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    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Abstract Games
    Donkey...It's A Kick!

    Donkey is a fast paced, unpredictable card game that will have you saving for 4 of a kind one round, and building a barn out of your cards the next. Be the first player to master whatever crazy challenge comes your way, and quickly grab a Donkey Puck...but watch out for the Kicker!

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

    "WonderElla™ is a wonder-filled memory game of Sets & Match with Math, Colors, and Animals. WonderElla comes in an adorable cotton bag containing 18 jumbo-sized, game pieces depicting Ella and nine of her animal friends. The WonderElla game pieces can be filled with surprise hidden treats for added fun and excitement!

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

    The object of the game is to convince other players that your first line is the correct one. Players earn points by either writing a first line good enough to fool others into voting for it or by guessing the correct first line after all the entries are read.

    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. Nothing special in the title of this game but you had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

    he board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Players choose how long to play and can extend or shorten the game. Instructions for New Campers are in a real comic book format. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades is a hilarious twist on a classic charades game where one person acts out words for the team to guess. With Reverse Charades, the entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess. It

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

    Elsa the cow loves to eat fresh grass. How much grass can you pull from under Elsa before she tips over? A curious game of skill and technique.

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

    outside the box gives every single player a chance to be a hero by helping his or her team win. There are no dice. Teams can only advance by getting the answers right.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Wizarday! When Our Stuff Went Away

    Wizarday is a lively educational story for children age eight and up. Wizarday is an hilarious tale filled with fun characters, silly names and games and charts. The story, with its engaging, free family of characters, provides a fun platform from which to teach children the importance and benefits of routine. It also helps them—and parents!—understand how such routine can evolve through playful two-way communication.

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

    Zombies are cool! Ninjas are cool! Pirates are cool! Mad Scientists are also cool! But the coolest thing is the Zombie Ninja Pirates, a card game where you get to play all four types while scoring points. To make it even better, you keep getting nifty objects in your chest that make you cooler and help you win.

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

    Befuzzled makes the simple concept of taking the correct action based on a flipped card becomes surprisingly challenging. It is a high-energy yet not fast-paced game. Players stay on edge anticipating the flip of the next card as they try to be the first to act.

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

    Whether you are a football novice or hardcore fan, Jukem Football is the fun, competitive card game that puts you in the action! Jukem Football is the anytime, anywhere football card game. Play it at tailgates, parties, game nights and on the go!

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

    Knock Down, Drag Out lets you join the hectic melee of a Wild West bar fight. The rules are brutally simple and the action is fast-paced! Punch, kick, and club your opponents. Be the last patron standing to win!

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

    Third and Long recreates the action of a pro football game. Two coaches take turns on offense and defense, calling plays and executing drives. Touchdowns, field goals, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, and big plays are all part of the exciting action.

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

    Experience the thrill of uncovering ancient objects. Exercise your problem solving and analytical thinking skills with fun puzzles and mini-games as you analyze valuable artifacts. Roman Town is the only game of its kind to the best of our knowledge that allows you to be an archaeologist, managing your team of diggers at a realistic excavation site.

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

    Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh. In the award winning game ItzaBitza™, drawings truly come to life.

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

    We've all played the game before, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a tabletop and the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. Zelosport has now taken this concept to a whole new level.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Appletters

    Appletters® is a domino-like game for ages six and up where players connect letters in lieu of dots. The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles. In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to have fun with palindromes and semi-palindromes.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

    Chess is already a game which has been a classic game for generations; a game which stimulates the mind and influences strategic developmental skills. Chess3 takes this game of strategy and focus, magically infuses fun into...

    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

    Comet, The Fast Path to Learning board games, are an engaging way to learn and spell and re-defines the definition of Play. Build vocabulary, aid reading comprehension and improve writing skills.

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

    Telegruv is a new party game that borrows the concept of the classic game Telephone, but instead of passing a phrase down a chain of people, competing teams try to pass along a series of dance moves from memory. The game provides nonstop laughter as the original dance moves degenerate with hilarious results!

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

    Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game using your web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and our patent-pending QR Coded die! Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily! When ever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated.

