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May 2008 New Toys — Arts & Crafts



Go Paint! Stampers by ELMER'S
Go Paint! Stampers by ELMER'S

The instant-drying colors paint only on Go Paint! paper and won’t stain walls, carpets, skin or clothes. The paint dries instantly and is safe, non-toxic and washable. The kit contains four Go Paint! Stationery Stampers and a 32-page pad of Go Paint! paper. Launch date: January 2008. 4/11/2008 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Go Paint! Games/Puzzles Mini Travel Pad by ELMER'S
Go Paint! Games/Puzzles Mini Travel Pad by ELMER'S

The markers feature instant-drying colors that paint only on Go Paint! paper and won’t stain walls, carpets, skin or clothes. The paint dries instantly and is safe, non-toxic and washable. The kit contains three paint markers and a 45-page pad of Go Paint! paper in a convenient travel case. Launch date: January 2008. 4/11/2008 (Price: $8.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Sticky Mosaics Jewelry Box by THE ORB FACTORY LIMITED
Sticky Mosaics Jewelry Box by THE ORB FACTORY LIMITED

Use hundreds of glittering stickers and sparkling jewels to create a beautiful, personalized jewelry box with this easy-to-use kit. Simply peel and stick and follow the numbered pattern. No glue or tools are required. “It’s going to be our No. 1 item in 2008.” Melissa Milne of The Orb Factory’s sales and marketing department told TDmonthly.
— “Our best selling craft kits are Sticky Mosaics from the Orb Factory. … We sell five or six every day,” Scott Sloan, manager of Toys, Inc. in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— “[Customers] like [Sticky Mosaics] so much because it is only $15, it is educational and it makes a great travel toy or birthday present,” Steve Ricks, owner of My Story House Toys in Roswell, Ga., told TDmonthly in April 2008.
— Five of 50 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in April 2008 named Sticky Mosaics as a best-selling kit in their stores. As of November 2009, this jewelry box craft had been a best seller for eight months at The Parent-Teacher Store & Toys Too in Louisville, Ky., Owner Kimberly Kopatz reported. (Watch the Sticky Mosaics Jewelry Box Video Watch Video) 4/11/2008 (Price: $15.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Pop-Up Photo Album - Rocket to Pluto by GOFFENGEL WORKSHOP
Pop-Up Photo Album - Rocket to Pluto by GOFFENGEL WORKSHOP

The five-page pop-up album features five elaborately themed photo spread pages. The album accommodates 36 4” x6” landscape photos that slide right into each double-layered photograph frame. Top photographs lift to reveal the photograph beneath. The album follows the journey of Space Cadet Biff as he travels from Earth to Pluto to confront the Plutonians and their threat against planet Earth. 4/11/2008 (Price: $75.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Pop-Up Photo Album - Fairytale Dreams by GOFFENGEL WORKSHOP
Pop-Up Photo Album - Fairytale Dreams by GOFFENGEL WORKSHOP

The elaborately themed pop-up album accommodates 36 4” x6” landscape photos that slide right into each double-layered photograph frame. Top photographs lift to reveal the photograph beneath. This album features a different theme on each of the five photo spread pages: mermaid, Greek mythology, ballerina, princess and president. It comes packaged in a hard-sided, slip shell case. 4/11/2008 (Price: $75.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Friends Do It Yourself Round Metal Jewelry by COLORI USA/TATIRI

Kids learn to become creative with Tatiri's Do It yourself jewelry...It teaches them how to make their own and It feels great to wear it! 4/8/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Flower, Hearts, Dots three point highlighters by COLORI USA/TATIRI

Highlight your important notes and appointments with Tatiti's unique, colorful highlighter...It is a very good reminder! 4/8/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Robotic Arm Edge by OWI INC.
Robotic Arm Edge by OWI INC.

