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March 2015 | Vol. XIV - No. 3




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March Staff Picks

A wealth of great products are headed your way after Toy Fair 2015


Toy Fair has come and gone, and we can confirm that there are a ton of great new toys headed your way in 2015. Below are some of our favorites - fun toys, often with a STEM-focused bent, that we think will do well in specialty. Take a look below and see if any would be a good fit for your store.



Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Rail Roads & Trains
Vehicles - Small Toy
Wheeled Toys



PlayTape® in 50' and 25' rolls can be torn to any length to create track layouts matching a child's imagination. See why the award-winning Track PlayTape® provides hours of railroading Fun that Sticks™!

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37234      (added 2/16/2015)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Kits
General Toys



Plastic components will react in the dark with the UV LED Glasses and lights up beyond your belief! Comes with 4 pounds GLOW Sand, large play tray, UV LED Glasses, UV Pen Light, Brick and Pebble Rollers, 4 Stencils in assorted themes, 2 Volcano Molds, 6 PVC Neon Bugs, 6 PVC Dino Skeleton, 3 assorted Jungle Animal molds, and a light up flashing red LED module to make your volcano come to life! ITEM PROHIBITED ON AMAZON.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37238      (added 2/17/2015)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Tween
Fashion & Accessories
General Toys



Tweens will go wild over hair tats. Using the included stencil and hair chalk powder, kids can "tattoo" designs like butterflies, hearts and stars right on their heads.

 
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37233      (added 2/16/2015)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Toys
Electronics
Educational



This brand new offering from Boogie Board re-envisions the board as a transparent screen that can be used for tracing anything. Practice letters, numbers, and shapes, then press a button to clear the design.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37227      (added 2/14/2015)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature
Interactive
Educational



With the Mobile Device Microscope, kids can turn their SmartPhone or Tablet into a MICROSCOPE! Kids can examine bugs and minerals up close and personal. Turn your device to camera mode, and attach the mini-microscope to the camera's eye - suddenly, you have a microscope!

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37231      (added 2/15/2015)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Science & Nature
Educational
Kits



This great new science kit from Science Wiz lets kids accomplish college-level experiments with sound by building an Edison-Style phonograph and downloading free apps from the web. There are twenty different activities that kids can do with this kit.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37229      (added 2/15/2015)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Tween
Creative Activities



The Sweet Ink Tattoo Kit comes in a beautiful, decorative tin. Each kit includes one pack of transfer tattoos, 27 foil bracelets, 4 stencils, 2 body markers, 1 glue, a brush for glitter tattoos, and two colors of glitter.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37224      (added 2/14/2015)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Electronics
Science & Nature
Educational



With this kit, kids can create an arcade out of electrical circuits - and then have fun playing with their creation! It's like two toys in one. Combining lights, sound, and motion, this is the most elaborate Snap Circuits kits yet!

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37228      (added 2/14/2015)
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MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Family Games
General Toys



SPECTACULAR, QUICK, KALEIDOSCOPIC ROLLING CUBE GAMES
30 COLOR CUBES – 6 COLORFUL GAMES!
Imagine 30 of the most beautiful, multi-colored cubes you’ve ever seen. Fun to hold, fun to ROLL, and Spectracube includes rules for SIX different games, from fast to strategic, to satisfy all fans of rolling dice game action!

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37200      (added 2/4/2015)
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Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Outdoor Fun
Science & Nature
Educational



Geocaching is a GPS based treasure hunt. Containers of various sizes are hidden and the co-ordinates are recorded and logged on www.geocaching.com. These co-ordinates are loaded into handheld GPS devices. Then the GPS device directs you close to the location hidden geocache, then you must look for the hidden geocache. The Geomate.jr comes preloaded with 250,000 geocaches covering all 50 states (or your country.) Just switch on the Geomate.jr, then follow the distance and arrow to the closest Geocache. See, we told you it was easy! The Geomate.jr will display the 20 closest geocaches to your location. The Geomate.jr also gives you information about the geocache such as cache ID, difficulty, terrain and size.
Worried about getting lost? Don’t! You can set and save your home waypoint with the Geomate.jr so you can always find your way home. The Geomate.jr also saves your found caches, so you can review your found list at any time.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37198      (added 2/4/2015)
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MSRP: $140.00
Age Range: 8 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2015)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
General Toys
Science & Nature



Discover exciting new worlds with your epicly sized 28 in long ZOOB® Galax-Z™ Z-Star Explorer™. Your 2 Zoobonauts, Gamma and Helio, are ready to explore uncharted space in dual cockpits! Contains 316 pieces and easy Instructions for 3 alternate builds.

ToyDirectory Product ID#: 37192      (added 2/3/2015)
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