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Toy News 2008

The latest news and information about new toys on the market. Press releases and announcements from your favorite toy companies and manufacturers.

    2009 Toy News

  • 10/14/08 - Nextoy™ Launches KENKEN
  • 10/14/08 - Dr. Toys Taps Chatterchix™ As Her Best Picks for 2008
  • 10/14/08 - Thomas, Nancy & Sea Monsters Amuse Dr. Toy
  • 10/13/08 - Cheerios® Spoonfuls of Stories® is Helping Parents Nurture Their Children's Love of Reading
  • 10/13/08 - THQ's Bratz™ Girlz Really Rock Jams into Retail Stores Nationwide
  • 10/13/08 - Dr. Toy Names Magnetic Game For Big Kids And Kids at Heart, Jishaku, Best Picks for 2008

  • 10/13/08 - Dr. Toy Adds a Twinkle to the Best Picks for 2008 with Nana Star
  • 10/13/08 - American Girl Says Farewell to Samantha Parkington™
  • 10/13/08 - Kids Are Finally Allowed to Play Ball in the House
  • 10/13/08 - Elmo Live! Sings, Dances, Tells Jokes and More!
  • 10/10/08 - Beginnings TaDoodles Scribble & Sing Art Station
  • 10/10/08 - Color Wonder Magic Light Brush Puts a “Bright” New Twist on Mess-Free Painting
  • 10/10/08 - Illumination Station Brings Kids’ Creativity to Light
  • 10/10/08 - Popular Licenses Put Boys and Girls in Creative Spirit!
  • 10/07/08 - Tub Town - New for 2009!
  • 10/07/08 - Funrise introduces Tonka Strong Arm
  • 10/07/08 - Funrise introduces Rocket Rick Lash, the Janitor Turned Underwhelming Daredevil
  • 10/07/08 - VTech’s In-Demand Toys Receive Top Awards Heading into the Holiday Season
  • 10/07/08 - Crayola Glow Station Wins FamilyFun Magazine Toy of the Year
  • 10/06/08 - Every Gamer Dreams of 'Feeling' the Action...TN Games 3RD Space Vest Transforms Gaming Reality
  • 10/06/08 - Best Selling Party Game iMAgiNiff Celebrates 10TH Anniversary
  • 10/06/08 - Spin Master Unveils Its Much Anticipated Line of “Must-Have” Holiday Hits for Kids of All Ages
  • 10/06/08 - Kooky Klickers® - Some Schools Ban This Hot Collectible from Campus
  • 10/02/08 - I Can Do That! Games™ Debutes Three Ground-breaking New Games for Kids
  • 10/02/08 - Bella Sara™ Trading Cards and Online Site Celebrate the Arrival of New Baby Bella Series
  • 10/02/08 - Little Tikes® Invites Kids to Get Up and Grow this Holiday Season!
  • 10/02/08 - Bratz Inspires a Passion for Family, Music and Fashion this Holiday Season
  • 10/01/08 - TV’s Favorite Gang is Finally Back, Challenging America with Clips and Puzzles from all Nine Seasons
  • 10/01/08 - Award-Winning Scene It?® Disney Channel Deluxe Edition Added
  • 10/01/08 - Mattel and Fisher-Price® Named to Time to Play's "Most Wanted" Holiday List
  • 09/30/08 - LittleJetSet.Com Helps Holiday Travelers Stay Merry
  • 09/25/08 - Toys'R'Us Announces 2008 Hot Toy List for the Holiday Season
  • 09/23/08 - VTech® Encourages Creativity and Learning with New Kid-Appropriate Versions of Today's Hot Technologies
  • 09/23/08 - With Star Pilot, Young Scientists Can Explore The Frontiers of Space
  • 09/18/08 - Haba's Blocks Topple The Competition
  • 09/18/08 - Dr. Toy Prescribes Kids Fly Safe A Top 10 Socially Responsible Product
  • 09/17/08 - Dr. Toy Diagnoses Smart-E-Bear as a Top 10 Technology Toy
  • 09/17/08 - Family Talk Leaves Dr. Toy Speechless
  • 09/17/08 - Dr. Toy Places Rainforest Puzzleplay into a Top 10 Toy Slot for 2008
  • 09/17/08 - Reach For The Moon and One Special Star Advises Dr. Toy
  • 09/17/08 - Dr. Toy Declares: Briarpatch, I Spy Private Eye Game as a Best Game 2008
  • 09/17/08 - Nature Discovery In My Backyard - First In A Series For Planet-Friendly Children’s Publisher
  • 09/10/08 - Schedule your Rock Band 2 Party for Sunday, September 14th
