March 2011 | Vol. X - No. 3
Sweet Talking Ken by MATTEL INC.
This Ken doll features a built-in microphone and recorder so that kids (or mischievous adults) can make Ken say ANYTHING they want. Yes, anything. The recording can be played back in the recorder’s voice, “Ken’s” voice or what is described as a “high-pitched” voice. 2/18/2011 (MSRP: $19.99)
Lite Sprites by WOWWEE GROUP LTD.
This set features a Fairy and her magic light wand. The toy features a color wand that uses a patented technology to collect color from any object. Once captured, the color can be shared with other toys in the product line. The magic wand also can play three interactive games. Different playsets are available. Launch date: Fall 2011. 2/18/2011 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 4 and Up)
Little Mommy™ My Very Real Baby™ Doll by MATTEL INC.
The Little Mommy My Very Real Baby Doll features interactive light and motion innovation for a realistic play experience. Full of lifelike movements and sounds, baby doll will ask for her juice pop and teddy bear accessories - and when placed in her hands – will recognize and respond to them. Hand baby doll her juice pop to lick, and her tongue lights up green until it's magically wiped away. The boo-boo on her leg also lights up, so kids can help make her “all better” and magically wipe it away too.
Tickle baby doll’s foot to make her laugh. Place doll in a lying down position and she will recognize that it is nap time and close her eyes. Includes a doll, juice pop, bear, ”bandage”, wiping cloth, bowl and spoon accessory pieces. Launch date: Fall 2011. 2/18/2011 (MSRP: $74.99; Age: 2 and Up)
Moshi Monsters by SPIN MASTER TOYS
This line of Plush and collectible toys corresponds to the incredibly popular MoshiMonsters.com. Many of the products can be used along with the website. Launch date: Fall 2011. 2/18/2011 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 4 and Up)
Fijit Friends by MATTEL INC.
Made of soft, tactile skin that enables lifelike movements, girls can poke and squeeze a Fijit Friend for a verbal reaction. With word recognition capability, Fijit Friends can understand and respond to more than 30 verbal commands, culling from more than 150 built-in phrases and jokes. Girls only have to turn up the music dial to transform their Fijit Friend into a dancing machine. With Beat Detection functionality, Fijit Friends can recognize different types of music and perform different dance moves for each beat. Fijit Friends includes four original songs of their own. Fijit Friends come in an assortment of four that each feature distinct colors, voices, ears and personalities and feature integrated Sonic Chirp technology - special audio coding embedded into an external device or media platform (mobile applications, webisodes, television commercials and more), that when detected by Fijit, triggers various programmed reactions. Launch date: Fall 2011. 2/18/2011 (MSRP: $49.99; Age: 6 and Up)
Penbo penguin by BOSSA NOVA ROBOTICS
Penbo is a lovable interactive penguin that sings, talks, dances and plays games with you and her surprise Bebe. She responds to touch and sound and communicates with her Bebe through infrared sensors. Penbo also plays five games with you and Bebe; the more you play, the happier she becomes! Penbo is an autonomous robot designed to move like a penguin and interact with you and her Bebe through an array of sensors. She is aware of her surroundings, loves to dance, plays games and talks with Bebe in Penguish, her own language. Press Penbo’s heart to reveal a surprise egg with her Bebe inside; each color Bebe interacts differently with Penbo. ( Watch Video) 8/24/2009 (MSRP: $79.99; Age: 4 and Up)
ZOMBIEZOO Plush Characters by ZombieZoo
Created by award-winning children’s author/illustrator Neecy Twinem, ZombieZoo characters are different and a bit quirky, featuring an unusual story line and unique personalities. The ZombieZoo family of animals includes Boo the black cat, the natural born leader of the group, and Stich, a pig obsessed with hygiene. Along with their friends, Muck (Monkey), Rob (Rabbit) and Toxic (Snake), original (large) Zombies stand at 12 to 15 inches high, are made of soft fleece and have a “Frankenstein” style of stitching adorning their bodies and over-sized heads. The large ZombieZoo plush characters come with a six and a half minute DVD storybook. Zombie minis, replicas of their larger siblings, are also available. They stand 4-5 inches tall and include a handy clip to attach to backpacks, clothing, etc. 12/2/2010 (MSRP: $20.99)
Bizu by SPIN MASTER TOYS
Make bracelets, charms, and necklaces anyway you want. Give the jewelry a twist and it turns into a cute animal figure. There are over 60 characters to choose from, and the different beads are interchangeable. 2/18/2011 (MSRP: $3.99; Age: 6 and Up)
Justin Bieber Real Hairstyle Doll by THE BRIDGE DIRECT INC
The Real Hairstyle Dolls feature fashion collections based on Justin’s lifestyle from beachwear to performances to red carpets, and each doll comes with several cool accessories such as a skateboard, backpack or sunglasses. 2/18/2011 (MSRP: $17.99; Age: 6 and Up)
Squinkies Cupcake Suprize! Bake Shop by BLIP LLC
The Squinkies series of toys are soft, squeezy characters that can be held in the palm of a child's hand. Each toy comes inside its own bubble from which it can be removed. Put the Squinkie in the cupcake, insert a "coin," and the Squinkie comes tumbling out. The Cupcake can be opened to reveal a bakeshop playset. 2/18/2011 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 3 and Up)