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  • Game Reviews

    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.

    Board Games
    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. You had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    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.

    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 - Family
    CampAntics

    The board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    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...

    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 - 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...

  • 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.

    Board Games
    Triviathon

    One of the most "unusual" products ever to be with inducted into The Toy Man® Product Guide is this crazy game called Triviathon. You had better be ready because this game is a guaranteed barrel of laughs...err no, I would rather say a truckload of laughs!

    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.

    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 - Family
    CampAntics

    The board game of summer camp adventures. Once around the board, is one very realistic day at summer camp. Lots of Mischief, Activities, and Announcements keep all players interest and involved, even if it is not their turn.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    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...

    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 - 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...

  • 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.

    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!

    Clothing
    Neff Fold Heather Beanie

    Neff Headwear Fold Heather beanie, heather-dyed fold design in a wide variety of fun colors. Made from extra soft 100% acrylic material and a cozy ribbed knit, you won’t wanna take this one off.

    Infant Bedding
    Puckababy New Born

    PUCKABABY® BAG NEWBORN is a fantastic sleeping bag for your baby or expected child. It regulates your little one’s temperature and shields from cold and drafts. The sleeping bag is soft, with luxury finish, and it even has anti-scratch mittens.

    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...

    Neonatal Pediatric Products
    The Zaky(R)

    The Zaky® is an ergonomic positioning, bonding, therapeutic, comforting, soothing, and sleeping aid, as well as a transitional item for children. It imitates the touch, scent, weight, and warmth of human

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Neff Headwear - Character Mitt

    Like all Neff Headwear products, the Character Mitts do more than serve the purpose of keeping your hands warm, they make a statement about you. They represent style and that added kick that says they are just totally cool.

    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.

    Activity Mats
    Lay-N-Go Activity Mats

    Lay-n-Go is an 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...

    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! 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.

    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.

    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.

    Books - Infant Skill Development
    brain insights - Fun While I'm One

    The fun learning activities focus on language, cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills. All of the Brain Insights information is provided in everyday language.

    Developmental Play Equipment
    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.

    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!

    Gifts / Novelty
    HABA Biofino Venezia Ice Cream Cones

    Just imagine luscious looking ice cream treats in front of you. Hmm, bright colors with an enticing look which is so tempting to pick them up.

    Infant / Toddler Accessoiries
    Constructive Eating Plate

    The Construction Plate is starting off with being quite unique and Made in the USA. It has patented features that work with some special utensils, ( which are also available separate ) to make eating fun and easier for children.

    Infant Bed & Bathtime
    Palm-Palms Baby Bath Grips

    Palm-Palms are a uniquely designed soft terry cloth infant bathing accessory which is hand wear worn by caregivers throughout baby bath time or shower time. The primary function of the product is designed to provide...

    Infant Feeding & Nursing
    Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher

    Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher saves parents time and energy at maeltime. At around 6 months a baby starts to try to feed themselves. They don

    Balboa Baby Nursing Cover

    The innovative Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover allows you to feel comfortable and confident nursing your baby anywhere. The Nursing Cover is contoured to fit around you and your baby – keeping the fabric securely in place...

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    Snack & Play Travel Tray 2.0

    The Snack and Play® Travel Tray 2.0 is packed with all kinds of options for a child to entertain themselves while in their car seat, stroller or even in a shopping basket!. It has a dry erase electronic safe magnetic surface that allows children to play with dry erase markers, magnetic toys, or just eat their snacks.

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

    Elephango has established a new standard in online education resources that are vital to cognitive development in a child. A child begins a never ending journey as they are captured by their first learning content which in turn stimulates their desire to follow a seemingly never ending wealth of source of new topics of content to read.

    Prenatal Education
    The BabyPlus Prenatal Education System

    Created by a developmental psychologist, BabyPlus is a patented, early curriculum and prenatal education system that introduces patterns of sound to a prenatal child in the one language they can understand—the maternal heartbeat.

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Roces Idea 6-in-1 Adjustable Childrens Ski Boot

    The IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boot is changing the way parents buy and rent ski equipment with technology never seen before in the ski industry. The boots are exceptional due to their ability to grow with children and accommodate their unique and changing needs.

