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2014-10-21 12:27:12

-- Annual Award Recognizes Toys that Promote Active, Creative and Educational Play to Help Make Shopping Easy for Parents and Gift Givers -- CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Get ready to discover the best new toys in town! The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) has announced the winners of the annual Best Toys for Kids 2014 awards. Selected by a pool of 700 local and independent toy retailers from across the country, this year's Best Toys for Kids list...

2014-10-21 08:23:57

Annual Motorcycle Parade to take place Sunday, December 7 in Chicago SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicagoland Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade has partnered with Dealer Expo to support the annual toy drive and motorcycle parade. Chicagoland Toys for Tots is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity that collects tens of thousands of toys in hundreds of toy boxes and distributes them to individuals, outreaches, hospitals, churches, shelters, and schools throughout the...

2014-10-15 04:21:48

Shaquille O'Neal Re-enlists as Shaq-A-Claus to Encourage Customers to Support Toys for Tots, Challenges Social Media Users to #PlayItForward by Sharing "Un-Selfie" Photos While Donating WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help bring holiday joy to some of the 14.7 million U.S. children living in poverty, Toys"R"Us(®) today announced the launch of its annual nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Now through Sunday, December 7,...

2014-10-07 08:40:34

Next-Generation Counting Toys Physically Interact with Learning Apps, Blending Hands-On Play with Digital Fun to Build Early Math Skills NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York-based edtech startup Tiggly, a learning company pioneering an innovative way to educate children in the digital age, announced today the launch of Tiggly Counts, the first iPad compatible physical math toy for children age 3 and up. Designed to combine the proven benefits of tactile math manipulatives with...

2014-10-06 12:33:07

CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech(®) (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental, stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced two of its newest innovations were selected to Walmart's Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys list of the upcoming holiday season's most anticipated hot toys. VTech's Kidizoom(®) Smartwatch, the world's first smartwatch for kids that includes engaging features such as a built-in camera, video and fun...

2014-10-02 08:26:11

SUNRISE, FL, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Jazwares, a leader and innovator in the toy industry is thrilled to announce that Bungees and Minecraft have earned consumer choice nominations in their respected categories by TTPM. The categories of nomination are: Construction Toys; Minecraft Papercraft,Collectible Toys; Flick to Stick Bungees Deluxe PackCollectible Toys; Minecraft Determined by the public, People's Play Awards are based on exactly that- the people. Votes are calculated...

2014-10-01 16:28:30

Annual TTPM Most Wanted List Forecasts Most Popular Toys for the Holiday Season CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced its Kidizoom® Smartwatch was named to the TTPM Most Wanted holiday list. The annual list designated by TTPM, the leading online resource for all things play, recognizes the holiday's most in-demand toys and children's...

2014-10-01 16:24:41

Annual List Forecasts Hottest Toys for the Holiday Season CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VTech(®) (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced its Go! Go! Smart Animals(TM) Zoo Explorers Playset(TM) was named to the TTPM Most Wanted holiday list. The annual list designated by TTPM, the leading online resource for all things play, recognizes the holiday's most in-demand toys and...

2014-10-01 12:28:46

Selected by industry experts, LeapFrog's wearable activity tracker designed for children, LeapBand, named as one of the top holiday items for kids EMERYVILLE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in children's educational entertainment, today announced that its new wearable activity tracker for kids, LeapBand, was honored by TTPM as a Most Wanted holiday toy. The annual Most Wanted list designated by TTPM, the leading online resource...

2014-09-24 08:25:25

Toys"R"Us selects LeapTV(TM), LeapFrog's first educational, active video game system designed specifically for young children, among the most sought-after toys this year EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that LeapTV(TM), its brand new educational, active video game system, was identified as one of the most sought-after holiday toys this year on the prestigious Toys"R"Us'(®)...


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2010-10-11 19:48:16

The slinky consists of a helical spring that stretches and can bounce up and down. The spring can travel down stairs as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and momentum. Invented by Richard James in 1940's the slinky was demonstrated at Gimbels department store in 1945. The store sold its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes. James Industries was formed to manufacture the slinky. It was until 1998 that the James family cashed in by selling the company to...

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