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ToyDirectory® - Aeroforce Glider from UBERSTIX,
Aeroforce Glider
From: UBERSTIX


Launch Date: January 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Aircraft
 
Uberstix introduces a construction toy that flies and performs stunts. One can build and design their own Gliders while experimenting with the placement of Wings, Wheels, Nosecones and Tailfins.  Make your glider do stunts. Learn about the forces that affect aerodynamics.  These flexible Glider Kits are made with lightweight foam wings they will soar for long distances. Each has a 13.5 inch wingspan.  They come in a variety of 8 graphic designs including the "CYPRUSO", "ELECTICUS",  "FOURBARRELL",  "PLASMOS", "SKORGE", "STEAMTANK",  "TURBINER", and "VORTICIES." Launch date: 2010.

Featured in:Holiday Preview: Construction Toys (7/1/2010)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28152      (added 4/21/2010)

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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
Using the pieces included in this kit, plus recycled water bottles provided by the user, kids can build a working sailboat that not only floats, but realistically uses the wind to sail. The design can be modified into several different kinds of boats. Plus, Uberstix are designed to be compatible with many other popular construction systems, allowing for virtually endless possibilities. This kit comes with with a three- to four-hour lab lesson planning sheet that teaches the basics of sailing and the function of keel and rudder.
― “Uberstix. We love that,” said Terri Bracken, owner of Earth Explorer Toys in Zionsville, Ind., when asked about her top-selling item for tween boys in October 2009. 
― “Uberstix is up and coming,” said Tom Levin, owner of Tom's Toys in Great Barrington, Mass., about his best sellers for tween-aged boys.
― Two out of 39 retailers said Uberstix are a best selling item for tween boys in fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25756      (added 10/27/2009)
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Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
Founded on the idea of a modular construction set that integrates with many other popular systems such as K'Nex and Lego, Uberstix is also intended for use with whatever recycled materials one might have lying around. Mixing Uberstix pieces such as the 60 contained in this set with found materials yields numerous possibilities. This model set is designed to yield a bird that can really flap its wings. The kit also includes a 40-page book of Uberstix basics.

― During an April 2010 survey of best-selling construction toys, two of 43 retailers named Uberstix as their top line.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 25114      (added 8/26/2009)
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MSRP: $10.00
Age Range: 8 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
Founded on the idea of a modular construction set that integrates with many other popular systems such as K'Nex and Lego, Uberstix is also intended for use with whatever recycled materials one might have lying around. Mixing Uberstix pieces such as the 60 contained in this set with found materials yields numerous possibilities. This model set is designed to yield a large bat that can really flap its wings. The kit also includes a 40-page book of Uberstix basics.
— “They are flying off the shelves,” said Janet Hoo, owner of Hoomade Toys in Phoenix, Ariz., who named Uberstix in response to TDmonthly's April 2009 survey of best selling construction toys. “Once the customer learns they are compatible with Legos and other sets they want them.”
— “I put some out to show how they work with Legos and others,” said Jacque Flagg, owner of Jacque's Educational Supplies in Bryan, Texas, on what makes Uberstix a best-selling toy in the construction department.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23614      (added 5/11/2009)
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MSRP: $140.00
Age Range: 7 and up
SKU or Item #: U00370
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Vehicles - Small Toy
Play Sets
 
This 500-piece starter kit includes enough components for the construction of 12 lineal elevated feet of monorail track. It also comes with a powered engine and a car to ride the rail and weather 30-degree grades.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22677      (added 3/2/2009)
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MSRP: $140.00
Age Range: 7 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Eco-Friendly
 
Adding to the earth-friendly series that encourages kids to recycle products through their constructions, the PirateShip comes with 112 pieces as well as a scavenger list of items children must collect to create their sailable ship. Launch date: February 2009.

Featured in:ASTRA's Top Toy Fair Picks (3/1/2009)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 22637      (added 2/27/2009)
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MSRP: $129.99
Age Range: 10 and up
Launch Date: August 2008
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Eco-Friendly
 
The ÜBERARC™ 1200 Empire State Building is part of the architectural series, designed for students, architects, engineers and anyone else who just loves to build. Using full-scale authentic blueprints, builders create a foundation and representation of the Empire State Building. Builders apply for a building permit online that will show the seismic and wind loads for their proposed ÜberArc Empire State Building location. They can even pinpoint the location on a map and create their own unique building name displayed to other ÜberArc builders. This architectural dream set will teach basic building techniques to create load-bearing walls, curves, arches and more. The completed UberArc Empire State Building is more than 4' tall. Launch date: August 2008. This set is a JCPenney exclusive until January 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 20083      (added 8/19/2008)
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MSRP: $16.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Construction
 
These new construction/craft kits from ÜberStix take the company's commitment to recycling one step further. When kids open the construction kit, they will discover that it requires more than just building it. The ÜBERSTIX LANDSAILER™ and ÜBERDRAGSTER™ are both working models that require Push Ups® ice cream pops for wheels, coffee stir sticks, straws and more. The LandSailer requires very little wind to move it across the ground. Kids can set up their own unique race courses for their working models — even build a speed ramp. "This is the first build system that rewards kids for recycling," ÜberStix founder Dane Scarborough told TDmonthly. "In doing the Scavenger Kits, we're starting a new category of toys."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16613      (added 12/17/2007)
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MSRP: $16.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Arts & Crafts
Educational
 
These new construction/craft kits from Überstix take the company's commitment to recycling one step further. To complete the working ÜBERSTIX PirateShip™ or ÜBERFO™, one must collect a list of recyclable components from an included Scavenger List. Building the PirateShip, for example, requires ice cream sticks, a plastic water bottle, cups, a rubber band, a plastic bag for the sail, and tape. The ÜBERFO is easy to build and fun to fly.
— "The Scavenger Kits reward children in two ways," Uberstix Founder Dane Scarborough told TDmonthly. "First, they get to build a working model they can actually play with. Second, they can build bigger objects because they add to them with materials they find."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16612      (added 12/17/2007)
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MSRP: $11.99
Age Range: 8 and up
SKU or Item #: 00401
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
This 90-piece construction kit can be used to make a movable crab, or combined with other construction toys for creative play.
— "The sheer size of the crab seemed to heighten the sense of accomplishment my son felt in building it," said Robbin Dawson, a member of TDmonthly's Homeschooling Roundtable, which evaluated the toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13542      (added 6/19/2007)
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MSRP: $11.99
Age Range: 7 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
 
The Animal Kingdom set includes the ÜBERFROG™ (76-piece kit - MSRP: $9.99), the ÜBERCRAB™ (90-piece kit - MSRP: $11.99), the ÜBERBIRD™ (84-piece kit - MSRP $11.99) and the ÜBERBAT™ (60-piece kit - MSRP: $9.99). The pieces feature realistic movement and easily integrate with other construction systems and recyclable materials. The set comes with a 40-page Basics Book.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13540      (added 6/19/2007)
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