    Toddler Toys & Accessories
    Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet

    Oh Plah! No, that is not an expression from a Klingon™ with an attitude in a Star Trek™ movie, rather it is the name of a most unique as well as innovative concept in infant/toddler teething products. As you will soon see, Oh Plah! is really

  • Books+ Reviews

    Books, CD/DVD's, Combo Sets and Literature


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    Animals - Stuffed
    My Cow Moo Cowbination Set

    Moo is a blue-and-white cow born to a black-and-white pasture in CowTown, USA. Rather than look at that as a deficit, Moo realizes that there must be more to life than eating grass. So she leaves in search of fun, friendship and really good food.

    Books - Infant Skill Development
    eye games for baby

    Life is but a game for a baby when they are in the newborn to 6 months age range. For an infant, the design and image pairings with eye games for baby become part of a fascinating game so to speak, of venturing, learning, and visual stimulation.

    braininsights - Help me Thrive While I'm Five

    Help Me Thrive While I’m Five provides 40 insightful activity ideas for you to promote learning and bring smiles throughout everyday life! The activities are designed for delivering the fun and Neuro-Nurturing your five year old needs even when you are busy.

    brain insights - Fun While I'm One

    The fun learning activities focus on language, cognitive, social-emotional, and physical skills. All of the Brain Insights information is provided in everyday language.

    braininsights - Love Your Baby

    Love Your Baby emphasizes the importance of attachment for healthy social/emotional and cognitive development. The brain development information is explained in everyday language. This packet assists new parents in the providing child development for their new baby and does it in an easy and unique format.

    braininsights - More to Do While I'm Two

    Two year olds learn best through fun interaction and play. They also need a lot of love. This packet provides busy parents with ideas on how to provide both for the development of all skill areas. The activities cover language, physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. A busy two year old brain can

    Books - Skill Development
    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge Books v5-8

    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge books 5-8 provide a whole new level of challenge and intrigue. The "Arrow" and "Compass" puzzles provide unique methods for connecting points to reveal a picture. Other new puzzle designs include Alpha Dots and ABC Sets as well as double page spreads with over 1,400 dots and more!

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Sabu & Me

    SABU & ME is a perfect example of what occurs when parents give their children the attention they deserve and recognition to their developing skills. Written by Maura herself, the book is a re-telling of her earliest memories with her best friend, her dog Sabu.

    Educational DVD
    ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!

    Artobet is ideal for ages 3-8, but with engaging stories, beautiful imagery, fun animations, 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, it is a film the whole family can enjoy.

    Early Lingo Colors and Shapes in The Park - Chinese

    Introducing the Early Lingo Colors and Shapes in The Park - Chinese Edition DVD. It is the first of its kind, offering 12 animated and live-action videos to teach a child the basic foundation of a foreign language; in this case, Chinese.

    Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals

    Simple and direct, just as a child for this age group is how one would describe the content of Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals. A colorful collection of content that assures improvement and development.

    Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD

    This DVD in Numbers and Counting teaches young children to count from 1 to 10 by way of engaging classical music, photographs, and video. Each number is presented with photographs, video, and animation.

    The Eyes Have It With artsee smartsee

    by an Emmy winning designer, artsee smartsee contains a 30-minute movie of animated high contrast objects and shapes choreographed and finely timed to a mix of 24 popular classical recordings.

    Numbers and Counting At The Farm - French Edition

    Introducing the Early Lingo Numbers & Counting At The Farm - French Edition DVD. It is the first of its kind, offering 12 animated and live-action videos to teach a child the basic foundation of a foreign language; in this case, French.

    Educational Products
    Sight Words Bundle Pack

    Sight words flash cards decks each contain 100+ of the most frequently used words that do not necessarily follow phonetic rules. They cover up to 75% of the words found in beginning books. Learning to automatically recognize these words without decoding them greatly increases your child's reading speed accuracy, fluency, and comprehension.

    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.

    Felt Board Stories / Characters
    Felt Tales Dinosaur Days

    “Dinosaur Days” takes you back to the Jurassic period in time. You can help the Brachiosaurus reach the leaves of a tall tree, swim in ocean with the Plesiosaurus, or even hunt the Triceratops with the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Kids will love this wonderfully crafted storyboard.

