Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hoppy Holidays 2010


The Wild Creations Team wishes you – and your loved ones – joy, abundance, health and peace during this Holiday Season and the New Year!!

As a reminder, our offices will be closed on Friday, December 24th. We will be reopening on Monday, December 27th.

Thank you to all who have supported us over the past year! We are looking forward to 2011, and have many exciting new products that we will be introducing in 2011.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mega Bubble on CBSDFW



Just before Thanksgiving 2010, Tina Wysk from Metroplexbaby/MetroMoms offered the Mega Bubble as a great gift idea for parents looking for smart, engaging toys. Thanks to Tina Wysk of Metroplex Baby/MetroMoms.com and CBSDFW for the great clip.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"RED HAT 30" means SAVINGS!


RED HAT days are here!
As the holiday shopping days are in full swing, it's time to bring out the bargains! What better way to say Happy Holidays than to offer terrific savings on great Toys & Games.

Introdu
cing "Red Hat" 30% SAVINGS on select Science Museum & Natural History Toys as well as our complete line of Wallace & Gromit & Mensa toys & games.



Thursday, December 9, 2010

I/R Cockroach "bugs" Regis & Kelly

Regis & Kelly hosted "The Toy Guy" Chris Byrne who brought along some toys priced under $30. Our I/R Giant Cockroach has the most "BUG" for the buck!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good Morning Texas & R/C Rattlesnake

Toy Expert Chris Byrne took the R/C Rattlesnake with him to WFAA's Good Morning Texas with Rob McCollum. Rob & Chris showcased great toys for young boys, and the RC Rattler brought plenty of "SSSSSSSSS" to the set!
Thanks to the good folks at WFAA Good Morning Texas for the clip!

USA WEEKEND focuses on The Pocket Microscope


The upcoming USA WEEKEND Magazine has our Pocket Microscope under the magnifying glass as a great stocking stuffer for under $20!  Look for this and other great toys from The Natural History Museum to add science and fun in an affordable combination.

Monday, November 29, 2010

EcoAquarium™ on the list: Hottest Gifts under $50


According to Laurie Schacht of thetoyinsider.com, our EcoAquarium™ is one of the hottest gifts under $50 this year...we couldn't agree more! Here's Laurie with the EcoAquarium™ on last Friday's Today Show...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wild Creations RC Tarantula & Cockroach bugs Al Roper on the Today Show!


Al may not like Cockroaches & Tarantulas but they've made The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio's Hottest Toys for Teens & Tweens! Our giant RC Tarantula & RC Cockroach is quickly becoming best sellers!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

RC Rattlesnake wins a Toy Insider's Toy of the Year Award


What's slithery & scaly, and wins awards? Our Radio Controlled Rattlesnake, that's who! With all indications of being a Toy on a lot of must-have lists to Santa, our RC Rattlesnake is garnering it's share of awards, including a Toy of the Year Award from the Good Folks of Toy Insider. If you haven't seen it making the rounds of the TV news shows lately, here's a video of the snake in action from our Youtube page...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio adds three toys to the list!


One of the most respected and influential review & evaluation organizations in the Toy Industry, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio , has picked three of our toys,the RC Cockroach, RC Tarantula , & The Wallace & Gromit Alarm Clock to join the ranks of their Best Toy Portfolio.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Parentings' Best Christmas Gifts for Tweens







#4 Sight to Sea (Jellyfish Lampquarium)

This colorful tank is a fun, aquatic twist on the lava lamp, featuring amazingly lifelike jellyfish that glide and dart through the water.

#10 Creepy Crawler (RC Tarantula)

This remote-controlled tarantula looks so real, it's scary! The furry arachnid can crawl and even spin on its eight legs, and is guaranteed to be a hit with your love bug.




Thursday, November 4, 2010

Momma's Money Savers flips for Jellyfish

Momma's Money Savers is another popular blog with great insight on raising a family. They really liked the Jellyfish Lampquarium , and shared with us a review. They're also offering a give-away contest for free Wild Creations Toys so don't wait, check out the article and join the contest TODAY!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Wild Creations EcoAquarium on ABC News Hottest Holiday Toys

Laurie Schacht of The Toy Insider brought a EcoAquarium with her as she presented this years Hottest Toys for the Holidays on ABC News "Now You Know" segment with Meg Oliver. You can view the full segment here...

