TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Electronics Product Category
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KidVenture Interactive Ride-on Toy
by KidVentureKidVenture will unlock the full potential of ride-on toys. This is more than just a stop and go driving experience! KidVenture vehicles respond to interactive accessories to create live action games. These games grow with your child, providing purpose and challenge for a whole new way to play and a new experience every time. The KidVenture concept is currently being presented to a number of potential licensees within the ride-on market. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT YET AVAILABLE: SEEKING LICENSEE. Pitched at Toy Fair 2008.
3/21/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bulls-Eye Baseball Game
by HASBRO INC.
The four-game electronic unit features talking, automatic scoring and ballgame sounds. A convenient snap-in storage tray houses ten metal balls. Three AA batteries are required. 3/19/2008 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Pet's Eye View Camera
by UNCLE MILTON INDUSTRIES INC.
The small and lightweight digital camera attaches easily to pet collars, recording the world from the eyes of one’s pet. The camera contains a USB cord and a self timer that can be set to snap photos at one, five or fifteen-minute intervals. 3/18/2008 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Hannah Montana Harmony Headboard
by DELTA ENTERPRISE CORP.
This denim headboard has accent stitching in metallic silver and purple, plus rhinestone inlay and LED lights behind an appliqué guitar. Girls can connect their MP3 player to the dock and then listen to music through the two speakers and an amplified sub woofer. Launch date: Summer 2008. 3/17/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Cypher by COLD FUSION ENTERTAINMENT
The electronic and interactive reading pen speaks aloud and makes other sounds when held over words or pictures. The pen works only with specially designed, corresponding books. Launch date: Late summer 2008. 3/10/2008 (Price: $24.99)
Stars Wars mimobot - Boba Fett
by MIMOCO INC.
This designer USB flash drive is available in 1-, 2- and 4-gigabyte models that come preloaded with Star Wars content, including screensavers, wallpapers and avatars. Respective MSRPs for the different memory capacities are $49.95, $69.95 and $109.95. 3/7/2008 (Price: $49.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Tag Reading System
The electronic reading pen contains a small infrared camera that recognizes letters, words and symbols printed on the pages of Tag books. The pen delivers audio, games and activities that correspond with the specific book the child is reading. Tag's 16MB memory capacity allows it to hold up to five books at any given time. Tag also tells parents which words kids are reading well, and documents the amount of time kids spend reading.
— As of 8.03.2010, this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 43 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 50 in the top 100 best-selling toys and games. PROS
: Educational, entertaining and portable. CONS
: Requires a computer with USB port and CD device. Is not compatible with some MAC computer systems. 2/27/2008 (Price: $49.99)
by iTOYS INC.
This full-color, electronic handheld game doubles as a pedometer, and each step a child takes grants him one point for game play in the three-dimensional ME2 world online. Kids create their own avatar (more than 1 million designs available through combinations of various features) and can interact with other players online, where they might, for example, challenge others to a race. Six colors are available. Launch date: August 2008. 2/27/2008 (Price: $34.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by SILVERLIT TOYS
This 1:12-scale motorcycle with rider is designed with auto-stable technology in order to stay upright and lean into turns, simulating realistic driving action. It features spring suspension, digital proportional steering and speed control, a throttle-rate selector and a steering-trim-system. It operates on a 4.8V Ni-MH rechargeable battery and 27 MHz FM modulation radio control. 2/19/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Leapster2 Learning Game System
The handheld system provides children with fun activities and rewards that encourage continued play while allowing parents to see what their child is learning and share in their accomplishments. The system features auto-levels that adjust games to fit each child’s particular skills and progress, so children are appropriately challenged.
— As of 1.06.2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 51 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 17 on the top 100 bestselling toys and games. Pros:
Very soft; appeals to girls of all ages. Good quality and multi-purpose. Cons:
Difficult to wash and gets dirty easily. 2/19/2008 (Price: $69.99)
Pig E Bank-Pink Edition with LCD
by THE LEARNING JOURNEY INTERNATIONAL
Kids of all ages love the traditional treasure of a piggy bank. Pig E Bank takes this tradition to a new level. When you place a coin in the bank, he will tell you what coin you have deposited and then he will ask for more! The LCD Screen will also tally your deposits and tell you what your bank balance is! You can also adjust your balance when you make a withdrawal. Need to access your deposited funds? Simply press his nose and watch his mouth drop open to release the coins. Pig E Bank is a great tool to teach kids to recognize coin values and count money while saving their pennies. Requires three “AA” batteries (included). Recommended for ages three years and up. 2/5/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by PRESSMAN TOY CORP.
The game combines the quiz show “Jeopardy!” with ESPN and features over 1,000 sports themed “Jeopardy!” answers. Categories include “ESPN’s Players You Love to Hate,” “Ballparks & Arenas,” “ESPN Personalities,” “NBA Head Coaches” and much more. The game box includes a standing answer board, an electronic buzz-in unit with four different sports-themed sounds and an ESPN-themed final “Jeopardy!” timer. Launch date: Fall 2008. 1/31/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Electro Shot Shooting Gallery
by POOF-SLINKY INC.
The arcade action shooting gallery features an enclosed shooting area for safe play. Pellets are enclosed at all times, with single or rapid-fire shooting options available. Launch date: February 2008. 1/31/2008 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Digital Arts & Crafts Studio
by FISHER-PRICE INC.