  • 09/10/08 - Hasbro Unveils "The My Little Pony Project: 25 Ponies for 25 Years" Collections
  • 09/10/08 - Fisher-Price® Launches Follow up to Successful Smart Cycle™
  • 09/09/08 - Barbie® Sparkles in All-New "Barbie™ & The Diamond Castle" DVD
  • 09/01/08 - Nintendo DS Videogames for Girls Due to be Released
  • 08/19/08 - Hot Wheels® 'Takes It to the Streets' with 40th Anniversary Cross-Country Road Trip
  • 08/18/08 - New PC Games to Hit Shelves Spring 2009
  • 08/12/08 - Postman Pat® Interactive Game to Hit Shelves Spring 2009
  • 08/11/08 - Award-winning Family Board Game called "Blunders®" Teaches Children
  • 07/31/08 - Elmo Live Pre-orders on August 5th
  • 07/22/08 - Hasbro Showcases Top Entertainment Properties
  • 07/21/08 - Madballs Series II Debuts
  • 07/15/08 - WorldWide Biggies Introduces a Downloadable Animated Videogame Based on the Wildly Successful film The Princess Bride
  • 07/14/08 - Harmonix, MTV Games and Electronic Arts Unveil Setlist for Rock Band™2
  • 07/14/08 - Harmonix, MTV Games and Electronic Arts Set to Rock the World Again With Rock Band™2
  • 07/10/08 - Mattel Introduces New and Exciting Games that will Appeal to the Entire Family
  • 07/09/08 - Sabrina Bryan Launches New Fisher-Price® Color Me Gemz™
  • 06/10/08 - Hot Wheels™ and U.B. Funkeys™ Join Barbie™ With Kids Electronics Line From Emerson Radio
  • 06/10/08 - Crown Crafts, Inc., Fisher-Price Play Together
  • 06/09/08 - Entertainment Rights Invites Fans to Join the Search!To Find Where's Waldo?
  • 06/05/08 - First New Character From Hello Kitty Creator In 28 Years
  • 06/05/08 - Momentum builds for the Smiley Brand Worldwide
  • 06/04/08 - Casper® the Friendly Ghost turns 60!
  • 06/03/08 - Iddy Biddy, Eco-friendly Plush Toys Could Mean Big Green
  • 06/01/08 - It has been a very exciting year for Uglydolls!
  • 05/29/08 - Big Idea's Veggietales Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary
  • 02/28/08 - Chaotic® Trading Card Game Builds Momentum
  • 02/20/08 - ‘Iddy Biddy’ Tips for Children (and Even Grown-Ups!)to Help Keep the Earth Happy, Healthy and Green
  • 02/19/08 - Disney Online's Pixie Hollow Takes Flight
  • 02/19/08 - Lunar Eclipse on February 20th Is Inspiration for Hot Science Toys
  • 02/19/08 - Bella Sara™ Trading Cards and Online World for Girls Presents Native Lights Native American-Themed Card Set
  • 02/18/08 - Who Says Trading Cards are Just for Boys??
  • 02/18/08 - Innovative Next-Generation Technology Designed to Extend Playtime from Spectacular Online World of Pixie Hollow to the Real World
  • 02/18/08 - Smart Cycle™ Wins Most Innovative Toy of the Year And Educational Toy of the Year!
  • 02/18/08 - Innovation First, Inc. Debuts New Innovative Robotics Line-up
  • 02/17/08 - A Snoopy for Every Season
  • 02/17/08 - Soft and Cuddly Dolls for Children with Asthma, Allergies and Related Sensitivities
  • 02/17/08 - The Goldberger Company Unveils Bath/Pool Toys that Light Up, Baby Dolls that Soothe Fussy Babies, and Pre-school Toys that Teach
  • 02/17/08 - New Educational Toys from Learning Resources®
  • 02/17/08 - Build a Board Game with Flibbix™
  • 02/17/08 - Folkmanis Puppets Joins With GLOBIO to Launch WebWilds.com
  • 02/17/08 - Razor® Reveals the PowerWing™ Three-Wheeler
  • 02/17/08 - RipStik® Carves Out a New Path
  • 02/17/08 - Pyramat® Brings Interactive Gaming to New Levels for ‘Tweens and Teens'
  • 02/17/08 - MEGA Brands Takes Construction Play and Activities to the Next Level
  • 02/17/08 - Uncle Skunkle Expands Family of "Stinkin' Fun" Games
  • 02/17/08 - Bandai America Premieres an All-New Ben 10™ Lineup
  • 02/17/08 - Bandai America Summons Blue Dragon for a Mythical Journey
  • 02/17/08 - Goku is Back!