Thank you Thanks...


Our thanks to Thanks, Mail Carrier for their review of our Tandem Space Hopper AND offering a give-away contest! Check out the blog and throw your name in the pot...who knows...you might get lucky!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Real Moms/Real Views Lampquarium Review & GIVEAWAY!


Check out REAL MOM'S / REAL VIEWS
They're giving away one of our Jellyfish Lampquariums or a toy of their choice to a lucky reader...HURRY! Sign Up for the giveaway before Nov.3rd!!!

WHAT'S a "Jellyfish Lampquarium"? Funny you should ask...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What's your favorite NHM Toy!


Attention Wild Creations Fans!! We are hosting a contest that starts right now and will end next Tuesday. We want everyone to visit our website www.wildcreations.com and pick your favorite new Natural History Museum product.

Post your favorite NHM Toy on our facebook page & cross your fingers...All the names will go into a hat and the winner will receive a brand new pocket microscope valued at $15.99. Get ready and go!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

DINOSAUR INVASION REACHING AMERICA!

AT LONG LAST! GEOWORLD Fossils & Toys has arrived on our shores! Wild Creations is proud to present the premier maker of museum quality fossils, fossil replicas, and educational toy products.

Just in time for the holidays, Wild Creations is offering the Geoworld Eduproducts Collection , a world of science, fun & discovery! Unlock the secrets contained in a block of gypsum stone like a real paleontologist, and assemble the bones of a creature that ruled the planet millions of years ago! Learn first-hand how archaeologists piece together a world long past. Not only can you find the bones of dinosaurs, but geodes, space rocks , precious gems & minerals as well. The Eduproduct line offers toys for young & old as well as beautiful museum quality fossil replicas anyone would be proud to possess.

"Excitement isn't the right word", said Pete Gasca, Owner of Wild Creations, " It's a thrill to bring Geoworld to America, it's the kind of toys I wish I had when I was little."

With Geoworld Products offered on the wildcreations.com website, as well as becoming available in leading toy stores nationwide, don't be surprised if dinosaurs soon take over YOUR neighborhood!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The EcoAquarium™ comes to Canada



Toronto's Citytv, Morning News show played host to prehistorichome.com's Kelly Peckham today, as she introduced our EcoAquarium's to Canada.

Debuting a Classic & Jewel EcoAquarium to the morning show's TV audience, along with a number of toys from the Geo World, Natural History Museum, and The Science Museum lines, Ms. Peckham ushered in a new milestone for Wild Creations in offering our EcoAquariums for the first time to the Canadian market. Recently, Prehistoric Home & Wild Creations established an agreement for combining the US & Canadian Toy market for both companies.
Watch the Citytv segment with Kelly Peckham here.

We're proud to partner with prehistorichome.com to bring our EcoAquarium™ to Canadian homes.

Our Retro Space Hopper a hit with The Pioneer Woman


If you haven't visited The Pioneer Woman Blog you can count yourself in the minority. Since it's inception it has served as a hallmark of good advice, great insight, wonderful photography, and a fun, endearing approach to family life.
We're proud that Heather, Emelie, Merideth & Kenny enjoy their Giant Retro Space Hoppers, thanks for a great review. Don't forget to check out Heathers personal blog; Oh My Stinkin' Heck.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DR TOY BEST PICKS BESTOW MULTIPLE TREATS (NO TRICKS!) TO WILD CREATIONS™

Awards Go To Strength Ball , Space Hopper , Hologram Chamber & Solar Airship
Myrtle Beach, SC (October 18, 2010) – This month thoughts of tricks and treats haunt parents and children alike. Dr. Toy celebrates the zany holiday with her own treat-filled list of Best Children’s Products for the year. Lucky for Wild Creations™ she awards not one but five prestigious honors to their expanding novel product line. Giant Retro Space Hopper, Hologram Chamber, Strength Ball and Solar Airship are individually recognized for a Dr. Toy Best Picks/Best 100 Children’s Products 2010 awards .

