ToyDirectory® - Snap Circuits GREEN Alternative Energy Kit from ELENCO,
Snap Circuits GREEN Alternative Energy KitFrom: ELENCO
Wholesale Price: (Log in to view) MSRP: $69.96Age Range: 8 and upSKU or Item #: SCG-125Launch Date: September 2009Gender: Boys And Girls
Made from the versatile, multi-experiment Snap Circuits that allow kids to safely and easily build real electronic projects, this kit features many of the latest innovations in alternative energy. Featuring a hand-crank dynamo, solar panel, and wind turbine, kids can light up an LED, power a clock, charge a rechargeable battery (included), run a small radio, and watch the created energy on an analog meter. Instructions for many other projects are included in the kit; can be integrated with other Snap Circuits sets. This product received a Dr. Toy Green Award. Launch Date: Fall 2009
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22499 (added 2/17/2009)
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MSRP: $69.96Specialty: Yes (as of 2014)Gender: Boys And Girls
Contains over 40 parts. 165 experiments can be completed using the kit, like a spinning lighted fan, a small RC car that moves forward and backward, and more. It stimulates the mind and teaches kids about electrical engineering, gears and rations in a fun and educational way.Awards:
Top Toy Debut Award
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36592 (added 2/26/2014)
MSRP: $22.99Age Range: 5 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2013)Gender: Boys And Girls
See inside the wonderful world of worms. Learn about their fascinating life style and their valuable contribution to the world we live in. Provides hours of fun and fascination. Features: Plastic worm housing, Tunneling material, Shade, Illustrated instruction manual, Worms not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36325 (added 9/26/2013)
MSRP: $84.95Age Range: 8 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2013)Gender: Boys And Girls
Keyboard with optical theremin. Echo effects. Voice changer; Record voice or music and play it back at different speeds. Sound energy demonstration. Color changing light. Connect to your smart phone and analyze sounds with apps.Where to buy: SOUTH
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36324 (added 9/26/2013)
MSRP: $19.99Age Range: 8 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2012)Gender: Boys And Girls
Leonardo da Vinci improved upon the already-established catapult design when he introduced his own vision the the age-old military launching device. This design uses a double leaf spring to produce a great deal of energy in order to propel stone projectiles or flammable materials over large distances. A hand crank on the side of the catapult was used to load the spring. The scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci is brought to life through these 10 articulated models. The inventions that inspired these snap-together replicas are taken from the pages of Da Vinci’s priceless and awe-inspiring notebooks. All models are made of plastic and require no special tools. Manuals are very educational and teach how these inventions have evolved into what they are today.
— Priscilla Moore, owner of Mr. Fub’s Party/Toys and More
in Yellow Springs, Oh., told TDmonthly
in a late Summer 2012 survey that this catapult is one of their best selling Science toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34884 (added 8/29/2012)
MSRP: $75.00Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)Gender: Boys And Girls
Snap parts together to build different circuits, and watch the different pieces light up. Includes fiber optics over a light organ that can be connected to an iPod; the lights will flash to the beat of the music. Includes strobe lights with different plates so kids can experiment with strobe patterns, white LED lights, glow in the dark and lighted fan blades, a light up egg, and more.Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval
Where to buy:NORTH EAST SOUTH
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34362 (added 5/25/2012)
MSRP: $99.99Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)Gender: Boys And Girls
Kids can build and program their own computer. As easy as snapping together the circuits and downloading Elenco’s programs. Kids can write their own programs using Basic commands or flowcharts. Includes over 100 projects and over 50 parts. A great introduction to microcontrollers and how they are used in the world around us. Requires 3 "AA" batteries.Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34124 (added 4/24/2012)
MSRP: $94.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Snap Circuits allow children to create electronic projects including AM and FM radios, digital voice recorders, burglar alarms, doorbells and more. All pieces are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. This Pro version contains over 75 parts and an illustrated manual for building over 500 experiments. The set uses four AA batteries.
