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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.

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

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

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

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

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

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

    Triviathon

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

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

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Reverse Charades

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

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

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

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

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

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

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

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

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

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

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

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

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

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

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

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

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

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

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

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

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

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

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Appletters

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

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

    Smash or Trash

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

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

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

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

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

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

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

    Strategy Games
    Diception

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

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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

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

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

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

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

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

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

    Triviathon

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

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

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Reverse Charades

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

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

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

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

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

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

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

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

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

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

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

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

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

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

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

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

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

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

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

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

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

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

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Appletters

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

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

    Smash or Trash

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

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

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

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

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

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

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

    Strategy Games
    Diception

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

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Infant Accessories & Toys
    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads

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

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    BambinOz PortaChair

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

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

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

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Swiggies

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

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

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

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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

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

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

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

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

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

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

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

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

    Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle

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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

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

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

    Creative Play Products
    Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo

    A child

    Developmental Play Equipment
    Oshi mat

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

    First Toddle®

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

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

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

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

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

    Feeding & Nursing
    Bambinoz Instant Bottle Warmer Pack

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

    Feeding Sets
    Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils

    Constructive Eating's bulldozer pusher, fork lift fork, and front loader spoon are designed with function and play value in mind. Textured, easy grip handles and detailing allow little hands to hold on tight. Even the youngest child will animate these construction machines with their true to life color, scale and shaping.

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020130524‑385
    Induction Date:   May 24, 2013
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   Marshmallow Blaster
    MSRP:   $29.95 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.marshmallowville.com
    Rating: 

    Marshmallow Blaster

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Specialist | The Toy Man®
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  05/24/2013

    A booming success with kids of all ages, the Marshmallow Blaster shoots large marshmallows up to 30 feet or more on a line. In the world of marshmallow warfare, the Blaster is one of the key weapons of marshmallow destruction. This single-action, lock-and-load unit fires one marshmallow at a time – then it’s time to lock and reload and continue having a blast!

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    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Recreational Toys 2009 Consumer/Education 6 Years plus Female/Male




    Durability Functionality FunFactor™ / Popularity Innovative Design Marketability Visual Appeal
    5 5 5 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

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    CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
    ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious



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    LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
      
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    UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
    899056000023 1110



    Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
    ChinaWARNING: Do not shot into mouth, eyes, or face.
    Do not modify Blaster or use if damaged.
    Shoot marshmellow only.
    Do not try to shoot anything other than marshmallows.
    Do not eat marshmallows after shooting.

     


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

    Lock-and-Load!!! That famous and familiar phrase is such a perfect fit for the Marshmallow Blaster. Lock the Marshmallow Blaster in place for loading, load your Marshmallow Blaster up with the big marshmallows like you use in a campfire barbecue, and suddenly...Whooooosh! You see this white blur go flying by your head as your opponent smiles ear to ear having shot his/her marshmallow off when you dropped your guard.

    "That marshmallow gun is so fat. I could battle with my brother and eat the ammunition when we were done!"


    * A quote from one of The Toy Man® News & Reviews consumers following his experience during one of our spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation events.
    Seeing "...a white blur go flying by your head..." may sound like a moment from back when you were a kid playing combat or just having fun competing with your brother or sister, yet it in reality it is NOW, today! The Marshmallow Blaster provides the means to be a kid again yet still feel like an adult and have some serious fun in doing so. At the same time, kids can have safe fun with it as well. Simple, durable, and just plain fun! That's what the Marshmallow Blaster is all about.
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    Additional Details and Perspectives
    More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

    The Marshmallow Blaster is far more than it appears to be. When you first look at it you see a plastic forced air toy. After all, what else could it be other than what you see right in front of you? It is this exact scenario that is responsible for so many toys being looked over by buyers, never realizing the full value of what it had waiting for them.

    While the Marshmallow Blaster is a simple toy that generates loads of fun, like the opposite side of a coin which you don't see, there is still more to discover. This is where anatomy and physiology come into play.

