TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Pretend Play Product Category
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Fisher-Price Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen Playset
by FISHER-PRICE INC.
It's easy for kids to prepare meals for a birthday bash, picnic, backyard barbeque or to cook up just about anything with the Fisher-Price Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen Playset. The Fisher-Price Dora Fiesta Favorites Kitchen Playset includes: A double sided "fiesta recipe card" that kids can place in the kitchen window to cook delicious meals like tacos, huevos rancheros, hamburgers, and more; Dora talks kids through each recipe with fun phrases that correspond to the recipe; A refrigerator, oven, stovetop, grill, sink and a phone; More than 60 English and Spanish phrases, and 20 play pieces. Requires three AA batteries, included. 10/19/2011 (Price: $109.99)
Lalaloopsy Silly Hair Doll - Jewel Sparkles
by MGA ENTERTAINMENT
These Lalaloopsy have silly hair that bends every which way. Now kids can style their Lalaloopsy doll's hair and their pet's tail too. Includes fun hair styling brush, 4 clips and 6 hair beads. Pet has matching bendable tail.
— As of 10/10/2011 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews on ToysRUs.com. 10/10/2011 (Price: $34.99) [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][?]
by SARAHS SILKS
Playsilks are simply pieces of beautiful colored cloth that are used to make capes, skirts, and doll carriers, over and over again in different combination. Blue silks can be spread on the floor to "sail" boats on; green can be grass for horses to "graze" on. These toys are sustainable, eco-friendly and reusable so moms feel good about having them around the house. Sarah's Silks is proud to be Green America certified. Launch date: July 2011.Awards:
2011 Green America 10/5/2011 (Price: $14.50) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Fire Station Play Box
This box can be decorated with the custom stickers to look like a fire station. They can also be drawn on and erased using washable markers. The play box consists of six (6) pieces: a front panel, a back panel, two side panels, the roof and the floor, which locks everything into place. The play box weighs approximately 16 lbs. Once assembled, the play box's dimensions are 55.75" L x 36" W x 57.5" H. Once stored, the play box and carrying case's dimensions are 53.25" L x 20.5" W x 3.5" H. The play box is 100% corrugated plastic, made of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). ( Watch Video)
10/5/2011 (Price: $99.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
#5204 Playmobil Figures Series 1 Pink
by PLAYMOBIL INC.
Playmobil Figures Series 1 Pink contains twelve different girl figures that can be collected, assembled, and interchanged. Each Figure comes unassembled in its mystery pack, so children can put them together, or interchange its parts to create a new character. Each counter display contains 48 figures, four each of the twelve figures. Recommended for ages five and up. Launch date: 2011. 9/16/2011 (Price: $2.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
#5203 Playmobil Figures Series 1 Blue
by PLAYMOBIL INC.
Playmobil Figures Series 1 Blue contains twelve different boy figures that can be collected, assembled, and interchanged. Each Figure comes unassembled in its mystery pack, so children can put them together, or interchange its parts to create a new character. Recommended for ages five and up. Launch date: 2011. 9/16/2011 (Price: $2.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by COROLLE DOLLS
Ambre is the perfect fashionable doll to delight fans of Miss Corolle! Dressed in a bright red coat with pink skirt, coordinating striped scarf, trendy boots, and an unbelievably soft fuzzy hat, she is ready for the chilly weather of the season! Ambre's bright blue eyes and long, rooted hair make her the perfect new friend for girls ages 3 and up. Launch date: January 2010. 9/14/2011 (Price: $75.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Bebe Do Mode
by COROLLE DOLLS
This adorable soft-bodied baby doll comes complete with its own feeding bottle and soft bunny. Thanks to the mini picture book that is also included, little girls can learn how to take care of Bebe Do Mode just like a real mommy. Dressed in a bright new outfit for the new year, this classic 14" Corolle doll will be treasured for years to come. Launch date: January 2004.Awards:
2011 Oppenheim Platinum Ableplay
― In a May 2012 survey about dolls, 5 out of 11 retailers said Corolle was their best selling brand. 9/14/2011 (Price: $70.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by COROLLE DOLLS
The first Corolle doll ever made, Bebe Cheri is relaunched every year with a new outfit to celebrate. At 20 inches tall, Bebe Cheri is sized like a real 3 month old baby. This year (2011), she comes dressed in an adorably bright flowered jumper. She can even wear real baby clothes (size 3 months), making her a treasured heirloom to be passed down for generations. Launch date: 1980. 9/14/2011 (Price: $100.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by COROLLE DOLLS
Soft and light, this adorable snuggly will delight the very young. It jingles softly when shaken and has lots of "handles" for tiny fingers to grasp. 9.5 inches tall. Machine washable. Available in 2 more colors: Elf Sky (blue) and Elf Apricot (peach). Launch date: January 2011. 9/14/2011 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Little Helpers Broom Set
This Little Helper Broom Set has three pieces, sized for kids. Includes a Broom, a Hand Broom and a Dust Pan.
