TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Electronic Games Product Category
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4M Kidz Labs - Doorbell Making Kit
Learn about electromagnetism and transform a metal screw into a magnetic hammer. Complete an electric circuit with it to construct this handy doorbell. Use it in your room as a cool science gadget. Contents base board, bell, coil cover, L-shaped cover, battery cover, hammer, coil, adjuster holder, hammer holder, washer screw, screws, adjuster, wire with metal ring,
long screw and nut, terminal caps and detailed instructions. (Doorbell will be about 16.5cm in length. Also required but not provided: 2 x 1.5V AA battery and a small crosshead screwdriver.)Awards: 2015 TDmonthly Top Toy Award
7/31/2015 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Light-Up Air Power Soccer Disk
by CAN YOU IMAGINE
Air Powered Light Up Soccer Disc by Can You Imagine
Can You Imagine presents the Light-Up Air Power Soccer Disk, the amazing new disk that turns nearly any smooth surface into a sport court, indoors or outdoors. Use it on low-pile carpeting, wood floors, sidewalks and driveways there's just no end to the ways you can play.
— Helen Santosuosso, owner of Village Toy Shop
in North Easton, Mass., told TDmonthly
in a November 2014 survey that the Light-Up Air Power Soccer Disk is one of their store's top-2 best-selling flying toys. 11/24/2014 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bump N Go Jet
by MASTER TOYS AND NOVELTIES, INC.
High performance toy jet plane that makes sound and lights up. Batteries not included.
— Crisi Chapman, owner of Dear Friends & Children in Duncan, Ok., told TDmonthly
in a July 2014 survey that Master Toys Bump N Go vehicles are one of their store's top-2 best-selling electronic / battery operated toys. 7/30/2014 (Price: $12.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Simon Electronic Carabiner
The classic electronic game of memory is back in a take anywhere carabiner format. Ever-increasing sequences of lights and sounds command your response. Keep the pattern and you just might beat Simon™! HASBRO and its logo and SIMON are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. 2009 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved. Requires 3 AG-13 button cell batteries, included. Measures 7.62” x 6.12” x 1.25” in pkg. Ages 7 & up.
— Dean Smith, owner of JaZams in Princeton, N.J. told TDmonthly
in a July 2014 survey that the Simon Electronic Carabiner was one of their store's top-2 best-selling electronic / battery operated toys. 7/30/2014
Boogie Board Original 10.5
by IMPROV ELECTRONICS
Say Goodbye to Paper! The Original Boogie Board 10.5 LCD eWriter is Ultra light (8.1 oz.) and thin (1/4"). The Boogie Board 10.5 gives you more room to write important messages, solve complex equations or create a masterpiece. Your young student will also like the extra space for writing, arithmetic and drawing practice. The Boogie Board eWriter’s pressure-sensitive LCD writing surface creates lines of different thickness based on how hard you push - just like paper and pen. 1/20/2014 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
1D Light Up Cell Phone Case
by THE WISH FACTORY
Directioners light up the world with the 1D Light Up iPhone Case that lights up and changes colors for calls and texts. Taking fashion to the next level, the hard plastic case protects fans’ phones while keeping up with the hottest fashion trends. It’s the “one thing” that every Directioner needs. The case fits all iPhone 4 and 4S model phones. Battery included. Launch date: June 2013. 1/8/2013 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Flash & Furious
by PATCH PRODUCTS INC.
