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April 2015 | Vol. XIV - No. 4

April Staff Picks

By TDmonthly Staff
April 2015

Every month we research hundreds of products, so we can help you decide which specialty toys you should consider bringing into your store. Check out our favorites from the previous month, then decide if there's a place for them on your shelves.

Aqua Dragons Underwater World Boxed Kit by PLAY VISIONS INC.

Aqua Dragons Underwater World Boxed Kit by PLAY VISIONS INC.Live aquatic creatures which you will bring to life, hatching them out of their hibernated egg state by putting them in water. Aqua Dragons look like three-eyed, long-tailed, hairy headed dragons. They swim and play graciously in their fascinating aquatic underwater world. Care for them and you will see them eat, grow, swim, play and reproduce. Comes complete with aquarium, eggs, food and feeding tools. 3/18/2015 (MSRP: $18.00; Age: 6 and Up)

Ambi Toys Lock a Block Sorting Box by GALT TOYS

Ambi Toys Lock a Block Sorting Box by GALT TOYSThis strong lockable box comes with two sets of three-dimensional sorting blocks for hours of shape and color matching activity. Mention ToyDirectory for special considerations

 3/24/2015 (Age: 1 and Up)

Kerfuffle by HAYWIRE GROUP

Kerfuffle by HAYWIRE GROUPRoll your dice and try to create a pair, three of a kind, four of a kind, etc., or a straight by lining up your dice with the dice already on the game grid. But, here's the catch... You need to do this while doing what the drawn card says! You might get lucky and only have to start your turn with a three of a kind. Or, you might have to "whistle while you work!" First player to get rid of all their dice wins in this LAUGH OUT LOUD strategy game for the whole family!  For 2-4 players. 3/18/2015 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 8 and Up)


KOOBA by INPLAY PRODUCTSBoard game strategy meets target game skill! The magnetic game pieces can be used for scoring, attacking, blocking, and more! And with our fold and go design, you can take the game anywhere, indoors or out. The 'aeros' are packed with three high powered magnets and when you launch them with a pair of KOOBA sticks, these things can really fly!
Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Top Toy Award 3/18/2015 (MSRP: $69.00; Age: 14 and Up)

Brobo by HOG WILD

Brobo by HOG WILDNo shadows and no fear because Brobo is here! Hog Wild’s new night light buddy, Brobo, is a child’s perfect daytime friend and sleeptime solution. Featuring both light and dim modes, Brobo gives little ones instant control over the darkness and shadows that make bedtime difficult, all from the safety of their own bed! This soft, plush robot from the future has a five–minute auto shutoff with long-lasting LED lights that are cool to touch. Age Range: 18+ Months
Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Top Toy Award 3/18/2015 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 1 and Up)


MovinThe Movin' Sit Jr. Air Cushion is an inflatable dynamic cushion which activates intrinsic trunk muscles to support the spine. The wedge shape encourages a seated posture with a forward pelvic position. It can also be used upright in any chair as a back support or on the floor. Adjust inflation to comfort level. 10" x 10" cushion fits perfectly in elementary school desk and other chairs. Especially designed for children.

 3/4/2015 (MSRP: $42.95; Age: 3 to 8)


Presto Cabana by PACIFIC PLAY TENTS INCIt’s as easy as 1-2-3! The Presto tent comes ready to set up. To assemble, remove the tent from the carry bag, pull the string upward, and PRESTO, your tent is together right before your eyes. It is perfect for setting up at the beach, your backyard, or even at the park.  Due to the engineering of this ultra-high quality cabana, it has the structural stability to withstand wind and provide protection from the harmful UV rays. To take it down, just touch the center. What better way to relax then having a tent so easy to set-up! 3/4/2015

Sesame Street™ Bubblin' Blast Elmo by LITTLE KIDS INC.

Sesame Street™ BubblinBlow endless bubbles with new Sesame Street Bubblin’ Blast Elmo! Just pull back Elmo's head and watch as he launches a blast of bubbles into the air. Easy to use and perfect for kids 3 and up.
Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Magazine Top Toy Award 2/26/2015 (MSRP: $12.99; Age: 3 and Up)

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