This set allows kids to play and create works of art on their computer. They can use the included stylus as a pencil, a paintbrush, a crayon, a stamper and more. The digital studio comes with a USB cable connection and software installation CD-ROM. Additional arts and crafts projects are available on other Digital Arts & Crafts Studio software. This program is compatible with Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. 1/29/2008 (Price: $50.00)
by TECHNO SOURCE
This game is an electronic version of the rummy-like card game, and allows players to take on one to three computer-controlled opponents. The game features a sleek, portable design, an illuminated touch screen with adjustable contrast, adjustable volume and two play modes. Launch date: February 2008. 1/18/2008 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Barbie™ Shopping Time™ Cash Register
by MATTEL INC.
Kids can play pretend shopping with this cash register play set. The set includes “scanner,” play money, pretend cards, a built in microphone and more. Batteries are included. 1/18/2008 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
360 Degree World Atlas
by 360° GIZMOS
The world's first interactive 360 Degree World Atlas will allow children to wander through penguin rookeries in Antarctica and stand in awe of the giant Moai statues on Easter Island. More than 1,000 Virtual Tours of the world's most incredible destinations are featured on this educational DVD software. Combining maps and Virtual Reality, viewers can travel around the world in just a few clicks of their computer mouse. 360 Degree Photographer Everen T. Brown traveled more than 1 million miles to create this unique piece of interactive software that lets children become world explorers, creating their own passport and even going on a Global Scavenger Hunt, finding answers hidden in the images. ( Watch Video)
1/17/2008 (Price: $89.95)
360 Degree Virtual Reality Camera
by 360° GIZMOS
This revolutionary new camera will allow kids to capture and create full 360-degree panoramic images that can be converted into Virtual Reality (VR) Images and viewed on a computer. They can also be shared online through one click Virtual Reality programming and posted on a special website. Another feature will let one print these long, skinny images. With the 360-degree capability, everything is captured in a true "you-are-there" photo. How about am image from a birthday party that has everyone in one shot? Or creating Virtual Tours of your neighborhood to share with other kids halfway around the world? The possibilities for fun and education are endless with a camera that puts everything in one interesting image. 1/17/2008 (Price: $129.95)
The Submissive Jesus Prayer Answering Talking Head
by PIRROMOUNT PRODUCTS
The 8” talking head will say one of 100 random replies when the crown of thorns on his head is twisted. Launch date: March 2007.
— “There is absolutely nothing else like this currently on the market,” Mark Pirro, creator of the Submissive Jesus at Pirromount Products, told TDmonthly
. 1/2/2008 (Price: $29.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Spiderwick Chronicles - Interactive Seeing Stone
by iTOYS INC.
The electronic game, based on the movie “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” looks somewhat like a monocle and allows players to see, hear, search and capture creatures from the movie. The Seeing Stone features overlays of digital Spiderwick creatures that can be seen through the device’s proprietary electronic effects. The unit makes use of Collimator Sight & Mirror Reflection FX technology for realistic movie effects in a hand-held game. Launch date: February 2008.
— Sales depend "on what movie is coming out.… Their Spiderwick Chronicles will sell well,” predicted Gary Timmerding of Johnny’s Toys in Covington, Ky., in early 2008. ( Watch Video)
12/19/2007 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by MEGA BRANDS
The iCoaster combines sight, sound and speed with extreme magnetic force, high-tech design and ultra-cool physics. Each track features hidden magnets, causing the metal ball to move along the track performing stunts and passing through sensors to trigger a beat or song. Kids can build the suggested extreme coaster configurations and use the pre-included sounds, or use their imagination to build their own track and plug in their digital music players and use their own songs. This product is a winner of numerous awards, including a 2007 iParenting Media Award, Fall 2007 Parent’s Choice Award, 2007 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval Award and Parents Magazine Best Toys for the Holidays Award. “The iCoaster is the perfect toy to promote creativity, allowing kids to construct a visual and technological masterpiece,” Carine Sroujian of Mega Brands told TDmonthly
. Launch date: September 2007. ( Watch Video)
12/18/2007 (Price: $79.99)
Light Sensor Kit
by MR BOARD INC.
For ages 10 and up, the Light Sensor Kit teaches how to create circuits that activate using a light sensor. This kit utilizes the magnetic breadboard making the circuit easy to build and enjoyable at the same time. 12/14/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
MR Board 200 Breadboard
by MR BOARD INC.
This magnetic circuit board is fun and easy to use for any child that loves science. It helps children gain more knowledge of how the circuit of electricity flows. The board is safe and easy to transport to and from school, and can be used for fun, for science fair projects, and much more. Launch date: January 2008. 12/14/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Merriam-Webster Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
by FRANKLIN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS
This dictionary is a comprehensive resource for crossword and word puzzle enthusiasts. Instantly target desired words by searching for them alphabetically, by number of letters or by common categories. Launch date: January 2008. 12/5/2007 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Speaking Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by FRANKLIN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS
The electronic dictionary is designed to help business professionals or students communicate effectively. The handheld device is both a comprehensive language reference tool and planner all in one. It speaks clear and concise definitions and includes a local/world clock, built-in organizer, calculator and currency/metric converter. Launch date: August 2007. 12/5/2007 (Price: $99.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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