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New and Notable Toys: Religious

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Bible Origami Kit by TUTTLE PUBLISHING
Bible Origami Kit by TUTTLE PUBLISHINGBible Origami kit is a new boxed set from well-known papercrafter Andrew Dewar. It contains everything kids need to fold the figures from famous Biblical stories. A full-color, 64-page booklet provides detailed, step-by-step folding instructions for each figure. Custom-designed papers are provided for each person, animal and object that comprise the 72 models. Each project is introduced by a simple retelling of the biblical story that inspires it, followed by an explanation of the significance of each accompanying origami figure. 10/23/2012 (Price: $15.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

VeggieBus by BIG IDEA PRODUCTIONSFun is the destination once kids hop on the VeggieTales bus. Sturdy enough for hours of play, it features bump-and-go action so that no matter what gets in the way, it keeps on rollin'. Honk the horn and hear the Veggies sing "The Wheels on the Bus." For ages 3 and up. Requires three AA batteries (not included). Measures 8" x 6.75". 10/22/2012 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Noah's Ark Sticker Set by WEE BELIEVERS
NoahChildren will have arkloads of fun with our 3-sheet Noah's Ark sticker set. Over 75 cheerful creatures of God happily await the help of little hands to find them a home on the included fold-out scene. One-time use. Fold-out scene 7" x 7". Sticker sheets 3½"x 7 ". Launch date: September 2012. 10/2/2012 (Price: $4.99; Age: 3 to 10) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Chapter & Verse by TALICOR / ARISTOPLAY
Chapter & Verse by TALICOR / ARISTOPLAYArcheologist Dr. S needs players' help to decipher and uncover secret words. He needs assistance sifting through ancient tiles and linking them together to gain clues to a message. Dr. S has started a Log Book detailing the links between the tiles. According to the legend, when the messages are recovered using the ancient tiles, clues to a secret words will be uncovered. Players find the tiles, build the links, read the writings and claim their reward of wisdom, one word at a time. "The game board is whatever you make it! The tiles will be laid out different each time you play. The game also creates discussions about the books, chapters and verses of the Bible you are trying to create," Todd Jacobs, Vice President of Talicor Inc., told TDmonthly. 7/26/2010 (Price: $29.99; Age: 6 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Creation By Design My Bible Cards Series A by CREATION BY DESIGN
Creation By Design My Bible Cards Series A by CREATION BY DESIGNCreation By Design brings together the “greatest story ever told” with original, 3D computer-generated artwork and a fresh narrative voice. The cards are designed to relay the concepts and stories of the Bible without without preaching the ideas of any particular denomination, and may appeal to parents who want to minimize their kids’ exposure to violent video games and TV programs. The back of each card features three sections: Narrative, which relates a snippet of the story associated with that card in everyday language; Fun Facts, which relates trivia facts about the card topic, encompassing such subjects as art, literature, history, science and animals; and Timeline, which places the events of that card in relation to the other trading cards and world history, taking Bible stories out of the realm of myth and into fact and history. "Not only is the Bible the best-selling book of all time; it is [also] the best-selling book of the year, every year. Now, we have presented the stories in a manner that kids want to see and read," Steven Kaye, managing director of Creation By Design, told TDmonthly. Launch date: October 7, 2008. (Watch the Creation By Design My Bible Cards Series A Video Watch Video) 4/9/2009 (Price: $3.99; Age: 5 to 14)

Macrame' Coin by KERUSSO
At home or on the beach the Faith Gear Macrame Coin bracelet gives you an opportunity to share your faith. 1/6/2009 (Price: $9.99)

In a Manger Matching Game by ALPHABET ALLEY
In a Manger Matching Game by ALPHABET ALLEYChildren can have fun and develop their concentration and memory skills with this nativity version of the traditional memory game. Each game comes with 24 tiles, each measuring just 2" x 2" in size. The small size of each tile makes it easy for small fingers to handle. The game can be played alone or with other children. No reading is required. Launch date: July 2007. 9/4/2007 (Price: $10.99; Age: 3 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Eye Witness Glasses™ by AMERICAN PAPER OPTICS
Eye Witness Glasses™ by AMERICAN PAPER OPTICSThese patented holographic lenses transform any bright point of light into amazing inspirational images for people of all ages. Lenses include the icthus fish, the cross and Jesus. Eye Witness 3-D Glasses are brilliantly printed in color with Scripture and easy-to-read directions. People will want them for Sunday school, youth groups, concerts, church camps and parties. The offer a way for individuals to show and tell their faith. 8/8/2007 (Price: $1.99; Age: 3 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Mary by HOLY FOLKSThis 16” premium plush doll comes individually packaged with detailed magnetic hands and an adorable baby Jesus. The Holy Folks Mary doll is the perfect example of patience and faith for children aged 3 and up. Mary’s unique and entertaining magnetic functionality allows children to play and pray. “Ninety percent of our orders to date have been from stores that are not faith-based,” Mica Johnson, co-owner of TadPals, told TDmonthly. “Everyone really loved the magnetic accessories and the magnetic praying hands too. … Above all else, they are just cute dolls.” (Watch the Mary Video Watch Video) 3/9/2006 (Price: $19.99; Age: 3 and up)

The Bible DVD Game by b EQUAL
The Bible DVD Game by b EQUALOne of several games produced in conjunction with the A&E network (in this case, The History Channel), this boardless TV-DVD game hosted by Christian music artist Jeremy Camp takes players through both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible with the help of visual clips. b EQUAL’s games are especially attractive to families because of ‘a dynamically leveled playing field,’” according to Josh Anderson, Director of Product Development. The game adjusts to the knowledge of each player; if one player consistently answers incorrectly that player will be asked easier questions. 12/7/2005 (Price: $29.99)

Bible Story Puzzle Mats by FAITH KIDZ
Bible Story Puzzle Mats by FAITH KIDZJust launched in September of 2005, this foam puzzle consists of 81 pieces and measures 3´ x 3´ when put together. Four different puzzles are available, including Creation, Noah & the Ark, Baby Moses and Christmas. Each puzzle comes with a 16-page Faith Parenting booklet that helps parents lead their children through the spiritual lessons of the puzzle mat. 10/10/2005 (Price: $19.99; Age: 3 and up) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


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