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August 2009 Notable Toys — Designer Toys





Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys
General Toys
Furniture & Decor



The collection includes a complete set of gingerbread characters: Cookie Formal Boy, Cookie Cinamon Girl, Cookie Softy Snowmank, Cookie Boy and Cookie Reindeer. They are 8" with colorful holiday buttons and edging, ideal for gifts, decor or play. "Douglas toys are distinctive in design and quality. There is visual appeal as well as true quality workmanship and safety consciousness," Erika Radich, marketing manager for Douglas Company, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 20, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24893      (added 8/6/2009)
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Age Range: All Ages
SKU or Item #: 103714
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Designer Toys
Dolls



Turny Burny are best friends and big-time trouble makers. Although, they insist it's all just a misunderstanding and that the trouble making is all being done by their doppelgangers from an alternate dimension. Do you ever get déja vu? Well, Turny Burny insists that every time you feel déja vu, there's a dimensional portal opening us somewhere. See, so those missing cakes and pies went through a portal, and these guys had nothing to do with it. Are you ready to take sides? Both? Turny Burny is available in four sizes, with MSRP from $6.00 to $50.00. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24889      (added 8/6/2009)
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Age Range: All Ages
SKU or Item #: 103813
Launch Date: July 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Designer Toys
Dolls



You'll never meet anyone more optimistic than Uppy. He's super positive — positive that the snack you have in your hand belongs to him, and that your bank account should be in his name. Uppy is sure of things — sure that you guys would make the perfect team, and that your team should make its way down to the bakery to order something really super delicious. You handle the money part and Uppy is sure he can do all the eating. "Uglydolls celebrate the individual and our imperfections. Beauty is skin deep, but Ugly is forever!" a representative of Pretty Ugly told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24887      (added 8/6/2009)
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Designed by David Weeks and made from sustainably harvested beech wood, Hanno features a sturdy hardwood frame and measures 12" x 6.5" x 3.5". He has elastic-band "muscles" and is named after the Greek voyager who found gorillas 2,500 years ago.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24698      (added 7/20/2009)
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Age Range: 14 and up
Launch Date: June 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys
Collectibles
Plush



These designer plush toys are made in limited edition batches from a Swedish designer. Spok-spok was a runner-up for Plush Toy of the Year 2007 from Plastic and Plush. Launch date: June 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24675      (added 7/19/2009)
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Age Range: All Ages
SKU or Item #: 300-524192
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys
Gifts
Electronics



This monkey-faced bank eats and saves coins. The size is approximately 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm. Launch date: June 6, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24650      (added 7/17/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: FCJJ-23
Launch Date: October 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys
Educational
Hobby Goods



Horizon's iconic H-racer refuelable fuel cell car has entered the second generation, with infrared remote control and steering capability, as well as faster driving speed due to a new generation of miniature PEM fuel cell. Launch date: October 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24330      (added 6/29/2009)
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Age Range: 1 to 2
SKU or Item #: 210750
Launch Date: July 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys
Wooden Toys
General Toys



This take-a-long friend, with its moving wheels and chomping mouth, is designed to inspire kids to touch, grasp, explore and grow. It has bright colors and zig-zag stripes and is made from renewable rubberwood. Launch date: July 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24302      (added 6/29/2009)
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Age Range: All Ages
Launch Date: August 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Vehicles - Small Toy
Designer Toys
Collectibles



The Roadster Car is about 12 inches long and is made of durable ABS plastic. The range is designed to be safe for children of all ages, meeting stringent international testing standards including safety tests EN71. "Beautifully designed and well-engineered, these products perfectly straddle the toy and design world," Deepa Dadlani, president of VICI Enterprises (exclusive North American Distributor of Playforever Toys), told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24272      (added 6/29/2009)
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Age Range: 3 to 6
SKU or Item #: BP74203
Launch Date: March 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Puzzles & Skill
Developmental Toys
Designer Toys



