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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: $44.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Specialty: No
Gender: Girls
Category: Construction
Play Sets
Preschool



This is the first line of construction toys designed for preschool girls ages 1 and up. Features sparkly translucent blocks,  princesses with sparkling tiaras, ponies, and more. This tub includes sparkly and regular blocks, two princesses, and a little pony. Launch date: Fall 2012.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33698      (added 2/15/2012)
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Age Range: 7 to 14
Specialty: No
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Play Sets
Halloween Merchandise



The set contains a ghost train with three ghosts, and a red plane with four flick-fire missiles for the two Monster Fighters. When the train moves, the ghost train wings move too. All the ghosts glow in the dark. 422 Pieces. Launch date: 2012.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33655      (added 2/12/2012)
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This set includes 2 cups with saucer, 2 spoons, 2 cookies and 2 tea bags. The dishes are made of shatterproof melamine and are dishwasher safe for easy clean up.  The realistic cloth tea bags can be put in the washer. Not recommended for use in microwave.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32029      (added 3/29/2011)
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MSRP: $24.50
Age Range: 3 and up
Target Age Range: 4 to 10
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Water Activities



This boat really floats, has lots of storage, and can be upgraded to have a motor. Comes with family, snorkeling accessories, a cooler with snacks, and two beach towels.
— In a March 2012 survey, 2 out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that items from Playmobil were their best sellers. Donna Frederick, owner of The Play House Toy Store in Durham, N.C., told TDmonthly that they sell 10-12 sets from Playmobil each month, and that Playmobil has "Been a best seller for a long time."

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31788      (added 3/3/2011)
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MSRP: $59.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Target Age Range: 4 to 10
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



The Family Motorhome, with its removable roof and side, makes it easy to play. The Motorhome comes with a bathroom and kitchen. The Motorhome also comes with a bike rack and a cargo box for storage. Set includes four figures and many other accessories. Dimensions: 35 x 14 x 15 cm

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31787      (added 3/3/2011)
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MSRP: $48.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Target Age Range: 4 to 10
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



The new Playmobil Swimming Pool comes with a working water slide and shower. Fill the pool with water and let the figures dive in. Includes six figures.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31786      (added 3/3/2011)
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SKU or Item #: 4857
Category: Play Sets
Pretend Play



Life is carefree at the Playmobil Summer House. The house is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom, making it the perfect getaway for a family of four. The pretty terrace decorated with plants has patio furniture and a grill for barbecues. Set also comes with four figures and many other accessories. Dimensions: 14.2 x 13 x 8.8 inches (L x W x H). Recommended for ages four to ten. Suggested Retail Price: $59.99. Warning. Choking Hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31532      (added 1/21/2011)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Target Age Range: 6 to 8
Specialty: No
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 37001
Launch Date: August 2010
Gender: Girls
Category: Play Sets
Animal Figures
Dolls - Accessories



The Squinkies™ Surprize Inside Bubble Pack includes 16 collectible “squooshy” friend and pet mini-dolls individually encased in signature plastic toy bubbles. Adding fun and intrigue, four bubbles are frosted to hide their content offering more fun surprises. Pop the bubble open and find a Squinkies surprise inside. With hundreds to collect, trade and share, Squinkies offers kids endless hours of imaginative play as they create their very own Squinkies world. This pack comes with 16 Squinkies, including kittens, puppies, babies and ponies.
Awards: 2010 Toys R Us Fab 15 Hot Toy List; 2010 Time To Play Magazine 2010 Most Wanted List; 2010 Dr. Toy
― As of 9.21.2010, this product was listed No. 2 on Amazon's top 100 best-selling toys and games.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30333      (added 9/1/2010)
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Thomas and Mavis pick up cargo, then and ascend and descend step climbs in this play set. The trains follow the rails through the gates, up over the bridge and to the tug boat that just came for a visit.
— In a February 2012 survey about bestselling wooden toys, Barbara Fineblum, owner of Barston's Child's Play in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly that Thomas the Tank Engine toys were among their bestsellers.
— In a May 2012 survey, two out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that Thomas the Tank Engine was their best selling licensed brand.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30206      (added 8/25/2010)
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A combination of quality wood and durable molded parts, this barn has a removable roof for easy access, two large sliding stall doors with stalls to keep farm and horse animals in.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29955      (added 8/10/2010)
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MSRP: $21.95
Age Range: 4 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
SKU or Item #: 00182
Launch Date: September 2010
Gender: Girls
Category: Plush
Collectibles
Play Sets



Salsa comes in a fully packed set that highlights her Singing Sensation personality. The box set comes with pet Salsa, purse, blanket, guitar and sparkling dress, trading card, and an 8.5" x 11" Pet Poster. The entire packaging also doubles as a playstage to further increase the play value and collectibility of these Little Pets Living Big Lives.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29925      (added 8/9/2010)
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MSRP: $21.95
Age Range: 4 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Launch Date: September 2010
Gender: Girls
Category: Plush
Collectibles
Play Sets



Woofgang comes in a fully packed set that highlights his Celebrity Chef personality. The box set comes with pet Woofgang, purse, blanket, chef hat and scarf, frying pan, cleaver, trading card, and an 8.5" x 11" Pet Poster. The entire packaging also doubles as a playstage to further increase the play value and collectibility of these Little Pets Living Big Lives.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29922      (added 8/9/2010)
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MSRP: $30.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Small Toy
Play Sets
Wooden Toys



These sporty wooden toy cars feature streamlined shapes and realistic brightly colored "windows" and "tires."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29706      (added 7/23/2010)
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MSRP: $29.95
Age Range: 2 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Gender: Girls
Category: Play Sets
Dolls
Pretend Play



