KidzGear: Cool Toys for 07/08
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The Action Sports Hands-Free Camera.
This small, lightweight, shock-resistant and waterproof video camera can be clipped to a helmet, handlebar, ski pole, snorkel, or just about anywhere else, allowing you to capture hands-free video footage without distraction while snowboarding, skateboarding, skiing, cycling, or snorkeling. The camera records at 15 or 30 frames-per-second and includes 32 MB of internal memory which can store up to 11 minutes of footage at 160 x 120 QQVGA or 640 x 480 VGA resolution, and it has an SD card expansion slot so you can add up to 2 GB of memory for 13 hours of additional video storage. The camera connects directly to a television for video playback, or footage can be downloaded to a computer via USB cable (requires Windows XP/2000, 128 MB RAM, 800 MB free hard disk space). Camera mounts include a U-shaped clip and hook-and-loop fasteners to grip arms, legs, helmets, or bike frame tubes.Includes RCA and USB cables. Requires two AA batteries. Ages 8 and up. 4 1/2"L x 2" Diam. (5 oz.)
The 5-Octave Roll-Up Keyboard.
Capable of being rolled up into a pouch the size of a small handbag, this is the world's most portable musical keyboard, allowing you to play impromptu performances virtually anywhere. The electronic piano has 61 soft rubber keys that cover a five-octave range from C2 to C7 and are attached to a flexible neoprene pad (the same material used in wetsuits) that rolls into a compact cylinder for convenient portability. 41" W x 8" L x 1 1/2" D. (2 lbs.)
The Pirates of the Caribbean™ Pinball Game.
This is the pinball game, based on Walt Disney™'s popular Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End movie, that allows you to play authentic arcade-style pinball in the home. The game has all the features of a classic arcade pinball game with two play modes, a wooden cabinet with pop bumpers, spinners, solenoid controlled flippers, multilevel ramps, flashing LED lights, roll-through lanes, wire ball guides, backlit LCD scoreboard, slingshot kickers, targets, and tilt warning to create fast-paced pinball play. The game has dual-channel sound including live voices, music, and sound effects. Plugs into AC. Ages 5 and up. 54" H x 17" W x 32" D. (33 lbs.)
Portable 26-Foot Backyard Ice Rink
When temperatures drop below 32 F, this portable unit turns any backyard into an ice rink for parties, skating or hockey practice. It is very easy to assemble; no tools are required. Rink is ready to use after two to three consecutive days of freezing temperatures. Design accommodates backyards with unlevel terrain and landscaping obstacles. In case of a thaw or rain, the frame's locking system keeps water inside the rink. A patented rigid PVC frame protects the liner from skate and shovel cuts; vinyl liner protects grass underneath. UV protected. Instructional video and vinyl repair kit included. (Blue and red lines mark hockey zones just like professional ice hockey rinks.) Average ice thickness is 2 1/2 inches. For ages 4 and up. Made in Canada. The manufacturer has confirmed that this item meets U.S. Federal toy safety standards for lead. 26' W x 48' L. (99 lbs)
Classic Fire Truck Pedal Car
Evoking the introduction of motorized vehicles that revolutionized the U.S. fire service 100 years ago, this is the heirloom-quality fire truck pedal car equipped with a working chrome bell and two ladders that hook on either side of the durable all-steel frame that supports a single rider up to 50 lbs. The solid rubber treaded tires provide a reliable grip on sidewalks and driveways and the fire truck is faithfully detailed, including running boards and an open cab reminiscent of those found on the first fire trucks from the turn of the century. It also has a silver-chrome bumper, front grille, non-working headlights, and a working, removable wood-grain replica steering wheel. The car is finished in a non-toxic, rust- and chip-resistant powder coating. Minimal assembly required. Ages 3 to 6. 43"L x 21 1/2"W x 23"H. (55 lbs.)
The Palm-Sized Indoor Remote-Controlled Helicopter.
This palm-sized helicopter has two contra-rotating coaxial rotors that use gyroscopic inertia to keep the copter balanced and two micro-motors that spin the rotors at varying speeds, resulting in precise and effortless 360 movement up to a range of 50'. Its sleek plastic frame has a tail boom, tail fin, and four landing legs, resulting in a small footprint, making it ideal for indoor flight. Two flashing LEDs allow nighttime or darkened indoor flights. The included rechargeable lithium battery enables flights up to eight minutes and recharges easily from its charging base which requires six C batteries. Two-channel remote transmitter requires one 9-volt battery. Ages 10 and up. 6" L x 6 1/2" W x 5" H. (1 oz.)
