TDmonthly's ToyFair 2006 Preview--Audio & CD Product Category
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MOBI Cube White Bluetooth Speaker w/ 360° Light Show
by MOBI Technologies, Inc.
Why listen to music through an uninspired device? Music is rich, blooming and moves with feeling. MOBI Cube brings the experience and passion of music through light. Uplifting your music experience through light and sound in a modern design. Bluetooth connection or Aux wired input. Features Special Music Sync Light Show mode. Light Show On/Off with 5 modes. 6-Hour rechargeable Li-ion battery. Power/battery indicators. Compatible for use with all Bluetooth enabled devices. 5/21/2015 (Price: $29.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Water Dancing Speakers
by LEADING EDGE NOVELTY
Connect these speakers to computers, iPhones, iPods, tablets, Android, game players & more. Multi-colored jets of water dance to the volume and beat of the music. That, added to the 4 multicolored LEDs, creates an incredible light and water show. The speakers stand 9" tall and are compatible with any audio device that has a 3.5mm audio jack connection. They are lightweight and portable. All connection cords are included.
— In a August 2014 survey, Stan Giliberto, owner of Over the Rainbow Toys
in Glastonbury, Conn., told TDmonthly
that this is one of their best-selling toys. "It's good for older kids who are starting to age out of toy stores," he explained.
— In a September 2014 survey, Beth Snyder, manager of Growing Tree Toys
in State College, Pa., told TDmonthly
that these speakers are one of the store's best-selling novelty items.
6/12/2014 (Price: $59.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Adventure Time Electronics - Lady Rainicorn Headphones
by ZOOFY INTERNATIONAL LLC
Adventure TIme Electronics - Lady Rainicorn Headphones. In stock. 11/6/2013 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Adventure Time Electronics- Lumpy Headphones
by ZOOFY INTERNATIONAL LLC
Adventure Time Electronics- Lumpy Headphones. In stock. 11/6/2013 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Yo Gabba Gabba Microphone
by ZOOFY INTERNATIONAL LLC
Sing the songs of Yo Gabba Gabba with this microphone that features fun colors and images of your favorite characters. It lights up and even features songs and music taken directly from the show! 6/19/2013 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Star Wars Earbuds
by ZOOFY INTERNATIONAL LLC
Beam me up with music and listen to your favorite tunes with these quality earbuds. Assortment features Yoda, C3PO, Darth Vader and Darth Maul. 6/19/2013 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Get Moving with Ella Jenkins
by SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS
Ella Jenkins wears the title given her by many of her fans, "The First Lady of Children’s Music," with tremendous energy. Now in her ninth decade, she continues to encourage young children to hop, skip, jump, clap, dance, and be active through song. Drawn from many recordings created during her legendary career, these songs demonstrate Ella’s genius as both a music educator and children’s entertainer. 1/16/2013 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
I Am Your Gummy Bear
by GUMMYBEAR WORLDWIDE
A 30 second video clip for this little green troubadour’s song "I’m A Gummy
Bear" (now known worldwide as The Gummy Bear Song) has met an enthusiastic response around the globe with more than 800 million plays on YouTube and MySpace video alone. This multi-lingual hit – available in the original Hungarian, we well as English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Swedish, Hebrew, Czech, Slovak, and other languages – has won the hearts of fun-loving audiences everywhere. It has gone on to hit the best seller lists in every country in which it was released. This USA release is an enhanced CD and includes exclusive bonus content not previously available in any other country as well as the full length version of the English video.
— As of 1/16/2013 this product had 4.4 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews on Amazon.com. 1/16/2013 (Price: $13.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
La La Love To Dance
by GUMMYBEAR WORLDWIDE
"La La Love To Dance", the second album from internationally acclaimed animated superstar Gummibär, is loaded with 16 new songs and 3 bonus tracks of rare remixes. YouTube hit “Nuki Nuki (The Nuki Song)” is included, as well as 12 original songs, and 3 fun covers. In addition, this album features the debut of Gummibär’s birthday song – “Happy Birthday Gummibär” – as specially requested by many of his young fans.
