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Camping Gear with Kid Appeal - Explorer Ops Offers Fun Tools to Attract Kids to the Outdoors

(SAN FRANCISCO, Toy Fair 2007) – Now kids can have their own camping and navigation gear in a size and style made especially for them. Wild Planet introduces Explorer Ops for children in search of adventure. For backyard exploration or hikes through a forest or national park, these expedition tools fit easily in a child’s hand and allow kids to examine and navigate the world around them.

Explorer Ops Binoculars™: kid-sized binoculars with six times magnification, carrying case and wrist strap
Recommended Age: 5+ / Suggested Retail Price: $9.99 / Available: Spring 2007 at online and specialty retailers such as The Official Wild Planet Toy Store The Explorer Ops Binoculars give kids super seeing powers. The small, light weight, durable binoculars offer magnification at six times the power of the naked eye, and are perfectly sized for small faces. The binoculars feature rubberized grips, a wrist strap and carrying case so kids can see through and store their binoculars with ease. Kids can watch birds in a nest, squirrels in the trees, or mom heading into the backyard to bring them another bowl of popcorn.

Explorer Ops Pathfinder Tool™: compact tool with pop-up telescope, magnifying lens, compass, flashlight & tweezers
Recommended Age: 5+ / Suggested Retail Price: $6.99 / Available: Spring 2007 at online and specialty retailers such as The Official Wild Planet Toy Store The Explorer Ops Pathfinder Tool contains essential exploration equipment. This Carabiner-style gadget includes a pop-up telescope, magnifying lens, compass, tweezers and light. Use the tweezers to hold your specimen beneath the flip-up magnifying scope for detailed examination. Flip up a second lens for telescopic views. The flashlight emits super-bright blue light, and the compass helps you find your way back to civilization, should you chose to return. All the gadgets are mounted on the single tool, which clips onto a backpack or belt loop.

Explorer Ops Survival Watch™: watch with temperature gauge, compass, alarm, stopwatch, magnifying lens and mirror
Recommended Age: 5+ / Suggested Retail Price: $14.99 / Available: Spring 2007 at online and specialty retailers such as The Official Wild Planet Toy Store With this 7-in-1 watch, you will be prepared for any adventure. The watch includes a digital clock, temperature gauge, compass, alarm, stopwatch, magnifying lens and signal mirror. Every tool you need for a successful camping trip is close at hand.

Explorer Ops Metal Detector™: metal detector with audio and visual alerts
Recommended Age: 5+ / Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: Spring 2007 at online and specialty retailers such as The Official Wild Planet Toy Store
This kid-sized metal detector allows you to search for treasures indoors or out. Set the sensitivity dial and move the scanner over areas where you suspect metal is buried. Light and sound indicators let you know when metal is near.

Explorer Ops Explorer’s Gloves™: gloves with adventure tools to keep your hands free for outdoor exploration
Recommended Age: 5+ / Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: Spring 2007 at online and specialty retailers such as The Official Wild Planet Toy Store>
These gadget gloves feature exploration tools – including light, compass, magnifying glass, digital clock, tweezers, clips and utility cord. All the tools you need to explore the outdoors are stored on the back of the fingerless gloves. Your hands remain free to climb and collect and your tools are always within reach.

Explorer Ops Trail Light™: head-mounted light for nighttime navigation
Recommended Age: 5+ / Suggested Retail Price: $6.99 / Available: Spring 2007 at online and specialty retailers such as The Official Wild Planet Toy Store The Trail Light allows you to leave cumbersome hand-held flashlights behind. The light mounted on the adjustable head strap allows you to keep your hands free to carry important camping gear, such as toilet paper, while lighting your path to the latrine.

Explorer Ops Trek Pack™: five adventure gadgets stored on a utility belt
Recommended Age: 5+ / Suggested Retail Price: $14.99 / Available: Spring 2007 at online and specialty retailers such as The Official Wild Planet Toy Store Carry all the exploration gear you need on your Trek Pack. Five gadgets are included on the belt: a foldout wallet with insect net, tweezers, magnifying lens, compass and storage canister.

Explorer Ops Water Pack™: compact backpack with built-in water bottle and attached straw
Recommended Age: 5+ / Suggested Retail Price: $19.99 / Available: Spring 2007 at online and specialty retailers such as The Official Wild Planet Toy Store Stay hydrated while exploring the great outdoors. This kid-sized backpack features a built-in water bottle and over-the-shoulder straw. The Water Pack offers extra gear storage in its main compartment. There’s no need to miss a step – refresh on the go.


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Founded in 1993 in San Francisco, Wild Planet creates kid-cool products that garner parent approval. Wild Planet playthings focus on fun and imagination and are available worldwide. For more information on Wild Planet, please visit www.wildplanet.com.