September 2010 | Vol. IX - No. 9
Young Learners! The Clever Detective by CREATIVE TOYSHOP
In this game for 2-4 players, children try to complete a "Wanted" poster by solving simple math problems. Each player chooses a poster board, then draws from the pile of "sum" cards. The player looks for the matching "answer" card, using the "magic spy glass" to determine if the correct card was chosen. If the cards match, the player can place a sticker on his or her "Wanted" poster, and the first player to collect one of each of four types of stickers wins. This game is designed to teach elementary math skills and encourage problem solving. ( Watch Video) 9/29/2010 (MSRP: $21.99; Age: 7 and Up)
WorldTeasers™ World Culture & Geography Edition I by ELM EDUCATION MARKETING LLC
The fast-paced game introduces players to fascinating and intriguing facts about people, places and things. “It makes learning geography fun. It gets players talking, laughing AND learning simultaneously,” Christy von Kaenel of Word Teasers told TDmonthly. “WorldTeasers piques the interest of all players to want to learn more about the world outside the USA.” Launch date: January 2008. ( Watch Video) 5/21/2008 (MSRP: $16.95; Age: 8 and Up)
Skelanimals Hellboy Plush by TOYNAMI
This limited-edition bright red plush replicates the film and comic character Hellboy, and comes wearing his signature outfit. ( Watch Video) 8/20/2010 (MSRP: $40.00)
CitiBlocs Hot Colors by CITIBLOCS LLC
This set of 200 precision-cut pine planks for building features red, yellow, orange, pink and natural color planks. Each plank measures 1" x 4.5" x 0.25", and the color comes from water-based stain that is naturally absorbed by the wood. Fifty- and 100-piece sets are also available. Launch date: February 2010.
Awards: The National Parenting Center's Spring 2010 Seal of Approval; 2010 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award, Platinum; 2010- Dr. Toy Best Green Products, NAPPA 2010 Honors Award recipient, NAPPA 2010 Best Bang for Buck Award winner.
Watch Toy Fair 2010 Video ( Watch Video) 1/5/2010 (MSRP: $22.99; Age: 3 and Up)