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

    The multi award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places.  Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    HABA Little Hand Puzzles - Animals, Farm, & Construction

    HABA Puzzles for little hands. These sets of puzzles include 6 puzzles with 2, 3, and 4 pieces. Perfect for the beginning puzzler! Contains solid easy to place pieces with a wooden figure for creative play with the pieces!

    Strategy Games
    Diception

    Diception™, is a fast paced, fun for the whole family, board game that keeps you guessing who is telling the truth and who is really bluffing!

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Abstract Games
    Donkey...It's A Kick!

    Donkey is a fast paced, unpredictable card game that will have you saving for 4 of a kind one round, and building a barn out of your cards the next. Be the first player to master whatever crazy challenge comes your way, and quickly grab a Donkey Puck...but watch out for the Kicker!

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

    "WonderElla™ is a wonder-filled memory game of Sets & Match with Math, Colors, and Animals. WonderElla comes in an adorable cotton bag containing 18 jumbo-sized, game pieces depicting Ella and nine of her animal friends. The WonderElla game pieces can be filled with surprise hidden treats for added fun and excitement!

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

    Po-Rum-Bo is a combination of Poker & Rummy played on a Game Board. Using playing cards from all four playing card suits, players place them criss-cross, either “across” or “down” on a game board with bonus squares. You earn points with every play of the game based on the cards played, the hands created and the board bonus squares used.

    Perfect Stride

    Perfect Stride is an exciting horse-themed card game for 2 - 4 players ages 8 and up. Players are riders who partner up with a horse of their choosing for a high-speed race across the countryside over a hidden course of jumps. Riders collect ribbons with each successful jump as they race toward the finish line. The rider with the most ribbon points wins the game.

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

    The object of the game is to convince other players that your first line is the correct one. Players earn points by either writing a first line good enough to fool others into voting for it or by guessing the correct first line after all the entries are read.

    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. Nothing special in the title of this game but you had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

    Yamodo! (ya-mode-o) challenges you and your friends to draw and define a set of made-up Yamodo! words. Laughter is guaranteed as you find yourself trying to explain the unexplainable. Prepare for a hilarious good time, to have your imagination tested...

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

    he board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Players choose how long to play and can extend or shorten the game. Instructions for New Campers are in a real comic book format. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

    If you are going on long ride between any two places, Road Trip will make the experience pass by in to time. Even at home the game is a blast to play!

    Reverse Charades

    Reverse Charades is a hilarious twist on a classic charades game where one person acts out words for the team to guess. With Reverse Charades, the entire team has 60 seconds to act out as many words as one person can guess. It

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

    Wits & Wagers Family is a family-friendly version of the popular Wits & Wagers game where you can win without knowing any trivia. Kid-friendly questions, easier rules, and no poker chips. Perfect game for all ages to play together! To play, every player writes down a guess to fun questions.

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

    Elsa the cow loves to eat fresh grass. How much grass can you pull from under Elsa before she tips over? A curious game of skill and technique.

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

    outside the box gives every single player a chance to be a hero by helping his or her team win. There are no dice. Teams can only advance by getting the answers right.

    Board Games - Strategy
    Commander-In-Chief - The Board Game

    Commander-In-Chief is a fun fast playing abstract strategy war board game in which a player’s military vehicles work together to “capture” their opponent’s Commander while simultaneously defending their own. Commander-In-Chief is a 2 – 4 player combination of Chess & Checkers with an Air, Land & Sea military theme.

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Wizarday! When Our Stuff Went Away

    Wizarday is a lively educational story for children age eight and up. Wizarday is an hilarious tale filled with fun characters, silly names and games and charts. The story, with its engaging, free family of characters, provides a fun platform from which to teach children the importance and benefits of routine. It also helps them—and parents!—understand how such routine can evolve through playful two-way communication.

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

    Zombies are cool! Ninjas are cool! Pirates are cool! Mad Scientists are also cool! But the coolest thing is the Zombie Ninja Pirates, a card game where you get to play all four types while scoring points. To make it even better, you keep getting nifty objects in your chest that make you cooler and help you win.

