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About Kid Galaxy    
Kid Galaxy is a privately held company under the direction of its president and CEO, Rick Malagodi. The company was incorporated in April 1995 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Kid Galaxy began as a direct-mail company, then evolved in 2000 to a manufacturer, selling direct to toy and gift retailers. Kid Galaxy has sold more than 2 million units of Bendos since their introduction in June 1999.
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Kid Galaxy Introduces Innovative Toys and Games for 2005    
February 13, 2005 -- Kid Galaxy, a company known for its fun, whimsical and remarkably creative radio-controlled toys, expands its most popular lines just in time for Toy Fair 2005. Expertly engineered with unique designs and attractive price points, each of these colorful, imaginative toys provides hours of fun. In addition, there’s the bonus of extra entertainment as Kid Galaxy’s R-C toys always do something completely unexpected. Even the controllers are cleverly designed to match each individual toy in color and theme.

A New Morphibian Enters the Pond – A Greater Gator
Joining the super popular Land Shark and Dirt Frog is the newest Morphibian in the swamp – the toothsome Gator. With textured skin as green as a lily pad, headlight eyes atop its head and pointy white teeth comprising its grill, the Gator looks as tough and fearsome as the real thing – only with large tread tires and four-wheel drive. Equally adept in mud, sand or water, this radio-controlled creature-like vehicle can maneuver any terrain and even stay afloat in the bathtub or pool. Created for kids age five and up, the 100% waterproof Gator is fully controllable in the water and will always right itself if it lands off-balance. The full-function remote guides the Gator backward and forward, right and left. (Suggested retail price: $25)

GoGos for the Goo Goo Set
For the very youngest enthusiasts of radio-controlled toys, Kid Galaxy introduces two new trucks for children as young as two. The GoGo Auto Fire Truck and the GoGo Auto Tow Truck have been created of soft cast-molded PVC vinyl for maximum fun and safety – a unique material for R-C toys and an important innovation created by Kid Galaxy. Both trucks are designed with wonderful details and are big and chunky, perfect for little hands. In vibrant red with a white ladder perched on the side and big silver bumpers, the GoGo Auto Fire Truck is a small but mighty truck with a color-coordinated steering wheel remote. The GoGo Auto Tow Truck is bright blue with yellow accents atop big wheels that a-keep on turnin’. Both come with matching two-button controllers that allow for easy maneuvers by a two year old. (Suggested retail price: $20)

For ages three and up, the GoGo SUV and the GoGo Pick-up Truck will also be pulling up in time for Toy Fair. In deep purple with enhanced decorations, a happy face and a soft, safe foam body, the GoGo SUV has spin and go action with a two-button radio controller in bright yellow and purple in the shape of a steering wheel. The GoGo Truck is a boxy pick-up, fully loaded with the same great details. It’s a stunning green with a matching blue and green steering wheel controller. (Suggested retail price for each: $20)

Double the Treasure – Double the Fun
In a daring and innovative move that traverses both land and sky, Kid Galaxy introduces two brand new radio-controlled toys that present two exciting vehicles in one. The Truck & ATV is an ingenious combination of a sturdy red truck and a smaller yellow, all terrain vehicle, both with great, realistic details. The ATV travels comfortably in the back of the truck until a ramp unfolds, enabling it to back off and function all on its own. With just a flip of a toggle switch both vehicles work independently with the full function radio-controller. The Truck and Plane also features a full-function R/C, SUV-style vehicle, but the surprise is the cool Backyard Flyer that’s mounted on the truck. Made of durable EPP foam, the plane charges up in just 10 seconds and is guaranteed to fly first time – every time. Incredibly, with just the easy flip of a toggle, the plane can take to the air directly from the back of the truck. The movements of both vehicles are controlled with the same radio-controller. Kids age eight and up will thrill to the double delights. (Suggested retail price for each: $40)
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From the News Archive
Burger King adds healthier kids meals - Examiner.com
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Burger King has expanded the number of items on its Kids Meal menu that comply with its new nutrition criteria for children. The addition of these three new ...

Posted 7/26/2009
Padres' Bell acting like 'kid at Toys 'R' Us' - USA Today

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Padres' Bell acting like 'kid at Toys 'R' Us'
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I'm like a kid at Toys 'R' Us right now. My mom and dad say, 'You've got 30 minutes to put whatever you want in the shopping cart.

Posted 7/26/2009
Tips to encourage kids into math- and science-related careers
(ARA) - Some typical answers to the question 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' are: firefighter, princess or an athlete. But when it comes to dream jobs, an overwhelming 85 percent of kids say they are not interested in a future engineering career -- a profession critical to the infrastructure of the country.
Posted 7/26/2009
Pocatello Kids Take Part In Robotics Camp To Hone Their Skills
Even though it's summer time, kids are keeping their minds active and working on toys, well, robots to be exact.
Posted 7/26/2009
Wyoming officials surprised at turnout as families, children sell old toys at 'Kid 2 Kid' sale
WYOMING -- Vernon Buxton enjoys buying new video games, but the 12-year-old has a tough time paying for his purchases. 'He's too young to work and he loves income,' mother Ruth Buxton said. So for Vernon, the City of Wyoming...
Posted 7/26/2009
Kidrobot July 2009 Artist? Get A Munny Doll and Show Off!

Munny is the ultimate artist’s do-it-yourself toy from toy company Kidrobot – there’s a niche market for vinyl toys, and the Munny is one of the best of the bunch.

The special thing about each Munny doll is that it’s 100 percent customizable. You can decorate it with spray paint, markers (each vinyl figure comes with seven colors), or whatever you can imagine.

For inspiration, the Internets are full of Munny dolls customized by hundreds of professional, amateur, and aspiring artists. I especially like the ones that look like little movie characters – Davy Jones, Sweeny Todd, even the elder god Cthulhu!

The picture to the left is a blank Mini Munny doll, and the video is of a sped-up customization. I’ve also linked to a couple of really good Munny galleries to inspire you!

Visit Kidrobot’s website and buy one today! I’m ordering a Mini Munny ($10) right after I post this!
Posted 7/26/2009
Banpresto June 2009 Super Mario Brothers - Super Mario Galaxy DX Figure #2: Mario
Price: 1,450 yen
Series: Super Mario Brothers
Manufacturer: Banpresto
Release Date: Jun 2009
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Super Mario soars through space in 'Super Mario Galaxy,' and with this vinyl figure, you can relive every moment of your favorite game! This colorful game-prize item from Banpresto measures 25cm by 22cm by 11cm. He's ready to join your collection today!Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 7/26/2009
Banpresto June 2009 Super Mario Brothers - Super Mario Galaxy DX Figure #2: Ghost Mario
Price: 1,450 yen
Series: Super Mario Brothers
Manufacturer: Banpresto
Release Date: Jun 2009
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: It's Ghost Mario from 'Super Mario Galaxy'--and he's been turned into a soft-vinyl figure for your collection, tongue and all! A game-prize item from Banpresto, Ghost Mario measures 16cm by 16cm by 14cm. He's ready to come haunt your collection today!Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 7/26/2009
Original Appalachian Artworks June 2009 Nascar Kids

The Georgia Mountains, often referred to as the unofficial birthplace and training ground for top competitors in the first NASCAR races in the late ‘40s, are also the home of the adoptable, world-famous Cabbage Patch Kids® and their creator, Original Appalachian Artworks. The organizations behind the #1 Spectator Sport in the U.S. and America’s top selling nurturing doll have joined forces with leading toymaker JAKKS Pacific to produce NASCAR ‘Kids™, a crop of distinctly designed Cabbage Patch Kids in likenesses celebrating NASCAR’s top drivers.

The first NASCAR ‘Kid to speed to the checkered flag is Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR’s most popular driver debuted his ‘Kid counterpart on QVC Friday, May 22 during QVC’s For Race Fans Only® broadcast. The next NASCAR ‘Kid to hit the road will be NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon, who is scheduled to make his appearance in Fall ‘09.

NASCAR ‘Kids, will have the signature birthmark of Xavier Roberts and an authentic birth certificate showing the driver’s actual birth date. The Adoption Fee (SRP) is $45.12.


All NASCAR ‘Kids will be produced and distributed by Cabbage Patch Kids master toy licensee JAKKS Pacific. 4Kids Entertainment represents the Cabbage Patch Kids brand as licensing agent for OAA.

Dale Earnhardt Jr., born Oct. 10, 1974, in Kannapolis, North Carolina, is a third-generation NASCAR driver, following his legendary father and grandfather. The 2009 season is Dale Jr.’s 10th in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition. He has 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories, including the 2004 Daytona 500 and eight Coors Light pole position awards. Dale Jr. drives for Hendrick Motorsports in the #88 AMP Energy™/National Guard™ Chevrolet. As a race team owner of a NASCAR Nationwide Series team and businessman, Dale Jr. understands the meaning of dedication, perseverance and hard work.Jeff Gordon, born Aug. 4, 1971, in Vallejo, California, is a four-time NASCAR Cup series Champion, three-time Daytona 500 winner, four-time Brickyard 400 winner, three-time champion of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star challenge, fourth on the all-time Coors Light pole award winner’s list and sixth on the all-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win list. Jeff started racing at the age of five, moving to quarter midgets, sprint cars, and then on to stock cars. Gordon drives the No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet. Jeff Gordon has combined much determination, hard work and decades of experience to achieve an unparalleled roster of victories.


About Original Appalachian Artworks
Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc. (OAA), founded in 1978 by Cabbage Patch Kids® creator Xavier Roberts, is a privately held corporation located in Cleveland, Georgia. Owners of the world famous Cabbage Patch Kids brand and home to BabyLand General® Hospital, one of Georgia’s top tourist attractions, OAA also manages a wide range of other projects while continuing to deliver hand-stitched one-of-a-kind, soft-sculpture Cabbage Patch Kids. A new “home place” is being built for the ‘Kids™ waiting to be adopted. Slated to open in 2009, Babyland will be able to accommodate a reunion for “Adoptive Parents” and their families. For more information visit www.Cabbagepatchkids.com.
 
