November 2012 | Vol. XI - No. 11
Pink Poppy Jewelry Display Stand by CREATIVE EDUCATION OF CANADA
Pink Poppy features jewelry and hair accessories that include fashion items such as bracelets, necklaces, hair clips and ponytail holders, handbags, and cupcake boxes with themes like princesses and ballerinas, fairies and flowers, stars and hearts. With the Pink Poppy display stand, these items can be displayed to retail customers without requiring a lot of square footage inside the store.
— In a Fall 2012 survey, three out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that Pink Poppy products were their best selling jewelry & accessories. ( Watch Video) 7/5/2010
Charm It! Peace Love and Happiness Charm by HIGH INTENCITY CORP.
A winning design from High Intencity's Design-A-Charm contest, the Peace Love and Happiness charm was designed by Emily R. from Pleasantville, NY and rendered in vibrant detail in an enamel charm measuring approximately one inch.10 % of the proceeds from the sale of this charm will go to the World Wildlife Fund on behalf of its designer.
— “Charm It! works really well in this area,” said Blanche Snipes, owner of Tree Top Toys in Redmond, Wash., when asked about her top-selling items for tweens.
— Two of 44 retailers listed Charm It! as a best-selling item for tweens during a September 2010 survey.
— Katie Rook, manager of Be Beep A Toy Shop in Columbia, S.C., told TDmonthly in an October 2011 survey that High Intencity charm bracelets are their best selling tween item.
— Dean Smith, owner of JaZams in Princeton, N.J., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2012 survey that they sell between 40 and 50 Charm It! charms each month. ( Watch Video) 10/28/2010
LEGO® Star Wars™ Darth Maul™ Watch by LEGO
Now kids can build their own LEGO® Star Wars™ watch. Start with the red and black face, then add red, black and gray links to build the watch band in any pattern they like. Includes an illustrated image of a LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul™ minifigure on the face. The two links around the face feature standard LEGO studs for attaching the additional LEGO elements that are included. Add the studded bezel and minifigure, and kids are ready to tell time the LEGO Star Wars way.
— In a Fall 2012 survey, two out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that kids' watches were one of their best selling accessories. 10/4/2012 (MSRP: $24.99; Age: 6 and Up)
Shains - Glow in the Dark Starter Kit by SHAINSWARE
Illuminate your message with Shains Glow in the Dark Starter Kit with 30 Glow in the Dark elements. Perfect for the Halloween season. "What sets these apart is the ability to change your message whenever you want and the ability to mix, match and combine various Shains products to create new cool looks," Chris Ohama from Shainware told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2010.
Awards: 2010 Women in Toys Green Award
— Diana Nelson, owner of Kazoo Toys in Denver, Colo., told TDmonthly in a Fall 2012 survey that Shains bracelets are one of her top-2 best selling jewelry items. "This is a great new line," she told us. 6/24/2011 (MSRP: $10; Age: 5 and Up)
MOGO Magnetic Charmband and Charms by MOGO DESIGNS, INC.
MOGO charmbands let girls link together different magnetic charms for nearly endless possibilities. Each band is made of durable nylon and contains eight silvertone charm holders.
— In September 2010, three of 44 specialty retailers cited MOGO products as a best-selling jewelry and accessory item. The same month, Jenny Bramhall, owner of Dandelion Toys in Fort Collins, Colo., told TDmonthly, “people are really attracted to them - buying them, and then coming back and buying them as gifts.”
— Elmer Carranza. assistant manager of Doodlehopper 4 Kids in Falls Church, Va., told TDmonthly in an October 2011 survey that they sell "a good dozen or two" MOGO bracelets each month.
— Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun's Toys in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly in an October 2011 survey that MOGO Bracelets are one of their best selling tween items. 10/6/2010 (MSRP: $14.75)
Fashion Headbands by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
Create 10 accessories with this ultimate headband set. The Fashion Headbands craft kit includes a rainbow array of satin headbands, rhinestone, flowers, feathers a butterfly, yards of ribbon and more. Includes: 10 Colorful Satin Headbands, Sparkling Butterfly, Elastic Felt Pieces, 2 Fabric Flowers, Assorted Ribbons, Craft Glue, Craft Thread, Colorful Feathers, Assorted Colorful Rhinestones, Instructions and Ideas.
