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November 2008 New Toys — Eco-Friendly





Age Range: 12 and up
Launch Date: January 2001
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Eco-Friendly
Yo-Yos



Each yoyo from One-of-a-Kind Yo-Yo has its own character. The yoyos are made with various sustainably harvested woods from Wisconsin. The wood is carefully selected, hand cut, meticulously sanded, and dipped in a clear lacquer, then assembled with the utmost care. The professional yoyo strings are 100-percent cotton. Each yoyo measures approximately 2" across. Before leaving the shop for the toy store, each yo-yo must pass rigorous testing by the maker to insure that the consumer receives a quality product that works like a charm. Launch date: 2000.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21493      (added 11/25/2008)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: School Supplies
Furniture & Decor
Eco-Friendly



The worm chair is meant for children who have a hard time sitting still all day in school. The worm chair is flat in one end and curved in the other end, which enables children to silently (due to the material) be in movement while sitting at their desk. The idea is that the child can use the worm in different ways — to play games, for example. The Worm encourages "better posture and [and] improved learning curve," Director Mette Dyhrberg of bObles told TDmonthly. This product was a winner of a prototype exhibition at an Interior Design Show in 2008. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21492      (added 11/25/2008)
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Age Range: 0 and up
SKU or Item #: 001-55-040
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Furniture & Decor
Eco-Friendly



The Snake can function as a table, and may be used together with other tumbling animals in an obstacle course. It can also be turned upside down and used as a boat. "bObles is a playful interior environment for children, with a design their parents would love to place within their homes. The tumbling animals can be used as furniture, but [are] meant for play. The whole idea is to enhance children's motor skills while playing!" Director Mette Dyhrberg of bObles told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21491      (added 11/25/2008)
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Age Range: 0 and up
SKU or Item #: 001-45-024
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Furniture & Decor
Eco-Friendly



The Chicken can be placed on its wide surface or turned upside down. When the chicken is placed on its back there is a rocking function. For the very small child who has just learned to get around, balance will be challenged by lying on the chicken and feeling the rocking, and just lying next to the chicken and touching it will provide good stimuli for the child. A child can later sit, then stand and walk on the Chicken. When used as a stepping stone, the product does not slide. The material is soft, too, making it nice for use with bare feet. The Chicken also has a very usable see-saw function, since it lies stable and secure, is easy to control, and has a good angle in relation to the stretch/movement of the ankle joint. Launch date: September 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21490      (added 11/25/2008)
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Age Range: 0 and up
SKU or Item #: 001-05-024
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Furniture & Decor
Eco-Friendly



The Tumbling Fish are available in two stackable sizes. The low one is for children who have just learned to sit; the big  one is for older children; stack the two and they fit teenagers and adults. The Fish grows along with children, allowing them to use the Fish over a long period of time. Kids can roll the animals to one another, or roll and chase them. The size of the six-layer Fish allows a child to sit on it even while it is moving , which enhances the child’s balancing skills. Children can lie across these Fish and have the backside of their bodies strengthened, and children can exercise their arms through the pressure from their own body weight. Launch date: September 2008.
— "The tumbling animals can be used as furniture, but [are] meant for play. The whole idea is to enhance children's motor skills while playing!" Director Mette Dyhrberg of bObles told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21488      (added 11/25/2008)
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Age Range: 3 and up
SKU or Item #: 001-01-024
Launch Date: September 2007
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Developmental Toys
Furniture & Decor
Eco-Friendly



Parents can place a small child in the curve between the legs of the elephant and it works as a back rest. The elephant also has a rocking function where the child is challenged and stimulated while sitting. Later on, the child can stand on top of the elephant’s feet, which challenges the child’s balance while standing. The elephant is also good to lie across — flat on the stomach as well as on the back. Last but not least, it is a great chair for sitting, for both children and parents. "All the tumbling animals can stand alone and will, each in their own way, influence motor skill development in a positive direction, but to have more tumbling animals — four, eight or 15 different tumbling animals together — will give enormous opportunities for bodily development," Director Mette Dyhrberg of bObles told TDmonthly. The Elephant has won the following awards: Formidable 2006 - Formex Stockholm and 2008 - Salone Del Mobile, Milano. Launch date: September 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21486      (added 11/25/2008)
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This 7-oz. bottle holds an earth-friendly solution that can be sprayed liberally wherever germs reside.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21427      (added 11/20/2008)
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This light blue elephant functions as both a toy and a backpack, with eco-friendly features that include non-toxic dyes, recycled plastic parts, sustainable wood accents, and canvas and rope made from organically grown cotton. Measuring 14" x 10" x 5", the bag also has inside pockets and padded shoulder straps.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21357      (added 11/13/2008)
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Age Range: All Ages
SKU or Item #: 9781846861819
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Creative Activities
Eco-Friendly



This large deck of 50 cards offer step-by-step direction on yoga poses while also encouraging "green" living with eco-friendly tips. It is co-written by Tara Guber and Leah Kalish of Yoga Ed., and is illustrated by Sophie Fatus. Each card included is related to one the natural elements: air, earth, fire, water and space. The box measures 5.5" x 7" x 1.25".
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21280      (added 11/11/2008)
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Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Girls
Category: Fashion & Accessories
Eco-Friendly



