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June 2008 New Toys — Plush



Language Littles - Jolie by LANGUAGE LITTLES
Language Littles - Jolie by LANGUAGE LITTLES

This 16” plush doll speaks both English and French. Kids can press her right hand to hear greetings and her left hand to hear the days of the week and her favorite colors. When her knee is pressed, she says, “I love you!” She comes with a translation booklet and passcode that permits entry to language-skill games on the Language Littles website. 6/27/2008 (Price: $39.99)

Cats and Dogs PEZ Keychain Dispensers by PEZ
Cats and Dogs PEZ Keychain Dispensers by PEZ

These cuddly characters, available in at least five designs, hold PEZ candy for on-the-go snacking. Launch date: March 2008. 6/27/2008

Travel Buddies™: Pig by NOODLE HEAD INC.
Travel Buddies™: Pig by NOODLE HEAD INC.

Travel Buddies™ neck pillows are designed to comfortably support sleepy heads on planes, trains and automobiles. Besides this Pig theme are numerous other themes including Hippo, Lion, Giraffe, Dog, Bear, Dolphin, and many more.  Kids will want to take them everywhere and won't leave them behind! Machine-washable and hypo-allergenic. (Watch the Travel Buddies™: Pig Video Watch Video) 6/20/2008 (Price: $14.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

WowWee™ Alive™ Lion Cub by WOWWEE GROUP LTD.
WowWee™ Alive™ Lion Cub by WOWWEE GROUP LTD.

When its left ear is pressed, this interactive lion cub comes to life, moving its mouth, blinking its eyes and growling like a cub. It even purrs as it falls asleep. The cub comes with an adoption certificate and requires 4 AA batteries (included). 6/19/2008 (Price: $59.99)

Jewel the High Society Cat by FIESTA
Jewel the High Society Cat by FIESTA

Jewel, part of the High Society Posh Plush Cat series, is sitting "pretty." Satiny fabrics, a fancy collar, an embroidered flower patch and a feathery tummy make Jewel special. She is a unique boutique designer cat for cat lovers. Launch date: January 2008. 6/18/2008 (Price: $17.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Pirate Parrot by FIESTA
Pirate Parrot by FIESTA

Pirate parrot features a pirate hat and eye patch. The adjustable wristband attaches to any "pirate's arm" so it really sits while carried. A special booklet includes fun facts about famous pirates, their flags and a vocabulary section of pirate words. Launch date: January 2008.
Display Ideas: j-hook peg or bin. 6/18/2008 (Price: $7.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Orca Whale Puppet by FIESTA
Orca Whale Puppet by FIESTA

This Orca whale hand puppet appears to glide through the water. The hand slips easily inside and the arm gives it a swimming motion. It is part of a sealife puppet series featuring a sea otter, alligator and dolphin.
Display Ideas: j-hook peg or bin. 6/18/2008 (Price: $9.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Penguin Puppet Set by FIESTA
Penguin Puppet Set by FIESTA

This set includes an adult penguin hand puppet and a baby penguin finger puppet, ideal for interactive, imaginary role playing and storytelling. Launch date: January 2008. 6/18/2008 (Price: $10.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Snuggle Pods Peanut by MANHATTAN TOY
Snuggle Pods Peanut by MANHATTAN TOY

Recommended for ages 6 months and up, this 11” snuggly plush character comes nestled in a peanut shell. Snuggle Pods Pea is also available.
— Gage Brownell, manager of Belmont Toys in Belmont, Mass., told TDmonthly in March 2009 his store sells about six Snuggle Pods a week.
— Two of 64 retailers named this product as a top-selling infant and toddler toy in spring 2009. 6/18/2008 (Price: $15.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Elephant & Piggie by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS
Elephant & Piggie by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS

