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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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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020100503‑416
    Induction Date:   May 03, 2010
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   Constructive Eating Plate
    MSRP:   $14.95 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.constructiveeating.com
    Rating: 

    Constructive Eating Plate

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product & Service Evaluation Specialist / Editor
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  05/03/2010


    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. There's nothing like a bulldozer and forklift eating utensils to encourage a child to eat!




    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Infant / Toddler Accessoiries 2009 Consumer/Education 2-4 years Male


    Durability Functionality / Purpose FunFactor™ Marketability Skill Development Visual Appeal
    5 5 5 4 5 4 / 3

    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

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    689076161879 72000Appropriate



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    Identifying A Need, Creating A Solution, Providing The Catalyst

    Constructive Eating, Inc., the creators of the Constructive Eating Plate, has recognized that when it comes to kids in today's society, eating is "not" a fun experience. For them it is just a regular part of life that is not always a pleasant one. The founders of Constructive Eating, Inc. taken this fact and created a solution to solve the problem.

    A key point which they found consistent with kids and eating is that whatever the food may be on their plate, many kids will have a tendency to put their creative skills to work and create something with the food. Whether it be a creative new sculpture from their mashed potatoes or word puzzles from alphabet cereal, kids will do their best to make the toil of eating more enjoyable.

    The only problem in creating a solution is that although kids may have a desire to get creative and somehow make their eating fun, there generally is a need for a proper catalyst to trigger the desire of a child to put their minds to task, other than thinking of their discomfort. This is where the functionality of the Constructive Eating Plate comes into play so well. The Constructive Eating Plate is a product that serves as that catalyst that is so needed, it encourages kids to eat without regret and have loads of creative fun simultaneously.




    The Constructive Eating Plate - A Magical Product

    What you have here is a magical product which triggers the creative imagination of a child to envision their wildest fantasies. The body's response to the use of creative imagination carries over to a countless number of other developmental skills. In a sense you could say that it begins a chain reaction, the completion of each response of the brain and body becoming the catalyst to trigger yet another.

    A Base On The Moon, A Football Game...

    An image of the Constructive Eating Plate with full lot of food
     
    The Constructive Eating Plate, is a colorful plate which in a child's mind can become a base on the moon, a football game in action, or whatever their creative little minds may fathom to create in pretend-Play...while eating.

    Kids can now put their creative skills into action, shooting for the most laughs from their artful creation they create with food on their Constructive Eating Plate, arranging the food on the plate.

    Not only does the Constructive Eating Plate provide a plateful of fun, it also solves one of the most dreaded situations confronted by kids when they are eating their meals: it prevents foods from touching each other! No more meltdowns because the creamed corn is touching the chicken fingers. I am sure that some of us are still searching for a good self-help book to get over that particular childhood trauma.

    More Than Just A New Fangled Creation

    The Constructive Eating Plate is so much more than just a new fangled creation which will have a short lived measure of popularity. It is in fact quite to the contrary. With a simple combination of eating utensils, food, and the Constructive Eating Plate, the eating experience for kids and other family members becomes more than just another meal. Kids can begin creating an abundance of smiles from other family members and friends with nothing more than their meal, utensils, and imagination skills. 

    Slots for a fork to fit, scoops for a spoon to fit, a ramp to push the last bit of food up into the spoon; these are all unique patented features of the Constructive Eating Plate to stir a child's imagination while eating. 

    Best of all, you can take the Constructive Eating Plate one step further by adding the optional "Construction Equipment Eating Utensils".  These utensils are actually designed to work with the patented features on the Constructive Eating Plate! Time for kids at the dining table will now become an even greater experience of excitement and fun!

    An image of the Constructive Eating Plate Utensils with fade effect

    With or without the optional "Construction Equipment Eating Utensils", kids discover an entirely new realm of experience in eating and have fun in doing what in the past they may have seen as boring and redundant activity. At the same time, the Constructive Eating Plate is making headway in the background, providing a substantial contribution to a stronger development of creative expression, fine motor, sensory, social and cognitive skills.

    * With the "Construction Equipment Eating Utensils" the levels of skill development is increased significantly.




    Excerpts From Our Independent Evaluator Reports

    Obtaining An Independent Perspective...

    In this section we will cover the "Constructive Eating Plate" from the perspectives of qualified professionals in the specific field associated with the product being evaluated. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of two top industry professionals who know their stuff and have the credentials to prove it.

    Our professional and independent evaluators have formed their own opinions from extensive analysis and produced detailed, in-depth reports connected with their study and evaluation of "Constructive Eating Plate". The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from those same reports with some which have been paraphrased and others verbatim, in order to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in each report. This approach provides completely independent perspectives in the evaluation of "Constructive Eating Plate".


