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It's Opening Day - The Small Sports Are Here

It's Opening Day - The Small Sports Are Here

The Small Sports™ are an exciting new team of characters created for young children to promote the positive values and lessons learned through sports. Each Small Sports character has a unique personality and as a team they encourage good sportsmanship, teamwork and keeping kids active. “Be a Good Sport with The Small Sports!” Learn more at www.thesmallsports.com, “like” The Small Sports on Facebook, or go to www.twitter.com/thesmallsports. - December 03, 2013 - The Small Sports

New Early-Reader Series Reveals Secrets of Mysterious Nation in "Let’s Go to China!" by Tommy Tong

New Early-Reader Series Reveals Secrets of Mysterious Nation in "Let’s Go to China!" by Tommy Tong

Tong’s historically accurate and wonderfully illustrated stories introduce young readers to Chinese history, culture, inventions, monuments, festivals, important people and more. The series is designed to capture the attention of early readers and the folks they are reading to. Worded with little ones in mind, his series provides enough educational nutrition to satisfy all ages. - November 28, 2013 - Tommy Tong

Give the Gift of Reading to Disadvantaged Children This Holiday

Give the Gift of Reading to Disadvantaged Children This Holiday

Kabuki Helps joins forces with Toys for Tots Literacy Program to bring books to children in need this holiday season. - November 26, 2013 - Kabuki Helps

Valucrafts.com Offers Free Shipping This Holiday Season with No Minimum Purchase Requirement

Valucrafts.com Offers Free Shipping This Holiday Season with No Minimum Purchase Requirement

Over 70,000 Valu Priced Items — Including All Craft Products — Ship for Free This Holiday with No Minimum Purchase Requirement at www.valucrafts.com - November 19, 2013 - Valu LLC

A.C.A.S.A. Creations Launches Kickstart Campaign for U.R.G.E. the Unusually, Random, Game, 4 Everyone

A new start up company has thrown its feet into Kickstarter for a shot at the American Dream. Owner Eric Mindiola says, "It's taken a long time to get to this point but it will be well worth it." - November 19, 2013 - A.C.A.S.A. Creations

The Best Gift Ideas for Boys 6-10 from the Experience of a Big Brother Big Sister Volunteer

The Best Gift Ideas for Boys 6-10 from the Experience of a Big Brother Big Sister Volunteer

Big Brother Big Sister Volunteer Offers Tips on Several Unique Christmas Gifts for Active Boys. - November 18, 2013 - skateboardforkids.com

MyMediabox Clients Amongst the Most Influential Brands of 2013

MyMediabox celebrates eleven clients on making the annual Licensing.biz Power List. - November 11, 2013 - MyMediabox

Orkid Toys Announces Pre-Ordering for Large Toy with Larger Agenda

Meebie lets kids make emotions, fosters emotional health. - November 11, 2013 - Orkid Toys

The Minnesota Toy Fair--Celebrating Minnesota Toymakers at Peapods Natural Toy Store

For the first time, Peapods Natural Toys will be hosting all of these local toymakers for a local toy fair. Toymakers will be on hand to talk about how their toys are made and share their philosophies about the importance of toys and play. - November 06, 2013 - Peapods Natrual Toys

Virtue Paintball VIO Goggle Release

Hustle Paintball today has announced the Virtue Paintball VIO Goggle, the most comfortable paintball mask ever designed, will be available for pre-order purchasing, effective as of today. - November 06, 2013 - Hustle Paintball

New Thriller Novel to be Released Tomorrow

New Thriller Novel to be Released Tomorrow

"The Deadliest Game" was written by Hal Ross, President of RP Toys, and will be released tomorrow, Nov 6, 2013. - November 05, 2013 - Creative Bube Tube

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Announcing Ted's Toy Store's celebration of Neighborhood Toy Store Day on Saturday, November 9, 2013. - November 03, 2013 - Ted's Toy Store

Kickstarter Campaign: Kingdoms of a New World Bicycle Playing Cards Printed by USPCC

Kickstarter Campaign: Kingdoms of a New World Bicycle Playing Cards Printed by USPCC

Nathanael Mortensen game designer launches another noteworthy kickstarter project to raise money to print a richly illustrated deck of playing cards that will be printed by USPCC, Bicycle Branded. - October 28, 2013 - MortensenGames

SandBiz: An Easy Sand Game to Carry, Store and Play

Yes it is true that while going to the beach or picnic with your family you always find it difficult to manage space for your belongings. While going to the beach there are a number of things that you have to carry with you which belongs to you and your children and that is the only reason parents... - October 27, 2013 - SandBiz

