Enrich a child's knowledge with this Odyssey Magic Talking Farm Learning Toy. Watch as he or she giggles while playing and learning at the same time. The Learning Magic Talking Barnyard Learning Toy by Odyssey includes a Magic farm barn and pasture; six farm figures (farmer, horse, cow, chicken and sheep); and six learning modes, including Number, Color, Counting, Characters and Quiz modes. "This educational toy is not sold in big-box stores," assured Sal Irigoyen, president of Odyssey Marketing. Launch date: 6/1/2008
This blazing-fast, four-wheel drive marine car runs on the ground and on grass, sand, ice and even water. It’s a remote-controlled all-terrain 4x4 and a speedboat in one. The waterproof wireless radio handset can be used up to 70' from the vehicle, which can do 360-degree spins. The product features twin turbo props and precision grip wheels, and comes with a 9V battery and pack. Launch date: October 1, 2006. — “Our neat stuff is geared to the younger crowd — 15 and under — but I’ve got to tell you, in a lot of cases, dad and son wind up fighting about who's going to use that particular stunt car. There's a child in all of us,” President Sal Irigoyen of Odyssey Marketing told TDmonthly.
An add-on to the Pirate Scapes series of interconnecting play sets, this set features Stede Bonnet who escapes through a hidden door. He suffers the company of a removable rat and spider that can fit through the playset’s bars. The product sells for less than $20.00. — Katie Frederick, owner of The Wooden Rainbow in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, said this line is extremely popular right now. — Jean Zoeller, co-founder of Toys & More in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., said that although she does not carry these in her store, she has heard good things about the line. — A number of other retailers mentioned that pirate products in general are extremely popular these days.
Packs of three of the company’s popular poseable figures are packaged in exciting themes, such as Pirate Adventures, Space Heroes, Medieval Knights and American Patriots. Each figure comes with realistic accessories, and the packs also contain biographical information on each character, making collecting fun and educational. - Aire Norell