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August 2012 | Vol. XI - No. 8




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We want you to see the toys we see, so you can determine if they're right for your store! Check this space every weekday to see brief video clips of new and specialty products.

In the spotlight today? Customers will think your store is brilliant when you carry toys like the Brilliant Bear Magnetic Stack-Up™ from MANHATTAN TOY




Age Range: 0 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Infant & Toddler
Developmental Toys
Wooden Toys



This vibrant, wooden, bear stacker has 5 colorful discs and a playful bear head topped with embedded magnets for easy stacking and is suitable for kids 9 months and up. Stacker is painted with a non-toxic finish, and also features a wobble base for an added element of fun. Launch date: 2012.
Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34508      (added 6/26/2012)
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MSRP: $22.00
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Puzzles & Skill
Preschool



MightyMind develops creativity & helps children understand visual/spatial relationships. A great confidence builder in a fun, purposeful format. Children learn to solve puzzles entirely on their own. Starting with the simple concept of manipulating shapes, kids follow a logically programmed sequence of patterns, learning how to manipulate different geometric shapes to build pictures of increasing complexity. This set features a zoo theme and puzzles that include animal shapes.
Watch Video from WTHRA 2012
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33997      (added 3/26/2012)
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MSRP: $64.95
Age Range: 4 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Carpet
Storage
Furniture & Decor



Lay-n-Go (patent pending) is a 5 foot diameter activity mat that converts into an easily transportable shoulder satchel allowing for quick and effortless clean-up of small toy pieces.  Toy collections used on the Lay-n-Go surface are easily spread out (no dumping needed) for hours of fun. Once playtime is over, the drawstring is pulled and the activity mat is converted back into a completely sealed soft storage bag.  Lay-n-Go is a smart and easy activity mat, cleanup, storage and carry-all solution in one.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33577      (added 2/8/2012)
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MSRP: $39.99
Age Range: 5 to 15
Gender: Boys
Category: Remote Controlled
Vehicles - Small Toy
Electronics



The Cybercycle is full function RC and powered for sleek-riding slides and maneuvers. Designed with hidden wheels that prevent falling over, this motorcycle has front and back wheels that are independently controlled for the coolest of maneuvers. Drive this cycle real fast up to 25 feet or perform power slides and sleek maneuvers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34458      (added 6/21/2012)
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MSRP: $28.00
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Preschool



Kids writing their first letters will get helpful up, down and sideways instructions via easy-to-follow arrows. A magnetic stylus pulls beads up to create solid lines. Erases with the tip of a finger. Comes in lower case, upper case, and numbers.
— Mike McCollum, owner of Learning Express in Hoover, Ala., told TDmonthly in a November 2011 survey that their best selling educational product is the Magnatab. "Parents like the way children have fun pulling the magnet around," he said.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31784      (added 3/2/2011)
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