"Dora," "Diego" Headline Nick Toys for 2008
New toy lines based Dora the Explorer, Diego, and SpongeBob SquarePants were announced by Nickelodeon today in advance of Toy Fair 2008.
Dora‘s upcoming Dora Saves the Snow Princess TV movie will get a major push from Fisher Price, which will unveil a Dora’s Prance & Fly Pegasus and a line of 11″ fashion dolls. A Deluxe Designer Dollhouse will feature eight rooms with hotspots that light lamps and start appliances. For North American fans of Go, Diego, Go the toymaker will introduce Diego’s Animal Rescue Railway, a motorized-engine-and-track playset, and Dinosaur Rescue Mountain. it will also introduce new 6″ Extreme Rescue and Extreme Rescue Deluxe figures based on the property.
Meanwhile, Hasbro will market a Dora the Explorer edition of its Scrabble junior game and a Go, Diego, Go edition of Chutes & Ladders. First Act will release a Six-Piece Percussion Pack that includes a kazoo, klick klock, tambourine, jingle tap, egg shaker, and ocarina, and Mega Brands will produce Diego-themed preschool construction sets. Europe will get Dora the Explorer Triominos.
Play Along will release a Silly Talk SpongeBob and SpongeBob Plush.