Saturday, November 03, 2007

POWER RANGERS MYSTIC FORCE MEET & GREET EVENT



SM MALL OF ASIA, 2nd LEVEL MAIN MALL NOVEMBER 11, 2007 12NN, 3PM & 6PM

ROBINSON GALERIA, ACTIVITY AREA NOVEMBER 18, 2007 1PM & 4PM

SM MEGAMALL, ATRIUM A, NOVEMBER 24, 2007 12NN, 3PM & 6PM

SM NORTH EDSA "THE BLOCK" NOVEMBER 25, 2007 12NN, 3PM & 6PM

MEET & GREET IN-STORE

TOYKINGDOM, SM MAKATI NOVEMBER 10, 2007 1:30PM

TOYTOWN, ALABANG FESTIVAL MALL NOVEMBER 10, 2007 5PM

TOYKINGDOM, SM MALL OF ASIA NOVEMBER 11, 2007 1PM-1:15PM

TOY EXPRESS, SM MALL OF ASIA NOVEMBER 11, 2007 4PM-4:15PM

KIDZ STATION, GLORIETTA MAKATI NOVEMBER 17, 2007 3PM

TOYTOWN, EASTWOOD LIBIS Q.C. NOVEMBER 17, 2007 7PM

TOYS “R” US, ROBINSON GALERIA NOVEMBER 18, 2007 2PM-2:15

TOYKINGDOM, SM MEGAMALL NOVEMBER 24, 2007 1PM-1:15PM

TOY EXPRESS, SM MEGAMALL NOVEMBER 24, 2007 4PM-4:15PM

TOYKINGDOM, SM NORTH “THE BLOCK” NOVEMBER 25, 2007 4PM-4:15PM

TOYS “R” US, TRINOMA DECEMBER 1, 2007 3PM

TOY EXPRESS, SM NORTH EDSA DECEMBER 1, 2007 6PM

TOYKINGDOM, SM PAMPANGA DECEMBER 2, 2007 2PM

TOY EXPRESS, SM PAMPANGA DECEMBER 2, 2007 5PM

SM MALL OF ASIA, 2nd LEVEL MAIN MALL NOVEMBER 11, 2007 12NN, 3PM & 6PM

SM MEGAMALL, ATRIUM A, NOVEMBER 24, 2007 12NN, 3PM & 6PM

SM NORTH EDSA "THE BLOCK" NOVEMBER 25, 2007 12NN, 3PM & 6PM

MEET & GREET IN-STORE

TOYKINGDOM, SM MAKATI NOVEMBER 10, 2007 1:30PM

TOYKINGDOM, SM MALL OF ASIA NOVEMBER 11, 2007 1PM-1:15PM

TOY EXPRESS, SM MALL OF ASIA NOVEMBER 11, 2007 4PM-4:15PM

TOYKINGDOM, SM MEGAMALL NOVEMBER 24, 2007 1PM-1:15PM

TOY EXPRESS, SM MEGAMALL NOVEMBER 24, 2007 4PM-4:15PM

TOYKINGDOM, SM NORTH “THE BLOCK” NOVEMBER 25, 2007 4PM-4:15PM

TOY EXPRESS, SM NORTH EDSA DECEMBER 1, 2007 6PM

TOYKINGDOM, SM PAMPANGA DECEMBER 2, 2007 2PM

TOY EXPRESS, SM PAMPANGA DECEMBER 2, 2007 5PM

ROBINSON GALERIA, ACTIVITY AREA NOVEMBER 18, 2007 1PM & 4PM

MEET & GREET IN-STORE

TOYS “R” US, ROBINSON GALERIA NOVEMBER 18, 2007 2PM-2:15

TOYS “R” US, TRINOMA DECEMBER 1, 2007 3PM

Thursday, October 18, 2007

An Age by Age Guideto Buying Toys

Based on child development research, the following guide will help in your selection of toys for various age groups. Some playthings are recommended for more than one age category, as children of different ages often enjoy the same toy, each playing with it at his or her own level.

Birth to 6 Months

Abilities and Interests Experts agree that even babies benefit from toys. Infants use their senses to learn about their world. For the first few months of life, babies are unable to grasp objects with their hands, but enjoy exploring with their ears and eyes. Therefore, toys that make noise or feature high-contrast, black-and-white or brightly colored images are especially appealing to newborns and young infants. Once infants can reach for objects, they enjoy toys that are textured and safe for mouthing. Remember, to avoid dangerous entanglement, toys never should be hung or attached to a crib, playpen, stroller, infant seat or around a child’s neck with elastic, string or ribbon.

