October 2011 | Vol. X - No. 10
Carnegie Dinosaur Collectibles™ Carnotaurus by SAFARI LTD.®
Named for its 2 horns similar to those of a bull, this carnivore had extremely short arms, even shorter than those of the T-Rex. This Carnotaurus is in scale and was developed with the collaboration of paleontologists of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. This model is intricately hand-painted and is phthalate and lead free and thoroughly safety tested. The scale for this figure is 1:30 and measures approx. 1.75” tall. It includes educational information in 5 languages and is appropriate for ages 3+. 9/23/2011 (MSRP: $20.99; Age: 3 and Up)
#5204 Playmobil Figures Series 1 Pink by PLAYMOBIL INC.
Playmobil Figures Series 1 Pink contains twelve different girl figures that can be collected, assembled, and interchanged. Each Figure comes unassembled in its mystery pack, so children can put them together, or interchange its parts to create a new character. Each counter display contains 48 figures, four each of the twelve figures. Recommended for ages five and up. Launch date: 2011. 9/16/2011 (MSRP: $2.99; Age: 5 and Up)
Green Lantern Plastic Assembly Kit by MOEBIUS MODELS
Based on the 1960's comic version of the Green Lantern, this all plastic assembly kit is packaged in retro style packaging reminiscent of the figure kits of the 60's. 18 molded styrene pieces in green, and transparent green, give the illusion that Hal Jordan as the Green Lantern is actually flying. Launch date: September 2011. 9/8/2011 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 15 and Up)
Paul Frank's Julius by Super Rad Toys by SUPER RAD TOYS INC.
Paul Frank's iconic monkey, Julius, has become a collectible toy produced by Super Rad Toys. Julius comes in two versions, Do-It-Yourself and Original. Now kids can own their favorite character to play with or collect. "The quality of Julius is what sets him apart. WIth his articulating head, arms, and feet you can pose Julius any way you like," Sidney Richlin, owner of Super Rad Toys, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2011. 9/8/2011 (MSRP: $50.00; Age: 5 and Up)
Flamingo Bouncie by AMMON USA LLC
Our Flamingo Bouncie is one of the latest additions to our family of Bouncies. The Flamingo is 9 inches from head to toe and is hand crafted. "The Flamingo Bouncie is hand crafted with typical German attention to detail, using wood from the forests of the Czech Republic. Bouncies are only available through Ammon USA LLC or our partner company in Germany," Jenean Derheim, co-owner of Ammon USA LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2010. 9/7/2011 (MSRP: $17.95; Age: All Ages)
LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7965 by LEGO
Escape from the Death Star in the iconic GO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (7965). Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV A New Hope, the all new LEGO Millennium Falcon features stunning details, like hull plates that open to reveal a detailed interior, twin flick missiles, rotating quad laser cannons and detachable cockpit cover. Featuring Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader, kids can rewrite history and help Ben Kenobi defeat his evil nemesis from the dark side. The LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon (7965) includes * Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader MiniFigures * Millennium Falcon features opening hull, detailed interior, twin flick missiles, rotating laser cannons and detachable cockpit cover * 3 lightsabers, 3 blasters and 1 crossbow also included
– As of 07/23/2012 this product had 4.6 out of 5 stars from 73 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Set is very large; figures all fit inside the ship once it's built; sturdy once assembled. Cons: Though many reviewers said the set was durable enough to be played with, some reviewers reported that the set fell apart easily. 9/1/2011 (MSRP: $139.99; Age: 9 to 14)
ThunderCats Lion-O 8" Collector Figure Classic by BANDAI AMERICA INC.
In the Classic series, Lion-O is a fierce defender of freedom and a brave and noble leader, one that the other ThunderCats are proud to stand beside. This highly detailed figure is stylized after the 1980’s animated cartoon series. Lion-O figure includes: the Sword of Omens (Long Sword), Sword of Omens (Short Sword), Claw Shield and extra posed hand. Lion-O stands at 8" tall. Also has 18 points of articulation.
– As of 09/01/2011 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews on Amazon.com. 9/1/2011 (MSRP: $16.99; Age: 4 to 11)
Star Wars™ Medium Talking Plush by UNDERGROUND TOYS
This 9" talking re-creation of absolutely everyone’s favorite Wookie makes his infamous growl when his tummy is pressed. Chewbacca's ultra luxe fur is almost as soft as silk. He is the perfect companion for anyone who has ever wanted a furry co-pilot of their own. Spoken phrase is the trademark Wookie Growl. Yoda, Darth Vader, Jawa and R2-D2 9" and 15" talking plush also available. Collect them all. Recommended for ages 3+. 9/1/2011 (Age: 3 and Up)
Sqwishland Bracelets by SQWISHLAND LLC
The SqwishLand Soft `n Squishy Bracelet is a fun new way to bring a child's SqwishLand collection on-the-go. Kids customize the bracelet with their favorite SqwishLanders, and can swap out different animals depending on their mood or outfit. The bracelets are also soft `n Squishy™ and come in four cool colors. Comes with one SqwishLander on the bracelet, as well as a Crazy Rare SqwishLander in a capsule. Launch date: Summer 2011.
Awards: 2011 Fall Seal of Approval from the National Parenting Center 8/23/2011 (MSRP: $2.99; Age: 3 and Up)