This 11" by 7" by 8" portable playhouse includes three fairy friends, a bee fairy, a table and chairs, and a slide. The  removable roof allows for easy access to the inside.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28945      (added 6/16/2010)
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MSRP: $7.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Animal Figures
Play Sets
Preschool



Hazel likes to make a lot of noise. She loves banging on the cymbals of her father's drum set. Honey really likes playing in his father's mail bags and throwing envelopes in the air. He tends to make a big mess. This pair is part of the Calico Critters of Cloverleaf Corners collection.
— Mary Sisson, owner of Kazoodles in Vancouver, Wash., named the Pickleweeds family among her top-30 best sellers in early June 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28766      (added 6/7/2010)
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Baseball Guys packs an entire stadium into a handy plastic storage bin. Each box contains 26 2 1/2" players from red and blue teams, an umpire, a felt field and an adjustable scoreboard.
Awards: iParenting Media
— Katie from Katie’s Nesting Spot felt that the Baseball Guys made a great way for fathers and grandfathers to bond with their kids over baseball. She appreciated the comparatively large size of the figures and the included stackable carry case, though she remarked that the container lid did not stay shut when moved.
— Rhea of Mommy23Monkeys reported that her eldest son disliked having to switch between figures posed in “hitting” and “running” poses while acting out games. Her more imaginative sons thoroughly enjoyed playing with the figures, both in baseball and non-baseball themed play.
— In a May 2012 survey about best selling toys, Mike DiAndrea, manager of Hardware Toy Center in Paoli, Pa., told TDmonthly that they sell 10 of this item each month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28611      (added 5/24/2010)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Action Figures



This portable play set has a handle at the top and a door that opens to store all the pieces inside. It contains 22 pieces, includes a couple of pirates, a skeleton, guns and other accessories, and even a cannon that really fires cannonballs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27974      (added 4/13/2010)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



The Be Good Company My Little Sandbox line features tabletop play sets encouraging creativity, imagination and fun by bringing the sandbox or the beach into the home on rainy or cold days. Kids can play in the ultra fine sand-filled 10" x 10" x 2" wooden box. Each play set includes the wooden box, sand, a no-mess play mat, a re-sealable storage box, and themed toys - dog house, doggie food, grooming tools, doggie bed, 6 dogs, drinking water, pooper scooper, grooming rate, and 3 doggie toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27933      (added 4/8/2010)
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LEGO's construction play sets and figures feature classic and new characters from Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3. The Toy Story 3 Western Train serves up many adventures as builders help Woody, Buzz and Jessie fight their way into the train and get everyone off safely.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27615      (added 3/17/2010)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 3 to 10
SKU or Item #: A1388XX
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Storage
Play Sets
Pretend Play



When unzipped, it becomes an activity center perfect for buildings and fire fighters with LEGO Bricks. When play is done, four quick zips and all the bricks are captured inside. The LEGO® CITY FIRE ZipBin® Large Toy Box Playmat features cut handles and fabulous artwork. It is designed to be sturdy, strong, stackable and portable. LEGO blocks are not included. LEGO, The LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2009 LEGO Group. "It is a large playmat that zips up into a sturdy, portable, toy box that has amazing artwork," Robin Leighty, Marketing and Sales Specialist, Neat-Oh! International, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27513      (added 3/10/2010)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: December 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Licensed Products
Creative Activities



Andy's friends are out of the toy box. Woody and Buzz are ready to round them up for another adventure! Each tin includes a colorful play scene printed on the inside of the tin, 1 additional colorful play scene (2 cards) and 3 sheets of magnets.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27476      (added 3/5/2010)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: April 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Boats
Creative Activities



This ship hoists a yellow submachine attached by hook and rope for imaginative journeys through the depths of the ocean. The boat’s nine built-in layers of storage space contain 44 figures, including deep-sea divers, shipwrecked items and various forms of sea life. A bonus DVD is included with the story of Captain Nemo plus interactive sea games. Launch date: April 2010.
Awards: 2010 Dr. Toy Best Vacation Products
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27455      (added 3/4/2010)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Preschool
Pretend Play



Kids can use the icing tube-shaped dry-erase markers to color four wooden cupcakes that come with a baking tray, cupcake sleeves and decorative wooden candles. The package measures 10.5" x 13.25" x 3.13".
— Play food sets and cutting food from Melissa & Doug were named as a best-selling wooden toy by seven of 38 retailers in February 2010. "The Melissa & Doug cupcake set did really well," Lesa Smith of Whiz Kid Toys in San Luis Obispo, Calif., told TDmonthly.
― Michael McCollum, owner of Learning Express in Hoover, Ala., told TDmonthly in spring 2010 that the Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set is his best-selling playset. “One of my employees absolutely loves it,” he said of what helps drive sales.
― “All year, [the best seller] is food sets from Melissa & Doug,” said Bill Rayment, owner of Toy Crossing in Harbor Beach, Mich., when asked about his top-selling playsets and activity kits during an April 2010 interview.
― Six of 43 retailers listed Melissa & Doug as their top supplier of playsets in April 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27372      (added 2/24/2010)
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Kids can release their inner Robinson Crusoe with this building set. The natural wood pieces can fit together in a number of ways to build the perfect island getaway.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26785      (added 1/27/2010)
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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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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Play Sets
Preschool



This rugged playset is constructed of Sprigwood, which is a bio-composite material that blends reclaimed wood and recycled plastic, and is dyed with safe pigments. The set includes explorer and rescue boats, Captain Owen the adventure guide, an interchangeable adventure hat, a life preserver, mother and baby dolphins, and a backpack accessory.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26135      (added 11/20/2009)
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Complete with 20 interchangeable parts, this Bike Shop set features two frames, two sets of wheels, various other parts needed to successfully assemble a bicycle, a storage case for the pieces, and a set of stickers to deck out the bikes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24859      (added 8/5/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