Toy Suggestions

Crib gyms*
Floor gyms
Activity quilts
Mobiles*
Safety mirrors
Teething toys
Large, interlocking rings or keys
Cloth toys
Soft dolls
Stuffed animals (with short pile fabric)
Musical and chime toys
Rattles
*Remove when baby is five months old or is able to
push up on hands and knees.

6 Months to 1 Year

Abilities and Interests In the second half of the first year, infants master the motor skills that enable them to play with toys in new and exciting ways. When babies can sit up, they enjoy playthings they can manipulate - to bang, drop, stack, put in and take out and open and shut. Once they can crawl, “cruise” (walk while holding onto furniture) and walk, they enjoy things that move along with them. Toys that show cause and effect are also thrilling at this age.

Toy Suggestions

Balls (1 3/4 inches and larger)
Push-pull toys
Busy boxes
Nesting and stacking toys
Simple shape sorters
Pop-up toys
Soft blocks
Bath toys
Teething toys
Large, interlocking rings or keys
Soft dolls
Stuffed animals (with short pile fabric)
Simple musical instruments
Rattles


1 to 2 Years

Abilities and Interests In the second year of life, children are explorers. Fueled by curiosity and wonder, toddlers also possess the physical skills that make it easy for them to play and learn. A busy toddler needs toys for physical play - walking, climbing, pushing and riding - and ones that encourage experimentation and manipulation. At this age, children imitate adults and enjoy props that help them master life skills.

Toy Suggestions

Balls (1 3/4 inches and larger)
Push-pull toys
Ride-on toys (feet-propelled)
Wagons
Backyard gym equipment (infant swing,
small slide, small climbing apparatus)
Nesting and stacking toys
Simple shape sorters
Pop-up toys
Puzzles with knobs (whole-object pieces)
Blocks
Sandbox/sand toys
Wading pool/water toys
Bath toys
Stuffed animals (with short pile fabric)
Dolls
Play vehicles
Kitchen equipment and gadgets
Play household items (telephone, lawn
mower, workbench, shopping cart)
Playhouse
Child-sized table and chairs
Non-toxic art supplies (large crayons and
coloring books, clay, finger-paints)
Musical instruments
Cardboard picture books, pop-up books
Squeeze/squeak toys
Cloth and cardboard picture books

2 to 3 Years

Abilities and Interests Older toddlers love testing their physical skills-- jumping, climbing, and throwing -- and enjoy toys for active play. This age group also possesses good hand and finger coordination and enjoys putting these skills to work with basic arts and crafts, puppets, blocks and simple puzzles. Imaginative play also begins in the third year.

Toy Suggestions

Balls (1 3/4 inches and larger)
Backyard gym equipment (swing, small
slide, small climbing apparatus)
Building blocks and building systems
Blocks with letters and numbers
Wading pool/water toys
Puzzles with knobs (whole-object pieces
that fit into simple scenes)
Dolls that can be bathed, fed and diapered
Dress-up clothes and accessories
Hand/finger puppets
Play household items (telephone, lawn
mower, workbench, shopping cart, kitchen
equipment and gadgets)
Non-toxic art supplies (crayons and coloring
books, clay, finger-paints, sidewalk chalk)
Child-sized table and chairs
Play scenes (e.g., farm, airport) with
figures and accessories
Sandbox/sand toys
Tricycle and helmet
Play vehicles
Wagon
Shape sorters
Playhouse
Storybooks
Stuffed animals

3 to 6 Years

Abilities and Interests After the age of three, children begin to play actively with each other. Preschoolers and kindergartners are masters of make-believe. They like to act out grownup roles and enjoy costumes and props to help them bring their imaginations to life. It is quite common for children this age to develop strong attachments to favorite toys, expressing feelings to a special doll or teddy bear. Materials for arts and crafts are also popular with this age group, which enjoys creating things with their hands.

Toy Suggestions

Tricycle and helmet
Bicycle and helmet
Backyard gym equipment
Construction toys
Lacing and threading sets
Puzzles (10-20 pieces)
Stuffed animals
Dolls and doll clothes
Dress-up clothes and accessories
Props for make-believe play
Play vehicles
Hand/finger puppets
Play scenes with figures and accessories
Cassette/CD player
Non-toxic art supplies (safety scissors,
construction paper, crayons)
Simple board games; word and
matching games
Storybooks

6 to 9 Years

Abilities and Interests School-age children enjoy play that requires strategy and skill. Board games, tabletop sports and classic toys like marbles and kites are favorites. Gradeschoolers also enjoy exploring different kinds of grown-up worlds and like fashion and career dolls and action figures. Children this age seek out new information and experiences through play and enjoy science, craft and magic kits. In addition, this age group possesses the physical skills and coordination to enjoy junior versions of adult sporting equipment.

