Radio Controlled cars aren’t just for boys

My First R/C Bubble Gum Racer introduced for girls

Kid Galaxy, one of the leading manufactures of children R/C products, has teamed with Round Table Toys to introduce the first truly all girl R/C Girly  Go Go car.

Roundtabletoys.com is EXCLUSIVE dealer for Kid Galaxy's My 1st R/C Bubble Gum racer!

Kid Galaxy's My 1st Bubble Gum Racer

Squeezable, soft, child safe vehicles
• Bump and go sounds
• Two button controller
• Ages 2+

This item is exclusive to Round Table Toys for the 2008 Holiday Season! Order yours today!

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MSNBC Today Show features Holiday Toy Report

Board Games and Dinosaurs are hot and available for every budget.

Stephanie Oppenheim, of ToyPortfolio.com, was featured this week on MSNBC’s Today Show Holiday Report.  She says:

“The good news for parents is that there are really amazing toys for all budgets this year. The big trends of the year include dinosaurs, toys with a green agenda, active play, and going back to basics with board games, puzzles and art supplies.”

You can find a great variety of these and other toys for all the kids on your list at RoundTableToys.com – orders over $75 are shipped via ground FREE. Express shipping is available.

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Santa's Helper - RoundTable Toys!

Visit us today and cross off one more thing you have to do this busy Christmas season!

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This week’s recall notices for Toys

More toys have been recalled for high content of lead in paint.

Army Figures produced by OKK Trading. Sold at dollar stores and the manufacturer’s website. See full details here.

Recalled Army/Soldier Figures

Recalled Army/Soldier Figures


Doll Clothing Sets Recalled by Manhattan Group Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard

Groovy Fashions™ Sassy Jammies™ Doll Clothing Sets have been recalled by Manhattan Group of MN. These items were sold at Mail order, Internet and specialty gift stores nationwide from January 2008 through October 2008 for about $12. Full details are here.

Recalled Doll PJs

Recalled Doll PJs

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Keep Kids Safe This Holiday Season

It seems that 2008 could be coined the “Year of the Recall” with the flurry of toy recalls that occurred this year which saw over 45 million toys recalled by the manufacturers for various warnings, from choking hazards to excessive lead.

New guidelines do not officially go into effect until February 2009, so there is still the danger of finding toys that will fail tests in just a few weeks being sold in stores around the country. 

HealthyToys.org reports that there are many toys that remain on store shelves that will be illegal to sell by Feb. 2009.  This relatively new website seeks to inform the public of potential dangers and reports their own independent test of many popular toys. Bookmark this site and come back to check toys you have in your home and those you plan to purchase for family and friends. RoundTabletoys.com will be updating profiles of toys to contain the safety information of the toys reviewed by HealthyToys.org in an effort to help keep you informed as well.

Have a Happy Holiday Season!

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3 Wooden Toddler Toys among latest recalls

Earth Friendly, LLC annouced yesterday the recall of 3 Maya Organic Toys:

3 latest recalled toys from Maya Organic Toys

3 latest recalled toys from Maya Organic Toys

All three of these toys are being recalled due to choking hazard following abuse testing. There have been no reports of injuries as of yet, but it is advised that these toys be taken away from children immediately.

Consumeraffairs.com reports that these items are made in India and were sold in toy specialty stores located in Alaska, California, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, and Washington sold the toys from April 2008 through September 2008 for between $12 and $22.

Visit EarthFriendly.com for complete details on how to return your items for a refund.

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Retro Toy makes a comeback – Water Babies

Newly redesigned by Wild Planet, “Water Babies are back”, declares Playthings Magazine.  Water Babies were born in 1990 and sold more than 16 million dolls over the years, but was in need of a redesign to make it more realistic and more leak-proof.  Aimed at children 3 years and up, Water Babies come in two sizes (9 inch and 13 inch) and three ethnicities (Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic). They provide the feeling of a real baby in weight and warmth via the leak-resistant valve in the doll’s back for parents to fill.

Water Babies are in stock at RoundTableToys.com!

Water Babies are in stock at RoundTableToys.com!