An Incomplete Education.
This book contains the 3,684 facts necessary to solidify an education that may have gaps, spanning 10,000 years of knowledge across disciplines such as art history, economics, film, literature, music, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, science, and world history. It explains the differences between fission and fusion, the Balkans and the Caucasus, Shiites and Sunnis, deductive reasoning and inductive reasoning, yet also instructs readers how to pronounce inchoate. It provides a brief history of Hamilton's Federalists and Jefferson's Democratic Republicans and how both parties became the Republicans and Democrats of today. By Judy Jones and Arthur Wilson. 720 pages.
Classic Child's Vespa
Made by Peg Perego and licensed by Piaggio, inventors of the original Vespa in post-WWII Italy, this is the child's version of the classic European scooter. The sturdy molded plastic frame fully encloses the motor, wiring, and gearbox for safety, and evokes the iconic "monocoque", or single-shell, unibody steel-chassis design of the original models, intended to protect riders from road dirt.
This is the scooter used in aggressive off-road technical descents during warm weather months at ski resorts including Smugglers Notch in Vermont and Breckenridge in Colorado.
Award-Winning Hammerhead Sled
Winner of the IDEA silver award by the Industrial Designers Society of America and Business Week, this is the sled with an ergonomically designed aluminum frame and steering system that provide precision handling in all snow conditions. The strong lightweight frame supports a mesh suspension seat that uses the same load-bearing fabric found in modern high-quality office chairs, resulting in less weight and a more comfortable ride whether sitting or lying prone.
The 3-In-1 Stroller / Pushcycle / Tricycle
This versatile vehicle easily converts from a secure, comfortable baby stroller to a parent-assisted three-wheeler to a fully independent tricycle.
iPod® Digital Drumsticks
These motion-activated drumsticks allow you to drum along with songs from a connected iPod® or similar music device with an audio output. The control module clips to a belt and has a cable for your iPod® and another audio output for connecting to a stereo system or headpones for silent play.
The Bicycle MP3 Player With Speaker.
This skip-free MP3 player allows you to safely listen to music while riding your bicycle without the need for headphones. It securely attaches to a standard 1" bike frame tube and plays sound through an integral speaker. The player has 1 GB of flash memory that holds up to 240 songs.
Pump-action shooter holds 20 marshmallows for quick, nonstop launching over 30 feet.
The World's Largest Write-On Map Mural
Originally published under the direction of the Department of Defense and the CIA, this is the only accurately detailed, color wall mural of the world.
The Illuminated Steel Frame Dog Sculptures Pug or Schnauzer.
These lighted sculptures are designed for year-round use and are made from frames of steel double coated in weather- and rust-resistant epoxy. Strung with bright commercial lights rated for 3,000 hours of operation.
Virtual Reality Skateboard
Break speed records on a snowboard or skateboard without breaking a bone with this virtual reality snowboard.
Gravity-Defying Boots - Small
High-bounce gravity-defying boots buckle over athletic shoes to strengthen legs while going easy on the joints and bones while you walk or run.
The Space Age Ant Habitat
Easy-to-maintain habitat is filled with a special non-toxic, clear gel through which ants tunnel and which acts as a food and water source.
Little Piazza Motocicletta
Electric two-speed scooter moves at a safe 5 mph speed and includes detachable training wheels.
Transparent Hybrid Canoe/Kayak
This kayak/canoe hybrid has a transparent polymer hull that offers paddlers an underwater vista of aquatic wildlife and waterscape.
Highest Jumping Pogo Stick
A cross between a pogo stick and trampoline, this flying bar launches jumpers as high as six feet in the air.
The Action Sports Hands-Free Camera
This lightweight, shock-resistant video camera can be clipped to a helmet, handlebar, ski pole and more, allowing you to capture hands-free video footage.
Outdoor Foosball Game
This foosball table stands up to the elements so spirited indoor games can move outdoors to sunshine and fresh air.
Stone Chess Board and Pieces
This exceptionally durable chess set can be left outside all year long without fear of damage from weather.
The Classic Formula 2 Pedal Racer
This classic pedal car is made of durable heavy-gauge metal with chrome wheels sized to reflect the wheel-to-frame ratio of Ferrari racers from the 1950s.
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