TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Play Sets Product Category
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Room Magic "Boys Like Trucks" Table and Chairs set
by ROOM MAGIC TEXTILES
Our Truck activity table will drive any boy wild. The table top has roads, road signs and train tracks for boys to drive their toy trucks and trains. 4 different Truck Chairs make the adorable play set complete. 36”diameter, 18” H. Launch date: June 2000. 7/10/2012 (Price: $275.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Follow Me Fairies Activity Packs
by FOLLOW ME FAIRIES
A Fairy Doll & Backpack that is Six Gifts in One. A gift that develops imagination & creativity for girls 3-8. The Follow Me Fairies ® Activity Pack is a plush child-sized backpack complete with an adorable removable fairy and a variety of fun play items. On-the-go playtime has never been easier for busy parents. Place the fairy right in the holder on the backpack, and children will be instantly ready to leave the house for a happy travel playtime experience. Launch date: November 2011. Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval
, 2012 Parent's Choice Classic Fun Stuff Award; 2012 Tillywig Sterling Fun Toy Award; 2012 Creative Play of the Year Award - Creative Child Magazine; 2012 Travel Fun of the Year Award - Creative Child Magazine. 7/10/2012 (Price: $34.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Real Relics® Museum Quality Animals with DinoLand 2-Sided Large Playmat
by NEAT-OH! INTERNATIONAL LLC
The boldness of a beautiful play zone without the loss of space. Take a step into prehistoric times with the large Dino-Land Museum Collection™ Playmat. See what life with the Dinosaurs was like from the volcanoes to tar pits to plant life everywhere. Graze with the other dinos or chase after prey with the fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex. Museum Collection™ Dino-Land includes 4 museum quality animals and a large wipe clean 2-sided playmat. Mat is 28.5 x 21.0 inches. 6/8/2012 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Hideaway Folding Country Play Kitchen
by GUIDECRAFT INC.
A best-selling concept — children's dramatic play kitchens — just took a great leap forward with the addition of the Hideaway Playtime and Country Kitchens. In a few simple steps, the Hideaway Kitchen compacts to a depth of 6", allowing it to be efficiently stored when not in use. Offers plenty of features including a sink, a stove; an oven; a dishwasher; functioning knobs, clock and more. Adult assembly required. 30"W x 15.25"D x 38"H
— In a May 2012 survey, Maryalice Miner, co-owner of Miner's Doll & Toy Store
in Ocean Springs, Miss., told TDmonthly
that she sells 3-4 of this high-ticket item each year. 6/7/2012 (Price: $220.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Take Along Soccer Match
by PLAYMOBIL INC.
With six athlete figures primed and ready to play, this set comes fully equipped with everything kids need to have a complete game experience. Goalie figures connect to an included goal joystick that allows kids to control the goalies' movements from behind the goal net. This compact and travel-ready set also includes a 22 x 33 inch field, soccer ball and other accessories. 5/25/2012 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by PLAYMOBIL INC.
With a detachable roof and changeable transparencies in the command canter. The balance Racer can be turned into a propeller or a jet-car racer. Launch date: August 2012. 5/25/2012 (Price: $129.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
123 Airport Shuttle Bus
by PLAYMOBIL INC.
Get to the airport on time with the 1.2.3 Airport Shuttle Bus. Equipped with a luggage compartment, this shuttle can accommodate three passengers and one driver, all included. This set, with its colorful and rounded pieces, is perfect for toddlers who love toys on wheels. Recommended for ages 18 months and up.
— David Stelzer, owner of Shananigans
in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly
in an October 2014 survey that Playmobil 123 was one of his store's best-selling line of preschool toys. 5/25/2012 (Price: $15.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
SmartMax Basic Stunt
by SMART TOYS AND GAMES INC
With a simple click, wheels, cockpits, wings and panels attach to the magnetic bars. 48 magnetic pieces provide building variation and fun that reaches the finish. 18 medium bars, four long bars, two cockpits, four pairs of wheels, ten metal balls, two ramps, two containers, and four panels. Giant, non-swallowable 1.8 inch diameter metal balls. 5/25/2012 (Price: $79.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Playmobil Harbor - Harbor Cafe
by PLAYMOBIL INC.
