August 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 8
Star Wars Clone Wars: New Battlefronts: The Illustrated Guide by DK PUBLISHING INC.
This full-color, extensively illustrated 125-page visual guide reveals stories and moments from the first two seasons of the "Clone Wars" TV series New images, character poses and exotic worlds are included.
— This product is generally well-reviewed. As of August 2010, it had earned 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews on Amazon.com, and was available online for a price range of $13.59 to $19.99. PROS: Parents liked its ability to engage early readers, and thought the included glossary was a helpful addition. ( Watch Video) 8/16/2010 (MSRP: $19.99)
Red Raz-Berry Teether by RAZBABY INNOVATIVE BABY PRODUCTS
This hands-free teether is made from silicone, with stimulating multi-textures designed to soothe while baby plays. The teether is non-toxic and BPA free. ( Watch Video) 8/3/2010 (MSRP: $4.99; Age: 0 to 2)
Magic School Bus Back in Time with the Dinosaurs by THE YOUNG SCIENTISTS CLUB
On this latest Magic School Bus ride, Ms. Frizzle and her students take Young Scientists back in time with the dinosaurs through these marvelous experiments. Young Scientists create a timeline, design a diorama, build a wooden dinosaur replica, make cast and mold fossils, mold clay dinosaur teeth, simulate a dino dig, fold 3D dinosaurs, and much, much more. ( Watch Video) 2/15/2010 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 5 and Up)
Duck Puppet by APPLE PARK LLC
Kids can bring Ducky the Picnic Pal to life with this 8" x 8" hand puppet. The toy is also available in Monkey, Lamby, Cubby and Bunny versions. ( Watch Video) 6/29/2010
Okiedog - Fropper by 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 ( Watch Video) 3/24/2008 (MSRP: $70.00; Age: 1 and Up)