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

    Elephango has established a new standard in online education resources that are vital to cognitive development in a child. A child begins a never ending journey as they are captured by their first learning content which in turn stimulates their desire to follow a seemingly never ending wealth of source of new topics of content to read.

    Plush Animals
    The WorryWoo Monsters

    The WorryWoo Monsters is a first-of-a-kind series of books and plush dolls where emotions come to life as lovable, quirky characters. Each story follows a WorryWoo monster through a whimsical journey to self-awareness as they confront their representative emotion.

    Puzzles / Brainteasers
    The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1

    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 begins 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. One can even challenge themselves by scaling the

    Trading Cards With Online Virtual World
    Bella Sara Trading Cards

    Bella Sara is a unique combination of collectable horse-themed trading cards and a magical online world for kids at BellaSara. Each Bella Sara trading card features a fairytale-like illustration of a horse along with a positive message such as "Beauty comes from within..." or "Be the hero in your own story...", designed to stimulate pro-social dialogue among kids, and between kids, their parents and educators.

  • Street, Surf and Turf Reviews

    Street, Surf and Turf



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    3-Point Carving (Leaning) Bikes
    Trikke 3-Point Carving & Electric 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.

    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.

    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.

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

    Unlike a traditional skateboard, which requires large spaces, or a snowboard which requires winter conditions, the Spooner allows users to practice all the techniques of both sports in a space no larger than a 4-foot cubicle.

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Roces Idea 6-in-1 Adjustable Childrens Ski Boot

    The IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boot is changing the way parents buy and rent ski equipment with technology never seen before in the ski industry. The boots are exceptional due to their ability to grow with children and accommodate their unique and changing needs.

  • Sports and Fitness and Literature Reviews

    Sports and Fitness and Literature


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    3-Point Carving (Leaning) Bikes
    Trikke 3-Point Carving & Electric 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.

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    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.

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

    Unlike a traditional skateboard, which requires large spaces, or a snowboard which requires winter conditions, the Spooner allows users to practice all the techniques of both sports in a space no larger than a 4-foot cubicle.

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Roces Idea 6-in-1 Adjustable Childrens Ski Boot

    The IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boot is changing the way parents buy and rent ski equipment with technology never seen before in the ski industry. The boots are exceptional due to their ability to grow with children and accommodate their unique and changing needs.

    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!

  • Video Game Systems and More Reviews

    Video Game Systems and More


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    Video Game Consoles - Nintendo
    Nintendo Switch

    The new home console is unique in that it’s not just a home console: It’s also a handheld. The Switch can either sit in a dock and connect to a TV for some traditional play, or players can take it on the go and use the tablet-like system’s own screen as their main display.

    Video Game Consoles - PS4
    Sony PS4 Pro Console - 4K TV Gaming and More!

    If you are a serious gamer like myself, speed and detail are major concerns about your gameplay. Let the super-charged PS4 Pro lead the way to fulfilling the heavy demands of the serious gamer.

    PS4 Console - Got Game?

    The Sony PS4 Gaming console has managed to establish itself as a virtual addiction to gamers as the most popular home console across the US. It has a serious load of entertainment features including VR support.

    Video Game Consoles - Xbox
    Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle

    Play the greatest games lineup on a smaller console. Just don't try and be a one man show; the game requires team effort to achieve completion of your orders.

    Video Games
    Resident Evil 2

    Resident Evil 2 is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. Players control police officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to escape from Raccoon City during a zombie apocalypse.

    Call of Duty - Black Ops

    The biggest action series of all time returns. Call of Duty®: Black Ops is an entertainment experience that will take you to conflicts across the globe, as elite Black Ops forces fight in the deniable operations and secret wars that occurred under the veil of the Cold War.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch

    Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned and the future of Skyrim hangs in the balance. As Dragonborn, the prophesized hero born with the power of The Voice, you are the only one who can stand against them.

    Spider Man

    After eight years behind the mask, Peter Parker is a crime-fighting master. Feel the full power of a more experienced Spider-Man with improvisational combat, dynamic acrobatics, fluid urban traversal, and environmental interactions. A rookie no longer, this is the most masterful Spider-Man you’ve ever played.