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

    Befuzzled makes the simple concept of taking the correct action based on a flipped card becomes surprisingly challenging. It is a high-energy yet not fast-paced game. Players stay on edge anticipating the flip of the next card as they try to be the first to act.

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

    Whether you are a football novice or hardcore fan, Jukem Football is the fun, competitive card game that puts you in the action! Jukem Football is the anytime, anywhere football card game. Play it at tailgates, parties, game nights and on the go!

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

    Knock Down, Drag Out lets you join the hectic melee of a Wild West bar fight. The rules are brutally simple and the action is fast-paced! Punch, kick, and club your opponents. Be the last patron standing to win!

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

    Third and Long recreates the action of a pro football game. Two coaches take turns on offense and defense, calling plays and executing drives. Touchdowns, field goals, fumbles, interceptions, penalties, and big plays are all part of the exciting action.

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

    Experience the thrill of uncovering ancient objects. Exercise your problem solving and analytical thinking skills with fun puzzles and mini-games as you analyze valuable artifacts. Roman Town is the only game of its kind to the best of our knowledge that allows you to be an archaeologist, managing your team of diggers at a realistic excavation site.

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

    Draw a house and watch Sketchy shrink to fit in the door; draw flames and watch the rocket ship blast off; draw a triangle for the wheel of the farmer’s tractor just for a laugh. In the award winning game ItzaBitza™, drawings truly come to life.

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

    We've all played the game before, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a tabletop and the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. Zelosport has now taken this concept to a whole new level.

    Family Board & Table Top Games
    Tsuro - The Game of the Path

    Tsuro - The Game Of The Path is a tile laying game where the tiles show paths and on your turn you must lay a tile next to your stone. If the path leads you into another person’s stone or off the board you lose. The last player on the board wins!

    BANANAGRAMS

    BANANAGRAMS® is a fast and fun anagram game that drives players bananas! Requiring no pencil, paper or board, Bananagrams comes in a small portable banana shaped pouch and is perfect fun for kids from 7 – 97 years-old, at home or on the go.

    Appletters

    Appletters® is a domino-like game for ages six and up where players connect letters in lieu of dots. The game comes in an apple-shaped cloth pouch containing 110 ivory-like tiles. In addition to the version for a younger audience, the game also includes instructions for more adult play - APPLE TURNOVER™ for an extra challenge and APPLESCORE™ for word lovers who like to have fun with palindromes and semi-palindromes.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

    Chess is already a game which has been a classic game for generations; a game which stimulates the mind and influences strategic developmental skills. Chess3 takes this game of strategy and focus, magically infuses fun into...

    Smash or Trash

    Smash or Trash is the game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! You can guarantee the dust will be shaken off some brain cells with this game! Smash or Trash is an excellent source for creating social interaction and...

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

    Comet, The Fast Path to Learning board games, are an engaging way to learn and spell and re-defines the definition of Play. Build vocabulary, aid reading comprehension and improve writing skills.

    Games - Card
    Triplica

    In Triplica, players compete by placing cards down to line up three of the shapes in a row to match their secret goal. The first player to score five goals wins the game. Triplica can also be played as a solitaire game where all 36 goals must be scored

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

    Telegruv is a new party game that borrows the concept of the classic game Telephone, but instead of passing a phrase down a chain of people, competing teams try to pass along a series of dance moves from memory. The game provides nonstop laughter as the original dance moves degenerate with hilarious results!

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

    Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game using your web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and our patent-pending QR Coded die! Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily! When ever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated.

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

    Jishaku™ is a patent-pending, portable strategy game like chess or checkers that can be played anywhere – the kitchen or the beach. But unlike chess, there is an element of surprise when the magnets jump out of position, without warning...

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

    The multi award-winning You’ve been Sentenced! word game uses pentagon-shaped cards with conjugations of funny words, famous names, and familiar places.  Each player uses his or her hand of 10 cards to build a grammatically correct sentence, racing the other players while also trying to score the most points per round.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    HABA Little Hand Puzzles - Animals, Farm, & Construction

    HABA Puzzles for little hands. These sets of puzzles include 6 puzzles with 2, 3, and 4 pieces. Perfect for the beginning puzzler! Contains solid easy to place pieces with a wooden figure for creative play with the pieces!