Are you ready to be flashed? Everyone hears the question and thinks it’s soooo easy, but once the random 2-second flasher gets going, you could be caught off guard or even left speechless. You gotta be ready for surprise turns and stolen answers in this frantically fast, fantastically fun game! Contents: Flasher, 588 questions on 98 cards, 2 blank cards, rules. Includes: 3 AAA replaceable batteries. 12/13/2012
mg Wi-Fi App Gaming System
by PLAYMG INC
The first dedicated, pocketable Wi-Fi app gaming system for the Android market. Kids won’t even want Mom’s smartphone anymore. The MG is the first of its kind – an Android gaming system designed just for young people. Now get more than 60,000 app games; a 4-inch touch screen; cool and slim pocketable design; and a simple easy way for kids to load it with parents’ money...or their own. It’s designed for kids, designed for games, designed for some serious, and not-so-serious play. Play MG and get More Game. 12/4/2012 (Price: $149.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Big Cool USA Coloring Book
by GALLOPADE INTERNATIONAL
The Big Cool USA Coloring Book is fun for all ages. Visuals provide a great backdrop to learn more about our country's history, landmarks, scenic places, symbols, prominent historic characters and more. Launch date: 2007. 10/19/2012 (Price: $3.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC.
With the television and the Wii U GamePad working as two integrated screens, Wii U creates unique possibilities for gaming, allowing ''asymmetric'' game play where each player can have different goals, challenges and views within the same shared gaming experience. Miiverse is a brand-new network communication system that lets gamers from around the world share experiences, discuss games and discover new content. Using their personalized Mii character, players enter Miiverse and see games, applications or entertainment content that either they have interacted with recently, expressed interest in learning more about or that their friends are using or discussing. In addition to the previously announced touch-screen and motion controls, the Wii U GamePad was redesigned and improved from its reveal in 2011. The new form factor offers players dual analog stick controls and can be used as a remote control for users' TVs, even while the Wii U console is turned off. Nintendo also announced availability of the Wii U Pro Controller as a separate peripheral. All game discs for the Wii system are compatible with Wii U, and the system will support controllers for the Wii system. Launch date: November 18, 2012. 9/19/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The new MobiGo 2 Touch Learning System by V Tech is a multi-functional educational handheld system that allows kids to enjoy on-the-go play and hone their creativity all while learning basic skills such as math, vocabulary, spelling, reading, logic, drawing and more. MobiGo 2 has two new ways to play: it comes equipped with a motion sensor and microphone, in addition to the touchscreen. The motion sensor provides total game control, allowing kids to create action movements within games and programs while playing. The microphone provides different methods of game play. Kids can blow into the microphone to move objects, blow off dust, or initiate other special effects. Or they can speak into it to give a command or trigger an action. The QWERTY keyboard helps kids become familiar with a keyboard layout. Additionally, the handheld system functions as an e-reader, photo album, photo viewer, art studio, coloring book, and comes pre-loaded with three great games that take advantage of the product’s many features. The expanded onboard memory allows kids to store more fun, and there are more than 80 other apps available for download at the VTech Learning Lodge Navigator.Awards:
2012 Dr. Toy 100 Best Toys 9/11/2012 (Price: $59.99)
by MGA ENTERTAINMENT
The iTikes Map and companion app are jam-packed with great content. The map comes with a smart-pen that recognizes images on the map. Through the eyes of the iDevice camera and technology of Augmented Reality, the map virtually turns into a lifelike playground. Compatible with all iDevices. Awards:
2012 Dr. Toy 100 Best Toys 9/11/2012 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Count and Learn ATM Machine
by THE LEARNING JOURNEY INTERNATIONAL
Our count and learn ATM machine will guide children through the grown up world of banking. With three play modes and five different coin values it encourages kids to go to the bank, count coins and determine values. Kids will have a great time inserting the ATM card and entering the PIN number to deposit and release their coins. Requires two "AA" batteries (included). Launch date: 2012. 9/7/2012 (Price: $34.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by EXIM GAMES
EXIM Games is introducing the world's first and only board game with integrated game play through the use of an Apple iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, patent pending. Only EXIM Games can give kids the ability to use the unique xPirate board game with multiple Apps and mobile platforms. Welcome to xPirate. Players have been recruited as Captains of their own xPirate ship. In this strategic pirate quest for hidden treasure, victory is awarded to the xPirate ship that finds all its hidden treasures and returns home first. Launch date: November 2011. Awards:
2012 - 2012 Creative Child Awards Program, 2012 Game of the Year Award 7/10/2012 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Kid Tough Portable DVR Player
by FISHER-PRICE INC.
