March 2011 | Vol. X - No. 3
Twilight Ladybug - Relaunched by CLOUD B
The redesigned Twilight Ladybug features a vibrantly colored shell and soft, matching fur on its body. The constellations are on a 45 minute timer. Each Twilight Turtle and Friends character from the collection projects constellation nightlights that create a magical sleep-time environment. Each “shell” illuminates the night with three soothing color options to help ease fear of the dark. The Twilight Collection includes Twilight Turtle and Twilight Ladybug, each available in three colors and a Twilight Sea Turtle that also has five illuminated windows projecting images of sea life.
―As of 1.06.2011 this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 833 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 25 on the top 100 bestselling toys and games. Pros: Soft plush; shuts of automatically to reserve battery power. Cons: Light burnt out and was not replaceable.
― In a June 2010 survey, nine of 40 retailers told TDmonthly that Cloud B Twilight critters are top-selling baby toys, with five citing Twilight Ladybug and six citing Twilight Turtle. Twilight Ladybug is the “go-to (product) for infant gifts” at School Crossing Inc. in Williamsburg, Va., according to Owner Sherry Phipps. ( Watch Video) 11/5/2009 (MSRP: $29.95)
HEXBUG Nano Raceway Habitat Set by INNOVATION FIRST LABS, INC.
Ready, Set, Nano! Kids can race their HEXBUG Nano bugs by constructing their very own customizable Raceway Habitat Set. HEXBUG Nanos test their speed and take off out of the starting gates at a lightning pace in attempt to out-scurry their competition to the finish line, zooming through dangerous divides and tricky turns. ( Watch Video) 3/4/2011 (MSRP: $59.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Square ShootersŪ Deluxe Set by HEARTLAND CONSUMER PRODUCTS, LLC
The 9 Square Shooters dice are printed with a full deck of 52 cards plus 2 jokers – you can use them to play almost any card game! The patent-pending dice are designed so you can roll hands for rummy, poker, twenty-one and many more games. Includes Dice, Playing cards, Game cards, Scorekeeping chips, Dice cup and Instructions. ( Watch Video) 8/25/2010 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 8 and Up)
CALAFANT Robot by CREATIVE TOYSHOP
Build your own robot from the pre-cut parts and decorate it how you imagine your pefect robot to be. The robot comes with a back-pack, little leg pockets and moving arms. ( Watch Video) 6/3/2010 (MSRP: $29.95; Age: 3 and Up)
Techno Gears Marble Mania Accelerator by THE LEARNING JOURNEY INTERNATIONAL
Kids can use over 400 colorful pieces to create their own thrill ride with the Techno Gears Marble Mania Accelerator. The marble launcher will propel marbles through the giant marble loop and into a series of twisting and turning roller coaster tracks. The set includes multiple channels, 3-D connectors and structures, a power lifter, flashing lights and much more - everything necessary to build and “accelerate” hundreds of marble run designs. Requires five AA batteries and 2 button cell batteries. Colors may vary. ( Watch Video) 2/24/2011 (MSRP: $79.99; Age: 8 and Up)