— In late summer 2010, six of 43 retailers named Snap Circuits a science and nature best seller.
— In August 2010, Jim and Retha Davis, owners of Kid’s Center
in Tucson, Ariz., told TDmonthly
their store sells “about 100 (Snap Circuits) a month.”
— In a late Summer 2012 survey, four out of 12 retailers said that Elenco was one of their best selling Science & Nature toy brands.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30502 (added 9/9/2010)
MSRP: $119.95Age Range: 12 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Beyond the basic motion detector or potato clock, Elenco's Snap-Micro I Standard kit allows children to learn about the theory and application of micro-controllers while building their own complex projects. A variety of components and software included in the kit guide children through the basic commands and flow charts required to assemble and operate the micro-controller, which can then program more than 25 different projects.
― “Snap Circuits do well,” said Sherry Phipps, owner of School Crossing
in Williamsburg, Va., during a summer 2010 survey of top-selling electronic toys.
― Two of 40 retailers told TDmonthly
in June 2010 that Snap Circuits are their best-selling electronic item.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29638 (added 7/21/2010)
MSRP: $119.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys And Girls
The 44 pieces in this kit from Elenco Electronics include a miniature motor and a working solar panel. Children can assemble six different machines and watch their creations come to life while learning how the energy in sunlight converts to powerful electricity. A detailed instruction manual is included with the kit.
― “I can't keep those in stock,” remarked Casey Sartain, buyer for Tutoring Toy
in Salt Lake City, Utah, of Elenco's 6-in-1 Solar Kit. Sartain listed the 6-in-1 Solar Kit as his best-selling activity kit during an April 2010 survey of 48 storeowners.
— In a Fall 2013 survey, Kim Emigh, manager of e-commerce at Growing Tree Toys
in State College, Pa., told TDmonthly
that this solar kit is one of their best-selling science toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28662 (added 5/26/2010)
MSRP: $119.95Gender: Boys And Girls
Build exciting projects with the Electronic Playground (EP-50) such as Voltmeter, Alarm, Radio Announcer and many more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21641 (added 12/9/2008)
MSRP: $119.95Gender: Boys And Girls
Power a clock with the Cola Clock Kit. Learn how batteries work when you use cola to make a chemical reaction that powers a clock.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21640 (added 12/9/2008)
MSRP: $119.95Gender: Boys And Girls
The DeLuxe Snap Rover kit comes with a remote control and features over 20 projects and has 30 parts. This exciting DeLuxe Snap Rover go forward and backward, turns right and left, and has side lights ,headlight and horn. With added features as a Disk Shooter, Digital Voice Recorder and Music sounds. All parts snap together with ease and no soldering is required. A full colored manual is included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17053 (added 1/16/2008)
MSRP: $119.95Gender: Boys And Girls
The Snaptricity kit provides over 40 parts including a meter, electromagnet, motor, lamps, switches, a fan and a compass. It provides knowledge about magnetic fields, how switches control the lights in homes and how series and parallel circuits affect electricity. A color-coded manual is included in this kit that demonstrates the 75 projects.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 17051 (added 1/16/2008)
MSRP: $99.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys And Girls
With this deluxe version, kids can build their own RC Snap Rover using the colorful Snap Circuits parts that come with the kit. There is no soldering required; all the parts simply snap together with ease. Once the Snap Rover is completed, kids can navigate their surroundings with the easy-to-use remote control. The Deluxe features a disc shooter, a digital voice recorder, music sounds, a wireless microphone and more than 20 other experiments.
— "The Deluxe Snap Rover comes with remote control and can be navigated both forward and backward. It all snaps together with ease and comes with a full assembly manual,” said Walter Larsen, national sales manager for Elenco.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15062 (added 9/6/2007)
MSRP: $19.95Gender: Boys And Girls
Part of Elenco's Power Tech Series, the Hydrolab is a complete greenhouse system for cultivating plants and vegetables in an indoor environment, without soil, using a modern hydroponics system. The kit comes with a base, an adjustable translucent observation cover, four growing trays, a fertilizer tank, safe chemicals and bedding for propagating the growth of plants.