Stop by the Harbor Cafe for a little snack while strolling along the waterfront. Enjoy tasty treats and wonderful views from the dock. Includes Cafe building; Playmobil characters: Mother, Child, & Waiter; Table with umbrella & chairs; Beverages & food; Menu sign; and Birds & plant. 5/25/2012 (Price: $28.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Playmobil Harbor - Kayaker
by PLAYMOBIL INC.
This kayak really floats in the water. Accessory for the Playmobil Harbor play sets. 5/25/2012 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
POLLY POCKET™ Flower Garden
by MATTEL INC.
Girls can help Polly doll tend her garden with this adorable play set, which includes lattice, flowers, and watering can. Each play piece incorporates a suction cup so kids can arrange them any way they want.
— Danny Givens, owner of Little Dickens Toys
in Lynchburg, Va., told TDmonthly
that their best selling licensed brand is Polly Pocket. 5/16/2012 (Price: $5.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Matchbox Cliff Hanger Police Station Playset
by MATTEL INC.
The mid-sized police station and airport hangar clamp onto a table, door or other surface to create the ultimate adventure, featuring multiple levels, working elevators and clamps. Not for use with some Matchbox vehicles. Each set sold separately. 5/11/2012 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Playmobil Pirates - Super Set Pirates Cove
by PLAYMOBIL INC.
Complete with secret hiding place for storing buried treasure, the Super Set Pirates Cove is the perfect set for young swashbucklers looking for the next adventure. Set includes two figures, a fortress with secret compartment, a working cannon, dinghy and oars, and additional accessories.
— In an April 2012 survey, Ming Yang co-owner of Richard's Variety Store
in Atlanta, Ga., told TDmonthly
that Playmobil is "always a stable item" in the construction category.
— In a Summer 2012 survey, Cynthia Phillips Strinich, owner of Phillip's Toy Mart
in Nashville, Tenn., told TDmonthly
that Playmobil was an overall bestselling brand at her store. 4/11/2012 (Price: $33.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Power Rangers Deluxe Megazord Claw Zord
by BANDAI AMERICA INC.
The Power Rangers iconic Megazord comes in a sleek Samurai look. Three ways to play: 1) Morph as Megazord mode; 2) Morph as Zord mode; 3) Morph with items in the ZordBuilder collection. The ZordBuilder collection takes Deluxe Megazords to an ultimate level. Collect and combine with: Cycles or Zord Vehicles (#31550 or #31565, each sold separately). Collect all the Megazords and Zord Vehicles to create the Samurai GigaZord.
— As of 4/11/2012 this product had 4 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Durable; has three modes of play. Cons:
Difficult for kids to maneuver and connect. 4/11/2012 (Price: $29.99)
LEGO Ninjago Kai's Blade Cycle 9441
On a dangerous journey aboard Destiny's Bounty, an ancient shipwreck, Sensei Wu and the ninja have located the powerful golden Hypnobrai staff deep inside of the secret snake shrine. As they land the flying ship in the water to seize the staff, Zane and Jay get a scaly surprise from Hynobrai General Skales and his accomplice warrior, Slithraa. Sensei Wu fires the ship's cannon into the battle until his ancient enemy, Lord Garmadon, appears. Can Sensei Wu protect the Ninjago treasures onboard without the help of the ninjas? Choose the battle in an epic showdown where the fate of the Ninjago world hangs in the balance. Includes 6 minifigures: Sensei Wu, Kendo Zane, Kendo Jay, Lord Garmadon, Skales and Slithraa; Destiny's Bounty ninja ship, snake staff shrine, golden Hypnobrai staff and 16 weapons.
— As of 4/11/2012 this product had 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Lots of minifigs; sets are sturdy enough to play with after building.
