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Billy Braze is part of the Fisher Rescue Hero seriesPrice.Billy Braze is part of the Fisher Rescue Hero seriesPrice.Ask all parents to stand up and they say the recession has seriously affected their income and spirit and they will not give their children holiday toys and gifts this year.Ahem.Like we thought.-not a soul.Even in these disastrous times, adults cannot reject the children of those happy days ---Of course not this year, when United, rescue heroes and 78-Barbie's first minute video starring the character "candy Princess Barbie.In 2000, U.S.According to the Toy Industry Association, toy sales excluding video were $23 billion, although sales were somewhat flat in the first nine months of 2001, and analysts believe this year's sales will be flat compared with last year.The association estimates that 53% of all toys sold in the United States were purchased in the last quarter, with deep discounts and some interesting products that could push this up.In addition, because trauma events bring people closer, some people may even spend more than usual.The recent terrorist attacks must have brought momentum to some products."In a post-Sept.11 environment, refers to family toys-The orientation will be improved, "said Daniel Grossman,Founder and president of San Francisco Wild Planet Toys, a very cool supplier of spy toys.Grossman added that toys met some development needs in the process of delivering fun."The best thing you can do is try to be rigorous and make it a positive impact," he said .".Public security is the main beneficiary this year.Rescue Hero, the real pre-school team had a huge runFirefighters, police, construction workers, Rangers, carers and others who are engaged in good deeds.The new hero is Billy blazer, Wendy waters, Jack justice, Ariel flyer and all the other brave souls of Fisher --Price.Sales of these action heroes made their debut in 1999, up 70% in 2000 and have been climbing like rockets since.The company said."Since the Smokey Bear era, we have not given so much attention to community workers ---Firefighters, police, emergency workers-This is a very good thing that should have been done long ago, "said Stevanne Auerbach, senior Gulf region toy analyst at drtoy's website.Com and author of Dr."Intelligent game of toys: how to raise children with high PQ (game player)" by St.Martin's Press."It's not just a fashion," added Jim Silver, publisher of a trade magazine called Toy Book.Toy Wish is a consumer magazine that publishes a dozen popular toys every year before the holidays."These events open the eyes of the state and the public, and the way we think about real-life heroes and the sale of toys do show that," he said .".Fisher-Price hopes that parents will not only buy these action figures, but also buy the $70 water rescue command center, which houses Rescue Heroes, making silver the top 12.Here are a dozen popular Silver :--E-Hasbro, retail price $59.99), a portable system in which the microphone is plugged into the audio and video plug of the TV and pop stars are born.--Xbox (Microsoft, $299) is a game system with a 733 MHz engine for children aged 8 and older.--My Cinderella Princess (playmate, $49.99), Disney launched an interactive Cinderella with two sets of clothing-Working day clothing for 5 years and older and the Magic dress she wears.--Candy Princess Barbie (Mattel, $19.99), an animated adaptation of Barbie's video or DVD from The Nutcracker, choreographed by members of the New York City Ballet and played music by the London Symphony Orchestra.Barbie (she will be 43 years old in March 8) is sold separately.Silver also likes the imaginary desk of Emeryville's LeapFrog ($44.99), provide interactive learning centers for children aged 3 and older for courses such as voice, Alphabet, reading, starting spelling, numbers, counting, etc.It comes with a coloring book that will run out soon, but more pages can be downloaded on www.leapfrog.com."At this rate, it looks like we're going to sell every imaginary table before Christmas," said Rich Ryan, a buyer at Toys R & R headquarters in monwell, NY.J."Mom loves it, it's a key project."Of course, Harry Potter is important not only in books and movies, but also in the sale of goods during this holiday.Christopher Byrne, toy industry analyst at www.thetoyguy.Com says neither the boys nor the girls have had a story so compelling since The Lion King.Byrne said: "Boys Love power and conflict, girls love to work together, solve problems, play together and nurture, and Harry Potter can't be on a global scale on the way children like to playUniversity of Maryland education professor and child development expert Alison droughen was also encouraged by what she saw on the toy shelves this year, but only slightly encouraged.There are some subtle shadows-Some improvements--But I don't think it's earth.Said Druid."Nothing is amazing new, but on the other hand, these are steps in the right direction," she said .".Remember, no matter how attractive the product is, the market is not always very supportive, she said.Her example: Ziyue, a Mountain View game software company, sends positive messages to girls between the ages of 8 and 12, such as meeting new people, developing relationships, and enjoying experiences together.In 1999, victims of CD industry and retail consolidation closed down three years later.ROM market.A toy company in San Francisco, get real girls, has taken a diverse line of reality this yearNationwide, action and adventure dolls based on a similar audience of girls aged 6 to 12.Teams including divers Claire;Gabby, a football player;Nini, a backpacker and camper, is a doctor's favorite.Toy.This is the work of company founder Chavez z Chavez his idea is to strengthen the girl's selfesteem.Similarly, the staff and volunteers of the Lawrence Science Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, have been helping children learn and develop for many years, and now there are some good works in toy shops everywhere.Jacqueline Barber, director of great exploration in mathematics and science, and her staff at Lawrence Science Hall last year, in collaboration with Science Explorers at Seattle toys, three toys aged 6 and over are introduced to the market.They have created kits that also appeal to boys and girls, such as mystery detectives, which children use to solve crimes;Information from space, including telescopes and CD with sound recording space;The most popular is a carbonated chemical kit called soda science.Soda Pop won the toys of the year award for home entertainment magazine, as well as the Oppenheim White Gold Award from independent guides for children's toys, books, videos, audio and software.By following the guidance, the children can learn the basic recipe for soda and then they can improvise.But there are also serious educational theories here."We started with the children," Barber said ."."They are not interested if you start with information ---Cause of hissing or chemical reaction.You started with engagement--Of course you need a hook. The hook is cool soda.-Then go into the exploration phase, the content delivery phase, and the application phase.This is a natural cycle of learning."Both the main toy catalog and the stand-alone store, as well as the Discovery Channel Store, have the Lawrence Science Hall suite.Or, see it on the lobby store, explore corner or www.Popencehallofscience.org.