Illuminated with detailed Egyptian images, the gate of this mysterious temple opens a whole world of creative play in ancient Egypt. The set comes with a rune-inscribed obelisk, ceremonial scepters and headdresses, a sedan chair, three figures and a stately panther.  It may be used as a stand-alone set or combined with other pieces from Playmobil's Egypt line for exploration of the ancient world.  Launch date: August 2009.
— “Playmobil. It blows me away how popular it is right now. We have a whole room of Playmobil and it's outstanding,” Fred Meyer, owner of Meyer's Toy World in Battle Creek, Mich., told TDmonthly in June 2009.
— “We brought it in new last year and it's always selling,” said Phillip Anderson, manager of The Down Town Toy Store in Kenosha, Wis., when asked about his top-selling gift for boys in summer 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24714      (added 7/21/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Wooden Toys
Eco-Friendly



The Parking Garage has three floors of parking space, a working elevator tower, attendant's booth and helipad. The set also includes a figure, car, gas station and car wash. It measures 19.3" x 13.8" x 13".
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24597      (added 7/16/2009)
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This 6" plush castle with a front door that opens from the top includes prince and princess finger puppets as well as a dragon and a white unicorn with sound effects.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24569      (added 7/15/2009)
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SKU or Item #: W-8839A
Category: Play Sets
Infant & Toddler
Wooden Toys



The Teamson Design Play Castles are the newest design of play time that your children will love! Each Castle is very easy to assemble (no tools required!) and comes complete with figurines and furniture! The swivel base ensures that where ever they are, the will have full access to their play area with its high quality designs and its hand crafted structure.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24198      (added 6/24/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Creative Activities



With 20+ felt pieces, this story board includes a sturdy handle and back pocket for storage of the pieces. This particular theme highlights sea life and various other characters for play. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24180      (added 6/19/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Play Sets
Preschool



This colorful, themed set includes a carry handle and a storage pouch on the back for toting the various pieces included. It features felt fairies, flowers, insects and more. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24179      (added 6/19/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 115
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Play Sets



Outfitted with 19+ pieces, this felt storyboard set measures 12" x 15" and has a sturdy, attached handle. Pieces include pirates, weapons, treasure and other accessories. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24178      (added 6/19/2009)
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This colorful stack and play puzzle combines together to form Noah's Ark. The Ark breaks up into 13 layers, 12 of the layers acting as different levels of storage for the different plastic animal figures residing within them. Each layer of the ark have special spaces to hold each individual animal figure in place. 21 pairs of animals as well as two human figurines are included. Animals include giraffes, pigs, birds, horses, rhinos, and dogs. This product received a 2009 Tillywig Brain Child Award and Sterling Fun Award, as well as a 2009 Seal of Approval from The National Parenting Center.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23980      (added 6/2/2009)
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Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Play Sets



Bright colored and super-chunky for little hands, Polly's Pony Adventure includes six pieces to accompany a child on a horse-riding adventure. The car and horse trailer attach easily with magnets, getting the two characters and their two horses ready to go on the road.  Other arena-side accessories, as well as the push-button tailgate and shape-sorting roof of the trailer, add to the fun.
— “Wow toys are my best seller, bar none,” said Ron Kutchik, owner of Grand Slam Toys in Kodiak, Alaska. Kutchik listed Wow Toys as not only his best-selling playset in an April 2009 survey, but also as a long-time top seller in his entire inventory.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23806      (added 5/21/2009)
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MSRP: $16.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Designer Toys



This Domo is not too small and not too big... he's just right. Confide in him, play with him, listen to him - he's the perfect everyday companion.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23555      (added 5/6/2009)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 to 7
SKU or Item #: 108
Category: Preschool
Creative Activities
Play Sets



“Busy Day on the Farm” lets you spend time with all the fun farm animals.  Watch the pigs roll in the mud.  Milk the cow.  Feed the bunny some carrots.  Gather eggs from the hen.  You can even drive the tractor through the corn fields.

14 ¾ x 11 ¾ -inch feltboard with a collection of over 20 themed felt pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23361      (added 4/24/2009)
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Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Animal Figures
Plush
Play Sets



So Small Pets moms and dads can take their tiny, posable progeny to the amusement park for fun. There's a ferris wheel, merry-go-round, and a train set for tiny tots. All of the So Small Pets are posable and can stand on their own. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23348      (added 4/23/2009)
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Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Plush



These soft, posable plush pets can form a club in their treehouse, ride a monorail, play on the tire swing  and help the babies up into the tree with a dumb-water bucket.  They can even stand on their own! Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23347      (added 4/23/2009)
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MSRP: $15.00
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Play Sets
Tween



This colorful tin box comes with three sheets of mermaid-themed magnets, including three dolls plus clothing and accessories, and two cards with background images on both sides. The product is printed with nontoxic ink, and the tin measures 7-7/8” x 6 3/10” x 1”.
— “Magnetic paper dolls from Mudpuppy,” are the best-selling travel toy at Twirl in Taos, N.M. “I sold 32 last month,” Owner Molly McMullin told TDmonthly in March 2009.
— Three of 64 retailers named Mudpuppy magnetic sets as top sellers for travel in spring 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23242      (added 4/9/2009)
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Category: Play Sets
Plush



