New Santa Claus Website Celebrates Christmas by Releasing Top Toys, Games and Puzzles Picks for Modern Families

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The North Pole is going high-tech with the introduction of the new website, officially launched today to provide wholesale pricing on hundreds of toys, games and puzzles just in time for Christmas. Visitors to the new site can compose letters to Santa and send Christmas postcards cards over the Internet.

The North Pole is going high-tech with the introduction of the new website, officially launched today to provide wholesale pricing on hundreds of toys, games and puzzles just in time for Christmas.

The site, which allows visitors to search by age group or category, is dedicated to providing the best pricing on a wide range of popular toys and games. The website today released its top picks for Christmas 2005, based on orders to date and trends in the toy industry. Industry analysts are predicting that 2005 will break all records for gifts ordered over the Internet.

“As the name suggests, we’ve designed this site specifically for busy Christmas shoppers looking for great value,” says Corrado Mizzi, who has spent the past year creating Santa’s Toys And Games. “We’ve made the site easy to navigate by allowing people to search by age group as well as category.”

Fun features on the site include an opportunity for kids to send Santa an email. Santa and his reindeer respond immediately and they’ll even send a birthday card on your birthday. Visitors to the site can also send birthday or Christmas postcards to friends and family.

According to Forrester Research, US online holiday retail sales are expected to surpass $18 billion, a 25% increase over the previous year. An estimated 2.5 million new households are expected to purchase over the internet between Thanksgiving and Christmas, the report says, with toys and games leading the sales.

The top 10 items for Christmas 2005 on the new site are expected to be:

1. Do You Sudoku? Board Game $17.95

Sudoku is a numbers puzzle craze that is featured in over 50 newspapers and is being compared to the Rubik’s Cube in terms of its growing popularity. Now, Sudoku addicts can play the puzzle with family and friends, following the introduction of the Do you Sudoku? game. Ages 8 and up.

1. 20Q Game $12.95

When was the last time a computer chip read your mind? 20Q is a 20 Questions game that’s able to tell you what animal, vegetable or mineral you are thinking of within 20 Questions. We’re amazed at what this gadget can do! Ages 8 and up.

3. Pairs or Better Poker Board Game $29.99

Be a part of the poker craze with the new Pairs or Better board game. A new playing system makes it unlike any other board game you’ve ever played, but it’s easy to learn because it follows many of the same rules as poker. Ages 12 and up.

4. Dragon Chess Game $34.95

Play the next evolution of chess. Dragon Chess incorporates a new player and an expanded board to make the age-old game of chess completely new for the 21st Century. Two games in one! Ages 10 and up.

5. Decorative Wall-Mounted Mobile and Mirror $16.95

Great for nap or change time, this new mobile from the award-winning Infantino line hangs over cribs or changing tables to keep baby entertained! It also folds up for easy travel. Styled in red or green.

6. Tag Along Chimes $6.95

Fascinate baby with the melody of these adorable plush chimes, which can be hung from a car seat, stroller or carrier by convenient magnetic fasteners. Comes in a set of two.

7. The Lorax Floor Puzzle $8.95

Get down on the floor to play this great new puzzle based on Dr. Seuss’ timeless tale of the Trufulla Trees. The puzzle features 20 big pieces for little hands to hold while assembling the scene. Thanks to 23 Colorforms, your child can put together Lorax lore in dozens of ways. Ages 3 - 6

8. Mancala Travel Edition $8.95

The ancient game of strategy from Africa gets an update for the busy 21st Century gamer with this sturdy go-anywhere version. The object of mancala, which people have been playing for thousands of years, is to collect the most beads in your large mancala bowl by sequentially dropping stones around the board. Made from the non-endangered, plantation-grown wood of the rain tree.

9. Star Rocket $16.95

The Star Rocket from Scientific Explorer shoots over 200 feet in the air, powered by baking soda and vinegar. Engineered for maximum performance thrills, the Star Rocket takes only minutes to assemble and can launched again and again. Test different vinegar mixtures or fin and fuel configurations for maximum aerodynamics. Ages 8 and up.

10. Grow Colossal Crystals $16.95

Grow dazzling crystals right before your eyes! This kit is a great introduction to the science of crystal growth, a hot new field in science where spectacularly pure crystals grow in the gravity-free environment of space, offering clues to the development of new medicines here on earth. Ages 5 and up.


Faith Featherstone



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