Be sure you have yours in time for the Holidays! Order today at RoundTabletoys.com!

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LeapFrog and Wii Wireless guitar among latest recalled toys

Leapfrog is recalling about 35,500 Djdj recharging units as the rechargeable batteries can overheat and leak when placed in an inverted position. The Djdj unit itself poses no threat, and can continue to be used with the A/C adapter directly connected to the Djdj handheld unit. Leapfrog has received 12 reports of leakage, with only one injury, a minor chemical burn to the hand.  You can read more on the recall here.

57,000 Wireless guitars made for the Nintendo Wii console Rock Band game were also recalled due to a battery issue.  Only one report of a chemical burn has been reported when a circuit board caused improperly installed batteries to leak. Full details of the recall for this item can be found at the CPSC.gov website.

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Nerf might not be as safe as once thought…

In an effort to keep your kids safe, we update the toy recalls as we are notified. Here’s the latest in toy recall news:

Hasbro Nerf N-Strike Recon Blaster recalled

Hasbro Nerf N-Strike Recon Blaster recalled

Nerf Blaster by Hasbro recalled due to 46 reports of injury to children aged 4 to 12, resulting in bruising, abrasions, pinching/pinch marks, blood blisters and welts, according to ConsumerAffairs.com.  About 330,000 of the Nerf N-Strike Recon Blasters. The blaster’s plunger can pull the user’s skin during firing of the toy blaster resulting in injury to the face, neck, and/or chest.

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Toy Wishes releases the Hot Dozen toys for Christmas 2008

Animal Scramble & Bakugan Battle Brawlers make the list

ToyWishes.com, the most reliable and quoted source for Hot Toys since it’s creation in 1999, has released their list of what is sure to be the most sought after toys this Holiday Season.

In alphabetical order, here are the ToyWishes.com Hot Holiday Dozen:

  • Animal Scramble by Wild Planet.

    Animal Scramble at RoundTabletoys.com

    Animal Scramble at RoundTabletoys.com


    By placing an assortment of animals around a small room or a large yard, this electronic game gets kids up and moving as they race to tag the correct match. A friendly giraffe keeps track of who is the fastest. Up to six kids can play at once. Wild Planet. Target Age: 3 to 5
    Animal Scramble features an electronic hand-held tagger shaped like a giraffe and four fist-sized friends (a monkey, parrot, tiger and elephant). The giraffe calls out which animals kids should run to and tag and tracks the amount of time taken to complete each course. The game grows with your child, including several levels of play, based on the level of your child. Animal Scramble is in stock now at RoundTabletoys.com!

  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers by Spinmaster
    Bakugan Battle Brawlers booster pack and more now available at RoundTabletoys.com

    Bakugan Battle Brawlers booster pack and more now available at RoundTabletoys.com

    ToyWishes.com and Roundtabletoys.com highlighted this toy earlier this season as a must have on many lists for Santa this year. It is targeted to kids 5 and up, and is exhibiting a craze on the level of “Pokemon”. It combines the strategy and skill of marbles, trading cards and action figures in one hands-on game. With myriad ways to play, and accessories to up the action, Bakugan in all its forms, is a thumbs-up winner for the season. One of the most popular Bakugan accessories this season is the official Bakugan Battle Arena for tournament play, giving kids an enclosed area to face off against 3 opponents in an ultimate “Arena Play” Bakugan showdown. Order yours today at Roundtabletoys.com!

