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Show off your emotion with a TWONSTER.  Twonsters are plush with personality.

Twonsters are plush characters in the shape of friendly monsters that share different emotions. Each character is equipped with two individual emotions 

for children to express as they switch between the interchangeable faces that are sewed onto the Twonster. Each Twonster is made from soft, pillowlike 

material that makes them ideal for cuddling. There are 9 different Twonsters in two different sizes for kids and caregivers to choose from, each with its 

own colorful appearance and personality.  Show your parents and friends what kind of mood you are in!

ChiTag Toy & Game Fair

Every November, ChiTag consists of four days packed with events that celebrate play, and the entrepreneurs who make toys and games! The only organization to bring together the public with play innovators and the media, ChiTag is in it’s 12th year. 

Register for one or more events to reach media, consumers and trade just before the holidays – when you want the most coverage, connections and engagement.

ChiTAG brings together consumers, families, inventors, manufacturers, retailers, educators, hobbyists, and the media, at the start of the holiday season, to play, celebrate, discover, support, and promote the creation of toys and games.

STATS:

  • Over 300,000,000 media impressions in 2014 and will be over 600,000,000 in 2015 – regional, national and international. 
  • Over 2,500 bloggers via email, over 400 at Fair, over 300 up-close and personal at a special Fair Opening Event. 
  • Over 30,000 influential consumers, 33% under 4 feet tall.

If people are taking the time and money to attend an event showcasing the hottest toys and games for the holidays, you know they will be telling their friends and family about them! 

With over 2,000 trade attendees looking for new products, ChiTag is bound to be a great event!

Visit them at http://www.chitag.com/us/about/ to learn more and to register!

Get Social and Follow ChiTag here:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoToyAndGameFair
Twitter -https://twitter.com/chicagotoyngame
Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/marycouzin/

Contact Information:
email: info@chitag.com
phone: (847) 677-8277

Kidz Gear Knows Headphones

Kidz Gear knows headphones!  Better yet, Kidz Gear knows kids!  Kidz Gear was started in 2001 by founder and mother Laurie Peterson after she went looking for headphones for her own young son.  She was looking for headphones that were made to comfortably fit younger children, looked cool, sounded awesome and were safe to use.  Sadly, she found nothing.  It was then that she decided it was time for a new kind of children’s headphone. She wanted one with high-quality construction, ergonomically designed, value priced and most importantly safe.  Thus, Kidz Gear the Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids brand of KidzControl™ Volume Limit Headphones were born. 

Thanks to moms and kids everywhereKidz Gear has become the leader in safe, comfortable and stylish headphones for children. Over the years they have added new colors such as Pink, Green, Purple and Blue and new technologies like an omni-directional Boom Microphone for foreign language and audio/verbal test taking as well as interactive game play and online video creation.  They even introduced new accessories like Carry Bags and Stereo Headphone Splitter Cables to allow you and your buddy to listen together.  However, with the ever increasing adoption of iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Androids, Chromebooks, Tablets, Smartphones & MP3 Players, Kidz Gear knew they had to continue to look for what was coming next beyond the wired headphones of yesterday and today.  Well the search is finally over.  Kidz Gear is proud to announce the Award-winning Wireless Bluetooth™ Stereo Headphones for Kids!  Finally, Freedom from Wires! 

The new headphones deliver super comfortable, high-quality wireless Bluetooth audio making them the essential audio gear for mobile active children everywhere.  Capable of being quickly charged with a provided USB cable, the headphones deliver up to 10hrs of true freedom from cumbersome wires that kids can easily get tangled.  Think of it, what could be better for children who want to do gaming, dance, listen to music, and follow exercise apps that require movement than a pair of Kidz Gear Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones!  But wait, that’s not all.  What about the Boom Microphone for language learning, video creation, and talking on the phone to friends?  Well Kidz Gear took care of that as well with the additional support of a uniquely designed detachable Boom Mic – just like the one from the wired headphones!  They even come in cool colors like blue and pink! 

So if you are a retailer with an eye for the future of children’s audio, be sure to check out the Kidz Gear Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for Kids! 