 
Posted 6/20/2009
Taito March 2009 Galaxy Express 999 Real Figure: TV Maetel
Price: 1,500 yen
Series: Galaxy Express 999
Manufacturer: Taito
Release Date: Mar 2009
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Here's a lovely figure of one of the most iconic anime characters ever created, the ethereal Maetel from 'Galaxy Express 999.' With her suitcase in hand, she's ready for another trip to who-knows-where on the legendary space-going train. She's about 25cm tall on her base. This game-prize item from Taito is an excellent way to add a sharp figure to your collection for not a lot of cash--and don't forget to pick up her constant companion Tetsuro, too, linked below! Please note that the photos shown are of a prototype; the production version may vary. Also, figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 6/20/2009
NVC Crew 2008 July Special Sdcc Handmade Figure: The Kid Hobo

The NVC Crew (Bao and Spive) have created a special SDCC handmade figure - Nykioto: The Kid Hobo.  The little guy is depicted as a 'sweatshop kid', hence the nice shows on his feet.  He also has a trench coat, guitar, paint brush and hat.
The 6' to 7' tall handpainted and hand cast resin figure will be limited to 5 figures at SDCC.  Of those figures, there will be 3 different show colorways. (You won't know which one you get until you open up the box)  And the figures will actually be packaged in recycled wooden boxes.
Check out the ToyQube booth to pick one of these up.  And if you miss out, don't worry...there might be more in the works.
Posted 7/26/2008
McDonalds 2008 July Kids Urged to Collect Happy Meal Toys for 'The Dark Knight'
Kids Urged to Collect Happy Meal Toys for Film They're Not Supposed to See

LOS ANGELES, CA- Toddlers and pre-tweens are flocking to McDonalds restaurants all over the country scooping up as many Happy Meal toys as they can in advance of next week's premiere of The Dark Knight They're out to collect them all: the caped crusader, the horribly disfigured Joker, the one with two faces, each more nightmare inducing than the next. It's all part of Warner Brothers' brilliant marketing campaign to get very young consumers buzzing with excitement over a film they are technically not supposed to see. So far, the approach appears to be working beautifully.
'It looks so awesome,' said one seven year old upon seeing the trailer during the previews for Kit Kittredge. 'I can't wait until I can't see this movie.' P> As any negligent parent will point out, today's juvenile audiences are far more sophisticated than most adults realize, and it is just this sort of sophistication and jaded inhumanity that McDonalds' new cross-promotional ad campaign seeks to highlight:
Timmy: Peew! Peew! I'm the joker and I died of a possible drug overdose!
Bobby: I really enjoy this film's use of extremely graphic violence as an ironic device. It really makes you think PEEW! PEEW!

Although The Dark Knight is rated PG-13 for violence, menace, and being generally creepy as hell, studio sources say it was nearly slapped with an R until Nolan compromised by dialing back a bit the nudity and implied necrophilia. Not too much blood curdling violence and cinema verité death, just the family friendly amount. At its core The Dark Knight is, likrlike all Batman-related films, essentially a kids movie, following in the tradition of other children's classics like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Faces of Death. And this, say Warner Brothers executives, is why kids can't seem to get enough of it- and why the movie is poised to make $100 million its opening weekend primarily in dimes and quarters.
Posted 7/26/2008
Kid Robot June 2008 Adult Swim license acquired.

Adult Swim and Kid Robot, Perfect Together!

What do you get when you cross designer toys for adult collectors and cartoons aimed at an older audience? You get the kind of great alliance that could only be captured in this week's announcement that Kid Robot will be tackling Adult Swim collectibles.

Kid Robot is known for their urban vinyl collectibles, but they've been getting progressively mainstream, being sold in many comic book shops and retailers like Hot Topic. With the popularity of Adult Swim cartoons, and the fact that action figure collectors only got a small taste of Adult Swim figures through the now defunct Palisades Toys, these are probably going to be a hot sell.
Posted 6/23/2008
Kidrobot Dec 2007 Kidrobot Apparel in New Zealand

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Popup Gallery is bringing New Zealand the stylings of Kidrobot's apparel line.  Soon!
Posted 12/15/2007
Taito Nov 2007 Galaxy Express 999 Real Figure: Claire
Price: 1,500 yen
Series: Galaxy Express 999
Manufacturer: Taito
Release Date: Nov 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Another Taito treasure of a UFO-catcher prize, here's a beautiful PVC figure of crystal Claire! Measuring about 21cm to the top of her maid headpiece, Claire comes with her meaningful tear, and is ready to display on the included stand. Please note that figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 12/15/2007
Yamato Nov 2007 Galaxy Cyclone Braiger + Armored Core AC-009 MIRAGE C04-ATLAS

ILLUSION「人工少女3 初回版」 やまと「CGC ポイズン」発売他
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Posted 12/1/2007
McDonald's Nov 2007 Tampered With The Sell-By Date On Salads + Japanese Kids meal Toys

Food Safety in Japan
 
The CEO of MacDonalds Japan found himself making an official apology after it was discovered that 4 franchise chains tampered with the sell-by date on salads. (source)

The boss of the MacDonalds franchise chains said that the salads were going to be thrown away (which was a waste) so they changed the labels to make the products look fresh and were able to sell the stale salads to customers.

This is not the only type of tampering that goes on with food products labels in Japan. In an effort to reduce costs, scrap meat has been labeled as beef, vegetables from China have been labeled as domestic etc etc.
Does tampering of food product labels happen in your region?

BTW, the pictures in this article are of the freebies that come with the kids meal - this time round its PuriCure goodies for the girls and Blue Dragon for the lads.
Food Safety in Japan
 


Posted 12/1/2007
Jakks Nov 2007 Cabbage Patch Kids Launch 25th Anniversary Celebration on QVC(R) - CNNMoney.com
To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of one of the most iconic doll brands of all time, Play Along(R), a division of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. , is scheduled to launch its Premiere Edition Cabbage Patch Kids(R) Celebration Baby on QVC(R) starting at midnight on Monday, December 3.
The beautiful new Celebration Baby, which comes with a special Carvel(R)-branded ice cream cone, was created especially for QVC to begin a year-long celebration of the brand's silver anniversary. The Celebration Baby will be available throughout the day -- while supplies last.
'For the past five years, every new Cabbage Patch Kids doll in our line has been introduced on QVC with record-breaking success,' said David Gold, VP of marketing, Play Along. 'We're thrilled to work with QVC once again on our biggest initiative together to date and to offer QVC viewers the first keepsake from the Cabbage Patch Kids 25th Anniversary collection.'
Rich Yoegel, director of home merchandising for QVC, added, 'We are excited to be celebrating this tremendous milestone with Play Along and the QVC viewers. Our shoppers have embraced the Cabbage Patch Kids collection for years and have made it one of our most successful toy brands. We look forward to many more years as the shopping destination for the newest Cabbage Patch Kids.'
The Premiere Edition Cabbage Patch Kids Celebration Babies are adorned in birthday party attire and come with a special Carvel ice cream cone that they can 'really' lick! When the ice cream sprinkles get all over their face, the special washcloth wipes them clean again. Every Celebration Baby is 'One of a Kind' and comes with two extra fashions, a unique name, birth certificate and adoption papers.
'Carvel Ice Cream was founded in 1934, so it seems appropriate that two long-time beloved brands would come together for this milestone celebration,' said Carvel President Gary Bales. 'The young and young-at-heart will enjoy this special edition doll now and for another 25 years to come.'
About Original Appalachian Artworks
Original Appalachian Artworks, Inc., (OAA) owner of the Cabbage Patch Kids brand, was founded in 1978 by Cabbage Patch Kids creator, Xavier Roberts. It is a privately held corporation located in Cleveland, Georgia. Headquarters to the world famous Cabbage Patch Kids brand and home to BabyLand General(R) Hospital, one of Georgia's top tourist attractions. OAA manages a wide range of other projects while continuing to deliver hand-stitched, one-of-a-kind, soft-sculpture Cabbage Patch Kids. For more information, visit http://www.cabbagepatchkids.com.
Posted 12/1/2007
Nov 2007 Forces unite to get kids toys
photo Members of the Marine Corps drop off donated toys during the 2005 toy drive. This year, the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps is teaming up with The Salvation Army in Cathedral City to help distribute the toys in the Coachella Valley.
For 60 years the Marine Corps has collected and donated toys for children in need during the holidays.
Through the Toys for Tots program, it accepts new, unwrapped toys for children up to 18 years old and distributes them around Christmastime.
This year, the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base is teaming up with The Salvation Army in Cathedral City to help distribute the toys in the Coachella Valley.
'We are going to be able to reach more needy families than ever before,' said Maj. Brian Manifor, who is running the program for Twentynine Palms this year. 'We are both really excited.'
It's a partnership that Capt. Jessica Doria of The Salvation Army has seen work successfully in other areas.
'Our motivation was to better serve these agencies and bring some relief to the Toys for Tots people,' Doria said. 'We can meet the needs of the community and serve the people better.'
To get toys to distribute, Coachella Valley nonprofits should contact The Salvation Army.
'We can really expand outreach,' Manifor said.
The best toy donations include sporting goods; toy airplanes, boats or cars; dolls; board games, books, bicycles, scooters, puzzles, models and small electronics, according to the program's Web site, toysfortots.org.
Organizers discourage donating stuffed animals, as they are hard to keep clean, and will not accept toy guns, knives, bows and arrows, whips or handcuffs.
Toys for Tots does collect monetary donations, which are used to buy toys for youth in age and gender groups that do not get many donations.
Donations are sometimes scarce for teenage children and infants, Manifor said.
Posted 11/17/2007
Nov 2007 Relax And Make Some Wood Toys For Needy Kids!
MERRILLVILLE | It can be slow, painstaking work but members of the Northwest Indiana Woodworkers Association make toys at Christmas for the joy of it and for the pleasure it brings on the faces of toddlers.

The association met Thursday night at Pierce Middle School, and brought more than 1,000 wooden toys that were made by members and displayed atop tables and chairs in the school's cafeteria. Members were beginning the task of boxing up the toys.

Each year, the association makes and distributes the toys to 15 organizations throughout Northwest Indiana which, in turn, distribute the toys to needy children.

Emery 'Skip' Brazil and his wife, Claudia, of Valparaiso, said the toys are generally made individually, then woodworkers come together and invite friends to help sand, paint or varnish.

Skip Brazil said most of the work is done by hand, but this year the group also bought more than 4,000 wheels. Brazil, who has a woodshop attached to his house, said they spend plenty of time using a scroll saw, sanders or a drill press to put the toys together.

He pointed to a brightly painted circus train, which he said takes hours to put together because each piece has to be cut individually.

Tables were loaded with all kinds of long-lasting, wooden toys, including airplanes, a soft pink cradle holding a baby doll with handmade blankets, a John Deere farm tractor and wagon, and a crayon tote filled with crayons and coloring books.

Claudia Brazil said the work is a 'good fit' for the couple, which has been woodworking for 20 years and serve as co-chairmen of the organization's toy committee.

David and Marcie White, of Cedar Lake, who are president and vice president, respectively, said there are about five women in the association.

Marcie White, a surgical nurse at St. Margaret Mercy Healthcare Centers in Dyer, said the work also is relaxing.
Posted 11/17/2007
Playmates Jan 2008 Eon Kid
Los Angeles, CA - November 6, 2007 ,The animated series ‘Eon Kid’(also known as Iron Kid’is now the most viewed show among children between the ages of 2 to 11 in open-broadcast on Saturday mornings. The series, originally created by Designstorm Animation Studio in Korea, debuted on September 22 on the Kids’WB! Saturday morning block and reportedly earned a 1.9/8 rating on October 13, becoming the No. 1 rated show out of forty shows that have the same target audience.

According to Jungsook Sohn, CEO of Designstorm, 'We are very excited about such a good start. Since ‘Eon Kid’is a newcomer, as the story progresses the show will become more lively and speedy, and kids will find it more exciting and interesting.?

As the show pulls rating, the toy and licensing business of ‘Eon Kid’are positioned to spur on. Playmates Toys, Inc. has made exciting lines of Eon Kid toys including action figures, vehicles, transforming figures and role plays, and has sold their entire line of toy selections to nearly 2,000 Wal-Mart stores and all Toys’R’s stores for January placement.

