level seat, a curved seat for security and caster wheels that make changing direction easy. The ride-on can fold into a fraction of its original size, making it convenient for parents to carry and store. Launch date: December 2007.
— “Fropper by International Playthings…we sold every one as soon as they came in and we have them on back order,” Kathy Byrd, owner of Fantasy Island Toys in Fairhope, Ala., told TDmonthly.
— “Fropper is new and doing well,” Josh Darby, manager of Toy Up in Little Rock, Ark., told TDmonthly in early 2008.
— Two of 45 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in early 2008 singled out the Fropper as their stores’ most popular ride-on. The Fropper continued to be a favorite into spring 2010, cited by two of 37 retailers during a TDmonthly survey on best-selling ride-ons, with sales of two to 10 per month.
Past videos: WTHRA 2009
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18090 (added 3/24/2008)
The floating bean bag toss game consists of a 36” x 24” wedge target that inflates and floats like a raft and eight frog-shaped waterproof bean bags. Lilly pad scoring zones add a fun, new twist to the game. The game can be played on land or in a pool. "It takes the fun and huge popularity of traditional lawn bean bag toss to the swimming pool, indoors and beyond with the first-of-its-kind inflatable, floating target and toss bean bags," President Justin Greiwe of Driveway Games Company told TDmonthly. This product was named a 2008 Toy of the Year by Creative Child Magazine. Launch date: June 1, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18011 (added 3/17/2008)
Users can create hundreds of different colorful and 3D flying shapes and designs with this illuminated or lighted flying disc. Each colorful light appears as its own 3D flying shape. Awards: 2009 Top Toy of the Year, Creative Child Magazine. Launch date: January 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18001 (added 3/17/2008)
This giant flying foam toy can be thrown in 12 different ways and flies up to 200'. The Uberdart is soft and light, making it easy to catch and throw, and may be used for group games and family fun activities. It is ASTM safety tested for ages 6 and up. Launch date: March 2007.
— Two of 47 retailers named Uberdarts as their best seller for boys in June 2009.
— In March 2010, TDmonthly surveyed 37 specialty retailers about their top-selling outdoor toy. Sheryl Guidera, owner of Kaleidoscope the Parent Teacher Store in Capitola, Calif., said, “There is no question, it's the Uberdart. Absolutely the best.”
Past videos: WTHRA 2008
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17924 (added 3/12/2008)
The scooter features two pedals that are similar to a stair climber and propel the scooter forward. The rider can either pedal the scooter, or push-off the scooter like a kick-scooter. The scooter is multifunctional, serving as a toy, fitness and exercise equipment and a mode of transportation. Both parents and kids can ride together. (Max 180 lbs) Launch date: February 2009. www.pumgo.com
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17609 (added 2/19/2008)
This outdoor paddle ball game adds a twist to the traditional beach game. Players play the game without a net, with opposing game squares placed 12' apart. The product received a 2008 Seal of Excellence award in the Outdoor Fun category from Creative Child Magazine. Launch date: April 2008.
— “If you like table or outdoor tennis, you will love this game because it incorporates the action-sport quality of continuous ball play while outdoors on the beach, in the backyard, at the park or campsite … total outdoor fun!” Daniel Deppen of Cell Tag USA told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16789 (added 12/28/2007)
Bolaball is perfect for family gatherings and outings with friends, take it to the park, beach, camping, barbecues or enjoy in the comfort of your own backyard. It's travel bag with shoulder strap makes it the ultra portable game! AND now with the addition of our games stands that allows Bolaball to stand without being hammered into the ground you can play in your driveway, garage, or basement!
Toy Fair 2008
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16211 (added 11/21/2007)
This assortment includes the Rocket Glider, Steel Titan and Para Glider, all of which can be launched up to 50 feet in the air. All rockets are made from a soft, safe foam and come in “try me” packaging that emits real rocket sounds.
