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August 2012 | Vol. XI - No. 8


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In the spotlight today? Get a seemingly magical sales boost by carrying unique holiday items like Funky Chic Elfit and other elf outfits from ELF MAGIC LLC

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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 2 to 10
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: 715168
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Special Needs
Creative Activities

Made of safe, uniquely shaped, brightly colored and highly textured dense foam, this toy is designed for purposes beyond fun. Made for one or more players, it teaches agility and consequence while developing Fine/Gross Motor Skills, Reasoning, Logic, Hand-Eye Coordination, Socialization, Tactile Sensory Development, Color Matching and is an easy to grasp toy. Highly textured pieces make it easy for small hands, as well as Special Needs hands, to grip. As opposed to toys that ask players to retain balance while removing pieces, this is a stack and balance toy. Launch date: June 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34127      (added 4/24/2012)

Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games

Mysterious Creatures the Game was created to engage player's curiosity in the mysteries of nature that exist across the world. The game takes each player on an adventure/race across the globe in search of their creature's evidence cards. The first player to collect all 3 evidence cards and make it back to their creature's country of origin wins. Along the way players will learn geography, country flags, and a multitude of info about creatures that may or may not exist. All the card art for each creature incorporates the flag of its native country. Other features include the set-backs for natural phenomena like the Bermuda Triangle.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31758      (added 2/22/2011)

Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games

MADD CAPP™ CHECKERS adds a strategic twist, more risk and more fun. What's the twist? A unique dice popper means players can move their own dog bowls and even their opponent's bowls.
— As of 12/6/2012 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 1 review on
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34459      (added 6/21/2012)

Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Creative Activities

This craft kit includes three 10" x 12" designs with a mermaid theme, sparkling sequins and jewels to give the pictures dazzle, and a glam grabber tool to grab and stick the decorative pieces. Launch date: 2010.
— John MacDougall, owner of Golden Apple Learning Store in Pleasanton, Calif., liked this product at Toy Fair 2010, saying, "[It's] easy to do and [the] results are dazzling!"
— Gladys Griffin, owner of Main Street Toy Shop in Columbus, Ga., told TDmonthly in a January 2014 survey that Do-A-Dot-Art is a best-selling arts & crafts toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27295      (added 2/19/2010)


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