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Master Workbench by HAPE
Master Workbench by HAPE

Little builders with big ideas can work right at this professional-looking station. Shelves and storage keep all the tools and supplies in the 38 piece set within easy reach. Includes an "adjustable height counter that grows with a child," Robin Lehnert, Marketing Manager for Hape North America, told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2012.
Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval 3/13/2012 (Price: $120.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

GEOMAG E-Motion Power Spin 24 pc by REEVES INTL. INC.
GEOMAG E-Motion Power Spin 24 pc by REEVES INTL. INC.

New fun and colorful GEOMAG set lets kids build and put into motion. Build a spinning top, and put it into motion. Set makes two spinning tops. All components are manufactured to stringent European and American safety standards. GEOMAG E-Motion Power Spin 24 pc Includes: 8 magnetic rods; 8 Non-magnetic steel spheres; 2 performance tips; 1 triangle panel; 1 pentagon panel; 2 graphic discs; 1 triangle pro panel; 1 pentagon pro panel. 3/13/2012 (Price: $13.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Nuts & Bolts by THE ORIGINAL TOY COMPANY

Constructed of hardwood & comes with over 38 pieces; skills developed will include the matching of gears, construction building and hours of multiple tasking. Container has handle. 2/24/2012 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Geo Blocks & Gears by THE ORIGINAL TOY COMPANY

This classic manipulative wooden toy is designed with geometric blocks, large gears, washers and rings, all in bright colors. Geo Blocks & Gears will boost hand/eye coordination and problem solving skills in a fun hands on way. Skills include stacking, matching and making gears fit to turn. Constructed of hardwood and is packaged in a full retail colored box 2/24/2012 (Price: $16.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

What'Zit display by THE ORIGINAL TOY COMPANY
What'Zit display by THE ORIGINAL TOY COMPANY

Multi color. 24 pack in full color display box. Size 10"L x 1"W.
— In a September 2014 survey, Lynda Blankenship from Smart Toys & Books in Knoxville, Tenn., told TDmonthly that What'Zit is one of the store's best-selling novelty toys. 2/24/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Nanopad Play Field and Gaming Board by NANO MAGNETICS LTD.
Nanopad Play Field and Gaming Board by NANO MAGNETICS LTD.

Like how every great inventor has a lab, the Nanopad is the ideal platform for Nanodot creations. Made from a fusion of ferrous metal and fabric, the Nanopad is a flexible double-sided surface that is attracted to magnets but isn’t magnetic. Each Nanopad features an imprinted grid on one side making it an ideal play surface for chess, checkers, go, as well as role-playing and card games. Available in two sizes: 16" and 26". 2/23/2012 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Magnetic Field Viewer and Splitter by NANO MAGNETICS LTD.
Magnetic Field Viewer and Splitter by NANO MAGNETICS LTD.

Nanodots: how do they work? Users can see for themselves with the Magnetic Field Viewer and Splitter. Straight from the labs of Nano Magnetics, the MFV Splitter allows users to see magnetic interactions, carve and divide creations while also serving as a Nanodot ruler. 2/23/2012 (Price: $11.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

MEGA Nanodots by NANO MAGNETICS LTD.
MEGA Nanodots by NANO MAGNETICS LTD.

MEGA Nanodots are a throwback to the collectible marble sensation of yesteryear, but with a magnetic twist. Striking a balance between kinetic and magnetic forces, these super-sized Nanodots(TM) let users experiment with the forces of Newton’s cradle, solve challenging build puzzles and play “Grow,” the Nanodots game of war. Available in packs of 30 and 64 pcs in three colors: Titanium Spectra, Black and Silver. 2/23/2012 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Mega Bloks Lil' Princess Twinkle Castle Tub by MEGA BRANDS
Mega Bloks Lil' Princess Twinkle Castle Tub by MEGA BRANDS