The robotic arm can be told to grip and un-grip. It features a wrist motion of 120 degrees, an extensive elbow range of 300 degrees, a base rotation of 270 degrees, a base motion of 180 degrees, a vertical reach of 15”, a horizontal reach of 12-3/5” and a lifting capacity of 100 grams. Additional features include a search light design on the gripper and a safety gear audible indicator on all five gear boxes to prevent any potential injury or gear breakage during operation. A five-switch wired controller, five motors and five joints control the robotic arm. The arm measures 9” x 6-3/10” x 15” when assembled. 4/4/2008 (Price: $53.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Aluminum Bug Kits – Rhino Beetle by OWI INC.
Aluminum Bug Kits – Rhino Beetle by OWI INC.

The kit contains 26 hard and soft pre-punched aluminum parts, four screws, four nuts, seven springs and assembly tools. The beetle measures 4” x 4” x 1-1/2” when assembled, and features moveable wings, legs and horn for more creativity. Other varieties in the bug kits collection include the Samurai Scorpion, the Mega Mantis and the Angelic Butterfly. 4/4/2008 (Price: $11.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Aluminum Bug Kits - Angelic Butterfly by OWI INC.
Aluminum Bug Kits - Angelic Butterfly by OWI INC.

The kit contains hard and soft pre-punched aluminum parts, four screws, four nuts, four springs and assembly tools. The butterfly measures 4-1/2” x 5” x 2” when assembled, and features moveable wings and legs for more creativity. Other varieties in the bug kits collection include the Samurai Scorpion, the Mega Mantis and the Rhino Beetle. 4/3/2008 (Price: $11.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

KidiDoodle™ by VTECH
KidiDoodle™ by VTECH

The interactive, touch-sensitive drawing pad comes with an LCD screen and allows kids to draw, play games and create e-cards. Kids can even play head-to-head games. Launch date: August 2008. 3/28/2008 (Price: $29.99)

KidiArt Studio™ by VTECH
KidiArt Studio™ by VTECH

The interactive art console allows kids to create, edit and display their work on television sets. It comes with a built-in digital camera, PC-connectivity and a variety of activities from art lessons to photo stamps and frames. Launch date: August 2008. 3/28/2008 (Price: $79.99)

Scrap ‘N Stuff Bag by ALEX BRANDS
Scrap ‘N Stuff Bag by ALEX BRANDS

The scrapbook-and-bag-in-one comes with precut cards, pockets, fabric, ribbons, sticky felt, buttons, white glue, stencil sheet, stickers and simple instructions. 3/27/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Amazing Air by THE TESTOR CORP
Amazing Air by THE TESTOR CORP

Ideal for personal, family, group and classroom fun, Testors Activity Sets pack quality, value and convenience into one-stop solutions for countless creative pastimes. Amazing Air lets individuals put a personal stamp on everything from models and diecast cars to skateboards, helmets and school projects. In hip silver packaging, the set includes an easy-to-use airbrush, a can of propellent, five cool colors of acrylic paints, a “flames” stencil and a Project Idea Booklet. “From the world leader in hobby and craft painting systems, Testors® Amazing Air is the ideal starter set for creative air-painting fun,” David Veres, in advertising and public relations for The Testor Corp., told TDmonthly. Launch date: March 2008. 3/26/2008 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Eye Can Art Printmaking Kit by BLUE ART BOX LLC
Eye Can Art Printmaking Kit by BLUE ART BOX LLC

This "collograph" printmaking kit allows children to create distinctive paper collages, then print dramatic pictures using non-toxic printing inks. It includes two colors of printing ink, a brayer, a tag board, a glue stick, a crayon, scissors, white and color papers and instructions. “Eye Can Art kits provide fun art projects, high-quality materials, enough art materials to experiment with techniques, and easy-to-follow illustrated instructions that encourage unique, open-ended expression,” Co-owner Shannon Ninburg of Eye Can Art told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2007.
Awards: 2008 Parents Choice Award; 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal; 2009 Tillywig Brain Child Award (Watch the Eye Can Art Printmaking Kit Video Watch Video) 3/24/2008 (Price: $23.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Baseball Kit by DESIGN YOUR OWN
Baseball Kit by DESIGN YOUR OWN