The Politically Incorrect Toys Portfolio by David Murphey Launches on Kickstarter

The Politically Incorrect Toys Portfolio by David Murphey Launches on Kickstarter

The Politically Incorrect Toys Portfolio by Hawaii photographer David Murphey is a social commentary on how toys have changed over the years and how we, as a society can change our views about what is or is not socially acceptable. - October 15, 2013 - David Murphey Photography

New England Super Megafest Celebrity and Pop Culture Collectables Show

New England Super Megafest Celebrity and Pop Culture Collectables Show

New England's Largest Multimedia Fanfest; Incredible Celebrity Guest Signings and Q & A Sessions; Huge Comic & Collectibles Dealer Room Spend the day with all your favorite celebrities from Comics, TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll. The Super Megafest also features an incredible dealer room with one of the largest selections of DVDs, posters, autographs, comics, toys, videos, non-sports cards and memorabilia from TV, Movies, and Rock & Roll that you will ever find on the East Coast. - October 12, 2013 - Super Megafest

New and Unique Day of the Dead Dominoes™ Game Sets

New and Unique Day of the Dead Dominoes™ Game Sets

Introducing a new, fun and unique set of Day of the Dead Dominoes™ for the entire family. Day of the Dead Dominoes™ are designed to showcase the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, holiday and celebration. - September 15, 2013 - GATS Games LLC

He's All Boy Inc. Alphabet Flash Cards Created Especially for Boys Turn Humor and Imagination Into Reading Skills and Excitement for Learning

Introducing ABC flash cards guaranteed to make him (and her) laugh & learn. He's All Boy Inc. was created by a mother and educator who saw a need to create products that make learning, recognizing and remembering everything from ABC's to 1, 2, 3's easy and fun. He's All Boy is not afraid to think outside of the box and create products that infuse the journey of learning with laughter through potty humor. - September 05, 2013 - He's All Boy Inc.

New Children’s Book Helps Parents Manage Bedtime

New Children’s Book Helps Parents Manage Bedtime

Stories to Make You Dream, the new book by John Roozen, includes seven stories, each about 20 minutes long, each with a new cast of characters and setting, and each striving for a successful night’s end. - August 30, 2013 - Windoggle Publications

Whiskey Jack Gaming Announces Kickstarter for "Pong Tactics" Drinking Card Game

Pong Tactics is a strategy card game that adds new gameplay mechanics to the classic drinking game beer pong. This party game will change the way beer pong is played and will make for a unique experience every game. - August 28, 2013 - Whiskey Jack Gaming LLC

From the Mind of a Nine-Year-Old to the Shelves of Harrods

From the Mind of a Nine-Year-Old to the Shelves of Harrods

BrickStix® reusable stickers and decals, the latest in LEGO® brick accessories from award-winning child inventor Greyson MacLean, hit the shelves in Harrods’ Toy Kingdom. - August 21, 2013 - BrickStix LLC

Powell's Sweet Shoppe Under New Management and Plans to Expand

Powell's Sweet Shoppe Under New Management and Plans to Expand

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe is proud to announce new ownership. San Jose resident, Bear Silber has purchased the franchise from Founder, Michael Powell. Mr. Powell will stay with the company in an advisory role. As of August 1, Bear has been operating as CEO and Owner of Powell’s Sweet Shoppe. - August 20, 2013 - Powell's Sweet Shoppe

The SML Group Launches ViziT™ FT/200

The SML Group Launches ViziT™ FT/200

The SML Group (“SML”) known for its range of Brand Identification Labels, has today launched the ViziT™ FT/200 a Bulk Encoder and Box Audit station. For operations that require bulk encoding of RFID tags and where items need to be counted and matched to the SKU when packed into... - August 13, 2013 - SML Group Limited

YouTube’s "Black MacGyver" Invents the Cardboard Swimming Pool, Cardboard Scooter and Rotating Lamp

YouTube’s "Black MacGyver" Invents the Cardboard Swimming Pool, Cardboard Scooter and Rotating Lamp

The Homemade Game Guru's "how-to" YouTube channel is showing the world what levels of innovation are possible with inexpensive supplies like cardboard, duct tape and simple scrap materials. - July 24, 2013 - Luanga Nuwame

Game On, Comic Con: Sleepy Giant Teams Up with Emmy Award-Winner Jeff Matsuda and Free Lunch Design for Comic ConQuest

Game On, Comic Con: Sleepy Giant Teams Up with Emmy Award-Winner Jeff Matsuda and Free Lunch Design for Comic ConQuest