— As of 09/09/2011 this product had 4.2 out of 5 stars from 91 reviews on Amazon.com.
— Ginger Milligan, co-owner of Fantasy Island Toys
in Fairhope, Al., told TDmonthly
in September 2011 that they sell 2-3 dozen of the Schylling Little Helpers Broom Set each month. “We sell those every single day. It's one of those things we're never out of,” she said. 9/12/2011 (Price: $8.99)
Monster High Spectra Vondergeist Doll With Pet Ferret And Rhuen
by MATTEL INC.
There is a new ghoul at Monster High, Spectra Vondergeist who is making a scary good impression. Spectra Vondergeist is the daughter of Ghosts, and she can float through the walls with an uncanny ability to overhear school gossip. Spectra would be lost without best friend and sidekick, Rhuen, a Ghost Ferret that’s always getting to mischief. Spectra Vondergeist doll is fully articulated so she can be posed in many different ways and includes pet Ghost Ferret Rhuen, doll stand, brush, diary and accessory.
— As of 9/9/2011 this product was ranked number 8 on Amazon.com's list of Hot New Releases in Toys & Games, and had 4.3 out of 5 stars from 11 customer reviews. Pros:
Translucent limbs are unique and ghostly; chain jewelery and accessories are neat. Cons:
One reviewer wrote that the doll's leg broke hours after purchase; this doll is thinner than the other dolls in the Monster High line and might promote an unhealthy body image; the ferret figure cannot stand on its own. 9/9/2011 (Price: $30.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Star Wars Ultimate FX Lightsaber
by ENTERTAINMENT EARTH INC.
The Ultimate FX Lightsaber puts users in the action with battle sounds and glowing blade. Clash the blade or power up and down to hear power activation humming and other sounds. Includes 3 "AA" batteries. Launch date: October 2011. 9/8/2011 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by RIVER DOLPHIN TOYS
Junglemorphs, new for 2011, is part of the Zoomorphs pop-together building system. The child can build animals that exist or have existed in nature; or easily pop the pieces apart to make all sorts of friendly, poseable fantasy creatures. There are four characters in this set: Tree Python, Bird of Paradise, Tiger and Tropical Beetle. All sets are interchangeable. Some animals have hinged jaws. Launch date: August 2011.