This is the first line of construction toys designed for preschool girls ages 1 and up. Features sparkly translucent blocks,  princesses with sparkling tiaras, ponies, and more. This tub includes sparkly and regular blocks, two princesses, and a little pony. Launch date: Fall 2012. (Watch the Mega Bloks Lil' Princess Twinkle Castle Tub Video Watch Video) 2/15/2012 (Price: $44.99)

littleBits Starter Set by LITTLEBITS ELECTRONICS INC
littleBits Starter Set by LITTLEBITS ELECTRONICS INC

littleBits is a system of modular electronics that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping and play. The littleBits starter kit is the first kit by littleBits and contains all you need to get started within seconds. Each bit has a simple, unique function (light, sound, sensors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits. With a growing number of available modules, littleBits aims to put the power of engineers in the hands of artists, makers and children. Included in the kit are 10 color coded modules (power, input, output, and wire) that snap together magnetically to create larger circuits, guaranteed to keep kids occupied for hours. Comes packaged in an attractive case with a magnetic closure and includes an instruction sheet, 9v battery and a custom plastic screwdriver.  2/14/2012 (Price: $89.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Codees by TECHNO SOURCE
Codees by TECHNO SOURCE

This 64-piece strand of tiny building components comes with a code that tells kids how to create specific designs. Or, kids can use their imaginations and create whatever they want. 2/14/2012 (Price: $8.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Lord of the Rings Attack on Weathertop 9472 by LEGO
Lord of the Rings Attack on Weathertop 9472 by LEGO

Resting in the ancient fortress ruins of Weathertop, Aragorn, Frodo and Merry are suddenly attacked by the Ringwraiths. Will they take The One Ring from Frodo or can Aragorn stop them in time? Includes 5 minifigures: Aragorn, Frodo, Merry and 2 Ringwraiths. 430 pieces. Available June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $59.99)

Shelob Attacks by LEGO
Shelob Attacks by LEGO

Plotting to reclaim The One Ring, Gollum lures Frodo into the lair of the ancient giant spider, Shelob. Will Shelob cast her web and capture Frodo or can Samwise Gamgee rescue him in time? Includes 3 minifigures: Frodo, Samwise Gamgee, Gollum. 227 pieces. Launch date: June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $19.99)

Uruk-hai Army by LEGO
Uruk-hai Army by LEGO

Under attack by the evil Uruk-hai Army, the ancient fortress of helm's Deep is the last refund for the people of Rohan. As the Uruk-hai draw near, they fire hooks from the armored hook shooter and try to scale the fortress walls. Can Éomer and the Rohan soldier hold back the Uruk-hai and save the day? Includes 6 minifigures: Éomer, Rohan soldier and 4 Uruk-hai.  257 pieces. Launch date: June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $29.99)

The Battle of Helm's Deep by LEGO
The Battle of Helm's Deep by LEGO

The walled fortress of Helm's Deep is under attack by the mighty Uruk-hai army and the forces of men, elves, and a dwarf must do everything they can to stop them from breaching the fortress walls. Includes 8 minifigures: Aragorn, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden, Berserker Uruk-hai and 3 Uruk-hai.1368 pieces. Launch date: June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $129.99)

The Mines of Moria by LEGO
The Mines of Moria by LEGO

On their epic journey across the lands of Middle-earth, the heroic Fellowship of the Ring travels through the abandoned Mines of Moria. Pursued by the evil Moria orcs and a giant Cave Troll, Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, and Legolas make a stand in Balin's Tomb. Includes 6 minifigures: Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas, and 2 Moria orcs along with a giant cave troll and 2 skeletons. 776 pieces. Launch date: June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $79.99)

Angry Birds Building Sets by K'NEX BRANDS
Angry Birds Building Sets by K'NEX BRANDS

Angry Birds fans will be able to build obstacles from the app and knock them down with these construction toys. Sets will include the most popular Angry Birds characters, launchers and other recognizable elements from the game. Launch date: Fall 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $10.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

LEGO Monster Fighters Ghost Train 9467 by LEGO
LEGO Monster Fighters Ghost Train 9467 by LEGO

The set contains a ghost train with three ghosts, and a red plane with four flick-fire missiles for the two Monster Fighters. When the train moves, the ghost train wings move too. All the ghosts glow in the dark. 422 Pieces. Launch date: 2012. (Watch the LEGO Monster Fighters Ghost Train 9467 Video Watch Video) 2/12/2012

LEGO Lord of the Rings Gandalf Arrives by LEGO
LEGO Lord of the Rings Gandalf Arrives by LEGO

