December 2013 | Vol. XII - No. 12
Green Tone Beginner Drum Set by HOHNER
Four instruments on a central base perfect for the budding Ringo Starr: Two removable drums, bright cymbal and multi-timbre wood block add to the array of sounds kids can make. 12.5” Ergonomically designed Mangowood base fits easily on a lap or table. Includes pair of wooden mallets. Closed box with handle.
11/22/2013 (MSRP: $60.00; Age: 3 and Up)
5 PIECE DRUM SET by SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
The perfect instrument for a JUNIOR ROCK STAR. Delivers great sound and incorporates many of the same features as a full-sized professional drum set. Built to last, constructed of high-quality hardwood shells and sturdy chrome-plated steel hardware. 8” Mounted Tom Drum & 10" Mounted Snare Drum, tunable w/ precision, adjustable, double-braced mounting arm 16” Bass Drum, tunable w/ two stabilizers for adjustable angle 10" Crash/Ride Cymbal, tunable, adjustable, Bass Drum Pedal, adjustable spring action Assembly required. Includes: Easy set-up instructions w/ illustrations, adjustable padded foam seat, tuning key, drum sticks. 8/28/2007 (Age: 6 to 12)
Rody Max by TMI TOYMARKETING INTERNATIONAL INC.
Made in Italy, Gymnic’s Rody Max is a favorite with children and adults. It is the same as our popular Rody Horse, but for kids and adults (ages 5 years and up). It is used to learn balancing and coordination while hopping on their Rody. Used in Therapy for special needs children due to its softness and ride-on qualities. Made of heavy duty, latex-free vinyl. Inflates according to size and weight of child. Is surface washable with soap and water. Rody Max is available in Orange, Red and Blue.
( Watch Video) 7/11/2008 (MSRP: $125.00; Age: 5 and Up)
Rhino Hero by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Rhino Hero is out and about again. The super hero from the animal world fearlessly scales the highest houses looking for burglars and rogues. He is as strong as a lion and as smart as a fox but also as heavy as a rhinoceros. So even the most robust multi-story buildings may start to wobble. Kids must try to help Rhino Hero accomplish his wobbly mission and build a skyscraper as tall and solid as possible. A heroic 3D-stacking game for 2-5 super heroes ages 5-99. Available with English packaging. 3/22/2012 (MSRP: $12.00; Age: 5 and Up)
Green Tones Temple Wood Blocks by HOHNER
Rubberwood blocks with five different pitches for fun rhythmic play. When struck with a mallet the blocks sound higher or lower depending on their size – the smaller the block the higher the pitch. 12.5” ergonomically designed Mangowood base fits easily in your lap or on a table. Includes pair of wood mallets. According to Brett Sommers of Figpickels Toy Emporium in Coer D’Alene Idaho, not only do the toys have musical value, but kids are attracted to the bright, candy-like colors. Retail box will hang.
11/22/2013 (MSRP: $50.00; Age: 3 and Up)
SchoenhutŪ Electric Guitar by SCHOENHUT PIANO COMPANY
This could be a first guitar for kids and a travel guitar for players of all ages. It includes eight dot position inlays, 1/4 pin pickup, and a silkscreen logo. No assembly is required. Launch date: August 2009. 6/29/2009 (MSRP: $115.99; Age: 6 and Up)
Rody Horse by TMI TOYMARKETING INTERNATIONAL INC.
Gymnic Line’s Rody Horse is a favorite with children to learn balancing and coordination while they hop on it. (A base is available for transforming to a Rocking Rody Horse.) Rody is used in therapy for handicapped children, owing to its softness and ride-on qualities. Made of super-strong, latex-free vinyl, Rody inflates according to the size and weight of a child with a hand or foot pump. The maximum inflated height to “saddle” is 12". Rody is recommended for kids ages 3 and up, with adult supervision.
Awards: A TDmonthly Classics Award for being an all-time favorite toy.
— As of 7/21/2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 145 reviews on Amazon.com.
