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Music is a wonderful opportunity for little ones to expand their sensory and imaginative personality. Music helps them to understand rhythm and harmony, and also to express themselves and their moods. This set of percussion instruments from Sevi is an easy way to get kids started. It comes with 8 pieces, including a tambourine, castanets, a triangle, maracas and a noise maker. Produced by Sevi, Europe’s oldest wooden toy company, this product contains parts and components that are recommended for children ages 2 and up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33998 (added 3/26/2012)
Domo, the loveable strange creature who hatched from an egg, is now a bobble head. Fresh from his underground cave, Domo stands 6inches tall and features a sturdy spring that will provide years of bobbling fun. Launch date: June 2012.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33512 (added 1/20/2012)
ArtiSands Flowers Mini Kit includes nine shakers of sand and eight pre-cut Sandesigns.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32527 (added 7/1/2011)
This fox is 15 inches tall and is soft and squishy. Squishables comply with U.S. ASTM F963 safety standards. They're made out of all new materials (100% polyester fiber). Squishables can be spot-cleaned. Also available in a miniature size.
Awards: TDmonthly Top Toy Award, June 2011
— Why it won: These extra soft and plush animal/pillows include a variety of characters we don't usually see in children's toys, such as narwhals. They come in several sizes, too, which make them fun for decorating a kid's or tween's room. With a range of characters from the Google Android to a T Rex, they'll appeal to boys, too.
— "Squishables are selling really well. It's a big ball pillow in the shape of animals. We sold 20 last month," Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun's Toys in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly in late Spring 2011.
— In a May 2012 survey, Elmer Carranza, manager of Doodlehopper 4 Kids in Springfield, Va., told TDmonthly that they sell six Squishables each month, making them the best seller in the plush category.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32352 (added 5/27/2011)
These holiday hats come in festive colors with a white faux-fur trim. Press the trim and the hat dances about while playing the classic tune "Jingle Bells." Requires 3AA batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32079 (added 4/6/2011)
This sock monkey is fashioned in the classic style. Dark woolen body is offset by the white of the sock ankles (arms) and the red of the heel (mouth). The monkey wears a matching hat festooned with a bright red pom.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32078 (added 4/6/2011)
12" Elephant and mouse duet. They sing verses together and separately. Mouths move while singing the Irving Gordon song made famous by Nat King Cole, "Unforgettable." The elephant's baritone is offset by the mouse's sweet soprano.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32077 (added 4/6/2011)
This plush 11" stork flies on his blue plane with precious cargo. A jaunty blue cap and gingham bow in pale blue continue the baby boy nursery theme. Propeller spins and displays the light up message "Special Delivery!" while the Stork sings, “Hush Little Baby."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32076 (added 4/6/2011)
A new fashion accessory, these mom-invented loop charms can be looped around bracelets, zipper pulls, shoelaces, headphones, pencils and more. Kids can use them as toothbrush identifiers, and adults can use them as wineglass charms. Each pack includes 8 LoopEmz, with one extra large LoopEm per set. Themes include Nature, Ocean, Silly Faces and Texting Fun. Made of rubber.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32071 (added 4/4/2011)
Parent Dolls are Mom and Dad's real life face and voice- parents upload their photo and snap the image onto the head of the doll. Then, parents can record their voices and when the child presses the doll, the parent's voice comes out. Includes four re-recordable mailboxes with almost 8 minutes of total recording time, so parents can leave different messages in order to connect with their child, even when they are apart.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32066 (added 3/31/2011)
These stilts are decorated on the end with big, hairy Bigfoot feet. Set includes 1 pair of Stomp Walkers. Supports up to 100 pounds. Balance is easy with ultra-wide foot stands. Flexible & durable soft foam base is ideal for indoor/outdoor play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32065 (added 3/31/2011)
To bring thumb wrestling to the next level, Klutz invented the Sleeve of Doom, a sleek, shiny, and sensational instrument of combat. Two contenders slide their hands in and clasp them together, poking their thumbs through the holes for an even playing field. The book covers everything from classic challenges, strategies, and training exercises to fake outs, battle cries, and never-before-played games.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32034 (added 3/29/2011)
This product connects pool noodles together. The Link, the End, and the EL shaped links allow kids and adults to create many different combinations of pool noodle shapes- chains, squares, seats, and more. Each shape comes in a pack of four.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32033 (added 3/29/2011)
Miniature versions of the popular Wahoo toys from Marky Sparky, kids can write messages on these pthalate- and latex-free animals, affix postage directly, and mail them to someone special. No packaging is needed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32019 (added 3/25/2011)
Roxie the Doxie, a new character line whose life inspires adventurous young girls to learn more about the world’s most interesting cities, features plush animals, stationery and room décor for girls. Roxie the Doxie takes tweens along for the ride as she travels the globe to meet new friends and explore the food, fun and fashions other cultures have to offer. The smart and inquisitive Roxie likes exploring, discovering, learning new things, trying new foods, sharing with her friends and journaling about all her adventures. She travels a lot because her parents are diplomats and take her all over the world. Roxie keeps in touch with her friends by sending them postcards and emails. Each product offering will highlight the different locations Roxie visits; the first being Paris (next stop, London). The “dream” plush with journal has an MSRP of $20. Plush is safe for ages three and up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 32017 (added 3/24/2011)