2008_7_seal_150_pixels.gifAdditionally, the Strength Ball was also named to her Dr. Toy 10 Best Active Products list. Want a jolly good time for your kids,” asked Dr. Toy as she tested the Giant Retro Space Hopper, “while getting them off the couch and away from their handheld gadgets? Try one of Wild Creations British imports of active toys,” she offered. “Kids and parents will be very pleased at the assortment of Wild Creations intellectually stimulating science and nature toys for children & adults of all ages.”

Dr. Toy’s Best Picks Children’s Products award program was developed by noted play and childdt_head_shot.jpgdevelopment authority, Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (aka Dr. Toy) as a service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educationally oriented, stimulating new toys for children. In addition to Dr. Toy, industry judges have been wild about the 80+ kooky new products rolled out this year by Wild Creations. The company earned kudos from Tillywig Toy Awards, Parenting Media Awards, The National Parenting Center, Mom’s Choice Gold Awards and Parent Tested-Parent Approved Media on a host of products in just the last 90 days.


Listed below are reviews Dr. Toy and her testers wrote about each of the four Wild Creations award winners:

Giant Retro Space Hopper • $23.99 • Ages 10+spacehopperthumb.jpg
Dr. Toy Best Picks Children’s Products 2010
This bright orange and utterly irresistible hopper comes from the UK Science Museum. With a grownup’s help, inflate this giant ball with the enclosed foot pump. Get comfortable, hold on to the horns and bounce away! Kids use the elasticity of the space hopper to amplify their muscle power. This giant hopper expands to a whopping 31.5 inches for bigger kids.



Hologram Chamber • $8.99 • Ages 5+holothumb.jpg
Dr. Toy Best Picks Children’s Products 2010
Like something from a Harry Potter chapter, place any object in this chamber and see it appear to hover. Created by the UK Science Museum, this chamber creates an optical illusion, tricking you into thinking a reflection is the real object! Try any object and witness 3-D images appear to float.


Solar Airship • $15.99 • Ages 5+solarairshipthumb.jpg
Dr. Toy Best Picks Children’s Products 2010
On a bright sunny day take this airship kite outdoors and watch it fly. From the UK Science Museum, this cleverly designed toy doesn’t require pumps, gas, puffs or hassle! It’s so simple to use – inflates and rises outdoors due to the laws of physics, as it is easily explained in the instructions. It flies like a kite-- so hold on tightly! A tether line, 2 cable ties and controller are included.

Wild Creations, best known for its award-winning EcoAquarium™ , is eager to expand young minds with smart ways to play! The Myrtle Beach-based company is grounded in an understanding of the interconnection of the earth and the cosmos with a profound reverence for animals, plants, soil, water and air. This reverence toward life is the basis for how the company conducts business and the basis for choosing the organizations they support including The Sierra Club, The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council, and the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association. Wild Creations also supports the Horry County Disabilities and Special Needs Board by providing employment opportunities to individuals with special needs. At its online store, www.wildcreations.com, customers from teachers to parents, are assured of discovering the best products and receiving the finest service before and after the sale.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Introducing the Keystone Classic EcoAquarium™


We've filled orders for the Keystone Classic Builders Series Kit after having them available after ONE DAY!

That's enough to press on and offer it as a complete EcoAquarium™!

Our Keystone Classic EcoAquarium is a rare third version of our EcoAquarium™ series, and will be available for only a VERY short time.

We had discontinued our Watergarden EcoAquarium late last year, when our supply of the distinctive tapered tanks ran out. But just recently, while rearranging the warehouse, one box of the tanks turned up! Since we no longer have the vases or the long-stem Lucky Bamboo to make Watergardens, PRESTO!... the Keystone Classic was born!

You won't find them in any stores, for the moment this is a WEB EXCLUSIVE!

Larger than the Classic, but still filling the same footprint, the Keystone Classic offers the best of both worlds, and with so few of them available, you can count on having a virtual one-of-a-kind EcoAquarium™. Don't wait! They are not going to last long!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

New Products from Customer Requests & a Happy Discovery

Adding to our EcoAquarium Accessories are three items that we're sure will create a buzz. Introducing the EcoAquarium™ Builders Series.

After requests by our customers, we've responded by offering our popular EcoAquariums in kit form with everything EXCEPT FROGS!

