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ToyDirectory® - ZOOB Jr Scooter from INFINITOY,
Age Range: 3 to 6
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Toys
Construction
 
The ZOOB JR. Scooter features 18 ZOOB JR. pieces, 4 wheels, and instructions for 17 creations, such as a scooter, a mini go-cart, a skateboarder, and a spinning robot (but kids can make up lots more). The instructions require no reading, and are printed on sturdy cards. ZOOB JR. is our fastest-growing product category.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36185      (added 5/21/2013)

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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Toys
Construction
Science & Nature
 
Based on the success of last year's ZOOBMobile Fastback (which included one pull-back friction motor), the ZOOBMobile Fastback H2H features two pull-back friction motors so kids can create their own ZOOBMobiles and race them against each other. But kids can also put the motors together to make a super vehicle that goes even faster, for up to 40 feet. The Fastback H2H features 45 ZOOB pieces and 8 high-quality tires that are notched so they work like gears. Because ZOOB® pieces snap together so many different ways, kids can use their imaginations to create their own vehicles, and add on pieces from their ZOOB collections to make even more. The Fastback H2H is fully compatible with all other Infinitoy ZOOB pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36184      (added 5/21/2013)
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MSRP: $32.00
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Educational
Developmental Toys
 
How can kids move a ball into a target with 2 high walls from 2 feet away? Build a ramp? A catapult? A trampoline? A zip-line? There are no right answers and we provide no solutions--it's up to kids to use ZOOB pieces (and other materials that they choose) to build contraptions that solve the challenges. The ZOOB Challenge features 175 ZOOB pieces, string, wheels, a ball, rubber bands, a foam play pad, and 25 challenges based on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) skills-skills that educators have targeted as essential to helping the US compete successfully in the 21st century.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34343      (added 5/25/2012)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 4 to 6
Target Age Range: 0 to 0
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 13018
Launch Date: September 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Preschool
General Toys
 
ZOOB is a building set with a difference—the pieces move after kids put them together. So kids can play with their creations, instead of just looking at them. ZOOB JR. provides ZOOB’s award-winning creative play with softer pieces designed for young children. ZOOB JR. pieces are made with a special memory material that flexes and goes back to its original shape, so they bend, move, and snap together snugly. And just like ZOOB, ZOOB JR.'s open-ended versatility lets kids build anything they want to build as it sparks young imaginations. The ZOOB JR. Scooter includes 18 ZOOB JR. pieces, 4 wheels, and instructions for 17 creations, such as a scooter, a mini go-cart, a skateboarder, and a spinning robot (but kids can make up lots more). The instructions require no reading, and are printed on sturdy cards. Launch date: September 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32387      (added 5/27/2011)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Target Age Range: 0 to 0
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 12056
Launch Date: September 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Cars
Vehicles-Powered
 
The ZOOBMobile FastBack H2H features two pull-back friction motors, so kids can create their own ZOOBMobiles and race them against each other, or put the motors together to make a super vehicle that goes up to 50 feet. The Fastback H2H features 45 ZOOB pieces, and 8 high-quality tires that are notched so they work like gears. Because ZOOB® pieces snap together so many different ways, kids can use their imaginations to create their own vehicles, and add on pieces from their ZOOB collections to make even more. The FastBack H2H is fully compatible with all other Infinitoy ZOOB pieces. Launch date: September 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32386      (added 5/27/2011)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Target Age Range: 0 to 0
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 14002
Launch Date: September 2011
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Space
General Toys
 
