TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Video Games Product Category
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LeapFrog LeapTV Educational Active Video Gaming System
Gaming just got smarter with LeapTV, the educational, active video gaming system built just for kids ages 3-8 years. Kids learn through motion as they jump and dance through innovative, engaging curriculum. With a library of 100 LeapFrog educator-approved games and videos, kids never run out of fun. 11/13/2014 (Price: $149.00)
by NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
With the television and the Wii U GamePad working as two integrated screens, Wii U creates unique possibilities for gaming, allowing ''asymmetric'' game play where each player can have different goals, challenges and views within the same shared gaming experience. Miiverse is a brand-new network communication system that lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content. Using their personalized Mii character, players enter Miiverse and see games, applications or entertainment content that either they have interacted with recently, expressed interest in learning more about or that their friends are using or discussing. In addition to the previously announced touch-screen and motion controls, the Wii U GamePad was redesigned and improved from its reveal in 2011. The new form factor offers players dual analog stick controls and can be used as a remote control for users' TVs, even while the Wii U console is turned off. Nintendo also announced availability of the Wii U Pro Controller as a separate peripheral. All game discs for the Wii system are compatible with Wii U, and the system will support controllers for the Wii system. Launch date: November 18, 2012. 9/19/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Skylanders Giants Starter Pack
Thousands of years ago, the Skylanders Giants fought epic battles in Skylands but were banished to Earth. With a new threat looming, its time to bring them back to join forces with the Skylanders. Put them on the Portal of Power® to unleash their strength in the ultimate battle to save Skylands. Starter Pack includes: 1 Video Game; 1 Portal of Power; 3 Skylanders Figures; 1 Character Collector Poster; 3 Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes; and 3 Trading Cards. Launch date: 2012.
— As of 10/30/2012 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 1 review on Amazon.com. 9/19/2012 (Price: $74.99)
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs for Nintendo DS
For the first time ever in an Ice Age videogame, play as Manny, Sid, Diego, Scrat, and all new jungle adventurer Buck. Use their unique abilities to brave the new dangers they'll discover. Experience thrilling gameplay in the rich habitats of the third Ice Age movie, including the perilous new Dinosaur World, an immersive new jungle environment in the Ice Age world. Tap through more than a dozen levels and a collection of bonus mini-games including: pterodactyls riding, launch fruit grenades and use the touch screen to escape meat-eating plants. Experience a wide variety of thrills throughout single player combat, world navigation and puzzle solving challenges. Collect hidden acorns to unlock Scrat mini-game levels and animated sequences and Gems to buy unlockable content and unlock touch screen and microphone-enabled mini-games (featuring more playable characters). 8/20/2012 (Price: $24.99)
Mario Kart Wii: Mario & Bowser Ice Race Set
by K'NEX BRANDS
Kids can bring Mario Kart Wii to life as they race Mario and Bowser through a series of ice-themed obstacles. The set includes the parts to build Mario and Bowser, 2 Standard Karts with super-fast battery-powered motors, 2 moving obstacles: Penguins & Shy-Guy Snowboarders PLUS 2 collectible items from the game: a golden mushroom and a spiked blue shell. Also includes 16 pieces of buildable, interconnectable track that creates a closed loop - combine this set with other sets from the Mario Kart Wii Series to build even bigger tracks. Building set includes 182 parts. Launch date: May 2012. 7/5/2012 (Price: $64.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Scooter & Me Yoga Story DVD series
by MOVE WITH ME ACTION ADVENTURES
Follow-along yoga story classes on DVD for ages 3 - 7 that enhance fitness, focus and coordination while also teaching self-regulation techniques called Adventure Skills. Launch date: November 2010. Awards:
2010 Telly Award; 2011 Creative Child Magazine Exercise DVD of the Year; 2011 NAPPA Gold; 2011 Parents Choice; 2011 Mom's Choice 5/11/2012 (Price: $129.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Pack - Legendary Trigger Happy
For centuries, Skylanders have competed in gladiator-style events inside epic arenas of sport, where only the greatest of combatants become immortalized as magical, golden statues that stand watch as guardians. These are the Legendary Skylanders. Whenever the world is in peril, special Portal Masters can bring these statues to life and summon the Legendary Skylanders to defend Skylands against any evil that threatens it. Bring the Skylanders to life in the Skylanders Spyro's Adventure video game and on the web in Skylanders Spyro's Universe. Build the ultimate collection of Skylanders - over 30 Skylanders to collect. Each Skylander has their own unique powers and abilities to enhance game play experience and save Skylands. Each character has unique abilities and powers - play more and unlock special moves and superpowers. Skylanders are action figures with brains - the Skylanders are so powerful that they remember their in-game experiences and upgrades. Skylanders figures work on and across all major video game systems, including Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 and PC/Mac computers. Skylanders Single Pack includes: 1 Skylander Figure, 1 Trading Card, 1 Sticker Sheet, 1 Web Code.