Co-produced by Designstorm, BRB Internacional, Manga Entertainment and Daewon Media, ‘Eon Kid’(Iron Kid) is a made for TV action adventure 3D animation about a boy named Marty, who used to live a simple life in the vast desert with his stepfather, Charlie and pet robot dog named Buttons. ‘Eon Kid’combines eastern martial arts action and the traditional, popular genre of robot fantasy. It features over 100 robots, each with their own special abilities derived from Chinese kung fu, Japanese sword fighting, American boxing and Korean tae kwon do.

The show has been enjoying international success with airings on Canal Clan, TVE-2 and Jetix in Spain, Jetix Latin America and KBS in Korea. Spanish public broadcaster TVE will soon begin airing the series on weekends on its first channel, TVE-1, and it will also debut in open-broadcast format in Italy, Portugal, Russia, Bulgaria, Middle East, Ecuador and Turkey.
Posted 11/9/2007
Kidrobot Nov 2007 Unveils Limited-Edition Collaborative Snowboard
Burlington, VT and New York, NY- November 1, 2007 - Burton Snowboards and Kidrobot today unveiled their limited-edition collaborative snowboard, the Burton Kidrobot Custom Plus. The inaugural collaboration between the companies has been over a year in the making and involved collaboration among multiple artists and snowboard designers.
Based on the platform of a Burton Custom 158cm snowboard, the Burton Kidrobot Custom Plus began as a blank canvas for Kidrobot founder Paul Budnitz to play with. The result is a whimsical and colorful board with a topsheet graphic that features Kidrobot's iconic 'Kidrobot head' character and a base graphic that depicts a collage of well-known Kidrobot characters including the Dunny, Smoking Labbit and Icebot. Artists whose characters appear on the board include Paul Budnitz, Frank Kozik, Dalek, Tilt, Sket One and more.
The Burton Kidrobot Custom Plus marks the first time Kidrobot has collaborated on a snowboard. Paul Budnitz had this to say about the organic process with which Burton and Kidrobot joined forces, 'Greg Dacyshyn, Burton SVP and Creative Director, and I are fans of each other's work. When we met, we totally hit it off. A collaboration was necessary - it wasn't even a question.'
Likewise, Greg Dacyshyn was equally stoked on the project, 'I have always been a toy collector…you're never too big to play with toys. I really love what Kidrobot does. They have an amazing design sensibility, and it really works well with what we do here at Burton. I look forward to working on more projects with them in the future.'
The Burton Kidrobot Custom Plus is being produced in super limited quantities and will be available at Burton and Kidrobot flagship stores and at very select snowboard retailers. Please stay tuned for additional Burton and Kidrobot limited edition product in the very near future. For more information please go to www.burton.com or www.kidrobot.com.
About Burton Snowboards
In 1977, Jake Burton Carpenter founded Burton Snowboards out of his Vermont barn. Since then, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide through its groundbreaking product lines, its team of top snowboarders and its grassroots efforts to get the sport accepted at resorts. In 1996, Burton began growing its family of brands to include boardsports and apparel brands. Privately held and owned by Jake, Burton’s headquarters are in Burlington, Vermont with international offices in Austria and Japan. For more information, visit www.burton.com.
About Kidrobot
Founded by designer Paul Budnitz in 2002, Kidrobot is the world’s premier creator and retailer of limited edition art toys and apparel. The products sold at Kidrobot merge street trends and pop art to produce limited edition, collectible toys and apparel. Many Kidrobot products feature unique collaborations with famous artists from backgrounds of graffiti, fine art, industrial design, graphic design, illustration and music. Kidrobot operates three store-galleries, one at 126 Prince Street in SoHo, New York City, another at 1512 Haight Street in San Francisco and a third at 7972 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Kidrobot Miami is due to open in November 2007. Kidrobot products can also be found at numerous boutique retailers around the world and online at www.kidrobot.com.

Posted 11/9/2007
Japan Nov 2007 Toys aren't just for kids anymore in Japan - Canada.com

Toys aren't just for kids anymore in Japan
Canada.com, Canada -

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hideaki Asada bought his second radio-controlled helicopter in two months last week. The first one broke after his 8-year-old son, Keito, crashed the toy during landing.
'This one is just for me. Keito has shown he can't be trusted yet,' said Asada, 39. Dad likes to fly the 15-centimetre (6-inch) chopper at night, after a long day in the accounting division in an IT consulting company.
'It has a searchlight,' he said.

With rotor blades that whir with a flick of a switch, it can hover, veer right or left and stay in the air for two hours. Asada's chopper, made by Taiyo Kogyo Co Ltd <7449.Q>, is one of several now on market, at prices that range from about 4,000 yen to under 10,000 yen ($35 to $87).
As the population ages and video games provide stiff competition, this holiday season Japanese toymakers are targeting adults like Asada with a line-up of toys that play to their childhood nostalgia as well as their love of high-tech.
CCP Co Ltd, a unit of toymaker Bandai Co Ltd and supplier of radio-controlled choppers to U.S. toymakers, plans to equip their latest models with infrared rays to fly combat missions, retailers said.
'That's going to be big. Already there are weekends when we run out of stock of the newest models,' said Manabu Kamamura, who works in the toy section of Yodobashi Camera Co in Tokyo's Akihabara district, which has a cluster of electronics stores.
The customers are usually men, ranging in age from late 20s to 50s, Kamamura said.
With the birth rate declining in Japan, toymakers are hoping to gain new revenue from grown-ups, by offering realistic miniatures that make full use of cheaper and smaller motors, chips, sensors and batteries.
Lower prices for components mean that even robots are becoming affordable for the holidays.
Toymaker Takara Tomy last month released its new i-SOBOT, which comes with a camera, gripping hands, 17 servo motors and a gyro sensor for automatic balance. Its 31,290 yen ($272) price is less than one-third of the price of its Omnibot 2000 of the mid-1980s. Tomy targets 50,000 unit sales in Japan and abroad.
Consumers can also buy a kit and build their own robot, for a fraction of the price from five years ago.
'You can build a robot for less than 100,000 yen ($870) now that can stand up, walk, do push-ups, back flips and dance,' said Yamato Goto, spokesman at Tsukumo Robot Kingdom, a Tokyo retailer that specializes in robots. More people in their 30s to 50s are buying kits such as those made by Kondo Kagaku, he said.
'In a genre where sales of even 100 units are a huge hit, we've sold about 3,000 kits in the two years since they've come out,' Goto said.
Posted 11/9/2007
Gordy Int & Family Dollar Nov 2007 Galaxy Warriors action figures recalled - Playthings

Family Dollar action figures recalled
Playthings, NY -

Wash., D.C.—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Henry Gordy International, Plainfield, N.J., has recalled 380,000 Galaxy Warriors Toy Figures, sold exclusively at Family Dollar Stores, due to excessive levels of lead in the surface paint.
The posable spaceman figures, manufactured in China, are about 4.5-inches tall and come with two accessories. They were sold in various colors including yellow, grey, silver, blue, green, gold, black, and red nationwide at Family Dollar from January 2006 through October 2007.
No incidents or injuries have been reported, but consumers should take the recalled toys away from children immediately and return the toy to the company for a full refund plus postage. For additional information, contact Henry Gordy International at (888) 790-2700.
Posted 11/9/2007
Burger King Oct 2007 There's A Viva Piñata Party In Your BK Kids Meal - Kotaku.com
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Posted 10/18/2007
Jakks Pacific Oct 2007 Signs Master Toy License for Discovery Kids - CNNMoney.com

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JAKKS Pacific, Inc. announced today that it has signed a worldwide master toy license agreement with Discovery Communications, through Discovery Kids licensing agent Big Tent Entertainment, to create toys and related products based on the Discovery Kids(R) brand.
Under the agreement, JAKKS(TM) plans to launch products that encompass the Discovery Kids' brand values which inspire children to learn and interact with the world around them. JAKKS has the rights to sell its Discovery Kids line for the first time at major mass market retailers, and expects to ship the line to retail for Fall 2008. The agreement includes activity sets, science kits, kids' microscopes, role-play sets, arts and crafts, electronic learning aids, Plug it in & Play TV Games(TM) interactive toys, outdoor/seasonal products, radio controlled vehicles, puzzles and more.
The Discovery Kids Channel is highly acclaimed by critics, highly regarded by families, and has received over 100 awards since 2004, including seventeen Daytime Emmy Nominations and eight Parents' Choice Awards in 2007.
'Families trust Discovery Kids programming and products, with parents viewing them as inspirational and educational, and children viewing them as interesting, exciting and cool,' said Jack Friedman, Chairman and CEO, JAKKS Pacific. 'We are working to make the products unique and engaging to deliver toys and play accessories that are both smart AND fun! We want to help kids and parents learn how to explore the fascinating world around them.'
'We are thrilled to partner with JAKKS Pacific to bring children the top quality Discovery Kids brand definitional products that help kids satisfy their natural curiosity and engage with their world,' said Marjorie Kaplan, President and General Manager, Animal Planet and Discovery Kids Media. 'We believe JAKKS' mass market line will be a whole lot of fun and help reinforce our brand's values to kids everywhere.'
About Discovery Kids
The Discovery Kids Channel lets kids of all ages explore their world from their point of view. This 24-hour digital cable channel, reaching more than 57 million households throughout the U.S., provides entertaining, engaging, and high-quality real-world programming that kids enjoy and parents trust. Every day, kids can learn about science, adventure, exploration and natural history through documentaries, reality shows, scripted dramas and animated stories. With multiple Emmys as well as awards for quality children's television, Discovery Kids is committed to satisfying kids' natural curiosity about ... well ... everything.
Posted 10/18/2007
Jakks Pacific Oct 2007 named master toy licensee for SpongeBob SquarePants - Kids Today

