Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Top Toy for 2010 My Pillow Pets Introduces A New Game and More

My Pillow Pets ( are super-soft plush creatures that are snuggly companions for imaginative play and comfy pillows for bed, television or travel time. From the jungle to the sea, there are over 30-styles of loveable My Pillow Pets available each with its own characteristic and charm.

“The demand for the My Pillow Pet products has seen unprecedented levels in 2010,” said Jennifer Telfer, CEO of CJ Products, LLC, the manufacturers of My Pillow Pets. “It was only natural to answer this demand by creating new styles and accessories to grow the brand.”

In addition to the My Pillow Pets plush, the line has also expanded to include the Pillow Pets Dreamland Adventure Game and the Pillow Pets Dreamland Matching Game. Children can set sail on an exciting journey through seven continents as they race to enter My Pillow Pets Dreamland. Along the way they encounter adventures, adorable My Pillow Pet friends, and even some pitfalls. The Pillow Pets Dreamland Matching Game hones children’s memory skills and focus as they try and match some of their My Pillow Pets favorites. See all the new products at Toy Fair Booth #208.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The November Issue of Gift, Gourmet & Decor is Now Available

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nappa Judges Assemble Two Honors For Hot & Cool Toymaker CitiBlocs

For the second year in a row, CitiBlocs is a winner of a NAPPA Honors Award. The CitiBlocs 100 Piece Hot and Cool Color Sets were recently named a NAPPA 2010 Honors Award recipient, and the eco-friendly blocks were also named a NAPPA 2010 Best Bang for Buck Award winner. The 100 piece building block sets are an affordable $22.99.

CitiBlocs are wood building blocks that require no glue, no snaps, no connectors and no magnets: just gravity, balance and imagination. Kids and parents can choose small, medium and gigantic sets with bold colors or plain pine. All CitiBlocs are precision cut wood pieces that are the exact same shape and size.

The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) is the "go-to" source for parents and professionals looking for the best children’s products and resources for parents. It signifies that a product has been rigorously evaluated against stringent criteria by expert judges and family testers and that it stands out among hundreds of similar products from around the world.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

ASTRA Announces 2011 Marketplace & Academy Themes And Dates

The American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) has announced that the theme of its 2011 Marketplace & Academy is “Soak Up the Sunshine. Dive into the Deals.” The event will take place in Anaheim, California from June 19- 22, 2011.

“ASTRA conventions are known for being both fun and hugely effective events for transacting business,” notes Kathleen McHugh, President of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. “Our theme reflects the upbeat, family-friendly atmosphere that you can’t help but enjoy in Anaheim, even while those attending will be getting terrific show-only deals on the products they need for a profitable fourth quarter. Anaheim 2011 will be where play meets business for anyone interested in specialty toys.”

With more than 1000 members, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is the largest association for companies in the toy and children’s products arenas. ASTRA and its member companies promote the growth of the toy industry by delivering products that serve children’s best interests. For more information, visit