November 2007 | Vol. VI - No. 11
|“Pirates are still hot. Pirate stuff still does well for me.” — Joel Hardy, Magpie Toys|
Funky Felt Jewelry Kit by ALEX BRANDS
This exciting kit lets budding fashion designers create cool jewelry from scraps of felt. Instructions and materials are included to make brooches, necklaces and bracelets. Felt squares, cloth leaves, fuzzy balls, felt strips, embroidery floss, felt circles, brooch pins and a needle are included so that exciting creations can be made right out of the box. Bright colors and plenty of materials mean hours of fun and creative designs that can transform any outfit. 9/25/2007 (MSRP: $14.95; Age: 7 and Up)
Anna Ring by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Perfect for a first jewelry box, this large, bright red ring can accessorize a special outfit or be used just for play. A sparkling pink stone is surrounded by a pretty pink flower. It features quality wood construction and non-toxic paints. 9/25/2007 (MSRP: $2.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Bling Bling Bracelet & Ring Kit by FASHION ANGELS
This kit comes with everything needed to make up to 12 stunning rings and 24 gorgeous bracelets. Everything is included — instructions, glass beads and metal beads — for out-of-the box designing. This kit won a 2003 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award. 9/25/2007 (MSRP: $11.99; Age: 8 and Up)
Real Insect Rings by DILLON IMPORTING CO.
These acrylic rings contain real insects encased in plastic, featuring scorpions, ants and other creepy crawlies. 9/25/2007 (Age: 8 and Up)
Seed Bead Coil Ring by TOYSMITH
These cool rings are completely flexible and come in a rainbow of colors and designs. Made of tiny, colorful beads, they are soft and fit comfortably on the fingers. Sturdy design allows for constant wear, even in water. Several styles are available. 9/25/2007 (MSRP: $1.00; Age: 7 and Up)
Mood Rings by SCHYLLING
When kids slip on one of these classic, adjustable mood rings, the high-quality stones shift colors, depending on the wearer’s state of mind. The metal rings are U.S.-made. 8/21/2006 (MSRP: $1.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Hopscotch Gang by MARY MEYER CORP.
The Hopscotch Gang is a new collection of eight 10”-tall whimsical characters with soft, low-pile fabric and fresh, distinctive, sculpted features. The collection includes a frog, elephant, moose, hound, giraffe, turtle, horse and penguin. Launch date: May 2007. 6/25/2007 (MSRP: $9.00; Age: 0 and Up)
Charm Somebody Greeting Cards by CHARM SOMEBODY
This fresh line of greeting cards offers wishes for everyday life experiences. Each of the 48 cards, printed on 50 percent recycled paper, includes a jewelry-quality pewter charm engraved with an inspirational wish. The cards and charms are made in the United States, and 1 percent of net profits is donated to children’s charities. Each tiny trinket contains a sprinkling of stardust, a fragment of magic and a jot of juju. The cards are “brightly illustrated with artfully executed text and corresponding charms,” Karyn Servin of Charm Somebody told TDmonthly. “They cross over from greeting card to true gifts.” Launch date: November 2007. 7/31/2007 (MSRP: $4.95; Age: 13 and Up)
Crazy Bracelets by SENTOSPHERE USA
What fun to paint bracelets and match them with all your favorite dresses! This kit offers three wonderful Plexiglas bracelets with different fashionable designs. They are embossed to help the young creator paint with the desired colors. The paint becomes transparent when dry and gives a beautiful stained-glass effect. 9/10/2007 (MSRP: $17.00; Age: 8 and Up)
Disney Princess Magical Light Up Bead Bracelet by MONOGRAM INTERNATIONAL INC.
Disney’s Princess Magical Light Up Bead Bracelets make great gifts for little princesses. The bright, multi-colored bead bracelets with blinking lights come in three styles: Tinker Bell, Cinderella and Ariel. Each bracelet features multi-colored beads and a portrait of a princess. 2/1/2007 (MSRP: $5.99; Age: 3 and Up)