This necklace comes on a reusable card, and a portion of the purchase price is donated to a fund that protects animals and habitats. The back of the pouch tells consumers that the "blue speckled blowfish is slowly disappearing from the waters around French Polynesia where it is found." Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21278      (added 11/11/2008)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Launch Date: August 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Candy & Food
Eco-Friendly
Party Goods



Each Mini Glee Variety Pack contains a convenient assortment of 21 Mini Glee Gum packets in kid-friendly flavors: Tangerine, Triple Berry and Bubblegum. The enclosed four-piece Mini Glee Gum packets are all natural, gluten-free, and made with sustainably harvested rainforest chicle. The new mini size makes them a great “green” option for parties, pinatas, Halloween and the holidays. Launch date: August 15, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21134      (added 10/29/2008)
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Age Range: 4 and up
SKU or Item #: NK-0405d
Launch Date: October 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Educational
Science & Nature



Kids can help Dora save the Magic Kingdom by planting their very own colorful cleansing plants in a vibrant underwater world. Rainbow plants grow very quidkly and have fantastic, flowing multi-colored foliage. The “underwater” garden can be completed with the included deep blue gravel, sea shells, a Dora-themed stake and natural beach sand. Rainbow plants are easy to grow and will flourish in the garden on a windowsill for years in bright, indirect light as they clean the air and water. "The Dora Mermaid Adventure Garden is licensed from the top-rated creator of children's shows and exemplifies our mission to ignite an interest in plants and the world around us," Alicia Borley, PR manager for DuneCraft, told TDmonthly. Launch date: October 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21105      (added 10/27/2008)
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Age Range: 4 and up
SKU or Item #: GT-M164
Launch Date: October 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Educational
General Toys



The Red Maple is a showstopper through all four seasons and is one of the first trees to bloom, as they gracefully usher into spring. The Red Maple comes complete with everything needed, including seeds, germination mixture, a plant stake and a biodegradable coconut coir pot that the tree can be planted outside in. Five percent of the proceeds from this line will be donated to the Arbor Day Foundation. "It is 100-percent natural and easy to grow!" Alicia Borley, PR manager for DuneCraft, told TDmonthly. Launch date: October 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 21102      (added 10/27/2008)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Eco-Friendly



For a preschooler’s first foray into gardening, Sprig offers Honey Bee’s Garden Home. “Plantable” packaging grows into  wildflowers and herbs in the flower pot and beehive that double as a sand strainer and water bucket. Kids can help the included Honey Bee character grow a beautiful garden for the Sprig Hollow community.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20960      (added 10/16/2008)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Play Sets
Vehicles - Small Toy



Dune Bug’s Farm Truck is a durable vehicle that cleverly transforms into a sturdy sand tool. Sized for 
“take along” fun, this water resistant, five-in-one play set includes a Sprig Hollow insect character with interchangeable wings. Dune Bug’s Farm Truck has a sand bucket, a snap-on shovel and  rake that doubles as the truck’s cab.  Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20959      (added 10/16/2008)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Play Sets



Dragonfly’s Heli-Scoopter is a durable vehicle that cleverly transforms into a sturdy sand tool. Sized for 
“take along” fun, this water resistant, five-in-one play set includes a Sprig Hollow insect character with interchangeable wings.Dragonfly’s Heli-Scoopter is also a shovel and the helipad is a sand strainer.  Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20958      (added 10/16/2008)
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Age Range: 3 and up
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Play Sets
Eco-Friendly



Butterfly’s Farm features a water-resistant “farmhouse” with four play/garden shelves.  When assembled by an adult, a large funnel and chute fit into slots on the shelves, ready to be filled with sand or water for plenty of flowing fun. The two insect characters—Bee and Butterfly—have chunky bodies with soft, interchangeable wings and a simple slot that allows them to “sit” on the shelves and in the sturdy Farm Truck.  The hood of the truck doubles as a sand rake or plow. “We want parents to get outside and spend time with their kids,” says  Sprig Toys co-founder and toy industry veteran Chris Clemmer. “And, 
since Sprig Hollow is made from recycled materials, the toys provide an opportunity to talk about caring for the earth.” Launch date: 2008.