  • 02/17/08 - Popular Digimon Property Returns to the Toy Aisle
  • 02/17/08 - Power Rangers Answer the Call of the Jungle
  • 02/17/08 - Aromatherapy, Facials, Foot Scrubs and More
  • 02/17/08 - Jakks Pacific's WWE™ 2008 Line-Up Includes New Scale Figures
  • 02/17/08 - Pen Spinning Gains Popularity With Revolutionary Spinz™ Products
  • 02/17/08 - Jakks Cooks Up Cupcakes and Fun With Girl Gourmet™ Cupcake Maker
  • 02/17/08 - More Family Equals More Fun with New Tamagotchi Connection Familitchi
  • 02/17/08 - Carrera Honors Legendary Long Island Motorsports Park
  • 02/17/08 - Carrera Unveils New "Dynamic Duo"
  • 02/17/08 - Carrera Go!!! Blazes New Trail In 2008 With Rebel Thunder Off-Road Pick-Up Truck Racing System
  • 02/17/08 - New Digital Racing Technology Means Enhanced Power, Speed & Maneuverability
  • 02/17/08 - Carrera Flashes Back To The Happy Days With Two Collectible Classics
  • 02/17/08 - Wild About Australia Zoo's Bindi Irwin
  • 02/17/08 - Disney & Techno Source Introduce Innovative Products for 2008
  • 02/17/08 - Techno Source Continues the Revolution in Gaming
  • 02/17/08 - LEGO Systems Celebrates a Year of Milestones
  • 02/17/08 - Play Along® and Disney Introduce The Chronicles of Narnia Prince Caspian Toy Line
  • 02/17/08 - 2008 Ushers in Hot Line-up of Hit Movie and Television Properties to the World of LEGO® Building
  • 02/17/08 - Discovery Kids Sets Out To Teach the Kids of Today, Not Yesterday
  • 02/17/08 - Pokémon 2008 Line-Up Features the New Pokémon Battle Links System
  • 02/17/08 - 2008: Year of Hannah Montana
  • 02/17/08 - It's Oozie and Green and Gooey All Over New Nickelodeon® Slime!™ Line
  • 02/17/08 - Juku Couture™ Dolls Audrina™, Jün™, Kana™ and Taylor™ – New Fashion Icons for Today’s Girl!
  • 02/17/08 - Play Along® Continues to Expand Puppy in My Pocket® with new Jungle In My Pocket™ pets
  • 02/17/08 - Award-Winning Eyeclops™ Brand with Exciting New Features & Accessories
  • 02/17/08 - NASCAR® Toys Put Kids in the Race!
  • 02/17/08 - Extreme Action, Authentic Detailing, Nano Figures and Shark Jump Top the Line-Up
  • 02/17/08 - Jakks Pacific® & Disney Offer Tween Girls A Video Game Experience
  • 02/17/08 - Jakks Pacific® Continues to be The King of Plug and Play Gaming with New TV Games™
  • 02/17/08 - Jakks Pacific® Pioneers The Next Plush Collectible Phenomenon with New Neopets® Line
  • 02/17/08 - New Toys added to the Child Guidance Brand
  • 02/17/08 - Play Along® Introduces New Favorites for Care Bears™ Fans
  • 02/17/08 - First Ever SpongeBob Plush and DVD Combination!
  • 02/17/08 - The Most Beautiful Tiny World Comes Alive For Little Fairies-To-Be
  • 02/17/08 - Jakks PEts™ Offers Products for the Littlest Felines endorsed by the Cat Fanciers' Assosciation
  • 02/17/08 - Scene It?® Reels in the Stars With 2008 Game Lineup
  • 02/17/08 - New Disney Princess® Products Inspire Little Girls To Feel Like "The Fairest of Them All"
  • 02/17/08 - Black & Decker® Role Play To Engage Little Builders in Creative Play
  • 02/17/08 - My Disney Nursery™ Creates "A Magical Kingdom Where I Am The Mommy" For Little Mothers-in-Training
  • 02/17/08 - American Kennel Club Agility™ Gets Pets And Their Owners Moving!
  • 02/17/08 - Jakks Pacific® Launches New Line of Pet Products Based on The Humane Society of The United States™
  • 02/17/08 - Jakks Pacific's Division Go Fly A Kite® Flies Heroically High with its new 2008 Line!
