March 2007 | Vol. VI - No. 3
|“As a mother of two children, obviously the safety of our products is of utmost importance to me, both personally and professionally.” — Lea Culliton, Haba USA|
Fantasyland Jigsaw Blocks by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
The charming shapes, patterns and motifs will guide children into Fantasy Land. Mouse, bear, lion and the other blocks can be arranged into a jigsaw picture or piled like constructing blocks. With a kaleidoscope block, mirror and little bell, these constructing blocks of beech wood have a foil coating. It is ideal for ages 18 months and up. “This creative block set offers the unique feature that it is a 3-D puzzle also — it may be constructed vertically or horizontally on a table. The multi-faceted colors, textures and optical effects create a one-of-a-kind set for specialty stores,” Lea Culliton of HABA USA told TDmonthly. It was named one of the 100 Best Children’s Products of 2006 by Dr. Toy. ( Watch Video) 5/22/2006 (MSRP: $55.00; Age: 2 and Up)
Soft Doll Nelly by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
This soft, washable doll comes with a flower that serves as an elastic hair band, and features a padded body, chenille hair and a cotton/polyester and velour dress. “Her bracelet also does double duty as a hair band for the doll or for the little girl who is her owner,” Lea Culliton of HABA USA told TDmonthly. ( Watch Video) 11/22/2006 (MSRP: $35.00; Age: 2 and Up)
Biofino Store Buon Appetite Pizza by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Each yummy item in this gourmet line comes apart and then kids have a blast putting them back together. Want a slice of pizza without pepperoni? No problemo! Just pull it off. Now you canít tell your kids to not play with their food! Recommended for children ages 1 year and up. 12/20/2006 (MSRP: $20.00; Age: 1 and Up)
Amelie by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Amelie the Doll will quickly gain a place in the hearts of toddlers and preschool-aged children. Her cheerful, embroidered face, bright red hair and slightly weighted body make her fun to cuddle, hold and carry about. They'll love her removable (and reversible) jacket, and coordinating, capri pants. Amelie's removable, blue canvas shoes are especially cute. Amelie makes a wonderful first doll or gift for a child's first, second or third birthday. She comes in a sturdy, clear vinyl case with a handle. 11/30/2006 (MSRP: $44.99; Age: 1 and Up)
The Rolling Gang Game by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
The game board, a farm scene, is painted on the inside bottom of a box. The goal of the game is to roll a ball through the legs of six animals that are positioned on the magnetized playing surface. Each player in turn holds the box and tilts it forward, backward and sideways to guide a ball between the animals’ legs in sequence determined by random placement of cards showing pictures of the animals. Launch date: Fall 2006. 1/3/2007 (MSRP: $35.00; Age: 5 and Up)
Apple by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
These delectable looking Granny apples are made of polished wood. The apples are sized just right for little fingers. Add a wooden fruit crate for a great gift. 5/24/2006 (MSRP: $2.00; Age: 4 and Up)
Little Garden by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Zealous little hands arrange the flowery pieces into a friendly summer garden as a butterfly floats on top. 25 pieces of solid beechwood, still made in Germany! Includes 3 pc pegging board. 12/20/2006 (MSRP: $50.00)
Water Nymph Beads by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Eight beautifully adorned sea creatures are a delight for little girls to try to best use their fine motor skills and dexterity to make a pretty design. Each piece is approximately 2.5”. 12/20/2006 (MSRP: $20.00)