  • New iPhone & Android Reviews

    New iPhone & Android Products/Apps & Accessories


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    Android Phones
    LG V40 ThinQ - Aurora Black

    6" long and 3" wide, the LG V40 ThinQ serves to re-define the term "Phablet"! With 5 cameras, Android OS and a full treasure chest of features that's practically overloaded, the LG V40 ThinQ scores the winning point with buyers.

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    Apple iPhone XS MAX 256GB

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020130816‑650
    Induction Date:   August 16, 2013
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   Balboa Baby Nursing Cover
    MSRP:   $36.00.USD
    Company URL:  https://www.balboababy.com/product-category/nursing-cover/
    Rating: 

    Balboa Baby Nursing Cover

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Branding Development & Evaluation Expert
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  00/00/0000

    The innovative Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover allows you to feel comfortable and confident nursing your baby anywhere. The Nursing Cover is contoured to fit around you and your baby – keeping the fabric securely in place so you can nurse at ease. With a structured reinforced neckline, it holds fabric away from mom, permitting easy eye contact. The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover is generously sized to give nursing mothers full coverage while providing baby room to move, with a contoured design featuring fashionable details and convenient pocket.




    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Infant Feeding & Nursing 2009 Consumer 0-2 years Female/Male




    Comfort Cost Benefit Durability Ease Of Use Marketability Visual Appeal
    5 5 4 5 5 4.5

    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.



    Critical Evaluation Information

    These icons represent important attributes with which this product / service is associated, contributes to, or encourages development of.  Select any of the unique icons below to learn more about the specific attribute it represents.

                      





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    ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



    CPSIATUVEU
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      Bureau Veritas Hong Kong
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    Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
    (Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)



    UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
    811499010599 10011Not Applicable



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    ChinaSee bottom of package

     


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

    There are plenty of nursing covers available on the market but as I learned myself from one of our independent evaluators, the "Post Natal Pediatrician & Lactation Specialist", from her own experience, it seems that very few nursing covers are "...designed properly to make a lactating mother's labors in breast feeding a simple yet invaluable time with her infant." This is where the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover can really strut its stuff.

    In our evaluation process of the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover, it was fascinating for me to see a group of mothers with their infants, comparing each others nursing covers the same women do in comparing the garments being worn by other women at a ritzy event. The best part of all for myself, was seeing the envious looks of some of the mothers as they compared their various nursing covers to the one our volunteer in our evaluation was using.
    Image of a mother using My Early Steps with her son at a park.


    "I felt at ease with my child nestled under the nursing cover so comfortably! Other brands I have tried were such a disappointment with my feeling self-conscious.

    This one was really easy to use and gave me a sense of security, while the added print on the material made it look more in style like apparel, not just a nursing cover.


    * A quote from one of The Toy Man® News & Reviews moms in our consumer personal hands-on evaluation.
    Recognizing REAL value in a nursing cover is not always easy. Your best friend may tell you one thing, a magazine ad may tell you something else, and then someone you meet at work may tell you something altogether different on top of that. How do you know who to listen to?

    The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover exemplifies the idea of leadership by example. When a mother is using it, other mothers can easily see what sets the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover apart from many of the rest. It allows you to feel comfortable and confident nursing your baby anywhere. The size of the body frame or height of the person using the The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover does not impede the functionality.

    The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover is contoured to fit around you and your baby – keeping the fabric securely in place so you can nurse as you please. Your baby is close to mom, feeling secure while nursing in what to them is their own private room. This is fundamental in helping a baby enjoy the nourishment while nursing, by eliminating outside stimulation.

    The structured, reinforced neckline holds the fabric away from mom and baby, which allows eye contact between mother and baby during the nursing which is essential between mothers and their nursing babies. That bond without distraction has an impact on an infant and mother on multiple levels, some of which will are setting the behavior patterns of tomorrow for the baby.

    If all of this wasn't enough, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover is available in fashion prints to coordinate with your diaper bag, baby carrier or just to help you and your baby make a fashion statement!
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    Additional Details and Perspectives
    More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

    The Balboa Baby Nursing Cover - Product Features

    Upon recommendation of the women on our staff we are keeping this section short and to the point. This way you get the important features you want to kn ow about without all the flowery description.

