TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Electronics Product Category
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by ALEN CORP.
Named Respiratory Management Magazine's "New Product of the Year" for 2009, Paralda is an eco-friendly, RoHS compliant, Energy Star rated HEPA UV air purifier with 99.97-percent air cleaning efficiency. It is designed for babies and children's rooms because it contains zero lead components and is quiet. Its UV lamp is designed to last up to five years and sterilizes airborne viruses that cause the flu. It is available in the following colors: Bamboo Green, Twilight or Espresso. "Paralda was the first HEPA UV air purifier in the U.S. market to meet strict green standards — it is environmentally friendly by meeting all RoHS requirements and is Energy Star rated — using less energy than a standard light bulb," Ria Romano, PR manager for Alen Corp., told TDmonthly
. Launch date: January 15, 2009. ( Watch Video)
7/19/2009 (Price: $499.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Healing Owl from PC Forest
by STRAPYA NEXT CO. LTD.
This USB Owl bobbles its head. It measures 5.5 cm and is available in white, gray, pink and brown. Launch date: May 6, 2009. 7/17/2009 (Price: $24) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Banpresto Face Bank - Takada Collection
by STRAPYA NEXT CO. LTD.
This monkey-faced bank eats and saves coins. The size is approximately 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm. Launch date: June 6, 2009. 7/17/2009 (Price: $23) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Star Wars Force Trainer
by UNCLE MILTON INDUSTRIES INC.
Utilizing NeuroSky's ThinkGear technology, the product allows kids to practice their Jedi Master skills, actually using their mind to control movement of a ball. Users wear a headset that measures and interprets brainwave activity, transferring it to the 10" training tower where a sphere moves up and down. It includes Star Wars sound effects and 15 levels of training. Launch date: July 2009. 7/13/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Zippity Learning System
This TV-based gaming system for preschoolers combines full-body movement, music, education and fun. Combining LeapFrog’s learning products expertise with Disney’s storytelling heritage and preschool TV programs, the system lets kids bring the fun of Playhouse Disney to life at their house. As they groove and play, kids can gain a greater understanding of core preschool skills such as math, language and music. The Zippity system leads kids through eight lively learning games that use an interactive mat for lower-body movement, such as running, dancing, jumping and marching, and a tummy-high joystick, or “bopper,” for upper-body action, such as moving left, right, forward and back. The easy-to-use system with eight learning activities pre-loaded—comes with a foldable mat and bopper, which interacts wirelessly with the Zippity console. Launch date: August 2009. 6/29/2009 (Price: $79.99)
Got It! Reading & Math Game by Learning Resources
by LEARNING RESOURCES INC.
Got It Reading & Math Game is a two-sided electronic game with two arcade-style joysticks. Word and math questions appear on the screen and players move their cursors to “grab” the correct answers before they are eaten up by the opponent or the friendly monster (also offers solo play). It features bonus rounds, volume control, automatic shut-off and two headphone jacks that allow quiet play. It includes Activity Guide and an AC adapter is available separately. "This game provides the option of either a reading or a math game, providing immediate feedback and play for one or two players," Nancy Davies, group account director for Salmon Borre Group, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: May 15, 2009. 6/29/2009 (Price: $47.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by LEARNING RESOURCES INC.
An electronic dice roll gives players a target number, and kids (or parents) race to add or subtract the light-up numbers one through 9 at their station. Once a player has used all of his numbers, he's scored a knockout. Players can also train for matches in solo mode. The announcer’s voice, starting bell and roaring crowd send fighters into the ring ready to rumble. It features volume control and automatic shut-off, and includes an Activity Guide. An AC adapter is available separately. Launch date: April 2, 2009. 6/29/2009 (Price: $42.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bilingual Super Notebook II
This product is bilingual (English/Spanish) with a total of 140 activities. All activities are designed with a Web-browser format and user-friendly screen-scrolling function to enhance young users' computer skills. It has built-in, one-touch keys for direct access to main modes with real laptop simulated applications included. It's created to help kids learn grammar, math, drawing, logic, music, translation and personal organization. "[A] unique circular touch panel allows for quick file search," Jackie Tam, senior sales manager for Hanzawa, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: October 2009. 6/29/2009 (Price: $39.99)
Schoenhut® 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 (Price: $115.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by KARDANDAK ENTERPRISES LLC
Whenever there is an awkward pause, individuals can push the button on the key chain-sized theCRICKETtoy™ to hear "Chirp. Chirp." (crickets chirping). "There really is no other item out there like this designed for those awkward moments. It's a great conversation piece and it gets people asking, "Hey, where did you get that?" That's GREAT marketing and branding with multiple impressions throughout the week!" Jeff Anderson, owner of Kardandak Enterprises LLC, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: November 5, 2008. ( Watch Video)
6/11/2009 (Price: $5.00)
mark-my-time™ Neon Digital Bookmark
by MARK-MY-TIME LLC
Mark-my-time digital bookmarks in neon blue, green and purple are fun and easy to use. A simple and easy way to monitor reading times for either a countdown session with alarm or cumulative sessions monitoring and storing up to 100 hours of achieved reading time. 6/11/2009 (Price: $8.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MOBI Technologies, Inc.
The MobiCam AV is compact, portable and multi-functional. It is a color, handheld, 900 MHz, wireless monitoring system designed specifically for easy mobility — of both the camera and monitor — so that the MobiCam AV system can be moved to virtually any location within the home, office or other environment, instantly. It has a transmission range of up to 300', automatic see-in-the-dark night vision, and the ability to connect the monitor to a TV or other audio-video device. "The MobiCam AV has an optional Internet Kit. The MobiCam Anywhere Software broadcasts the full-motion images and sound from the camera in real time to a personalized, secure website that you create," Andrew Buckband, national sales manager for MOBI Technologies, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: November 2008. 4/27/2009 (Price: $159.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Game Vault 6 and Game Vault 12
by DAZE PRODUCTS INC.
