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Age Range: 3 and up
From T-ball to batting practice with a battery powered trainer, this Fisher-Price toy is designed to grow with the child.
-- This toy is listed as a top seller on Amazon.com’s Sports and Outdoor Toys category in April, 2004.
-- This product is designed to work three different ways, so beginners can hit off a tee and advanced players can hit machine-pitched balls.
-- The 3-in-1 is a winner of the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval for 2004.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3485 (added 5/2/2005)
Age Range: 2 to 6
This miniature golf set comes complete with pull cart, two clubs, and an all-surface “hole” so little ones can learn golf.
-- This set was listed as a top seller at KBToys.com in April 2005.
-- According to author Bernadette Moore of “Teaching Kids Golf: A Baffled Parent’s Guide,” “Golf today is enjoying unprecedented popularity - and its fastest-growing segment is younger players.”
-- Of the 16 customer reviews listed on Amazon.com every single one was a rave.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3484 (added 5/2/2005)
Age Range: 1 to 10
This is the perfect way for little ones to learn about baseball when they’re too young to hit a moving target.
-- It was listed as an Amazon Sports and Outdoor Play Top Seller in April 2005.
-- T-Ball has become so popular with kids that in 2004 the White House began a T-Ball on the South Lawn program.
-- According to Allen Barra of Salon Magazine, parents like T-Ball sets like this toy because it helps little ones learn baseball at a very young age, promoting good sportsmanship, competition, and cooperation.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3482 (added 5/2/2005)
Spalding Power Play Volleyball Set
From: SPALDING SPORTS WORLDWIDE
Other products from SPALDING SPORTS WORLDWIDE
This easily portable volleyball set includes a net, tension wires, stakes and a volleyball.
-- It was a top seller on Amazon Sports and Outdoor Play Best Sellers in April 2005.
-- The stunning victory of the women’s beach volleyball team last summer has created more interest in this game.
-- This 110-year-old sport is played by more than 46 million Americans and 800 million people worldwide each week, according to Volleyball.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3481 (added 5/2/2005)
TotSports Easy Score Basketball Set
From: LITTLE TIKES INC.
Other products from LITTLE TIKES INC.
This adjustable basketball set features an oversized rim and junior size basketball. Baskets are easier to make, encouraging more active, winning play.
— As of 05/20/2011, this product had 4.3 out of 5 stars from 103 reviews on Amazon.com, and was listed No. 22 in the top 100 best-selling toys and games. PROS: Adjustable, durable and "addicting" for kids. Appeals to a wide age range. CONS: Board can bend forward.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3480 (added 5/2/2005)
Age Range: All Ages
This classic toy is the one that started it all. No home is complete without a Frisbee to toss back and forth on a lazy weekend afternoon.
— It was awarded a Best Classic Toy award in 2004 by Dr. Toy.
— As Frisbee golf is reportedly “one of the fastest growing recreational sports in America,” according to the Professional Disc Golf Association, more people are becoming enticed to pick up a classic Frisbee.
— According to WordDetective.com, representatives at Wham-O hint that the annual sales of Frisbees is greater than the sales of footballs, baseballs and basketballs combined.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3479 (added 5/2/2005)
Nothing beats the original Nerf football with an NFL logo. Safe and soft, the foam grip builds throwing and catching skills.
-- It was listed as a top seller on Amazon.com in the Sports and Outdoor Play category in March, and it sold out by April 2005.
-- According to USATourist.com, football is the most popular spectator sport in the United States, prompting many parents to encourage their little ones to learn the game.