Bestselling picture book creator Mo Willems is making his debut in the early-reader arena with his Elephant & Piggie series. These two lovable and funny characters — an optimistic pig and a cautious elephant — are accessible, appealing and full of the authentic emotions that make friendships tick. Elephant is made of soft, light bleu-grey chenille. He wears his signature glasses and smiles, because his best friend, Piggie, always cheers him up. Piggie is the pink piglet with a perfectly positive outlook. Piggie has a soft, bean-filled body and an enthusiastic expression, reminding people to always look on the bright side. 6/18/2008 (Price: $24.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Maisy Finger Puppets by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS
Maisy Finger Puppets by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS

Maisy and her friends, Tallulah and Charley, make their definitive debut as charming and playful finger puppets. These pint-sized (4 3/4") puppets are sewn as complete miniature toys that slide onto the finger. Maisy and her pals, wearing their favorite outfits, are made of soft-woven knit, striped and polka-dotted fabrics, and feature shiny velour highlights as well as silk-screened and handstitched detail. 6/18/2008 (Price: $16.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Humpty Dumpty Activity Developmental Toy by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS
Humpty Dumpty Activity Developmental Toy by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS

This soft and snuggly, award-winning toy has a rattle, crinkle sounds, different textures and teethers. The 12" colorful egghead sits upright and jingles with delight. 6/18/2008 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Pocket Puppet Dinosaurs by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS
Pocket Puppet Dinosaurs by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS

A combination of velvet arms and legs, dazzling security-fastened plastic eyes, zipper details, metallic horns and embroidered fins and collars show these fossilized friends at their finest. These classic creatures, now as playroom puppets, will rule the land once more. Each puppet has a two-layer belly of shiny, ribbed fabric creating a pocket for smaller hands or bigger fingers so anyone can make these mini monsters move. 6/18/2008 (Price: $10.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Leonardo the Terrible Monster by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS
Leonardo the Terrible Monster by YOTTOY PRODUCTIONS

A New York Times best seller, Leonardo can't scare anyone! Though when he finally does, he realizes that scaring people isn't quite as satisfying as he thought. Leonardo has a soft chenille, bean-filled body and a fabric pocket to make this sweet monster a puppet. His floppy body is fun to move and hold. 6/18/2008 (Price: $22.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Color Zoo Gift Set by ALLEN AVE., LLC
Color Zoo Gift Set by ALLEN AVE., LLC

The plush set includes Bailey the Bear, Ellis the Elephant, Rory the Rabbit, Grady the Giraffe and Paige the Penguin. Other fabric patterns are available. 6/16/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Aurora Naturally Eco Teddy Bear by AURORA WORLD INC.
Aurora Naturally Eco Teddy Bear by AURORA WORLD INC.

Part of the company's eco-friendly plush line, Aurora Naturally, this teddy bear is handmade in Indonesia of 100-percent soy fiber on the outside and stuffed with 100-percent Kapok, which is a hypoallergenic, silky fiber from the seed pods of kapok trees in the rainforest. Its hangtag is printed on 100-percent recycled paper. The 7.5" and 12" plush carry respective suggested retail prices of $15.99 and $39.99. Launch date: June 2008. 6/13/2008 (Price: $15.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Ugly Ghost Ugly Doll by PRETTY UGLY LLC
Ugly Ghost Ugly Doll by PRETTY UGLY LLC

Ugly Ghosts can be found way out beyond the back exits of Uglytown.  If you ever decide to go camping near those trees just beyond the gates of the big city, you may be lucky enough to see one! Boo! Boo! Is that some sort of scare tactic or is he trying to tell you his name? Or is it Karaoke night? Hard to tell. But one thing is certain... Ugly Ghosts are good to have around if you can find a way to make friends with them. Try leaving out some sweet snacks under the bed.  Launch date:  2008.
— “Such a cute toy and the kids like collecting them; and there’s always a new generation (of kids) that get started collecting,” Shana Hack, owner of Moon Rabbit Toys in Santa Fe, N.M., said about Uglydolls in early summer 2008.
— Kevin Pohle, owner of The Wizard's Chest in Denver, Colo., named Peaco, Moxy, and OX as the favorite characters among his best-selling plush line, the Uglydolls.
— “We sell lots of Uglydolls — several a day, maybe 50 to 75 a month at our one location,” Kathy Goeddy, manager of JaZams in Pennington, N.J., told TDmonthly. (Watch the Ugly Ghost Ugly Doll Video Watch Video) 6/12/2008 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