Haylee and Trot the Horses love spending time with their baby twins. After Haylee taught herself how to walk on two legs, she taught her whole family too! Now they all get to do the same sorts of things that humands do. One of their favorite family activities is "horsing around" on the playground. Their kids espeically enjoy palyin on the swings and slide. Now you can join the Horse family for some good, old-fashioned horseplay!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23169      (added 4/3/2009)
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Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Dolls - Accessories
Play Sets



Bamboo Sunshine Dollhouse is constructed of sustainable bamboo and includes a working solar panel in the roof.  An adjustable, fully operational solar panel absorbs light energy and transfers it to four rechargeable batteries through wiring in the walls, just like in a real house. This energy then lights five LEDs to brighten three rooms of the house with just a push of a button. A light, water-based stain is used on the bamboo and then polished with beeswax. This dollhouse comes fully furnished with nine rooms of bamboo furniture and a modern family of five. "The three-level home is the first dollhouse to offer eco-friendly materials with contemporary designs and modern technology, satisfying both a parent's interest in green products and a child's fascination with role play," Robin Lehnert, marketing manager at Hape, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23125      (added 3/31/2009)
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MSRP: $44.91
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: April 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Preschool
Creative Activities



The Work-Home Collection offers both Worktown Mat™ and Hometown Mat™, offering a variety of fun platforms to support kids' imagination of work and home life. Launch date: April 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22969      (added 3/24/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys
Category: Play Sets
Preschool
American-Made



Made in the USA of recycled plastic milk jugs, this tool kit includes flat and Phillips screwdrivers, a wrench, pliers, a hammer, a saw, and two each of nails, bolts, nuts and two-hole connectors. The environmentally friendly set also includes a tool box for storage of the toys. Launch date: 2009.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22797      (added 3/13/2009)
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MSRP: $140.00
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: U00370
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Vehicles - Small Toy
Play Sets



This 500-piece starter kit includes enough components for the construction of 12 lineal elevated feet of monorail track. It also comes with a powered engine and a car to ride the rail and weather 30-degree grades.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22677      (added 3/2/2009)
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MSRP: $14.94
SKU or Item #: 72000
Category: Play Sets
Candy & Food



Microwave and dishwasher safe, this bright orange plate comes with divided sections to keep food organized, but also special built-in features specially designed to work with all three Constructive Eating utensils. A ramp and loading bay waits for the pusher to bulldoze peas up into the spoon, and a slotted incline creates the illusion that the fork is picking up the food just like a real pallet jack might.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22539      (added 2/19/2009)
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MSRP: $12.95
Age Range: 3 to 10
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Pretend Play



The ZipBin® Airport looks like an airport hangar and when unzipped, reveals an operating airport with runway, control tower, heliport and hanger.  When play is done, capture all the toys inside. This play set includes a die cast, propellered plane.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22242      (added 1/27/2009)
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DinoPack™ is a backpack that looks like a dinosaur’s head when worn on the back and opens to reveal a prehistoric adventureland play surface for imaginative fun. Included with the DinoPack™ is a T-Rex figure.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22241      (added 1/27/2009)
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MSRP: $60.00
Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Play Sets



This colorful construction kit comes in a plastic carrying case that snaps closed and has a handle on the top. It includes more than 650 pieces, including wheels and connectors to build moveable models. Projects include a water mill house, a merry-go-round, a car, a helicopter and a sports car. The pieces make a click sound when connected or pulled apart.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21264      (added 11/11/2008)
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MSRP: $13.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Play Sets



Dragonfly’s Heli-Scoopter is a durable vehicle that cleverly transforms into a sturdy sand tool. Sized for 
“take along” fun, this water resistant, five-in-one play set includes a Sprig Hollow insect character with interchangeable wings.Dragonfly’s Heli-Scoopter is also a shovel and the helipad is a sand strainer.  Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20958      (added 10/16/2008)
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MSRP: $34.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Eco-Friendly



Butterfly’s Farm features a water-resistant “farmhouse” with four play/garden shelves.  When assembled by an adult, a large funnel and chute fit into slots on the shelves, ready to be filled with sand or water for plenty of flowing fun. The two insect characters—Bee and Butterfly—have chunky bodies with soft, interchangeable wings and a simple slot that allows them to “sit” on the shelves and in the sturdy Farm Truck.  The hood of the truck doubles as a sand rake or plow. “We want parents to get outside and spend time with their kids,” says  Sprig Toys co-founder and toy industry veteran Chris Clemmer. “And, 
since Sprig Hollow is made from recycled materials, the toys provide an opportunity to talk about caring for the earth.” Launch date: 2008.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20957      (added 10/16/2008)
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MSRP: $129.99
Age Range: 1 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Dolls - Accessories
Play Sets



Suitable for ages 9 months and up, this three-story home features nine rooms and measures 17" x 17.5" x 17". It includes a spiral staircase, bay windows, French doors, a balcony, and front-porch steps and lanterns. It comes assembled except for some accessories.
— “Calico Critters has a townhouse that was given to us … [and] sits on a play table,” Jennifer Vanderish, co-owner of Picayune Toys in Dunwoody, Ga., told TDmonthly in early summer 2008. “Kids just love it; it's amazing.”
— “Calico Critters — they've moved away from wood,” said Margy Pein, owner of Tree House Toy Shop in Cumberland, Md., when asked about best-selling furniture and playhouses. “We also have Plan, and Calico Critters outsells it six to one.”
— Four of 62 retailers named Calico Critters when asked about best-selling furniture and playhouses in June 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 19770      (added 7/10/2008)
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MSRP: $11.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 63005
Launch Date: May 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Licensed Products
Preschool
Play Sets



The playset includes a construction track, a wind-up Thomas train, a bell, horses, a bridge and trees. The track folds into a convenient 6-1/2” x 6” carrying case for Thomas and his accessories. Launch date: May 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18859      (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: $21.99
Age Range: 1 and up
SKU or Item #: 6760
Launch Date: March 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Preschool
Play Sets