Visit www.GearForKidz.com, email: greatproducts@gearforkidz.com or give us a call: (877) Kidz-Gear. 

Toymarketing International Inc.

Celebrating 30 years of the Rody Horse!

We have been in business since 1984, and we work with Ledraplastic spa, Italy (Gymnic Line), importing and distributing its superior line of Rody Horses, Hop Balls, Fitness, Therapy and Wellness products for balance and coordination development for children and adults. Their products are made of heavy duty, latex-free, and phthalate free vinyl.

The Gymnic Line’s Rody Horse, Racin’ Rody Horse, Gyffy the Giraffe and Raffy the Rabbit are a favorite with children to learn balancing and coordination while hopping on them. Used for therapy with special needs children due to its softness and ride-on qualities. Base is available for transforming to a Rocking Rody.

The Gymnic Line’s Rody Jr. is a favorite with children for imaginative and creative play, and is also a good friend for your 18” doll. Rody Jr. is available in 3 colors (Light Yellow, Light Pink and Light Blue)! For ages 3 years and up, with adult supervision.

The Gymnic Line’s Rody Max is the same as the popular Rody Horse and it is for children 6 years and up with adult supervision. Available in 3 colors.

The Gymnic Line’s Hop Balls are the very best quality in hopping balls! Made of super strong, yet soft latex-free vinyl, for long lasting use and durability. Great exercise product for indoors and smooth safe outdoor surfaces. Promotes children’s body coordination, balance, lymph circulation and provides a fun workout while hopping on the ball.

We also carry top quality wooden sports products by Lucio Londero, Italy.

FABER-CASTELL

Premium Pencils, Art Supplies and Gift Sets for Children

Faber-Castell’s Premium Children’s Art Products are recommended by Art Educators for their Quality, Innovation, Safety and Respect for the Environment.  Connector Paint Boxes and Connector Markers offer vibrant pigments and unique “connecting” features.  Connector Paints, in sets of 12 and 24 colors are packed with color to inspire and delight young artists.  Remove paint pans from the case and “connect” to build your own color palettes, learn about warm, cool and complementary colors.  When the fun is done, everything snaps back into the paint box for easy clean up and storage.  

Connector Markers with their sturdy nibs and Connector Caps & Clips offer plenty of opportunity for creativity!  Draw, pattern, dot, cross hatch, blend and swirl with 50 colors.  Bring your art to life using the Connector Pens, Caps and Clips to build and connect to create dimensional sculptures.  Connector Pens will last and last, simply rehydrate by dipping the tips in water.  Clean up is a breeze, just connect the pens together to store, of place them back in the tidy storage bucket.

 

To learn more about Faber-Castell’s Premium Children’s Art Products visit us at www.greatartstartshere.com

Zeenie Dollz Celebrate’s Earth Day

Meet Zeenie™ Dollz, the powerful, stylish and vibrant eco- warriors. The new six doll seriesmerges fashion and eco- awareness. Each Zeenie, in addition to being a trendsetter, possesses a unique eco-power that protects the environment. To further the series’ green mission, each 12- inch ball jointed doll is made entirely of recyclable materials and non-toxic plastics.

Created for young girls and eco-conscious parents, the dolls are fashionistas, donning the latest in groundbreaking style, but Zeenie Dollz stand for much more. Each doll also brings to light an environmental cause that needs attention, bringing together education and green ideals for young girls.

Zennia, the special edition doll in the series, leads the pack and embodies Mother Earth, the protector of our planet. As the giver and sustainer of life on earth, Zennia is passionate about combating the evil antienvironment villains that threaten to destroy the world. To assist her in protecting our environment and spreading eco-awareness, Zennia is joined by a team of five eco-warrior fashionistas: • Evee, Protector of Skies and Defender against Pollution • Kazumi, Protector of Polar Regions and Defender against Global Warming • Lina, Protector of Rainforests and Defender against Deforestation • Sini, Protector of Farmlands and Defender of Mistreated and Abused Animals • Yana, Protector of Oceans and Defender of Marine Conservation.