Toy Suggestions

Complex gym equipment
Bicycle and helmet
Sporting equipment (baseball glove, hockey
stick, tennis racket) and protective gear
Simple swimming equipment
Stilts
Ice or roller skates/in-line skates
and protective gear
Construction toys
Pogo sticks
Jump ropes
Action figures
Paper dolls
Model kits
Craft kits
Magic sets
Science sets
Art supplies
Tabletop sports
Electronic games
Jigsaw puzzles, including
three-dimensional puzzles
Fashion/career dolls
Puppets, marionettes and theaters
Doll houses and furnishings
Video games
Board games
Cassette/CD player
Books (children’s classics, fairytales)

9 to 12 Years

Abilities and Interests Preteenagers begin to develop hobbies and life-long interests and enjoy crafts, model kits, magic sets, advanced construction sets, science kits and sophisticated jigsaw puzzles. Active play finds its expression in team sports. Painting, sculpting, ceramics and other art projects continue to be of interest.

Toy Suggestions

Sports equipment and protective gear
Bicycle and helmet
Ice or roller skates/in-line skates
and protective gear
Advanced construction sets
Jigsaw puzzles, including
three-dimensional puzzles
Puppets, marionettes and theaters
Remote control vehicles
Model kits
Science kits
Magic sets
Craft and handiwork kits
Art supplies
Playing cards
Board games
Chess, checkers, dominoes and
other strategy games
Tabletop sports
Video games
Electronic games
Electric trains
Musical instruments
Books (biography, mystery,
adventure, science fiction)

Safe Play

Adult Supervision is Critical

The toy industry and the Federal government work hard to ensure that toys are among the safest products brought into the home. A toy may go through more than one hundred safety tests to imitate the kind of use and abuse it may get in the hands of a child. In addition, toy labels help parents and caregivers choose the right toys for their children. Safe manufacturing and careful toy selection, however, are not enough to protect our children. Parents and caregivers should be their own safety experts, ensuring that toys are used, maintained and stored correctly. There is no substitute for adult supervision of play. Toy-related injuries generally occur when an infant or toddler chokes on a toy intended for an older child, when a child trips over a toy that was not put away after use, or when an unsupervised child hits another with a toy. Most play-related injuries are avoidable.

As Good As New

Toys must also be properly maintained to ensure safe play. Check toys regularly for cracks, tears, sharp edges, small parts, loose buttons, dirt, etc. Remind children to let you know when toys need repair Never allow toys to remain outdoors overnight; rain, snow and dew can cause rust damage Discard a toy damaged beyond repair

Everything in Its Place

Toys inspire feelings of ownership in children. This sense of possessiveness presents a perfect opportunity for adults to teach children that care must be given to valued belongings. At an early age, children can be taught to store their toys properly in a place selected by you. This prevents toys from being lost, stolen or damaged. In addition, it may prevent falls and keep younger children away from toys intended for older ones. It is especially important to keep toys off staircases to avoid falls. If a storage chest is used, be sure it has a removable lid or a spring-loaded support that allows the lid to remain securely open. Also, check for smooth, finished edges, air holes to prevent suffocation and hinge-line clearances to prevent pinched fingers. Other good options for storing and organizing toys are large, stackable plastic bins, smooth-edged baskets or sturdy, open shelves. ref:Toy Industry Foundations, Inc.

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What educational toys do kids actually enjoy playing with?

Oh lots. Children can make toys out of anything. Anything that helps them use their imagination is good. Most enjoy "hands on" so dress up, animals, kitchen play, dolls, cars and trucks, musical instruments, books, train sets, etc. You name it. As children grow older their tastes change of course. But like I said, anything that helps them develop their imagination and stretch their minds is great. Remember, children are individual. What one child grabs onto, another may not be too interested. But if you watch their tastes and what they like to do, you will know what they might enjoy. A toddler may like a ball, or a push toy, a 3 year old may like to play with dolls, or cars, a 5 year old may like something a little more challenging.