This 48-piece, 7" x 7' floor puzzle features the colorful animals of Simms Taback award-winning books. The puzzles can be done individually and then hooked together or placed in a very long line. This Oppenheim Gold Award winner is made in the USA. It's "just made for the specialty market," Product Manager Carol Comes of Briarpatch told TDmonthly. Launch date: March 31, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24267      (added 6/29/2009)
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Age Range: 2 to 8
SKU or Item #: 6118
Launch Date: July 2006
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys
Infant & Toddler
Wheeled Toys



This classic pull toy is made of velour that rolls around on sturdy wooden wheels. Launch date: July 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24240      (added 6/29/2009)
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Age Range: 0 and up
Launch Date: January 2007
Gender: Girls
Category: Plush
Designer Toys
Teddy Bear



The Plume Collection Doudou Mouse is a handy little 9" blankie that little ones can carry with them everywhere. The ultrasoft cotton and microfiber mix are designed to provide comfort, and the ears and paws offer little fingers easy gripping and softness. The ears and paws can be soaked in water and frozen to offer a little relief from teething pain. The mouse is machine washable and comes in a round Kaloo keepsake box. "The quality is unsurpassed and the packaging distinguishes it from other soft toys," Leif Quraeshi, president of Kaloo North America, told TDmonthly. Launch date: 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24014      (added 6/3/2009)
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These odd plush microbial characters at least have mouths and eyes, to help orient them. They're soft, too. Sold separately.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23899      (added 5/27/2009)
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This happy "god of things as they are" is also known as a Billiken and has been floating around the U.S. for decades. He's even the mascot for the St. Louis University Billikens baseball team. Here, though, he's happy to sit on (or off)  the bench and guard your loose change.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23898      (added 5/27/2009)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Launch Date: September 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures
Designer Toys
Collectibles



Idolz are wearable, stackable, poseable, colorful action figures with interchangeable parts. Kids can customize Idolz by collecting and swapping accessories. "This product has all the qualities of a stylish collectible, while remaining durable enough to play with or display in many different ways. It's designed to be fun and fashionable for both boys and girls of nearly all ages," Damien Noble, president of Idolz Toys LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23863      (added 5/22/2009)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys



Doraemon is a fat-cat robot in Japan, where he's reigned as one of the more popular cartoon characters since his debut in the 1970s. In his pocket he keeps an assortment of gadgets, plus a nuclear bomb to take care of dreaded mice and rats. This 13" cuddly plush is just one of the many different kinds of Doraemons a fan can collect.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23818      (added 5/21/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys



Not your average teddy bear, Gloomy Bear is a murderous beast, his latest victim dangling from his bloody claws. Only the strangest children would want hope to see this critter walk across the bedroom at midnight.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23816      (added 5/21/2009)
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These designer toys are cutely sinister.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23814      (added 5/21/2009)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys
Plush



Of course Goringo is half apple and half gorilla. What else would you expect?
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23786      (added 5/20/2009)
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Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: TDPLCC01
Gender: Girls
Category: Dolls
Plush
Designer Toys



Ciao Ciao is condemned to live forever on earth, in her modern grave-loft with her boyfriend Adios. But she's cute, so that makes everything okeydokey. From TokiDoki.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23783      (added 5/20/2009)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Plush
Dolls
Designer Toys



This prickly lass is a lot cuddlier than she looks. She's part of a Japanese-inspired designer line of toys and clothing from Italian company TokiDoki. She's 9" high.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23780      (added 5/20/2009)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Designer Toys



This plush poundcake takes comfort food to a whole new level. It measures 6.5" long.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23779      (added 5/20/2009)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Designer Toys
Plush



This Relaxed Bear is so relaxed, he'll take anything lying down.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23778      (added 5/20/2009)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Girls
Category: Plush
Designer Toys
Licensed Products



Hello Kitty is so healthy, she's transformed herself into a yummy-looking 4" fruit. She's also helpful -- use the padded slot on her head to hide jewelry, cell phones or mini erasers. She comes in a variety of flavors, including green pear (pictured).
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23777      (added 5/20/2009)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush
Designer Toys



Blobby and soft, this 6" sleepy seal will comfort anyone lucky enough to cradle it in hand. Mamegoma Seal plushes have little angel wings on their backs and are available in a variety of colors.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23776      (added 5/20/2009)
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