— Elmer Carranza, assistant manager of Doodlehopper 4 Kids in Falls Church, Va., told TDmonthly in a January 2012 survey that Fashion Headbands from Creativity for Kids was a best selling arts and crafts toy. They sell about 15 each month.
— In a May 2012 survey, Taka Andrews, owner of Miller's Toys in Mamaroneck, N.Y., told TDmonthly that they sell two dozen of this item each month.
— Kim Emigh, VP of E-commerce at Growing Tree Toys in State College, Penn., told TDmonthly in a Fall 2012 survey that this was a top-2 best selling jewelry item at their store. 9/28/2011 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 5 and Up)
Springtime Arietta Beading Kit by BEAD BAZAAR/KID JOURNEYS
This set includes glass and ceramic beads of various shapes and colors, and an instruction and design booklet, all in a wooden, hand-crafted case with a sliding top. The kit makes 8+ accessories.
— Jewelry-making kits are popular at The Toy Store in Atlanta, Denis Hofstetter said, because “they are a good price point [and] something that lasts.”
— “Jewelry items from Bead Bazaar” are popular buys for girl gifts at Sisters Kids in Springfield, Mass., Co-Owner Diana Gisolfi said. “Girls wear more jewelry in the summer.”
— Four of 66 specialty toy retailers told TDmonthly in summer 2008 that beading kits are top-selling gifts for girls. 8/28/2008 (MSRP: $22.00; Age: 8 and Up)
Wooden Stringing Beads by MELISSA & DOUG
Hours of creative entertainment for the young jeweler are packed into this boxed learning-activity-turned-craft. Kids can use the bright laces, various shapes and alphabet beads to create keepsake jewelry for themselves or parents, or use the kit as a reusable lacing set to practice spelling and patterning.
— “The Melissa & Doug bead stringing kits” are the best-selling craft item at Let's Play in Hillsboro, Ore., Owner Shirley Reilly told TDmonthly in fall 2008. Reilly said she sells around 20 kits per month.
— Fifteen percent of 44 retailers said Melissa & Doug supply their best-selling craft kits.
— Kim Emigh, VP of E-commerce at Growing Tree Toys in State College, Penn., told TDmonthly in a Fall 2012 survey that this was a top-2 best selling jewelry item at their store. 1/7/2009 (MSRP: $16.99; Age: 4 and Up)
Mood Rings - Heart, Flower and Other Designs by SCHYLLING
A well-recognized throwback to yesteryear, Schylling's Mood Rings combine glossy, color-changing cabochons with silver-toned settings styled with the 1960s in mind. The “stones” in the rings sense the mood of the wearer and change accordingly from anxious orange-black to content jewel-tone blue-violet. Styles are assorted, and the metal rings are made in the USA.
― “We sell dozens of mood ring pick-ups at the counter,” said Joe Berardoni Sr., owner of Pun's Toy Shop in Bryn Mawr, Pa., during an October 2009 survey.
— In a September 2010 TDmonthly survey, seven of 44 retailers named mood rings a best-selling jewelry and accessory item, with one claiming sales of 43 a month.
— In an October 2011 survey about best selling jewelry and accessories, 4 out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that mood rings were their best sellers. They sold an average of 2 dozen each month. 10/27/2009 (MSRP: $1.99; Age: 3 and Up)
spikeletz by OPTARI INC.
Spikeletz bracelets are soft, stretchy, and comfortable to wear. One size fits most. Comes in a variety of colorful styles.
— Diana Nelson, owner of Kazoo Toys in Denver, Colo., told TDmonthly in a Fall 2012 survey that Spikeletz were one of her top-2 bestselling jewelry items. They sell through one display each month.
— In a Fall 2013 survey, two out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that Spikelets were their best-selling novelty toys.
— In a Fall 2013 survey, two out of 10 retailers told TDmonthly that Spikelets are their best-selling jewelry item. 10/4/2012 (MSRP: $4.99)