TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Halloween Merchandise Product Category
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Latex Ram Mask
by DILLON IMPORTING CO.
This latex Ram mask is hand painted. Features curling horns and curly white hair. ( Watch Video)
3/26/2012 (Price: $12.00)
LEGO Monster Fighters Ghost Train 9467
The set contains a ghost train with three ghosts, and a red plane with four flick-fire missiles for the two Monster Fighters. When the train moves, the ghost train wings move too. All the ghosts glow in the dark. 422 Pieces. Launch date: 2012. ( Watch Video)
Out of all the holidays, Emily Elizabeth and Clifford like Halloween the most. They play games, trick-or-treat in the neighborhood, and tell ghost stories. Best of all, they can wear costumes. Clown, witch, knight, or ghost—what will Clifford decide to dress up as this year?
— Lynda Blankenship from Smart Toys & Books
in Knoxville, Tenn., told TDmonthly
in a December 2011 survey about Halloween that, "any Halloween books with established characters, like Clifford or Fancy Nancy," tend to do well. 12/7/2011 (Price: $3.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Happy Halloween! by Liesbet Slegers
by CLAVIS PUBLISHING
The fun traditions of Halloween are celebrated in this engaging picture book in which the whole family prepares for the big day. Daddy carves the pumpkin into a scary monster face, while Mommy makes pumpkin soup and pumpkin cakes with the trimmings. Everyone makes scary costumes for the neighborhood Halloween party. After bobbing for apples, the children travel door to door collecting sweets and singing scary songs. When the excitement is over, the makeup and costumes come off, and it is time to crawl into bed, forget about the ghosts and goblins, and dream of next year's celebration. Simple shapes and just the right amount of spooky suspense introduce youngsters to a favorite holiday. Launch date: Fall 2011. 11/23/2011 (Price: $15.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
V for Vendetta Mask
by RUBIE'S COSTUME COMPANY
The product is a Face mask based on the V for Vendetta movie. The white plastic mask fits most teens to adults.
— As of 10/10/2011 this product had 4.2 out of 5 stars from 138 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Good replica of mask from V for Vendetta. Cons:
Several reviewers said the item was flimsy and scratched easily; a bit large for kids. 10/10/2011 (Price: $9.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
GIANTmicrobes® Halloween Gift Box
Trick or Treat with Anthrax adorning a witch's hat, Flesh Eating with spooky, fake fangs, orange Amoeba with black mask, Black Death embroidered with a skull and crossbones, and Ebola costumed as Frankenstein with stitched mouth and neck bolts. Launch date: October 2011. 10/4/2011 (Price: $24.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
5 Inch Jumping Brain DIY Figure
From Spanish designer Emilio Garcia's original creation, The Jumping Brain, Toy2R is pleased to offer the latest 5 inch incarnation in DIY form allowing the collector to customize it any way they see fit. Ideal for shops catering to the brainiac or geek shoppers. Launch date: October 2011. 9/8/2011 (Price: $30.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
The Witch Next Door
This is a story about a good witch who lives in a good neighborhood. Written and illustrated by Norman Bridwell, the creator of Clifford. 9/7/2011 (Price: $3.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
And Then Comes Halloween
by CANDLEWICK PRESS
As soon as geese fly south, children take autumn's cue to start their preparations: it’s almost Halloween. With poetic language and vivid collage illustrations, Tom Brenner and Holly Meade follow all the familiar rituals, from hanging paper skeletons to carving pumpkins, from costume-making to trick-or-treating. Halloween lovers will be eager to grab a bag or bucket and join them on this lively and lyrical journey. When nighttime creeps closer to suppertime, And red and gold seep into green leaves...Then it’s time to decide what to be. 9/7/2011 (Price: $16.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway: Trick or Treat On Sodor
by LEARNING CURVE
It's Halloween on Sodor and Thomas is ready to trick and treat. This exclusive new 2-pack features Thomas with a Halloween banner and Halloween decorated caboose. 9/7/2011 (Price: $10.99)
Skeleton Foam Floor Puzzle
by LEARNING RESOURCES INC.
