July 2012 | Vol. XI - No. 7
Puppet-on-a-Stick™ by EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS INC.
Three oversized puppets on sticks inspire dramatic play with silly faces, movable mouths and endless possibilities.
Awards: 2012 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Toy Award Seal; 2012 Oppenheim SNAP (Special Needs Adaptable Products) Award. 5/25/2012 (MSRP: $23.99; Age: 4 to 10)
Baby Sloth Puppet by FOLKMANIS INC.
This two-toed BABY SLOTH PUPPET is taking it easy and wants to be carried everywhere. This fascinating creature comes from the rain forest. BABY SLOTH PUPPET measures 15-inches tall. Launch date: 2012. 2/8/2012 (MSRP: $33.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Clifford Book Buddy™ by ZOOBIES
The Zoobies team is proud to bring to life the classic Norman Bridwell storybook character, Clifford the Big Red Dog. Not only is Clifford a playful, cuddly plush toy, but also a soft book that opens up into a bedtime story — the perfect bedtime companion. ( Watch Video) 6/21/2012 (MSRP: $19.99)
Peek-A-Boo Plush Penguin 18" by FIESTA
18" Stuffed Penguin from Fiesta plush toys. Peek-A-Boo Plush is a pillow that unzips and becomes a stuffed animal. Unzip again, and the animal becomes a pillow. Soft fabrics. Huggable bodies. 6/8/2012 (MSRP: $24.00; Age: 3 and Up)
Kidoo Pets by TEEBOO USA
With 9 interactive functions, Kidoo Pets show kids how to nurture, play, and love while having fun. These 18 inch plush toys are designed in France. Kids show signs of caring and nurturing in the earliest years of their lives. As they play, sleep, pet, snuggle, and feed their Kidoo Pet, children develop a strong bond. Teaches kids how to take care of their pet; teaches kids what pets don't like; teaches kids to be patient and loving. ( Watch Video) 3/26/2012
Fraggle Rock Red by MANHATTAN TOY
Red has an exuberant and athletic nature. She also tends to be highly cynical and sometimes teases her friends. Like Gobo, Red likes to take the lead and they sometimes butt heads. Red has a yellowish orange complexion, orange hair, and wears a red sweater. 5/24/2012 (MSRP: $25.00; Age: All Ages)
Spa Comforts Comfy Critters Neck Wraps by DreamTime Inc. by DREAMTIME INC
Filled with the natural plant herbs cinnamon, clove and eucalyptus, our Comfy Critter release delicious aromatic warmth to wrap users up in cuddly comfort. Warm these critters in the microwave, drape over shoulders and feel the tension melt away. Chill in the freezer and use to cool down on hot summer days. (styles include Lazy Lion, Precious Pig, Hot Diggity Dog, Pampering Polar Bear, Lounging Leopard and Cozy Cat) 5/16/2012 (MSRP: $24.99)
My Little Puppy by CUDDLE BARN
My Little Puppy just loves play time. He flaps his ears and claps along to "If You're Happy and You Know it, Clap your Hands". This childhood song favorite will get any child up and ready for play time. Launch date: July 2011. 5/11/2012 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Horton Organic Plush by GREENPOINT BRANDS
This Horton is special, and he's made with care. He helps save the planet from too much wear and tear. Our Horton's made from cotton, one of nature's great joys, and he's sure to become your child's favorite toy! This Horton is made from cotton that is untreated, unprocessed, and unbleached, and colored with miYim's all-natural PureWaterWashTM process, giving this classic character a new twist and making him a safe, non-toxic alternative. Horton's gone green. 4/13/2012 (MSRP: $25.99)
Purr-fect Standing Cats by DOUGLAS CUDDLE TOYS
Douglas, known for their classic breeds, recently introduced five new 12" Standing Cats. These kittens have cattitude as they strike a pose with their classic cat gestures. They have that take-me-home-look about them and are irresistibly endearing and uber soft. Each one stands straight and alert seeking love and attention. Even their tails are perky in a happy-go-lucky way. Zipper the Grey Tabby, Tiffy the Orange Tabby, Midnight the Black Cat and Scooter the Black and White Cat are all new for 2012. 4/13/2012 (MSRP: $15.50)