-- The new marketing blitz, “Play Their Game” being unveiled by Nerf this year will bring the name and products to the forefront.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3478 (added 5/2/2005)
The Glow Stick Powered Basketball
From: FLY BY NIGHT SPORTS
Other products from FLY BY NIGHT SPORTS
Just because it´s dark out doesn´t mean it´s time to go inside. This glow stick harness comprised of four replaceable glow sticks lights up the attached basketball so players can dribble, pass and shoot at night. Replacement glow sticks are non-toxic and come fresh from the manufacturer with a shelf life of two years or more. No batteries are necessary, players need only to bend the sticks to activate.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3438 (added 4/25/2005)
Their flagship product features sports-themed figures that are intended for imaginative play rather than collecting. Every box includes 26 two-inch plastic Football Players (enough to play two opposing teams), one referee, a field made from washable felt, and goal posts. The enclosed booklet describes the rules of the game and basic formations. This product won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award in 2003.
— Jamie Burdette, owner of LB Toys in Media, Pa., reported sales of 30 Football Guys sets per week in late November 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3404 (added 4/21/2005)
Age Range: 1 to 4
Mountain Boy Sledworks´ elegantly crafted pull sled is a child´s perfect introduction to winter. The cozy Bambino is designed to excel in powder and on bumpy snow as well as hardpack. With a custom-molded bottom of high-quality slippery plastic, it glides along with ease while its wide stance keeps it stable. Built from kiln-dried birch and hand-carved willow, it is screwed together for durability with copper and stainless steel accents.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3391 (added 4/19/2005)
LIKEaBIKE, new to the U.S. market, looks like a bicycle but has no pedals. All three models are designed for young children to get the hang of bike riding.The LIKEaBIKE Spoky, with its spoked wheels, is very popular with children, because it has the "real bike" look; adults tend to favor the LIKEaBIKE Mountain which has wooden wheels. The company´s top of the line model, the LIKEaBIKE Forest, is made out of beech wood (Spoky and Mountain are made out of birch wood) and has wooden wheels. All versions weigh only eight pounds and help children to gain a sense of balance, improvement of motor skills, joy of riding a two-wheeler at a very young age and the advantage of graduating to a "real bike" without the use of training wheels.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3390 (added 4/19/2005)
We have every shape and size for all diecast cars, basketballs, footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, mini helmets or any other use you can think of. Our patented molding system allows us to mold display cases using polycarbonate material, with an incredible clarity, and without the typical "pock mark" blemish that most display cases have. Our display cases are the very best in the industry, and we sell at the lowest possible wholesale prices. If you have collectible items for sale, consider that display cases can be a terrific up-sell for collectible items, and they will look more valuable sitting in a display case on your shelf.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3338 (added 4/5/2005)
TrailSkate All-Terrain Skates
From: GATESKATE INC.
Other products from GATESKATE INC.
Following in-line skating, snowboarding and mountain biking trends, these skates are built to handle any surface, including gravel, grass and dirt with bumps, cracks or debris.
— Parents like the fact that the skates are designed to promote health and fitness benefits through aerobic stimulation.
— Hand-controlled hydraulic brakes ensure speed control and comfort, allowing a safer, low-impact ride and greater ease for beginners.
— It is a top-five item on superdairyboy.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3321 (added 3/30/2005)
Age Range: 6 and up
This is the world’s only stackable and expandable skateboard ramp. Locking together various geometric shapes, skaters can build their own ramp system. Rubber feet keeps the product in place while plastic connectors accommodate a child's physical growth (it can even withstand a weight capacity of up to 300lb.). Such flexability and durability preclude the need for older skaters to upgrade. In six months, the product has sold forty $200 combination kits, consisting of two ramps and one deck, surpassing other items comparable in price to become a top feature on Jump USA, America’s #1 sports training superstore.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3320 (added 3/30/2005)
The Blunt model features advanced, high performance construction that lends greater ease to performing tricks.
--This model is extremely light-weight, providing for tighter rotations in spins and higher air in jumps.
--A V-bottom concave funnels water under the board, giving the deck quicker release off the water and reducing water static for a smoother ride.
