July 2008 New Toys — Sporting Goods & Accessories
NERF Weather Blitz Flag Football Set
by HASBRO INC.
The NERF Weather Blitz Flag Football Set comes complete with a NERF Weather Blitz junior football and 16 clips which act as "flags", offering 4-on-4 play in almost any condition. The NERF Flag Football clip system is convenient and easy to use, letting players stay focused on the winning play. Launch date: June 2010. 4/30/2010 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
NERF Super Soaker Shot Blast Water Blaster
by HASBRO INC.
NERF Super Soaker Shot Blast Water Blaster is the biggest blaster in the 2010 collection and can drench opponents from up to 25 feet away. All one needs is a single pump to unleash a huge blast of water. The customizable NERF Super Soaker Shot Blast water blaster is compatible with the Tactical Rail System accessories (sold separately) and features adjustable and removable shoulder stock for maximum customization. Available in red or blue. The rapid-fire action just keeps going and going, since this water “weapon” features a large capacity tank for fewer refills and more soaking. Launch date: June 2010. 4/30/2010 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Tornado Tee Golf
by FISHER-PRICE INC.
The Tornado Tee golf is a unique Golf sports item with an innovative feature. On pressing the activation button the golf ball is loaded onto the tee where it levitates in air for about 8 secs. The Tornado Tee makes it easy and fun for kids to hit the ball. Package includes: three balls, stationary tee for beginner or windy-day play and universal golf club for right- or left-handers. Requires six ”D” batteries. Launch date: 2009.
- Learn to golf with the Tornado Tee
- Innovative way to teach kids to play golf
- By pressing the activation button, the golf ball loads
- Ball will levitate in air for about 8 seconds
- Kids can hit the ball and golf becomes fun and easy
4/30/2010 (Price: $38.00)
Intex® Ultra Frame™ Pool (16ft X 48in)
by INTEX RECREATION CORP.
Ultra Frame pools are 80 percent stronger then standard Metal Frame Pools. All rust-resistant metal beams and joints snap together for fast, easy construction. Pool set up and maintenance DVD is included. No digging, sand or tools are needed for set up. Set up is easy layout pool liner on level ground, assemble the frame, and fill with water. Launch date: March 20, 2010.
Complete pool set includes: 1,500 gph (5,678 L/hr) filter pump, ladder, ground cloth, debris cover, maintenance kit and surface skimmer. Pool holds 5,061 gallons (19,156 L) of water at 90% capacity. Approximate set-up size 16' x 48"" (488cm x 122cm)". 4/29/2010 (Price: $499.99)
Thinkbaby Insulated Sports Bottle
by THINKBABY AND THINKSPORT
These super-insulated sports bottles come with an internal mesh filter to stop ice or tea leaves from coming out during use. They are perfect for hot or cold filling. Double-walled stainless steel insures that the bottle does not sweat and does not contain harmful chemicals like Bisphenol-A (BPA). Kevin Brodwick, Founder of Thinkbaby and Thinksport, told TDmonthly
, "The thinksport bottle is the best priced and most functional insulated bottle on the market." 4/28/2010 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Glow-and-Throw UFO™ Flying Disc
by STAMOS ENTERPRISES
Stamos Enterprises' Glow and Throw UFO illuminated flying disc is a lightup flying disc for day or night-time flying that allows for the creation of bright and colorful UFO flying shapes. The design element not only challenges the imagination, but provides recreation by combining the fun of a flying disc and the mystery of a U.F.O. The 9 1/4" Glow and Throw UFO Flying Disc comes complete with 14 Glowsticks and 14 Couplers. Launch date: 2008 4/26/2010 (Price: $11.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Giant Fun Gripper Soccerball
by SATURNIAN 1 INC.
The Giant Fun Gripper Soccerball is durable and can be used indoors or outdoors. It is constrbrightly colored assorted nylon, vinyl and composite materials with Fun Gripper foam matrix covering and comes with it's very own foot pump. Available in three sizes: 16 inch, 24 inch, and 36 inch (smallest shown). Launch date: 2010. 4/22/2010 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
JUMPAROO BOING! Pogo Stick
by GEOSPACE INTERNATIONAL
The JUMPAROO BOING! Jumping Stick is capable of 24” leaps with a little practice. Constructed from all-metal materials with a Y-shaped handle with foam grips that offers more hand positions than standard pogos, and greatly increases its control and ease of use. The rugged metal spring is completely encased by a steel housing, so there’s no possibility of pinching, and all surfaces are rounded for extra safety. The rubber “foot” has a diameter is twice that of most pogos for greater security and stability. The JUMPAROO BOING! Pogo Stick has two models: one for users with a body weight of 44-86 pounds and another for users between 86 and 160 pounds. ( Watch Video)
4/16/2010 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Little Nutty Helmets
by NUTCASE HELMETS
Little Nutty Helmets from Nutcase are designed to stylishly protect the noggins of little ones. Engineered for toddlers to 5-year-olds, the helmets include the Nutcase’s Spin-Dial Fit System to ensure a perfect fit. Little Nutty Helmets feature ABS injection shells and are available in 10 trendy designs perfect for a variety of outdoor activities.