Jakks Pacific has been named master toy licensee for the SpongeBob SquarePants property, owned by Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products. The deal was announced at last week’s American International Fall Toy Show in Dallas.
Under the agreement, Jakks Pacific’s initial launch will include a collectible micro figure program and plush toys based on characters from the popular animated series. Other products include play sets, preschool toys, electronics, water toys and novelty items. The line is scheduled to launch in 2008.
As it approaches its 10th anniversary, the SpongeBob SquarePants property, which made its debut in 1999, has pulled in more than $6.3 billion in retail sales.
“Jakks has been developing creative product lines for Nickelodeon for many years and we’re excited to add SpongeBob, a multi billion dollar brand and a consumer favorite to Jakk’s Nickelodeon portfolio,” said Leigh Anne Brodsky, president of Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products
Posted 10/18/2007
Disney Sept 2007 Family Fun Karito Kids World Collection - #1 Means The Same Thing In Any Language
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Whether you say it in English (number one!), Chinese (shu ma yi!), Swahili (hesabu moja!), Spanish (numero uno!) or Italian (novero una!) it all translates the same way: The best of the best. Of course, these five languages are how the dolls who make up the Karito Kids World Collection® would say it. That's because this brand new and totally unique line of dolls and books is completely international.
Source: KidsGive, LLC
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It is a testament to the high-quality of Karito Kids World Collection that they made the 16th annual FamilyFun Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Awards list in their flagship year. But it's even more impressive that after extensive testing of more than 200 toys - by invitation only - Karito Kids was crowned with the #1 spot. According to parent company KidsGive co-founder, Laura Rangel, 'We are so absolutely thrilled around here you have no idea. This company and product began as a dream from my business partner, Lisa and I, so to see it become a reality is phenomenal. Now add this amazing award and we are overjoyed.'
Published by Disney Publishing Worldwide, FamilyFun is the nation's largest magazine targeting families with children ages 3 to 12 years old, with a rate base of 2 million and an audience of 4.8 million. Here's why FamilyFun awarded Karito Kids with the Toy of the Year Award, as described in the November issue, which hits newsstands October 9th:
Karito Kids Dolls
Number 1 Toy of the Year
Recommended Ages: 6 and up
Price: $99.99
'Our testers were instantly drawn to the beautiful true-to-life faces of the Karito Kids World Collection -- stylish yet sweet girls from China, Italy, Kenya, the United States, and Mexico. But once they read about each 21-inch-tall doll, her country, and her particular passion (soccer, fashion, panda bears) in the included adventure books, they were truly smitten. A bonus: 'tweens can go online to direct 3 percent of their doll's retail price to a children's charity.'
Posted 10/18/2007
Kidrobot Sept 2007 Adult Swim Action Figure Lines
Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults, is taking the pop culture strength of its programming lineup to the retail shelf through an exciting deal with Kidrobot, providing fans the opportunity to collect their favorite characters from the late night network. Kidrobot will launch a 3-inch Blind Box mini figure collectable series featuring popular characters across the Adult Swim programming lineup starting in February 2008.  
'Kidrobot is a master in creating very cool toys that are perfect for Adult Swim fans and toy collectors,' said Christina Miller, vice president of consumer products for Cartoon Network Enterprises.  
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Kidrobot will develop figurines for a portfolio of characters featured during Adult Swim’s lineup.  Starting in February 2008, 3-inch Blind Box mini figures will be available for fans willing to take a chance on what character they actually get inside.  The chances of getting a particular figure are listed as percentage rates on the side of each branded box.  All figures are wrapped in foil to prevent anyone from sneaking a peek at which character is featured, maintaining the experience and value to the line of figures. Kidrobot will feature 16-20 different figures per
series, and be made available in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America.


In second quarter 2007, Adult Swim set all-new ad-supported basic cable total day delivery records for any quarter with adults 18-34, adults 18-24, men 18-34 and men 18-24.  Adult Swim remains the #1 ad-supported basic cable network among young adult viewers, ranking #1 in delivery of its target demos, adults 18-34, adults 18-24, men 18-34 and men 18-24, according to data from Nielsen Media Research.
Posted 9/29/2007
Kidrobot Feb 2008 Adult Swim Action Figures

src=http://actionfigureinsider.com/main/wp-content/uploads/Logos/adultswim-logo.jpg Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults, is taking the pop culture strength of its programming lineup to the retail shelf through an exciting deal with Kidrobot, providing fans the opportunity to collect their favorite characters from the late night network. Kidrobot will launch a 3-inch Blind Box mini figure collectable series featuring popular characters across the Adult Swim programming lineup starting in February 2008.  
'Kidrobot is a master in creating very cool toys that are perfect for Adult Swim fans and toy collectors,' said Christina Miller, vice president of consumer products for Cartoon Network Enterprises.  
src=http://actionfigureinsider.com/main/wp-content/uploads/Logos/<bkidrobotlogo.gif width=150 align=left> 'These characters represent some of the greatest pop-art developed over the last ten years, and are a big inspiration to my own work,' said Paul Budnitz, president/founder of Kidrobot.  'So of course I’m totally blown away that Kidrobot is getting to do this!'  
Kidrobot will develop figurines for a portfolio of characters featured during Adult Swim’s lineup.  Starting in February 2008, 3-inch Blind Box mini figures will be available for fans willing to take a chance on what character they actually get inside.  The chances of getting a particular figure are listed as percentage rates on the side of each branded box.  All figures are wrapped in foil to prevent anyone from sneaking a peek at which character is featured, maintaining the experience and value to the line of figures. Kidrobot will feature 16-20 different figures per
series, and be made available in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America.


In second quarter 2007, Adult Swim set all-new ad-supported basic cable total day delivery records for any quarter with adults 18-34, adults 18-24, men 18-34 and men 18-24.  Adult Swim remains the #1 ad-supported basic cable network among young adult viewers, ranking #1 in delivery of its target demos, adults 18-34, adults 18-24, men 18-34 and men 18-24, according to data from Nielsen Media Research.
 
About Kidrobot
Founded by designer Paul Budnitz in 2002, Kidrobot is the world’s premier creator and retailer of limited edition art toys and apparel.  The products sold at Kidrobot merge street trends and pop art to produce limited edition, collectible toys and apparel.  Many Kidrobot products feature unique collaborations by famous artists with backgrounds in graffiti, fine art, industrial design, graphic design, illustration and music.  Kidrobot operates three store-galleries, one at 126 Prince Street in SoHo, New York City, another at 1512 Haight Street in San Francisco and a third at 7972 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.  Kidrobot products can also be found at numerous boutique retailers around the world.  Visit Kidrobot online at www.kidrobot.com.
Posted 9/22/2007
Bandai Sept 2007 PC Key to Block Access to Harmful Sites for Kids - Japan Corporate News
Tokyo, Sept 3, 2007 (Jiji Press) - Bandai Co. and Buffalo Inc. said Monday they will launch on Sept. 14 a personal computer accessory designed to block access to harmful Internet sites by children.

The product, 'PASOKON Kids Key,' comes in a shape of a 9-centimeter-long key that can be inserted in a PC through the universal serial bus slot.

When inserted, the UBS key automatically changes the PC screen to child mode, allowing users to connect to the Internet only through a portal site designed especially for children, with access restricted to sites suitable for viewing by children.

The product, which also helps limit children's browsing time, is expected to sell for 3,480 yen.

Bandai, a toy-making arm of Namco Bandai Holdings Inc. <7832>, and Buffalo, a major USB flash memory maker, aim to sell 200,000 units by the end of March, the companies said.
Posted 9/10/2007
Sept 2007 Number of Kids Hurt by Dangerous Products More than Doubles - Consumer Affairs
A new study finds that the number of children injured by products recalled for fire- and burn-related hazards more than doubled in the last five years, in comparison with the preceding decade. The study, conducted by the nonprofit organization Kids in Danger (KID), examined the 40 children’s products recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the last five years for risk of fire and burns, and analyzed the recall process and its participants. “The fact that 40 products were recalled in the last year, compared to 42 products in the ten years before that means that somewhere along the way, children’s product safety is getting sacrificed,” Emma Rosenberg, the report’s author said. “Technological advancements should correlate with a decrease in injuries and a decrease in recalls, not the opposite.” The report found that products were recalled for electrical failure, battery failure, flammability, and exposed heat surface/substance. A total of 5,400,014 units were recalled.

Easy-Bake

While the report found that the majority of the products, nearly 60%, were recalled due to battery and electrical failure, the product which caused the most injuries and had the second largest recall was Hasbro Inc.’s Easy-Bake Oven, whose hazard was an exposed heat surface. In redesigning the decades-old design that relied on a light bulb, the new Easy-Bake Oven had metal inside of the oven that children could access through the front opening. ”While recent recalls of products contaminated with lead have focused attention on the manufacturing process and imports, this recall shows that faulty design contributes as well to injuries,” said Nancy Cowles, executive director of KID. Some of the most hazardous products recalled included:

• 1,000,000 units of Hasbro Inc.’s Easy-Bake Oven, responsible for 82 burns, one so severe as to require the amputation of a five-year-old’s finger,

• 180,000 units of Creative Innovation and Sourcing LLC’s radio- control Pro-Flying Saucer, responsible for burning 7 children,

• 233,000 units of Fisher-Price’s Crib Mobile Toy, responsible for dripping battery acid on six infants, chemically burning them. Other findings of the report include:

• Elkton Sparkler Inc. had the largest recall at 1,700,000 units of Bamboo Stick Sparklers.

• Thirty percent of the products recalled failed to pass the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act; all were articles of clothing.

Big contributor

Two manufacturers were responsible for four of the forty recalls in one year alone. In February 2006 Creative Innovations and Sources LLC recalled 8,000 of its Thunder Spin R.C. Road Rage Stunt Machine Trucks. Over a month later, it recalled 180,000 radio- controlled Pro Flying Saucers. Spin Master Toys waited even longer between recalls: nearly three months between recalling 7,500 radio- controlled airplanes and 46,200 remote-controlled helicopters.
Posted 9/2/2007
Carl Jr and Hardees Nov 2007 Cool Kid Combos Surf's Up toys
August 20, 2007

S ONY Pictures will test the home video waters for the Oct. 9 Surf's Up DVD release with partners Carl's Jr., Hardees, Chuck E. Cheese's, Carl Buddig, On-Cor Frozen Foods, Langers Juice and Sea World.

For the theatrical release in June, Surf's Up rode tandem with McDonald's, Old Navy, ConAgra Foods, Baskin-Robbins, Sea World and other partners who offered up more than $100 million in media spending (Brandweek, Feb. 26). With the DVD (and Blu-Ray and PSP) launch, new partners allow for more exposure in uncharted territory.

'Having unique partners allows us to be in so many different areas, [such as] in grocery stores,' said Suzanne White, vp-marketing at Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Los Angeles. Surf's Up 'chronicles' how penguins invented the sport of surfing.

From Oct. 22-Dec. 16., Carl's Jr. and Hardees locations will feature four collectible toys in their Cool Kids Combos along with a $5 instant rebate coupon for the purchase of a DVD and Ubisoft Surf's Up game. In addition, about 1,000 locations will distribute Surf's Up trick-or-treat bags and a premium toy with each kid's meal during the month preceding Halloween.

Chuck E. Cheese's will distribute 57 million FSIs promoting the home entertainment release and offering discount coupons to its pizza places. Carl Buddig will place rebate stickers on 15 million of its lunch meat packages good for $3 off the DVD.

Beginning Oct. 14, On-Cor Frozen Foods will run a 25 million circulation FSI containing a $5 rebate offer for the DVD along with two of its family-sized entrees.

Bundled with the DVD will be a Surf's Up insert that promotes Sea World Adventure Parks.

Project: Pikachew

Pokémon USA will launch a back-to-school promotion with Armour-Eckrich's LunchMakers that will put characters from the latest Diamond and Pearl games on 30 million packages of the portable, refrigerated meals. The 13 SKUs (six fun kits and seven 'smalls') hit shelves later this month and run through November.

Packages will tout 10,000 Pokémon prizes in the instant-win sweeps, including 10 trips to New York's Nintendo World to visit the Pokémon Center, Nintendo DS units, Diamond and Pearl videogames, DVDs from licensee Viz and character figures from Jakks-Pacific. And it wouldn't be Pokémon if there wasn't a card to collect: Each SKU contains a bookmark featuring a different character.

There will be no media support, but the brands will market online and at 950 stores via ShelfVision video ads triggered by a motion sensor.

While Pokémon skews about 2-1 boys-to-girls, the sweepstakes is aimed equally at boys and girls ages 5-11. 'We made sure to focus on elements that are just as important to the girls as the boys,' said Bruce Loeb, vp-marketing at Pokémon USA, New York. 'We included tough and cute characters.'

Pizza, nachos, chicken nuggets and Cracker Crunchers are some of the SKUs that will carry new characters Turtwig, Chimchar and Piplup along with classics Pikachu, Dialga and Palkia. Armour-Eckrich, Lisle, Ill., is a

$1 billion a year company, and its LunchMakers is a leading brand in the portable, refrigerated lunch category.