— As of 4/11/2012 this product had 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews on ToysRUs.com. 4/11/2012 (Price: $9.99)
Sonic Free Riders
by NKOK INC.
These fun, full function Remote Controlled Free Riders come with figures of Sonic and Jet. Taken directly from the hit racing video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog Series. Launch date: February 2012. 3/5/2012 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Twisted Metal Remote Control Ice Cream Truck and Axel
by NKOK INC.
The Twisted Metal Ice Cream Truck and Axel are full function remote control vehicles taken directly from Sony Computer Entertainment of Americas most popular Combat Vehicle franchise. This game launches it's latest game on Valentine's Day 2012. The remote controlled replicas are offered by NKOK and with Axel comes a collectible figure of the famed character "Sweet Tooth". Launch date: February 2012. 3/5/2012 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
This follow up to last year's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure features 8 Giant Skylanders, 4 Light Skylanders, 8 New Skylanders, and will also work with the 24 re-released Skylanders. Each Giant Skylanders is about twice as large as the originals. The toy can be used for Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, and Nintendo 3DS. Launch date: 2012. 2/13/2012
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 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Wappy dog is a robotic, interactive pet. Via the corresponding Nintendo DS game, players can train and talk to Wappy, or they can interact with the dog itself. When he's happy he reacts with dance and play, when sad he sulks like a real dog. If the DS game is played and Wappy left behind, the two automatically sync when they are back together. 3/17/2011
Roman Town: The Premiere Archaeology Computer Game for Kids
by DIG-IT! GAMES
Roman Town lets the player be an archaeologist and manage a team of diggers while learning about archaeological techniques and uncovering ancient objects. Graphics rendered in 3D let players explore Roman buildings and immerse themselves in Roman history. One can put pots together, exercise puzzle skills with fun mini-games, and find out what archaeologists really do. President of Dig-It Games Suzi Wilczynski told TDmonthly
, "Roman Town is unique, educational and, most importantly, lots of fun!"Awards:
The Tillywig Brain Child Award; NAPPA Honors; The National Parenting Center 2010 Seal of Approval; Creative Child 2010 Game of the Year Award; Dr Toy’s Best Vacation Product; five 2010 Life Buzz Parent-to-Parent awards. ( Watch Video)
4/29/2010 (Price: $39.95)
JumpStart® Pet Rescue
by KNOWLEDGE ADVENTURE, INC
JumpStart Pet Rescue contains five Discovery worlds where preschoolers navigate through five stories in a search for lost pets. Each Discovery world contains a guided story told by one of the JumpStart friends, leading children on a learning adventure through more than 50 learning lessons and 20 activities that teach kids more than 75 essential skills they need to succeed. As kids progress through the adventures, they improve their pre-reading skills, memory, creativity, motor skills, listening and much more. This imaginative and immersive 3D learning environment is designed to offer hours of exploration and adventure. James Czulewicz, Vice President of Sales and Planning at Knowledge Adventure, told TDmonthly
this item is the "first educational product for the Wii." 4/28/2010 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Toy Story 3 Lotso’s Dump Truck
LEGO's construction play sets and figures feature classic and new characters from Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 3. In this play set, builders help Lots-O’-Huggin’ Bear drive around the day care center in his toy dump truck. 3/17/2010 (Price: $19.99)
Bella Sara Miniatures Series 3
by HIDDEN CITY ENTERTAINMENT
This set features 20 velvety horses from a card series and secret codes that unlock NEW Bella Sara Adventures at BellaSara.com. Girls can collect all 20 as they embark on new quests and discover the magical world of North of North. "Bella Sara is a beautiful world featuring powerful horses, majestic scenery, loveable characters, and a dramatic story. Bella Sara is illustrated with colorful artwork and positive messages of hope and courage. In a time when many parents are concerned about the products marketed toward young girls, Bella Sara cards feature beautiful, whimsical illustrations of horses—symbols of power and strength—and messages that reinforce the notion that beauty comes from within," Johanna Stern, Marketing Manager, Hidden City Entertainment, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: March 2, 2010. 2/4/2010 (Price: $1.99)
Bella Sara Sunflowers
by HIDDEN CITY ENTERTAINMENT
Legend says that once upon a time three noble sisters traveled to distant lands and became the patrons of their own herds of horses. What happened to these herds? The first of these were the flower, tree and plant horses rooted in the magic of nature. Girls can join Emma as she searches the Jasmine forest for the horses of herd Sunflower. "Rather than capitalizing on the insecurity of girls and making them feel a constant state of emptiness and envy, Bella Sara is geared toward helping girls realize their potential through positive thought and inspirational stories. Bella Sara depicts realistic characters that girls can relate to, rather than presenting characters that display unattainable perfection," Johanna Stern, Marketing Manager, Hidden City Entertainment, told TDmonthly
. "Through interactive game play, Bella Sara products teach girls the importance of introspection, cooperation and personal responsibility. The positive messages and themes of positive self worth and caring for others through game play encourage young girls to feel comfort in expressing their feelings and emotions." Launch date: March 2, 2010. 2/4/2010 (Price: $2.99)
KISS DVD Board Game
by GDC-GameDevCo Ltd.
