NYTF16: Super Impulse (SI)

Super Impulse has a line I think some of you will love!  It’s called World’s Smallest. Here’s the gist. World’s Smallest is a line of working miniature replicas of some of your favorite toys. I think these would make pretty cool props for photo shoots and set dressing!

NYTF: Si

Toys featured are popular brands like Etch-A-Sketch, Rubiks Cube, Perplexus, Duncan Yo-Yo’s and Little Green Army Men. The Polaroid is one of my favorites.

NYTF: Si

New for 2016 are popular Mattel toys Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone, Fisher-Price Rock-A-Stack, Magic 8 Ball and Fisher-Price Little People School Bus. These are due out Spring 2016.

NYTF: Si

They also had a miniature GI Joe on display at New York Toy Fair, though it isn’t mentioned in the press release I received, so that may be an early prototype.

NYTF: Si

You can find World’s Smallest at most major retailers, including Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Hasting, Learning Express, Paper Source, Five Below and Ron Jon Surf Shop.

Another fun product they had on display was called Icon Glam. It plays on the 2D purse trend. (I own a 2D/cartoon purse and it’s very cool.) These sets will allow you to customize your own 2D cartoon purse. Again, what you see here is a prototype, so they’ll be making tweaks and perfecting it before it hits store shelves.

NYTF: Si

What miniatures do you think should be created in the World’s Smallest line? Do you think they’ll make good props for photos? Share your thoughts below!

March 1, 2016. Tags: . Toy Fair 2016, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

NYTF16: Käthe Kruse

Käthe Kruse, at Toy Fair, tends to bring more baby related toys with them than playline and Waldorf dolls, but still, they deserve to be covered due to their class and reputation in the doll world. This year, we were walked around the booth by a super knowledgeable rep who came all the way from Germany! She shared the story of Käthe Kruse with such passion. You could feel that she was quite proud of the companies heritage (and rightfully so). Below are some pictures from their booth taken this year at New York Toy Fair! (Interestingly enough, the rep pronounced this line as ‘Kay-tee’ Kruse. I’ve always assumed it was ‘Kaa-tay’ Kruse! You learn new things every day!)

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

NYTF16: Kathe Kruse

Watch the video tour below!

The full flickr album can be found here. Are you a fan of Käthe Kruse? What’s your favorite series from Käthe Kruse? Share your thoughts on this iconic company in the comment area!

February 28, 2016. Tags: . Toy Fair 2016, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

NYTF16: JC Toys

As usual, JC Toys booth delivered this year at New York Toy Fair! I’m a huge fan of their realistic baby dolls. (Check out my review of one such baby doll here.) My mom and I took a lot of photos at their booth, so definitely check out the Flickr album after finishing this post. There were so many beautiful babies to photograph! I hope to work together with JC Toys again this year to bring you another review, so keep your eyes peeled! Below are some of the cutest baby faces you’ll ever see in the baby doll world!

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

NYTF16: JC Toys

Check out Flickr for more images from JC Toys booth! Because they were one of the friendliest booths at Toy Fair this year, do me a favor and take a peek at JC Toys website. Then, come back and let me know which baby is your favorite in the comment area. I can’t wait to see who your favorite baby is!

February 28, 2016. Tags: , . Toy Fair 2016, Uncategorized. 6 comments.

NYTF16: AZIAM Girlz

AZIAM Girlz (pronounced “As I Am”) were also on display at Toy Fair. They initially caught my eye because of their articulated bodies. AZIAM Girlz is advertised as the worlds first Yoga doll. The dolls are inspired by the 8-Limbed (Ashtanga) Path of Yoga by Patanjali. Having never heard of the line before, I decided to cover them in my NYTF coverage! Meet the Dolly Allana, Asana, Dara, Pratya, Yama and  Prana. Not pictured here are Sama, Dyana and Niyama. Each doll comes with a yoga mat that doubles as a slap bracelet. (I saw a few slap bracelets around Toy Fair. Hello 90’s! Welcome back!)

NYTF16- AZIAM Girlz (Yoga doll)

NYTF16- AZIAM Girlz (Yoga doll)

As far as posing goes, it looks like they pose really well. I don’t know of many stock doll bodies that could get into the positions these dolls were displayed in!

NYTF16- AZIAM Girlz (Yoga doll)

NYTF16- AZIAM Girlz (Yoga doll)

NYTF16- AZIAM Girlz (Yoga doll)

NYTF16- AZIAM Girlz (Yoga doll)

These cute 1/6th scale dolls are available online. A portion of the sale of each doll is donated to a charity or cause that is related to the doll’s theme. For example, proceeds from the sale of Asana (the doll with curly blonde hair decked out in workout gear) are donated to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

What do you think of the AZIAM Girlz? Share your thoughts in the comment area!

February 28, 2016. Tags: . Toy Fair 2016, Uncategorized. 3 comments.

NYTF16: Fuzzeez by The Orb Factory

One of the cooler, more crafty, DIY things I saw at Toy Fair was Fuzzeez by The Orb Factory. The Orb Factory took inspiration from felting and created a simple, kid friendly way to create adorable felt creatures without needles. The process is simple.  Fill in the provided mold with wool, pop in the eyes and nose, close and secure the mold, drop it in the washing machine, then dry it in your dryer and you’re all set! When you open the reusable mold, you’ll see a fully fused wool animal!

NYTF16: Fuzzeez by The Orb Factory

NYTF16: Fuzzeez by The Orb Factory

You can see this process in action (sort of) in the video above. There are currently three different animals you can create: a bear, dog and cat. Each are sold separately. I believe a sample or two is headed my way soon of this product, so I will be able to fill you in on even more details eventually!

NYTF16: Fuzzeez by The Orb Factory

NYTF16: Fuzzeez by The Orb Factory

What do you think of this cool DIY craft toy? Let me know in the comment area!

February 28, 2016. Tags: . Toy Fair 2016, Uncategorized. 6 comments.

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