TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Electronic Games Product Category
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Electric Football Challenge Electric Football Game
by MIGGLE TOYS INC
A game of strategy and skill for all players, ages 8 to 88, and its fun for the entire family! You’re the coach, quarterback and the team owner. Complete with instructional DVD and everything you need to play the game. Working scoreboard included. 10/4/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The goalie can dive back and forth and catch the soccer ball in his Velcro hands. The play set includes a goal, a goalie and two plush mini soccer balls. Launch date: August 2007 ( Watch Video)
10/2/2007 (Price: $29.99)
by DAMERT COMPANY
This eco-friendly clock can accurately tell the time and date using only liquid power. The clock can be powered using anything from water to soda to beer. Launch date: 2007. 9/18/2007 (Price: $15.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Alphaball™ Electronic Word Game
by LEARNING RESOURCES INC.
With 6 different word games and arcade-style, trackball action, Alphaball™ Electronic Word Game makes spelling and word-building practice irresistible–in English and Spanish! Players choose a language setting, spin the trackball to scramble the letters of a word, then race to solve word puzzles. An electronic display screen, countdown lights, sound effects and music engage students in English, Spanish, ELL and bilingual classrooms alike. Measures 14”L x 6”W x 9”H. For 1 or more players. Requires 3 AA batteries, not included. 7/27/2007 (Price: $36.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by RADICA GAMES
This game is a friendlier version of the classic 20 questions game, created with younger children in mind. The game itself features simplified questions and answers and is built to better fit in small hands. To play, kids simply think of an object and then answer a series of 20 questions about the object. 20Q Junior is programmed to engage in child-friendly banter and enthusiastic encouragement. Kids can use color-illustrated and themed picture cards to help them identify an object. 6/29/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
1 vs. 100
by iTOYS INC.
Based on the hit TV Game show, the 1 vs. 100 Electronic Game plays exactly like the get-rich-quick trivia game show. One player faces off against 100 electronic competitors in a trivia challenge that dangles a big prize in front of the winner. The "1" player must answer every question posed to him correctly to stay in the game, but accumulates prize money for every wrong answer offered by the mob. Launch date: Fall 2007. 6/7/2007 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Deal or No Deal Talking Pass'n Play
by iTOYS INC.
An electronic game based on the hit TV game show, this latest addition to the Deal or No Deal electronic game franchise features a talking host and electronic banker for the most realistic game play possible. The game includes a large LCD screen with scrolling messages so that game play replicates the on-screen action. Players try to win the $1 million hidden in one of 26 briefcases by risking their winnings in the hopes of claiming the big prize. Launch date: Fall 2007. 6/7/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Tonka Light Command Sanitation Truck
by FUNRISE INC.
The Tonka Light Command Sanitation Truck is a light activated vehicle with light and sound features and a removable flashlight. The bonus is the motorized functions are activated when you shine the flashlight on the sensor located on the vehicle! The flashlight can easily snap back on the vehicle for storage and to carry the vehicle with you wherever you go! 5/30/2007 (Price: $24.99)
Evolution Max for Girls
by KIDZ DELIGHT
The must-have handheld learning and fun game unit, Evolution Max for Girls includes 28 games and six cool tools including a phone and address book, notepad and calculator. 4/18/2007 (Price: $69.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Win, Lose or Draw
by MOBY GAMES
This video drawing game brings the classic TV drawing game home. A word or phrase is displayed on the drawing pad, and players must draw a picture that will help teammates guess the word before time runs out. Each team sets its own difficulty level. Consoles connect quickly to the TV, and drawings appear in real time on the TV screen. It contains 1,500 drawing clues in three difficulty levels, and is suitable for an unlimited number of players. 2/8/2007 (Price: $19.83)
by SILVERLIT TOYS
Parents don’t really want their kids hanging around the track, but having the track hang around the kids? This huge six-lane horse track (can take 90 seconds for a whole race) features individual horses and jockeys, different weights for horses and jockeys, the sound of pounding hooves, the whinny of excited horses, a starting gate, an electronic winner’s timer ― the whole nine yards including the back stretch. A similar four-lane racing set is available in the states. When asked about it, Richard Dockins of the Manor Downs race track in Austin, Texas, said, “The lure of the ponies can start young. I’d bet on this toy to win, place and show.” 1/30/2007 (Price: $120.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Go Live MystiKats: Siva I-Fashion Combo Pack
by PLAYHUT INC.