TEN STEPS TO FUN AND SAFE PLAY

1. When shopping for toys, keep in mind the child's age, interests and abilities.
2. Read toy or packaging labels for age ranges and safety warnings.
3. Be especially careful when choosing toys for children under three. Select toys that are free of small pieces (or pieces that separate or can be broken off), are lightweight, have no sharp edges or points and are non-toxic.
4. At home, read instructions for assembly and use. Keep product literature in case of future questions and complete warranty cards.
5. Remove and discard all packaging from a toy before giving it to a baby or small child.
6. Consider the home environment in which a child will play with a toy and younger children who may be there. A toy intended for an older child may be dangerous in the hands of a younger one.
7. Supervise children when they play and set good examples of safe play.
8. Remind caregivers, including grandparents, of play-related safety concerns.
9. Choose a safe storage place for toys.
10. Check toys at least every three months to determine their safety. Make any repairs immediately or throw away damaged toys.

EVERYTHING IN ITS PLACE
Toys inspire feelings of ownership in children. This sense of possessiveness presents a perfect opportunity for adults to teach children that care must be given to valued belongings. At an early age, children can be taught to store their toys properly in a place selected by you. This prevents toys from being lost, stolen or damaged. In addition, it may prevent falls and keep younger children away from toys intended for older ones. It is especially important to keep toys off staircases to avoid falls.

If a storage chest is used, be sure it has a removable lid or a spring-loaded support that allows the lid to remain securely open. Also, check for smooth, finished edges, air holes to prevent suffocation and hinge-line clearances to prevent pinched fingers.

Other good options for storing and organizing toys are large, stackable plastic bins, smooth-edged baskets or sturdy, open shelves.

The Joy of Play

Play is universal. Children of every culture engage in play; anthropologists have found evidence of toys dating as far back as there is record of human life. Though play differs from culture to culture, generation to generation, it is clearly an instinctual, essential part of growing up. While play has existed since ancient times, only recently have we come to appreciate its importance to a child's development. Too often, we dismiss playtime as simply entertainment for our children. Yet, experts consider play to be a child's work. Truly, there is no more constructive pastime for a child. While play is the essential joy of youth, it is also the primary way in which children learn about themselves, others and their world. Through play, children develop the physical, mental, social, emotional and creative skills needed for life. Given the many benefits of play, parents and caregivers naturally want to make the most of it for their children - to choose appropriate toys, encourage positive play experiences and, above all, ensure safe play. This booklet will help you do that.

The Importance of Play

Play has an undeniable influence on every aspect of a child's development, laying the foundation for reading, writing, mathematical reasoning and creativity. Through play children develop: physical (gross-motor) skills, as a child at play learns to reach, crawl, walk, run, climb, jump, throw, catch and balance fine-motor skills (the use of hands and fingers), as he or she handles playthings mental skills, through play that encourages problem solving and demonstrates cause and effect language skills, which blossom as a child interacts with others and uses words for favorite playthings and activities social skills, which are mastered by learning to follow directions, cooperate, take turns, abide by the rules and share emotional skills, as children experience pleasure, bond with others, and work through feelings during role-play self-esteem, so crucial to one's long-term happiness and success, enhanced when children achieve goals through play creativity and imagination; when a child pretends to be a doctor, a teacher, a parent, or a firefighter, he or she learns that life is full of possibilities and opportunities Perhaps most important of all, play is fun. Years later, when we recall our childhood, it is the happy times spent playing with special people that we remember most fondly.

Parents: The First Playmates

It has been said that parents are their child's first playmates. Not only do parents have an important role in choosing appropriate toys for their children, but also research shows that children who play regularly with their parents enjoy the greatest developmental benefits. For children fortunate enough to have grandparents and other extended family members who live nearby, playtime with these special adults also can be enriching. Observe your child, take his or her lead, and offer new ways to play and have fun. Too often, parents think they are too busy to play with their child. Yet, children grow up while we're washing dishes and opening mail. Sometimes life can wait.

Toy Selection

As you shop, consider that children of all ages need a well-balanced assortment of toys to contribute to their development and pleasure -- ones for active play, manipulative play, make-believe play and creative play. Study your child, know what his or her interests and abilities are, and read labels to help you make the right selections.

About Labels on Products:

Labels on toy packages take some of the guesswork out of choosing safe, appropriate toys. Child development experts agree that while each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, there are certain stages that are fairly predictable. For example, children generally sit up unsupported in the middle of the first year and take their first steps in the early half of the second year. These averages help toymakers design and label playthings that will be safe for and appealing to children of a specific age group.

Toys are labeled based on four

criteria: the safety aspects of the
toy; the physical capabilities of
the child (ability to manipulate
the toy); the cognitive abilities of
the child (understanding how to
use the toy); and the child's
interests.