  • Structured reinforced neckline holds fabric away from mom, permitting easy eye contact
  • Developed, tested, and recommended by “America’s Pediatrician” Dr. William Sears
  • Generously sized to give nursing mothers full coverage while providing baby room to move
  • Size and height of the person using the nursing cover does not impede functionality
  • Contoured design with fashionable details and convenient pocket
  • Made from 100% breathable cotton and doubles as a sunshade for the stroller or car seat
  • Easily folded up and can be conveniently stored in a diaper bag or stroller

  • Image of consumer mom's daughter using My Early Steps with her son.
    "The nursing cover reminded me of the lightweight of the hospital gown when I was about to birth my son. The difference is that this is far more stylish and I have a greater sense of privacy no matter where I am nursing him."

    * A priceless quote from one the moms who participated in our consumer hands-on evaluation.

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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 top 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.


    Post Natal Pediatrician | Lactation Specialist

    "Mums will undoubtedly find the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover to be the rage. The ample sized area of the cover is a Mum's dream of a nursing cover with far less risk of any unexpected moments while also enabling her to exercise discretion with her breast feeding in a public place. To give it that 'added touch', the cover also has a delightful pocket which is generous in size and will hold some of a Mum's essentials for her nursing, including a burp cloth."

    "The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover has a fine level of quality in design which allows her to move more freely during breast feeding sessions while maintaining eye contact on her baby the entire time. Simply delightful!."

    "The straps are well secured and allow a Mum to apply use of the cover at a moment's notice. Best of all, it can easily be folded and placed into a carry bag, stroller, or diaper bag in but a moment."



    Professor of Behavioral Biology

    "Just as with the Balboa Baby® Adjustable Sling I evaluated in my last evaluation, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover meets all meets all CPSIA requirements without losing the functionality. If you are a mother who takes her infant's life serious, it is imperative that you use a nursing cover of the same quality and design as the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover."

    "In my own personal use of the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover, I was more comfortable than I have been with a few others I have evaluated. Plenty of room for my baby to rest comfortably and be able to stretch with out any chance of the privacy of myself and my baby being put in jeopardy."

    "I was most impressed with how that unlike many other breastfeeding covers I have used performed an evaluation, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover rests securely on a mom's shoulder. Nursing is a very personal time for a mother and it is foolishness to have a nursing cover which requires sitting or 'other' tasks to keep the cover in place.

    "There are a various schools of thought in regard to breast feeding and the appropriate age to stop feeding a child in this manner. What you may not be aware of is that there have been clinical studies which recommend weaning a child off of breast feeding at two years of age. Even after 12 months, babies continue to benefit from human milk.

    At one year of age, a baby's immune system is functioning at only 60 percent of adult level and because formula has no live antibodies, it is strongly associated with high rates of infection (Huggins 2007). A child's immune system isn't functioning at adult level until age six. (Dettwyler 1994)"

    "Considering the idea of breast feeding longer than society inflects it should be, this is where the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover proves its functionality to the fullest. Having a generous sized cover allows a mother to be more discreet in feeding her baby in public, even more so if the child is of a higher age than is generally considered 'acceptable'."

    "Another valuable point to consider is the importance of 'eye space' with the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover. While breastfeeding a child a mother can see the child's activity at all times thanks to the structured, reinforced neckline of the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover. This serves to hold the fabric away from the mother and baby during nursing, permitting eye contact which is literally invaluable as well as essential between a mother and her baby. This results in a substantial contribution to productive psychological development and sense of security for a baby."



    * 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® News & Reviews, 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.

    Just as with the Balboa Baby "Dr. Sears" Adjustable Sling which was also part of this consumer hands-on evaluation, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover was an entirely different kind if creature to work with.

    The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover created an enormous level of response with the mothers participating in our hands-on product evaluation who are currently lactating, and many who are not! Even for myself it was a learning experience. The women had plenty to say, especially the mothers.

    It appears that just as the independent evaluators shared in their reports, there is a strong lack of knowledge for many new mothers as to how to make informed buying decisions with nursing covers and many other necessities for baby.

    Image of our voluteer evaluator wearing the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover for an example image.

