A member of my family, my brother in law, just sent me some info about a family in Alberta doing the same challenge that I am of not buying anything new for a year. But they have 3 small kids. I'm sure navigating around Disney and the other power players in toyland is no mean feat, so my hats are off to them for their efforts. You can read the article in the Star here
They also have a blog you can check out called Nothing New. Nothing Wasted.
It's a good, fairly new site with some 'helpful sites' links.
p.s. I rewatched The Story of Stuff today and it's so good. 20 minutes well spent. We're going to show it at my work for Earth Day.