— These rockets were best sellers at Twirl Toystore & Playspace in Taos, N.M., in early 2009, according to Owner Molly McMullin. “These have been on our best-seller list for over a year,” she told TDmonthly. “We always suggest buying two, because they’re so fun to play ‘tag’ with.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16162 (added 11/15/2007)
The air powered paintball repeater releases up to 20 paintballs in just ten seconds. The paintball repeater features an air tank that has a built in pressure gauge and safety valve. It can shoot up to 10 paintballs on one fully pressurized air tank, and up to 20 paintballs in just ten seconds. It also comes with safety goggles, a wipe-clean target and 40 biodegradable, non-toxic and water-soluble paintballs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16004 (added 11/5/2007)
The rapid-fire paintball blowpipe is 36” in length when assembled. The blowpipe comes complete with a repeater loading system, a wipe-clean target, safety goggles and 80 non-toxic and biodegradable paintballs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16003 (added 11/5/2007)
This cross between a scooter and a skateboard features 360-degree steering with pivot-steering technology. It allows riders to easily drift, carve and turn, and has an aircraft-grade aluminum base, cast polyurethane wheels, and a durable front fork designed to enhance skatepark, street and downhill performance.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15931 (added 10/31/2007)
The revolutionary, patent-pending sand toy has children put their imagination, creativity and problem-solving skills to use in constructing up to 64 different sandcastles. The 12-block building system of interchangeable "mold blocks" creates 8"-high columns of sand by adding wet sand to the interior compartments of the blocks and then removing them to reveal sand sculptures. The toy combines elements of art, a three-dimensional puzzle and construction. Launch date: July 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15840 (added 10/19/2007)
This sled combines the elements of snow sledding with ice blocking, allowing the sled to cruise down snow-covered hills in the wintertime and race down grass-covered hills during warmer months. On snow, the sled works like a typical snow sled; on grass, the sled requires attaching Icers to the bottom of the sled. The included Icers can provide an hour or two of sledding enjoyment, depending on temperature, humidity and use. Additional Icers can be purchased separately. "The Slicer is the only sled designed to work on both snow and grass," Scott Ireland of Ice Meister told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 10, 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15731 (added 10/12/2007)
Yackle Ball – Black & Capri
From: TTALF "TOYS" CORPORATION
Other products from TTALF "TOYS" CORPORATION
America’s new x-shaped ball is great for all athletic abilities. The ball has phenomenal aerodynamics that make it go super far when thrown. It is easy to catch, and its softness makes it safe. Yackle Ball games are fun for everyone and can help with hand-eye coordination and motor skills, as well as encouraging creativity and active play. The Yackle Ball is 100-percent made in the U.S. and is strictly sold in specialty stores. “It’s a great way for children of all ages or whole families to have fun and be active together,” General Manager Charles Littwin of Ttalf Corp. told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 2007.
— Ever seen a ball shaped like an “x”? The Yackle Ball worked its way up to a TDmonthly Innovations 2007 award based on sturdy construction, attractive design and color options as well as its potential to build coordination and shape active play in a whole new way.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15247 (added 9/19/2007)
Award-winning, active-play device that adapts for many sports and games. Catches and throws balls up to 150 ft., Mini Super Spots Disk Set comes with two sports disks 12-in in diameter and a soft, rubber filaments, ball.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14903 (added 8/27/2007)
Baby Banz Sunglasses and Hat
From: BABY BANZ
Other products from BABY BANZ
This bright pink pair of wrap-around shades offers 100 percent protection from UVA and UVB rays and features durable polycarbonate lenses, as well as an adjustable strap. The sunglasses are packaged with a matching hat with a flower design.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13915 (added 7/5/2007)
The portable BBQ allows kids to be part of a backyard cookout all summer long. The battery-operated BBQ includes 4oz. of Gazillion Solution, two tongs, a spatula, a basting brush, six food bubble molds and a dipping tray. "While mom and/or dad are barbequing, the child can be doing the same, but creating a backyard full of bubbles instead of smoke!" Funrise Inc. Marketing Manager Kathy Hawk told TDmonthly. "This item has great packaging that jumps off the shelf." This product is a 2008 iParenting Media Best Product Award winner. Launch date: July 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13192 (added 5/30/2007)
This hand-held bubble party machine provides an endless stream of bubbles, allowing children to make thousands of bubbles in just minutes. Kids just pull the handle of the battery-operated ball to see it work. It comes with Super Miracle Bubbles solution and requires four AA batteries (not included).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12900 (added 5/21/2007)
The Rock-it Stone Age Flyer is a Skill Level 1 kit that launches on Estes C11 or D engines. Underneath its rocky exterior is laser cut fins, a pre-shaped stone nose cone and a sleek design that launches this rock to over 540 feet.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12297 (added 4/12/2007)
Created for the ultimate in throw-and-catch fun, Flik Stix allows players to throw using the patented scoop and catch on the Velcro pad. “Flik Stix are uniquely designed to be easy to throw long distances,” Nathan Keker of Diggin told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11970 (added 3/19/2007)
This self-propelling, three-wheeled ride-on toy cruises smoothly and silently along the ground, similar to the movement of a snake. The rider simply sits in the seat, feet-first, and propels with an easy back-and-forth leg movement, demonstrating a special combination of physics properties that fascinates most first-time observers. There are no chains, no motor and no batteries. The product comes packaged with extendable axis rods (S, M, L), so it can grow with the child. “Awe-inspiring physics” and “the strong, long-lasting steel tube frame and overall quality construction” really set this product apart, according to EzyRoller President Denis Allais. Launch date: May 2007.