With Hollywood glamour style, MystiKat Siva likes shopping trendy Hollywood shops and has the power to transform into any living thing. She’s part of a new line that merges traditional play patterns with highly popular video game technology for unique interactive play. The beautiful Go Live MystiKats dolls interact with children in ways that have never been seen before, allowing them to play in traditional ways, but also virtually interact with the doll, and have access to tons of cool games.
— “When the MystiKats doll is placed in the doll stand, and the game cartridge is inserted into the handheld game unit, the animation of the doll appears in the handheld to begin game play!” said Robert Rudman of Playhut Inc. Launch date: Fall 2006. 1/12/2007 (Price: $69.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by WILD PLANET
Hyper Dash is a fast-paced electronic game, for one to eight players, that encourages physical activity while challenging speed, skill and agility. It’s easy to pick up and hard to put down, as players want to conquer the next level and beat their best time. The game’s five targets can be arranged in any way, and players dash among them based on what the electronic tagger calls out. Different modes focus on math skills, teamwork and timed tests. This product is a winner of numerous awards, including a Fall 2007 Parent's Choice Award, an iParenting Media Award, a 2007 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, a 2007 Creative Child Seal of Excellence Award and a 2007 BabyZone Amazing Toy Award. Launch date: Fall 2007. ( Watch Video)
1/5/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
ESPN Fast Action Football
by FISHER-PRICE INC.
Fast Action Football, an electronic action game for one or two players, encourages fast footwork. Play-by-play commentary and ESPN music are included. Three levels of play include: Training Camp, Rookie or Pro. There are 20 action-packed games in all. 12/8/2006
Electronic Handheld Sudoku
by TECHNO SOURCE
Techno Source's best-selling original pocket-sized edition features more than 1 million puzzles, eight levels of difficulty to challenge logic skills, a tutorial mode for beginners and a notes feature. A Sudoku Solver lets users input puzzles from their favorite sources to solve or play. It is fully illuminated for play anytime, anywhere. Launch date: December 2005.
— According to Eric Levin, EVP, Techno Source, “Electronic games continue to be huge sellers this year, especially portable logic puzzles like Sudoku. Techno Source’s line of electronic Sudokus was almost completely sold out this  holiday shopping season and we experienced an incredible increase in sales of more than 150 percent from last year. ” 12/5/2006 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Electronic Arcade Speedball
by POOF-SLINKY INC.
Children can enjoy the lights, sounds and thrill of playing this classic arcade speedball game in the comfort of their own home. It comes with automatic scoring and ball return so the fun never ends. The product requires three C batteries (not included). 12/5/2006 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
NASCAR High Speed Run LCD Game
by TECHNO SOURCE
With this affordable, interactive game, children can emulate their popular NASCAR heroes and experience the excitement and joys of driving. Featuring Tilt Sensor Technology, this LCD car game gives players total control over the race. Just as if they were actually driving, they can simply turn the wheel to the left or the right to steer around the competition. High Speed Run is an affordable way to enjoy a popular play pattern. Launch date: February 2006. 11/30/2006 (Price: $12.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by RADICA GAMES
The popular game of 20 Questions now has a new look and style that generates even more excitement and fun play. 20Q Challenge allows players to see the new dome display 360 degrees around the new table-top design. It comes with more questions and answers, allows players to go back and change choices, and even anticipates a player’s next move. It's the next stage in evolution for the 20 Questions game. Three C batteries are included.Launch Date: 2006.
— "I love 20 Questions by Radica. It’s sold for years and people love it. …What’s amazing to me is that it’s usually correct," was the endorsement provided by Barbara Fineblum, owner of Barston’s Child’s Play in Baltimore, Md.
— "For a boy that’s hard to buy for, I like 20 Questions," said Jane Worm, manager at Crackerjacks, Inc. in Easton, Md.
— "The all-knowing 20Q Challenge is the ultimate mind reader with artificial intelligence that is just plain spooky. The amazing 360-degree spinning display intensifies the reality that 20Q knows what you're thinking," Ron Gibson, senior product manager for Radica USA, told TDmonthly
. 11/22/2006 (Price: $37.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Out of Order Handheld Game
by SAKAR INTERNATIONAL INC.
