Toy Fair 2009 Products of the Day: Day 2
Monday, February 16
TDmonthly Magazine brings you highlights on the most exciting toys, games and gifts at the show, researching hundreds of booths and pinpointing the items that are most likely to be solid matches for specialty stores.
MSRP: $39.99Age Range: 3 and upSKU or Item #: RB 137Launch Date: October 2008Gender: Girls
So, why call them Rebelle Friendship Bags? Because each Friendship bag unzips to become two bags which can then be shared between best friends. Each style is available in two color ways so each friend gets a different color. Girls can exchange halves to create a dual colored bag which symbolizes that they are BFF's. Each handbag also contains a secret code which gives them special access to the Rebelle website and the Rebelle Girlz...Holly, Rosie Shaye, Lola, Allegra, Sophie, and Kaia. These six girls from around the world, meet at summer camp and instantly became best friends forever. Log on and Say Hello to the Rebelle Girlz! This product received a 2009 PTPA Media Seal of Approval.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22494 (added 2/16/2009)
Age Range: 3 and upGender: Girls
This set of 12 blocks comes in a plastic tray and features various designs on each block side, so that kids can assemble them in different ways to form many distinct creations.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22480 (added 2/16/2009)
MSRP: $34.99Age Range: 3 and upSKU or Item #: 55703Launch Date: April 2009Gender: Boys
With one side in crushed velvet and the other shiny satin, this generous hooded cape allows for hours of open-ended role playing and story telling. One the velvet side, the cape depicts a frog on a black background, featuring wide buggy eyes on the top of the hood. The other side is a rich royal blue with a black and silver shield that sports a heraldry-style lion. When flipped around, the frog-hood becomes a prince's crown. Fabrics compliment other items in the line such as crowns, tunics, and decorated form swords to accessorize your child's characters. Launch Date: April 10, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22498 (added 2/17/2009)
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)
This activity map of the United States includes a checklist with the state names and abbreviations and can be written on with any type of crayon or marker -- even permanent -- and then simply wiped away. It is available in 24" x 18" and 36" x 24" (MSRP: $24.99).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22516 (added 2/17/2009)
These small flashlights provide light without the use of batteries. They are powered by pressing the handle that pops out from one side, and come in four designs: chicken, pig, dog and cow.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22526 (added 2/18/2009)
These interchangeable bottlecap necklaces were designed by a tween girl, Maddie Bradshaw, who continues to provide the artwork for the bottlecaps as the line grows. The bottlecaps have a magnet on the back so they can be easily switched out on the stretchy choker necklaces that are available. Snap Caps® have received the following awards: 2009 Best Toy Award - Most Innovative New Toy - Learning Express Toys; 2009 Best Toy Award - Best Toy Girls 5+ - Learning Express Toys; Creative Child 2009 Seal Of Excellence Award; and 2009 PTPA Winner.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22527 (added 2/18/2009)
Available in blue and purple, this play sand has a unique texture and almost lifelike quality. It is dustless, non-stain, eco-friendly, and safe for kids, and may even be used in reptile habitats. The product is made in the USA. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22528 (added 2/18/2009)
This line of purses blends canines with fashion, and exhibits both elegance and a street look through the different patterns and breeds available. The sturdy, plush dogs zip open at the back. Note: This product was formerly listed under Fuzzy Nation LLC.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22529 (added 2/18/2009)
Julie L. Jones has written articles for both newspapers and magazines. Before joining the staff of TDmonthly Magazine, she worked as a communications writer and provided editorial support for a market research company. Read more articles by this author
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