TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Pretend Play Product Category
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SmartMax Flower Palace
by SMART TOYS AND GAMES INC
SmartMax Flower Palace provides your child with four colorful flower-shaped pieces, along with 19 magnetic medium bars, 16 large ball-shaped magnetic connectors, and two peaked rooftops so she can use their imagination to build a multitude of creations. These extra-large pieces make it easy to use creative-thinking skills to mix-and-match the pieces and create new combinations. Unique houses and large-scale castles are among just a few of the many options. Children can use the four panels to strengthen the structure of their construction and build walls, floors, or forts. Flower Palace is one of several new 2012 sets in the award-winning SmartMax® magnetic construction toy line. It can also be combined with all existing Smart Max ® sets for unending play opportunities.Awards:
2012 Dr.Toy Best Picks 12/14/2012 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Pony Royale™ Dressing Carousel Playset
This beautiful tented carousel is adorned with intricate royal details and opens up to two-feet wide, revealing a dream closet fit for a Princess Pony. The playset features display areas not only for her Change-It-Up Hair™, but for her Mix-It-Up Fashions™, too, making it easy for the Princess Pony to appraise her pony wardrobe and decide on just the right fashion for the royal occasion. The Styling Center, with three mirrors and storage for her hair brushes, jewelry, and Saddlettes™, lets girls add the finishing touches. The Dressing Carousel comes with two Princess Pony skirts, which also dress the windows as fanciful curtains.Awards:
2012 Dr.Toy Best Picks 12/14/2012 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Tinga Tinga Tales Create-A-Creature Game
Colorforms, an iconic play product, once again brings classic Colorforms® to life with the Tinga Tinga Tales™ Create-A-Creature Game. Using African artwork from the loveable Disney Junior TV Show, Tinga Tinga Tales™, players use their imagination to tell stories about the unique creatures they create. So 2 to 4 players can take turns spinning the wheel to see which body part to select from the 32 pieces. When all players have collected a pair of legs, a tail, a head, and two ears and arranged them on a scene card, players take turns telling imaginative stories about how their creatures were created. Every generation will enjoy playing with the reusable pieces as they bring to life never before seen animals. Once the hilarious creatures are formed, the Create-A-Creature Game promotes imagination and creativity through the story each player tells about the new animal. The stories of how each animal came to be change every time as numerous animal combinations are created.Awards:
2012 Dr.Toy Best 20 for $20 12/14/2012 (Price: $13.98) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Baby Stella Dreamy Bedtime Set
by MANHATTAN TOY
A peaceful slumber full of sweet dreams are on their way with the Baby Stella™ Dreamy Bedtime Set™. With a cuddly soft blanket, a plump pillow and snuggly little lamb friend, Baby Stella is sure to get a good night's sleep. The soft lamb is attached to an elastic strap that fits snuggly around baby Stella's wrist for easy attachment. Tuck Baby Stella in tonight with the Dreamy Bedtime Set and watch her slip into a simply serene slumber. 12/14/2012 (Price: $25.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Enchanted Tree Puppet
by FOLKMANIS INC.
Captivating is understating the charm of the Folkmanis Enchanted TREE Puppet. Made for storytelling and all things fantasy, this magical tree has movable eyes, limbs and mouth - perfect for spellbinding fun. Launch date: July 2012. 12/14/2012 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by CREATIVE EDUCATION OF CANADA
Spider Dress is a black and red spider web print full-length dress. Unique open sleeve design shows the spider web print inner sleeve. Versatile dress can be used as a witch, vampire, or other spooky costume.
