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Lite Sprites by WowWee (Fall 2011)
An all powerful Lite Wand magically captures color and light from any flat surface and cast color spells onto the Sprites and playsets of Lite-Topia, while emitting enchanting sounds.
Each Sprite comes with a Lite Pod. Includes 3 interactive games: Color Hunt, Color Mix, and Memory
The Sprite Sisterhood includes four Sprites: Prisma, Astra, Meadow and Brooke.
Bleak, the naughty one, rejects color and uses her powers to eliminate and disrupt the color of Lite-Topia.
Lite Wand and Prisma and Pod: MSRP: $29.99; Tree of Lite: $39.99; Deluxe playsets: $19.99
Tetris® Link™ by Techno Source (Fall 2011)
Tetris is the most recognized video game brand in the world—Now, fans can experience the Tetris effect with Tetris Link, a new tabletop strategy game that the whole family can play together
In Tetris Link, players battle to score the most points by linking colored Tetriminos, the iconic Tetris playing pieces, into an upright game tower while attempting to block competitors from linking their game pieces.
For 2 to 4 players.
Secret Agent Headquarters with Alarm System by Playmobil (Fall 2011)
Playmobil is introducing a whole new line of Secret Agent playsets The well-disguised Secret Agent Headquarters contains covert features, such as a trapdoor leading to the jail, a jet ski hiding place for an emergency escape, and a secret command center with LED board. The set comes with five figures, including a double agent with a changeable face.
Another exciting feature is the functional alarm system that can be placed in rooms at home to warn off “intruders”
Ages 7+/ MSRP: $89.99
Bizu by Spin Master (Fall 2011)
Bizu is a Twist on Beads allows girls to create and magically
transform their accessories. Make bracelets, charms, and necklaces any way you want. Give the jewelry a twist and create cute, posable, and lovable characters.
With the Bizu Style Studio you can sort, dispense, and style all of your Bizu characters! Comes with 4 ultra-rare characters. Create 4 stylish bracelets, link 3 together to make a necklace, or start a backpack and cell phone accessory trend.
Ages 6+/ MSRP: $19.99
Justin Bieber Rockin’ Tour Bus and Concert Stage by The Bridge Direct (Fall 2011)
Justin’s fans can recreate their favorite concert experience at home with the new Rockin’ Tour Bus, which opens up to reveal a rockin’ concert stage with lights and cool sound effects! There’s also a special port for connecting mp3 players or laptops, so that all your favorite digital music can be part of the show!
Ages 6+ / MSRP: $79.99
JB Real Hairstyle Doll by The Bridge Direct (Fall 2011)
It’s the doll that all Justin Bieber fans have been waiting for – the JB Signature Hairstyle Doll has soft and styled hair that replicates Justin’s signature “swoosh” hairstyle! Each Hairstyle Doll also comes with several cool accessories such as a skateboard, backpack or sunglasses.
Ages 6+ / MSRP: $17.99
Green Lantern Quickshot Game by Pressman Toy (May 2011)
Green Lantern stars Ryan Reynolds as the newest member of the of the intergalactic police force Green Lantern Corps—in theaters June 17, 2011 Green Lantern Quickshot Game is an action-packed game that allows kids to put their dexterity to the test as they load up their shooters with marbles and try to pop out the Green Lanterns.
For 2 players
Ages: 6+ MSRP under $19.99
Transformers Cine-Mask 3D Masks by Hasbro (May 2011)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON will be the first- ever TRANSFORMERS film in 3D — opens worldwide on July 1, 2011.
Hasbro is introducing OPTIMUS PRIME and BUMBLEBEE role play/ 3D masks.
Each mask is equipped with built in RealD 3D lenses that allow fans to watch any RealD 3D compatible movie! Each mask sold separately.
The Smurfs Carnival by MEGA Bloks (Summer 2011)
The Smurfs in 3D will be in theaters August 3, 2011!
With the Smurf Buildable Carnival playset, kids can build and rebuild their very own Smuf-tastic Carnival however they want.
The set includes a ferris wheel that really turs with a hand-powered crank, a windmill that really spins with a twisting slide, and a combination of two buildable mushroom houses stacked one on top of the other!
Paper Jamz Microphoneby Wow Wee (Fall 2011)
The new Paper Jamz microphone uses cutting-edge technology(Perfect Pitch) to deliver a unique and fun singing experience to your favorite songs.
Modes include perfect pitch which analyze and tunes singer’s pitch, solo/ duet, to sing with the artist or become the lead singer, as well as harmony and auto-vibrato. You can even change to chorus which multiplies singer’s vocals to add depth. Includes 2 built in hits and holds up to 3 songs at a time. Additional songs will be available on Paperjamz.com