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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20957      (added 10/16/2008)
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Age Range: 0 to 6
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Fashion & Accessories
Gifts
Eco-Friendly



These super funky Huggers are made in Australia and will keep little legs and arms covered, protecting them from the elements and hard surfaces. They are also the perfect accessories for helping little ones learn to dress themselves. Children are able to pull Huggers on all by themselves, even over shoes, one at a time without the hassle of pulling up bottoms or pulling a shirt over their heads. Huggers also fit over clothing. "Our top is wider than the bottom cuff, allowing for varied fit," Owner Carol Lavinthal of Huggalugs North America told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 30, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20884      (added 10/2/2008)
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Age Range: 3 to 6
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Eco-Friendly



The Little Environmentalists proudly print their books using 100% post-consumer waste, chlorine free and non-toxic toner. This picture book follows a little girl discovering what everyone sees when they stop to look and smell the roses. a falling leaf, fluttering butterfly or crunchy grass beneath bare feet become an instant nature lesson. “Children will smell, hear, feel and see their way through their own backyard nature discovery,” explains Rebecca Mattano, creator of The Little Environmentalists. “Each page offers a new and unique look into nature with colorful pictures that not only teach but challenge children to find all that nature has to offer.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20802      (added 9/29/2008)
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Age Range: 5 to 10
Launch Date: January 2008
Gender: Girls
Category: Fashion & Accessories
Tween
Eco-Friendly



From the Jewels Girls Love to Wear Collection, this jewelry features bright colors while reinforcing eco-friendliness. MSRP: Choker: $14.00; Bracelet: $10.00. Launch date: 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20663      (added 9/22/2008)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Launch Date: February 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Eco-Friendly
Science & Nature



Catnip plants sprout quickly and are easy to grow for great fun for kids and their cats. Fresh catnip causes a stronger reaction among cats. Catnip was originally native to Europe and Asia and can grow to 3 feet high. If you crush the foliage of this herb, it releases oil that attracts cats. In fact, cats will rub up against the foliage themselves to bruise it and release the scent. Fresh catnip leaves are used in tea, which is said to relieve head colds, and can also be added to salads, stews, and sauces. Catnip is also said to attract good luck. Safe for ages 4 and up. "We pack a lot of eye-catching fun into a small package with our Micro Terrarium Line," noted Alicia Borley, PR manager for DuneCraft. Launch date: February 1, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20640      (added 9/19/2008)
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Age Range: 4 and up
Launch Date: February 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Eco-Friendly
Science & Nature



One of many species indigenous only to Madagascar, Madagascar Palms are one of its most breathtaking prizes. These fascinating plants will sprout in less than a week and will form into unusual seedlings that resemble an artistic rendering of a full-grown palm in miniature. Although this plant forms leaves at its top like a palm, it is actually a unique succulent with a thick, spiny grey trunk that stores water, and will reach heights of 15 feet in nature. This kit comes complete with a state of the art terrarium, natural sand and stones, a custom plant stake, and more. "It is educational, unique, 100% American made, and includes a plant that was chosen based on its special characteristics, longevity, and ease of germination," said Alicia Borley, PR manager for DuneCraft. Launch date: February 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20638      (added 9/19/2008)
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Age Range: 5 and up
Launch Date: January 2009
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Eco-Friendly
Gifts
Educational



Who knew saving waste can save money and the environment? These eco-friendly banks, recycled from paper, mud and glue, come in 13 wildlife and marine varieties. Kids can smash the bank once it's full; it's biodegradable and will decompose by itself, plus it doesn't leave any sharp edges. "It's the only recycled bank in the U.S. market ever featured, as of the moment. We are educating the kids to save up and, at the same time, care for the environment," Janelle Go-Lin, president of King-Max Products told TDmonthly. Launch date: January 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20600      (added 9/19/2008)
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Age Range: 2 to 5
SKU or Item #: 896661002053
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Bath
Eco-Friendly
Safety



MiniMitts are a thumbless, easy on/off pair of child-size wash mitts designed for "little hands” that enable children to master personal hygiene skills. While parents teach children how to wash with BellyLaf’s coordinated Grippees™ adult wash mitts, children model after Mom and Dad by using MiniMitts. MiniMitts incorporate SmartShapes™, geometric shapes of colorful circles, squares, triangles and stars that are combined together to create clever characters that appeal to kids and parents alike. They are made with an ultra-soft, eco-friendly bamboo/cotton blend. "MiniMitts teach children bathing independence and make bath time an interactive and learning experience. The SmartShapes™ appliqué designs on the top of each mitt allow parents to teach children about shapes and colors," Denise West of BellyLaf told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 7, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20591      (added 9/19/2008)
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Wholesale Price: (Log in to view)
Age Range: 0 and up
SKU or Item #: 896661002008
Launch Date: September 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Bath
Eco-Friendly
Safety



Patent-pending Grippees are designed to help parents bathe children with confidence and reduce risk of injury. Grippees' clear, soft and non-toxic silicone gripping dots are strategically placed on the palm of each wash mitt and aid in holding slippery children as you wash or move them in and out of the bathtub. Colorful embroidered appliqué designs incorporate SmartShapes™, bright and cheery geometric characters that make bathing time fun and interactive for all. The product is made with an ultra-soft, eco-friendly bamboo/cotton blend. Grippees wash mitts actually solves a problem with its clever gripping system. Everyone on the planet that has bathed a child knows how slippery they are. "Bathroom accidents occur every day in American households involving children. Having wash mitts that wash as well as aid in safely holding the child is an ideal combination. The bamboo/cotton blend makes it perfect for delicate skin," Denise West of BellyLaf told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 7, 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20590      (added 9/19/2008)
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