Game Vault is the second generation from the original Game Chamber. The Game Vault is a storage organizer designed to prevent the loss of games. "The Game Vault makes the child put back the game they are playing before another game will come out. This prevents the game finding [its] way under the car seat, couch or on the plane ... sav[ing] parent hundreds of dollars," Michael Rosenberg, CEO of Daze Products, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: March 2009. 4/27/2009 (Price: $12.99)
mark-my-time Bright Digital Bookmark
by MARK-MY-TIME LLC
These digital timing bookmarks allow kids to track their nightly reading homework minutes for school or for the summer library reading programs. The bookmark now includes a 60-second timer for fluency checks. "Its unique, patented design allows for both count-up and count-down timing and removes the dreaded, 'Am I done yet?' from the nightly homework routine. The bookmark's price point makes it an ideal add-on sale for the specialty retail market," Owner Maureen Farinella of Mark-My-Time told TDmonthly
. It has received the following awards: iParenting Media, National Parenting Center, Mr. Dad, Teachers' Choice, Family Review Center, Creative Child Magazine, and Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom. Launch date: February 17, 2009. 3/12/2009 (Price: $8.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Rubik's Revolution Titanium Edition
by TECHNO SOURCE
New and improved, this special edition updates the best-selling TIA 2008 T.O.T.Y. Game of the Year with new features to improve game play, more challenges to master, and a cool metal look and texture for a better grip. Packed with speed games and brainteasers everyone can play, the Titanium Edition features six electronic games that test speed and smarts, save high scores, and track progress. 3/11/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by TECHNO SOURCE
Animal Yakkers™ are electronic toys that make kids feel as if they're on a farm, as they emit hilarious sounds of their favorite animals. Give them a shake and hear the wackiest animals on the funny farm start YAKKIN away. The faster you shake them, the funnier they sound. Yakkers come in three popular farm animals: cow, pig, and lamb. 3/11/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
EarlyStar Animal Snackers
by INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS LLC
These electronic feeding bowls make fun animal sounds as baby eats. The bowl is activated by the "magic spoon" and makes one of four sounds each time the spoon leaves the bowl. "The feeding bowl is dishwasher safe. Also, a large suction cup holds the base firmly in place, making it great for self-feeding," Nicole Tiedemann, PR account executive for International Playthings, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: February 15, 2009. 2/27/2009 (Price: $24.99)
OK to Wake! Clock - Flower Design
by AMERICAN INNOVATIVE LLC
The clock glows green signaling to children that it is now okay to wake up. Great for parents who want to maximize their available sleeping time. This clock features the flower faceplate. 2/27/2009
OK to Wake! Clock - Bug Design
by AMERICAN INNOVATIVE LLC
The clock glows green signaling to children that it is now okay to wake up. Great for parents who want to maximize their available sleeping time. This clock features the bug faceplate. 2/27/2009
by NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
Just as the Nintendo Wii redefined game control, the upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory will push it even further. The accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and tracks players' arm position and orientation. Every slight movement made with the wrist or arm is rendered identically in real time on the screen. 2/27/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Zap & Learn Why Writer
by LEARNING CURVE
Featuring a grow-with-me curriculum that keeps children engaged and challenged as their literacy skills grow and develop, the Zap & Learn Why Writer is a motion-activated handheld learning aid that combines role play and learning. It has two learning modes and focuses on word recognition and comprehension. 2/25/2009 (Price: $19.99)
by MATTEL INC.
This brain-powered game challenges users to move a ball through an obstacle course using the power of the mind. It comes with a three-sensor headset that measures brainwave activity and determines the user's level of concentration. The game unit features a fan that blows more powerfully to lift the ball as focus increases. Launch date: 2009. 2/19/2009 (Price: $80.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by iTOYS INC.
KENKEN is an arithmetic-based puzzle game that, like sudoku, is played on a grid using numbers. It goes“beyond sudoku,” however, by taking the puzzle one step further and incorporating math skills, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Game play ranges from very easy to extremely difficult. “The hardest ones could challenge even Einstein,” said Robert Fuhrer, the New York businessman whose company, Nextoy™, licenses and markets the puzzle worldwide. iToys’ all-new KENKEN game offers thousands of puzzles on 3x3 to 6x6 grids.KENKEN was launched in 2004 by puzzle master and teacher extraordinaire Tetsuya Miyamoto, quickly becoming Japan’s hottest brain game. U.S. launch date: February 2009. 2/9/2009 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Dora the Explorer Music to Go Digital Music Player
by PUBLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Children can sing along with their favorite characters using their own detachable digital MP3 player! Each book spread features the lyrics of four songs, each with its own icon. The child can select the corresponding icon on their MP3 player to hear the song. The MP3 player includes Play, Shuffle, and Stop buttons. On the LCD screen, a simple animated icon – one for each of the 20 songs – is also displayed. 2/5/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
DGT Electronic Chessboard
by DGT NORTH AMERICA
The DGT Electronic Chessboard is an accurate and fast chess-move input device for the computer paired with a wood board. You can play against your favorite chess program or an Internet opponent, plus broadcast chess games over the Internet. The games are automatically stored in the board's memory during play and can be retrieved later as PGN. The beautiful, inlaid-wood board features official FIDE tournament-size squares (5.5 x 5.5 cm) and is only 1.8 cm thick (the same as a normal chessboard). The board comes with classic Staunton wooden chess pieces with a king height of 95mm (3.75"). The board can also be connected to a DGT XL Clock (not included). 1/13/2009 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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