  • Bratz Girls Really Rock.What can we say – Bratz haven’t gone away. Targeted at girls age 6 & up, these are sure to be a staple on Holiday lists as well.
  • Crayola Glow Station.Classic toys from Crayola get a boost with technology and allow your child to be creative even in the dark. Comes with texture sheets and special effects templates, and is targeted to kids 6 & up.
  • Disney Fairies Clickables.Disney combines popular online play with offline with Clickables. Clickable charms all girls to collect, play and share in adventures in fairy land. Target age: girls 7 & up.
  • Girl Gourmet Cupcake MakerThink “Easy Bake Oven” more modern – girls can make their own cupcakes with only water and the mix that comes with the kit and then frost them like a pastry chef with swirls and sprinkles. Mixes are gluten free. Target age: girls 8 & up.
  • Kota the Triceratops.Playskool brings the prehistoric to life with Kota the Triceratops. He measures over 40 inches in length and reacts to touch and sound using sophisticated electronics to make realistic dinosaur noises and motion. Ages 3 & up.
  • Mobile Command Center by Lego.True to Lego history and structure, these toys use children’s imagination to build and play in a spy adventure land. Ages 8 & up.
  • Sit to Stand Alphabet TrainVtech uses the popular train to teach letters, numbers, colors, stories and songs. It will grow with your child, starting as a floor play push toy, and once they are bigger, you can connect the two trains and it becomes a ride on toy. Ages 12 mo & Up.
  • “This is Serious” Ming Ming (WonderPets)Nickleodeon’s WonderPets come to life with Ming-Ming. Familiar songs and dance moves from the popular show are featured. Ages 18 mo and up.
  • U-Dance by HasbroThis new game allows dancers to “step into the game” using their body as the game controller. No mat is required – just plug it into your TV, attach the wireless motion tags to your feet and dance! Ages 8 & up.
  • Ultimate Wall*E by Disney and Thinkway ToysThe character comes to life with this new toy, featuring 10 motors for maximum movement, voice and motion sensors, animation and remote control that is easy to program. Very true to life! Ages 6 & Up.You have your list! Check it twice and be sure to shop early! For these and other toys on your child’s list, visit Roundtabletoys.com for one-stop shopping!

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Dr. Toy Award recommends two from Alex Toys

Alex Toys wins more awards for Best Picks among new products

On October 8, 2008, Dr. Toy, one of the world’s leading experts on children’s products, announced her Best Picks of New Products from 2008. Among them, were two fantastic new releases from Alex Toys:

Draw Like a Pro by Alex Toys - now at Roundtabletoys.com

Draw Like a Pro by Alex Toys - now at Roundtabletoys.com

The Draw Like a Pro set is a fun and easy way to draw! Turn down the lights, switch on the projector, insert a preprinted slide and trace away! Comes with 124 slides. Also includes 6 markers, 10 sheets of paper and a flip book. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).

Little Hands Wacky Bowling Set by Alex Toys - now at RoundTabletoys.com

Little Hands Wacky Bowling Set by Alex Toys - now at RoundTabletoys.com

The Little Hands Wacky Bowling Set features silly characters as the pins. Set them up, roll the ball and knock them down. Mix and match heads for even more fun. Comes with 6 pins, 2 balls and a convenient carry-along bag.

Each are in stock and shipping from RoundTabletoys.com!

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Elf on the Shelf – A Christmas Tradition

The Holidays are coming….

Rather than start off the Christmas holiday season this year running all over creation trying to check off everything on your list, and counting down the days until it’s over and you can relax, start a new Holiday tradition sure to delight the whole family: Elf on the Shelf!

Elf on the Shelf
Elf on the Shelf

What is the story on this sensational product, so popular that Hollywood Celebrities such as Jennifer Garner have been seen buying one ?  It is the creation of Carol Aebersold, mother of three now grown children (and grandmother of two), needed to be able to explain how Santa “knows” everything.  She had kept a toy elf from her childhood amongst her Christmas decorations, and began the story that this elf “watches” and reports back to Santa on the children’s behavior. Carol tells the story best, on her website:

“…At our home the elf would arrive around the holidays, usually at Thanksgiving. His sole responsibility was to watch my children’s behavior and report it to “Santa” each night. The next morning after the children awoke, they discovered the elf had returned from the “North Pole” (with some parental assistance) and was hiding in a different place. My children would race each other out of bed to try and be the first to spy him in his new position.

Over the years the tradition was perfected and rules were even introduced. For example, to better preserve his mystique the children were not allowed to touch him; however, they were allowed to talk to him. For obvious reasons, he was not allowed to reply. Eventually, my children even gave him a name – officially adopting him into the family.