— As of 1/16/2013 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews on Amazon.com. 1/16/2013 (Price: $13.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Zak Morgan's "The Barber of the Beasts"
by UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES
With a background in children’s literature, plus a GRAMMY® nomination for his kids’ songs, Zak Morgan brings all of his life experiences and a simple delight in words and music to his fourth family music album, The Barber of the Beasts, available on October 30 from the new Universal Music Enterprises label myKaZoo. The new CD, his third collaboration with producer/guitarist Ric Hordinski, features zany cover art and a 24-page, full-color insert with illustrations for all the songs, all done in the inimitable style of C.F. Payne. The album’s impressive guest artists include Bootsy Collins, Robbie Fulks , Byron House (Robert Plant), Karin Bergquist (Over the Rhine), and David LaBruyere (John Mayer). This exuberant celebration of wordplay and humorous storytelling are all typical of Zak Morgan’s songwriting. He aims to inspire his listeners to enjoy learning for its own sake while providing non-stop entertainment via catchy music and lyrics to make all ages hoot with delight. 11/9/2012 (Price: $11.99)
Men of Iron
by GREATHALL PRODUCTIONS
Men of Iron relates the thrilling adventures of a young man seeking justice for himself and his family in fifteenth-century England. With his father unfairly outlawed by King Henry IV, Myles Falworth faces enormous odds before he can become a knight and champion his family’s cause against powerful foes. With the help of loyal friends, Myles demonstrates courage and persistence as he confronts his opponents one by one, winning self-understanding and love along the way. In addition to being a classic adventure, Men of Iron offers fascinating details of castle life and of the long road to knighthood. This book is sure to become a favorite of any boy or girl who loves adventure, and will turn anyone new to the medieval era into a lifelong devotee. Written by Howard Pyle, unabridged reading by Jim Weiss. 11/6/2012 (Price: $29.65) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Japanese Nursery Rhymes
by TUTTLE PUBLISHING
Everywhere in the world, there are poems and songs especially for children—rhymes that are sung from generation to generation and never forgotten. In Japan, nursery rhymes speak of nature, of everyday joys and of Japan's own special culture. In Japanese Nursery Rhymes fifteen well-loved verses are colorfully presented in a format that makes language learning easier. The included audio CD features kids singing in both Japanese and English. 10/23/2012 (Price: $16.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
A Laurie Berkner Christmas
by TWO TOMATOES RECORDS LLC
The first-ever Christmas album from kids' music superstar Laurie Berkner, featuring classic seasonal and Christmas songs as well as three original tracks. "The CD is set apart from other holiday albums for kids because Laurie Berkner is the biggest name in children's music in the country - dubbed 'The queen of children's music' by People Magazine and 'The undisputed queen of kindie rock'" by USA Today. The reason she is the biggest name in kids' music is her appeal to parents, not just kids," Sarah Geist Rosen from SKG Publicity told TDmonthly
. Launch date: October 2012.Awards: 2013 TDmonthly Seal of Approval
— As of 12/6/2012 this product had 4.9 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros:
Features many Christmas classics; interesting vocal arrangements; enjoyable for kids and adults. Cons:
One reviewer wished there were more original songs.
10/19/2012 (Price: $13.98)
One Earth So Green and Round - Songs of Nature, Music CD by Kathy Byers and Lydia Adams Davis
by KT MUSIC PRODUCTIONS INC.
Singer-Songwriters Lydia Adams Davis and Kathy Byers have collaborated on this album of original songs about nature, recycling, animal habitats, global warming, conservation and environmental awareness. Highlights include the sprightly "Shy Raccoon," the appropriately tropical and lyrically transformative "Chameleon," and the easy picking tale of the great northern environment "In Alaska." Elsewhere, we are treated to tales of the decidedly un-limbed "I Am Snake," the busy "Be a Bumble Bee," and the complexity of ecosystems in "Think About the Ocean." Other favorites include "We Study Frogs" which will be a welcomed song for any science teacher to learn, and the pressing question of "Why Do Turtles Cross the Road," answered in the song of the same name. The album closes with the lovely and spirited "Song of Life" which should become the theme song for every nature center and school. The CD comes in mostly paper packaging, with nature-themed illustrations, a full booklet of lyrics and credits. Launch date: January 2012/Awards:
2012 A Parents' Choice Award-Music Category 10/10/2012 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by NEW HOPE RECORDS INC
For over 40 years, Bobby Susser has entertained and educated millions of children through his songs. In his new, 25th collection, containing 12 songs, titled WO!, he continues his work, and quite remarkably, sounds better than ever. The songs are joyful, optimistic, and lots of fun. They encourage the young listeners to sing along, dance, and/or exercise; they develop a sense of rhythm and oral expression, and promote the significance of friendship, and togetherness through appreciation and understanding of songs, and their ability to enrich our lives. The first song , Any Time Of Day, is an exceptional song that's very inviting as soon as it's heard, as are, The Wo Wo Song, Smiling Face, Oooh Good Morning, and all the rest. The entire collection is filled with very catchy songs that will have everyone singing and dancing, learning and having lots of fun. Launch date: April 2012.Awards:
2012 Dr. Toy Best Children's Product; 2012 Dr. Toy 10 Best Audio/DVD 10/2/2012 (Price: $16.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Baby Blanket Music CD (Lady Gaga)
by BABY BLANKET MUSIC
Developed under the guidance of a wide range of doctors, teachers and child development specialists, and approved by babies and parents of all ages, Baby Blanket Music takes songs from parents' favorite artists and arranges them just right so that now they can be babies' favorites too. Albums feature songs made famous by The Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Michael Jackson, John Mayer, Garth Brooks, Simon & Garfunkel and more. Launch date: April 2012. 9/25/2012 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by PUTUMAYO KIDS
A fun collection of classic cowboy songs for buckaroos of all ages by artists such as Western music stalwarts Riders in the Sky and Don Edwards. "Cowboy Playground includes a 24-page booklet featuring archival photos from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming," Marie-Louise Sturm, Co-Manager of Putumayo Kids, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: May 2012.
