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August 2009 Notable Toys — Action Figures





Age Range: All Ages
Launch Date: August 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures
Comics
Animal Figures



The Cats of Baseball is an original character series depicting teams of cats playing baseball and their ongoing stories in cartoons, figurines, games and trading cards. "No character series has ever featured stories about cats with baseball cards, playing team baseball. The Cats of Baseball collection is designed for a wide range of children's toys and apparel," Victoria Oldham, co-president of Trade Winds Advertising Inc., told TDmonthly. Launch date: August 10, 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24976      (added 8/19/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures



Highly detailed and hand painted, Brainy Smurf stands as a member of Schleich’s large host of licensed figurines from the Smurfs cartoon series.  The spectacled know-it-all stands with finger raised, as if in mid-explanation. 
— “Smurfs are always popular,” remarked Barbara Paeth-Haas, owner of The Durango Kid in Durango, Colo., when asked about her best-selling collectible toy in July 2009.
— Of 49 retailers interviewed by TDmonthly in summer 2009, two noted Smurfs as a top-selling collectible.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24941      (added 8/18/2009)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures



In six colors, Pretty Ugly's Ice Bat character stands at the ready in smooth vinyl. Each figure in this series glows in the dark, adding a little flair to a collection of any size. Launch date: September 2009.
― Shana Hack, owner of Moon Rabbit Toys in Santa Fe, N.M., told TDmonthly in July 2009 that Uglydoll characters are top-selling action figures in her store, reporting average sales of 48 per month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24922      (added 8/11/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures



Modeled after librarian and best-selling author Nancy Pearl, the figure in Accoutrements' Deluxe Librarian set is smiling brightly and ready to assist.  She comes with a library cart, stacks of books and loose individual books as well as a computer.  A button on her back activates her exclusive 'shushing action' for anyone who might be too loud in the library.
― “They're quirky and ironic,” said Clifford Jackson, assistant manager of The Wizard's Chest in Denver, Colo., of what makes Accoutrements action figures a top seller there.  “They're only available for a short time, and are quickly gone.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24921      (added 8/11/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures
Animal Figures



Safari's Carnegie Collection is a line of detailed dinosaur models whose features have been authenticated by the paleontologists at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, which houses the largest collection of dinosaur fossils in the world. Measuring almost a foot long, the finned Tylosaurus is hand painted and intended to come to life in the hands of a child, transporting him back to the age of the dinosaurs. 
― “Dinosaurs from Safari are good sellers,” said David Campbell, owner of Amazing Toys in Great Falls, Mont., during a July 2009 survey of top-selling action and play figures.
― Three of 49 retailers said in summer 2009 that dinosaur figurines are the most in-demand play figures in their stores.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24920      (added 8/11/2009)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures



A balanced mix of characters from the heroic Rebel Alliance and evil Imperial army, these four figures from Star Wars Episode IV are captured in realistic detail that kids and adults will remember from the movie. Characters included are Darth Vader, Princess Leia, C-3P0 and a specially equipped Storm Trooper. The figures can be displayed as decor or part of a collection, or stored in the included commemorative tin.
― “Star Wars is No. 1,” said Anna Barr, owner of Anna's Toy Depot in Austin, Texas, when asked about her best-selling action figures in July 2009. 
― Three of 49 retailers told TDmonthly in summer 2009 that Star Wars accounts for their top sales in action figures.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24919      (added 8/11/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures



Whether nobly defending his kingdom or leading an invading force, this knight is ready to for any enemy. Sculpted and hand painted in a costume inspired by historic wear, with detailed textures and expression, this warrior stands proud with his broadsword raised. It is part of Schleich's extensive line of knight and fantasy figurines.
― Of 49 retailers surveyed in July 2009, six said knights are the top-selling theme in their action and play figures.
— ''Schleich figures have started selling again – the knights and horses,'' stated Linda Laramy, owner of Crackerjacks in Easton, Md. She sells about 12 per week.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24918      (added 8/11/2009)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures



With pole-ax brandished, this creepy skeleton is not only hand painted in detail but also glows in the dark for a little extra ghoulish fun once the light goes down. The skeleton stands on his own, ready to take on whatever role is required in a child's story telling.
― “Papo is our better seller for that,” replied Michelle Smith, owner of Piccolo Mondo Toys in Portland, Ore., when asked about her best-selling action figures in July 2009.
― “Papo is a real constant seller and it remains steady all through the year,” said Michelle Sahr, owner of My Little Red Wagon in Stow, Ohio.
― Nine of 49 retailers said in summer 2009 that Papo is their top-selling brand of action figures.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24914      (added 8/11/2009)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: General Games
Action Figures
Tween



This New Vestroia Bakugan pack comes with a Bakugan Trap, an ability card and a metal gate card. The distinctively shaped trap is designed to be used alongside regular Bakugan for strategic and powerful battles. Rules for Bakugan Trap are available online at the Bakugan website.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24856      (added 8/5/2009)
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Age Range: 6 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Novelties
Action Figures



This wind-up character is designed to dance for 15 seconds and comes in "try me" packaging. It does not require batteries.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24855      (added 8/5/2009)
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Fairies and elves can take a ride in this delicate-looking petal boat edged with floral decoration and a robust sail. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24759      (added 7/24/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures
Collectibles



Sideshow is pleased to announce that Medicom Toy Corporation has granted 1,000 pcs of the 12" RAH Clone Trooper figure for the US market. The figure is highly authentic and film accurate, and ready to take life on your shelf in any dynamic pose that you desire. Medicom Toy's RAH body is one of the most articulated 12" figure bodies available, capable of nearly any pose that the human (or superhero) body can achieve.Each Clone Trooper figure includes interchangeable hands and a display base, and comes packaged in a beautiful window display box.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24482      (added 7/8/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: 4395
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures
Collectibles