    "Mums will undoubtedly find the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover to be the rage. The ample sized area of the cover is a Mum's dream of a nursing cover with far less risk of any unexpected moments while also enabling her to exercise discretion with her breast feeding in a public place."


    * A quote from the Post Natal Pediatrician | Lactation Specialist who was one of our independent evaluators.
    It appears that as far as the women were concerned, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover was "the bomb!." It was nothing short of the ultimate to them in style and function with a number of the women emphasizing the convenient pocket on the cover where they could keep pads and the burp cloth.


    Amusing is the best description to see so many women so excited over what to me, was such a simple product at first glance. However, when you begin to look at the quality of threading with the seams of the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover and the fanciful style of the heavily padded border of it, a man can begin to appreciate the full aesthetic value.


    As we ran through the videotapes from the hands on experience for each participant with all of the products we had brought in addition to the videos from all other segments of the evaluation process, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover was seen as being one of the products which was most popular. I could safely say that it easily rivaled the Balboa Baby "Dr. Sears" Adjustable Sling as far as attention. In actuality a mother shouldn't have one without the other.


    In our reviewing of the consumer hands-on feedback forms which the participants filled out, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover was undoubtedly one of the favorites, just as the Balboa Baby "Dr. Sears" Adjustable Sling. When it comes to popularity and functionality, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover had the right elements to rise above most of the other products in our event. The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover passed this segment of our evaluation without any hiccups or discomforts from the consumer hands-on feedback forms.
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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.)


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

    The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover proved to be an interesting product to establish an accurate and fair evaluation of the comfort level. In discussion with many of the mothers participating in our evaluation process, the focus in reference to comfort was of minimal mention. The primary comment which was consistent with most of the mothers was "...not feeling restricted".

    After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of [4.5] stars for COMFORT.




    COST BENEFIT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Cost Benefit was a quite easily determined. The textile materials used for the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover, the overall functionality/use, durability level and visual appeal, were all holding high scoring. When the mothers were queried in our feedback forms how they felt as for cost benefit, it was all to clear that the mothers found the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover to be a good investment in their opinion and were intending to buy one.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of [5] stars for COST BENEFIT.




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

    The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover did quite well in this category for Durability. Just as with the Balboa Baby "Dr. Sears" Adjustable Sling, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover pulled its weight in the Durability category. The same run in a commercial washing machine for roughly 45-50 times of being washed with sand stones the dried repeatedly was performed. Despite the level of wear and tear the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover was subjected to being well above the norm, it still retained the same level of look and quality as when we first began washing it.

    If a product passes OUR testing, it is almost an absolute guarantee it will be able to handle the worst demands it may be put through with consumers. After all, if we can, why not?

    After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of [5] stars for DURABILITY.




    EASE OF USE: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

    Ease of use and the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover are both on the same page. The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover was so popular with many of the mothers, mostly because of ease of use. Easy to adjust and with instructions that were easy to read it proved its rating in this category was well beyond deserved. The Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover captured the attention of every mother and in the hands-on evaluation, the ease of use allowed more women to have an opportunity to try it out.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of [4.5] stars for EASE OF USE.






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

    The marketability of a product is a very strong factor in its potential success and the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover really pushed the limits of the imagination in the marketability spectrum. It is not very often that we see a product which was not only so popular but has an excellent price point combination as well.

    The Balboa Baby® name in itself adds a strong foundation to start with but combine that with the outstanding features and category results scores, for the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover and it easy to see it unquestionably

    After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of [5] stars for MARKETABILITY.






    VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

    The visual appeal category with an apparel product such as the the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover is a challenging item to establish properly and without question. Our evaluation standards were designed to take the personal opinion out of the picture, yet there are some occasions where that comes into question.

    From the standpoint of every woman who saw the the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover, actually experienced using it, or saw another mother experiencing the use of it, visual appeal was quite high. After careful evaluation of all reports, consumer feedback, and study of our video tapes, we determined the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover was outstanding as far as women were concerned in the Visual Appeal arena. At the same time the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover didn't have enough umph!! to raise a WOW! out of a person.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, the Balboa Baby® Nursing Cover succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of [4.5] stars for VISUAL APPEAL.

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