Inspired by kids’ submissions to Infinitoy’s online gallery, Z.A.C. the ZOOB Alien Creature gives kids all the tools they need to build their own aliens. Using specially-colored ZOOB pieces (including glow-in-the-dark pieces), and light-up eyes, kids can build aliens, a rocket, a UFO, a radio telescope, and lots more. This set includes 200 ZOOB pieces, 12 glow-in-the-dark pieces, 2 light-up eyes with batteries, and complete instructions. Launch date: September 2011.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32385      (added 5/27/2011)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 3 and up
Target Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
Zoob's sturdy snap-together pieces are joined with colorful, flexible foam pieces that allow children to customize and accessorize their creations in new ways. The 80 Zoob pieces come with more than 100 pre-cut foam shapes and 10 sheets of foam from which kids can cut their own pieces. Instructions are included for projects ranging from robots to rocking horses, but the kit is totally open ended, allowing young creators to design straight from their imaginations. Cons: Foam pieces tear too easily.
― “Zoob seems to appeal to a broader age range,” Amy Barrett, owner of Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys in Helena, Mont., told TDmonthly in spring 2010 of what makes Zoob her top-selling construction toy.
― Of 43 retailers surveyed in April 2010, three listed Zoob as their best seller in construction.
— Mary Porter Green, owner of The Curiosity Zone in Ashburn, Va. told in late Spring 2011 TDmonthly she sells a dozen Zoob kits each month.
— Want this? As of 05/10/2011, this product was available for purchase at The Curiosity Zone
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28451      (added 5/6/2010)
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MSRP: $90.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
Who knows what 500 pieces of poseable, snap-together Zoob could stir in the imagination? Geometric structures, funky creatures, buildings and whimsical characters can be built and rebuilt easily with the simple ball-and-socket joints that connect Zoob pieces. The set comes packed in a sturdy, reusable storage case complete with four removable play pads that fit into the lid to act as foundations for the creations. 
— “Up until now, Zoob has been best,” Jeff Oslick, owner of The Enchanted Toy Store in Fullerton, Calif., told TDmonthly during an April 2009 survey about best-selling construction toys. 
— “I have a good run on Zoob year round,” said Amy Barrett, owner of Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys in Helena, Mont., of her top selling construction items.
— Four of 49 retailers listed Zoob as a best-selling construction item in spring 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23613      (added 5/11/2009)
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MSRP: $90.00
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Creative Activities
 
This colorful construction kit contains four pieces each of the five ZOOB shapes in sparkly shades. They come in a reusable tube that includes instructions for 17 simple projects, including a giraffe, rocket man, cell phone and tiara.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22322      (added 1/30/2009)
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MSRP: $29.99
Age Range: 6 and up
SKU or Item #: 12060
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
This construction set adds a whole new dimension to open-ended building, allowing kids to create and control creatures, critters, sculptures and anything they can imagine. Kids simply snap pieces into the ZOOBMover, which moves forward, backward, left and right. Each set includes the ZOOBMover, a remote control unit, 50 ZOOB pieces, six rubber-tipped feet for traction, an instruction guide and batteries. “ZOOB's five shapes snap together 20 different ways, so kids can build anything that they can imagine. The ZOOBMover lets young builders control their creations and make them move. ZOOB is not sold in the mass market,” CEO Jeff Pinsker of Infinitoy told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12040      (added 3/22/2007)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 3 to 5
Launch Date: October 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
ZOOB Jr. features soft pieces that bend, snap together snugly and move. Both sets (15- and 30-piece) feature larger pieces in three basic shapes that are simple to use. Softer, more flexible pieces make connections easier and the larger scale results in giant creations. “ZOOB Jr. brings its unique and dynamic building characteristics to a younger audience. Now toddlers and preschoolers can also enjoy and benefit from ZOOB’s Mind-Building Construction System,” Greg McVey of Infinitoy told TDmonthly. The 30-piece set has a suggested retail price of $24.99. Launch date: October 2007.
— Terry Myers of Kaleidoscope Toys in Round Rock, Texas, told TDmonthly ZOOB Jr. was one of the best toys at Toy Fair 2007.
— A top pick, retailer Kate Tanner, owner of Kidstop Toys, informed TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 11728      (added 2/28/2007)
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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 