Contains 18 hand painted glow-in-the-dark pieces. Includes insert with educational facts abut the bugs.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31777 (added 3/2/2011)
This multi-color gummy snake is 2.5 feet, chewy and sweet. There are 3 flavors available: Apple Attack, Blue Raspberry Bite and Cherry Chase.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31770 (added 2/24/2011)
The Executive Marshmallow Shooter holds 25 miniature marshmallows in its magazine chamber and fires up to 30 feet accurately.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31764 (added 2/23/2011)
This pump-action device fires miniature marshmallows approximately 30 feet on a line. This shooter has two magazines that hold 25 marshmallows each and is top-rack, dishwasher safe to clean. The shooter, like all Marshmallow Fun Company products, is designed to shoot nothing but soft, safe marshmallows.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31763 (added 2/23/2011)
The Double Barrel Crossbow fires mini marshmallows from two magazines.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31762 (added 2/23/2011)
These miniature ice cream makers take three minutes to turn ingredients (sugar, milk cream, water, and anything else like to add like nuts, raisins, or candy) into an iced confection. There's no motor or batteries...the only energy required is a little vigorous shaking. Simply place ice cubes and salt into the lower part of the cup, and fill the top with sweetened juice, milk or cream. Fasten the lid and shake. The salt quickly melts the ice, which makes the aluminum plate super-cold, turning the liquid into ice cream, ice milk, or sorbet. Available in assorted animal characters (polar bear, cat, seal, dog, penguin)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31750 (added 2/22/2011)
These helium-filled clownfish balloons are remote controlled to "swim" through the air. The infrared remote functions include climb, descend, and tail fin control. Up to a 40 ft range. 57 inches long, 36 inches high. Launch date: 2011.
— As of 10/14/2011 this product had 3.3 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews on ToysRUs.com. Pros: Entertaining. Cons: Flimsy; hard to balance; does not work well in areas with AC, fans, or open doors or windows.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31736 (added 2/22/2011)
Mrs. Pinkelmeyer and Moopus McGlinden Bobble Head
From: MRS PINKELMEYER LLC
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This Bobble Head is for a desk, bookcase or shelf and helps to complete any child's Pinkelmeyer collection.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31292 (added 12/15/2010)
This monkey slingshot's strong elastic arms can propel him far distances. Users simply put two fingers in the hand pockets, pull back and let go. He comes complete with a cape and mask, and lets out a loud monkey call when released.
— In autumn 2010, Christine Osborne, co-owner of Wonder Works in Charleston, S.C., said she was still selling about 30 soaring simians per month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30677 (added 9/27/2010)
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Who wouldn’t be amused by the prospect of nailing some unsuspecting coworkers with foam missiles from time to time? This USB gadget can be strategically placed anywhere within 3' of your computer and effectively staves off your most unwanted company. It shoots three foam missiles as far as 15' in any direction and can be controlled easily by your mouse or keyboard. Looking for something more powerful? Try the upgraded version, OIC Storm Missile Launcher.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30246 (added 8/26/2010)
This bright blue candy powder has a sour fruit punch flavor. The bottle measures 5" x 3.75" x 2."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30208 (added 8/25/2010)
This lightsaber plugs into a USB port to light a desk area. The base recharges the light and can be removed to adjust the illumination level. This singular lamp stands approximately 14" tall.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30169 (added 8/20/2010)
With a flick of the wrist, fans can levitate this Timelord's Spinning TARDIS so it actually floats. The TARDIS measures 3" tall and contains magnets. It requires 6 AA batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30168 (added 8/20/2010)
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Moose Popper launches a soft foam ball up to 20 feet. When the moose is squeezed in the mid section, the sudden air pressure shoots out a soft foam ball. The harder he is squeezed, the faster and further the ball shoots out. The moose comes with six soft foam balls and a carry net. "There is no other soft foam ball shooter like this on the market. Moose Popper is an original in-house design," Joe Rooper, president of Hog Wild LLC, told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30051 (added 8/16/2010)
This bouncy ball has an un-even density, which means when it is thrown, rolled, or bounced it moves in completely unexpected directions.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 30003 (added 8/11/2010)
This 18" ladybug is made of soft red and black plush. Open the velcro closure to use the bug as a pillow, then close the velcro to create a soft pet.
— According to Cynthia Wyatt, president of Totally Thomas Toy Depot in San Diego, My Pillow Pets were on the store’s top-10 best-seller list in July 2010. “Soft and cuddly!” she told TDmonthly. “They are the perfect pal for naptime and nighttime. They sell well … when we can get them, that is!”
— As of 8.03.2010, this product had 3.5 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 11 in the top 100 best-selling toys and games. PROS: Soft, cuddly and kids respond well to it. CONS: Some parents questioned whether it is actually washable.