  • 02/17/08 - Laser Challenge P.R.O.™ Brings Advanced Technology To Laser Tag Gameplay!
  • 02/17/08 - Jakks™ Is Blasting Fun Next Fall with Mega Shot™ Gell Shooter
  • 02/16/08 - LEGO® CITY Named Best Activity Toy of the Year
  • 02/16/08 - RipStik® Caster Board Named Outdoor Toy of the Year
  • 02/16/08 - Eighth Annual TOTY Awards Ceremony Celebrates the Best in Toys
  • 02/16/08 - Out of the Box Publishing’s BACKSEAT DRAWING™ Draws Everyone Together!
  • 02/16/08 - The Game Chamber™ -- This Year's Hot New Video Storage System
  • 02/16/08 - Spiraling Hearts Yoga Games Augments Award-Winning Product Line
  • 02/16/08 - Wild Republic Morphs™ Line of Mix `n Match Products
  • 02/16/08 - Sea Monster Toys Flow From Wild Republic
  • 02/16/08 - Wild Republic Leaps to Assist Year of the Frog
  • 02/15/08 - Whacky Music Celebrates 10 Years and Introduces New Prodcuts
  • 02/15/08 - The Zula Patrol DVD Release
  • 02/15/08 - Madame Alexander Just got Fancier with Fancy Nancy Dolls
  • 02/15/08 - Madame Alexander Launches Line of Legally Blonde The Musical™ Elle Woods Dolls
  • 02/15/08 - Hot Wheels® Kicks off 40th Anniversary with Unveil of Diamond-Encrusted Car
  • 02/15/08 - Revell Announces Star Wars SnapTite Kits
  • 02/15/08 - Revell Introduces Specialty Market Model Kits
  • 02/15/08 - KIDdesigns to Debut New Technology-Infused Barbie™ Toy Line
  • 02/15/08 - Lawn Darts, Banned in the 80s, Make a Safer Comeback in the Form of OgoSport CopterDarts
  • 02/15/08 - Give Your Kids a JumpStart® with KIDdesigns New 'Growing Smart®' Product Line
  • 02/15/08 - Zen Sculptor Proclaims Declaration of Peace
  • 02/15/08 - Tangle Toys Revealed to be "Brain Tool" That Helps Students Listen, Learn and Focus
  • 02/14/08 - B2 Stuff Announces New Line of Mijam Accessories and New MiTech Division
  • 02/14/08 - Out of the Box Publishing Says “Let’s ROCK!™”
  • 02/14/08 - Out of the Box Publishing’s THE CHAIN GAME™ Links Friends and Family with Fun
  • 02/14/08 - Basic Fun Expands Licensed Toy Line to Include Star Wars, Clone Wars, Yo Gabba Gabba and More
  • 02/14/08 - TY Presents Beanie Babies 2.0®
  • 02/14/08 - New Train Sets Mean Continued Growth for Bachmann's Thomas & Friends™ Line
  • 02/14/08 - Industry Pundits Crown ELMO LIVE as "Industry Changing Toy"
  • 02/14/08 - Mattel and Fisher-Price® Inspire Imaginations and Wow Kids with Innovative Toys and Game
  • 02/14/08 - Bandai America Powers Up Young Minds and Bodies
  • 02/13/08 - Bakugan Battle Brawlers
  • 02/13/08 - Tini Puppini
  • 02/13/08 - Air Hogs Zero Gravity Micro
  • 02/13/08 - Tech Deck 96mm Collector Decks!
  • 02/13/08 - Russ® Seeds the World with Treetures®
  • 02/13/08 - The Shining Stars® 2008 Family
  • 02/13/08 - Revell Expands Puzzle Werx™ Offering with Anime Dinosaurs and Robots
  • 02/13/08 - Yo Gabba Gabba!