    Strategy Games
    Diception

    Diception™, is a fast paced, fun for the whole family, board game that keeps you guessing who is telling the truth and who is really bluffing!

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    Apparel - Juvenile
    Frog Kiss Designs - Handcrafted Hooded Towels

    "Towels with personality for kids with character". They are all 100% thick & thirsty cotton. They are generous in size (approx. 30"x54")-so there is lots of room to grow. They are great for bath time, swim time and play time.

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Infant Accessories & Toys
    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads

    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads are made to the very highest safety standards. Having the comfort of knowing that the product is endorsed by medical professionals, parents can be confident of their child being safe in using the knee pads while crawling.

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    BambinOz PortaChair

    The BambinOz Porta Chair turns virtually any standard chair (and variations of same), into a temporary high chair restraint solution when needed most. Safe, simple, and convenient it is truly the perfect solution Mom's are looking for.

    Juvenile - Gifts / Novelty
    Shains Girly Theme Kit...Say It - Wear It - Mean It

    Shains are recycled accessories that encourage and empower people to make their own statements and change them whenever they want! Shains manufactures bracelets, necklaces, pet collars, hair bands, key chains, and much more...

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Swiggies

    Swiggies was invented as an alternative to fanny packs and having to carry water bottles while exercising. This new hands-free approach is simple and easy to use. You just fill them up with water and go!

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

    The Learning Tower provides a safe platform for your child to work on projects at countertop levels. Sturdy and durable, it is constructed from wood and is protected with a gloss finish. Adjustable to three levels, it will grow with your child!

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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    FEATURE PRODUCT:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1 - In this imaginitive new dot-to-dot puzzle book, you begin your adventure following a guide; an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views.

    3-Point Carving (Leaning) Bikes
    Trikke Carving Vehicles (Bikes)

    Sports and fitness are one of the strongest point of interest in US society today. Trikke Tech, Inc. has taken this fact into consideration and brought one of the most popular fitness solutions of the century into reality! Introducing the Tribred Carving / Electric Bikes.

    Activity Mats
    Lay-N-Go / Lay-n-Go LITE Activity Mats

    Lay-n-Go and Lay-n-Go LITE are award winning (patent pending) activity mats, cleanup, carryall and storage solution in one for families both at home and on-the-go! Small toy collections are easily spread out, contained, and cleaned up at home, while visiting friends, in restaurants, on airplanes, in cars, at Grandma’s house, or wherever life takes you.

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

    TeeJuice Fabric Markers take felt tip markers to an entirely new level of functionality and value! They let your creative juices flow and...

    Baby / Nursing Bottles - Glass
    Coddlelife PP Bottle with Peristaltic Nipple

    The Coddlelife PP Bottle with a Peristalic Nipple is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for...

    Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle

    The Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle is the ultimate glass baby bottle. It is composed of the same kind of glass used in laboratories due to its superior strength, durability and ability to resist thermal shock, making it extra safe for...

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

    Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

    The award winning "strap-free" BabySmart Cooshee HyBak seat props-a-tot up and forward for focus and concentration! Kids think it's cool to sit on, which keeps them seated longer. With a contoured wide-angle base, skid-resistant circle-pods, side arms to prevent leaning over, leg-positioning for proper posture, and a snug higher-back design. Not only is Cooshee is the most supportive seat, it's the softest and cushiest Booster available.

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

    The FirstBIKE™ is the perfect training bike for developing your child. As an added plus, some models of the FirstBIKE™ Balance Training Bikes have the luxury of a precise rear drum brake that provides an added level of safety during use. This is essential for a child to learn better safe bike handling skills, and a greater comfort for parents.

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

    kinderfeets are a wooden balance bike for children ages 2 - 5. It has no pedals or training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing themselves and the bike forward. The kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bike is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence.

    Creative Play Products
    Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo

    A child

    Developmental Play Equipment
    Oshi mat

    Oshi mat is an environment friendly, recyclable, easy to clean, non – toxic foam mat designed for infants. It is made 100% out of Thermal Plastic Elastomer (TPE); which means, it is 100% PVC and Latex free! Numerous reports have noted that PVC is hazardous to our health and our environment and Latex is –unfortunately- commonly associated with allergies.

