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November 2007 New Toys — Animal Figures

Diplodocus by SAFARI LTD.
Diplodocus by SAFARI LTD.®

Part of the Carnegie Dinosaur Collectible Series, authenticated by the scientists of the Carnegie Museum, this is a replica of one of the most popular dinosaurs of the Jurassic Period. The 23” x 6” figure is hand-painted and phthalate free, and comes with a five language hand tag that features educational information. Launch date: January 2008. 10/19/2007 (Price: $28.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Tagua Nut Elephant by THE ETHNIC COLLECTION S.A.
Tagua Nut Elephant by THE ETHNIC COLLECTION S.A.

The tagua nut figurine stands 9 cm tall. Tagua nut, from the Ecuadorian palm tree by the same name, is also known as “vegetable ivory” because of its strong resemblance to real ivory in color, hardness and durability. Launch date: August 2007. 9/27/2007 (Price: $12.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Zoomorphs Globalmorphs by RIVER DOLPHIN TOYS
Zoomorphs Globalmorphs by RIVER DOLPHIN TOYS

This set of interchangeable parts features the following eight animals plus extra pieces: black bear, dart frog, Madagascan moth, seal, swine, lobster, kangaroo and Komodo dragon. It comes with a 20-page educational booklet and a large playmat of the world. The pieces can be popped together to create all sorts of poseable animals. Launch date: October 2007.
TDmonthly has been tracking Zoomorphs’ success from the beginning, and sales haven’t wavered yet. Kids have an unquenchable appetite for building new critters or, for the more fastidious, faithfully recreating the real things with these multicolored animal parts. The newest set adds an educational play mat and booklet. Altogether, Zoomorphs have earned a TDmonthly Top Seller 2007 award.

Where to Buy: Kazoo Toys; LB Toys

(Watch the Zoomorphs Globalmorphs Video Watch Video) 9/17/2007 (Price: $35.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Wild Safari In the Forest Set by SAFARI LTD.
Wild Safari In the Forest Set by SAFARI LTD.®

This set includes a hand-painted fox, grizzly bear and big horn ram. The authentically detailed figurines are phthalate free and come with educational information in five languages.
— Our lives may be tame, but our yearning for the wild is fierce. Luckily, Safari fulfills that need with inexpensive, highly detailed animal figurines that also boast an educational tag in five languages. The combo of quality with play value, a dollop of education and a great price point have earned Safari animals a TDmonthly Top Seller 2007 award. (Watch the Wild Safari In the Forest Set Video Watch Video) 9/17/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]


This dog sleeps soundly in his soft bed and comes in a special cardboard case. 9/17/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Silky Sullivan by HAGEN-RENAKER INC.
Silky Sullivan by HAGEN-RENAKER INC.

Part of Hagen-Renaker's new miniature lineup for 2007, 2.75"-high Silky Sullivan is a classic figurine designed by renowned sculptress Maureen Love. First issued from 1962 to 1971, Silky Sullivan has been reissued for 2007 in memory of Love, who recently passed away.
— Hagen-Renaker figurines were cited among the top-selling collectible items in the store of Lisa Bennett, owner of Peacock Feather in Needham, Mass.
— Bennett told TDmonthly in summer 2007 that she sells about 60 to 70 units a month of the line’s collectible items.
— Cynthia Phillips Strinich, owner of Phillip's Toy Mart in Nashville, Tenn., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2012 survey that Hagen-Renaker glass animals were among her best selling collectible items. (Watch the Silky Sullivan Video Watch Video) 8/20/2007 (Price: $10.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Singing Bird by TOY SCI COMPANY
Singing Bird by TOY SCI COMPANY

From her perch, this colorful bird sings a song and moves along with the tune. 8/17/2007

Balsa Wood Carving Toucan on Base by THE ETHNIC COLLECTION S.A.
Balsa Wood Carving – Toucan on Base by THE ETHNIC COLLECTION S.A.

This 30 cm toucan on a base is made from timber that comes from balsa wood plantations in the Ecuadorian coastal region. Handmade products from The Ethnic Collection feature exotic designs and colors taken from the flora and fauna of the Amazon rainforest and the Galapagos Islands. Production includes cutting a balsa wood piece into basic blocks, carving it with a knife, kiln drying the piece, filling in cracks and sanding the surface, engraving details and adding colorful paint. 8/17/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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