Encourages kids to explore the human body by piecing together a life-size puzzle. Invites children to make comparisons to their own bodies as they lie on top of the completed puzzle. Features 15 illustrated pieces with both formal and common bone names printed on the reverse side. Provides a fun activity for spooky-themed parties. Soft foam puzzle measures 4'H when assembled. 9/7/2011 (Price: $26.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Shrinky Dinks Monster Lab
by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
The Shrinky Dinks Monster Lab includes 50+ pre-cut Shrinky Dinks, Faber-Castell color EcoPencils, brads, chenille stems, wiggly eyes and more. When you are finished, place them inside the 3-D pop-up laboratory. This craft kit is perfect for play and display. The Laboratory measures 16" x 7 3/4" x 6". This is a spook-tacular kit for Halloween too. 9/7/2011 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun
by CREATIVITY FOR KIDS
This quick and easy craft makes a spook-tacular Halloween decoration. Includes genuine Shrinky Dinks®, 11" x 8" sturdy black velvet tree, colored pencils, sharpener, mini hole punch and all the extras needed for decoration and display. 9/7/2011 (Price: $17.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by WOWindows, LLC
Package Contents: Two (2) 3’x5’ Posters, Eight (8) removable adhesive squares. Stick over a window and illuminate by turning on the lights in the room. 8/23/2011 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Paul Frank Pirate Skurvy
12" Pirate Skurvy. Perfect for Halloween and the "collect them all" Julius Paul Frank fan. The modern design aesthetic of Paul Frank Industries.™ & © 2009 Paul Frank Industries LLC. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization. 4/28/2011 (Price: $16.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Paul Frank Vampire Julius
12" Vampire Julius. Perfect for Halloween and the "collect them all" Julius Paul Frank fan. The modern design aesthetic of Paul Frank Industries coupled with the whimsical nature and personality of Julius is captured in these classic plush fabric Julius' personas. ™ & © 2009 Paul Frank Industries LLC. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization. 4/28/2011 (Price: $16.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Paul Frank Julius Werewolf
12" Werewolf Julius. Perfect for Halloween and the "collect them all" Julius Paul Frank fan. The modern design aesthetic of Paul Frank Industries coupled with the whimsical nature and personality of Julius is captured in these classic plush fabric Julius' personas. ™ & © 2009 Paul Frank Industries LLC. All Rights Reserved. Used Under Authorization. 4/28/2011 (Price: $16.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Glitter Rainbow Wings
by CREATIVE EDUCATION OF CANADA
These glitter wings come in an organza bag with maribou trim. Six layered pieces feature a three color base and two colors of glitter.
— In a Winter 2012 survey Melissa Pennille, co-owner of Teaching Toys & Books
in Tacoma, Wash., told TDmonthly
that butterfly wings were one of their bestselling items this Halloween season. ( Watch Video)
3/8/2011 (Price: $11.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
31 Day Halloween Countdown
by BABALU INC.
This spooktacular calendar counts down the days until Halloween - from the 1st of October to the 31st. Upon opening the accompanying "casket" children find a hint, in the form of a question, for each day to help them guess what fun and mildy-spooky, illustration awaits them underneath the corresponding window on the calendar. 11" x 15" Shrinkwrapped.
— "I started carrying [Halloween advent calendars] five years ago, and I would only bring in 6 or 12, and this year, I brought in two or three different styles, and they sold out right away," said Mary Walsh Martel, owner of Magical Child in Greenfield, Mass., in 4Q 2010. 12/22/2010 (Price: $8.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by JACOBSON HAT CO INC
This satiny witch hat gives any hag a touch of class.
— "We have a store now in Salem, which is the Halloween capital of the world," said Kristen Pollard, owner of Mud Puddle in Marblehead, Mass. "It's very local, market-driven. It's all visitors to Salem. Everyone walks around here in costume or wearing hats. People that come here, if they don't have something, they want something to fit in...to be festive, to join in the fun." 12/22/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by GUND INC.
This plush black cat makes "funny Halloween" cat sounds when you press the orange pumpkin on it's tail.
— Maryalice Miner, co-owner of Miner's Doll & Toy Store
in Ocean Springs, Miss., told TDmonthly
in a December 2011 survey that they sell items like the Gund Black Cat during the Halloween season. This way, they have a seasonally relevant product, but aren't in direct competition with the nearby Halloween store. 12/22/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Each soft vinyl set of teeth fits over real teeth, instantly transforming the wearer into a new creepy character. Nine different styles. Illustrated window box.
— Dean Smith, co-owner of JaZams in Pennington, N.J., says kids liked to spook their neighbors with these teeth during Halloween 2010. 12/22/2010
This new edition of Face Painting was completely refreshed, revised, and revitalized for a new generation. Klutz added more detailed directions for simple sponge and brush techniques and created tear-out cheat sheets to make painting birthday parties easier than ever. But the biggest change is the Wolfe Brothers face paints. They go on smoothly, dry quickly, last longer, and wash off easily, with bold, bright colors. The book comes with a six-color palette of face paints, a brush, a sponge, and 12 tear-out take-along design cards.
— Her Halloween 2010 crowd liked the Klutz face painting book, reported Gwen Bowden, manager of Doodlehopper for Kids in Springfield, Va.
— In a December 2011 survey about best selling Halloween products, 3 retailers said face painting kits were among their best sellers.
— Syd Clarke, owner of Ali-Cat in Carrboro, N.C., told TDmonthly
in a December 2014 interview that Face Paint from Klutz is one of their best-selling Halloween toys. 12/22/2010 (Price: $24.95)
Mazin' Hamsters – Spooky
Registering a Hamster Feature Code unlocks access to MAZIN'™ Hamsters where you'll be able to take your Hamsters through many different mazes, trying to complete challenges, or racing to beat the clock! Earn KinzCash, exclusive trophies and more! Use the build tool to create your own mazes and share them with the community! The more Hamsters you own, the more mazes you can create!
— Spooky did well during Halloween 2010 for Barbara Fineblum, owner of Barston’s Child’s Play in Baltimore. 12/22/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Classic Disguise Glasses
This classic disguise, with black furry eyebrows and mustache, will give users a whole new look, unless they already have a sizable nose, big eyebrows and thick black glasses. The plastic frames are designed to fit most adult heads, and come bagged with an illustrated header. 9/23/2010 (Price: $2.50)
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