A selection of buzz-worthy toys at the American International Toy Fair in New York

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Among toys to watch in 2010: Stinker, Dog tweets

The American International Toy Fair, the industry’s main trade show, kicks off Sunday in New York on Sunday. Here are some noteworthy toys to watch for.

ZHU ZHU PETS. Last year’s runaway hit from Cepia LLC is back, and they’re not just hamsters. Zhu Zhu Pets Wild Bunch will feature different animals including a skunk named Stinker and a rabbit named Sweetie. Zhu Zhu Pets Rock Stars will have mohawk-like longer hair. Four of each will be available in late summer or early fall. Under $10.

DANCE STAR MICKEY. Mattel Inc.’s plush Mickey Mouse walks, talks and dances. $69.99.

RADICA PUPPY TWEETS ACCESSORY. Mattel’s offering for adults attaches to a collar, monitors a dog’s activity and sends tweets to Twitter about what the dog might be up to. $29.99.

STAR WARS AT-AT: Hasbro’s Star Wars All Terrain Armored Transport is a replica of a vehicle from “The Empire Strikes Back.” It holds up to 20 “Star Wars” figures and includes an action figure and pop-out speeder bike. $99.99.

TREAT MAKERS. New offerings in food this year include Hasbro’s Easy Bake Deluxe Delights, which makes cake and cookies, for $29.99; Spin Master’s Dairy Queen Blizzard maker for $29.99; and Jakks Pacific’s new Girl Gourmet Chill Treats, which makes frozen yogurt, retailing for $24.99.

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