Sleepy Giant Entertainment is partnering with Emmy award-winning producer and comic book artist Jeff Matsuda, and Free Lunch Design (creators of the Icy Tower franchise) to develop Comic ConQuest, a free-to-play tactical RPG adventure for web, mobile and tablet platforms. The game is an epic adventure set in a giant comic and sci-fi convention in which costumed fans have been transformed into the characters they portray. - July 16, 2013 - Sleepy Giant

NSA Junior Spy Ear Lets Kids Snoop on Friends and Relatives

Children can pretend to be NSA Agents and spy on Mom and Dad with the new NSA Junior Spy Ear Listening Device from Tasteless.com. - July 12, 2013 - Tasteless.com

Let's Go to China!

Let's Go to China!

Let's Go to China! is a book series for early readers. With wonderful art and interesting facts, the series is designed to capture the attention of both readers and listeners of any age. - July 08, 2013 - Tommy Tong

Everfan Unveils New Lines and Prices for Atlanta Gift Show

Superhero manufacturer appeals to retail customers with new designs, reduced prices, and appealing packaging. - June 29, 2013 - Everfan

Fan-Favorite RPG Comic, Looking For Group is Getting an Official Video Game

Fan-Favorite RPG Comic, Looking For Group is Getting an Official Video Game

Blind Ferret is working together with indie game company Paladin Studios to bring fans the video game "LFG & The Fork of Truth." They will be using the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to make the fans a bigger part of the process. - June 26, 2013 - Blind Ferret

Grayson Hobby Announces Stylish Blade Nano QX BNF Micro Electric Quad-Copter

Grayson Hobby, a hobby shop has announced stylish Blade Nano QX BNF micro electric quad-copter at its website. The tiny Nano QX is RC flying fun you can take anywhere any time. The Nano QX weighs little more than half an ounce and is tiny enough to fly in spaces no bigger than an office cubicle. - June 24, 2013 - Grayson Hobby

MagneBricks.com - Better Magnetic Building Blocks Kickstarter Campaign Just Launched

MagneBricks.com - Better Magnetic Building Blocks Kickstarter Campaign Just Launched

Each MagneBrick contains 10 of the most powerful rare earth magnets (Neodymium) that could fit inside each of the 10 facets. What makes Magnebricks special is that each brick has interlocking features allowing for building along all 3 Axis in both full and half-brick steps. The interlocking... - June 20, 2013 - MagneBricks

Coming Together to Make a Difference

CREACTIVE KIDS is donating a portion of all sales through the month of June to St. Jude Children's Hospital and is asking for your help to make a difference. - June 19, 2013 - CREACTIVE KIDS

Action Figure Xpress Reveals Minimates, He-Man Paperweight, Power Sword, and Outer Space Men as 2013 SDCC Exclusives

Action Figure Xpress will be at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International in full force with some incredible exclusives (tax included). - June 15, 2013 - Action Figure Xpress

Grayson Hobby Announces E-flite Inverza 280 Basic BNF Electric Airplane

Grayson Hobby, a hobby shop has announced E-flite Inverza 280 Basic BNF electric airplane at its website. The Inverza 280 Basic BNF is a collaborative original design by RC aerobatic world champion Quique Somenzini, full-scale aerobatic aircraft craftsman Kevin Kimball and aviation artist Mirco... - June 14, 2013 - Grayson Hobby

Scienz Kickstarts Mini Beer Pong

A Revolutionary, Hassle-free Spin on an American Past-time that Transcends Generations. - June 13, 2013 - Scienz

Grayson Hobby Announces Electric Racing Plane, “Razzor” at its Website

Grayson Hobby, a hobby store has announced electric racing plane, "Razzor" at its website. The Razzor is the latest in the Multiplex line of compact, electric racing plane whose modern looks and demanding agility command the skies. Built with Elapor foam and carbon-reinforced wings and... - June 08, 2013 - Grayson Hobby

With 3.5 Million Downloads in Japan, the Highly Popular "Strike the Match" Smartphone App is Now Moving Into the ASEAN Market with Thai and English Versions

With 3.5 Million Downloads in Japan, the Highly Popular "Strike the Match" Smartphone App is Now Moving Into the ASEAN Market with Thai and English Versions

Basic Inc. (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; representative director: Masaru Akiyama) has announced that it will distribute the “Strike the Match” smartphone app (released in August 2012) in the app markets of nine counties of ASEAN. - May 29, 2013 - Basic Inc.

