Season's Newest, Coolest Snow Toys

NEW YORK -- The weather outside may be frightful in many parts of the country today - and Old Man Winter's pounded many regions since he arrived -- but that doesn't mean we can't try to embrace the snow and have some fun in it.

On "The Early Show" Wednesday, contributor Shannon Eis took the "If ya can't beat the snow, join it!" approach!:

The following descriptions were prepared, at least in part, with information from and assertions made by the manufacturers or retailers

Great Gadgets to Help You Stay Warm

SKI-DOO NT SNOW SLED

With its revolutionary design, the Ski Doo NT 48-inch foam sled from Wham-O really flies down the hill. The advanced sled technology combines a slick shell bottom with a comfortable padded and textured top. Tracking rails along the bottom provide excellent stability. This sled is designed to carry two riders quickly and comfortably.

ARCTIC SLIDER POLAR BEAR SNOW BOOGIE FOAM SLED

Hit the snowy hills in style with this realistic Polar Bear foam sled. This awesome 36-inch sled will provide hours of fast fun. Slick skin bottom for speed. Fits one person to ride at a time

SNOW BOOGIE AIR DISC SLED

Lightweight for carrying back up the hill. Two strong handles. Vibrant film cover graphics.

ARCTIC FORCE SNOWBALL BLASTER

Blast away the competition in your next snowball fight with the Wham-O Arctic Force Snowball Blaster! Featuring a new and improved launching mechanism, this snowball gun launches a snowball over 100 feet, so you can attack your foes from a greater distance! A built-in triple snowball press quickly and easily makes 3 perfect snowballs every time! This awesome winter toy includes a vinyl target for solo shooting practice and a bonus Arctic Force Sticker. The Wham-O Arctic Force Snowball Launcher delivers fun for the whole family during those chilly winter months!

ARCTIC FORCE SNOW TRAC-BALL

Do you need a more compact and portable blaster to complete your snow arsenal? The Arctic Force Snow Trac-Ball was specifically designed to quickly make snowballs and launch them in the blink of an eye. The Arctic Force Snow Trac-Ball allows you to make and chuck the perfect snowball in seconds with its built-in snowball maker. You will be able to sling a snowball over 100 feet! The Arctic Force Snow Trac-Ball also comes with a bonus Arctic Force sticker.

SNOFLING

With the new and improved Snoflings, the original and best snow throwers on the market, you can easily make piles of snowballs to your heart's content. Scoop and throw your snow without ever touching the stuff (we have three of these). And if you want even more excitement while doing great family fun activities in the snow, use your Snofling to make some serious sounds! Snoflings have a fun build-in noise maker that adds even more pleasure to these great snow toys.

SNOWBALL FORMER

Lightweight, durable poly construction. Makes perfect shaped snowballs. No more freezing hands.

SNOW WARRIOR SNOWBALL SHIELD

Arm yourself for your next snowball fight with the ultimate snowball shield. The Snow Warrior Shield features a built-in hand grip for maneuverability and an adjustable sleeve strap that provides a snug fit. Plus, the Snow Warrior Shield includes an attached ammo pouch that can carry 10-to-12 snowballs. The Snow Warrior Shield is lightweight and is made of durable poly construction.

SNOW BRICK MAKER

This handy snow brick maker produces perfect size snow bricks every time. Ideal for making snow forts and an igloo. Also great for building a wall for protection to hide behind during a snow ball fight!

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