— Want this? As of 05/06/2011, this product was available for purchase at Toys & Co.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29761 (added 7/27/2010)
Tutulu and his sister Mij are always getting into trouble. They get all A’s, they clean their room before asked to, they say “please” and “thank you” all time, and they always tell the truth. See? I know, right? Something MUST be up, totally. So perhaps you wouldn’t mind keeping an eye on them? Tutulu is obviously fond of you, as he’s used his psychic powers to call you to him. “Read my tag, read my tag.” Tutulu likes to think of himself as a sort of fortune teller. If his ears wobble when you pick him up, it means you’re going to have a lot of good luck. He’s approximately 12” to 14” tall, but comes in other sizes, too.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29488 (added 7/13/2010)
This classic toy is easily portable and appeals to "kids" of every age. Just use the magnetic wand to move the metal filings around Fuzzy's face to give him (or her) unusual hairstyles.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29413 (added 7/9/2010)
The elastic band on the back holds this soft terry sponge snugly on a user's hand. The sponges are sold in a pack of two.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29239 (added 6/29/2010)
This non-toxic wooden child-sized Healthy Basics food set lets kids create their own mealtime treats. The food is undersized, making it perfect for small hands, and simply designed so that it is identifiable but durable. The set includes three eggs, a bottle of apple juice, a bottle of orange juice, an orange juicebox, a jar of blueberry jam, strawberry yogurt, a carton of milk, and a wheel of cheese.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 29230 (added 6/29/2010)
This 9" talking plush is a re-creation of the beloved character from the "Star Wars" films. With a press of a button Yoda speaks movie quotes including, "When 900 years you reach, look as good you will not," and "Do, or do not. There is no try."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28958 (added 6/17/2010)
This 9" talking plush is a re-creation of the beloved character from the "Star Wars" films. With a press of a button kids can hear Chewbacca's trademark Wookie growl.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28957 (added 6/17/2010)
The Question Guys Chat Pack
From: WILLIAM RANDALL PUBLISHING
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The Chat Pack contains 156 cards, each featuring a question meant to get people talking. This game is designed for dinner parties, family gatherings, car trips, and classroom activities.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28956 (added 6/16/2010)
This digital camera is attached to spy sunglasses. Users can take photos with the secret handheld remote, then download them to a computer. This product is designed to encourage imaginative and abstract thinking skills.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28955 (added 6/16/2010)
This kit includes a 7" pump and 20 balloons. Kids and teens can use the pump to fill the balloons, then let them go and watch them zoom high into the air.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28954 (added 6/16/2010)
This light-up silver disco ball is also an audio speaker. When an MP3 player or iPod is plugged in, the multicolored lights flash to the beat of the music. A line-in cable is included.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28952 (added 6/16/2010)
This tranquil kinetic sculpture features "magic" jellyfish that bob and swim through a stylish mini-aquarium. The product includes multi-colored LED lighting, a "magic fish" bag, "magic fish" food, two plastic containers, a spoon, a siphon, a magnifer and instructions. It measures 9.7” x 7.3” x 2.5.”
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28942 (added 6/16/2010)
This kinetic sculpture features an underwater volcano. The product includes motion Beads, multi-colored LED lights, an A/C Pump and a power adapter. It measures 9.7" x 7.3" x 2.5."
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28941 (added 6/16/2010)
Faith Bands – Shaped Rubber Bands
From: SWANSON CHRISTIAN PRODUCTS
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Swanson Christian Products offers more than 20 different design assortments of shaped rubber bands, with wholesale pricing as low as 60 cents per package depending on purchase quantities. The bands are formed in various shapes and colors including glow-in-dark and scented styles. They can be used as regular rubber bands, or collected and traded. They are designed to return to their original shape.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28497 (added 5/12/2010)
From: INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
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These squeeze-powered, kid-sized flashlights come in a variety of animals whose noses light up when switched on. The side lever stores inside the body and can be released and squeezed to charge up the light. The 12-piece counter displays include four assorted animals in each assortment. The Zoo assortment includes a tiger, panda, monkey, and penguin, whereas the Farm assortment features a cow, pig, duck, and dog.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28070 (added 4/16/2010)
My Favorite Princess Doll and Tiara 4-Piece Assortment
From: MGA ENTERTAINMENT
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Girls can ring their favorite fairy tales to life with MGA’s My Favorite Princess doll. She comes with her own tiara, dazzling dress and shoes, plus a display stand. She also comes with a "life-size tiara for princess role play," Susan Hale, PR Director of MGA Entertainment, told TDmonthly. Launch date: Jan. 6, 2010.