— Anyone can sit back and get a workout with this sleek and sporty, three-wheeled ride-on toy that moves fluidly with back-and-forth leg motion. Its long, low-set and adjustable design differentiates it from other ride-ons, as do the properties of physics that bring it to life. Such stats have garnered the Ezyroller a TDmonthly Innovations 2007 award.
— Jeanette Lauture of Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats in Montclair, N.J., told TDmonthly in summer 2008 that the Ezyroller is a hot seller in her store. “This New Zealand outdoor ride-on toy is very innovative and has longevity for kids 3 to 14 years of age,” she said. “I’ve been selling it since October of ‘07.”
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11949 (added 3/16/2007)
Over a million viewers tune in each week to see what cool science experiment Steve Spangler has up his sleeve. He shoots potatoes, makes toilet paper fly and turns two-liter bottles of soda into giant geysers all in the name of getting people of all ages turned onto science. The now-famous Mentos and Diet Coke experiment turned into one of the most viral marketing campaigns in the history of the Internet. Just drop an unwrapped roll of Mentos into a freshly opened two-liter bottle of soda and the pop becomes a geyser of foam guaranteed to make onlookers cheer wildly and run away. Spangler designed a Mentos-releasing tube so that kids of all ages can make their own Great Geysers without getting soaked. Just load up the tube, stand back and pull out the pin with a string. This set includes more than 15 activities and allows kids to set up their own geyser lab.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11646 (added 2/26/2007)
This 18” sports disk features a foam ring with a high-strength elastic membrane, and can catch and throw balls up to 150'. It is a safe, high-quality sports activity device that adapts to volleyball, tennis, baseball and other sports, and can be a blast at the beach or pool. A 12” size is also available. Suggested retail price for the two sizes ranges from $15 to $40. “The Super Sports Disk products are fantastic as confidence-building, motor-skill activities for young children, but are also great for more advanced users,” Kevin Williams of OgoSport told TDmonthly. This product received a Spring 2007 Parents' Choice Award. Launch date: May 20, 2007.
— Quality materials and a super bouncing effect earned the classy OgoSport a TDmonthly Innovations 2007 award. Its broad appeal and correlation to other sports make the disk applicable to a variety of fun and healthy activities, and its bright color and sleek packaging grab attention.
— “OgoSport is a good line for us,” Eric Masoncup, owner of Gepetto's Toy Box in Oak Park, Ill., told TDmonthly about his best-selling gift for boys in summer 2009.
— Joe Beradoni, owner of Pun's Toys in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2011 survey about best-selling toys that "during the summer, we sell 5-7 a week."
Past videos: WTHRA 2007
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11557 (added 2/21/2007)
The Original Yo Baby Practice Board
From: GarageCo Toys, Inc.
Other products from GarageCo Toys, Inc.
This action toy helps keep kids fit as they simulate and learn how to skate, surf and snowboard without getting wet, cold or sore. Children can twist it, kick it, flip it or pop it as they play. The board measures 21” by 5.25” and comes in red, yellow, green and blue. “This product is the first of its kind. The boarding industry never had a plastic, functional, inexpensive toy — a 21st century toy,” CEO Bob Ellis of GarageCo Toys told TDmonthly. Launch date: June 2006.
— It’s very simple, yes, but the Yo Baby Practice Board received a TDmonthly Innovations 2007 award due to its usefulness as a training tool for very young children, propelling them to develop board-sport skills they can use later in life. It’s perfect for use on carpet in the home, and can easily travel anywhere.
— “We're doing well with Yo Babys, [and] ordering a case a month,” said Connie Hoeft, owner of C R Toys in Kearney, N.E., when asked about her best-selling sports toys in spring 2009.
— “We do really well with the Yo Baby practice boards. Last year, we went through a lot of those,” Lauren Obenour, manager of Green Frog Toys in Portland, Ore., told TDmonthly in March 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11555 (added 2/21/2007)
This X-shaped ball flies farther than a football but it’s soft so it won't hurt the kid catching it. The Yackle Ball comes with many fun and stimulating games to encourage outdoor play. It is available in 10 colors. CEO Patricia Littwin of Ttalf Corporation chose to manufacturer the original Yackle in the United States, and automation within a 10,000 sq. ft. North Carolinian facility allows production at only 10 cents more per ball than was quoted in China, she said. “We like the Yackle Balls by Ttalf,” Owner Linda Angel of Kidoodles Toys in Norman, Okla., told TDmonthly upon her return from Toy Fair 2007. Awards: TDmonthly Innovations 2007. Launch date: June 1, 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11076 (added 1/11/2007)
Yackle Ball Jr.
From: TTALF "TOYS" CORPORATION
Other products from TTALF "TOYS" CORPORATION
This x-shaped ball is getting younger children prepared for all sports. It is easy to catch, so it builds confidence. The ball’s softness helps eliminate the fear factor. The games kids play with the ball are educational and improve hand-eye-coordination. “Yackle Ball Jr. has the perfect shape to teach our children at a young age to have fun with sports and outdoor toys,” inventor Patricia Littwin told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 1, 2007.