We've had calls from customers wanting a second tank, or to replace a cracked tank (BAD DOG!). Now there's a easy solution with our Builder's Series. Tanks, rocks, living & decorative gravel, & Lucky Bamboo....all ready to go. Just add water and your favorite critter.

Also, for a limited time, we're offering a "new" tank... "The Keystone Classic". Up until late last year, we offered our Watergarden EcoAquarium with it's distinctive tapered tank and large Lucky Bamboo stems in a tall chimney vase. It was a popular item which sadly had to be discontinued when we ran out of the distinctive keystone-shaped tank.
Fortunately, while rearanging our warehouse, we've uncovered a box of these tanks which had been misplaced and mislabled. A very limited supply, so while they last, we will be offering our Keystone Classic, in our Builders Series. If you missed out and didn't get a Watergarden, here's your chance on getting what may be one of our most sought after EcoAquariums.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

EcoAquariums arrive on About.com!

About.com Toys Guide author Kristien Ryan, in her popular blog, Kristen's Toys Blog, had this to say about our EcoAquariums...


Wild Creations Ecoquarium -
The Easiest Pets EVER! Wednesday August 18, 2010

This is such a crazy job! I got a box of live frogs in FedEx. The Wild Creations Classic Ecoquarium is a little four-inch-by-four-inch aquarium with a base and a lid. It comes with gravel, a plant, tiny food pellets and two African dwarf frogs. They're cute little frogs that stay little. (We named ours Frank and Beans.)

Twice a week you drop in four food pellets and you have to change the water every three months. That's it! It's that easy. They are very cute and fun to watch. I think it's the easiest pet around and they're perfect if your small child is nagging you for a pet.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

WILD CREATIONS GOLD RUSH ON ECOAQUARIUMS CONTINUES WITH A MOMS CHOICE AWARD

Best Seller & Multi-Award Winner EcoAquarium™ Wins 2010 Gold

How can you judge if a product is a good bet for the whole family? Ask a Mom! That’s the idea behind the Mom’s Choice Awards that recognizes inventors and companies for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly products. Wild Creations and its Classic EcoAquarium have just been named a Gold recipient in the 2010 Mom’s Choice Awards in its Educational Product category.
(Read More)

Monday, July 19, 2010

WildCreations Receives Three Tillywig 2010 Sterling Fun Awards

Here’s two phrases you’ve probably never heard in the same sentence, “science” and “insanely fun toys!”

Until now, that is. And the actual sentence would be “Wild Creations makes insanely fun science toys!” The reason for this is that the wacked-out geniuses at Wild Creations actually think that science is a whole lot of fun. And besides the thousands of kids who love them, the judges at Tillywig are apparently also in agreement because Wild Creations just received three Tillywig 2010 Sterling Fun Awards.
In order to be selected as a Tillywig award winner, a product must be determined to have high entertainment and/or educational value. Tillywig's awards program provides retail buyers, news media,parents, and consumers with product information and reviews of superior children's products available in today's marketplace. After extensive testing, they bestowed three different awards – Sterling Fun, Brain Child and Sterling Fun -- to children’s products currently on specialty toy store shelves. (Read More)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

WILD CREATIONS™ WINS DOUBLE HONORS

150+ Franchisees Wild About Company & Best Seller EcoAquarium™

Learning Express stores, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, stock their shelves coast to coast with the most innovative and captivating products for today’s youth market. At last month’s annual convention, they went wild over one of their newest toy vendors and its best selling product – Wild Creations and its Eco-Aquarium. (Read the Full Article Here)

Friday, July 9, 2010

MetroMoms test new toys including our EcoAquarium

Dallas CBS Affilliate CBS11/TXA 21 had this segment on their morning show, showing innovative new toys including our Wild Creations EcoAquarium. Our Thanks to CBS11 and Tina Wysk of MetroMoms for the good plug.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Creative Child Magazine Awards 3 WC Toys


Awards were handed down to three toys from Wild Creations by Creative Child Magazine, who's Toy Guide is a definitive standard in the toy industry.

Creative Child Magazine's Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by moms, music educators and early education professionals. Products are not reviewed by any one person. They are reviewed by many people-the very people who purchase them.