Relive the opening scene of "The Fellowship of the Ring" in LEGO form. As Gandalf the Grey makes his way through the Shire on his horse and cart, he meets an excited young hobbit, Frodo Baggins. Includes 2 minifigures: Gandalf the Grey and Frodo Baggins. 83 pieces. Launch date: June 2012. (Watch the LEGO Lord of the Rings Gandalf Arrives Video Watch Video) 2/12/2012 (Price: $12.99)

LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes The Batcave 6860 by LEGO
LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes The Batcave 6860 by LEGO

This set consists of a large model of the Batcave, and is the second set to be based off of this location, the first being 7783 The Batcave: The Penguin and Mr. Freeze's Invasion. The Batcave playset is comprised of three sections, two vehicles - the Batcycle and Bane's drill - , as well as five redesigned minifigures, three of which are exclusive to the set; Batman in his blue Super Heroes suit with a cape, Robin, Bruce Wayne, Bane, and Poison Ivy. Launch date: 2012. (Watch the LEGO DC Universe Super Heroes The Batcave 6860 Video Watch Video) 2/12/2012 (Price: $69.99)

LEGO Star Wars Malevolence 9515 by LEGO
LEGO Star Wars Malevolence 9515 by LEGO

The Malevolence is Genereral Grieveous' flagship and one of the Separatist military's most feared weapons. Unbeknownst to Grievous and his crew, Anakin and Padme have entered the giant craft in an attempt to rid the galaxy of this deadly curse. The Malevolence features a cargo bay with transport train, detailed interior with removable-opening sections for easy access and twin quick-fire missile launchers. Includes LEGO minifigures: Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, General Grievous, Count Dooku , Battle Droid Commander and Battle Droid. Launch date: June 2012. (Watch the LEGO Star Wars Malevolence 9515 Video Watch Video) 2/12/2012 (Price: $119.99)

Power Rangers Samurai Red Pocket Racer Mega Bloks by MEGA BRANDS
Power Rangers Samurai Red Pocket Racer Mega Bloks by MEGA BRANDS

Centuries ago in Japan, a dark force threatened our universe, bringing a civilization to its knees, until a clan of brave warriors were called upon to destroy this ancient evil Samurai warriors defeated them with power symbols passed down from parent to child. But now this darkness has returned and plans to flood the Earth, and the future of mankind rest in the hands of five ordinary teens with one extraordinary destiny They are the Samurai Rangers. Led by the fearless Red Ranger, this team was summoned to train as Samurais under the teachings of Mentor Ji, armed with high powered weapons and mighty Megazords. They have one mission to defeat the sinister Master Xandred and his army of Nighloks and make our universe safe from evil once and for all. 2/12/2012 (Price: $6.99)

LEGO Avengers Quinjet Arial Battle by LEGO
LEGO Avengers Quinjet Arial Battle by LEGO

Loki is up to no good and is planning to destroy the earth. As he flies into battle on board his chariot, help the Avenger's defeat their nemesis using the supersonic Quinjet! Fire the missiles, release the mini-jet and imprison Loki in the prison pod. With the high-tech Quinjet, the Avengers can't fail. Includes Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Loki and more minifigures. Launch date: May 2012. 2/12/2012

LEGO Avengers Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout by LEGO
LEGO Avengers Hulk's Helicarrier Breakout by LEGO

The Hulk and Thor have Loki captured on board the Avengers' awesome Helicarrier. Using his powers of trickery and illusion Loki makes Hawkeye lose control of his function-packed jet fighter. Help Hulk bring down the malfunctioning jet fighter and its flick-missiles by smashing the fuel canisters to hit the jet fighter! Then jump onto the jet fighter and rescue Hawkeye from the cockpit with the cockpit blast function! Includes 4 minifigures: Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Loki. Launch date: May 2012. 2/12/2012

LEGO Avengers Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape by LEGO
LEGO Avengers Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape by LEGO

Loki is escaping from S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters with the powerful Cosmic Cube. If he succeeds he could use it to wreak havoc on the world! Will Iron Man in his amazing armored suit alongside Hawkeye in his function-packed S.H.I.E.L.D. off-roader be fast enough to catch Lokior will the Asgardian villain escape with the Cosmic Cube? You decide! Includes 3 minifigures: Iron ManLoki and Hawkeye. Launch date: May 2012.
— As of 05/21/2012 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews on Amazon.com. 2/12/2012

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