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December 29, 2008

Save an additional 15% off our allready reduced price Clearance items and all items in our Winter Category.

Use Coupon Code Clear15 when you add items from those categories to your shopping cart and you will get an additional 15% off the reduced price on those items. All items in the Clearance Category and in the Winter categories qualify for the additional savings. We’ve got plush penguins, stuffed snowmen, musical reindeer and much more on sale!
To go directly to the Clearance Category please click here.
To go directly to the Winter Category please click here.
To view all sale items please click here. (only sale items which are in either of the above categories qualify for the coupon.)

Happy New Year to All!
The ToyShelf Fun Team


Zoob Creations by Real Kids

December 24, 2008

Hi,  I thaught you would like to see the Zoob building sets being used by real kids.

Zach and his friend created a real cool looking robots and a pleiosaurus.  Your idea to take apart your creations during the photo shoot is really neat! Way to go!

If you would like to post pictures of your kids with their original zoob creations simply respond to this blog.

ZoobMobile Cruiser Remote Control Frequency Solution

December 24, 2008

Zoob Mobile Cruiser

The ZoobMobile Cruiser Remote Control has been a very popular toy for boys age 6 years and up this holiday season.
The ZoobMobile Cruiser is a build your own remote control car kit.
You design your own remote control vehicle using Zoob pieces; then you drive your car around using the remote conrol.
You can race 2 units against each other but they must be on different frequencies.  Infinitoy makes the ZoobMobile in 2 different frequencies to solve this problem.

Here at we will make sure that when a customer orders 2 ZoobMobile Remote Control Units we will send 2 different frequencies so that they can be enjoyed together.
If you already have an existing set and your are ordering another make sure to request a different frequency.
In the special instructions field at checkout please indicate that you already have a ZoobMobile Cruiser in Frequency __MHz and we will make sure to send you a different one.
You can find your ZoobMobile frequency on the middle section of the mobile body on a little round sticker.

Special Thanks to Patrick for the information.

Happy Holidays,

The Fun Team

Updated UPS Holiday Shipping Schedule

December 17, 2008

UPS has informed us that ‘Due to the number of businesses expected to be closed on Dec. 26, UPS will not make normally scheduled pickups. on Dec. 26’ That is in addition to Dec. 24 and Dec 25 when UPS will not be picking up any ground packages. UPS will be delivering packages on Dec. 24 and 26.

If you want your order to ship before December 29 you must place your order on December 23 no later than 3pm Eastern Time. We apologize for the inconvenience. will be open on Dec. 24, 25 and 26 to provide our customers with excellent customer service but we will not ship any orders on those days due to the UPS schedule. To view the complete UPS Schedule please click here.

Most Popular Toys and Gifts 2008 Holiday Season

December 16, 2008


With holiday shopping in full swing I would like to share with you some of the most popular toys this holiday season.

The Gund Wild and Wooly collection is a very popular gift item for adults – most notably the Moose Head and Deer Head.   The Wild and Wooly Mock Mounted Heads look like your typical mounted head yet these are not made from real animals – rather they are made of various plush furs to make them look very real without harming any animals!

Building toys and Construction sets are very popular.  Kids love to build and create and then they get to show off their creations.  Children get to exercise their creative thinking skills, fine motor skills and much more.  Children also learn to communicate and build social skills when building with friends.

Zoob has an extensive selection of great sets from 15 piece sets to 500 pieces, they have sets with remote control components too which make a great set on their own or as an add-on to an existing collection.   There are Zoob Junior sets for kids age 3-6 years and sets for 6 years and up. I have seen parents sitting on the floor actively enjoying building with their children’s zoob sets.   Zoob is also used by science students to build DNA models – ZOOB’s shape is inspired by the nucleotides (the basic structural units of nucleic acids) that make up DNA. In short – This is a great toy that everyone loves!

Top 5 Baby Gifts

December 15, 2008

1. Follow Me Fred by Tiny Love is an interactive crawling toy for babies.

2. Comfy Cozy by Baby Gund – in particular Pippy the Monkey Comfy Cozy and Spunky the Puppy Comfy Cozy in Light Blue.

3. Educolor Blocks by Edushape –  Colorful building blocks that build like the traditional wood blocks but they are made of stiff foam materials so there are less ‘boo boos’ when the tower topples and less noise on hard floors.  A similar item is the Wood Like Soft Blocks which has the wood grain look and feel and the Textured Building Blocks which are textured for added tactile stimulation.

4. Gymini by Tiny Love – in particular the Melody Maker Gymini and the Gymini Monkey Island

5. And last but not lease the classic Gund Tinkle Crinkle Rattle and Squeak