— Terri Maccarrone, GM of Specialty Toys at MGA Entertainment, told TDmonthly in June 2010 that this product is not being developed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27696 (added 3/24/2010)
Meet Norman PhartEphant's friend Ben Kachoo, a Hippo with a bit of sneezing problem. Ben is a plush pink hippopotamus that makes sneezing sounds when squeezed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27681 (added 3/24/2010)
Shoulder Buddies are a collectible, educational accessory that kids can wear on their shoulders, backpacks, hats, etc. Shoulder Buddies are packaged with a collectible "Smarts" card that teaches their "Smarts" through an easy-to-remember acronym. A "Shoulder Buddies Coin" is also included, which is used to attach them to your shoulder. They also have a hole on their back so that kids can attach them to their backpacks with a keychain, which is also included with the product. There's also a book that corresponds to the Shoulder Buddy characters. "Shoulder Buddies are very unique because they are an adorable character that can be worn on the shoulder," Jeaneen & Kevin Muller, Managing Members, Shoulder Fun USA, LLC, told TDmonthly. "They definitely attract attention when wearing them and our variety of characters each have a different learning message that comes with them." Launch date: October 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27528 (added 3/10/2010)
Bubber feels light as air and fluffy as a cloud. It's so light that it actually floats on water. Discover the joy of carving in a soft compound that leaves clean, sharp lines and amazing imprints. Bubber is non-toxic, leaves no stain or residue and never dries out, so you can play with it over and over. Watch Bubber: Top-5 Video, Toy Fair 2010
— "We came upon it today for the first time and ordered it promptly. The basic bucket sells for about $12.99 and comes in several colors," Joe Mitchell, owner of YoYo Joe's Toys & Fun, told TDmonthly at Toy Fair 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27094 (added 2/15/2010)
Pack of 37 rubber bands including 36 alphabet shapes (one of each alphabet, plus an extra A,E,I,O,U,F,G,L,S, and T) plus a heart.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27002 (added 2/10/2010)
Users can light up the day and night with BLINGKEEZ, a fun, multi-use light with 10 LED bulbs. The 2.5" sphere features three light settings (disco strobe, party flash, all on), an 18" lanyard with a breakaway safety clasp, and automatic shut-off. Launch date: February 14, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26932 (added 2/4/2010)
This product consists of a toy polariscope and soft flexible models that show beautiful prismatic rainbow colors when touched, bent or stretched and viewed under polarized light. Other contents include a prism, bell, magnifying glass, magnets, origami cellophane and adhesive tape in dispenser for amazing rainbow art, and ambiguous shapes of Black Glossy Cardboard for experiments with Brewster's angle and for stimulating the imagination. Instructions brochures and a Book of Science provide many activities for adventures with light and photoelasticity. "This is the first and only toy polariscope and the first toy based on photoelasticity. The toys are soft and flexible and provide the experience of magically causing brilliant rainbow colors to appear and move around within them with manipulation under polarized light. Other adventures involving origami cellophane and rainbow art with tape are also unique," Pamela Saha, Vice President, Biomedical Research and Services, Inc. (as Glitterins), told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 10, 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26929 (added 2/4/2010)
Alice In Wonderland (S2) Minicell Special Edition
From: FILM CELLS LTD.
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From the mind of visionary filmmaker, Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), comes a unique new twist on the classic tale Alice in Wonderland. Alice Kingsleigh is a beautiful 19 year-old, quite out of place in a world of rules and tradition. One day she is lured from a garden party by a White Rabbit and falls into a rabbit hole where she re-enters the outrageous dreamlike world of her childhood. A magical world where rabbits talk and cats disappear into thin air. Only this time, they've been expecting her. The fate of Underland lies within her hands. Alongside the Mad Hatter, Alice embarks on a fantastical journey to end the Queen's reign of terror and attempt to restore peace to Underland. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Matt Lucas. The film strip portrayed in the image above is only an example of the film cells one may receive. Cells may vary from piece to piece because they are hand selected from reels of film. This item contains clips of film, an image portraying the movie(s), artist(s) or character(s) and a stunning descriptive plaque. These elements have been double mounted and placed within a beautiful black wood frame. Each item comes with an official © Trend Setters Ltd. certificate stating its authenticity.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26775 (added 1/25/2010)
Mighty Beanz are collectible and playable versions of the old Mexican jumping beans. These little characters can do tricks, race each other down along and come in more than 100 fun characters with sports, ocean and zoo themes and more. Accessories are sold separately.
— As of 8.12.10, this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 28 reviews on ToysRUs.com and was listed No. 13 in best-selling toys and games. PROS: Easy to play, entertaining, interactive. CONS: Some parents felt this product did not hold children's interest.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26663 (added 1/12/2010)
Star Wars Light Saber Chopsticks Set
From: KOTOBUKIYA / KOTO INC.
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An innovative and fun addition to Kotobukiya's Star Wars line of products: Lightsabers merge with Japanese culture and “Chop Sabers” emerge! Suitable for eating sushi or defending the galaxy, the Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader lightsabers measure over 9” long, with the blades cast in translucent material. The smaller “children’s size” Yoda saber measures approximately 8” long. As a special bonus each set includes translucent Star Wars logo chopstick rests.
Awards: 2009 IGN Collectible Toy Award the Year; 2010 Creative Child Award
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26499 (added 12/23/2009)
Ice cream can be even more fun with these shaped scoops. Kids can have cones filled with circles or squares of their favorite frozen treat.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26368 (added 12/10/2009)
Place the red ball on the flipper stick, press down and let it snap back up. The ball will fly towards the basket. Solid wood, 9.5 inches long by 3 inches wide.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26327 (added 12/10/2009)
This set includes 216 powerful rare earth magnets that can be molded, shaped and snapped together in an endless variety of configurations. Each Buckyball has two poles — one repels, one attracts. Not intended for children. Watch video
— ''Pun's has sold about four dozen in the last month alone,'' Joe Berardoni, Sr., owner of Pun's Toy Shop in Bryn Mawr, Pa., shared with TDmonthly in the fall of 2010.
