Collectibles: Gotta Get Another Set
The term collectibles has always referred to a broad category of products, with collectors on the hunt for everything from out of date, limited edition items to ubiquitous, must-have toys. This year, toy makers are rapidly developing precious new sets of collectible items and introducing older collectibles to an expanding market.
Team GK Micros (9-piece set for $5.49) and Great Kids Minis (8-piece set for $4.99) are 2” tall plastic figurines by Teddi Toys. These are miniature versions of Teddi’s large-scale dolls. Team GK Micros figures are based on characters from the popular super-hero comic books. The Great Kids Minis, many of the same characters but in everyday outfits, come in an 8-piece set that includes their pet, Trouble the Monkey. - Vanessa VanderZanden
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 684 (added 12/2/2004)
This action-packed comic book set is $2.00 off the cover price of $7.50 if each issue were purchased individually and includes a rare collectible trading card. Created by Tommy Perez and J.C. Baez, it tells the story of nine homeless children from various ethnic backgrounds that become superheroes. Apart from action and adventure, the popular comic book has a positive message about teamwork and friendship. - Vanessa VanderZanden
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 683 (added 12/2/2004)
Finally, tween girls have collectible trading cards of their own. Each U GO GRL trading pack is comprised of eight cards from six inspiring categories, leaving an impressionable demographic with esteem-boosting, skill-building activities based on a system of collecting coins. Cards show all kinds of girls being social, creative, smart and fun. The 150-card set stars 24 different characters to which any girl can relate. U Go Grl Activity Cards have been award both the National Parenting Center 2005 Seal of Approval and the Creative Child 2005 Preferred Choice Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1899 (added 12/10/2004)
Science meets adventure in the "Favorite Collection" Soft Model Dinosaur Series T rex Dino Pack. The awesome Tyrannosaurus rex comes to life in this magnificent, high-quality figure constructed from a durable, environmentally-friendly PVC plastic and based on the latest scientific research. To achieve the incredible detail and skin texture that makes T rex look and feel so realistic, each figure is hand-painted. This two-figure T rex pack comes with each of the first two color versions of the most popular dinosaur around. - Aire Norell
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 278 (added 9/1/2004)
MSRP: $7.00Age Range: 7 and upLaunch Date: January 2000Gender: Boys And Girls
These beautifully detailed Quarter Bears® are made of the highest quality materials and are designed to reflect the historical and/or physical characteristics of the particular state. Each bear contains a unique "see thru" pocket that clearly displays the actual U.S. State Quarter. Exceptionally-embroidered details include an exact replica of the State on the back, the year of introduction of the state coin on the right ear, and the year the colony or territory became a state on the bear´s chest. The MSRP for the bear with a silver quarter is $8.00. Launch date: 2000.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 1746 (added 12/9/2004)
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