— Justine of Babygadget
, who bought a Little Nutty helmet for her daughter, declared that “all Nutcase's designs are so much more interesting than the usual, gender-stereotyped fare that they are bound to help foster any child's INDEPENDENT style.”
— WestchesterMom of The Children’s Blog
had high praise for the entire Nutcase range, calling them the “holy grail of helmets.” She recommended using a soft tape measure to attain perfect sizing. 4/7/2010 (Price: $45.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MAUI TOYS, INC.
The Skyball is a distinctive play ball filled with helium. The brightly colored ball can bounce up to 75 feet in the air, giving a whole new dimension to play for one or a group. Kids can add this astronomical bounce to existing games like handball, or invent whole new things to play.
— “Skyballs would be No. 1 if I had any right this minute, but I don't. They are the best seller. I sell as many as I have, 48 or more. Sixty. Can't keep enough in stock,” said Gage Brownell, manager of Belmont Toys
in Belmont, Mass., during a March 2010 survey.
— Two of 37 retailers told TDmonthly
in March 2010 that Skyballs are a top-selling outdoor toy. 3/29/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
The bright colors and complex design of the Nova kite from Jakks Pacific make it an engaging kite that is satisfying to watch and fly. Box kites are well known to be very stable in steady winds, making them great kites for beginners while offering enough visual interest and the opportunity for impressive acrobatics on a slackened line.
— Eight percent of 37 retailers said during a March 2010 survey that kites are their top-selling sports and outdoor item. 3/29/2010
Trick 360 by FLEXIBLE FLYER® SLEDS
This APS-core foam sled comes complete with adjustable lap belt/buckle, knee pads, and a contoured design with bold graphics. 3/24/2010 (Price: $40)
Duck Hunter Xtreme
by INTERACTIVE TOY CONCEPTS LTD.
In this 2 player interactive RC hunting game, player 1 takes flight control with full function RC Duck while player 2 takes aim at the Duck with safe infrared blaster. The Duck Hunter Xtreme takes 7 minute flights off a single charge and requires 3 direct hits to bring the duck down. Requires 6 AAA batteries for the controller and 3 AA batteries for the blaster. ( Watch Video)
3/17/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MARSHMALLOW FUN COMPANY
The MForcer pistol is the first ever rapid-fire marshmallow shooter, allowing you to shoot 15 consecutive marshmallows at unsuspecting targets. It packs all the punch of the company's flagship Marshmallow Shooter into quarter of the size. Load up to 15 mini-marshmallows into the chamber, give it a quick pump, and the MForcer is set for rapid fire attack. There’s no need to for any additional pumping after each shot. ( Watch Video)
3/17/2010 (Price: $34.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by M.Y. PRODUCTS LLC
The Rockboard Scooter uses propulsion technology, allowing it to be ridden without having to put a foot on the ground. It can be used as a kick scooter or a Rockboard. When in Rockboard Mode it requires no kicking, batteries, charging or gasoline. It can also be folded up for easy storage and transport. The Rockboard combines fun, fitness and functionality into one product. "While standing on the deck in Rockboard Mode the rider shifts their weight back and forth, and this powers the drive chain. Propulsion is achieved with each rock, wasting zero energy and allowing the rider to reach speeds of up to 10 mph," Zane Andrews, Account Manager, M.Y. Products, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: November 18, 2009.
— Thanks to a product demo in the store, Learning Express of Newton, Mass., had sold at least 15 Rockboard Scooters in 2010 as of July, Owner Richard Gibson told TDmonthly
— In a March 2012 survey, Grafton Stine, owner of Toys on the Square
in Hummelstown, Pa., told TDmonthly
that Rockboard Scooters were one of their best selling ride-on toys.Where to buy: SOUTH
3/15/2010 (Price: $225.00)
Sole Skate™ - Red
This shoe-sized skate simplifies the skateboard concept for on-the-go ease. It features three 64mm urethane wheels, a Grip tec system, weighs 2.5 lbs, and holds riders up to 220 lbs. It can attach to backpacks (clip not included) and comes in red, blue and white. 3/12/2010 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
MLB Card Game
by TDC GAMES INC.
Licensed by Major League Baseball, this card game simulates an actual baseball game, with two players/teams, nine innings, three outs per inning, walkins-runs-outs, etc. Team-specific and generic titles are available. "Unlike any other baseball game, the MLB card game is like playing baseball and because of its convenient size, can be played almost anywhere," Sandy Bergeson, Executive VP, TDC Games, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: April 15, 2010. 3/10/2010 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Trikke T5WS Kids Carving Vehicle
by TRIKKE TECH INC.