The most common safety label warns against choking hazards. Any toy or game manufactured for children ages three to six is required to carry such a warning if the toy contains small parts, small balls, marbles or a balloon. Such toys are not intended for children under three or any child who is still mouthing objects. Other common labels to look for include "flame retardant/flame resistant" on fabric products, "surface or machine washable" on stuffed toys and dolls and "UL Listed” (for Underwriters Laboratories) on electrically operated toys.

Some manufacturers add other safety warnings to the package and/or instructions advising parents that special care should be taken. Toys that would have cautionary labels might include: science toy sets with toxic chemicals, craft kits with sharp or breakable items and crib gyms and mobiles, which should be removed when a baby reaches five months of age or begins to push up on hands and knees. In our competitive society, it might be tempting to buy a toy for a young child that is intended for an older child. This is not advisable. The age label has been thoughtfully assigned based on many factors including safety. If a child is given a toy that is too advanced, he or she may become frustrated or be exposed to a safety risk. While labels help consumers narrow down their choices, no package label can tell you exactly which toy is right for your child. Use labels as a guide, but always keep in mind the maturity, skill level and interest of the child when making toy purchases. Be especially careful when selecting toys for children under three: Avoid those with small parts that could be swallowed, aspirated into the child's airway or inserted into the nose or ears Check that the eyes and noses of stuffed animals and dolls are securely fastened and that seams are well sewn Choose rattles, teething rings and squeeze toys that are too large, even in their most compressed state, to become lodged in a baby's throat. Avoid latex balloons, which present a choking and suffocation hazard Select unbreakable toys that are lightweight, washable and free of sharp corners, rough edges or strings

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GUNDAM REGIONAL FINALS (Bandai Action Kit Universal Cup)

DOWNLOAD FLYERS ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE

PRIZES AT STAKE:


PROFESSIONAL:


Open Category:
1ST Place:
• Round trip ticket for 1 to Hong Kong in December 2007 with 4 days and 3 nights hotel accommodation, to represent the country in BAKUC 2007 Finals plus Trophy
• Gundam product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item

2ND Place:
• Gundam Product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus Trophy

3RD Place:
• Gundam Product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus Trophy

Junior Category:

1ST Place:
• Round trip ticket for 2 to Hong Kong in December 2007 with 4 days and 3 nights hotel accommodation, to represent the country in BAKUC 2007 Finals plus trophy
• Gundam product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item

2ND Place:
• Gundam Product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus trophy

3RD Place:
• Gundam Product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus trophy

NEW CHALLENGER:


Open Category:


1ST Place:
• Gundam product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus trophy

2ND Place:
• Gundam Product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus trophy

3RD Place:
• Gundam Product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus trophy

Junior Category:


1ST Place:
• Gundam product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus trophy

2ND Place:
• Gundam Product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus trophy

3RD Place:
• Gundam Product showcase inclusive of limited Gundam item plus trophy

PROMO MECHANICS:


I- The contest is open to all Gundam enthusiasts except employees of Bankee Trading Inc. their advertising and PR agencies, including their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity.

II- The contest is open to two major categories:

• PROFESSIONAL:


1. Open category – 15yrs old and above, with birth date on or before December 31, 1992. Gundam enthusiasts who already joined the past Gundam model kit contests or new modeler but has the guts to compete with professional Gundam modelers.


2. Junior category – 14yrs old and below, with birth date on or after January 1, 1993. Gundam enthusiasts who already joined the past Gundam model kit contests or new but has the guts to compete with junior Gundam modelers.

• NEW CHALLENGER:


1. Open category – 15yrs old and above, with birth date on or before December 31, 1992. Gundam enthusiasts who have never joined any Gundam model kit contests before.


2. Junior category – 14yrs old and below, with birth date on or after January 1, 1993. Gundam enthusiasts who have never joined any Gundam model kit contests before.


Note: 3 times winner of the top three prizes in the past BAKAC or BAKUC contest are not allowed to join the Professional/New Challenger category.

III- Interested participants can paint, remodel, modify, or create a diorama from any Bandai official Gundam model kits including SD/BB. All Participants may pass their entry either in DIORAMA or SOLID MODEL KIT form. Maximum size of entry is L500mm (50cm) X W500mm (50cm) X D500mm (50cm). Participant is only allowed to submit one entry.

