July 2011 | Vol. X - No. 7
Carnegie Collectibles Miragaia by SAFARI LTD.®
Like its cousin the Stegosaurus, the Miragaia was an unusual plated dinosaur with a very long neck and a spectacular double row of spikes down its back. New for 2011, the paleontologists of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History have authenticated this addition to the Carnegie Dinosaurs Collectibles roster of scale model reproductions. The scale for this model is 1:30. This figure measures 9.25” L x 3.5” H and is intricately painted by hand with over 10 different steps. Both phthalate and lead free, it meets or exceeds all safety standards. Includes educational information in 5 languages. Appropriate for ages 3+. ( Watch Video) 11/24/2010 (Age: 3 and Up)
BERG Toys Buddy by BERG USA, LLC
Buddy drives both forward and in reverse, and provides optimal safety and back pedal brake thanks to the unique BFR-hub. Also features a 3-way adjustable seat and height adjustable steering wheel. Stability on any terrain is possible with its swivel axel. ( Watch Video) 5/27/2009 (MSRP: $276.00; Age: 3 to 8)
Glitter Rainbow Wings by CREATIVE EDUCATION OF CANADA
These glitter wings come in an organza bag with maribou trim. Six layered pieces feature a three color base and two colors of glitter.
— In a Winter 2012 survey Melissa Pennille, co-owner of Teaching Toys & Books in Tacoma, Wash., told TDmonthly that butterfly wings were one of their bestselling items this Halloween season. ( Watch Video) 3/8/2011 (MSRP: $11.99; Age: 3 to 8)
Kroki the Crocodile by GOKI
This pull-along wooden crocodile flaps his mouth as he rolls along. The wheels are coated in rubber to help eliminate the sound of the toy being rolled around the house. Made with water-based paint and wood from sustainable forests. ( Watch Video) 4/6/2011 (MSRP: $14.99; Age: 1 and Up)
Little Builder Rattle Blocks by CITIBLOCS LLC
This 22 piece rattling building block set was designed specially for Little Builders. Shake, rattle, and build with these colorful blocks sized for little hands. Launch date: June 2011.
Awards: Dr. Toy 10 Best Toys of 2011 ( Watch Video) 5/27/2011 (MSRP: $34.99; Age: 2 and Up)