Diamond and Pearl games were introduced this past spring and the Diamond and Pearl toon debuted in June on Cartoon Network.
Posted 8/26/2007
Kmart Aug 2007 More dolls look like the kids holding them

Bolstered by the success of Nickelodeon's popular bilingual children's character Dora the Explorer and the spending power of the nation's growing minority population, toy retailers across the country are filling their shelves with dolls whose skin colors and facial features reflect the kids who play with them.
Although black and Hispanic dolls have been around for decades, the newer versions try harder at authenticity, rather than simply tinting hair and skin from 'white' doll molds.
Now, discount retailer Kmart hopes to cash in on a growing appetite for ethnic toys among minority consumers, and their rising spending power. It's launching its own initiative this month, putting dozens of multicultural dolls on shelves in each of its 1,400 stores.
Although other retailers are stocking more multicultural dolls, Kmart claims it's the first mass-market retailer to have such a wide selection available in every store.
When the rollout is completed next week, Kmart stores will sell nearly four dozen types of ethnic dolls - a nearly fourfold increase from what's currently available. The dolls are flanked by an advertising campaign in the store's circulars and designed to appeal to black, Hispanic and Asian parents.
'We needed to be relevant to them,' said Philipp Elliott, a toy merchandise manager at Kmart, a subsidiary of Hoffman Estates-based Sears Holdings Corp.
Becoming relevant to minority shoppers can reap big benefits. About one in three Americans is a minority, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Between 2006 and 2011, the spending power of the country's blacks, Asians, Native Americans and multiracial shoppers is expected to grow 38 percent, to $1.9 trillion. Meanwhile Hispanic buying power alone is projected to grow a formidable 48 percent, to almost $1.2 trillion, according to data from the University of Georgia's Selig Center for Economic Growth.
By 2050, minorities will account for half of U.S. residents, the Census Bureau forecasts.
Kmart executives hope the doll campaign will bring renewed foot traffic to their stores, which saw sales revenue fall 2.3 percent last year. Last month, Sears warned second-quarter earnings will likely fall well below expectations because of more disappointing sales at Kmart and its sister Sears stores.
Posted 8/19/2007
Yamato Aug 2007 Announces The Gn-U: Galaxy Cyclone Braiger

Torrance, CA, August 7, 2007 – Yamato USA, the North American division of the Yamato Group with headquarters in the otaku capital of the world - the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan, is pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for the very first item in Yamato’s exciting new product line sure to be the hit with giant, transforming robot fans:  The GN-U.  The GN-U is an all new line of transforming figures spotlighting the classic robots of Japanese anime with a contemporary styling for the ultimate in transforming robot fun.  First up is Braiger from Galaxy Cyclone Braiger.  Standing at approximately 9.85”, Braiger can be transformed through interchanging parts into three styles - Braiger, Bri-Star, and Bri-Thunder.  What's more, each joint in the Braiger action figure contains special ratchet mechanisms for full range of motion and authentic posing.  This behemoth even includes its Bri-Cannon, Bri-Sword and Bri-Spear as accessory parts.  Now that’s bri-lliant!
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Window boxed, The GN-U:  Braiger arrives December 2007 / January 2008 with an MSRP of $168.00.
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Posted 8/11/2007
Yamato Aug 2007 Announces The Gn-U: Galaxy Cyclone Braiger

TORRANCE, CA, August 7, 2007 – Yamato USA, the North American division of the Yamato Group with headquarters in the otaku capital of the world - the Akihabara district of Tokyo, Japan, is pleased to announce the opening of pre-orders for the very first item in Yamato’s exciting new product line sure to be the hit with giant, transforming robot fans:  The GN-U.  The GN-U is an all new line of transforming figures spotlighting the classic robots of Japanese anime with a contemporary styling for the ultimate in transforming robot fun.  First up is Braiger from Galaxy Cyclone Braiger.  Standing at approximately 9.85”, Braiger can be transformed through interchanging parts into three styles - Braiger, Bri-Star, and Bri-Thunder.  What's more, each joint in the Braiger action figure contains special ratchet mechanisms for full range of motion and authentic posing.  This behemoth even includes its Bri-Cannon, Bri-Sword and Bri-Spear as accessory parts.  Now that’s bri-lliant!
 
Window boxed, The GN-U:  Braiger arrives December 2007 / January 2008 with an MSRP of $168.00.

 
Posted 8/11/2007
Hasbro Aug 2007 HPG Sends Kids Back-to-School Sporting Hasbro’s Hottest Toy Brands

HPG Sends Kids Back-to-School Sporting Hasbro’s Hottest Toy Brands

Save a Seat on the Bus for OPTIMUS PRIME and Jam Your Backpack with all Your Favorites from LITTLEST PET SHOP

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), is rolling out a powerful back-to-school lineup this year with dozens of products based on some of the hottest toy brands for boys and girls, including TRANSFORMERS and LITTLEST PET SHOP. Young students will be able to wear, write on, and carry products that reflect their favorite toy characters that will be available in the form of t-shirts, accessories, lunch bags, backpacks, notebooks and pens/pencils.
TRANSFORMERS, the globally popular toy franchise, is also one of this summer’s blockbuster movie hits, and LITTLEST PET SHOP, a line of cute and collectible pets, is the fastest growing girls' brand in the toy industry.
“Our back-to-school items deliver on two fronts this year – they are fun and hip for kids and hold practical appeal for mom,” said Bryony Bouyer, senior vice president of marketing at HPG. “We have teamed up with premier licensees such as Mead Westvaco, Steve & Barry’s and FAB Starpoint to bring to market high quality items that cast popular Hasbro brands in a stylish, cool light that resonates with boys and girls from kindergarten through high school.”
Hasbro’s back-to-school lineup has something for every student who is a TRANSFORMERS or LITTLEST PET SHOP fan.
LITTLEST PET SHOP:
Graphic t-shirts from Fortune Fashions
Notebooks, folders and journals from FAB Starpoint
Backpacks and bags from FAB Starpoint
Novelty pens from Stylus
TRANSFORMERS:
Graphic t-shirts from Extreme Concepts
Tops and bottoms from Kids Headquarters
Learning activity center from Kid Designs
Footwear from Elan Polo
Underwear from Fruit of the Loom
Notebooks, portfolios, binders, pencil pouches from Mead Westvaco
Backpacks and lunch bags from Accessory Network
Radio control pens available exclusively at Radio Shack
Key chains and backpack clip-on accessories from Basic Fun
Hasbro-branded back-to-school items can be found in retail stores nationwide, such as Wal-Mart, Target, ToysRUs, Kohl’s, Steve & Barry’s, Claire’s and many other retailers.
ABOUT HPG
HPG, the licensing division of Hasbro, Inc., (NYSE:HAS), translates one of the industry's richest portfolios of brands into a world of fun and excitement for children and adults globally. Through a host of publishing, digital media, lifestyle and entertainment platforms, HPG is able to surround fans worldwide with consumer products that expand Hasbro's core brands, such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, G.I. JOE, TONKA and PLAYSKOOL.
Posted 8/11/2007
KidBean.com Aug 2007 Announces New Organic Cotton Nursing Dolls

Vegan Family Superstore KidBean.com now offers organic cotton nursing dolls made with fair labor in the USA. The nursing dolls, or breastfeeding dolls, are made by a work-at-home mom (WAHM) using only organic cotton. The dolls are an exciting addition to the company's large selection of organic cotton dolls and stuffed toys.
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 8, 2007 -- With increased public awareness of the environmental triggers for asthma, allergies, and chemical sensitivities, more people are seeking organic cotton plush toys and dolls for their children. As an online retailer that specializes in earth-friendly, labor-friendly, vegan products, KidBean.com is proud to offer one of the largest collections of dolls and stuffed toys made from pure, certified organic cotton, all made with fair labor and most made in the USA.
ONews Imagewner and founder Melissa Zenz recalls 'When my daughter was about two years old, we bought her a nursing doll as a gift. I believe firmly in the benefits of breastfeeding for health and environmental reasons, and wanted her to have a doll that she could use to role-play this loving and routine aspect of our lives that was so unfamiliar to most of the people we knew.'
Posted 8/11/2007
WowWee July 2007 Roboquad Toy Robot Fun for Kids

The colors are familiar and there's a telltale Robosapien logo on the chest, but WowWee's new Roboquad looks unlike any toy or robot you've seen before.
With four 'legs,' a body like a 1970s airport terminal and a longish neck topped off with a flat head, it's more crustacean than automaton.
More than any robot toy WowWee's produced before, the Roboquad defies description.
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It's 14 inches tall, weighs roughly 3 pounds, and comes, like all other WowWee toys, with a remote control that lets you control movement and, to an extent, mood.
The Roboquad operates in four different 'personalities': default, Activity, Aggression and Awareness; each of these can be set at different levels.
There is also an Autonomy mode, which allows Roboquad to roam freely and interact with its environment. Each setting affects how the robot walks, sounds, looks around, and reacts to stimuli.
Posted 7/15/2007
McDonald's July 2007 Sicko Happy Meal Toys A Big Hit With Kids

‘SICKO’ HAPPY MEAL TOYS A BIG HIT WITH KIDS


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Hollywood — McDonald’s on Monday reported that sales have skyrocketed since action figures from “Sicko,” the new Michael Moore film assailing the U.S. health care system, were included in Happy Meals. Children have been forcing their parents to make repeat trips to try to collect all 10 action figures from the popular documentary.

