April 2012 | Vol. XI - No. 4
AppGear by WOWWEE GROUP LTD.
A line of collectible toys that interacts with free downloadable apps. Six choices include Foam Fighters, ZombieBurbz, Alien Jailbreak and more. Foam Fighters, for instance, comes with two planes the size of paper airplanes that can be flown by themselves or attached to a smartphone device by an arm with a suction cup. The smart device scans the chosen plane into the app's playing field for air battle. Launch date: April 2012. 2/13/2012 (MSRP: $9.99; Age: 8 and Up)
Fold & Go Trampoline by THE ORIGINAL TOY COMPANY
ASTM safety approved + HR4040. Totally foldable; suitable for indoor/outdoor use. Extra safety, comes with padded frame cover and handle. Holds 1 child up to 150+ lbs. Retail packaging. 36" diameter x 35" floor to handle. 2/24/2012 (MSRP: $100.00; Age: 3 and Up)
iCade 8-bitty by THINKGEEK INC.
This wireless game controller sports classic a D-Pad and button layout reminiscent of retro 8-bit game consoles from the 80's and 90's. The 8-Bitty works with the iPad and iPhone to play apps using a game controller with real tactile input. It also works with Android devices as well. 8-Bitty supports iCADE's growing list of hundreds of retro game apps, including Atari Classics collection, Pac-Man, Super Mega Worm, etc. The 8-Bitty uses a completely open interface system, so that any app developer can easily add game support. Launch date: 2012. 2/13/2012 (MSRP: $24.99)
Meep Kids Tablet by OREGON SCIENTIFIC
This tablet features a 7-inch color touchscreen, can can download movies, musics, apps, and e-books. The tablet boasts web-browsing capabilities, and parents have the ability to limit content and websites of their choice. Downloaded content can be stored on an SD card, or to embedded memory. Launch date: 2012. 2/14/2012 (Age: 6 and Up)
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game by EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS INC.
Kids will share thoughtful, personal responses, and really listen to each other in this family-friendly game that includes game board, 7 character pieces, 7 token holders, 7 sets of tokens, 12 Wild Ernie tokens, and 1 pair of “Ear-Resistible” Jumper Rabbit ears. For 3–7 players. Launch date: April 2012. 2/13/2012 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 6 and Up)