    First Toddle®

    First Toddle., the 5-in-1 Infant/Toddler Play, Entertainment and Development System, initially emphasizes standing and walking skills. Then it can be easily reconfigured to provide a variety of fun and challenging play areas for children...

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

    Adora Toddler Time Dolls can turn a frown upside down, build friendships, teach nurturing, bring comfort and turn a boring day into a day of play! That’s what makes Adora Dolls special…oh, and we can’t forget those adorable baby faces…squeezable, loveable, cuddly, cute…simply irresistible.

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards are educational cards that help jump start beginning reading skills by helping early readers build lasting associations between sounds and the letters that represent them.

    Feeding & Nursing
    Bambinoz Instant Bottle Warmer Pack

    BambinOz’ award winning Instant Bottle Warmer Pack allows parents to warm up baby bottles anywhere, anytime without the use of batteries or electricity. Leveraging a technology which has been used widely in the sports medicine,camping and fishing industries, the pad provides a heat source that is completely safe and non-toxic and is reusable.

    Feeding Sets
    Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020120622‑563
    Induction Date:   June 22, 2012
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!
    MSRP:   $19.99 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.artobet.com
    Rating: 

    ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Expert
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  06/22/2012

    Artobet is ideal for ages 3-8, but with engaging stories, beautiful imagery, relaxing period music, easy-to-chant poems that help children understand each artist, and cameo appearances by the tooth fairy, cookie bandit and George Washington.

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    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Educational DVD 2011 Consumer/Education 3-8 years Female/Male




    Content Quality Critical Skill Development Educational Value Marketability Response Level Visual Appeal
    5 5 5 4.5 5 5

    Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

    There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
    (NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

    Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



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    About Our New Inductee
    A quick yet informative glance at what this New Inductee is all about.

    ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists! What's an ArtObet you might ask? ArtObet is a magical adventure of artists from A (Anguissola) to Z (Zorach), stopping along the way at favorites like Botticelli, Monet, and Van Gogh. Children learn more about classic artists, music and more in a delightful storyline that children can identify with while bringing new experience into their lives.
    Image of artObet DVD

    "Never did I imagine myself taking interest in the content of this children's DVD. I learned so much about each of these artists that I never before had appreciation for."


    * A quote from one of the mom's at The Toy Man® Theater, a new segment of our consumer hands-on evaluation events.
    Although ArtObet is designed for children, the content still takes you into a world of wonder and amazement for anyone of any age. The DVD is a wonderfully designed in a manner that captures a child's mind and takes them on an amazing journey of learning.

    In our evaluation of ArtObet we strive to make sure products such as this are in fact suitable for the age group specified. In this case that would be for ages 3-8. After watching the DVD repeatedly with staff, consumers, industry professionals, and family members of our staff, children for the specified age group were totally captivated with ArtObet.

    Quite unexpectedly, we discovered that whether a person is 8 or 80, male or female, the "...engaging stories, beautiful imagery, fun animations, relaxing period music, and cameo appearances by the tooth fairy, cookie bandit and George Washington" all make it a film that everyone can enjoy..
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    Additional Details and Perspectives
    More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

    Nothing can beat information directly from the source, in this case the developer of ArtObet. This is highly irregular yet we feel that we couldn't have said it any better when it comes to sharing what ArtObet is all about.

    According to Carol Pineau, one of the two people responsible for the creation of the ArtObet video, "ArtObet began with Eleanor Palm, a kindergarten and first grade teacher who created a unique and magical early-reading curriculum that inspired children to learn so much more than what others thought was possible, and Carol Pineau, an award-winning filmmaker who thought her daughter’s amazing experience in Eleanor’s classroom should be shared with children everywhere. Together, they teamed up to create ArtObet, an entertainingly educational narrative film inspired by the early-reading lessons.


    An image of a painting from the ArtObet Educational DVD  
    "How could one possibly describe such an astounding video that plucks the strings of your emotions as you hear the music, no, rather feel the music, as you become familiar with each of the persons featured.