    PLEASE NOTE: The names of our independent evaluators are not disclosed to protect the privacy of these individuals upon their request. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and qualified product evaluation summary. Their title is provided to clarify for our readers the specific type of specialist from which the information provided has been included in each product evaluation summary. All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any other division of GreyWolf Corp, or GreyWolf Corp itself.


    PRODUCT: Constructive Eating Plate


    Board Certified Behavioral Analyst

    "The Constructive Eating Plate was a very pleasant change in products to evaluate. The functionality is quite clear and the benefits which can be raptured from its use are plentiful."

    "Many parents fail to realize that the time they share with their child or children while eating is very important. It is a time which enables parents to interact with their children and in doing so help in the development of their psycho-social development which is so vital for communication. The Constructive Eating Plate becomes a conduit of sorts which helps a child communicate their emotions and thoughts."

    "For many children, eating at the table is a time which they do not relish, being told what they have to eat and feeling of lesser value from the experience. Part of what creates this discomfort is something quite simple which to parent may seem annoying but to a child is a monumental issue which requires immediate attention.  What could this possibly be?  It is the same event which I am sure many of us will take memory of...food mixing/touching."

    "While this may seem so insignificant to many mothers after a challenging day at work or handling the tasks in the flat, to a child they see it as their worst nightmare come true with no desire to be a part of it.  The Constructive Eating Plate solves this issue for children in a very creative way with multiple compartments of various shapes which separate each portion of food, one from the other. This is but a mere pittance of the many details to share about the product."

    "Another important feature of the Constructive Eating Plate is the portability.  It can be taken virtually anywhere for your child to make use of it. I can only begin to imagine how many times when families have been out and had food being spilt, or had their child fussing over the food touching an other things which we might see as such nonsense.  The Constructive Eating Plate plays an active role as a solution to those moments."




    ECD Facility Director

    "The Constructive Eating Plate was quite enjoyable to work with in our evaluation.  Rather than having to contend with trays or singular plates, the Constructive Eating Plate is absolutely wonderful with its unusual design and functionality.  The students in my groups were captivated by the color and design of the plate, but for our staff, the separation of the food areas much like a tray was the ultimate of convenience. Less spillage and risk of other drama that generally tends to develop."

    An image of the Constructive Eating Plate with full lot of food
     

    "While convenience may be of strong importance to our staff, the more pertinent interest is a child's developmental skills and the product's attribution to their further development. It was quite apparent at even a fleeting look, the Constructive Eating Plate held many key elements in its design which provide immediate validation of this."

    "The students were fully engaged with the Constructive Eating Plate throughout the entire evaluation period.  Many of the children were fascinated with the various shapes they could feel in the various ares of the plate."

    "After completion of our evaluation I have no skepticism of the Constructive Eating Plate being a quite valable product for applicable use either in our ECD operations, at home, or both. Having a product which serves not just to function as a means to hold food for the children but also provide a significant contribution to the development of critical skills for children makes the Constructive Eating Plate practically priceless fro my own personal viewpoint and analysis. Oustanding!"




    Consumer Hands-On Evaluation With A Twist

    Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is under evaluation. Based upon that fact we put a number of products we currently are slated to evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how the "Constructive Eating Plate" was seen with consumers?

    The Constructive Eating Plate created a level of response we never would have expected for those participating in our spontaneous hands-on product evaluation at a public mall in California.  (Due to all of the food that was given out by one of the restaurants there, we have been asked not to disclose the name of the mall or specifc location.) 

    An image of the Constructive Eating Plate with full lot of food
     

    The Constructive Eating Plate put an entirely new spin on our spontaneous hands-on evaluation.  Never did we imagine actually having actual food for the participants to use in their evaluation.

    Special thanks are in order to the Panda Express restaurant for providing the meals for all of our participants.

    Considering the fact of the Constructive Eating Plate being designed to have its full value recognized with real food, that posed a problem with our trying to do an evaluation without issues of liability, etc. That problem was quickly resolved by the owner of the Panda Express in the mall.  It turns out his wife and kids were participants in our evaluation so he donated meals for all of the participants as his way of saying thanks for their supporting our own efforts.

    We soon discovered that there was momentum of excitement rapidly developing within the group of participants as with each group of two participants evaluating the Constructive Eating Plate, everyone was busy with sharing their comments about the Constructive Eating Plate, many of them even disregarding the rest of the products we had available for evaluation!

    In the final evaluation sheets filled out by the parents, there was not a single negative comment from any of the parents...nothing but the very best of compliments and mention of how they felt the Constructive Eating Plate was such a great item to have there.  No question about it, the Constructive Eating Plate was a hit with all participants and even those who were outside of our area watching.  The Constructive Eating Plate passed this segment of our evaluation with flying colors!