Each year, a 2-day event is held in Henderson, Nevada where over a hundred guest reviewers are invited to attend our organized review event at our local convention center. All products are divided into categories and displayed at various review stations. Guest reviewers are asked to sit and review each products at one station and then move to another station and so forth and so on. This allows for each product to be given multiple reviews.

The three products offered by Wild Creations; RC Rattlesnake, Pocket Microscope & Hologram Chamber are new additions to Wild Creations product line which is geared to offering science & nature themed products.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Parents' Choice Chooses Classic EcoAquarium

Our Classic EcoAquarium is a miniature eco-system in balance and perfect for teaching children about the environment. The seen-it-all judges at the Parents’ Choice Foundation’s Spring 2010 Awards heartily agreed, giving it two green thumbs up with a revered Approved Seal.

Perfect for a child’s bedroom, the classroom or living large on the kitchen counter, the Classic EcoAquarium is a hit with kids. Each EcoAquarium

is a complete aquatic ecosystem environment that requires no additional chemicals, filters, or aeration. Simply change the water every five or six months using fresh, bottled spring water.

According to the Parents’ Choice website, only 20% of those items submitted to the Parents’ Choice Awards™ program receive a commendation in one of the six award levels! The Parents’ Choice Awards committees look for products that entertain and teach with flair, stimulate imagination and inspire creativity.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The New Website's here! The New Website's here!

YES, now we ARE somebody!
(If you don't get it, go watch the Steve Martin movie, THE JERK)

It's been a year in the making, but the new website is up and running, with a new look, more features, and soon...MORE PRODUCTS!

Many thanks to the good folks at Gearbox Studios for bringing it to life, and a special thanks to all our customers, without them all of it wouldn't be possible.

What'cha doin' readin' dis? Go check out the website...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

MR. DAD thinks we're alright!

The Mr. Dad Seal of Approval and the GreatDad Recommends program recognize products and services that support our mission: giving men the resources, tools, and information they need to be the fathers they want to be and that their families need them to be. We are pleased to announce that FIVE of our soon-to-be-released products have been granted their seal of approval.

Mega Bubble, giant bubble creator
Oh, come on. You've always wanted to make a bubble big enough to contain a person, haven't you? Well, now's your chance. The Mega Bubble bubble creator will let you do exactly that. The kids will have a ton of fun trying to encapsulate you, and you'll marvel at just how far an incredibly thin wall of soap film can stretch. Good, clean, entertainment for the whole family (but keep the bubbles out of everyone's mouth). Ages 3+.

Hologram Chamber
We're not quite sure what makes the Hologram Chamber quite so intriguing, but it'll definitely get everyone's attention. Drop in just about any object and ask some unsuspecting person to grab it. You and the kids will have a lot of fun trying to fool each other. And once they're in bed, you'll have even more fun on your own--trying to figure out how it works. We're still a ways away from R2D2's holographic projection of Princess Leah (from Star Wars), but it's still an amazing illusion. Ages 3+.

Radio-controlled Rattle Snake
Let's start with a warning. Be very careful who's around when you and the kids fire up this creepily accurate replica of the Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake. Even when you know what it is, you'll still be momentarily freaked out when you see it zig-z
agging around your house, tongue flickin in and out, rattling its tail. So expect to peel mom (or anyone with a heart condition) off the ceiling if you don't warn her before letting the kids loose with this baby. Ages 5+.

Buzzwire Bomb
There may be some scientific lessons to learn here, but all our reviewers could talk about was the fun aspect. The Buzzwire Bomb can be used by just about anyone in the family--especially those who like to be scared. The principle is similar to the old Operation game--but the baloon explosions happen compeltely randomly. So while a steady hand might help you in the short run, it won't keep your heart from skipping a beat when you finally get that POP!!! Ages 5 and up.

Wallace & Gromit Water Rocket
Judgment call. The Water Rocket is clearly labeled as "not a toy." But it's so much fun that you'll want to share it with the whole family. You'll need a big, empty area and a water supply. Depending on the ratio of water, pressure, launch angle, and the proximity of obstacles such as houses and windows, you can send the rocket soaring up to 200 feet! What's especially nice about the Water Rocket is that it's something dads and teens can (and will actually want to) do together--and that's a very rare thing. Definitely keep away from small children.
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