ToyDirectory® - Animails from MARKY SPARKY TOYS,
MSRP: $10.00Gender: Boys And Girls
Miniature versions of the popular Wahoo toys from Marky Sparky, kids can write messages on these pthalate- and latex-free animals, affix postage directly, and mail them to someone special. No packaging is needed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32019 (added 3/25/2011)
Other Products by MARKY SPARKY TOYS
MSRP: $49.95Age Range: 3 and upGender: Boys And Girls
This pthalate- and latex-free puppy jumping toy promotes balance and coordination.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25249 (added 8/31/2009)
MSRP: $24.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Everything about this toy is fake. We admit it. From the faux Black Ebony handle to the fake bow string. It's all fake. All fake except the performance. The Faux Bow was designed with only one goal: To be the best performing toy bow on the market. We beat all the competition by miles. Every Nerf® enthusiast's jaw will drop at the distance and accuracy of this beast. It out shoots and out distances everything in the class. My mom always told me not to judge a book by its cover. No truer words could be said about the Faux Bow™. Under its fake exterior lies the heart of a dragon (here comes the segue). So, if dragons are on the menu... Faux Bow™ is ready to do some slaying. Comes with 3 perfectly balanced Faux titanium arrows and one 3 arrow quiver.
— "This Bow an Arrow is new from Marky Sparky - creators of the popular 'Doink It Darts.' The bow shoots 'arrows,' which are more-or-less the same missles sold in Marky Sparky's popular 'Blast Pad' rockets. The rockets worked well and seem to be a good addition to a strong line," Joe Mitchell, owner of YoYo Joe's Toys & Fun
, told TDmonthly
at Toy Fair 2010
— “Those things fly out of here,” unintentionally punned Christine Osborne, co-owner of Wonder Works
in Charleston, S.C., in Fall 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25248 (added 8/31/2009)
MSRP: $24.95Gender: Boys And Girls
Coat hangers and twigs are a thing of the past now that the Spinmallow has been invented. Just stick a marshmallow on the telescoping skewer, hold over the fire and let the roasting begin. It includes a flashlight on top to help easily locate the graham crackers and chocolate. Launch date: 2009.
― John Naisbitt, owner of Thinker Things
in Solana Beach, Calif., told TDmonthly
in June 2010 that Spinmallow is one of his top-selling electronic items.
― “Marky Sparky is the best company for the older boy,” remarked Diana Gisolfu, owner of Sister's Kids in Springfield, Mass., about what makes Marky Sparky her best-selling line of electronic toys.
― Two of 40 retailers said in summer 2010 that Marky Sparky supplies their top-selling electronics.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25247 (added 8/31/2009)
MSRP: $24.95Gender: Boys And Girls
This launch system features a flex tube that stretches to nearly 3’ and won’t restrict airflow. It only blasts vertically (9 degrees either way), using Metalix™ missiles (three included). The parts store in the base, and the product is also available in Electric Extra Terrestrial Green and Exploding Sun Yellow.
— Two of 66 retailers told TDmonthly
in July 2008 that this product is one of their overall best sellers. Five of the 66 named it as a best-selling gift item for boys. Three of 39 retailers listed Blast Pads as their best-selling item for tween boys during an October 2009 survey. “I've been accused of giving them away with how fast I go through them,” Jude Larene, owner of Izilla Toys
in Seattle, Wash., said in March 2009.
— “Blast Pads from Marky Sparky were our biggest sellers last year,” Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun’s Toy Shop in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly
in spring 2009. Of 47 retailers, two told TDmonthly
in June 2009 that Blast Pads top their sales of boys' items, reporting figures of seven to 15 sold per month. "We sell that all year. Every time we get them in we sell out," reported Kim Haynes of Lollipop Toy Store in Dawsonville, Ga., in March 2010.
—‘’We sell at least one per week, sometimes more,’’ said manager Gwen Bowden of Doodlehopper 4 Kids
in 1Q 2011.AWARDS: 2010 TDmonthly Top Seller
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20356 (added 8/28/2008)
MSRP: $19.95SKU or Item #: 70002Gender: Boys And Girls
The lightweight bat features patented air pressurization, which strengthens the bat while sending the ball long distances. An equally innovative ball is also included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18170 (added 3/27/2008)
MSRP: $19.95Age Range: 3 to 6SKU or Item #: 20007Gender: Boys And Girls
The dual-footboard scooter features dual rear skids, a front-caliper hand brake, an MX-style front tire, a non-skid footboard, a dual rear urethane wheel and a foam handlebar pad. Minimal assembly is required.