    The entire production was so well orchestrated from the music to the children, to the magical images. We need a lot more content like this for kids today.
    "


    * A quote from one of our consumer hands-on evaluation events.


    The 42-minute film follows the alphabet with letter prompts, covering 26 artists from A to Z. Each segment offers stories about the artist and short poems that help children understand and remember the artists’ work. The poem sequences are illustrated by children acting out famous paintings like the Mona Lisa and Starry Night, giving children a sense of being part of the art.

    ArtObet brought together the community around the school, as children (nearly 40 children perform in the film), parents, family, friends, and professionals worked together to bring this vision to the world. ArtObet is the beginning of the Little Great Thinkers™ Series, inspiring children to explore the great thinker in us all."

    Not only do you have an award winning video that fulfills the educational needs for a child, it goes well beyond that. Developmental skills are supercharged in addition to the contribution to psycho-social interaction and self -esteem. One of our copies of ArtObet is now being used at a local public library. It will serve as a seed planted for other families to enjoy the experience of ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!.
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    Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
    Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.
    The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.
    * These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both, in order to encapsulate the primary details conveyed in each of the evaluation reports in a brief summary form.

    Doctor of Behavioral Study, Ph.D.
    Director of Educational Behavior Studies

    "The content of ArtObet is a well blended combination of carefully synced classical music selections, colorful detailed video, and well scripted vocal narration specific to each segment of the video. This is especially applicable with each segment featuring one of the art Masters featured in the video.

    Much as an Educational DVD submitted to us some time back, ArtObet has been masterfully created for a child within the specific age range intended, For children of this age range they will interpret it as an experience of visual and audible media which without their own conscious thought, stimulates a preferential learning process. This is a vital part of their essential fundamental skill development."


    "Cognitive and critical skill development are of strongest importance for children of the age group ArtObet was created for. I am willing to state that there is no question that ArtObet contributes well beyond demand what is needed for substantial cognitive, critical, and psycho social interaction skill development from a child watching and listening to the video.

    Based upon the results from our studies, ArtObet represents a learning development stimulation that has a dominant influence in long term learning retention. We highly recommend this type of DVD to families as well as adoption for use in educational facilities."


    Professor of Educational Studies, Ed.
    ECD Learning Specialist / Behavioral Psychology Analyst

    "ArtObet is a dynamic and innovative educational creation for 3 to 8 year olds. No matter what the level of a child's specific developmental needs, ArtObet provides the perfect catalyst to enliven creative thinking and take the imagination of a child well beyond their normal parameters.

    It was amazing how there is such subtlety in the way the content of the ArtObet DVD establishes a connection with an individual, be they young or old. It is the ideal tool to educate, develop, and enhance the current state of the learning skill levels of children or adults from many perspectives."

    "ArtObet has esily proven it has an excellent balance of content and learning. You need to remember that many educational DVD's today may have content, yet they are lacking the proper balance to initiate learning, and retention of what has been learned. Based upon my overall evaluation of ArtObet, I feel that it is a powerful learning tool I can highly recommend."


    * PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate evaluation report summary, (ERS). All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of Epiphany Communications and the International Parenting Institute.



    Consumer Hands-on Evaluation
    Details about the experience at our consumer hands-on evaluation event.

    At the consumer hands-on evaluation event we held where ArtObet was subjected to the mercy of the consumers, it faired quite well. As a matter of fact, extremely well. Once again we had the assistance of a retail store for our video and sound equipment.

    This time it was one of those Rent-To-Own stores. With their assistance, ArtObet was already on a HUGE flat screen TV with some serious speakers to hear the dialogue and the music, long before any of the other products were setup for the consumers to evaluate.

    I can assure you of one thing, ArtObet drew plenty of people right from the start. First you heard comments about the "magical sparkly things swirling around the screen." That quickly changed to questions about "Who are the kids in the video?", "Who's the funny dressed man with the long hair?" and of course questions about the music. Soon afterwards, everyone watching the video had their eyes transfixed on the content on the big flat screen TV.
    An image of one of the scenes from the ArtObet Educational DVD  

    "How wonderful to see these children not just learning from their alphabet but learning about information that has value. These kids are learning to appreciate history and be inspired by the works of others from the past."