Everfan’s Custom Superhero Capes Save the Day

Superhero cape company yields big results with affordable, custom capes. - May 25, 2013 - Everfan

Grayson Hobby Announces Dx8 Double Bonus Special - 2 Free AR600 with the Purchase of any DX8 Transmitter

Grayson Hobby, a hobby store has announced Dx8 double bonus special - 2 Free AR600 with the purchase of any DX8 transmitter. Grayson Hobby has been providing Dx8 double bonus special - 2 Free AR600 with the purchase of any DX8 transmitter. Combining Spektrum™ industry-leading 2.4GHz DSM®... - May 19, 2013 - Grayson Hobby

Grayson Hobby Announces Grayson Hobby MicroJet V3 Flight Pack - Intermediate at Discounted Prices

Grayson Hobby, an online hobby store has announced Grayson Hobby MicroJet V3 Flight Pack- Intermediate at discounted prices. GraysonHobby and Welgard learned how to improve the original GH2212-06, by making it smaller and lighter a 3rd time. GraysonHobby worked closely with Welgard for several... - May 13, 2013 - Grayson Hobby

Medieval Collectibles Builds New Warehouse and Shipping Facility

Increased product demand and genre popularity help Medieval Collectibles grow with their customer’s desires. - May 12, 2013 - Medieval Collectibles

Grayson Hobby Announces 1800mAh 11.1v 30C - 3S Grayson Gold Li-Poly Battery Pack

Grayson Hobby, a high-quality hobby store has announced 1800mAh 11.1v 30C - 3S Grayson Gold Li-Poly Battery Pack. - May 09, 2013 - Grayson Hobby

Icon Heroes Debuts Masters of the Universe® Castle Grayskull™ Replica

By the power of Grayskull™. He-Man® fans nationwide can rejoice as Icon Heroes proudly presents an all new, incredible statue of Castle Grayskull®. - April 29, 2013 - Icon Heroes, LLC

Grayson Hobby Announces Dynam Messerschmitt BF109 - PNP at Its Website

Grayson Hobby, a high-quality hobby store has announced to offer Dynam Messerschmitt BF109 - PNP at its website. The Dynam BF 109 has been designed to deliver unbeatable flight performance, stunning looks and simple assembly at a killer price. Power delivery via the heavy duty ESC and matched... - April 24, 2013 - Grayson Hobby

Grayson Hobby Has Updated Its Website

Grayson Hobby, a hobby store has successfully updated its website for its customers. Grayson Hobby has taken another leap by successfully updating its interactive website. The website, which ensures continued customer support, product availability, now provides their growing number of customers... - April 07, 2013 - Grayson Hobby

SML Group Ltd and Nordic ID Join Forces Integrated Plug-and-Play RFID Solutions Cost Less, and Simplify Implementation

SML Group Ltd and Nordic ID Join Forces Integrated Plug-and-Play RFID Solutions Cost Less, and Simplify Implementation

Implementing RFID just became a lot easier for businesses worldwide. SML Group Ltd., a global supplier of brand identification labels and RFID data solutions, and Nordic ID, an RFID technology specialist, have joined forces to bring a new range of cost effective and easy to use RFID applications... - March 26, 2013 - SML Group Limited

New Plush Toy Cures the Smelly Gym Bag, Proceeds Benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Charity

New Plush Toy Cures the Smelly Gym Bag, Proceeds Benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Charity

Family invents odor-eliminating toy to “Get the ShtankOut,” while funding research for deadly disease. - March 26, 2013 - Shtankout

Bouncer Depot Announces Release of 3 New Commercial Grade Inflatable Water Slide

Bouncer Depot Announces Release of 3 New Commercial Grade Inflatable Water Slide

Bouncer Depot is a manufacturer of commercial grade inflatables based in the USA that is constantly adding new models to its inventory. - March 25, 2013 - Bouncer Depot

Heroes Return in ThunderCats Classic Minimates Series 3 by Icon Heroes, LLC

It’s time for Thundercat reinforcements. Icon Heroes, LLC just released the highly anticipated third series of ThunderCats Classic Minimates. A whole new line of heroes come to Minimate life with Tygra, Cheetara, Wilykit and Wilykat. As a special bonus feature, this set includes a mini RoBear... - March 22, 2013 - Icon Heroes, LLC

Grayson Hobby Offers DJI Phantom QuadCopter RTF at Its Website

Grayson Hobby, a hobby store has been offering DJI Phantom QuadCopter RTF at its website. DJI Phantom QuadCopter RTF is the most amazing multi rotor helicopter. It is highly compact with integrated design. It is easy to carry and has streamlined design. It also reflects the superb art and... - March 07, 2013 - Grayson Hobby

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