— “We do more Rody Horse [than any other physical fitness toy]. They look like a horse. They’re more unique and kids love them,” said Jenny Goodlund, manager of JT Puffin’s in Madison, Wis.
— Jennifer Blacklock, sales and marketing representative for Toymarketing International, told TDmonthly, “Even though the Rody is for 2- to 4-year-olds, my 7-year-old rides it and loves it. He plays games with it with his little brother. It’s just a really good toy that teaches balance and coordination. It’s fun exercise — what we need more of in this society today.”
( Watch Video) 1/25/2006 (MSRP: $49.00; Age: 3 and Up)
Secret Code 13 + 4 by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Tonight is the the night the secret mission "Amun Re" beings! The team, made up of four cunning secret agents, breaks into the museum and, thanks to their precise calculations, cracks the tricky codes of the security system. Be it through addition or subtraction, multiplication or division, the numbers on the dice have to be combined so that the results coincide with the code numbers. Who will be the first to overcome all the light barriers to get hold of the precious Amun Re mask? 12/2/2013 (MSRP: $21.99; Age: 6 and Up)
Green Tones Melody Glockenspiel by HOHNER
12.5" ergonomically designed eco-friendly Mangowood base fits easily on a lap or table. Eight precision tuned bars in the C major diatonic scale provide an authentic musical experience that never sounds tinny. Includes pair of wood mallets. 11/22/2013 (MSRP: $45.00; Age: 3 and Up)
Loco Lingo Fastgrasp by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
This is a game packed full with ideas and suggestions, stories, riddles, and poems all about the pieces included. It is a fun way to aid development of language skills, imagination, concentration, and reactions. For 1-6 players and a reader. Please note: This game can be played without the other games in the Ratz Fatz series. 12/2/2013 (MSRP: $23.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Green Tones Stirring Xylophone by HOHNER
5.5” Rubberwood stirring xylophone. Wooden mallet stirred inside xylophone creates soothing soft sounds. Includes hanging header card.
— Crisi Chapman, co-owner of Dear Friends & Children in Duncan, Ok., told TDmonthly in a March 2015 survey that wooden instruments from Hohner are her store's best-selling eco-friendly toys. 11/22/2013 (MSRP: $15.00; Age: 3 and Up)
Loco Lingo Kindergarten by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Experience how exciting a day at nursery can be with your children! When a story, poem, or a riddle is being read aloud, children have to listen carefully. Is an object on the table mentioned or is this object being looked for in the riddle? Think quickly and grab the object! Helps to develop concentration, language skills, and reactions. For 1-6 players ages 3 years and up, and a reader. Please note: This game can be played separately, i.e. without "Ratz Fatz" or "Ratzolino." 12/2/2013 (MSRP: $11.99; Age: 3 and Up)
Green Tones Square Tone Drum by HOHNER
6” eco-friendly Rubberwood tone drum with 4 grooved tone chambers that produce warm and appealing rhythms when struck. Includes child safe rubber mallet. Open box will hang. 11/22/2013 (MSRP: $30.00; Age: 3 and Up)
My Very First Games- Counting Fun by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Watch the fun add up with My Very First Games - Counting Fun from HABA! Farmer Tim wants to check that everything is in order on the meadow and feed clover leaves to the animal kids! But the rascals are playing tag and happily frolic about! Farmer Tim soon loses track. Can you help Tim count and feed the animal kids? A bouncy counting game for ages 2 and up! 12/2/2013 (MSRP: $28.99; Age: 2 and Up)
Marcel Memory Game by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
Bury your hand inside Marcel's tummy, touch the cards, discover the different hidden materials, and match up the pairs! A memory game for ages 2 and up! The circles on each card have a different fabric, creating a sensory aspect to the game! Children can match up pairs by touching and feeling the cards while they are inside the bag. They can also be matched up visually, by comparing the cute critters on them. Marcel the owl is a soft, plush drawstring bag for perfect storage of the game pieces and he can also be a friendly stuffed animal to play with on his own! 12/2/2013 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 2 and Up)
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