—Jeanette Lauture, owner of Aunt Jean's Toys & Treats in Montclair, N.J., sold nine of 24 units in two days after opening a box for display, she told TDmonthly. Two of 39 retailers named Buckyballs as a best-selling travel toy in March 2010.
— Dean Smith, Co-owner of JaZams in Princeton, N.J., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2011 survey that he sells "probably 50" sets of Buckyballs each month.
— May 27, 2010 RECALL of 175,000 sets (prior to March 2010) with 13+ labeling violating a federal standard that powerful magnets not be sold to children under 14.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26179 (added 11/25/2009)
Strange Attractor Thinking Putty
From: CRAZY AARON ENTERPRISES, INC.
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Deep black with subtle green sparkles, this slightly stiffer Thinking Putty has a mind of its own. Near a powerful magnet it comes alive! Strong enough to defy gravity. It can even lift tacks and paperclips on its own after charging in a magnetic field. One would be mesmerized by the invisible forces at play.
— Candace Gooch, owner of At Once All Agog in Limerick, Maine, told TDmonthly in July 2010 that this product is one of her top-three best sellers. She cited sales of 12 in the last month and three in the last week.
— In a late Summer 2012 survey, three out of 12 retailers said Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty was their bestselling novelty item. Richard Gibson, owner of Learning Express of Newton in Newton, Mass., told TDmonthly that the putty brings in $5-6,000 a year, and "the best is the magnetic one."
— In a Fall 2013 survey, three out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty was their best-selling novelty toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26128 (added 11/19/2009)
Omni Tech Figures™ Ryan Sheckler Action Figure
From: ACTION SPORTS TOYS
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This Omni Tech figure representing professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler features the Omni Tech Figures™ technology that enables the movement of the action figure and the skateboard both independently and together, allowing the toy to move with life-like movement and execute skateboard tricks. The key is in the high tech design of the OMNI HANDLE which gives you complete control of the figure and its board. It's simple to use, but difficult to master.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26077 (added 11/16/2009)
HEXBUG Nano Micro Robotic Creatures
From: INNOVATION FIRST LABS, INC.
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This small, 12-legged microrobotic creature is battery powered and designed to behave just like a real bug. It moves very quickly and can even flip over by itself. Five colors are available in the Newton Gravity Series. Awards: Parent's Choice Award 2010. Launch date: Fall 2009.
— Chris Lowe, owner of Bean Head Toys in Sandy Springs, Ga., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2011 survey that she sells between 20-30 items from the HEXBUGS line each month.
— Christine Osborne, co-owner of Wonder Works in Charleston, S.C., has a Hexbug Nano Habitat set up in the store. They've sold ''thousands,'' she said; she couldn't even guess at an exact number.
― “Hexbugs are doing very well,” said Jenny Bramhall, owner of Dandelion Toys in Fort Collins, Colo., in summer 2010. Fifteen percent of 40 retailers polled in June 2010 said Hexbugs are their best-selling electronic item.
— Hexbugs were great sellers at Figpickels Toy Emporium in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in Aug. 2010. “They fill the affordable techno/RC need - grab and go,” said owner Brett Sommer.
AWARDS: 2010 TDmonthly Top Seller
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26040 (added 11/9/2009)
The flexible wire inside this 6.75" black mustaches allows it to be shaped in various styles, including the friendly barber, the stern general and the dapper dandy. It comes with a rubber piece that clips to the nose.
— Two of 38 specialty retailers mentioned mustaches as a best-selling novelty item in fall 2008. Michelle Bears, owner of The Toy Store in Highlands, N.C., told TDmonthly her store sells about 48 Accoutrements fake mustaches per month.
— Donna Frederick, owner of The Play House Toy Store in Durham, N.C., told TDmonthly in a December 2011 survey about Halloween that, "Accoutrements sells a set of novelty mustaches that is very popular."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25899 (added 10/30/2009)
The Laser Kaleidoscope is not just a laser pointer; it's real holographic and laser technology combined to create an infinite star-like display of kaleidoscopic images that you control, at your fingertips. All this power and still just the size of a pen; it even has a pocket clip. Use it anywhere you want a light show; it fills a whole room with kaleidoscopic moving images.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25793 (added 10/28/2009)
Amazing Wave of Light Animatronic ™ Dolphin
From: CAN YOU IMAGINE
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The Amazing Wave of Light Animatronic Dolphin is a work of art that combines lights, sound and movement. The visual experience is hypnotic, creating a relaxing tranquil environment for any room in your home or office. You can choose from three modes: 1) Watch it move in a well-lit room with the Sound & Movement Mode; 2) Bring it into the bedroom shut the light off and watch the Movement, Sound and Light Mode take over - completely relaxing you; 3) Simply use it in the Movement Only Mode (with no sound or light) and be mesmerized by the slow graceful movement of the Dolphin. The Amazing Wave of Light Animatronic™ Dolphin has a built-in Sleep Timer Mode; with the push of a button it can be set to turn off in a 30 minutes to one hour. Cons: One user reported that the dolphin's nose got stuck and wouldn't go back down.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25788 (added 10/28/2009)
This magical light show can be held in the hand. It includes 36 built-in light show patterns from super bright LEDs. It's so portable kids can take it anywhere: parties, concerts, amusement parks ... anywhere they want to dazzle their friends! Even the batteries are included so they can enjoy their Light Show Stick immediately.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25787 (added 10/28/2009)
The Amazing Magnetic FridgiGears Deluxe Light Show Puzzle Gear Edition lets kids make creations light up & glow in the dark. Each gear is a puzzle that a child puts together to create a moving work of art. A rotating magnetic black light is included. The motorized picture frame gear powers all 20 gears with an easy "tap on/tap off" function. Included are over 103 black-light responsive magnetic fridgi puzzle pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25786 (added 10/28/2009)
Airzooka is a hand-held device that blows a harmless "ball of air" towards any object or person. Laugh with amusement as, seemingly from nowhere, you are able to mess up someone's hair, ruffle their shirt or just plain blow them away! It's available in four blacklight-responsive colors: Blue, Green, Orange and Magenta.
