June Holiday Preview
The holidays are the busiest time of year for most retailers, and planning ahead can help you make the most of this profitable season.
It's almost time to start ordering your products for 4th Quarter 2013, so TDmonthly Magazine compiled this list of new toys that would make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers.
Take a look at the products below, then decide which could be a holiday hit for your store.
Aurora will initially release 18 My Little Pony styles with suggested retail prices ranging from $15-$20. Twelve small ponies each with a personalized carrying bag (Aurora’s popular Fancy Pals™ style; size: 6”) and six soft plush ponies (just over 10 inches in size) highlight the line. My Little Pony plush will be available for purchase in both the United States & Canada in Aurora’s retail channel of more than 25,000 specialty stores and gift shops as well as online at http://shop.auroragift.com. For more information, visit http://auroragift.com, email email@example.com or call 888-287-6722.
— Gary Green, owner of Toy Box
of Asheville Inc in Asheville, N.C., told TDmonthly
in a May 2014 survey that Aurora's My Little Pony was their best-selling line of licensed toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36105 (added 2/26/2013)
MSRP: $20.00Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)Gender: Girls
Aurora’s two new activity dolls feature enough buttons, zippers, knots and Velcro to keep any child happy and busy for hours. The dolls are squeezable soft and their open arms and warm smiles beg for a child’s attention. The precious girl doll has a pretty pink dress with embroidered butterfly while the boy’s yellow shirt features a red car with buttons as tires. (size: 15 inches).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36199 (added 5/29/2013)
What a sweetie, this cookie cutter perfect snowman smiles at us with a carrot nose and button eyes. He is wearing a knitted, red and green tassled hat and a sewn-in red scarf. There is candy cane cording around his body. He will melt your heart.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36200 (added 5/29/2013)
Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)Gender: Girls
Perfect pal to accompany a little girl to the "Nutcracker!" This dancing mouse is light on her pink slippers. She wears a pink tutu and matching bow. Here delicate necklace is embroidered. She is a vision in pink and white softness.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36201 (added 5/29/2013)
Wholesale Price: (Log in to view) MSRP: $29.99Specialty: Yes (as of 2013)Gender: Girls
This product is composed of a book telling a story of the appearance of a Kippah Kantor and an adorable Kippah Kantor doll. A Kippah Kantor magically visits during the Hanukkah season, appearing when kids and families do good deeds. In the story, children learn that they are rewarded with their own Kippah Kantor for being a good person and doing mitvahs. Kippah Kantors watch day and night to see all the things that children do right. Each night, the Kippah Kantor hides around the house for the children to find the next day.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36144 (added 4/8/2013)
Dressed in lion skin with his arrow strung, aimed and ready, the fearless 2013 Hercules from Safari Ltd® is ready to take on the most challenging of tasks.This hand painted replica measures 3.75” W x 5.25” H (9.75 x 13.25 cm) and is suitable for ages 3 and up. All Safari Ltd® products are 100% guaranteed and lead free to ensure children’s safety. Visit safariltd.com to explore educational information in five languages and to view and purchase Safari Ltd® 2013 introductions and all other products.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36202 (added 5/29/2013)
This game features 5 funky monkey pins and a monkey ball. Knock as many of the pins down to win!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36195 (added 5/24/2013)
Ride into imaginary depths of the wild with our sturdy rockin’ alligator! Features a stable rocker base, foot rests and handle bars.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36194 (added 5/24/2013)
MSRP: $19.99Age Range: 10 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2013)Gender: Boys And Girls
Ready for the ultimate Spot it! session? Party box accessories inject a whole new factor of frenzied fun into the smash hit game. Spot it! Party has all new symbols to rev up the challenge. Discover never before-seen-ways to play and be sure to keep your eyes peeled for your chance to snatch or pass the Hand Mascot—it can make or break a win! With 6 mini-games to master, this party box will hook everyone for hours of electrifying fun! Launch date: July 2013.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36204 (added 5/29/2013)
This 2013 doll has blonde hair and an adorable floral outfit. She has blue eyes. The personality and charm of the Gotz dolls capture the heart of every child. Superior quality and design provide a lifetime of love.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36190 (added 5/23/2013)
MSRP: $29.99Age Range: 6 and upSpecialty: Yes (as of 2013)Gender: Boys And Girls
Based on the success of last year's ZOOBMobile Fastback (which included one pull-back friction motor), the ZOOBMobile Fastback H2H features two pull-back friction motors so kids can create their own ZOOBMobiles and race them against each other. But kids can also put the motors together to make a super vehicle that goes even faster, for up to 40 feet. The Fastback H2H features 45 ZOOB pieces and 8 high-quality tires that are notched so they work like gears. Because ZOOB® pieces snap together so many different ways, kids can use their imaginations to create their own vehicles, and add on pieces from their ZOOB collections to make even more. The Fastback H2H is fully compatible with all other Infinitoy ZOOB pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36184 (added 5/21/2013)
LCR® Wild™ dice game has a new twist of excitement that gives players a chance to choose their moves. This unpredictable play will make you "go wild" for more.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36181 (added 5/20/2013)
A small step for Waboba, a giant bounce for mankind. The Moon Ball just may be the most extraordinary ball to hit the ground in the history of the universe. And now, you have the power to bounce it out of this world! Well almost. We didn't want to make it bounce so high, it would knock the real moon out of the universe. The Moon's crazy, gravity-defying features will turn a routine game into an out of this world free-for-all on a playground, skate park, gym court or basement. Get ready to expect the unexpected.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36179 (added 5/20/2013)
Discover the possibilities! Your little one will love the Rainbow House Pegging Game from HABA! Stackable, colorful fun! 19 parts, 1 peg base with 3 pegs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 36192 (added 5/23/2013)
Justina Huddleston graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College with a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing in 2009. After graduating she was the on-site director of the Boston Children's Museum gift store for a year, selling educational, developmental, and creative activity toys that tied in with the museum's exhibits. Justina also interned at children's book publisher Candlewick Press before moving from Boston to Los Angeles, where she is now Editorial Director of TDmonthly Magazine
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