— Melissa Pennille, co-owner of Teaching Toys & Books
in Tacoma, Wash., told TDmonthly
that this dress was one of their top-2 Halloween toys. 12/5/2012 (Price: $30.75) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
A Taste for Wine and Murder: Murder Mystery Party
by UNIVERSITY GAMES
This annual wine-tasting festival is in full swing when the body of local vineyard owner, Barry Underwood, is found hidden beneath his wine cellar. Comes with a complete party planner, invitations, costume and menu suggestions, clues and more. Mystery dinner party game for 8 players. 11/20/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Mythical Realms® Areion
by SAFARI LTD.®
The NEW midnight-black, winged Areion from Safari Ltd® has one of the fiercest spirits of all. Stare into its untamable brown eyes and let it show you the way to the mythical world. This hand painted replica measures 5.5” L x 4.25” W x 5.25” H (13.75 x 10.75 x 13.25 cm) and is suitable for ages 3 and up. All Safari Ltd® products are 100% guaranteed and lead free to ensure children’s safety. Visit www.safariltd.com to explore educational information in five languages and to view and purchase Safari Ltd® 2013 introductions and all other products. Launch date: January 2013. 11/16/2012 (Price: $11.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Fortune Cookie Maker
by Moose Enterprise
The Fortune Cookie Maker lets children write, create and decorate fortune cookies right at home. Children just write down their fortune, combine the included mix with water, heat in the microwave for a few seconds, knead and roll out their dough and then place it in the Fortune Cookie Machine. With the push of a button, their fortune is deliciously sealed and is ready to decorate and eat within 10 minutes. The Fortune Cookie Machine makes up to 12 cookies, and is fun for the entire family. 11/15/2012 (Price: $27.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Jake and the Neverland Pirates - Bucky Play Structure
by PLAYHUT INC.
This pirate ship from Jake and the Never Land Pirates assembles in seconds thanks to patented Twist N Fold technology. The sail doubles as a basketball hoop for the mini basketball (included), and there are 2 tunnel ports with roll-up flap doors for easy access and expansion. Approx. 54'L x 29'W x 60'H. Easy adult assembly. Made of non-woven fabric, nylon, mesh and steel. 11/15/2012 (Price: $44.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
New Sprouts™ Ring It Up! My very own cash register
by LEARNING ENCOUNTERS
Cash in on curiosity with this modern cash register that makes playing shop irresistible. Features a fun coin slide and pop-open cash drawer. Includes chunky buttons and 5 number coins. Ages 2+. Launch date: January 2013. 11/14/2012 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Little Mommy Doctor Mommy Doll
by MATTEL INC.
This little girl is not feeling well, but her mommy can make her feel all better. As girls check on their toddler with the included medical instruments, the doll will interact with all sorts of phrases. She responds "Ahhhh" to the tongue depressor and giggles when the reflex hammer makes her knee pop up (it really kicks). The stethoscope makes a heartbeat sound and lights up, the ear checker goes from happy to sad with the click of a button, and the doll's forehead lights up red with a fever that the working medicine dropper will cure. Also includes a syringe, role-play name badge and doctor's kit that stores everything away neatly once baby feels better. 11/9/2012 (Price: $49.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Woodsman Hat and Cape
by FAIRY FINERY
Award winning! The start of many a story begins right here!
Robin Hood, Magician, Royalty, Wizard, Superhero - All need a great cape like this! Fairy Finery believes capes are the versatile start of imaginative playtime. Made of washable, soft poly suede, closes with Velcro at neck for easy wear and safety. The full hood has a tassel to finish it in style.
Colors: Forest Green, Brown, Black, Red. 11/5/2012 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Barbie Fashionista Ultimate Closet
by MATTEL INC.
Barbie doll is the ultimate fashion icon, so of course she has the ultimate closet to hold all her clothes. This ultra-glamorous closet features plenty of places to store and display Barbie doll's trendy fashions and accessories - and even comes with fun, functional silver-colored hangers. Girls can show off shoes on the shelves, stash accessories in the sliding drawer, and hang dresses in the closet or on the closet doors. Plus, the pullout dressing rack helps Barbie decide what to wear next. 20+ pieces include Barbie fashions, shoes, purses, and hangers.