— As of 9/25/2012 this product had 5 out of 5 stars from 1 review on Amazon.com. 9/17/2012 (Price: $14.98) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Uncle Wiggly's Storybook
by GREATHALL PRODUCTIONS
Howard R. Garris's stories of the kindhearted, resourceful rabbit gentleman, Uncle Wiggly Longears, have been an irresistible source of joy for generations of readers. These charming modern classics offer gentle lessons amid laughter as the clever, courteous rabbit ingeniously helps his animal and human friends. Jim reads an assortment of favorites from the book for this recording.Awards:
Film Advisory Board Award 12/1/2011 (Price: $13.45) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Spanish & English Sing And Learn Vol.II by Ms Blanca
by LITTLE XAVIER COMPANY
Spanish & English educational album for children 3 years old and up. With themes like "ABC", "Months", My Name Is", "Ice Cream", "Goodbye Friends" and many more. Includes lyrics and sing along instrumentals. This is a great tool for schools and homeschooling. "All kindergarten teachers from Puerto Rico adopted this album," Blanca Castro, director of Little Xavier, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: January 2011. 9/7/2011 (Price: $18.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by THE JIMMIES
Practically Ridiculous is the latest offering from award-winning kindie rock band The Jimmies! Featuring epic minivan ballads and swinging tea party hits, Practically Ridiculous is a celebration of the silly in signature Jimmies style. Launch date: September 2011. 8/26/2011 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by RECESS MUSIC
Recess Music, a company that strives to awaken kids to the magnificence of our planet through albums of earth-friendly music, announces the release of Wild Child, the fourth in its award-winning “Celebrate Earth” series of CDs. Singing the praises of African fauna, the 14 tracks of Wild Child showcase a variety of musical contributions by a sampling of today’s most gifted kids’ musicians, including Jack Grunsky, Anna Moo, and Danny Adlerman. "Sales of Wild Child will benefit Roots and Shoots, the children's division of the Jane Goodall Institute," Elizabeth Waldman Frazier, publicist at Waldmania PR, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: August 2011. 8/10/2011 (Price: $11.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Ted Jacobs - Back to the Garden
by HOUSE AT THE CORNER MUSIC
Parents' Choice® Award winning musician/composer Ted Jacobs is dedicated to presenting exquisite acoustic musical settings of the world’s most beloved poetry. His third studio CD, Back to the Garden,is a collection of songs based on poems from Robert Louis Stevenson’s A Child’s Garden of Verses. More than ten years in the making, this album is a companion to Jacobs’ award-winning recording, A Child’s Garden of Songs. "Back to the Garden affords a perfect antidote to urgent schedules and electronic fascination, providing time and space for children to reflect, dream, and imagine while they nurture their creativity with music that’s an ideal match for Stevenson’s poems," Elizabeth Waldman Frazier, publicist at Waldmania PR, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: September 2012. 8/10/2011 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock
by APPLE-EYE PRODUCTIONS
Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock is the first Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD package to have a storyline, unfolding in graphic novel fashion and weaving together ten thought provoking, melodic soft-rock music videos in the inimitable Gustafer Yellowgold style, ranging from sublime alt-pop to gentle acoustic. Launch date: March 2010. 7/12/2011 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
Gustafer Yellowgold's Mellow Fever
by APPLE-EYE PRODUCTIONS
Gustafer Yellowgold's Mellow Fever is the third in the award-winning series of DVD/CD sets released by Apple-Eye Productions. Each song is accompanied by a series of hand-drawn, minimally animated illustrations set to melodic and catchy tunes ranging from mellow acoustic to crackling-pop. Mellow Fever features guest-star performances by WILCO’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, as well as Lisa Loeb. "Gustafer Yellowgold's DVD/CD set are the only series of musical moving story-books," Brian Pearl, in marketing at Apple Eye Productions, told TDmonthly
. Launch date: March 2009. 7/12/2011 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
by COIL RECORDS
"BUGS" is the critically acclaimed second album of Mister G, a celebrated songwriter and educator who performs internationally. The songs, which include fan favorites such as "Shark in My Bathtub" and "Pam the Pug," span a range of musical styles from funk to rock, bluegrass to bossa nova. The CD includes several original bilingual (Spanish/English) songs, which grew out of Mister G's concerts for kids in Latin America. 6/27/2011 (Price: $14.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]
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