— Ray Goodhart, owner of Ages & Stages Toy Box in Arvada, Colo., told TDmonthly after Toy Fair 2008 that his store would be bringing in the Yackle Ball.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11073 (added 1/11/2007)
The Fortamjig provides a fun, easy way to build cool play spaces anywhere. The Fortamajig measures an open 8' square and is created out of durable nylon ripstop with no hard pieces to break or lose. It has open-able, stretchy loops around the interior and exterior edges for attachment to chair backs, tree branches, doorknobs and more, and features a closable mesh window, a flap door and four corner pockets. A reversible double-layer design is available for $89.95. This product is a Fall 2007 Parent's Choice Gold Award and Summer 2007 Dr. Toy Best Product Award winner. Launch date: February 2007.
— “The Fortamajig's open-ended design allows kids to create any play structure they can imagine, both indoors and out. Parents will appreciate the versatility the Fortamajig offers in one lightweight, portable and washable unit,” founders Katherine Huck and Kristen Stocking of The Happy Kid Company told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10998 (added 1/8/2007)
The Air-YO is a unique tethered flying object. Flyers can direct every glide, hover and orbit of the Air-YO using the Control Rod, and can play alone, or, with extra Control Rods, connect as many as three people to one Air-YO at the same time for a game of "Anti-catch." Endless action, tricks and multi-player games make the Air-YO highly addictive fun both indoors and out. The product is made with durable ripstop nylon and has a graphite frame. It is available in three sail patterns: Birdy, Iris and Twisty.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10387 (added 12/4/2006)
This black beauty heirloom is built with quality steel construction. Authentic character includes enamel paint, chrome windshield, steering wheel and hub caps, padded seat, solid rubber tires and adjustable five-position pedals. This toy’s safety has been tested and approved, though adult supervision is required.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10242 (added 11/27/2006)
Multi-award winning and multi-directional Wheely Bugs, distributed in the United States by Prince Lionheart, go backward, forward, sideways and 'round and 'round. These ride-on bugs have a magical mind of their own. Their bodies have a padded layer of sponge, which is covered with a tough polyurethane skin that can easily be wiped clean. Handmade and crafted from the highest quality materials, Wheely Bug features multi-directional casters and unlimited mobility on all level surfaces. “The fact that the Wheely Bug is multi-directional, encourages gross motor skills and at the same time is heaps of fun,” explains its appeal, said Sarah Eastman, sales and marketing associate at Prince Lionheart. “In addition,” she continued, “this is a great product for the specialty market because it is handmade and beautifully crafted. Now moms can let their kids play with bugs, worry-free.”
― Wheely Bug was a Toy Fair favorite spotted by Terry Myers, owner of Kaleidoscope Toys in Round Rock, Texas. It was voted Toy of the Year in BabyTalk's Dec. 2006/Jan. 2007 issue and received the 2007 Silver Award for Best Baby & Infant Product in The Netherlands.
— This handmade Australian toy earns gold stars for everything — wooden base, sturdy construction, simple design, adorable themes, easy-to-clean seat, multi-directional motion and two size options — all adding up to its receipt of a TDmonthly Top Toy 2007 award.
— Two of 60 retailers in a March 2009 survey listed Prince Lionheart Wheely Bugs as a best-selling ride-in in their stores. The Wheely Bug was a best seller at Golden Apple Learning Store in Pleasanton, Calif., in summer 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10241 (added 11/27/2006)
The Snofling was invented in the ‘70s, on the Johnny Carson Show, and sold over 5,500,000 units in three winter seasons. Used for making and throwing snowballs further and faster and with warm hands, it now has a tether so it can be hung from the wrist and used while snowboarding, skiing and snowmobiling. The Snofling also has a built-in horn for signaling and for sporting events. It comes in four bright colors and is more durable and longer lasting than ever.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9235 (added 9/5/2006)
It flies, it skips on water, it bounces; the Satryan Ball does it all. Part round ball, part flying saucer; it flies by using a wing-like greater surface on the upper portion and centrifugal force for stabilization. You inflate it like a ball and throw it like a Frisbee, turn the Satryan ball on its side and it bounces. Made from soft and flexible vinyl, it comes in three colors: red, purple, yellow.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8148 (added 6/6/2006)
Age Range: 4 and up
These hand tools aren’t only kid-sized, they’re kid-like! Super buggy handles inspire playfulness and provide “grip-tion!” Dig with the bug-like shovel faces segmented like bug bodies, while the cute Backyard Bunch™ faces grin along! Approx. 11” long.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7640 (added 4/20/2006)
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