October Staff Picks
Cute Plush and Cooking Kits Make For Halloween Fun
Aurora World Inc. adds a Halloween twist to its much-loved YooHoo & Friends line, and O.B. Designs rolls out a whimsical plush carryall. Meanwhile, Curious Chef and Fashion Angels get creative in the kitchen with cookie cutters and a miniature chocolate workshop. See more October picks below:
Wholesale Price: (Log in to view)Minimum Order: (Log in to view)Minimum Reorder: (Log in to view)Dropship Available?: (Log in to view)Ships From: (Log in to view)Terms: (Log in to view) MSRP: $8.99Age Range: 0 and upTarget Age Range: 3 to 5Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)Made in: United StatesSKU or Item #: 30Launch Date: April 2010Gender: Girls
Piggy Paint is a natural, eco-friendly nail polish designed for fancy girls. Its non-toxic, hypoallergenic formula makes it safe to use. Piggy Paint dries to a hard, durable finish that can easily be removed with our eco-friendly, low odor Piggy Paint nail polish remover. Tip of the Iceberg is a brilliant white designed to supplement the perfect French manicure.
Awards: 2009 Safbaby Excellence Award.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30355 (added 9/1/2010)
MSRP: $69.99Age Range: 8 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2010)Gender: Boys And Girls
The Remote-Control Machines kit uses a unique six-button infrared unit, complete with touch sensors that simultaneously control three different motors. In addition to forming the 10 suggested models — including a car, crane, plow and robotic arm — the motors can be combined to make complex machines in numerous creative configurations. The kit contains three motors, remote control unit, battery holder, 182 building pieces and a 48-page, full-color manual.
— Barston’s Child’s Play
in Baltimore, Md., ordered Thames & Kosmos science kits at ASTRA 2010, Owner Barbara Fineblum told TDmonthly
in June 2010.Where to buy: SOUTH
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28580 (added 5/20/2010)
MSRP: $11.00Age Range: 3 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2010)SKU or Item #: A28836Gender: Boys And Girls
The "Gotta Love Me" plush characters from Fiesta include the Everyday Critters: Puddles the frog, Sunshine the bear, Rascal the puppy, and Whiskers the cat. This plush line also features Jungle animals including Leo the lion, Mimi the monkey, and Peanuts the elephant. Each has an embroidered heart and endearing “Gotta Love Me” message.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30233 (added 8/26/2010)
Wholesale Price: (Log in to view) MSRP: $24.99Age Range: 8 and upSKU or Item #: 36630Launch Date: August 2010Gender: Girls
Girls can become chocolatiers with the My Chocolate Boutique Chocolate Workshop. This kit has over 200 pieces for young ladies to design, mold and make their own chocolates for themselves and to share with friends and family. The workshop includes a battery operated melting machine that doesn’t overheat, so there’s no risk for kids to burn themselves or the chocolate. Girls can also use the foil wrappers, boxes and stickers to create customized packaging for their hand made treats. This kit does not include any chocolate or candy, so parents can control what ingredients their kids use. The kit includes a chocolate melting machine, a metal melting bowl, a mixing spoon, a decorating tool and brush, over 50 molds, 25 foil wrappers, 50 candy cups, 25 clear candy wrappers, two gift boxes, over 100 decorative labels, six decorative doilies, and an instruction and design guide.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30409 (added 9/3/2010)
These 5" bean-filled plush toys feature orange or dark purple color themes, and make sounds when squeezed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29469 (added 7/12/2010)