“My favorite toy from ‘Sicko’ is Tarsha Harris,” said five year-old Evan Sotan. “Tarsha was denied coverage by her HMO because she once had a yeast infection. The action figure looks just like the real lady in the movie.”
“Did you know that the United States has sunk to No. 37 on the World Health Organization’s ranking of health systems?” asked six year-old customer Dana Herlow as she opened her Happy Meal to find the Linda Peeno action figure, a former medical reviewer for Humana featured in the film. The figure’s right arm moves up and down and can stamp the word “denied” on small pieces of paper that say “insurance claims.”
Many observers were surprised to see Moore partner with a huge corporation like McDonalds. But the filmmaker said it was necessary to spread his message beyond his core fans.
“I can reach out to my liberal audience pretty well, but I need to connect with the next generation,” Moore told Dateline Hollywood. “If children can learn about the complexities and deficiencies of our healthcare system, then there’s a good chance they will play a role later in life in changing healthcare in this country. Plus, as part of the agreement, I get free Big Macs for life.”
One of the most popular figures in the Happy Meal collection is John Graham, an EMT and rescue technician who was on the job on Sept. 11, 2001. His private health insurance did not cover illnesses he says resulted from months of 9/11 recovery work.
“My son loves the Graham toy,” said librarian and mother Heather Collette. “He is always playing with the little oxygen tank that lets John Graham breathe.”
“Graham is my favorite,” confirmed Collette’s seven year-old son Trevor. “Graham has esophageal burns from his work at ground zero. If you push the button on his back, the toy coughs up phlegm. It isn’t really phlegm but a yummy Vanilla milkshake.”
The most popular action figure in the Happy Meal is Michael Moore, which is the toughest one to find.
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“We didn’t make too many Michael Moores because they are four times the size of the other action figures which meant a lot more plastic in the toy making process,” explained Derek Crowley, a spokesman for McDonald’s.
The Michael Moore figure comes with its own wicker chair that collapses whenever the character sits on it. Kids can then snap the chair back together again, making for hours of fun.
Posted 7/5/2007
July 2007 Auctioning off the Galaxy... For a Great Cause! - StarWars.com
From action figures to ceramic money boxes, for 30 years an endless variety of Star Wars branded fun has been available to fans. But vintage items are becoming harder and harder to find.
Through the generosity of the vaunted Lucas Licensing Archives, Celebration Europe will be the site of a live charity auction that will include rare, classic items -- many in mint to near-mint condition.
The Live Auction will offer a rare opportunity to fill in collections -- or start new ones -- of cool, vintage items. Looking for Power of the Force or Animated Droids & Ewoks figures or vehicles? How about 'minty' Radio-Controlled Jawa Sandcrawlers or JC Penney Sonic-Controlled Landspeeders from the original Star Wars era?
The bounty is broad: Kenner action figures from the USA, play sets, carry-cases, vehicles, role-play, weapons, creatures, and more covering all three original movies and the Power of the Force line; early ceramic money boxes of Darth Vader, R2-D2, and C-3PO; collector plates; UK school supplies; lunchboxes; games... and lots more.
'We are really excited to give our fans and collectors in Europe the opportunity to pick up a 'treasure' from the Licensing Archives,' said Howard Roffman, president of Lucas Licensing. 'We've gone through and picked some really choice items. We know that the people attending Celebration Europe include some of our most loyal fans and it's great to be able to give them something back and have all proceeds go to a truly great charity.'
Why pay online auction prices? Here's your opportunity to 'steal' a rare item at a very low price and benefit a wonderful cause, the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, with which Lucasfilm Ltd. -- and the worldwide 501st Legion -- has had a long relationship.
For more information about Celebration Europe, visit the official site here.
Star Wars Celebration Europe Vintage Live Charity Auction
Platinum Stage
ExCeL Convention Center
Sunday, July 15; 2:00 pm -- 3:30 pm
Posted 7/5/2007
Wilton Historical Society May 2007 ‘Made In Connecticut: Toys For American Kids'
Toys originally made to entertain and educate boys and girls are now the 'toys' of collectors, with values that would astonish the original maker. The Wilton Historical Society's current exhibit, 'Made In Connecticut: Toys For American Kids,' on view at the Wilton Heritage Museum until July 15, 2007, is designed to entertain the collector and to educate those interested in what American kids played with before plastics and electronics.

Conversations with the collectors and the opportunity for 'show & tell' and identification of toys brought in will take place at the museum on June 24 and July 1.
'In early America, most children had to make do with playthings made of material close at hand,' said Marilyn Gould, museum director. 'While the few wealthy families brought to the new world fashionable dolls, stylish dollhouses, silver rattles, hobby horses and toy soldiers, the vast majority of children had the simplest of toys, made at home. Entertainment was not the primary goal, for most 'toys' had the aim of educating and enforcing gender roles and differences.'
In the mid-Nineteenth Century, American toymaking, spurred by the industrialization that occurred in the towns of central Connecticut, served as the breeding ground for the concept of mass production and standardization and forever changed America, making goods affordable for middle class families.
Ives mechanical firehouse and pumper.
Ives mechanical firehouse and pumper.
The Wilton exhibit begins with a selection of Connecticut-made clocks and tinware. Eli Terry has been called the man who transformed clockmaking from hand craftsmanship to a fledgling factory system, mass-producing products with interchangeable parts. Terry was an innovative pioneer in the development of less expensive shelf clocks for the middle class. Brass movements truly democratized clock ownership and then were used to mechanize toys.

Clockwork toys included in the exhibition illustrate the relationship between clockmaking, the tin business and the fledgling domestic toy industry. A clock by George Brown serves as a catalyst for this progression. A clockmaker from 1845 to 1855, Brown turned to his first love, toys, about 1855. He is credited with manufacturing the first clockwork toy train in America in 1856.
Brown's tin toys are among the most admired today. Three of his original watercolor sketches, along with the toys they represent, are included in the exhibition. Other Connecticut toymakers, Merriam and Hull & Stafford, also made similar painted tin toys in the 1870s and 1880s. Precise attribution is difficult today, but the large assemblage displayed is especially charming.
Brown and Elisha Stevens joined forces for more than a decade, creating iconic toys highly valued today such as the clockwork 'perambulators.' Also of interest in the exhibit are the three rare 'walking dolls' patented by Enoch Rice Morrison in 1856.
Posted 5/12/2007
Organizing kid collections - WTNH

Organizing kid collections
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Does your home have Beanie Babies, Barbies or baseball cards scattered about? Gazillions of stuffed animals or a growing pile of sea shells from summer days at the beach? While it's actually good for kids to develop an interest in things they are passionate about, interesting collections can easily turn into frustrating clutter if they are not organized properly!
Rule #1: It's okay to have collections, but not if they are simply shoved into a black trash bag up in the attic or into boxes in storage. The idea is to honor collections by displaying the items so that you can actually enjoy them.
Rule #2: Just because you have a lot of something does not make it a ‘collection' that's worth keeping and maintaining. Sort through the pile and pull out just those collectable pieces that you enjoy, are worth money or have deep sentimental roots and display them!
Beanie Babies/Webkinz/Barbie & Bratz Dolls: A great way to store these cute little animals & dolls is using over the door shoe pockets or finding a small decorative bin that can house them all together when the kids are not playing with them.
Build-A-Bears and other assorted stuffed animals: Consider hanging mesh shelves available from Ikea made for kids room and can house lots of stuffed animals.  Also try using a nylon or mesh pop-up floor bin to gather the little creatures together.
Bella Sera Cards/Baseball/Pokemon Cards: Get your child a 3-ring binder with plastic insert sheets made exclusively for these game cards. The kids can easily flip through them, organize according to their favorite cards and even keep any duplicates in a separate page for trading with friends.
Brownie/Girl Scout merit patches: can also be stored in the same type 3-ring binder for those scouts that don't opt to sew them on but still don't want to lose them.
American Girl Dolls and outfits: Sometimes a particular collection might warrant a small table/shelf piece of furniture, such as this one (the size of a small night stand with a small cabinet door and 2 shelves underneath for canvas baskets). The dolls can sit on top or even inside the cabinet and the slide out canvas bins are great for organizing all their clothing. And it looks pretty in your child's room.
China dolls from around the world: My daughters Lindsay and Lexy take advantage of our family that travels a lot. Since they were toddlers, they have been collecting dolls from various countries & display them on a special ‘trophy' shelf I  had installed along the top of their bedroom walls, about 12 inches from the ceiling.  (of course, it's a great place to display sports & dance trophies too!)
SeaShells: A pretty glass container works best and adds a decorative touch to the room.
Coin collections: Such as state quarters and the new Presidential dollars work best when you purchase a specialized coin folder/book available at most discount stores or school book fairs.  
Posted 5/12/2007
Yujin April 2007 Galaxy Angel 2 SR DX Tequila Marjoram
Price: 2,800 yen
Series: Galaxy Angel 2
Manufacturer: Yujin
Release Date: Apr 2007
Type: Completed Fixed-Pose Figure
Description: Tequila Marjoram, Kahlua's alter ego after she consumes alcohol, is set in a lovely seductive pose and comes with a mantle to complete her outfit. She stands 16cm tall and a figure display base and stand are included to help keep her upright. Please note that figures such as this are mass produced and as a result some inconsistencies in finish and painting may occur; these are not considered manufacturer's defects. If you absolutely must have perfection, prepare to do some touch-up work on your own.

Posted 5/12/2007
Yujin 2007 SRDX Galaxy Angel - Lily C. Sherbert

I will be the first to admit that they just aren't even trying anymore with the names in Galaxy Angel, but really? Lily Caramel Sherbert? COME ON! Isn't that a bit much? Anyway, Yuujin is offering up this generally crappy Lily figure on their SRDX line. High Points: I can sort of see part of her ass in one picture; I don't have to buy it. Low Points: Flat Hair; Weird Paint; Everything Else. So there you go. She's out in August for a WAYYYY too high 2,940 yen. I'd say hold off until someone else makes her or your vision becomes heavily impaired.
One picture after the jump. Try not to get too excited. Oh, and I am skipping this shitty Gundam thing. If that offends you… it probably should. Oh, this one sucks too.
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Posted 5/5/2007
May 2007 Profile: Obsessed kid collects, names and dreams of ... vacuums

Obsessed kid collects, names and dreams of vacuums

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 Just like your average five-year-old, Aidan Adkins is obsessed with robots, bubblegum and most of all, vacuums.

He's been into the suckers ever could walk, and has amassed a collection of eleven various vacs, ranging from toys to pro models.

For his birthday and Christmas he asks for money to buy more to add to his collection, and then carefully researches the options to spend his hard-earned allowance on the latest and greatest.

Naturally, he's got names for all of them, like 'Shoppy' the Shop Vac; 'Scrubby,' a Bissell Pro Heat 2X; and 'Kitchy' for the kitchens.

Bissell recently sent him a Healthy Home vac for his birthday, which he named 'Sucky.' We would poke fun at the peculiar hobby, but about half our Engadget Mobile editors have a similar basement phone collection, and our own Evan Blass opens his home for nursing abandoned and abused Pocket PC devices back to life.

Sure, you won't see Paris Hilton at a vacuum launch any time soon, but we're sure Aidan has plans to change all that -- once he scores the dream job Dyson internship and single-handedly revolutionizes the industry with slim n' sexy vacs.