Kids can push or pull the train around the track. The set includes a train, a conductor, a passenger and a 19-3/10” circular track. This item is intended for children over the age of 18 months. Launch date: March 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18791      (added 5/13/2008)
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SKU or Item #: 34770
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Pretend Play
Play Sets



The playset comes with a dog that squeaks, a cat that chimes and a veterinarian that rattles. Five other themes are available.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18758      (added 5/8/2008)
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Launch Date: March 2008
Gender: Girls
Category: Play Sets
Puzzles & Skill
General Toys



The playset resembles the hollowed trunk of a tree and features three spacious levels, a spiral staircase, doors that open and decorative windows. The set’s green “lawn” base is actually a six-piece puzzle. The lodge measures approximately 18” x 24”. Launch date: March 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18541      (added 4/24/2008)
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MSRP: $89.95
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 111
Launch Date: June 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Wooden Toys



Kids can "break-the-ice" with this beautiful arctic play set, the first of Top Shelf Holdings’ Natural Habitat Series. The set includes two flexible wooden Inuit figures, a papoose, an igloo, ice slides, an ice-fishing hole and six realistic polar animals. "Long have we lamented, in the educational toy business, playsets and other products constantly pairing the dapper penguin family with the friendly neighborhood polar bear. This collection features fauna from both the arctic and antarctic regions of the globe, as well as informational materials about the animals themselves," said TDmonthly reporter and toy-store buyer Marie Raven at Toy Fair 2008. Launch date: June 15, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17509      (added 2/13/2008)
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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: $49.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 24005-6
Gender: Girls
Category: Play Sets
Pretend Play



This 4’ dressing room has graphics on the inside and back door entrance. The front entrance has curtains that open and close, plus a censor. When a child steps through the doorway onto the red carpet, the runway lights up and music begins to play. The crowd begins to applaud as the child continues down the runway. Shock-corded PVC poles make for easy setup and storage, and the polyester cover may be cleaned with a damp cloth. “Our play structures give children the opportunity to open up their imagination with the use of electronics and inside play,” a representative of Time to Play told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16373      (added 11/30/2007)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 to 8
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Pretend Play
Creative Activities



The playset features a colorful, durable and wipe-clean surface that accommodates cars, trucks, planes, trains and construction equipment. There is even a special “parking lot” where kids lift the lid and can store small cars underneath. The set itself collapses flat for easy storing, stacking and transport. Sturdy, heavy-duty zippers and lid fasteners keep the set’s contents safe during travels.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16001      (added 11/5/2007)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Vehicles - Small Toy



The track- and car-set features a glow-in-the-dark track and a car that can complete 360 degree curls on the curved tracks and loops.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15834      (added 10/19/2007)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Launch Date: August 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Sporting Goods & Accessories
Electronic Games
Play Sets



The goalie can dive back and forth and catch the soccer ball in his Velcro hands. The play set includes a goal, a goalie and two plush mini soccer balls. Launch date: August 2007
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15545      (added 10/2/2007)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 to 8
SKU or Item #: A1125XX
Launch Date: August 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Gifts
Pretend Play



This soft-sided bin is not only decorated according to the theme, but is also shaped to resemble a train depot. It looks like an engine house when it’s carrying toys, but opens up into a train lover’s delight of a playscape. It also includes eight sections of wooden track and three train cars, all of which match other popular wooden trains. “Neat-Oh! products alone offer the patent-pending ability to convert back and forth from toy to storage,” said Gerry Linda, director of marketing for Neat-Oh! International. Launch date: August 2007. This product was previously catalogued under the name ZipBin® Softie™ Train Depot Playset™ Play, Zip, Go! (changed January 2009).
— The shape, artwork and usefulness of this ZipBin® set made it a recipient of a TDmonthly Innovations 2007 award. Not only does it zip-up into a storage space and zip-out into a play mat, but it also includes toys for play so that kids and parents have everything they need right at the time of purchase.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15330      (added 9/21/2007)
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MSRP: $35.00
Age Range: 4 and up
SKU or Item #: 894167000016
Launch Date: October 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Animal Figures
Play Sets



This set of interchangeable parts features the following eight animals plus extra pieces: black bear, dart frog, Madagascan moth, seal, swine, lobster, kangaroo and Komodo dragon. It comes with a 20-page educational booklet and a large playmat of the world. The pieces can be popped together to create all sorts of poseable animals. Launch date: October 2007.
TDmonthly has been tracking Zoomorphs’ success from the beginning, and sales haven’t wavered yet. Kids have an unquenchable appetite for building new critters or, for the more fastidious, faithfully recreating the real things with these multicolored animal parts. The newest set adds an educational play mat and booklet. Altogether, Zoomorphs have earned a TDmonthly Top Seller 2007 award.