Best for heights up to 4’10" suitable for ages 5-8. Awarded both the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2004 and The National Parenting Center 2004 Seal of Approval, The Trikke T5 features durable steel construction, color options and encourage fitness disguised as fun for smaller children. 3 wheel contact and no foot pushing provide excellent stability. 3/5/2010 (Price: $119.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Trikke T78cs Convertible Carving Vehicle
by TRIKKE TECH INC.
T78cs is the base model for ages 13 and up and accommodates heights of 5’ to 6’3”. The steel T78cs Convertible carving vehicle comes with two rear polyurethane wheels that can be replaced with air tires. Designed to be a good starting vehicle for beginners. 3/5/2010 (Price: $249.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Turbospoke - The Bicycle Exhaust System
by TOMAX TURBOSPOKE(TM)
Turbospoke is the re-imagining of a classic playtime activity that many parents will remember; putting a baseball card in the spokes of their bike. Turbospoke brings this simple idea right up-to-date and allows parents to share this wonderful childhood experience with their own children.Turbospoke - the Bicycle Exhaust System makes any bike look and sound like a motorbike!! It attaches to a child's bike in under 5 minutes and using durable plastic cards and a realistic megaphone exhaust pipe it makes awesome motorcycle sounds as you cycle. The sound is generated by the card vibrating in the spokes of the bicycle wheel and the exhaust pipe captures the sound and amplifies it. The harder you pedal, the better it sounds. It looks cool, sounds awesome and transforms kids bikes! Turbospoke is also very rare for a toy product as it has been seen more than 25million times on YouTube. Turbospoke is so much fun that it naturally encourages active outdoor play. It gets children out on their bikes again and exercising. It also brings the opportunity for parents and children to cycle together which is a wonderful thing.Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Magazine Top Toy Award
; 2012 - Tillywig Toy Award - 'Top Fun' Category, USA; 2012 - Toyology Outdoor Toy Awards - Winner, UK.
— As of 10/01/2012 this product had 3.5 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
A fun accessory for bikes; sounds like a motorbike. Cons:
Several users reported quality control issues. 3/4/2010 (Price: $21.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Just Jump It Retail Rack
by JUST JUMP IT
This free-standing modular display comes free with any $400 order. It holds Just Jump It merchandise including jump ropes, skippers, steppers and lariats.
— "Our favorite Jump Rope co. Just Jump It has their act together! A New rack that holds all their product - what a concept!" John MacDougall owner of Golden Apple Learning Store
in Pleasanton, Calif. told TDmonthly
at Toy Fair 2010
— Joyce Will, owner of Learning Express
in Andover, Mass., told TDmonthly
in an March 2015 survey that Just Jump It jump ropes are one of her store's best-selling outdoor toys. 2/18/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
My First Lil Roo
by TRAMPOLINES USA INC.
My First Lil Roo is a small Round trampoline with an enclosure and zippered netting for smaller children ages 3 to 6. The weight limit is 100 lbs. The enclosure has a circular steel upright that helps with stability and keeping the netting straight. It's made of "heavier steel than a lot of the smaller trampolines on the market," Pamela DeVore, General Manager, Trampolines USA, Inc., told TDmonthly
. Launch date: April 2010. 2/4/2010 (Price: $179.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The World Cup Card Game
by GAMES FOR THE WORLD
With this deck of 65 cards, players can play the 2010 World Cup (Soccer) tournament and find out who will win the trophy. There are 32 Team cards, 32 Action cards and a reference card. It plays best with four to eight players but can be played with two or three. The entire tournament takes about 75 minutes to play. It is based on the popular World Cup Board Game. Launch date: January 29, 2010. 2/4/2010 (Price: $8.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Baby Banz Ski Banz
by BABY BANZ
These Ski Banz goggles are designed for outdoor enthusiasts from ages 4 to 10 years old. They offer valuable eye protection for every winter activity, from skiing to sledding to the occasional snowball fight. These professional-grade ski goggles offer 100-percent UV Protection, are helmet compatible for hitting the slopes safely, have anti-fog polycarbonate orange-tinted lenses, and include their own carrying case that doubles as a cleaning cloth. Launch date: 2010. ( Watch Video)
2/4/2010 (Price: $35) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by STREET SURFING LLC
The patent-pending Whiplash™ provides enough momentum to self-propel – so much so – riders’ feet never need to touch the ground. The revolutionary new ride is part scooter, part Wave® (caster board) and totally fun because you can ride it like a scooter and carve and drift like The Wave®. Centered around the award-winning design of The Wave’s® unique caster design and Torsion technology, Whiplash’s™ flexing deck and handlebar fuse together to provide riders with a cool, side to side, whip-like ride. ( Watch Video)
2/4/2010 (Price: $79.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]