— Isis Latham, owner of Sugar Snaps Kids in Nashua, N.H., said in summer 2007 that Elenco is the best-selling line of science and nature toys in his store.
— Latham said he sells about 25 items in the Elenco line on a monthly basis.
— "The Hydrolab allows kids and adults to grow plants and vegetables indoors without the use of soil. It comes with everything one needs for a productive indoor growing environment," said Walter Larsen, national sales manager for Elenco.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15061 (added 9/6/2007)
Wholesale Price: (Log in to view) MSRP: $74.95Age Range: 8 and upSKU or Item #: 756619005614Launch Date: September 2006Gender: Boys And Girls
Both educational and fun, the Snap Circuit Remote Controlled Rover consists of over 30 parts that can be used to build over 23 projects. The illustrated color manual explains how to complete circuits using easy-to-handle snap components. The electronic unit can turn left and right, and move forwards and backwards. It also features a headlight for use in the dark. The hand-held device requires a single nine-volt battery, while the body requires six AA batteries. Launch date: September 2006.
— “Our top-selling science item is Snap Circuits,” Teresa Newman, buyer and manager at Toy World in Wayanta, Minn., told TDmonthly
. “And it’s good for the older ages.”
— One out of every seven retailers told TDmonthly
that remote control items are the most popular gifts for older kids.
— Two out of 58 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly
singled out Elenco Snap Circuits as the recommended gift for older kids and adults.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13412 (added 6/13/2007)
MSRP: $29.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys And Girls
You will be able to assemble three fantastic robots. One robot detects objects using infra-red rays, the wake-up robot is sensitive to light and the third robot is operated by any TV remote control. A separate circuit and body are supplied for each robot. No soldering required.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9662 (added 10/11/2006)
MSRP: $74.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Have fun building your own RC Snap Rover using the colorful Snap Circuit parts that come with this kit. There is no soldering required as all the parts snap together with ease. Once completed, you will be able to navigate your surroundings with the easy-to-use Snap Rover remote control. “The Snap Rover is a hands-on experience and gives children an opportunity to build their own RC Snap Rover along with 20 other projects,” Walter Larsen, national sales manager for Elenco, told TDmonthly
. It was named one of the 100 Best Children’s Products of 2006 by Dr. Toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9661 (added 10/11/2006)
MSRP: $59.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Snap Circuits make learning electronics easy and fun. Kids follow the colorful pictures in the manual to build exciting projects, such as FM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells and more. Parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. “Children can play with this kit for hours and hours and still have not completed all the projects the snap circuit kits have to offer,” Walter Larsen, national sales manager for Elenco, told TDmonthly
— One retailer said in summer 2007 his store sells 25 Elenco units monthly. Five percent of 64 retailers said in August 2008 that Snap Circuits are a best-selling science product, reporting average sales of six units per month. Four of 38 retailers echoed the same a year later. “They’ve gone back to this game six or seven times,” between January and July 2006, said TDmonthly
's homeschooling mom Susan Ledford.
— Any time TDmonthly
asks specialty storeowners about top-selling science toys, Elenco's Snap Circuits heads the list. This simple electronics kit appeals to both girls and boys. By making science fun and easy, Snap Circuits earned a TDmonthly Classic Toy 2007
— As of 12/17/2012 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 575 reviews on Amazon.com. Cons:
One user said that her grandchildren were "not all that interested" in the Snap Circuits, and told her that they would prefer LEGOs on their birthday.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5252 (added 10/27/2005)
MSRP: $24.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Kids can make an erupting volcano, complete with light and sound effects, using this kit.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5251 (added 10/27/2005)