  • 02/13/08 - Bakugan Battle Brawlers predicted to be THE hottest toy trend in boy's action for 2008
  • 02/13/08 - Music Trivia for your iPod®
  • 02/13/08 - Hasbro Unveils Innovative New Toys, Games and Entertainment Experiences
  • 02/13/08 - Dive In To An Ocean of Fun with Sea Pals™
  • 02/13/08 - Shake Your Grove Thing with the Latest Line from Russ Berrie's Applause® Brand
  • 02/13/08 - Bright Beginnings™ From Russ Gives Little Ones a Head Start in Life
  • 02/13/08 - New Line of Plush Introduces Corduroy to the Next Generation of Children
  • 02/13/08 - Uncle Skunkle Toys' Destruct 3© Designated a Winner of a 2007-2008 Informal Education Products Award
  • 02/13/08 - WWE® Awards Master Toy License To Mattel
  • 02/12/08 - From Milk Containers to Toys: Green Toys Inc. Announces New Toy Line Made from Recycled Plastic
  • 02/12/08 - Basic Fun Rocks with Portable, Pocket sized Guitar Hero
  • 02/12/08 - Basic Fun Unleashes Madballs Series II
  • 02/12/08 - The Skuut™ Now Available at Specialty Retailers Worldwide
  • 02/12/08 - It's Only Natural: New Eco-Friendly Idbids
  • 02/11/08 - EA Announces First Hasbro Titles in Development
  • 02/11/08 - Cranium Still Tops at Ten
  • 02/11/08 - Patch's New Card Games Feature Wacky, Silly Animals
  • 02/11/08 - European Blockbuster Kapla Takes On the United States
  • 02/09/08 - Extraordinary and Extra Challenging Puzzles Will Debut at 2008 American International Toy Fair
  • 02/08/08 - Baffle Gab Changes Name to Discovery Bay Games
  • 02/08/08 - Charisma Reintroduces the Beloved 1964 Fashion Doll, Penny Brite
  • 02/08/08 - Marie Osmond Dolls Announces 2008 Theme
  • 02/08/08 - Madame Alexander's New Radio City Rockette Dolls
  • 02/08/08 - Magic Glasses help match animals in Patch's new game
  • 02/08/08 - Zoobies™ Will Introduce "Zoo Collection" at Toy Fair
  • 02/07/08 - ToyOps is now the exclusive U.S. distributor for Wild Science toys
  • 02/07/08 - Madame Alexander Celebrates 85th Anniversary
  • 02/07/08 - The Eco Dome and Its Family of Products
  • 02/07/08 - Antlantis: Your Island Fantasy Adventure is Calling
  • 02/07/08 - Fundex Games Expands Phase 10 Brand
  • 02/07/08 - Get lots of giggles with Patch's new preschool game
  • 02/07/08 - Kapla Blocks Sweep Europe and Land in the States
  • 02/07/08 - The Girl that Everyone Loves to Love - Ugly Betty
  • 02/07/08 - Fundex Is Breaking the Rules, Again
  • 02/07/08 - Madame Alexander® Makes Fashion History
  • 02/05/08 - Casual Game Powerhouse Rebel Monkey Raises $1 Million
  • 02/04/08 - Patch's Buzzword® Junior is perfect family game
  • 02/04/08 - Repeat others' actions when you play Patch's Repeat Pete™
  • 02/04/08 - Delta™ Children's Products Puts A New Twist on Game Time
  • 02/04/08 - New Brand of Eco-Friendly Toys is More than Cute
  • 02/01/08 - High School Musical and Hannah Montana, Delta Sets the Stage for an Exciting New Look
  • 02/01/08 - Creative Construction: Build flexible figures with lifelike movement
  • 02/01/08 - Special Delivery! New Water Babies are Here
  • 02/01/08 - Wild Planet Celebrates 10 Years of Spy Toys
  • 01/31/08 - Ravensburger celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2008
  • 01/31/08 - Games For All Reasons Introduces Remote Control™ Game
  • 01/30/08 - New Collectible Trading Cards for Girls to Debut at Toy Fair 2008
  • 01/25/08 - Professor Woodpecker's Book Series on Children's Nutrition
  • 01/25/08 - Groove to New Kid-Friendly Tunes on Putumayo's Portable 12-CD Listening Station
  • 01/22/08 - Neat-Oh! International wins 11th award for Excellence
  • 01/22/08 - Take the Train™ and 4-Mation™ Offer Face-to-Face Family Fun
  • 01/21/08 - Hasbro Announces Special Pre-Sale of Paramount Pictures' "Cloverfield" Monster Figure
  • 01/15/08 - Buffalo Games Breaks New Ground with Interchangeable Board Game
  • 01/15/08 - Slap and Grab, Bandits offer Nonstop Action and Reaction
  • 01/15/08 - Buffalo Games Confirms Great Minds Think Alike
  • 01/15/08 - Buffalo Games Adds New Artists, Licenses, and Shapes to the Puzzle Experience
  • 01/10/08 - It has been a very exciting year for Uglydolls!
  • 01/05/08 - WowWee Unveils Most Extensive and Innovative Product Line To-Date

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