— “Skoooches by California Chariot…we sell about four a month” Nancy Hay, owner of Toy Works in Fort Worth, Texas, told TDmonthly
— This item is one of the two best-selling ride-on toys in Tucson, Ariz.’s Mrs. Tiggy Winkles, manager Lisette Demars told TDmonthly
— Two of 45 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly
in early 2008 singled out the Skoooch as their stores’ most popular ride-on.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 18087 (added 3/24/2008)
Wholesale Price: (Log in to view) MSRP: $22.95Age Range: 3 and upSKU or Item #: 90008Gender: Boys And Girls
This dartboard set includes six balanced darts that feature N-35 Neodymium rare earth magnets and the lightweight, durable Doinkit material that keeps the darts flying perfectly true. The darts will work on any magnetic dart board.
— Owner Elaine Hackney of Boing! JP’s Toy Shop in Jamaica Plain, Mass., told TDmonthly
in summer 2007 that she has been selling lots of these dart boards for years. “The quality is great. The holding power of the magnets is great. The price is right,” she explained.
— Doinkit Darts have been “unbelievable” for Piccolo Mondo Toys of Portland, Ore., Owner Michelle Smith told TDmonthly
at the end of 2008. JoAnn Farrugia, owner of JaZams in Pennington, N.J., reported sales of about three dozen per month of Doinkit Darts in a March 2009 survey of best sellers.
— “The [Doinkit] Darts sell really well for kids and adults,” said Lauren Obenour, manager of Portland, Oregon’s Green Frog Toys
, where the product is among the best-selling sports and outdoor toys, as of spring 2009.
— Doinkit Darts are a “longtime best seller” at Totally Thomas Toy Depot in San Diego, as reported in July 2010 by President Cynthia Wyatt. “The rare earth magnets in the darts are super strong, stay put, and don’t bounce off. They’re very safe and don’t damage your walls. Nothing but fun!” she said.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14606 (added 8/13/2007)
MSRP: $34.95Age Range: 8 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Kids can Simul-Blast™ two missiles into space and see who can blast their missile higher and get more hang time. Kids can choose between Foamies™ or, for unbelievable height, Metalix™ missiles. Marky Sparky's patented Blast Pad® launch system keeps all the missiles on your side of the fence by only allowing nine degrees of vertical. The Dueling Blast Pad® folds up into itself for convenient storage. It comes with six Foamies and six Metalix missiles, equally split between red and blue colors.
— Lori Lind, owner of Brainwaves Toy Shop in Narragansett, R.I., told TDmonthly
that Marky Sparky Blast Pads make for popular gift items for boys with her customers.
— “Both girls and boys love to play with this item, and you can offer it to [children] 5 to 10 years of age,” said Jeanette Lauture of Aunt Jean’s Toys & Treats in Montclair, N.J. The product has “great durability” and made Jeanette’s top-10 list of best sellers in summer 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 14503 (added 8/7/2007)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 3 and upGender: Boys And Girls
Super Doinkit is great for all sports — soccer, baseball, volleyball and even the pool or beach. You can kick it, hit it, catch it, roll it, volley it and even juggle it. It’s the multi-sport ball that creates excitement wherever it goes. It improves hand-eye coordination while promoting athletic competence and fun. It is the perfect cross-training tool for all ages.
— “We’ve been selling these well for several years,” Owner Elaine Hackney of Boing! JP’s Toy Shop
in Jamaica Plain, Mass., told TDmonthly
in summer 2007 about the “dart ball.” “The fact that it can be both indoor and out is a great selling feature. It’s good throwing practice and both kids and adults enjoy it.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 407 (added 9/1/2004)
MSRP: $9.95Age Range: 3 and upGender: Boys And Girls
This innovative little ball is amazingly fun. It´s great in the pool or just stick it to any smooth surface. The is no "core" so there is nothing to get bonked with.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 406 (added 9/1/2004)
MSRP: $14.95Gender: Boys And Girls
Tikiyata is the candy raining, no bat swinging, ultimate party pinata! Great for parties Reusable Fill with your favorite candy Indoors / Outdoors Ages 3 and up No BAT!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 405 (added 9/1/2004)
The Blast Pad Advanced Missile Launch System comes with telescoping technology that expands to almost 3'. The carrying case holds up to six soft-tipped missiles and the Flex Launch tube can’t kink to restrict airflow. Mark Rappaport, founder of Marky Sparky, invented his first toy when he was 9, according to his website. The Blast Pad was the winner of the 2003 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award.
— “We sold more than 500 during Christmas  alone,” said Lee Ann Stern, general manager for the 11-year-old Village Toy Shop in Easton, Mass. Amanda Toupes, manager of Magic Box in New Orleans, added, “Some of [the missiles] get 200' in the air.”
— This toy is "sans pareil
," according to Michael Ziegenhagen, owner of four Playmatters stores in Cleveland. "It has broad appeal as an outdoor boy toy" and has been one of his best sellers for four years.
— “These have sold well for us from day one,” Co-owner Jude Larene of Izilla Toys in Seattle told TDmonthly
in mid-2007. “It's a kid magnet at the park.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 404 (added 9/1/2004)