 
Posted 5/5/2007
Fisher-Price 2007 NASCAR 'cars' for kids

Who would buy a race car that goes 5 mph? Fisher-Price believes a lot of parents will.
The toy company is in the final stages of negotiations to acquire a NASCAR license to produce battery-operated race cars for children.
Beginning in May, Fisher-Price expects to have the cars, produced under its line of 'Power Wheels,' available at retail for a suggested price of about $220 each. The mini-vehicles with engine sound effects will normally feature two gears to achieve speeds of 2.5 or 5 mph, plus reverse.
A 12-volt battery and charger will be included, and the car is recommended for children ages 3 and up.
Initial plans call for Fisher-Price to create cars with the authentic look of those driven by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Distribution will include most of the major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Kmart, Toys 'R' Us and others.
'From a kid's perspective, this is about the fantasy of becoming the driver and role-playing,' said Chris Pardi, director of marketing for Fisher-Price's line of 'Power Wheels.'
'When you look at our battery-operated ride-ons, NASCAR seemed like a logical move for us. When you look at NASCAR's demographics and the strength and growth of the brand, it's a very desirable license.'
Pardi said he thought this was the first time Fisher-Price had acquired a license from a pro sports league or series, although it does produce football and basketball games under the ESPN brand.
In addition to the 'Power Wheels,' Fisher-Price is working to obtain a license to create 'Shake 'n Go' cars with authentic NASCAR looks. These hand-held cars for preschoolers are designed to be shaken by the child; the more it shakes, the faster it goes.
Terms of Fisher-Price's license were not available.
Posted 4/7/2007
Movie Burger King Kids' Meal Toys Images
An eBay auction has popped up on the world wide web from '23bountyhunter' for Burger King's kids' meal toys for the upcoming 'Transformers' movie. Four of the figures are in vehicle mode, four are in robot mode, totalling up to eight figures. The vehicle mode figures are Optimus Prime, Ironhide, Ratchet, and Blackout (listed by its codename 'Incinerator' in the auction) while the robot mode figures are Megatron, Starscream, Bumblebee, and Scorponok. Check them out in the gallery.
Posted 4/7/2007
Bandai 2007 Tamagotchi-Branded Mobile Phone For Kids

ORLANDO, FL – CTIA Wireless – Mar. 27, 2007) – First introduced as a pocket-sized toy in 1996, the classic Tamagotchi virtual pet now comes as just one of the many features loaded onto a fully functional prepaid mobile phone for kids. The phone is being brought to retail through a joint effort between PlayPhone and Bandai America.
Bandai’s original Tamagotchi virtual pet has sold more than 40 million units worldwide, with more than 12 million in the U.S. and Canada. Not only did the original toy spur a pop culture phenomenon, but also created a new toy category and prompted countless imitations. During its peak, 15 Tamagotchi units were sold every minute in the U.S. and Canada.
The Tamagotchi-branded mobile phone is brightly colored and comes with an enhanced version of the original Tamagotchi toy as a mobile game and a custom Tamagotchi wallpaper. The Tamagotchi mobile game allows kids to “hatch” their virtual pet right on the phone and participate in feeding, cleaning up after and playing with the pet in an attempt to be a good parent and raise a well behaved Tamagotchi.
Unique to the Tamagotchi prepaid mobile phone is PlayPhone’s ability to convert users’ prepaid airtime minutes into mobile content credits that can be used on the TamaPhone.com Web site. Kids will be able to further customize their Tamagotchi phone with popular wallpaper, ringtones and games without having to use their parent’s credit card.
In order to appeal to kids and their parents alike, the Tamagotchi phone will also come with strict, easy-to-use parental controls and a no-contract, pay-as-you-go system powered by PlayPhone’s mobile storefront. In addition, parents can easily implement dialing access limitations for incoming and outgoing calls.
“The Tamagotchi phone will be the must-have accessory for every kid this summer,” said Masao Ohata, vice president of Network Entertainment for Bandai America. “Instead of having two separate electronics, the Tamagotchi phone combines the classic virtual pet with what every kid already wants—a phone of their very own.”
“Tamagotchi appeals to an electronic toy-savvy market of young people, and we thought it a natural segue to combine that with the go-anywhere fun that wireless entertainment offers,” said Ron Czerny, chief executive officer at PlayPhone. “Whether it’s keeping in touch with your kids or offering them wholesome entertainment options like Tamagotchi, this new prepaid mobile phone has something for everyone.”
Posted 3/31/2007
Upper Deck March 2007 Sid the Kid Details

