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August 2009 Notable Toys — Candy & Food







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)
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Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: 08836
Launch Date: August 2009
Gender: Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Candy & Food
Party Goods



Kids can whip up a variety of fun, imaginative cupcakes as artful configurations or intriguing singles. It features custom-designed tools and skill-building techniques. In "Sweet!," author Jenna Land Free and expert Leslie Miller focus on how to make single cupcakes as well as splendid configurations. This fully illustrated, 24-page book comes with recipes, techniques and tips on how to create one-of-a kind works of edible art using creamy frosting, simple fondant and elegant ganache. Classic decorating tricks are broken down into simple step-by-step directions. The kit includes a froster designed with little hands in mind; three frosting tips: flat, star, and round; a frosting spreader (mini offset spatula); a stencil holder with four pre-cut stencils: sand dollar, snowflake, dragon face and bow; mini cutters in three shapes: circle, flower and shell; tweezers; a cake comb; and a rolling pin with raised edges for evenly rolled fondant. The pack is 10" W x 10" H x 2" D with e-flute packout. Launch date: August 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25189      (added 8/28/2009)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Launch Date: May 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food
Novelties
Party Goods



Created for use year-round, these 100-percent edible teeth are ideal for parties, give-outs or everyday fun. "We are the original edible candy teeth," Colin Leier, manager of Triple Alliance LLC dba Bubbagum, told TDmonthly. Launch date: May 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25148      (added 8/27/2009)
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Tied with a beautiful red ribbon, this gift bag includes a large Christmas tree cookie decked out with ornaments and two smaller cookies on the sides.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24930      (added 8/13/2009)
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This collection of dishwasher-safe dishware featurs Woodours artwork. Separately available pieces include a bowl (pictured), plate, spoon and sippy cup. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24837      (added 8/4/2009)
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From the Under the Sea Collection, this sturdy lunch box will keep kids' midday meals safe from the sharks and other hungry predators.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24595      (added 7/16/2009)
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Age Range: 3 to 15
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food
Tween
American-Made



The Jelly Belly Kids Mix of 20 flavors was selected by kids, for kids. The company interviewed children, pre-teens and teens to determine which Jelly Belly jelly bean flavors they loved most. The result is this collection of kid favorites. Launch date: February 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24452      (added 7/7/2009)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: August 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food
Christmas
Gifts



With this game and candy in one, kids take the dare with the spin wheel, then pick the jelly bean in the color the spinner lands on to take a chance on tasting look-alike wild or mild flavors. There's a collection of 20 look-alike flavors, while others are the delicious Jelly Belly beans customers love. New for 2009 are Canned Dog Food and Centipede flavors, along with Booger, Baby Wipes and Pencil Shavings flavors, to name a few. Launch date: August 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24451      (added 7/7/2009)
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Age Range: 3 to 6
SKU or Item #: LER9056
Launch Date: February 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Pretend Play
Educational
Candy & Food



Little chefs fill pies, roll cookies and more. This set invites kids to imagine holding a pretend bake-off, making special treats for company, running their own bakery, or entering the school bake sale. It features an egg that cracks open to release the yolk, cookies in four shapes to cut out, and more. The set introduces parts of a whole with a sliceable, three-piece loaf of bread and a pie with three, two-piece slices kids can fill with the included fruit. It comes with 31 plastic pieces, including favorite baked goods, a measuring cup and spoon, and other utensils a baker needs. The rolling pin (the set’s largest piece) measures 8.5” L. "From mimicking what happens in the kitchen at home to imaginative play such as running a restaurant, the Pretend and Play Bakery Set offers a realistic hands-on play experience as well as educational play," Nancy Davies, group account director for Salmon Borre Group, told TDmonthly. Launch date: February 15, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24314      (added 6/29/2009)
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Age Range: 5 and up
SKU or Item #: 50019
Launch Date: October 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food
Novelties
Party Goods



This product features two front teeth and "is the only 100-percent edible Christmas Candy Teeth," Colin Leier, manager of Triple Alliance LLC dba Bubbagum, told TDmonthly. Launch date: October 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24286      (added 6/29/2009)
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Age Range: 5 and up
SKU or Item #: 1110
Category: Candy & Food
Kits
Arts & Crafts



Complete cooking sets for kids made with delicious Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies! No beaters, blenders or knives are required, making these products safe, simple, educational and above all, fun! The color-coded measuring cups, spoons and recipes take the difficulty of measuring and mixing out of cooking. For ages 5 and up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24214      (added 6/25/2009)
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Age Range: 5 and up
SKU or Item #: 11854
Launch Date: July 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food
Gifts
Novelties



These frosting-flavored Cupcake Mints come in a 130-ct., 3"-tall tin. There are 36 shrink-wrapped tins in each illustrated display box. Launch date: July 25, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23837      (added 5/22/2009)
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Age Range: 1 and up
Category: General Toys
Candy & Food



We at Daydream believe that anything can be child's play. Once engaged in an entertaining meal, children won't notice that they are actually eating very healthy food. Kids spin the spinner and eat food from wherever the spinner lands. The matching mug completes this innovative gift set that will have grandparents, parents and children all Playing with their Food (and eating it, too)!

Includes: Plate (game board), Mug, Spinner. Plate and mug are made of melamine; not for use in the microwave; dishwasher safe.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23813      (added 5/21/2009)
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Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food



Based on the best-selling book, "The Sneaky Chef," by Jessica Seinfeld (wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld) these kits help kids have fun with food. With this set, kids can bake themselves a teddy bear and eat its heart out. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23540      (added 5/4/2009)
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Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food



Based on the best-selling book, "The Sneaky Chef," by Jessica Seinfeld (wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld) these kits help kids have fun with food. Children who dream of ice cream for breakfast will especially appreciate this kit. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23539      (added 5/4/2009)
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Launch Date: January 2009
Category: Candy & Food



Based on the best-selling book, "The Sneaky Chef," by Jessica Seinfeld (wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld) these kits help kids have fun with food. Use Senor Guacamole to enliven a Covert Quesadilla. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23538      (added 5/4/2009)
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Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food



Based on the best-selling book, "The Sneaky Chef," by Jessica Seinfeld (wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld) these kits help kids have fun with food. Mama Mia Pizzeria comes with a tomato-faced rolling pin and a silicone baking dish for making volanco calzones. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23537      (added 5/4/2009)
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Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food



Based on the best-selling book, "The Sneaky Chef," by Jessica Seinfeld (wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld) these kits help kids have fun with food. Kids can launch meatballs down a ski slope and onto a plate of pasta with this kit. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23536      (added 5/4/2009)
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Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food



Based on the best-selling book, "The Sneaky Chef," by Jessica Seinfeld, these kits help kids have fun with food. The Lotsa Pasta set includes a pastamaker with a variety of templates for different shaped and sized noodles. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23535      (added 5/4/2009)
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