The kit allows children to decorate their own unique baseballs and baseball bats. The kit comes with two baseballs, two display stands, a 12” wooden baseball bat, paintbrushes, instructions and specially formulated, chip-resistant, non-toxic paints. (Watch the Baseball Kit Video Watch Video) 3/18/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Manga Drawing Kit by FABER-CASTELL
Manga Drawing Kit by FABER-CASTELL

Part of the Creative Studio line, this set includes three PITT artist pens made with India Ink (black superfine, black brush and grey brush) and a 28-page instruction book with helpful hints on doing manga drawings — with lessons on everything from basic shapes to light and shadow. It showcases a variety of head shapes, and the kit also includes the following: a poseable figurine on a stand to help guide artists in their drawings, a graphite pencil, an eraser, a sharpener, a stencil, a ruler and a 20-page sketch pad. Specialty retail members of ASTRA were impressed with this kit at Toy Fair 2008. Launch date: May 2008. 3/11/2008 (Price: $29.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Draw n' Dream Console by PLAYMATES TOYS INC.
Draw n' Dream Console by PLAYMATES TOYS INC.

The self-contained, interactive art studio can be taken anywhere and used any time. The studio comes with friendly narration and allows kids to learn at their own pace. Launch date: 2008. 3/10/2008 (Price: $49.99)

P'kolino Colored Pencils by P'KOLINO
P'kolino Colored Pencils by P'KOLINO

These jumbo pencils are triangular in shape to better fit little hands (and to prevent rolling onto the floor). The extra-thick color core reduces broken tips and cracking while sharpening; so it last longer. The natural wood exterior is made from sustainable forest resources. An extra-special pencil set for an extra-special someone. 3/10/2008 (Price: $9.85) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Matchitecture Mechanical Digger Kit by BOJEUX INC.
Matchitecture Mechanical Digger Kit by BOJEUX INC.

With this kit, children use match-like pieces called microbeams to build intricate constructions. 2/27/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

TimberKits – The Pianist by MK AND COMPANY
TimberKits – The Pianist by MK AND COMPANY

Kids can assemble the pieces in this rubber-wood kit and then, thanks to the toy’s mechanical capabilities, watch the piano player perform. 2/26/2008

Eco Angels "I Re-Made It" Fashion Accessories Kit by FASHION ANGELS
Eco Angels "I Re-Made It" Fashion Accessories Kit by FASHION ANGELS

This kit is designed to show girls how they can make fashionable jewelry and accessories in a way that's friendly to the environment — by reusing buttons, beads, candy wrappers, soda can tabs and more. It comes with U.S.-made, painted wooden beads and "cause" charms, enabling girls to make up to 10 bracelets for the green cause. The set is part of the "green"-themed Eco Angels line that also includes a "Make-Your-Own Natural Beauty Products" kit and a "Be an Environmentalist" kit. 2/25/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

PITT® Artist Pen Manga Set by FABER-CASTELL
PITT® Artist Pen Manga Set by FABER-CASTELL

This eight-pen set ideal for manga drawings includes waterproof shades of black and gray. ASTRA retailers at Toy Fair 2008 expressed interest in the manga drawing supplies from Creativity for Kids/Faber-Castell. 2/25/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Mandala Coloring Book by SPIRALING HEARTS
Mandala Coloring Book by SPIRALING HEARTS

Mandala art is a circular design, and can be used as a meditative practice, by drawing the eye inward. The 21-page coloring book allows children to relax and meditate as they create  their own beautiful, colorful works of art. Launch date: 2008. 2/21/2008 (Price: $9.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Paper Fashion Fancy by KLUTZ
Paper Fashion Fancy by KLUTZ

This glamorous set includes a 58-page book, 17 sheets of patterned and shaded paper, beads, sequins, sticky jewels, glue, organza and satin ribbon and a bunch of tiny hangers for girls to hang their miniature fashion creations when completed. Launch date: March 2008.
— “Klutz books have been steady sellers for us,” Melodie Ingwersen, owner of Creative Kids Toy Shop in Columbia, S.C., told TDmonthly in March 2008. 2/18/2008

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