Follow KISS® on tour and travel the world collecting KISS® cash, merchandise, albums, programs, ticket stubs and other items to redeem for your KISS® Army cards. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to fly to different parts of the world, answer on-screen challenges and steal KISS® cards from your opponents! Be the first player to collect all 4 KISS® Army cards to win the game and become leader of the KISS® Army! Includes Game Board, Playing Pawns, DVD, Six-Sided Die, KISS® Cards, KISS® Army Cards, KISS® Cash. For 2-4 players. 12/17/2009 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Ekomini Interactive Moneybox
by EKOMINI INC.
This interactive, web-enabled, financial education game is developed to help children learn what they should know about money. It includes fun and educational games for kids 6 to 12 years old to learn about saving, mathematics, foreign cultures, ecology and more. "This is the first interactive moneybox connected to an Internet gaming platform. This is also one of the best educational games that will make your kids money savvy," Jerome Bousquet, online sales and development, Ekomini Inc., told TDmonthly
. Launch date: September 2009. 12/16/2009 (Price: $39) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Halo 3 R/C Hornet
by NKOK INC.
First seen in Halo 3, the AV-14 Attack VTOL Hornet is an indoor flying helicopter lifted by a pair of gyroscopic propellers. It features stability and precision speed control. Operated by a Tri-band infrared control selector, the Hornet can be switched from A to B to C bands to fly with two other Hornets simultaneously. The remote control is powered by six AA batteries and the Hornet itself runs on a rechargeable Li-Poly battery. "The Halo 3 R/C Hornet is faithful representation of the AV-14 Attack VTOL Hornet found in Microsoft's Halo Universe," Anthony Pinkett, account executive at Productivity PR, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: October 2009. 10/5/2009 (Price: $34.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Halo 3 R/C Mongoose
by NKOK INC.
The M274 Mongoose is a representation of the ATV used by the UNSC forces in Halo 3. Also included is a Master Chief figurine. A top speed of approximately 6 mph and receiving at 49 MHz will provide entertaining races with the Warthog. The Mongoose takes six batteries — four for the Mongoose itself and two for the remote control. Launch date: October 2009. 10/5/2009 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Halo 3 R/C Warthog
by NKOK INC.
The Warthog R/C car comes with a Master Chief and Blue Spartan figurine. The rear-mounted M41 Light Anti-Aircraft Gun turret is fully moveable and has a place to position one of the figurines. With a top speed of approximately 7 mph, the Warthog is the fastest R/C vehicle in the Halo collection, ideal for recreating the action from those late night Team Capture the Flag (CTF) matches. It receives signals at 27 MHz and is powered by a total of six AA batteries; four for the Warthog itself and two for the controller. "The Halo 3 R/C Warthog is a faithful representation of the M12 Warthog LRV found in Microsoft's Halo Universe," Anthony Pinkett, account executive at Productivity PR, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: September 2009. 10/5/2009 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Nintendo Plush Wave 1 Case
by ENTERTAINMENT EARTH INC.
Kids can squeeze and collect their favorite Nintendo classic characters. This wave 1 case of six pieces contains the following 6" plush: 2x Mario, 1x Balloon Boo, 1x Goomba, 1x Petey Piranha, and 1x Mushroom (subject to change). "These are pop-culture icons in cute plush format," Jenna Banks, director of sales for EE Distribution, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: August 31, 2009. 6/3/2009 (Price: $8.49) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Rock Godz Rock Stix LED Drumsticks
Designed for use with traditional drum sets or with drum console gaming systems, Rock Stix LED drumsticks pulse with every beat. The user taps the Rock Stix to activate the ultra-bright LED, which illuminates the entire stick. Batteries are included and replaceable. The Stix are constructed with Lexan professional-grade plastic for superior durability and optical clarity. There are no switches, wires or controls, and the product is available with red, blue or rainbow LEDs. The packaging features a "try me" option so customers can see the functionality of the product and the LED brightness and color before they buy. Launch date: July 2009. 5/19/2009 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Riff-Rocker™ USB Game Controller
The Riff-Rocker is a portable, personal USB guitar game that can be plugged in and played anytime, anywhere. The pocket-sized guitar functions like the widely popular, interactive guitar game but costs a fraction of the price. The Riff-Rocker is portable and designed to be easy to use. It requires a one-time, free software download. The software comes with an assortment of preprogrammed songs and allows players to import their own purchased music from the Web or their MP3player. The Riff-Rocker’s frets are used to play notes that appear on the computer screen. Players earn points by hitting the notes, and additional points are awarded when the fret keys are held down for long notes. It includes easy, medium and hard levels of play, as well as a multiplayer option. "The Riff-Rocker was designed as an inexpensive gaming alternative to all the accessories, games and consoles required to play other musical video games," Karlie,in marketing at Buztronics, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: 2009. 5/19/2009 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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