— David Stelzer, owner of Shananigans Toy Store in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly
in a June 2015 survey that Barbie is their best-selling doll brand. 10/26/2012 (Price: $26.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
ZombieZoo Classic Toxic
Toxic is a venomous little snake with her number 1 goal to win at everything. The other zombies are her best buddies but she will constantly challenge them at any contest. Don’t ever tell Toxic that she’s not cool. She is 12 in high, and made in super soft velboa fabric, very cuddly and comes with a personality tag. Launch date: 2012. 10/25/2012 (Price: $20.00)
ZombieZoo Classic Stich
Stich is not your typical pig. Being a Zombie certainly has its disadvantages, as she is obsessed with hygiene. She wants to look good, smell good and stay free of germs and wants to scrub her buddies. Stich is 12 in high, and made in super soft velboa fabric, very cuddly and comes with a personality tag. Launch date: 2012. Launch date: 2012. 10/25/2012 (Price: $20.00)
ZombieZoo Classic Rob
Rob is a quiet multifaceted guy with intense thoughts on his place in the universe. He frequently reflects on life in the zoo by writing heavy poetry and performing regularly at the ZZ poetry slam. He is 15 in high, and made out of super soft velboa fabric, very cuddly and comes with a personality tag. Launch date: 2012. 10/25/2012 (Price: $20.00)
ZombieZoo Classic Muck
Muck gives new meaning to the word "hyper" He is a non-stop, delightfully happy guy that is always ready to party. Muck pretty much has a party in his head and just wants the others to join in. 12 in high, made in super soft velboa fabric, Muck is very cuddly and comes with a personality tag. Launch date: 2012. 10/25/2012 (Price: $20.00)
ZombieZoo Classic Boo
Boo is a natural-born leader of ZombieZoo and is a curious explorer who often leads the others on excursions in hopes to find what lies beyond the zoo. 13 in high plush in super soft velboa fabric. Boo is very cuddly and comes with a personality tag. Launch date: 2012. 10/25/2012 (Price: $20.00)
Chef Stovetop Set
by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
This set comes complete with a wooden cook top. Content: apron, frying pan, wooden stove top, pot with lid, and salt & pepper shakers. Dishwasher safe - microwave safe - suitable for food contact - PVC free. 10 pieces. 10/24/2012 (Price: $69.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Baby Vegetables Set (3 Pieces)
by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.
What a cute idea: vegetables kids can cuddle with and listen to. The carrot and tomato rattle, and the lettuce leaf rustles. Later, this trio will make a great addition to any play food set.
— David Stelzer, owner of Shananigans Toys
in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly
in an April 2015 survey that Haba rattles and toys are their store's best-selling infant & toddler toys. 10/24/2012 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
LEGO® Friends Emma's Horse Trailer
Little horse lovers will have a great time helping prepare for a horse show with a LEGO horse trailer set. Children can put mini doll Emma in her horse Robin's saddle to practice jumping. Or they can groom Robin for the big show with her brushes. Then, they'll transport the pair to the big competition in the realistic trailer. Kids will have a blast at playtime, helping Emma and Robin prepare for their big day. 10/11/2012 (Price: $24.99)
New Sprouts™ Fix it! My very own tool set
by LEARNING RESOURCES INC.
Big fix-it fun for the smallest fixer uppers. Encourage imaginative play with chunky tools made from durable, soft plastic. Includes saw, hammer, screwdriver, wrench, drill (with sound) and tool box measuring 9"L x 5½"H x 3¾"W. Launch date: January 2012. Awards:
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Gold Seal Award 10/10/2012 (Price: $24.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Triple Bunk Bed Linen Set-Pink Stripe
by LAURENT DOLL
18 inch doll bed linens feature pink and white stripe cotton and white accents. Triple Bunk Bed Pink Stripe Linens Features: (3) mattress covers, (3) pillow cases, (3) coverlets. 100 % cotton. Quality crafted. 10/4/2012 (Price: $29.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Doll Daybed with Trundle and Pink Linens
by LAURENT DOLL
18 inch doll day bed with trundle bed. All wood construction, quality-crafted in traditional cottage beadboard design with a classic arched silhouette style, this bed comfortably sleeps 2 dolls up to 20". Trundle can be concealed under the day bed. Linens include two mattresses, pillows, pillow cases, mattress covers and coverlets.Measures 13"x22"x11". 10/4/2012 (Price: $84.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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