This new, touch-screen device plugs into a dock that connects to a set-top-box and acts as a DVR, recording a child’s favorite television shows for them to enjoy on-the-go. The player can record two hours of live or pre-set programming, with the option of using a microSD card for additional memory. Holds a charge for 4-6 hours. 6/22/2012 (Price: $149.99)
Digital eReader Light
by MARK-MY-TIME LLC
The new Mark-My-Time Digital eReader Light combines the unique features of a back-lit LCD screen, time of day clock, cumulative timer to 100 hours, adjustable LED light, countdown timer with alarm and auto light shut off. This tool makes it simple to monitor daily reading minutes on eReader displays. Easy to use with any hardback or paperback book. Launch date: June 15, 2012. 4/10/2012 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by PRESSMAN TOY CORP.
iPieces are accessories that accompany iPad app games- they provide an extra dimension to traditional group games. The pieces activate astonishing animations and special effects on the iPad, which literally bring the game to life. For 2 to 6 players, Ages 4 and up. Launch date: 2012. 3/19/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Crayola Digital Light Designer
by CRAYOLA LLC
Using a digital stylus, kids can draw on this dome using light. Simply select the thickness of the line to be drawn, and choose from one of eight colors. Kids can also play games on the dome, like mazes, connect the dots, and more. Launch date: September 2012. 2/14/2012 (Price: $49.99)
This follow up to last year's Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure features 8 Giant Skylanders, 4 Light Skylanders, 8 New Skylanders, and will also work with the 24 re-released Skylanders. Each Giant Skylanders is about twice as large as the originals. The toy can be used for Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, and Nintendo 3DS. Launch date: 2012. 2/13/2012
by THINKGEEK INC.
This wireless game controller sports classic a D-Pad and button layout reminiscent of retro 8-bit game consoles from the 80's and 90's. The 8-Bitty works with the iPad and iPhone to play apps using a game controller with real tactile input. It also works with Android devices as well. 8-Bitty supports iCADE's growing list of hundreds of retro game apps, including Atari Classics collection, Pac-Man, Super Mega Worm, etc. The 8-Bitty uses a completely open interface system, so that any app developer can easily add game support. Launch date: 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by NUKOTOYS INC
Collectible myth and monster cards can be played with on their own, but also added to an app for gameplay with 3-D figures. Each card has information about its subject, including unicorns, sea serpents and Cyclops based on the Ology book series. Tap the card to the screen of an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone, and that monster appears in the game. Launch date: March 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $1.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by WOWWEE GROUP LTD.
A line of collectible toys that interacts with free downloadable apps. Six choices include Foam Fighters, ZombieBurbz, Alien Jailbreak and more. Foam Fighters, for instance, comes with two planes the size of paper airplanes that can be flown by themselves or attached to a smartphone device by an arm with a suction cup. The smart device scans the chosen plane into the app's playing field for air battle. Launch date: April 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $9.99)
Disney Cars2 AppMates
by SPIN MASTER TOYS
Cars 2 AppMATes toy vehicles use patent-pending capacitive recognition technology to let children play interactively on your iPad. Simply place the AppMATes cars right on the iPad screen and start exploring the world of Radiator Springs. Kids can also race, customize their experience by collecting virtual items and much more. To get started, just download the free Cars 2 AppMATes App from the App Store in iTunes. 2/13/2012 (Price: $19.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Hasbro Lazer Tag blaster
by HASBRO INC.
Using a free app, users mount their iPhones into a plastic laser shooter and can begin playing a game of laser tag with up to 24 other players. Each blaster has a range of up to 250 feet. Players can also play the game solo. Launch date: August 2012. 2/12/2012 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Hot Wheels Apptivity™
by MATTEL INC.
Hot Wheels Apptivity™ lets kids take a 1:64 scale Hot Wheels car and race through three exciting game modes. Launch date: May 2012. 2/12/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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