— In an April 2012 survey, five of 13 retailers said that LEGO is their best selling construction brand. Melissa McCollum, owner of Learning Express
in Hoover, Ala., told TDmonthly
that they sell about 150 LEGO sets each month, especially from the Ninjago and DC Universe lines. 4/11/2012 (Price: $14.99)
LEGO Creator Winter Bakery (10216)
Return to yesteryear with this festive holiday scene. It's a winter wonderland in this snow-covered little town. A special-delivery evergreen, all ready for decorating, arrives at the tree-sellers stand by horse-drawn cart, while ice skaters frolic on the frozen pond with colorful lights and a curious owl perched overhead. Just look out for the freshly-shoveled snow piles one skater has already tumbled in head-first. At the bakery nearby, the friendly baker prepares delicious holiday treats in his oven and rings up sales at the cash register. Push the glowing LEGO Power Functions brick to fill the building with warm interior light. Includes 7 minifigures, snow owl, horse and lots of winter accessories. 3/30/2012 (Price: $54.99)
ZipBin® Dinosaur Explorer Day Tote Playset
by NEAT-OH! INTERNATIONAL LLC
This ZipBin® Dinosaur Explorer Day Tote Playset has an has an earthy tone to it with beautiful artwork and prehistoric creatures all over. With softs sides and a handle on top, the tote is convenient to carry anywhere. It is ideal for exploring like an archeologist and for storing favorite collection of dinosaurs. It also holds lunches or school supplies and is great for field trips or camp. When unzipped it becomes a Playmat or placemat that can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Weighs less than one pound. Includes 2 dinosaurs. ( Watch Video)
3/26/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Mega Bloks Lil' Princess Twinkle Castle Tub
by MEGA BRANDS
This is the first line of construction toys designed for preschool girls ages 1 and up. Features sparkly translucent blocks, princesses with sparkling tiaras, ponies, and more. This tub includes sparkly and regular blocks, two princesses, and a little pony. Launch date: Fall 2012. ( Watch Video)
2/15/2012 (Price: $44.99)
Lord of the Rings Attack on Weathertop 9472
Resting in the ancient fortress ruins of Weathertop, Aragorn, Frodo and Merry are suddenly attacked by the Ringwraiths. Will they take The One Ring from Frodo or can Aragorn stop them in time? Includes 5 minifigures: Aragorn, Frodo, Merry and 2 Ringwraiths. 430 pieces. Available June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $59.99)
Plotting to reclaim The One Ring, Gollum lures Frodo into the lair of the ancient giant spider, Shelob. Will Shelob cast her web and capture Frodo or can Samwise Gamgee rescue him in time? Includes 3 minifigures: Frodo, Samwise Gamgee, Gollum. 227 pieces. Launch date: June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $19.99)
Under attack by the evil Uruk-hai Army, the ancient fortress of helm's Deep is the last refund for the people of Rohan. As the Uruk-hai draw near, they fire hooks from the armored hook shooter and try to scale the fortress walls. Can Éomer and the Rohan soldier hold back the Uruk-hai and save the day? Includes 6 minifigures: Éomer, Rohan soldier and 4 Uruk-hai. 257 pieces. Launch date: June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $29.99)
The Battle of Helm's Deep
The walled fortress of Helm's Deep is under attack by the mighty Uruk-hai army and the forces of men, elves, and a dwarf must do everything they can to stop them from breaching the fortress walls. Includes 8 minifigures: Aragorn, Gimli, Haldir, King Théoden, Berserker Uruk-hai and 3 Uruk-hai.1368 pieces. Launch date: June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $129.99)
The Mines of Moria
On their epic journey across the lands of Middle-earth, the heroic Fellowship of the Ring travels through the abandoned Mines of Moria. Pursued by the evil Moria orcs and a giant Cave Troll, Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, and Legolas make a stand in Balin's Tomb. Includes 6 minifigures: Pippin, Boromir, Gimli, Legolas, and 2 Moria orcs along with a giant cave troll and 2 skeletons. 776 pieces. Launch date: June 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $79.99)
Angry Birds Building Sets
by K'NEX BRANDS
Angry Birds fans will be able to build obstacles from the app and knock them down with these construction toys. Sets will include the most popular Angry Birds characters, launchers and other recognizable elements from the game. Launch date: Fall 2012. 2/13/2012 (Price: $10.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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)
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