IV- Entry form(flyer) will be available at the following:
1. Toykingdom & Toy Express (SM Dept Store) stores within Metro Manila and nearby provinces (Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite & Pampanga)
2. Toytown stores
3. Bankee Trading Inc. website. (www.bankee.com.ph)

V- All participants are required to submit clear 5R photo (front, rear, sides and top view) of their entry plus 1(one) entry form/flyer. Participant must put their name and affix signature at the back of the 5R photos and enclose in brown envelope together with the filled up entry form/flyer and drop in to drop box designated in the customer service area of any of the following Toykingdom & Toytown stores.
1. Toykingdom (SM) – Megamall, North Edsa, Makati, Mall of Asia, Las PiƱas, Fairview, Bacoor, Marilao, Podium, Viramall & Pampanga
2. Toytown – Eastwood, Glorietta, Market Market & Alabang
Or submit thru mail, or e-mail to the address or email add below.
MARKETING 2
BAN KEE TRADING INC
#6 REST HAVEN ST. BARANGAY BUNGAD
SFDM QUEZON CITY
Or @
marketing@bankee.com.ph

Deadline of submission of the above required photos is on October 26, 2007.

VI- Participants with qualified entry for the contest will be notified through phone, registered mail, and e-mail. Qualified participants should submit their ACTUAL ENTRY for exhibit and judging on November 4, 2007 at the Grand Atrium of SM Megamall, from 10:15am to 1:00pm only. Participant should present valid ID and birth certificate for the organizer to check with the previous records of Gundam model kit contest to determine whether the participant is a new or already participated in the previous Gundam model kit contest or whether the participant is under junior or open category. Participants are required to present original Gundam kit boxes for authentication purposes. All entries must not have been used or submitted in any local or international competition. Upon submission of entry, applicants are required to sign a certification form that the entry was made by the applicant himself/herself. Participants will also be given a proof of participation to be presented during the judging and claiming of entries on November 4, 2007.

VII- Judging of winners will be done by a panel of judges and will start at 2pm in the presence of a DTI Representative. All participants must attend the judging and awarding ceremony. All entries can be claimed on November 4 after the judging and awarding ceremony. Participants should present valid ID before he/she can claim their entry after the awarding ceremony.

• CRITERIA (BAKUC pointing system):


Open & Junior
1. Painting skill 100% Line paint
Body decoration
2. Modification 100% Other parts usage
Remodeling
3. Creativity 100% Originality (Posing, Coloring,
Concept & World)
Diorama
TOTAL 300%

For more details please dial 373-9600 or visit our website at www.bankee.com.ph or e-mail us at marketing@bankee.com.ph

PER DTI-NCR Permit #4540 Series of 2007

A Preview of Toys for Christmas 2007


As it is often said, Christmas is for kids—and even for the kids at heart. And just as moms want to give only the best to their children, retailers must also deem it necessary to give only the best to their customers.

Everybody surely wants to make this upcoming yuletide season an ultimately memorable one. But how?

Fret no more because Ban Kee Trading, the exclusive distributor of most major toy brands in the country, helps you deal with your Christmas shopping (or selling) woes.

Ban Kee Trading recently invited the retailers, toy store owners, department stores and the media for an exclusive preview of the toys that will be released in the market during the Christmas season. The toys are expected to hit the market as early as October to give enough time for pre-Christmas shoppers to think of the best toys to give the kids on their Christmas list.

Do not be left behind and take a peek of what’s going to be hot in this merry-making season! See for yourself the widest range of educational materials and toys that would be in the wish list of most kids this Christmas.

For our little angels and toddlers, there is a wide array of irresistible Disney baby, Fisher-price, Blue Box, Thomas and Friends, and The First Years (TFY) goodies.

The First Years (TFY), which has been in the business since 1952, continues with its legacy of providing safe play and care products for babies. TFY’s new feeding line now comes in popular cartoon characters like Winnie the Pooh, Disney Princess, Sesame Street, Bob the builder and Thomas & friends.

Also shower your baby lots of love with the new Disney Baby collection. May it be with the most famous mouse Mickey or classic princesses Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Cinderella, or even the “hunny”-loving Winnie the Pooh, your baby will surely have the best times of his growing up years.

Learning and fun also come together in the latest Fisher-price Laugh and Learn toys. Let these playthings amaze your kids with Sing along songs and rich music. Teach your baby what shapes and colors are with Magnetic cookie puzzles, learning piggy bank and learning toolbench.

Also allow the famous 7-yr-old Latina charmer, Dora the Explorer, share the fun. Dora now stars in a half hour animated series designed to actively engage preschoolers in a play-along that teaches math, observation, and problem solving. Through Dora, your child’s formative years will surely be a learning adventure.