--The item was out of stock in late March due to high demand on extremetoysforboys.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3314 (added 3/30/2005)
Age Range: 8 and up
The advent of roller skates, the skateboard and roller blades led to this innovative combination of power stilts, rocket shoes and velocity stilts.
— Powerisers allow the adult user to jump 6' in the air and leap in 9' strides, while children can jump 3.5'.
— The product is in the top five for sales on extremetoysforboys.com.
— It was once sold out due to high demand on superdairyboy.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3313 (added 3/30/2005)
You better watch out... You better think twice. There´s a gator in the water and he might not be nice. 3 feet of motorized inflatable fun!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3288 (added 3/21/2005)
Simply adjust the buoyancy to match your weight and preferred surfacing speed, push off and glide!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3287 (added 3/21/2005)
From the Univerrsal Studios television show, a cool sub that dives up to 6 feet and resurfaces randomly. With LED lights for night and day play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3286 (added 3/21/2005)
Four each of Squiddy, Orky, Lightning Bug, Flippy and Hurtle Turtle in a compact point of purchase display.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3285 (added 3/21/2005)
The new Fun Gripper Ball Toss is portable and safe. It can be played like a simple version of darts. Also available are Fun Gripper Football Toss, Fun Gripper Basketball Toss and Fun Gripper Toss & Target Game.
— "It's light weight, it's bright colors; kids tend to like that," were the reasons Jackie Englehart, assistant manager of the Great Rocky Mountain Toy Company in Bozeman, Mont., gave TDmonthly for why Gripper balls sell well in her store. Rick Henry, owner of Stellabella Toys in Cambridge, Mass., agreed.
— "They're just very, very, popular," added Tony Hoyt, owner of Hummingbird Toys & Treats in Arlee, Mont.
— "The little ones can grip them easier,” explained Greg Bonner of Heights Toy Center in Little Rock, Ark.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3259 (added 3/21/2005)
Fun Gripper Neon Footballs
From: SATURNIAN 1 INC.
Other products from SATURNIAN 1 INC.
Once you pick up a Fun Gripper™ Football, you won’t put it down. Its mega grip patented surface and durable nylon tie dye fabric make it ideal for small or large hands. Perfect spirals are the rule for this soft ball that makes football non-threatening. Flies further and catches easier than foam footballs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3258 (added 3/21/2005)
Fun Gripper Multi Color Ball
From: SATURNIAN 1 INC.
Other products from SATURNIAN 1 INC.
Multi Color playground balls are durable 2 Ply PVC material. Great for indoors or outdoors. Comes in assorted solid colors or multi color pattern shown above. Available in 2 sizes 8" or 5.5".
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3257 (added 3/21/2005)
This is our new retro-soccer ball. The patented Fun Gripper™ non-slip PVC polyester-nylon substrate surface is permanently heat bonded to nylon tie dye fabric and other unique materials. Fun Gripper™ technology, soft durable construction, and vibrant colored nylon fabric make grasping, throwing, tossing, flinging, and catching easy and secure for the smallest hands. It adds an extra level of control and confidence that children have never experienced with other active products. It’s made Saturnian I toys among the safest, highest quality, and most desirable for kids and their parents.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3256 (added 3/21/2005)
Dig 'n Blast Water Shovel
From: LITTLE KIDS INC.
Other products from LITTLE KIDS INC.
This sand digger has a fun added feature — a built-in water shooter that sprays over 25 feet.
— Robert Slye, owner of ToysAhoy in Barrington, R.I., said, “This is a brand new toy, and sales look pretty promising. I did put them out now, and sold more than I expected, even though it’s March and it’s snowing. It’s different, and people think it’s cool.”
— Parents like the fact that this toy is kid-powered and requires no batteries to make it work.
— Kirk Bozigian, Little Kids vice president of marketing, said, “This toy is a dream come true for preschoolers who love to dig in sand and play with water. Whether at the beach or in the backyard, this toy is great fun!”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3255 (added 3/18/2005)
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