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Shaun White Thrash Series Skateboard

The Shaun White Thrash Series Skateboard is constructed of maple and stiff glue for top performance. In addition, the skateboard features urethane wheels, heavy-duty trucks and ABEC 7 speed bearings. Find out more here,

NBA Baller Beats

The first ever full body motion-based NBA video game that lets you perform like a pro using a real basketball. NBA Baller Beats will come packaged with an official NBA game ball replica from Spalding®. Bounce the ball to the beat of 30 licensed tracks that span across decades and genres including hip-hop, rock and old school classics. From novice to pro, every baller can raise their game with three difficulty levels available on every song: Rookie, Pro, and Baller. The game challenges players to master ball-handling skills by dribbling and performing moves including crossovers, pump fakes, flow dribble and more. Train alongside your favorite NBA franchise unlocking songs, difficulty levels, environment accessories, over 100 posters and Panini's 2012 NBA HOOPS trading cards that showcase NBA players' greatest moves.

Master different baller moves and increase your stamina in single player mode, break it down and practice different skills in Move School mode or show-off in multiplayer mode and go head-to-head against up to 8 players - the highest score wins bragging rights. Show-off your baller skills as the Kinect camera takes pictures that you can upload and share on Facebook. To maximize your performance, visit the extensive in-game tutorial where two-time NBA champion and Emmy Award-winning TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith dishes tips for success.

Find out more here,

Princess carriage wearables

Let your imagination - and your horse - run wild with this enchanting horse and carriage Wearable!Each Wearables Princess Carriage™ kit comes complete with adjustable shoulder straps, and printed, pre-cut, corrugated pieces for you and your child to decorate and then construct into a wearable-sized 3-D Princess Carriage. When fully assembled, the Princess Carriage is 37' W x 11'' D x 20'' H.

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Mario Kart Race Cars

Nintendo Super Mario mini-radio control car. Drivers, start your engines. It's just like the game. You can race your friends. Wednesday morning, Mario and Yoshi carts raced each other. It makes a great gift for any Nintendo Super Mario fan. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Find out more:

Chuggington Die Cast Track

For the first time ever, you can stack your track as high as the sky. There's no limit to how high you can go...except maybe your ceiling! The new Chuggington Die-Cast playsets from TOMY feature revolutionary track that is engineered for stability with sturdy connections, letting you build elevated layouts like never before. Plus, every action-packed playset can be built multiple ways, so your imagination can run wild. Find out more here,

Dinosaur Train Extreme InterAction Walk and Stomp Figure

The Extreme InterAction Arnie Argentinosaurus is the newest addition to TOMY's line of InterAction figures based on the animated preschool series Dinosaur Train. Press the button on Arnie's back to activate the toy and hear Arnie say more than 80 different dinosaur sounds and phrases.

Kids can also activate Arnie's movements by pressing a button on his head or on their special wristband. This will signal Arnie to walk forward, rear up on his legs, and stomp. TOMY's Dinosaur Train line combines dinosaur and vehicle play with innovative technology. Fans of Dinosaur Train will love how this toy brings one of their favorite dinosaur characters to life, allowing them to create their own prehistoric adventures.

The Extreme InterAction Arnie Argentinosaurus is for ages 3 and up. Young kids who are fans of Dinosaur Train are the ones who will get the most out of this toy.

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Learning Resources Primary Science Mix and Measure Set

Mix, measure, and learn key science concepts while you scoop, pour, weigh, and play! Kids love getting their hands on this sturdy set of cups, spoons, and other measuring tools, which includes entertaining, educational activities and experiments.

Make mystery goo, slime, puff paint, and more, while learning the concepts of weight, volume, and even fractions. Kit includes mixing bowl with lid, scale, six cups, and three self-standing spoons, plus 10 two-sided activity cards. High quality; withstands hands-on play.

For ages 4 and up. Fun for experimenting with water, dry beans, uncooked rice, or cereal. The perfect pre-chemistry set! Largest piece is a 4-cup bowl; smallest piece 1/2" teaspoon. Learn more here,

Barbeque Party: The Game That Jumps

Veggies to grill, and some chicken and hot dogs too! But to win you need 3 of each.

Pick a card, it will tell you what you need to grill next.

When you pick that card again, it means that it is ready and you need to remove it, but, you better be careful, because this friendly barbecue doesn't like to be tickled. One false move and BOOOMMM and your meal will be late.

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Nowhere To Go game

Each player places his or her spy piece on the starting spaces.-Players take turns moving their spy piece as many spaces as they like across any bridges that are not blocked.-Players end their turns by placing a blocker on any bridge.-First player to trap the other spy with blockers wins.

For 2 players. Ages 8 to Adult/Grades 3. Includes: -Includes unique hexagonal game board, 2 playing pieces, and 40 blockers.

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Runny Nose Doll

Nenuco Runny Nose is a baby doll with a runny nose. When the doll gets a cold, little bubbles run out of its nose. Kids can then wipe them away with a tissue. To make the doll's nose run, fill up the sippy cup with water, then feed the water to the doll.

Gently press the doll's left wrist to make the water come out of the doll's nose. Pressing too hard will cause the water to shoot out.

Nenuco Runny Nose comes dressed in a winter outfit and includes a sippy cup and box of tissues. Baby dolls are all about letting kids take care of the dolls just like real moms.

Nenuco Runny Nose is for ages 4 and up.

The Lamaze Turtle Tunes

This is a multi-textured developmental plush toy with easy touch and play feature for baby and mom. Encourages child-parent interaction by playing tunes or learning about colors by pressing the color coordinated shells. Comes with piano, horn, and melody segment modes. Plays a full octave of musical notes for endless musical creativity. This soft and cuddly turtle will keep baby engaged in fun interactive play time. Learn more at

Amazing Mushroom Infant Toy

This toy has multiple functions. The top is detachable and can be played with as a floor toy. It is packed with multiple play functions and lots of sounds and lights. Put the mushroom top back on the base and it turns into a ball drop multi-activity center. is the website.

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