Blockdot, the leading producer and provider of online casual games has teamed with Sakar to create handheld electronic games for Out Of Order -- a fast-paced game in which players race to puzzle out words, phrases and quotations that have been jumbled beyond recognition. Since its inception on-line in 1996, Out of Order has been played an estimated 100+ million times. Sakar’s hand-held video word games will vary in degrees of difficulty, as they will be aimed at both the adults and children. Launch date: Spring 2007. 11/17/2006 (Price: $29.99)
Go Live with MystiKats™
by PLAYHUT INC.
This line merges traditional doll play with interactive technology, bringing dolls to life through animation on a handheld digital screen or TV. Three hip dolls have their own personality, power, mythology and voice. Each contains a computer chip that reacts to the chip of the individual fashions, cartridge and base stand, which signals the handheld unit, allowing the dolls to come to life on screen for hours of game play. Each purchase includes one fashion doll, two fashions, a base stand, a digital handheld, and a cartridge. “GoLive MystiKats are the first interactive fashion doll that incorporates traditional doll play with interactive technology, allowing little girls an unprecedented play experience and connection with their dolls,” Lia Brandligt, Director of Marketing at Playhut, Inc., told TDmonthly
. Launch date: October 15, 2006. 11/2/2006 (Price: $99.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
FLY Sudoku: The Power of Nine
This game sends kids on a desperate mission to save the universe using the secrets of Sudoku. It’s a fun and interactive way to learn and play Sudoku. The game includes Sudoku: The Power of Nine FLYware Cartridge and a comic and puzzle book with more than 200 puzzles. 10/4/2006 (Price: $19.99)
by JAKKS PACIFIC INC.
VMIGO’s line of interactive virtual pets allow owners to develop and nurture the pet of their choice and bring their pet to life and play with it as a character in video games on TV. VMIGO can be experienced in two ways. The portable handheld VMIGO pod unit, allows pet owners to interact with their virtual pet. Then, take the handheld pod unit and place it into the gaming console by plugging directly into the TV, and unlock interactive environments and videogames. 8/7/2006 (Price: $34.99)
39 in 1 Video Arcade Machine
by BILLIARDS & GAMES
One of the most popular items, some of the games included in this package are Dig Dug, Ms. Pac-man, Galaga, Frogger, Donky Kong, Gyruss, Pac-man, Space Invaders and more. 8/1/2006 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Atari Plug n Play Keychain
by BASIC FUN INC.
The original Atari Plug n Play now comes in a miniature, take-along keychain form. Basic Fun has miniaturized these classics for take-along gaming anytime or anywhere there’s a TV. Featuring the classic Atari paddle and the original joystick controllers, these mini units come complete with favorite retro games like Pong, Breakout and Warlords (for paddle version), and Asteroids, Centipede, Millipede and Missile Command (for joystick version). Kids can plug them in at home or in the car, or bring them over to a friend’s house for hours of retro game play. Each unit comes complete with a separate pocket-sized reel that holds six feet of cord and RCA jacks. Powered by 3 AAA batteries (not included). 7/24/2006 (Price: $14.99)
by KID GALAXY INC.
This portable, handheld electronic Sudoku features over 12,000 puzzles, three skill levels, a check button, a hint button for help, a timer, a step counter and an adjustable contrast screen. According to retailers, any kind of Sudoku product will do, as they’ve been flying off the shelves.
— Victor Oliveira, operations manager of Henry Bear’s Park in Arlington, Mass., said these are “really hot.” For older kids, the handhelds are top sellers and for the younger ones, there is even a Sudoku book that involves putting in animals instead of numbers.
— “I don’t think it’s just kids [that like it]. I think mom and dad are willing to buy because they’ll play with it,” explained Kate Tanner, owner of Kidstop Toy & Book Store in Scottsdale, Ariz., who mentioned the Kid Galaxy variety as a popular version.
— “I would have to say Sudoku books would be it,” said Jordan Walden, store manager at Finnegan's Toys and Gifts in Portland, Ore., when it comes to most popular travel toy at her store. 6/22/2006 (Price: $15)
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