Increase your child’s Emotional Quotient (EQ) with Thomas and Friends. Children and parents alike would surely love this television series that chronicles the adventures of Thomas, a cheeky little tank engine and his friends in the fictional island of Sador, a serene land where all vehicles have their own personalities. Thomas’ world highlights the importance of good manners and of working hard.

Think out of the box and get in the Blue Box. Currently a producer of a broad range of toys covering infant and preschooler, and boys and girls, Blue Box gives you a line-up of entertaining, educational collectibles.

For the growing up boys, we have WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Figures and Playsets which ensure realism that fans would definitely appreciate. WWE’s action figure collection is designed immortalize the personalities of the World Wrestling Entertainment. To capture the authenticity and attitude of WWE Superstars and bring them home to the fans, JAKKS makes continuous advancements in action figure and play sets technology as well as creating realistic face sculpts utilizing REAL SCAN™ technology. Combined with supreme action pose-ability, JAKKS creates the most realistic WWE star likeness ever produced in an action figure.

Become a true Bio master with Bio Bytes Bio, and train your creature through multiple games. Improve and build, attack, defense and learn some special moves while indulging in real sound effects.

Gundam is one of the longest running series of anime featuring mecha. Gundam Models (aka gunpla), either plastic and non-plastic works, have become popular among anime fans and model-lovers, especially in Japan and in nearby Asian countries since 1980s.

The Power Rangers have just got even better. The Power Ranger Mystic Force is an American version of the well-loved Japanese heroes. The vast majority of the toy line has been also similarly adapted to fit Western and Western-influenced audience. Awesome action Figures, cool Morphers and delightful Megazords comes with light and sound action.

Get mobile with Road Rats, a line of remote-controlled toy vehicles for kids (and even adults!) With an easy operating and a powerful suspension system, Road Rats have race cards such as Rally, Scaled Buggy, Formula One and the latest craze, the Turbo twister Stunt Vehicle.

Fight aliens with Ben 10 and save the day! Share Ben Tennyson’s ultimate adventure he fights evil that lurks in the City. Ben 10 toys are Heatblast, Fourarms, Ghostfreak, stinkfly and Greymatter. With bonus animation disk at collectible lenticular card inside every Ben 10 Collectibles figure.

Zoids was a model toy line introduced by TOMY in both Japan and America during the early 80’s that featured snap together construction and wind-up or battery powered motors. Designed to resemble dinosaurs or animals, Zoids are essentially giant robots with pilots in their gold cockpits. With their latest release named Zoids Genesis, these series comes in more action and more zoids features. Murasame Liger is the newest zoids hero.

Feel what it’s like to be a young boy Yamato in the latest B-Daman Battle. In this high tech action game based on the popular Japanese toy franchise, you will experience B-Daman battles with Yamato’s rivals. Throughout the course of the game, you’ll customize your machines and raise Yamato.

The newest toy car craze in town, CHORO Q! Q Steer are by Takara. A Condensed and abbreviated version of the words “Choroi” [Simple] Quality is a series of Japanese 3-4cm long pullback toy cars first made by Takara in 1978, and known in the US as Penny Racers. All Choro Q use real rubber tires (usually with fatter ones on the rear) with coil-spring pullback motor. Each Choro Q is a “cute” squeezed design caricature of the actual vehicle (which could be cars, trucks, trains, and even planes and military and construction) it represents. Originally produced in Japan, the manufacture has subsequently occurred variously in Taiwan, Macau and China.

GIRLS

Be a Santa Claus this season and make little girls happy with the new collection of Bratz.

Enhance children’s fashion sense with Bratz Passion for Fashion! Heads are turning with the Bratz P4F! Complete with accessories and outfits, you can now Mix and match fashion for unlimited fashion play.

Feel like a star with Bratz The Movie Dolls. Bratz dolls movie collection comes with 14 moveable joints, glamorous clothes and real working camera. As seen in Bratz the movie.

Now every little girl can enter the world of Disney Princess - a kingdom of

fantasy where dreams begin, enchantment never ends, a happily ever after happen

every day, and the importance of cherishing true friends come alive.

Simba Toys offers unlimited playtime fun from the widest variety of dolls like Disney Princesses.

Ariel, Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, and Aurora.

Share in their fabulous adventures and discover that friendship is the most

powerful magic of all!

Stay sweet with the growing fashion trend from Strawberry shortcake! There’s no stopping the latest fashion trend from Berry land. Dress each girl in their fun swirled fashions. Brush their long beautiful hair, and clip on the scented fruit barrette and hair piece.