― Out of 39 retailers who participated in an October 2009 survey of specialty retailers, two said the AirZooka is their best-selling item for tween boys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25785 (added 10/28/2009)
The Amazing String Thing transforms an ordinary piece of string into a magical moving rainbow nearly 3' in the air. Point it up, down, even sideways and watch as the string playfully dances in mid-air. Gently touching the string generates wave patterns and interactive shapes that seem to defy gravity. Kids can operate The Amazing String Thing while inside the custom base (directly on any table top), or they can simply take the lightweight hand-held wand wherever they go and conduct their very own string show. It requires 4 "AA" batteries, not included.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25784 (added 10/28/2009)
With a gentle spin, watch in amazement as the Non-Stop Top™ picks up speed and keeps its balance — defying physics, gravity and logic. Add to this a light show that seems to change with every spin and watch as it fills the room with wonder. It spins on any hard surface and comes with replacement batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25783 (added 10/28/2009)
The rules are simple but, unlike regular Tic Tac Toe, you never know who will win until the last chip is played. Each player takes a turn “flicking” his or her chip up the ramp and on to the “Chip Magic” playing area where the chips are held perfectly in place. You can even take over your opponent’s square by landing on top of their chip and changing that square to yours. There are even built-in side walls for bank shots. Two different skill levels - Beginner & Professional - means kids and families will never out-grow this game. Even though the playing field is over 2-1/2' long, it all folds up into a handy case for easy portability.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25782 (added 10/28/2009)
You have seen it in movies and on TV hundreds of times. Just before the marksman takes the shot, the red laser dot appears on the target. Now kids are able to do the same! Turn on the Laser AirZooka™, place the laser dot on the target and shoot a harmless ball of air. Laugh with amusement as, seemingly from nowhere, you are able to mess up a person's hair, ruffle their shirt, dress or office papers or simply try your luck at indoor target practice from a distance of over 50 feet away!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25781 (added 10/28/2009)
Watch in amazement as The Magical Animated Butterfly comes to life with the flick of a switch. Not only will you be amazed by the butterfly’s animated wings but you will be mesmerized by the optical effect that the built-in black lights create when the lights in your room are off. Use it where you want a center of attention. Use it in your living room, den or bedroom. Add to this a sleep timer that automatically shuts your butterfly off after 15, 30 or 60 minutes or you can choose continuous operation. The choice is yours.
Wings available in 4 black light responsive colors: Blue, Orange, Green and Pink
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25780 (added 10/28/2009)
These 2" rubber animals have hard plastic eyes that pop out when the character's head is squeezed. The eyes then go back to their normal position. This series includes Holly the Hippo, Mickey the Monkey, Bobby the Bear and Parker the Penguin. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25732 (added 10/23/2009)
These colorful rubber bands function like traditional bands but feature fun animal shapes when not holding something together.
— "We got 270 packages on Thursday and were sold out by Saturday morning. High school, middle school and elementary school kids are all buying them," Katie Rook, owner of Be Beep A Toy Shop in Columbia, S.C., told TDmonthly in fall 2009.
— Editors Note: This item is very similar to the Animal Rubber Bands by Eastern Accent Int'l, first reported by TDmonthly in 2005.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25538 (added 10/6/2009)
Coat hangers and twigs are a thing of the past now that the Spinmallow has been invented. Just stick a marshmallow on the telescoping skewer, hold over the fire and let the roasting begin. It includes a flashlight on top to help easily locate the graham crackers and chocolate. Launch date: 2009.
― John Naisbitt, owner of Thinker Things in Solana Beach, Calif., told TDmonthly in June 2010 that Spinmallow is one of his top-selling electronic items.
― “Marky Sparky is the best company for the older boy,” remarked Diana Gisolfu, owner of Sister's Kids in Springfield, Mass., about what makes Marky Sparky her best-selling line of electronic toys.