Sideshow is pleased to announce that Lucasfilm Ltd. And Medicom Toy Corporation have granted Sideshow Collectibles the ability to import the 12" RAH Indiana Jones figures. These outstanding 1:6 scale figures are of the highest quality and detail, ready to take life on a shelf in any dynamic pose that is desired. Medicom Toys RAH body is one of the most articulated 12-inch figure bodies available, capable of nearly any pose that the human body can achieve.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24481      (added 7/8/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: 3905
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures
Collectibles



This second-chance release of the Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark 12" figure features a 12" male body with 30+ points of articulation, authentic likeness of Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, an alternate head with hat permanently attached, hat with fabric lining, coiled bullwhip, articulated bullwhip, sandbag, satchel, idol, two sets of  interchangeable gloved hands, two sets of interchangeable bare hands, and a display base with the Indiana Jones logo.  This is a limited edition of 7,500 pieces.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24480      (added 7/8/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: 2620
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures
Collectibles



This snowy rubble environment provides a detailed backdrop for 12" figure display. Each piece is cast in heavyweight polystone, then handpainted and hand-finished to Sideshow's exacting standards. Timber features a snow-patch display stand designed to lend him a little extra support, and each set is complete with a COBRA case accessory.  Snake Eyes and Cobra Trooper figures sold separately. Limited edition 750. Launch date: 4Q 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24478      (added 7/8/2009)
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SKU or Item #: 2614
Category: Action Figures
Collectibles



This limited-edition of 3,000 Cobra Commander 12" figure has numerous features, including a Fully articulated Prometheus male body with 30+ points of articulation, hooded Cobra Commander portrait, dagger with scabbard and chain, Cobra Commander gun, 3 sets of interchangeable gloved hands and 12-inch display base with the G.I. Joe logo. This product is sold out in the US and EU. Launch date:
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24477      (added 7/8/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures
Collectibles



The Cobra Trooper 12" figure features a fully articulated Prometheus male body with 30+ points of articulation, Cobra Trooper portrait with facemask, AK 74 with folding stock and sheathed bayonet, canteen with fabric cover, 3 sets of  interchangeable gloved hands and a 12" display base with G.I. Joe logo. It's a limited edition of 2000 pieces. It is sold out in the US and EU. Launch date: September 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24476      (added 7/8/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: 2611
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures
Collectibles



The Storm Shadow 12" figure has numerous features, including a fully articulated Prometheus male body with 30+ points of articulation, Storm Shadow masked portrait, Storm Shadow unmasked portrait, quiver with bow and arrows, Ninja stars and a long sword with scabbard. It's a limited edition of 2000 pieces. This piece is sold out in the US and EU. Launch date: September 2009.
  
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24475      (added 7/8/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: 21291
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures
Collectibles



The Darth Vader 12" Figure features a fully articulated all-new unique male body with 30+ points of articulation; shin, shoulder, mantle and groin armor; breastplate with chest box, outer cape with chain clasp,  interchangeable hands and a 12" Figure Display Base with Star Wars logo.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24474      (added 7/8/2009)
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Age Range: 12 and up
SKU or Item #: 2610
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures
Collectibles



The Snake Eyes 12" Figure features a fully articulated male (prometheus) body with 30+ points of articulation and accessories such as a SPIE Rig harness and Pistol Belt, 9mm Sub-Machine Gun with Single Point Sling and Carabineer, MK-23 Pistol Holster w/ Suppressor pouch, Special Ops LAV (Light Assault Vest) and a Tanto Fighting Knife. The figure also comes with a 12" display base featuring the G.I. Joe logo. It comes in a limited edition of 3500. This item is sold out in the US and EU.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24473      (added 7/8/2009)
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This hard plastic miniature set includes parts for 20, 28mm Imperial Roman Praetorian Guard. It includes two sprues — one with command elements, including Centurion, Standard Bearer and Musician, and the other with the majority of the troops. It also comes with shield transfers.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24182      (added 6/19/2009)
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Age Range: 15 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Action Figures
Wooden Toys
Collectibles



The Wood Grain Style Qee Collection features figurines in a variety of sizes in both light wood and dark wood designs, each created with a unique pattern like real wood. The collectibles are available in 2.5" with keychain attachment, 8", 9" and 16". Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24177      (added 6/19/2009)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: August 2009
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures



Launch date:  August 2009
The appearance of giant robots on Earth has changed the world, but some have apparently adapted to it.  Take Sam Witwicky, who befriended the heroic Autobots in the feature films. He will appear as a 2-1/4-inch figure made to ride within his friend Bumblebee the Camaro. The Human Alliance collection allows kids to play with the human and non-human characters together, reenacting scenes from the movies. The human figures can ride inside the vehicle modes, or be positioned in different battle stations on the robot mode.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24114      (added 6/11/2009)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Launch Date: April 2009
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures



Launch date: Summer 2009
JAKKS is flexing its muscles with today's best wrestlers. There are 6 in each assortment, and new waves will be released every other month. Each figure boasts patented technology to craft realistic face sculpts, plus 25 points of articulation for life-like action and poses. Accessories help kids act out the moves and get into the action.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24109      (added 6/11/2009)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Launch Date: April 2009
Gender: Boys
Category: Action Figures



Launch date: Spring 2009
These 3-3/4-inch figures star Wolverine and the best heroes and anti-heroes comicdom has to offer. Kids can recreate scenes from the movie with the figures, which boast great detail and incredible articulation. Pictured is the Logan figure with bone claws.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24108      (added 6/11/2009)
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