The ZOOBDude Rock Climber doesn’t just look cool … he really climbs. Just position his grappling hook, pull the cord, push the button and watch the ZOOBDude scale the wall. ZOOBDudes are pre-assembled adventure heroes that kids can snap apart (and rebuild, and snap apart, and rebuild), each with its own working accessory. Each ZOOBDude includes 19 ZOOB pieces (including two faceplates), diagrams showing how to connect ZOOB pieces, and instructions for rebuilding a ZOOBDude and building three additional creations. All ZOOBDude pieces work with every other Infinitoy ZOOB set.
— ZOOBDude’s are the best-selling interchangeable toy at Tinkerz Toy Shop in Alene, Idaho, said sales associate Crystal Mobbs.
— Three of 39 retailers cited ZOOBDudes among construction toy best sellers in spring 2007.
— "Zoob has only five pieces, which snap together 20 different ways," explained Jeff Pinsker, CEO of Infinitoy. "It's an unsual product because you can build many different things. If you want to build a car, an elephant or anything, you don't need special pieces ... and after you put the Zoob pieces together, they move." The ZOOBDudes are transformable, too: "They come preassembled, but every single piece still moves. ... You can build a couple of different models and use the [Rock Climber] grappling hook as a winch to pull them up."

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8565      (added 7/14/2006)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
The Cruiser R/C comes in three parts so kids can snap it together, add pieces between the sections to create a dragster or a limousine, or build on the chassis after they snap the sections together. The set includes 55 ZOOB pieces, 4 extra wheels (for a total of 8), and instructions for all of the models in the Racer.
— “We sell approximately six per month,” said Diana Gisolfu, co-owner of Sisters Kids in Springfield, Mass., in Fall 2010. One other of 33 retailers interviewed by TDmonthly said that Zoob was their only RC or hobby line.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7913      (added 5/22/2006)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
The ZOOBMobile Car Designer Kit includes 76 pieces, 12 wheels, and three instruction guides that include all the models from the Racer Set plus special models like a 12-wheeler flatbed truck. It debuted within the last year.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7912      (added 5/22/2006)
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MSRP: $14.99
Age Range: 6 and up
SKU or Item #: 12051
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
Infinitoy has re-invented the wheel with its ZOOBMobile Car Sets. Each set comes with ZOOB pieces, instruction guides and sturdy wheels with rubber tires that snap onto ZOOB pieces. As a bonus, the wheels are notched so that they can work like gears. The ZOOBMobile Racer includes 37 ZOOB pieces, four wheels and two instruction guides with models such as a three-wheeled racer, a Lunar Rover, and a dune buggy. This model debuted within the last year.
—  “Zoob race cars … [we sell] maybe two or three per day,” Greg Bonner, owner of Heights Toy Store in Little Rock, Ark., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— “Zoob race cars are our best right now. We sell about one a week,” Steve Ricks, owner of My Story House Toys in Roswell, Ga., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— In April of 2008, four of 50 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly singled out this item as the best-selling construction toy in their stores.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7910      (added 5/22/2006)
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MSRP: $49.99
Age Range: 6 to 10
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
Ball-and-joint construction pieces endow Zoob creations with mobility. Kids can make anything from spheres to dinosaurs with this 250-piece kit, which comes with six instruction booklets.
— Zoob continues to be a strong seller at Big Fun Toys in Hoboken, N.J., says manager Wendy Kramer. Tara Trew, sales associate at Growing Tree Toys and Books in State College, Pa., agrees.
— Zoob has been rated a top seller by accounts such as Neiman Marcus and Learning Express, it was the No. 1 selling product in two well-known direct-to-consumer catalogs, and it now sells in 45 countries around the world, according to Jeff Pinsker of Infinitoy.
— Jordan Walden, manager of Finnegan’s Toys in Portland, Ore., claims that Zoob was unavailable for about 3 years. During that hiatus, customers requested it frequently. Now it’s selling well again.
— “In our store, probably Zoobs” will be found under most trees for the 2006 holidays, Tristan Hewitt, manager of Dragon’s Toy Box in Seattle, Wash., told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3791      (added 6/15/2005)
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