Unwittingly, the tradition provided an added benefit: it helped the children to better control themselves. All it took was a gentle reminder that the “elf was watching” for errant behavior to be modified….”

The tradition began in Carol’s home in the 1970’s, but she brought it to market in 2005 so that all of us may enjoy the wonder of watching our children keep an eye on the “Elf on the Shelf”. Last year the popularity exploded for this set due to a media storm surrounding the Elf.   It has been featured in magazines such as Southern LivingNBC Dallas Morning News, and DisneyFamily.com, to name a few.

In keeping with the popularity of registering toys online, you can register your Elf here and receive a special note from Santa Claus! Be sure you get yours in plenty of time to start a new tradition this year with your family! Elf on the Shelf is in stock and now shipping from Roundtabletoys.com!

Elf on the Shelf - with book, Elf, and adoption certificate now available at RoundTableToys.com

Elf on the Shelf - with book, Elf, and adoption certificate now available at RoundTableToys.com. Click to order!

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Hex Bugs brings Innovation & Technology to Toys

Intelligent…Obedient…Bugs?

Hex Bug Bravo at RoundTabletoys.com

Yes, you read correctly – HexBugs “listen”, “respond” and move about on their tiny robotic feet.  Amazingly, technology has advanced to the point of a stocking stuffer – each at an “affordable stocking stuffer price”, says GeekDad.  Not just any stocking stuffer, but one of the most sought after robotic toys for the 2008 Christmas Holiday Season, according to CNNMoney.com.  Created by Innovation First,  these little creatures are marketed as “tiny”, “intelligent”, and “obedient”.

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Hex Bug Bravo - click for more HexBugs @ RoundTableToys.com

No remote control is necessary – Hex Bugs “feel” their way around by sensing objects in their path and avoiding them. You can also “startle” a Bug to control where it scurries by a loud hand clap or pound on the table.

Be sure you are not scurrying around trying to find these at the last moment!
Order yours today at RoundTableToys.com!

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What’s Hot for Christmas in Toys this year?

Now that 4th Quarter is here, everyone is asking, “What are some of the hot toys for this Holiday Season?” The answer: Anything under $20.

According to Bloomberg Reports, who interviewed toy giants Mattel and Hasbro, the majority of toys that these companies market will fall under the $20 mark, “…this holiday-shopping season as cash-strapped parents temper impulse purchases amid the U.S. economic slowdown…as people pay more for gasoline and food, while seeing the value of their homes decline and U.S. job losses mount.”

Some of the hottest toys on Byrne and Silver’s Most Wanted list for 2008 include:

  • Mattel’s Elmo Live
  • Laugh & Learn and Smart Bounce and Spin Pony
  • Hasbro’s Star Wars the Clone Wars Clone Trooper Voice Changer Helmet
  • Jakks Pacific Inc.’s Eye-Clops Night Vision Goggles
  • Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker
  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers (see our previous blog post regarding this line)

From Bloomberg.com article:

Spin Master’s Bakugan “continues to be this season’s hottest sensation,” Johnson wrote today in a research note. The Bakugan Battle Brawlers are spheres with built-in magnets that become warrior action figures when put on metal Gate Cards. Byrne predicted Bakugan and Mattel’s Elmo Live, a red furry monster that waves his arms and sings, will be among the best- selling toys.”

Suggested retail on Bakugan Battle Brawlers start at $4.99 and go up. Our advice is to order early. Now isn’t too soon!

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Ganz releases New October Webkinz and Retires one

The new October Webkinz have landed at RoundTable Toys.  The newest batch include a Buffalo, Porcupine, a cute White and Pink dog, and very cool Clown Fish.

The October release also includes two new Lil Kinz Webkinz: A hummingbird and a Triggerfish.  Ganz surprised everyone by immediately announcing the retirement of the Pink and White Dog.

All these are available now at roundtabletoys.com

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Where ya been?

Many of you may be wondering – where’s the updates? We have fallen victim of the Season, too busy to even think about posting as we assist all the elves that work for Santa.  Today, we will be catching up with all the info that we have archived to post in hot toys, recalls and more.  Thanks for your continued reading!

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