Nickelodeon and its master toy licensee, Mattel, is introducing CatDog toys at Toy Fair. The Mattel line includes pull and pose plush CatDog, a CatDog Adventures play set with the fish and bone house and a talking feature doll with both voices.
Blue’s Clues master toy licensee Tyco Preschool is growing its preschool series-based line with new product this year, including a plush Goodnight Blue and a Bath Time Blue. Eden will also refresh its line, adding characters like Tickety Tock and Mailbox, a finger puppet theater and Singing Steve with Blue in a Thinking Chair package. A Blue’s Big Treasure Hunt prime-time special will air on Nick in March, and Tyco will offer a plush Treasure Hunt Blue.
For the Rugrats, Mattel is unveiling a Rugrats Makeup Angelica, a Tommy’s Reptar Toss game, a Rugrats Bedtime Dil, Rugrats action plush of Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica and Spike that can walk on their own, and play sets such as Chuckie in the playground, Angelica at the pool, Tommy and Grandpa in the Pickles camper and all of the Rugrats in the first Pickles house. Dil, born in The Rugrats Movie last November, began to appear in the TV series last month. The Rugrats Movie will launch on home video on March 30, and a Rugrats direct-to-video title will be released in the summer.