INTERACTIVE

Get in to the gear with these Spy gear! Cool new gadgets are here, spy gear announces. Agent Action Briefcase! FOUR BUILT-IN SPY DEVICES! It’s a complete mobile spy system in a real working briefcase! Touch the handle and Agent Action Briefcase shoots darts at enemy spies. 3 more spy gadgets work from inside the case – or out! The motion alarm goes off when the case is picked up. Or, take it out and put it in your room to catch intruders. Removable flashlight and spy scope too. There’s even a secret compartment, CD/game holder, and room for extra Spy Gear™! Digital Camera Attached to Sunglasses! TAKE REAL SPY PHOTOS! Take real spy photos with a real digital camera attached to a pair of cool-looking sunglasses! Swing out the Digital Spy Camera, snap secret photos with the handheld remote shutter release, then download the photos to your PC! Also includes software CD and USB cable. One of the best additions to your spy collection is Mobile Spy Ear Listening Device in a Pull-Back Vehicle! LISTEN THROUGH WALLS! Mobile Spy Ear is a listening bug on wheels! Pull it back, let it go, and send it in to spy! Or, just place it in a room. Either way pulls out the ear bud on the receiver and you can listen to every word they say! Transmits sound over 50 feet, even through walls!

Live life with Tamagotchi V4 today! Tamagotchi Connection is an egg-shaped virtual toy that simulates the life cycle of a pet, letting kids experience the fun and responsibility of caring for their pet. Tamagotchi version 4 are enhance with new features such as amazing jobs to choose, cool new playmates. Tap into the internet for more incredible surprises and games for more exciting ways of interactions. Live life with a new Tamagotchi version 4 today! Collect them all!

If you want to re-live those classic favorites or get your hands on today’s hottest hit, TV Games is the gadget with which you’ll get to see them all. TV Games is the hottest trend in toys this year. Watch for this season’s new and exciting TV Games in your nearest toy store. Just Plug it and Play it! What ever your game is, TV Games controllers pack it all… fun, affordability, variety, and quality. It’s no surprise that IGN named TV Games as “the must have gaming treats.” So what are you waiting for? Check out our product list and be on your way to days filled with loads of fun, challenges and competition. TV Games, just plug it in & play!

The Leapster Learning Game System teaches in the way your child loves to play. With the Leapster and Leapster L-Max library of software titles, yoru child can play action-packed educational games featuring characters that they know and love. The interactive touch screen and pen allow your child to write, draw, and paint, while vivid animation lets them learn essential school skills with story-based games. The Leapster Learning Advantage Offers: Multiple Skill Levels: Adjustable skill levels let kids learn at just the right pace for them. Tailored Tutorials: Integrated tutorials help children learn new concepts, step-by-step.

Bandai the makers of various “entertainment” products such as “TOY”, “CANDY TOY”, “APPAREL”, “MOVIE”, “MOBILE CONTENTS” and “AMUSEMENT MACHINE,” including the popular BANDAI capsules. Inside every Bandai capsule are toys which you can only get from Bandai vending machines. Bandai capsules come in several different characters, styles and colors.

Yujin is an affiliate of TOMY, a Japanese toy company. For over ten years, they have been selling licensed miniature toys for the vending trade in Japan. The partnership of these two companies combine long history as a toy manufacturer together and expert knowledge of collectibles and vending. Such qualities help them maintain the respect and support of consumers and vending professionals alike.

If your stock for some candies try Candy Toys Most of the toys under this brand have a small candy inside the box. Candy Toys produce different toys from different series like Power Rangers, Pokemon, Gundam and other popular characters under Bandai.

INFLATABLES

Intex airbeds are great for camping or casual lounging. With options such as fabric or vinyl materials, comfort top or wave beam construction, designer pattern or fashionable solids, intex offers a wide variety of styles to meet every price range and need. Intoyz is an exciting indoor / outdoor line that includes playhouses, playgrounds, play tents, bop bags and Ball Toyz.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

WWE Ring Giants


WWE RING GIANTS! Don’t be left behind grab this new toy craze in town. New WWE Ring Giants a 14” poseable action figure with 13 points of articulation, detailed action figure and more wrestling superstar character to collect. WWE Ring Giants is now exclusively distributed by Ban Kee Trading, Inc. and are available at all leading toy store nationwide.

JAKKS T.V WWE Belts


WWE BELTS! No need to those huge muscles and strong bones to be a champ! Grab this WWE championship belts and be a champ on your own. Jakks Pacific T.V. Games are exclusively distributed by Ban Kee Trading Inc, and are now available at all leading toys store nationwide.