The concept and mission behind Zeenie Dollz started with a sketch by Hansini Wadhwani, the creator, designer and inventor of the series. Hansini showed her mother, Laxmi Wadhwani, the first sketch of a girl with flowing blue hair and explained that her persona was that of Mother Earth. With overwhelming support and belief in the concept, Laxmi leveraged her years of experience in the textile industry to bring Zennia, the first doll in the series, to life. From there, the mother-daughter duo have worked together through every step of the creative process to take a beautiful sketch, a meaningful cause and a passion for the environment, and merge it into the Zeenie Dollz series. Since saving the planet is a Zeenie style, a portion of proceeds will be donated to organizations working to preserve the environment and protect all animals and the places they call home. “We are thrilled to launch the new Zeenie Dollz series,” said Laxmi Wadhwani, sales director, Zeenie Dollz LLC. “The dolls truly tap into a unique, eco market and we are proud to bring this message to the toy industry. The Zeenie Dollz are beautiful and fashionable, but they also align with environmental causes that need our attention. We hope this eco-awareness will appeal to a wide range of today’s children and parents.”
www.zeeniedollz.com

Harvest Time Partners

Conversation games that build and strengthen character!

 Our world continues to grow in complexity and uncertainty.  In addition, as our world has become more connected with the internet, smart phones, and social media, today’s “online chatter” has actually caused our families to become more disconnected and we are losing the critical life-skill of effective face to face communication. 

Harvest Time Partners created a series of conversation games called Abundant Harvest® and Face to FaceTM to help parents open the door to more effective communication, encourage decision making based on principles such as honesty, loyalty, and commitment with the intent of reinforcing the Law of the Harvest, simply, “you reap what you sow.” 

These award winning and patented* conversation games were created by David Esposito who was inspired by his experiences as a combat veteran, business executive, husband, and father of four to create resources to help families get connected on real-life issues and strengthen their character through decision making based on principles.  The games reinforce that Character Creates Opportunity® to improve relationships and achieve our hopes and dreams. 

Abundant Harvest® has been “revised and updated” based on customer feedback over the last 5 years and is available in 2 versions:  Abundant Harvest® for Kids (ages 7 and up) and Abundant Harvest® for Teens & Adults (ages 13 to Adult).  Retail price is $24.99 

Face to FaceTM Face to Face has 3 versions: Face to FaceTM Kids Edition (ages 7 and up), Face to FaceTM Teen Edition (ages 13 to Adult) and Face to FaceTM Dinner Party (ages 18 and up).  Retail price is $9.99 

Abundant Harvest® and Face to FaceTM conversation games create “teachable moments” and provide quality time for parents and families who desire to get reconnected and strengthen their character, a critical skill for dealing with today’s uncertain world.  

 Harvest Time Partners’ products help families by Building Character One Conversation At A TimeTM with its award winning and patented* conversation games.  For more information visit www.harvesttimepartners.com or email David Esposito at david@harvesttimepartners.com

 

*US Patent 7,073,792

Delta Children Revs Up Its Offerings

There’s nothing kids love more than Disney® characters. And Delta Children—the leading manufacturer of high-quality nursery and kids’ furniture—knows how to bring little ones’ favorite characters to life. Its brand new Disney® Cars Toddler-to-Twin Bed w/ Lights and Toy Box, designed to resemble Lighting McQueen does just that, by turning kids’ bedrooms into a super-fun play and sleep space.

With authentic race car design, the bed features a real action steering wheel, working headlights, built-in storage space under the hood and an aerodynamic spoiler. Guaranteed to get motors running with flashy graphics straight from the big screen, its super-sleek styling and low to the ground design makes it easy for kids to get in and out of, while the headlights do double duty as nightlights (even big time racers are afraid of the dark sometimes!)

Fact is, kids grow in the blink of an eye, so Delta thinks its furniture should grow even faster. Parents will love that the Disney® Cars Toddler-to-Twin Bed grows with kids, simply switch out a crib mattress for a twin mattress when the time comes. Once the bed is converted to a twin, the built-in storage becomes an oversized toy box featuring Lighting McQueen’s friendly face.