UglyDoll Puglee by PRETTY UGLY LLC
UglyDoll Puglee by PRETTY UGLY LLC

Puglee is super smart. She figured out that a great way to avoid getting a job was to get the worst possible grades ever!  Only an F- would do. But here’s the problem... Puglee LOVES to read, write and count. So she gets all A’s no matter how hard she tries to fail! Puglee is also smart enough to know that life isn’t about getting a grade. It’s about the special bond she now has with you. Launch date: 2008.
— Uglydolls are a strong seller at The Gifted Child in Lenox, Mass., Owner Randy Austin told TDmonthly in summer 2008. (Watch the UglyDoll Puglee Video Watch Video) 6/12/2008 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

UglyDoll Plunko by PRETTY UGLY LLC
UglyDoll Plunko by PRETTY UGLY LLC

Plunko is a business man. He’s got his own car wash, his own tire store, and ideas for lots of other stores. Some of those ideas are his very own. Plunko is a good guy to know. If you know Plunko, you can say you’ve got some connections. And if you call Plunko’s phone, you may get a bad connection. He's 14" tall and is the ultimate business partner because he only wants 100% of your love and even less
of your money. 
“Fans love to collect Uglydolls and they have to have them all!” Pretty Ugly LLC Director Alita Friedman told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 2008. (Watch the UglyDoll Plunko Video Watch Video) 6/12/2008 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

"Ruffy" Long-Wool Dog by LAMBY
"Ruffy" Long-Wool Dog by LAMBY

Made from Australian sheepskin, this long-wool dog is hand finished and comes in beige with black tip. It in additional to being a plush friend, it can also be used to store pajamas. Launch date: September 1, 2008. 6/12/2008 (Price: $119.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

“Cuddles” Long Wool Teddy Bear by LAMBY
“Cuddles” Long Wool Teddy Bear by LAMBY

Made in Australia from Australian sheepskin, this long-wool, 18" plush bear is hand finished and comes in white and honey shades. Launch date: September 1, 2008. 6/12/2008 (Price: $249.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Plush Piggy Banks by PAPER POSIE
Plush Piggy Banks by PAPER POSIE

Soft, huggable plush piggy banks are perfect gifts for Flower Girls and Ring Bearers as well as for girls and boys for any occasion.  Measuring approximately 7" long and 5" high, each has a concealed coin box sealed inside with a Velcro strip. The hang tag has a printed rhyme:

Save money in me for a treat to enjoy
A book to read or a special toy
And don't forget to show you care
For those without save some to share.


Each sold separately for $12.95. 6/11/2008 (Price: $12.95)

Color Zoo - Taylor the Turtle by ALLEN AVE., LLC
Color Zoo - Taylor the Turtle by ALLEN AVE., LLC

This vintage-patterned turtle is handmade in 100% cotton cover. 6/10/2008 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Color Zoo - Grady the Giraffe by ALLEN AVE., LLC
Color Zoo - Grady the Giraffe by ALLEN AVE., LLC

Grady the Giraffe stands upright at an impressive and regal 17” tall and features limited edition vintage patterns. All handmade in 100% cotton cover. Three patterns are available. 6/10/2008 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Color Zoo - Bailey the Bear by ALLEN AVE., LLC
Color Zoo - Bailey the Bear by ALLEN AVE., LLC

Bailey the Bear stands upright at 8.75” tall and features limited edition vintage patterns. All handmade in 100% cotton cover. Bailey the Bear is available in Green Flower Fields, Orange Dream, Blue Shower, White Flower Float, Yellow Fields, Pink Dreams, Flower Fields and Color Splash. 6/6/2008 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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