    A Sampling Of Some Of The Category Ratings


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    The Featured Category Ratings for this Product Evaluation Summary are listed below.


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

    The Constructive Eating Plate was quite simple to evaluate for DURABILITY considering it is designed with a very solid non-toxic plastic compound. The Constructive Eating Plate was put through an excessive amount of wear and tear via multiple in-house tests we perform, after it was already used in our spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation. The Constructive Eating Plate was also used in two well established commercial childcare facilities. 

    We found it quite interesting how the Constructive Eating Plate can be pushed to the limits with extensive mechanically induced pressure from flexing and twisting without any sign loss of integrity.  In the final analysis in our evaluation of the Constructive Eating Plate in this category for DURABILITY, it closes the doors on this evaluation category with a perfect score of [5] Five Stars.


    FUNCTIONALITY / PURPOSE: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    The Constructive Eating Plate made this area of category evaluation very simple for us all.  In both of the well established commercial childcare facilities in which the Constructive Eating Plate was introduced for use in an actual real-life application, the facility directors and doctors all were of like mind.  The Constructive Eating Plate performed exactly as expected if not better in reference to functionality and purpose.  Even in our in-house testing, the Constructive Eating Plate still made its way to our group of products which made it to the final evaluation phase and passed.

    In the final analysis in our evaluation of the Constructive Eating Plate in this category for FUNCTIONALITY & PURPOSE, it scored quite well in all areas. The Constructive Eating Plate comes through in this category with a perfect score of [5] Five Stars.


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

    FUNFACTOR™ is a term created and used by our publication to identify if a product contrinutes to the creation of smiles and laughter from use of it.  The Constructive Eating Plate was determined to be quite effective in adding to the experience with children so that the end result is plenty of smiles and jovial spirit with children in the home, with day care centers, and with children in SN assistance. There were a number of compliments shared by everyone at the day care centers as well as many if not all of the parents whose kids were able to experience eating with the Constructive Eating Plate at the public Mall.

    The Constructive Eating Plate completed the evaluation in this category for FUNFACTOR™ with a perfect score of [5] Stars.



    MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [4] an image of 4 gold  stars

    Marketability of a product is a vital part of the equation in the many categories in which a product must pass. The Constructive Eating Plate demonstrates durability well beyond expected, functionality, extensive contribution to skill improvement, and quality. One of the primary keystones which adds great value for marketability to the Constructive Eating Plate is that it contributes so substantially to skill development.

    There was one minor point made which cost the Constructive Eating Plate a single digit in this category. Some of the compartments for the food on the plate have an absolute flush edge.  Although the Constructive Eating Plate is dishwasher safe, some mothers have a phobia about food possibly collecting at the flush edge.  The Constructive Eating Plate is easily cleanable yet the potential for some mothers to have discomfort with that one factor is still there.

    The Constructive Eating Plate come in with a perfect score of [4] Four Stars in this category for MARKETABILITY.


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

    The Constructive Eating Plate made it easy for us to determine its standing in reference to skill improvement. The Constructive Eating Plate has a number of various differences in shape which for sensory development alone is outstanding.  The Constructive Eating Plate in actual use provides the medium for a child to exercise their creative thinking and motor skilkls. Determining accurate scoring in this segment of our evaluation was probably one of the easiest we have had yet to work with.

    The Constructive Eating Plate provides a substantial contribution to a stronger development of creative expression, fine motor, sensory, social and cognitive skills and more.  The Constructive Eating Plate pulled a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for SKILL DEVELOPMENT.


    VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [4 / 3] an image of 4 gold  stars | an image of 3 gold  stars

    The Constructive Eating Plate was more challenging to score in this category for VISUAL APPEAL.  The challenge here was trying to look at the product as an adult, then how does a child see it?  After working with numerous adults and kids, we finally completed our evaluation and scoring in this category.  The color scheme is bright yet nothing to go WOW! over. The value for the Constructive Eating Plate was more in the functionality, durability, and several other evaluation categories.

    With kids, they liked the color of the Constructive Eating Plate yet weren't as one evaluator expressed, "wowed".  With the adults, the majority rated the visual appeal as "average" with nothing spectacular to draw your attention yet pointed out how they still liked the product and would purchase it if they were in the market for it at that moment.

    After carefully reviewing all pertinent evaluation data for the Constructive Eating Plate in this evaluation category, a determination was reached that the Constructive Eating Plate passed this category with a score which was well above average a fell short a perfect score by single digit with [4 / 3] Stars in this category for VISUAL APPEAL.

    EVALUATION RESULTS
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