― Two of 40 retailers said in summer 2010 that Marky Sparky supplies their top-selling electronics.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25247 (added 8/31/2009)
This ball can bounce up to 50' high.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25107 (added 8/25/2009)
This wind-up character is designed to dance for 15 seconds and comes in "try me" packaging. It does not require batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24855 (added 8/5/2009)
The Pocket Referee is a conflict resolution tool that comes in the form of a shiny gold coin. The Ref comes packaged with a protective pouch and handy carrying clip that allows kids to keep it close by. This powerful tool helps teaches kids how to work out conflicts on their own without the help of parents or guardians. When a conflict arises that can only have one resolution (which TV show to watch, where to go for dinner) the holder of the coin can choose to get her way, which means she'll pass the coin on to her counterpart for the next conflict, or she can choose to keep the coin and pass the current choice over to the other child. In all situations both kids win. Also available in antique brass for MSRP $9.95.
Awards: Summer 2012 Tillywig Award Winner
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24734 (added 7/23/2009)
The Gyro-discs spin up to 1000 rpm. Just hold the 11" metal ring and strike the smaller, colored discs. As you rotate the ring, the discs begin spinning faster and faster, like mini-gyroscopes. At first, the challenge is to keep all the discs spinning. Once you can do this, there are several tricks and stunts to master.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24615 (added 7/16/2009)
Whenever there is an awkward pause, individuals can push the button on the key chain-sized theCRICKETtoy™ to hear "Chirp. Chirp." (crickets chirping). "There really is no other item out there like this designed for those awkward moments. It's a great conversation piece and it gets people asking, "Hey, where did you get that?" That's GREAT marketing and branding with multiple impressions throughout the week!" Jeff Anderson, owner of Kardandak Enterprises LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 5, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24094 (added 6/11/2009)
Chuckle Buddies are motion-activated rolling and laughing plush friends. Once activated, the Chuckle Buddy will roll around from side to side three or four times, filling the room with an hysterical, contagious laughter. Once he stops moving, an individual simply waves a hand in front of the sensor located directly above the eyes to reactivate. There's an on/off switch located on battery compartment. The product required 3 AA batteries (not included). A Dog, Monkey and Cat are currently available, and other styles are in development. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23869 (added 5/22/2009)
When placed in water for 30 seconds, this compact package expands into a 12" x 12" cotton towel.
— “Toysmith offers lots of small, inexpensive toys that go out the door consistently,” Steve Melody, owner of Melody’s Choices in Fayetteville, Ark., told TDmonthly in spring 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23594 (added 5/7/2009)
Toss it in the air and watch the colors magically flip! Handheld, magical color-flipping balls make a fun, portable toy. Collect all four cool color combinations. Toss just one or try to juggle with three.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23586 (added 5/7/2009)
Follow the simple instructions on the back of the box and you will be rewarded with a lifelike brain gelatin dessert. The mold is 9" x 7" x 4" (22.7 cm x 17.8 cm x 10.2 cm) and made of non-toxic green plastic. It comes in an illustrated window box.
— Mary Porter Green, owner of Curiosity Zone in Ashburn, Va., told TDmonthly in a December 2013 survey brain molds are one of their best-selling Halloween toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23314 (added 4/22/2009)
Kids don't have to drive their parents up the wall anymore ... now they can transfer their energy straight to this super cool Gecko RC car. It can travel horizontally or vertically for fun in all dimensions. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23256 (added 4/14/2009)
Billions of people a year catch the cold. Now you can get one too. Kids of all ages and degrees of health can learn about the Common Cold with this cuddly 5" to 7" companion (about a million times the actual size of the virus). Also available are three tiny Common Colds in a Petri dish for 12.95 and a Giant Common Cold (15" to 20") will be available starting April 10, 2009. Launch date: 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23174 (added 4/7/2009)
The base of the Rolling Earth Puzzle Bank is a savings bank with a screw-on cover. The Earth Globe is a puzzle. Place the globe on the base and nothing happens; however, place the magnetic jet airliner on the equator and the globe begins to turn as the jet circumnavigates the Globe. It runs on 4 AA batteries and comes assorted with light blue and dark blue globes. "People will be amazed by the simplistic magnetic science that makes the Earth turn. The motion is mesmerizing as the plane moves around the globe," Richard B. Freeman, VP of domestic sales for Fascinations Toys & Gifts, told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23101 (added 3/31/2009)
Do you like your eggs hard-boiled or sunny-side up? Well you can have both with this egg. Have it whole or make it SPLAT sunny-side up! When thrown onto the ground, SplatBacks splat into a flat, liquid-looking mess, then morph back into their original shape.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22763 (added 3/11/2009)
Toss this mouse SPLAT on the floor and watch everyone freak out! It goes from blob to squirmy mouse in seconds. Colors include Gold and Gray. When thrown onto the ground, SplatBacks splat into a flat, liquid-looking mess, then morph back into their original shape.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22762 (added 3/11/2009)
This cute, entertaining ducky SPLATs and comes back. When thrown onto the ground, SplatBacks splat into a flat, liquid-looking mess, then morph back into their original shape.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22761 (added 3/11/2009)
The Original Gas-O-Matic® is a mechanical wind-up fart toy with an amazing repertoire of fart sounds sure to turn heads and disgust innocent bystanders! No batteries necessary. Simply wind the center spinning device (aka the "Sphincter") of the Original Gas-O-Matic®, hide it under your leg, then give that umistakeable "fart lean" and "rip it". The Original Gas-O-Matic® is proudly made in the USA using safe, high quality and durable materials for long lasting fun!
