Following are new items featured in Vending Times' August 2012 print edition. Look for 'Novelty Vending' and 'Spotlight on Prizes' in every issue for information on the latest capsuled toys, flat vendibles (stickers and tattoos), plush and high-end prizes.
Description: Pre-orders for Christmas Angry Birds 5" plush. Decked out in festive holiday attire, the 100% licensed characters cost $4.59 each and are packed 144 per case. Orders ship Nov. 1, with free freight. Format: Cranes Supplier:Discount Plush
Description: Friendly faced, cuddly mix of black cats, jack-o-lanterns, ghosts and more. Available for regular and jumbo claw cranes. Also, brightly colored Halloween disguises are as whimsical as they are frightening; can be used as redemption prizes or supplied in capsules for cranes. Format: Cranes and redemption Supplier:HMS Monaco
Description: YouTube sesation Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger debuts in 10.5" plush embroidered with the famous line: "Honey Badger Don't Care." Viral video, which replaced sound of National Geographic footage with comical narration, has attracted more than 48 million views since January 2011. Format: Cranes Supplier:Sureshot Redemption
Description: Playful miniature replicas of the classic "plumber's friend" are designed to serve as stands for handheld electronic devices. The little plunger consists of a suction cup fitted onto a short, sturdy shaft. Format: Bulk vending. 2" capsules Supplier:A&A Global Industries
Description: High-end merchandise includes tablets, MP3 players, TVs, headsets and more. Prices range from $5 to $140 and products can be ordered ready to use in specific redemption games. Format: Redemption games and counters Supplier:Play Time Toys
Description: Licensed puzzle balls are offered in the likenesses of Angry Birds, Hello Kitty, Disney Princesses and Dora the Explorer. Each 2.5" metal ball is filled with mini puzzle pieces; the final solution measures 5" x 7". Format: Cranes and merchandisers (Stacker, Pile Up, Key Master) Supplier:S&B Candy & Toy Co.
Description: Series includes eight styles of more or less anthropoid robots of the kind popularized by science-fiction stories and movies from the 1950s forward. Format: Bulk vending. 2" capsules Supplier:A&A Global Industries