— Karin Evick, manager of Kids' Ketch
in Lewes, Del., told TDmonthly
in an April 2012 survey that Zoomorphs are one of their best selling construction toys. 9/8/2011 (Price: $20.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by JC TOYS GROUP INC
Lil' Cutesies are play dolls that are dressed in the cutest outfits. Cutesies encourage creative play. Each doll is sold separately, or they can be purchased in sets of three. Launch date: January 2011.Awards:
2011 DOTY (Doll of the Year) Industry Choice Play Doll 9/7/2011 (Price: $12.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Calafant Pirate Ship L3
by CREATIVE TOYSHOP
This pirate ship sails over the Seven Seas and the pirates are always looking for loot to fill their treasure chest. This amazing cardboard pirate ship is easy to build and so much fun to decorate. A project for all little pirates 3+. Sturdy construction and fun details like canon holes and a treasure chest. Made from recycled cardboard! Item no.: D 2513X Assembled size: 18" x 8" x 18." "It's a craft activity AND a toy! This Pirate Ship provides hours and hours of fun - building, decorating and playing," Martina McConnon, owner of Creative Toyshop, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: September 2011. 8/25/2011 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Reversible Little Red Riding Hood
A classic tale revisited to amaze, captivate and amuse. All 3 heroes can be found in just 1 creation. In a flash, Little Red Riding Hood transforms into Granny or the Big Bad Wolf. The path through the woods taken by our adventurous heroine is shown on her dress. Launch date: June 2011.Awards:
2011 Seal of Excellence Award Creative Child Magazine; Tillywig Toy award - Best family fun 2011. 8/25/2011 (Price: $48.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Grill Set Sizzle Expert
by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
All the fun of the grill with no fire hazard. Kids can become a barbeque expert just like their parents, no matter how cold it is outside. Meats even come with realistic grill marks. Dinner options are a juicy steak, crunchy chicken drumstick, sizzling sausages, fresh fish, and shish kebob. Set comes with grill tongs, slices of tomato garnish, “fire” insert, stand-up grill with grates and 5 charcoal briquettes. Launch date: September 2011. 8/23/2011 (Price: $32.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Royal Pink Princess
by LITTLE ADVENTURES LLC
This classic style has a beautiful layered pink skirt. The pink velvet bodice, decorated with silver sequin and accented with a blossomed pink flower, will make any princess feel majestic. "We use only soft, durable clothing-quality fabrics, which makes all of our dress ups comfortable. The seams and hems are completely finished and there are no itchy underskirts or fabrics, adding to the comfort," Andrea Farrell from Little Adventures told TDmonthly
. Launch date: February 2011.
— Kim Emigh, vice president of e—commerce at Growing Tree Toys
in State College, Pa., told TDmonthly
in a December 2011 survey that she sells a few brands of costumes, but that Little Adventures tends to do the best because of their relatively lower price point. 8/5/2011 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Pink Rainbow Fairy
by LITTLE ADVENTURES LLC
This pink rainbow fairy dress up is sprinkled with pixie dust and sequins. The shimmery spandex is embellished with pink rainbow flowers with gems at the center. The knee length, layered tricot skirt is sewn directly into the leotard, making it perfect for daily wear. Launch date: February 2011. 8/5/2011 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Costume Club Treehouse
by PADDYWHACK LANE LLC
There are so many fun things to do in the Costume Club Treehouse. Play on the tube slide. Have a turn on the tire swing. Gaze through the swivel telescope. Share a cup of tea with a friend, or take a snooze on the comfy bunk beds. Paddywhack Lane® Costume Club Treehouse can be Combined with the Costumed Kids Figures & Accessories. INCLUDES: Tube Slide, Tire Swing, Table & Chairs, Swivel Telescope, Bunk Beds, Fleece Pillows, Gingham Sheets, Circular Area Rug.Awards: TDmonthly
Top Toy Award, August 2011.
— Why it won: This play set for adorable child figures is high-quality and stimulates imaginative play in girls and boys. 7/27/2011 (Price: $59.99)
by FOLKMANIS INC.
Aspiring puppeteers can move the mouth and arms of this plush baboon puppet. Launch date: July 2011. ( Watch Video)
7/1/2011 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Les Classiques Jogging Stroller
by COROLLE DOLLS
This stroller has a folding canopy plus three wheels for extra stability and a basket. Collapses for easy storage. Fits up to a 17" baby doll. ( Watch Video)
6/30/2011 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by FELT FOREST
Set of three, one small, one medium and one large Amanita Muscaia mushrooms, made by hand out of 100% wool felt, and stuffed with sheep wool. The dots are needle felted onto the cap and the felt is plant dyed, all natural and environmentally friendly. These magical creations fall under the Waldorf Toy umbrella and can also be purchased as decorative items by collectors of mushrooms or unique toys. 6/24/2011 (Price: $28) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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