Where to Buy: Kazoo Toys; LB Toys

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15186      (added 9/17/2007)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 4 and up
SKU or Item #: 5804
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



This three-in-one playset can be used for travel, play and storage. It includes three pirate figurines, a cannon, swords, a canoe, gold treasure, a skeleton and more. The case includes a top handle for easy transport. “Both sets [Take-Along Castle and Island] easily accommodate the toys they come with plus space for lots more,” Michelle Winfrey of Playmobil told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14951      (added 8/29/2007)
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MSRP: $34.99
Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Toys
Eco-Friendly
Play Sets



Young green thumbs can watch nature at work by growing an indoor garden in just days with this environmentally friendly Indoor Gardening Kit made of recycled plastic milk jugs. The planting kit comes with a peapod-shaped planter, three planting pots, a trowel, three packages of organic seeds (Teddy Bear Sunflower, Basil and Zinnia) and soil disks. It is made from environmentally friendly materials, helping to reduce fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions in the name of Good Green Fun™. Launch date: September 2007.
— Angel Stahl, owner of Angel's Toy Barn in Greensburg, Pa., thinks these eco-friendly toys will do well for her in 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14772      (added 8/21/2007)
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MSRP: $44.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Eco-Friendly
Preschool



Make-believe culinary treats benefit the earth when young chefs concoct them with this environmentally friendly Cookware and Dining Set made of natural bioplastic. The 27-piece set comes with a stock pot and lid, a skillet, four plates, four bowls, four cups, and four place settings (fork, spoon and knife). It is made from annually renewable, sustainable resources (such as corn), helping to reduce fossil fuel use and CO2 emissions. This company received a 2008 Green Toy Company Award from Dr. Toy. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14771      (added 8/21/2007)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Eco-Friendly
Preschool



Kids will dig building castles and hunting for buried treasure with this environmentally friendly Sand Play Set made of natural bio-plastic. This classic four-piece collection of tools includes a bucket, a sand castle mold, a shovel and a rake. It is made from recycled plastic milk jugs. Launch date: September 2007.
— Kristin Pollard of Mud Puddle Toys in Marblehead, Mass., has had a "good response so far to the sandcastle set that has come in,” and has more sets on order, she said in early 2008. Products by Green Toys were a Toy Fair favorite for five of 24 retailers surveyed by TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14770      (added 8/21/2007)
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MSRP: $85.00
Age Range: 4 and up
SKU or Item #: MW8680
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



This play set includes three explorer figures, an ATV, an adventure truck, a horse, a horse trailer and hitch, a kayak and paddles, a tent, sleeping bags, a campfire and more. The vehicles can even be adjusted and taken apart. “Mighty World is a comprehensive, exciting line of play figures, accessories, and play sets designed to foster children’s imagination and creativity by encouraging them to create, experience and explore their own world of pretend play,” Andrea Harvey, public relations representative for International Playthings, told TDmonthly. This product is a Spring 2007 Dr. Toy Best Product Award winner. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14179      (added 7/19/2007)
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MSRP: $99.95
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 104
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Wooden Toys



It's natural to love this playful wildlife reserve, where animals feed, sleep, play and hide as a child's imagination unfolds. It features working doors, a ladder, sliding gates, two feeding troughs and 12 realistic wild animals.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12702      (added 5/8/2007)
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MSRP: $39.95
Age Range: 2 and up
SKU or Item #: 235
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



Captain Danny and first mate Sally brave the high seas in search of lost treasures. The set includes a pirate ship, Danny and Sally poseable dolls, treasure and an anchor. “Danny First playsets are designed for both girl and boy play. … They promote imaginative play...no batteries required!” VP of Product Development & Sourcing Jeff Alward told TDmonthly. "Soft sets like ours are mostly in the specialty market. Other playsets, like Playmobil, in the mass market, are not so user-friendly for younger kids."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12224      (added 4/6/2007)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 407
Launch Date: April 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Puzzles & Skill



This unique playset includes seven moving pieces buried in two layers. Kids lift the first layer of dinosaur puzzle pieces to reveal a second layer of fossil pieces. The two layers connect magnetically, the animals can move the magnetic backdrop, and animal names are printed on each piece. The backdrop can be used on either side, for the land of dinosaurs or the fossil dig site. The product is handcrafted in wood, except for the included poseable plastic figure, which has gripping hands, a detailed sculpted face and soft, sewn clothing. "We added value to the set by adding the figure," explained Jessica Klein, vice president of sales for Odyssey Toys. "We wanted moving pieces, because kids love that, and magnetic features so they could play in the car." Launch date: April 20, 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11982      (added 3/19/2007)
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MSRP: $79.99
Age Range: 4 and up
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



With Super Fort Carnival Clubhouse, kids can try their hand at Super Roll, Moon Toss, Dunk the Splat, Prize Booth and more. In this life-sized construction-meets-games activity toy, kids create and play 15 classic carnival games — or use the building pieces to create a funhouse fort like no other. Compatible with all Super Fort sets, the quick-snap Magnaball™ magnetic connectors and flexible foam tubes get kids building and rebuilding. Launch date: Fall 2007. 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11785      (added 3/6/2007)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 to 8
Launch Date: February 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



This soft-sided, horse stable-shaped and -decorated carrying case converts to an entire horse farm playscape with a barn, stable, corral and riding paddock. Gerry Linda, director of marketing at Neat-Oh! told TDmonthly, "We’re beginning to sense a movement toward branded/licensed accessories and toys in playsets, driven more by manufacturers than by consumers or the trade. However, we are also seeing higher-quality toys and accessories being incorporated into playsets ... and this demand is coming from consumers. Either way, playsets are taking on a more important role.” Launch date: February 2007. This product was previously catalogued under the name ZipBin® Softie™ Country Stable (changed January 2009).
— Georgia Wampler of The Learning Station in Newark, Del., called ZipBins “very, very clever” while at Toy Fair 2007. “They can be used in a lot of different ways. We were excited about the good price point,” she said.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11729      (added 2/28/2007)
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Category: Play Sets
Dolls