More than a bed, it’s a great hangout spot that transforms kids’ bedrooms into Radiator Springs—instantly.

 

KickboardUSA - Mini Micro 3in1 - 3 rides for 3 ages

The award-winning Mini Micro 3in1 is the quality ride-on toy and scooter that ‘grows’ with children from age 1 to age 5. The Mini Micro 3-in-1 offers 3 age-appropriate styles of ride for 3 stages of development. At age 1 children can begin to learn balance and coordination with the Mini Ride-on Seat, and by age 2 young children will want to stand on the deck, using the shorter O-Bar. Soon they will be ready for the popular Mini Micro with T-Bar for ages 3-5, up to 44 lbs. The polyurethane wheels make for a smooth, quiet ride, and the stable, upright design, low deck, soft edges, and rear spoon brake provide an extra measure of security.

The Mini Micro 3in1 won Best of Show at Nuremberg, the world's largest toy fair,in 2012, and also the Parent's Choice Recommended Award 2012


Children learn to use the 3-in-1 intuitively at each age. The light weight means small children can easily maneuver it and the proportions, scaled for each age, and solid construction, help even the youngest children feel stable and safe.

It's possible to see and feel the quality in a Micro design. The materials used achieve child-friendly, enduring features such as the comfortable hand grips, smooth-gliding wheels and ankle-friendly deck in a range of bright colors.

Young children have a need for simple, uncomplicated mobility to help them learn balance, coordination and independence, and the Mini 3-in-1 delivers with quality and style. It’s a special, enduring gift for a 1-year-old.

Note: The Mini Micro 3-in-1 has a modular construction, which means all parts are replaceable, so if a wheel gets worn out or a deck becomes faded, the replacement process is simple and fast. Children can ride the Mini 3in1 daily, year after year, then hand them down to younger siblings or friends.

The 3-in-1 is sold through independent toy stores that know the Micro brand well and recognize that the 3-in-1 fills a niche. With the support of store owners, Micro products have proven to sell easily by word-of- mouth.


info@kickboardusa.com

Sun-Mate Corporation debuts all new Jungle Book Line

Los Angeles, CA (August 20, 2013) - Sun-Mate Corporation will be presenting their great new line of Jungle Book toys, as well as other lines, at this year’s Dallas Toy Preview, October 1-3 at the Dallas Market Center at booth #3107.  The first-ever The Jungle Book toys, based on the 3D, CGI international animated TV series “The Jungle Book,” can already be found at e-commerce retailers nationwide.  

Sun-Mate Corporation, the global toy manufacturer, and the appointed master global toy partner for “The Jungle Book,” is launching a full line of The Jungle Book toys that includes:  action figures, play sets, plush, walkie talkies, outdoor adventure sets, electronic toys, summer toys and watches.  Children’s imagination can run free while creating exciting adventures with the classic Jungle book characters as well as some new additions to the Jungle book family.

“We are thrilled to launch the great toy line for the Jungle Book with the nation’s best on-line retailers and some regional and specialty toy retailers,” said Rami Ben-Moshe, President, Sun-Mate Corporation. “The Jungle Book is a 10 year project for Sun-Mate Corporation and this is our first step in a major long journey.”

The Jungle Book is a very active brand in the U.S.  Having originally launched on Disney XD, an all-new Jungle Book-branded VOD channel launches on September 5, 2013, on on-demand kids network Kabillion.  Also, kids can enjoy The Jungle Book at Redbox locations nationwide and on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, VUDU, and Hulu.  A second DVD “The Jungle Book – Return 2 The Jungle” releases on September 3, 2013, with a follow-up DVD in November.  The Jungle Book now has FREE mobile gaming apps: The Jungle Book: Fruit Dash! for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices; and The Jungle Book – The Great Escape, for Android devices.

“The Jungle Book”, a new 3D, CGI animated series, is airing in 165 countries across the globe, and currently has over 100 licensees worldwide in key categories of publishing, gaming, digital, apparel, accessories, home furnishings, back-to-school, games, puzzles, HBA, confections, amusement, Halloween other seasonal products and more.

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