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Upper Deck has released details of their Sidney Crosby All-Star Vinyl figure (designed by MAD).  The release date will be on Friday March 27th...through the Upper Deck online store.   The figure will be limited to 1,500 pieces in the away jersey and 500 in the home.
Posted 3/22/2007
Burger King March 2007 Kids Meal toys by Jada Toys & Manhattan Toy Co Posted 3/17/2007
Cellphone providers target kids - NorthJersey.com - March 2007 Posted 3/17/2007
Sucklord 61: A Kidrobot Sellout Posted 3/9/2007
Jada Toys' Chub City(R) Car Brand to Be Featured in Burger King Kids Meals - Feb 2007 Posted 2/27/2007
Giga Ball Gives Kids Giggles As They Crawl Inside to Roll, Spin, Tumble and Bounce Posted 2/24/2007
Hasbro, Gibson develop interactive kids - Providence Business News Published 2/24/2007
Cabbage Patch Kids still have their fans in the Valley - Fresno Bee Published 2/24/2007
Chinese toys invade kids’ dens - Newindpress Published 2/24/2007
Kidrobot Feb 2007 Beyond Plastic - Fast Company Posted 2/22/2007
Burger King Feb 2007 Jada Toys' Chub City(R) Car Brand to Be Featured in Kids Meals ... - Market Wire (press release) Posted 2/10/2007
Bandai America Feb 2007 Ben 10 & Team Galaxy Posted 2/10/2007
Yujin April 2007 SR DX Galaxy Angel II Tequila Posted 2/2/2007
Jan 2007 New kid on the block: Fulla, Arab's answer to Barbie Posted 1/9/2007
Arthur and the Invisibles - Aims For Kids' Hearts Posted 1/9/2007
3rd Annual ‘Invent-A-Toy’ World Games Challenges America’s Kids to ... - Emediawire Published 1/6/2007
Jan 2007 Marketing to Kids Posted 1/6/2007
McDonald's Jan 2007 Yu-Gi-Oh! Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals - Anime News Network Posted 1/4/2007
Jan 2007 - 3rd Annual ‘Invent-A-Toy’ World Games Challenges America’s Kids to ... - PR Web Posted 1/4/2007
Northern Kentucky 2007 - Johnny's Toys still a fun spot for kids of all ages Posted 1/4/2007
Kopin Corp. micro-display used in kids' Spy Video Car Published 12/15/2006
Bandai 1999 Power Rangers -Deluxe Galaxy Megazord Posted 12/9/2006
Konami and Burger King Invite Kids to Get Up and Get Active - GameZone - Dec 2006 Posted 12/9/2006
Tiny magnets in toys big danger for kids, feds warn Posted 12/9/2006
Konami and Burger King Team up for kids Fitness - XboxSolution - Dec 2006 Posted 12/4/2006
This is what kids don't want for Christmas - Dec 2006 Posted 12/4/2006
Orchid seed Feb 2007 One horseman this thousand - Seki Alice Ver. O kid - painted PVC 1/7 scale Posted 12/2/2006
6 strategies used to get kids to want stuff bad Published 11/25/2006 by  Ithaca Journal 
Toys 'R' Us Treats Kids Of Fallen Firefighters - NY1 - Nov 2006 Posted 11/20/2006
VW supports Kidrobot's LA store opening with custom Dunny Rabbit - Autoblog Posted 11/16/2006
Kidrobot Nov 2006 LA Reopening Posted 11/12/2006
Daiki Kogyo Oct 2006 Galaxy Angel - Mint Blancmanche PVC Completed 1/6 scale Posted 11/10/2006
Kid Robot Nov 2006 Gorillaz Pvc Cmyk Edition Posted 11/8/2006
Neca Nov 2006 JACK SERIES 4 : MUMMY BOY and BAT KID [Action Figures and Toys] BURTON Tim Posted 11/3/2006
Barbie and MAC pair up on cosmetics deal, but not for kids! - CosmeticsDesign.com Posted 11/2/2006
South Africa 2006 : Kids’ stuff costs a fortune this year Posted 10/30/2006
Daiki Industry Oct 2006 Galaxy Angel 1/6 scale Posted 10/27/2006
Nintendo 2007 Skull Kid - Polystone Posted 10/17/2006
England: KIDS TO DEMAND MOVIE AND TV SHOW TOYS FOR XMAS - Mirror.co.uk Posted 10/11/2006
No kidding, librarians are lots of fun - Evansville Courier & Press Posted 10/10/2006
Galaxy Force Optimus Prime Released In Canada Published 10/8/2006
Japan's 'otaku' boom caters to kids of all ages, sizes and sexes Posted 10/7/2006
Galaxy Force Vector Prime and Deluxe Class Wave 9 Released In Canada Published 10/7/2006
KIDDIMOTO IN HAMLEYS AWARDS - Insidebikes.com Posted 10/5/2006
Independent Toy Company Shows It Can Make Kids' Toy Wishes Come True With Pirates of the Caribbean and Other Toy Award Posted 10/4/2006
Independent Toy Company Shows It Can Make Kids' Toy Wishes Come ... - Business Wire Posted 10/4/2006
Saban returns to roots with kids' shows venture - Reuters Posted 10/4/2006
Win a case of Kidrobot FatCap Series 1 MiniFigs Posted 10/4/2006
Huck Gee - Kidrobot 10 Release Party + Print Posted 10/1/2006
Toys “R” Us to open in China - Kids Today Published 9/27/2006
What Kids Want! eToys 2006 Hot Holiday Toys List for Holiday Gift Giving Posted 9/27/2006
Vice: Aramaki Motoko from Koukaku Kidoutai 1/8 scale Posted 9/26/2006
Toys ''R'' Us Releases Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids in ... - Business Wire Published 9/25/2006
Galaxy Force Optimus Prime Released In Canada Published 9/19/2006
Huck Gee - Kidrobot 10: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Posted 9/15/2006
Kidrobot toys bring out the kids in adults Posted 9/14/2006
Cybertron Galaxy Force Vector Prime Released in the US Published 9/14/2006
Fury as hooligan toys sold to kids - icBerkshire Published 9/5/2006
McDonald's and Nintendo(R) Invite Kids to Get Active and 'Take ... - PR Newswire (press release) Published 9/4/2006
In Motion: TADO - Cannibal Funfair @ Kidrobot LA Posted 9/4/2006
CYToys attracting new customer: kids Posted 8/31/2006
CYToys attracting new customer: kids - AZ Central.com Published 8/31/2006
McDonald's and Nintendo(R) Invite Kids to Get Active and 'Take ... - Yahoo! News (press release) Published 8/30/2006
McDonald’s offers gifts for kids with happy meal - Peninsula On-line Published 8/16/2006
Cybertron Galaxy Force Optimus Prime Released in the US Published 8/15/2006
More Images Of Cybertron Galaxy Force Vector Prime Published 8/9/2006
Sculpting a Galaxy with Lorne Peterson… Posted 8/8/2006
GANG OF KIDS DID IT - Electric New Paper Posted 8/7/2006
Allen Talks Galaxy Sequel Published 8/4/2006
The Paint Ball at Kidrobot Pirate Store Posted 8/4/2006
BananaToys com Releases Summer 2006 Hot Toy List - Toys with Kid-A ... - Express Press Release Published 8/1/2006
Galaxy weekly update - OurSports Central Published 8/1/2006
Kidman Aligned With Compass Published 7/31/2006
Ah, to Be a Kid Again. And Again. And Again... - The Simon Published 7/28/2006
LA Galaxy Weekly Update - OurSports Central Posted 7/25/2006
Kids can find out what people did for fun in 1800s - Noblesville Ledger Published 7/25/2006
Mattel Announces HyperScan Kids' Game System - Gamasutra Published 7/24/2006
Sculpting a galaxy for George Lucas Posted 7/24/2006
Kidrobot @ SDCC Day 1 Posted 7/20/2006
Fuse Box, A Blackberry For Kids Published 7/20/2006 by  The Uber-Review 
Japan toymakers go after 'kidults' Posted 7/17/2006
Toy auction for big kids Posted 7/11/2006
Burger King launches X-Men toys for kids - Peninsula On-line Published 7/10/2006
McDonald's introduces exercise bikes, but just for kids - SooToday.com Published 7/8/2006
Kidrobot @ TTF Posted 7/6/2006
More Cryo-Scourge and Galaxy Force Optimus Prime In Package Images Published 7/6/2006
Things and Stuff @ KidRobot - Cool Hunting Posted 7/5/2006
Spongebob treat for kids at Burger King - Trade Arabia Published 6/30/2006
Marathon Grows the Team Galaxy Brand - World Screen News Published 6/30/2006
BURGER KING Restaurants Help Kids Get 3-A-Day(TM) of Dairy With ... - Drug Newswire (press release) Published 6/28/2006
GROW UP? NEVER! Kids stuff is cool for a new breed of adults Posted 6/28/2006
Galaxy Force Lucky Draw Gold Master Galvatron Images Published 6/28/2006
Vector Prime Repaint Is Named Galaxy Force Vector Prime Published 6/23/2006
Galaxy Force DVD Volume 13 With Noisemaze Production Type Released Published 6/20/2006
HIT Entertainment expands Thomas & Friends license - Kids Today Published 6/14/2006
McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals Race Toward the ... - Auto Racing Daily Published 6/10/2006
Sony Picture’ new hire - Kids Today Published 6/7/2006
McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals Race Toward the ... - Yahoo! News (press release) Published 6/7/2006
Wolf Wins Over Kids Published 6/6/2006
Kids, cameras show 'Insights' - Charleston Post Courier Published 5/27/2006
Official Images Of Galaxy Force Optimus Prime Published 5/27/2006
UPSO - I Want to Live Forever @ Kidrobot NY Posted 5/24/2006
eHobby Announces Latest Releases - Galaxy Force Moledive and Blender Published 5/18/2006
Build-A-Bear toys offered with McDonald's kids' meals - San Antonio Business Journal Published 5/15/2006
Paul Heyman News, Kidman Update, RAW, Maven On Drugs, More - 24Wrestling Published 5/13/2006
Review of Dave Flores's Kon Artis from Kidrobot Posted 5/13/2006
McDonald's Summer Happy Meal(R) Line-Up Is Serious Fun for Kids ... - Yahoo! News (press release) Published 5/10/2006
Cherish kids with cuddly toys - The New Nation Published 5/8/2006
Fisher-Price MP3 Player for Kids - About - News & Issues Published 5/5/2006
Fisher Price Develops Kid-Tough Digital Camera - Popular Photography Magazine Published 5/5/2006
Lego Code Release Could Spur Kids to Become Developers Posted 5/5/2006
Fisher-Price unveils Kid-Tough camera and music player - engadget Published 5/4/2006
Stuff the kids - Eric Sclosser on what's wrong with McDonalds - No Sweat Published 5/2/2006
New versions of old toys proving a hit with adults, kids - TMCnet Published 5/2/2006
Kids' toys shouldn't be 'Hot, Raw, Freaky and Fun' - Dallas Morning News Posted 5/1/2006
On Your iTod Kid - Gadget Spy Published 4/30/2006
Kids' DVDS: April 2006 - PopMatters Published 4/27/2006
Stuff the kids - Guardian Unlimited Published 4/24/2006
Katrina's effect on kids Posted 4/21/2006
Galaxy Force DVD Vol. 11 Posted 4/20/2006
Lost Fans Party For Kids Published 4/19/2006
Bandai America Calls on Kids to Create & Direct Their Own Movies Using Their Power Rangers Toys Posted 4/18/2006
Bandai America Calls on Kids to Create & Direct Their Own Movies ... - Business Wire Published 4/18/2006
Raven Moon's Gina D to Appear LIVE with Barney at ''Kids Faire' ... - New Age Media Concepts (press release) Published 4/16/2006
Kids’ bedrooms get blast from the past Posted 4/16/2006
Kids’ bedrooms get blast from the past - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Published 4/16/2006
McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals Go Wild - CattleNetwork.com Published 4/15/2006
Kids on a hunt for Tamagotchis - Akron Beacon Journal Published 4/15/2006
NJC alum cast in new Suess Kid's Series - Journal-Advocate Posted 4/15/2006
Sellers needed for kids garage sale - Pioneer Press Published 4/13/2006
McDonald's Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals Go Wild - Yahoo! News (press release) Published 4/12/2006
Gift Ideas For Kids Of All Ages Posted 4/12/2006
Gift Ideas For Kids Of All Ages - CBS News Published 4/12/2006
Yes, those kids don't get enough sleep - DetNews.com Published 4/11/2006
Indianapolis Soldier Seeks Dolls for Afghan Kids Posted 4/11/2006
Shakespeare is for kids, too - Sun-Sentinel.com Published 4/11/2006
Indianapolis Soldier Seeks Dolls for Afghan Kids - WISH Published 4/11/2006
Reality of fast food dished out to kids - Toronto Star Published 4/10/2006
Star Wars Kid Suit Settled Published 4/10/2006
Parents make vintage nurseries to take their kids back in time Posted 4/10/2006
Parents make vintage nurseries to take their kids back in time - The Olympian Published 4/10/2006
Kids egg-static over Orland Easter prizes - Chicago Daily Southtown Published 4/9/2006
Study blaming kid obesity on TV is a big cop-out - Miami Herald Published 4/7/2006
Kidding around with zany Mel - Canberra City News Published 4/5/2006
Study blaming kid obesity on TV is a big cop-out - New York Daily News Published 4/4/2006
Vt. B&B a getaway for parents, kids - Boston Herald Published 4/2/2006
Doctor dolls out relief for kids - Melbourne Herald Sun Published 4/1/2006
Lead in kids' jewelry draws calls for action Published 3/31/2006 by  Kansas City Star 
Elf Club raises $11,000 for needy kids Posted 3/29/2006
Books Come to Life at Simon Malls as Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast ... - Yahoo! News Published 3/28/2006
Nickelodeon among top kids resorts - Orlando Sentinel Published 3/28/2006
Bill McMullen's ShuttleMax Launch Nears from Kidrobot Posted 3/28/2006
Fisher-Price and Loews Hotels love little kids - Playthings Published 3/26/2006
Elf Club raises $11,000 for needy kids Posted 3/25/2006
Galaxy Force DVD Exclusive Red Exillion Gallery Posted 3/25/2006
Toy's Dream Project's Galaxy Force Soundblaster Released Posted 3/24/2006
The Kids Have Their Hands in the Cookie Jar Posted 3/24/2006
Turning kids on to gardening - Catholic Online Posted 3/23/2006
Kids taken by parent go missing - DetNews.com Posted 3/23/2006
Sket One CiBoys from Kidrobot x Red Magic Posted 3/23/2006
Maxfield MAX-JOY kids MP3 player - Shiny Media Published 3/22/2006
Japan's mobile operators see kids as new market - Reuters.uk Published 3/22/2006
Romano's Kids Got Iced Published 3/22/2006
Elf Club raises $11,000 for needy kids Posted 3/21/2006
Elf Club raises $11,000 for needy kids Posted 3/21/2006
New techie toys aim to please kids - Fort Wayne News Sentinel Published 3/21/2006
Hasbro, Inc. Announces Special Partnership With Give Kids The ... - PR Newswire Published 3/21/2006
New Candy Land gets kids moving - Charlotte Observer Published 3/21/2006
Galaxy Force DVD Volume 10 Cover Pics Posted 3/21/2006
Area Kids Help Sell Lots of Toys - East Aurora Published 3/19/2006
Kids tunes turned into big business (NorthJersey.com) Posted 3/19/2006
Kids tunes turned into big business - NorthJersey.com Published 3/19/2006
Star Wars Rules the Toy Galaxy as the Number One Boys Property for ... - SirStevesGuide Published 3/19/2006
Hasbro, Inc. Announces Special Partnership With Give Kids The ... - PR Newswire (press release) Published 3/19/2006
Take musical chair away from kids, parents urged - Mid-Ocean News Published 3/19/2006
Area kids help sell lots of toys - Buffalo News Published 3/19/2006
From Fashionable and Nostalgic to High-Tech and New Age, McDonald's(R) Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals Offer (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) Posted 3/16/2006
Toy radar gun lets kids lay down law (Sunday Mail) Posted 3/14/2006
KidSational Teen Pop Group TGK to Perform at 2006 Mark Twain Awards Ceremony Hosted by APTRA Published 3/14/2006 by  Market Wire 
Focus on Galaxy Force Primus: TFW2005 Review and Photo Gallery Posted 3/13/2006
happy Workers: Toys For Big Kids - Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) Posted 3/11/2006
Kids speed radar gun 'toy of the year' (The Age) Posted 3/10/2006
Dave Flores's Signing @ Kidrobot LA Posted 3/8/2006
Tots for kids need adult help Published 2/27/2006 by  The Columbus Dispatch 
Comic, toy show not just for kids - The State Published 2/26/2006
Take the Kids - Washington Post Published 2/25/2006
Elf Club raises $11,000 for needy kids (Benton Courier) Posted 2/24/2006
New techie toys aim to please kids (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel) Posted 2/22/2006
Toy Fair unveils hottest stuff for kids (Florida Today) Posted 2/22/2006
Toy Fair unveils hottest stuff for kids - Florida Today Published 2/22/2006
Toy Fair unveils hottest stuff for kids (Florida Today) Posted 2/22/2006
This toy talk isnt meant for kids ears (Tri-Valley Herald) Posted 2/22/2006
Small World Kids and The Bead Shop Announce Merger Deal Suspended - PR Newswire (press release) Published 2/22/2006
Toys have a note for Iraqi kids: `Let's be friends' - Charlotte Observer Posted 2/22/2006
Huck Gee @ Kidrobot Los Angeles (03.09.2006) Posted 2/22/2006
Galaxy Force Vol 9 DVD Exclusive Chromia White Version Released Posted 2/22/2006
Galaxy Force Primus Has Officially Been Released In Japan Posted 2/22/2006
Galaxy Force C-00 Primus Robot Mode Gallery Posted 2/22/2006
Takara's Galaxy Force Primus Back of the Box Image Posted 2/19/2006
'Please, please' kid stuff shown off at 2006 fair (The Arizona Republic) Posted 2/18/2006
'Please, please' kid stuff shown off at 2006 fair - Arizona Republic Posted 2/18/2006
JAKKS Pacific Lets Kids Learn With Maisy Through TeleStory ... - PR Newswire (press release) Published 2/16/2006
Kidrobot's Party @ Snitch Bar Posted 2/15/2006
Bandai America Offers the Hottest Toy Trends for Kids of All Ages (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance) Posted 2/14/2006
Bandai America Offers the Hottest Toy Trends for Kids of All Ages (FinanzNachrichten) Posted 2/14/2006
Bill McMullen's shuttle toy from Kidrobot Posted 2/13/2006
Dave Flores 8" Dunnys from Kidrobot Posted 2/13/2006
Ganesh by Doze Green from Kidrobot Posted 2/12/2006
20 inch Dalek Dunnys from Kidrobot Posted 2/12/2006
KOA's Dunny from Kidrobot Posted 2/12/2006
Toy fair: Kids & Robots (San Antonio Express News) Posted 2/11/2006
Anatomy of a Hit (KidScreen Magazine) Posted 2/11/2006
Kids put old toys on sale (The Des Moines Register) Posted 2/10/2006
Kids put old toys on sale - DesMoinesRegister.com Published 2/10/2006
Christmas repeats itself in a galaxy not so far away (The Kentucky Standard) Posted 2/8/2006
Galaxy Force Toy's Dream Project Exclusive Soundblaster Now at Toycard Website Posted 2/8/2006
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