Only Hearts Club introduces its newest line, the Only Hearts Horse and Pony Club™. This exciting brand features a complete equestrian line, from horses, to riders, to stables and tack-room accessories. The Only Hearts Horse & Pony Club features both Western and English riding lines, and is sure to delight horse lovers of all ages. Kids can experience realistic fashions and horse breeds with soft and poseable dolls and horses.
— “Only Hearts Club with the equestrian theme,” is tops for fashion dolls at J.W. Allen and Sons Children’s Provisions in Park City, Utah. Owner Jonathan Allen said, “We sell on the average 15 a month.”
— “Only Hearts Club has done well as far as fashion,” agreed Stephanie Dupuy, owner of Playville in Covington, La.
— Ten percent of retailers surveyed in January 2008 named the Only Hearts Club as their most “stable” fashion line.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11575      (added 2/22/2007)
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MSRP: $44.99
Age Range: 4 and up
SKU or Item #: 4207
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
General Toys
Pretend Play



Kick up your heels after a long day of exploring with this fun-filled forest lodge set. comes with the lodge, a family of four, farm animals, birds, a tree fort, deer care center and accessories for hours of enjoyment. This product received a 2007 Excellent Product iParenting Media Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10911      (added 1/4/2007)
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MSRP: $89.99
Age Range: 5 and up
SKU or Item #: 4270
Launch Date: August 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Pretend Play



Engage your gladiators with competition in the arena. Features include audience seating with trap doors to the lions cages, wide gate and large battle area. Also comes with eight figures, two lions, a double-harness chariot and lots of accessories for hours of fun. "Playmobil toys allow the child's imagination to soar, while playing and learning!" Michelle Winfrey, advertising and marketing manager of Playmobil Inc., told TDmonthly. This product is a winner of the 2007 Oppenheim Gold Award. Launch date: August 2007.
— The Roman arena includes a lot of little pieces to assemble, but it’s also a lot of fun to play with, offering opportunities for creative play with characters and animals that come to life in a sizeable play space. It earned a TDmonthly Top Toy 2007 award for its detailed figurines and accessories, its playful recreation of an historic landmark, as well as Playmobil’s widespread, positive reputation with specialty stores.
— This Roman arena and accompanying accessories are best sellers for Brain Station and Tree Town Toys in Ann Arbor, Mich., Owners Hans and Tricia Masing told TDmonthly in fall 2007.
— “I’m a big fan of Playmobil,” Scott Loveless, owner of Toys That Teach in Bothell, Wash., told TDmonthly, “especially in today’s environment of toy recalls.”

Where to Buy: Really Great Toys

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10909      (added 1/4/2007)
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MSRP: $159.99
Age Range: 4 and up
SKU or Item #: 4404
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Pretend Play



Selected for Parents Magazine's "Toys of the Year 2007" guide, this playset allows kids to care for the sick residents of their own little town. This new hospital includes several figures, functional elevator, adjustable operating table with light, movable patient's bed, reception area, children and babies' sections and tons of accessories. This product is a Fall 2007 Parent's Choice Award, 2007 iParenting Media Award and 2007 Oppenheim Gold Award winner. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10908      (added 1/4/2007)
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MSRP: $16.99
Age Range: 3 to 8
SKU or Item #: A1121XX
Launch Date: February 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Pretend Play
Gifts



The ZipBin Softie Train Depot is a soft-sided, train depot-shaped and decorated carrying case that converts to a village and train yard playscape. The tracks on the playscape match the popular wooden trains. A Country Stable bin is also available in the Softie line. This product was previously catalogued under the name ZipBin® Softie™ Train Depot Playscape (changed January 2009).
— “The manageably sized shape of the bin now conforms to the concept... and second, the products are soft-sided, adding a tactile sense of delight,” Gerry Linda, director of marketing for Neat-Oh! International, told TDmonthly about the product’s distinctiveness. “All ZipBin products are characterized by the unique convertibility from bin/storage form to playscape and back.” Launch date: February 2007. (Watch Spanish Video)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10890      (added 1/4/2007)
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MSRP: $59.99
Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: CC2116
Launch Date: February 2006
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



Calico Critter babies love to spend time in the pretty Play House with a windmill on top. They can enjoy a delicious meal or take a nap after spending time at the playground. Unique "build on" features allow children to add rooms, such as the Baby Bathroom, that are specially designed to fit. The house comes with more than 20 furniture pieces and accessories, a detachable roof, a balloon that goes up and down, and a rotating windmill and ceiling mobile. “Their popularity continues to grow,” Sue Tice of International Playthings told TDmonthly about Calico Critters. Launch date: February 2006.
— As of spring 2007, Calico Critters were one of Owner Fred Rosenberg’s two best-selling lines in the “imagination” category at his store, On the Park, in Kingwood, Texas.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10655      (added 12/14/2006)
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MSRP: $39.95
Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



This racetrack set that comes with two cars is simple but exciting. No batteries are needed. Kids just use the pullback mechanism and watch the cars buzz around the track at high speeds. Darda is distributed by Life-Like Products, a division of Walthers.
— Jan Grimsley of Trademarks in Little Rock, Ark. said, "We have the sample track out and they see it and play it and want it."
— “Oh cool,” was the reaction Debbie Scholl, of Fundamentally Toys in Gray, Houston, got when setting out the demo in her store.
— "It is the fastest scale-model speed friction engine in the toy market, with a scale-model speed of between 500 and 600 mph," explained Peter Schell, sales specialist for Darda.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8800      (added 7/28/2006)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 6 and up
SKU or Item #: 3692
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



This is an exciting three-way battle among a fearsome shark and two double-crossing Sea Marauders who have just discovered a rare treasure. As they return to their crew’s ship, they encounter a fearsome giant shark that stands in their way! The massive attack shark destroys the sail barge and devours the figures with attack-jaw trigger action! It includes two highly-detailed mini-figures, firing harpoon with tether and a special hiding place!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8172      (added 6/7/2006)
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MSRP: $159.95
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls
Play Sets