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22718 (added 3/5/2009)
Ideal for both indoor and outdoor play, ZARTZ feature a safe, SOFTEK foam suction cup that sticks to windows, metal, walls, asphalt or nearly anything with a smooth surface. The self-releasing suction cup allows the ZARTZ to fall just a few seconds after adhering to a ceiling or other hard-to-reach place. ZARTZ are available in 7" and 9" forms, and come packaged in a durable carry case. There's also a Fun Pack that includes two hand-target catchers and a 9" ZART, which can be launched as far as 100'. Launch date: 2009.
— “The Zing Air Zartz are really good right now,” Emily Bieritz, manager of My Favorite Toy Store in Downers Grove, Ill., told TDmonthly in June 2009 when asked about her best-selling gift for boys.
— “Zartz are definitely No. 1,” said Steve Banducci, owner of Games Unlimited in Danville, Calif., when TDmonthly asked about his best-selling sports and outdoor items in March 2010. Banducci reported sales of at least one Zartz per day.
— Four of 37 retailers surveyed in spring 2010 listed Zing as their top-selling brand of outdoor products.
Past videos: WTHRA 2009
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22640 (added 2/27/2009)
These small, sparkling fairies can be guided around via a magic wand and seem to magically flutter and float in the air. There are three characters: Daria, Eva and Alexa. A demo DVD is also available. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22521 (added 2/17/2009)
PlayGlo Animal Collection Glow-in-the-Dark Stickers
From: BRIGHTEC INC.
Other products from BRIGHTEC INC.
These glow-in-the-dark stickers are unlike traditional glow-in-the-dark products due to their photo-quality images. The images are illuminated in true color and illumination can last several hours. Each of the four different sticker sheets comes with repositionable adhesive backing, meaning the stickers can be applied to almost any surface and then removed and relocated, without leaving behind any residue.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22493 (added 2/16/2009)
PlayGlo Pets Collection Glow-in-the-Dark puzzles
From: BRIGHTEC INC.
Other products from BRIGHTEC INC.
Brightec’s PlayGlo Pets Collection puzzles feature three 11” x 15”, 100 piece puzzles. These glow-in-the-dark puzzles feature photo-quality images and can be charged with a few minutes of exposure to light to allow for hours of glow. The puzzle pieces stay together after completion so that the completed puzzle can be hung directly on a wall to provide instant room décor by day and night.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22492 (added 2/16/2009)
When thrown onto the ground, these squishy pigs splat into a flat, liquid-looking mess, then morph back into their original shape. The pigs come in four colors, and various designs are available. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22468 (added 2/15/2009)
Blow The World’s Biggest Bubbles! This is the famous Bubble Thing that started the giant bubble sport. It blows gorgeous high-flying rainbow-colored bubbles the size of baby whales. Easy! A thrill for all ages. Great for outdoor parties. Graceful operation without compare. Keep dipping and opening and closing the flexible fabric loop to create a fantastic menagerie of bubble shapes and sizes. Package includes BIG Bubble Mix powder that makes 2.7 gallons of world class bubble solution. Just add water and dish soap.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22232 (added 1/23/2009)
No one will be able to resist these cute, itty-bitty babies. Perfect impulse item as a souvenir for baby showers. Mini babies are available in two variations, pink and blue. Offered loose in sturdy acetate bins with 192 pieces per bin. Minis average .75” to 1” in length. Hand painted, phthalate and lead free. Ages 5+. Safari Ltd. exceeds all safety standards. Safari Ltd's products are 100% guaranteed.
Awards: A TDmonthly Classics Award for being an all-time favorite toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22133 (added 1/22/2009)
Each hand-painted Kooky Klicker features a distintive personality and fun design. The 5" characters have rubbery strands of hair and a metal clip.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21162 (added 10/30/2008)
There’s nothing more terrifying to a parent than the thought of being separated from his or her child. Award-winning Spot Me ID™ “animated” ID bracelets were invented by a mom who lost her 7-year-old daughter for a terrifying 15 minutes while on vacation in 2007. As these uniquely themed ID bracelets are moved back and forth, a “magical” effect is created that brings our safety dog “Spot” to life. On our everyday series bracelet, Spot winks, wags his tail, and waves. Using the included marker, parents simply write their names and cell phone numbers on the back of the easy-to-recognize safety products. Spot Me ID™ animated ID Bracelets are waterproof, affordable, and require no batteries. "There is nothing on the market like Spot Me ID™," said Jamie Rayko, CEO of Spot Me ID, Inc. “With over 2,000 children lost every day, there is nothing more important to parents than keeping their kids safe. Every family needs Spot Me ID™ - Because Kids Get Lost™.” Patents pending. Launch date: 08/01/2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20064 (added 8/14/2008)
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