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Crikey! Wild Republic is at the NY Toy Fair 2007 this week featuring none other than action figures of the late Steve Irwin and Croc. Partnered with the Australian Zoo, the line took 18 months to develop and proceeds got to its endangered species program. They feel this will help “educate children about the wonders of the wild through creative play.”
Wild Republic’s booth will display 36 different products including plush toys and playsets, and will feature Zoo members Kate and Briano Coulter, dressed in khaki, no doubt. Steve once said, “I consider myself a wildlife warrior. My mission is to save the world’s endangered species.” All we know is that although the cause is worthy, this warrior looks pretty silly in plastic.

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Ani-MovieAt this week’s NY Toy Fair 2007, JazWares is displaying its Marvel Heroes Ani-Movie movie studio. With it, you and your kids can animate artwork, drawings, pictures, and action figures into short digital films. Load a background of your choice then select comic art or toys. Using stop-motion, you capture each frame utilizing its stage platform controls. Playback and review is possible on a TV screen, and you can save your work with an optional SD card. Make it quick if you want to get one of these before the Fair makes them more expensive. Toys ‘R Us has them available now at a reduced price of only $24.98.

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USB Circus CannonNeed a pleasant diversion in your 9:00 to 5:00 cubicle? Simply plug the Circus Cannon into your USB connection, pack it with one of its “babes,” point it at its net up to 20 feet away, and let ‘er rip. The Cannon can move vertically and horizontally, includes 3 feet of cable, and even comes with downloadable sound effects. Compatible with Windows XP, the USB Cannon is available at USB.brando for $35.00. We figure this is much more amusing than trying to make our In boxes smaller than our Out boxes.

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Lego SnacksWhen you get tired of playing with your Legos, you can now eat them. Kellogg’s has created gummy bear-like Lego Fun Snacks that contain 100% of your daily allowance of Vitamin C, not to mention corn syrup, citric acid, carnauba wax, and sodium citrate. Available in cherry, grape, and “grapeberry,” the snacks come in pouches and were probably designed for the younger crowd.  If you have ever visited Legoland under the disguise of doing it for your kids however, you will probably want some, too.

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X-RobotAs we have said often enough, we dig Wowwee’s roboline of creatures. China’s JaiQi has created a knockoff line of bots for those of you who perhaps cannot afford the genuine article. The Robone has 54 pre-programmed functions such as dance, pick-up, throw, perform a bit of Kung Fu, and of course burp and whistle. Running Robo, Robosaur, and Robodog are also available. The robots feature 2 program modes, an infra-red remote, and are powered by 4 D and 3 AA batteries (not included.) Contact JaiQi if you have a yen to try out their new line.

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Road Rage RacerWith so much road rage going on these days, we have found the perfect Valentine gift to remind your partner or spouse that they don’t have to utter obscenities or physically assault the driver in the car next to them. The Road Rage Racer shifts into four gears and becomes increasing hysterical in each one. Simply put him on your dashboard and let him be a comfort when you commute. The 19 x 13 x 9-inch Road Rage Racer requires 3 AA batteries (included) and is available online from our pals at Latest Buy for AU 34.95 (~US $27.61.)

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DackyYesterday we showed you Chaos, a bot that can be used in military applications, so we decided to counterbalance that with Dacky, a robotic puppy that doesn’t have to be housebroken. Tomy Takara, creators of the pooch, says it has 6 sensors and can learn up to 650 Japanese words. It also can wish you a happy birthday and sing karaoke. We don’t yet know if Dacky will be coming to the States, but if he does, we think we have finally found a singing partner that won’t care if we are off-key.

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