This sturdy dollhouse comes "ready-to-play" with a full set of furniture and a family of 6 flexible wooden dolls. The front panels open for easy play, while the roof panel opens to reveal a loft attic. The exterior is beautifully hand-painted and features functional doors and windows. A robust staircase leads upstairs and a sliding back door leads outside.
— One trend [in playsets] is away from screws and hinges and toward designs that fit together. This reduces the damage that can occur during shipping, and also prevents injury to children," Eric Meade of Top Shelf Holdings told TDmonthly. "Many of our Heritage Playsets have NO screws at all; They assemble in minutes just by slotting together, yet they are very sturdy once assembled. "
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7697      (added 4/25/2006)
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MSRP: $9.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



Sure, kids can splatter some color on the wall and call it painted, but if they want the job done right, they’d better call Ed the Painter. Decked out in authentically paint-splattered overalls, Ed has arms and legs that move and his head and gripping hands can turn. He comes ready to work, with a bucket of primer, two gallons of paint, brushes, paint thinner, tray, step ladder, drop cloth and other supplies, including a tiny roll of masking tape. Ed is part of the Construction line of Mighty World.
— "Mighty World has been moving fairly well. They’re realistic play figures that are working class: police, construction workers, foremen, firemen," said Erin Toure, sales assistant with The Magic Box in New Orleans, in spring 2007.
— While 11 of 39 retailers cited International Playthings as a hot-selling line in play sets, two retailers specifically mentioned the Mighty World line as the choice among customers.
— One retailer cited sales of 30 units a month for the Mighty World, while another suggested 80 was not uncommon.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7546      (added 4/12/2006)
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MSRP: $35.00
Age Range: 0 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



All the elements that can be touched, listened to, pushed and discovered make Dragonstone a real adventure for the smallest of children. When put up, the fabric book converts into the knight’s castle complete with a squeaker, a mirror and rustling foil. Door can be opened for fun, peek-a-boo play. A knight, princess and dragon that inhabit Dragonstone’s castle come with each set. Figures are made of cotton/polyester and velour. Includes zippered vinyl carrying case. It's new for Spring 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7531      (added 4/12/2006)
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MSRP: $44.99
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



This new environment gives the babies of Cloverleaf Corners lots of adventures as they slide down the slide, crawl through the tunnel, run over the bridge and climb to the top of the hill. Best of all, there is a hot air balloon they can ride above the park. The park itself comes with everything needed to start playing — including two twin-sized Critters!
— “Calico Critters have been an exceptional thing...my highest increase in sales the last three years,” Yamil Castillo, owner of The Red Balloon Toy Store in Salt Lake City, Utah, told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— “Calico Critters consistently sell. There is just something that appeals to adults and children as well,” Donna, manager of The Treasured Child in LaGrange, Ky., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— Three of 50 retailers, who spoke with TDmonthly in April 2008, singled out Calico Critters playsets as best-selling playsets.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7349      (added 3/28/2006)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 3 to 8
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Gifts
Play Sets
Pretend Play



10-year-old Max Rothschild co-invented these storage bins/toys with his father, Wayne. Unzipped, the Dinosaur ZipBin becomes a dinosaur island activity surface for use with dinosaurs, animals, vehicles, boats and action figures. Fantasy play is encouraged by a prehistoric world featuring a volcano, a river, a tar pit and a mysterious cave. ZipBins also come in Road & Rail, Castle, Medieval Castle, Farm, Unicorn and other versions. ZipBins were launched in January 2006.
— Katherine and John Hodge of Neat-oh! International consider their Zip Bin line of toys to be a “a new way to play ... and put things away!”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6828      (added 2/6/2006)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 3 to 8
Launch Date: January 2006
Gender: Girls
Category: Gifts
Play Sets
Pretend Play



Wayne Rothschild and his 10-year-old son Max co-invented these nifty toys that double as storage bins. The ZipBin Mansion looks and plays like a dollhouse. Unzipped, it’s a “multi-room” activity surface with built-in closets for doll accessories. Dolls can throw a rooftop garden party, lounge by the pool, entertain, dance and have a fashion show. Zipped up, the Mansion still looks like a house, but can hold a gaggle of toys, keeping Mom’s and Dad’s “mansion” neat and tidy. ZipBins also come in Road & Rail, Castle, Medieval Castle, Farm, Unicorn and other versions. Launch date: January 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 6827      (added 2/6/2006)
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MSRP: $26.00
SKU or Item #: 1 80123 00000 9
Category: Play Sets



These friendly-faced stuffed vegetables make perfect playmates for youngsters with gardening on their minds. A tomato, carrot, mushroom and green bean come in a cozy crate. The vegetables are stuffed with 100 percent cotton. The veggies are safe enough for babies to teethe on.
— Joe Thoron of OrganicGiftShop.com said this is a popular item. “All the Under the Nile stuff does well,” he said, “and the Veggies and Crate set seem to be one of the most popular toys.”
— “We’re constantly running out” of the veggies set, said Ramona Oappier of The Nurture Center, which has a brick-and-mortar store in Lafayette, Calif. as well as an extensive online site.
— Janice Masoud, president of Under the Nile, said the Veggies and Crate set is a winner for the company. "It´s one of the most popular products we have," she said. "It performs very well."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4891      (added 9/30/2005)
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Age Range: 2 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets



Snacktime has never been more productive than it is with the Parents Magazine Dinner Party set. The package comes with 4 cups, 4 dinner plates, 4 dessert plates, and 4 forks, knives, and spoons, all real dinnerware and dishwasher safe.The set is perfect for learning about nutrition and developing manners.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4593      (added 9/14/2005)
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