    * A quote from an East Coast mom who shared this on her feedback form from our consumer hands-on evaluation event.
     


    Throughout our consumer hands-on evaluation event we had plenty of participants totally engrossed in the video or busy sharing their excitement with others about what they had seen and learned about while watching it.

    Once the event was over and we had examined all videos, feedback forms, and our own staff notes, we compiled the results and ArtObet passed this evaluation category for Consumer Hands-On Evaluation without even trying in a sense. It had all the right pieces of the puzzle to wow the crowd.

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    Evaluation Category Rating Scores and Summary
    A sampling of the evaluation category rating scores from the product review itself.
    There are a total of 357 evaluation categories in our entire evaluation process.
    (Not all categories apply to any one product or service under evaluation.)


    CONTENT QUALITY:: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    CONTENT QUALITY of ArtObet was well beyond our expectations.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CONTENT QUALITY.

    According to the professor who was one of our independent evaluators:

    "It was amazing how there is such subtlety in the way the content of the ArtObet DVD establishes a connection with an individual, be they young or old. It is the ideal tool to educate, develop, and enhance the current state of the learning skill levels of children or adults from many perspectives." 

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CONTENT QUALITY




    CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

    CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT is unquestionably one of the stronger contributions to a child's growth and learning. According to one of our independent evaluators, "Cognitive and critical skill development are of strongest importance for children of the age group ArtObet was created for. I am willing to state that there is no question that ArtObet contributes well beyond demand what is needed for substantial cognitive, critical, and psycho social interaction skill development from a child watching and listening to the video." The more a child experiences the sound and visual display of ArtObet, there is a consistent further advancement in the most important areas of skill development.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT.




    EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4 gold  stars

    When it comes to EDUCATIONAL VALUE, ArtObet is a literal slam dunk! "ArtObet has been masterfully created for a child within the specific age range intended. For children of this age range they will interpret it as an experience of visual and audible media which without their own conscious thought, stimulates a preferential learning process. This is a vital part of their essential fundamental skill development." 

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for EDUCATIONAL VALUE.




    MARKETING VALUE: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

    The evaluation category of MARKETING VALUE proved to be somewhat of a challenging task to determine at first. One of the primary factors to influence our final scoring was the results from the consumer hands-on evaluation. Consumers opinions carry a lot of weight. There was no question of ArtObet being a hit with the consumers.

    We need to take many other factors into consideration in our analysis. We covered price point, availability, visual appeal, and hundreds of other evaluation category considerations. We finally identified one small weakness that needed to be addressed. The current branding for ArtObet is still in a state of infancy. With the mass volume of other educational DVD's in the same class as ArtObet that are out there, it weakens the full potential as far as Marketability Value is concerned. This ended up causing ArtObet to be docked for half a point.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets,ArtObet pulled its weight all the way to an almost perfect score of [4.5] stars for MARKETING VALUE.




    RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    RESPONSE LEVEL was nothing more than a hiccup of a challenge for ArtObet. Once again, just from the consumer hands-on evaluation alone there was more than enough evidence of the tremendous response level from the participants.

    One of our consumer hands-on evaluation participants truly provided a perfect example:

    "How could one possibly describe such an astounding video that plucks the strings of your emotions as you hear the music, no, rather feel the music, as you become familiar with each of the persons featured. The entire production was so well orchestrated from the music to the children, to the magical images. We need a lot more content like this for kids today."

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that ArtObet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for RESPONSE LEVEL




    VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    VISUAL APPEAL provide an interesting task to determine an accurate score. It was of no real challenge in any manner. In this evaluation category I think that one of our independent evaluators once again stated is so eloquently:

    "The content of ArtObet is a well blended combination of carefully synced classical music selections, colorful detailed video, and well scripted vocal narration specific to each segment of the video. This is especially applicable with each segment featuring one of the art Masters featured in the video."

    In every instance of our evaluation, those who were watching ArtObet had some thread of the content that captured their full and complete attention. Everything else around them didn't seem to matter. They just had to continue watching ArtObet to the very end. Loads of color and splash that was nothing short of extremely visually appealing.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Artobet achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for VISUAL APPEAL.



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