    It is only obvious that if you want to use the Marshmallow Blaster, you have to fill it with ammunition. To shoot it, you have to pump it to build the air pressure which serves as the catalyst to create the momentum for the marshmallow to move with great speed to make it out of the plastic barrel and begin its journey to the intended target.

    Young boy shooting the Marshmellow Blaster  
    It is only obvious that if you want to use the Marshmallow Blaster, you have to fill it with ammunition. To shoot it, you have to pump it to build the air pressure which serves as the catalyst to create the momentum for the marshmallow to move with great speed to make it out of the plastic barrel and begin its journey to the intended target.

    To perform these tasks a number of things must take place in and with your body. order to perform these tasks you start with multiple functions of the brain being stimulated. Once this is done, the parade of electrical impulses and growth begins! Grand Central Station in the brain issues orders for other divisions of the brain to commence their march down the streets of the brain pathways as the wonderful parade begins.


    Each division is coordinated flawlessly and carefully orchestrated to make sure each division completes its performance on the mark for completion of the parade route.

    The excitement of the parade is rapidly climaxing as the last division makes its way to the final segment of the parade path. The division reaches the end of the parade run and the confetti is flying every where from all of the excitement of the parade being completed with yet another to begin. More simply put, the marshmallow has hit its intended target.  This re-enforces the statement of why the Marshmallow Blaster is far more than it may appear to be.
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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.

    Plastic Design Engineer

    "The Marshmallow Blaster is a product we really enjoyed evaluating. Plastic is a medium we are fully familiar with in virtually every compound of it you can find on a list. We seldom have a product of this size to get into so we had quite the experience in going over it from end to end. It is an impressive example of plastic design and functionality."

    "The compound of plastic materials used for the Marshmallow Blaster is a compound which shows the designers were thinking ahead and taking many avenues of potential wear and tear into consideration. The Marshmallow Blaster has a design which allows for plenty of flex yet still retains the rigidity needed for extensive long term use. That flex in the plastic enables the product to be make a cross-over from children's use to rough and ready adult use. Whether in child or adult use, it is highly likely that there will be serious pressure applied to various parts of the product.

    For a child, the most likely pressure is from running and competing with others with the Marshmallow Blaster, with a fall unexpectedly occurring. The plastic materials used here are highly probable to have been tested well and quite unlikely to fracture in the event of a fall with a child's full weight upon the product, or simply being dropped. Provided that my assumption is correct, this will provide a greater level of safe use and raising of the marketability of the product."

    "It is highly probable that men are going to be adopting use of this product and doing so quite seriously. Unlike paint balls, you have the medium for speed, competition, no mess, and safety all rolled up into one. This is where the durability and the plastic compounds used comes into play. Men have a higher potential of competitive spirit and emotions being triggered while using the product. This is likely to trigger adrenaline in the bloodstream and a very strong level of force being applied to certain functional areas of the product.

    We ran the samples you sent through a number of competitive activities in which on several instances, a substantial amount of jumping, rolling, and combative activity was occurring as each of the persons were trying to beat the other. Over a period of 10 days the samples became a literal part of the lives of our testing group because of the inner-need to be the champion in the Play. Despite the rough and tumble activity while playing with the sample products, there were never any malfunctions, breakage, or even signs of potential damage."

    "Despite the purpose of your sending the samples was for focus on the plastics used, much more came into play and was inevitable. In conclusion of our study and evaluation of the samples we sent back to you, a number of us has already purchased one or more of these products for our own personal use on a regular basis during our lunch hour each day. This unexpectedly created a substantial improvement of the atmosphere in our work place. The potential benefit for others as well as children in the target age group for use of this product is impressive."



    Chief of Recreational Therapy and Pediatric Behavioral Study

    "When petitioned to obtain my evaluation of the Marshmallow Blaster, I was a bit surprised to say the least. due to the fact of my work being mostly with SN, or to be more exact, PDD children. These children have conditions which require an extensive amount of care, so your request was rather strange to me. I must admit though, once I began to examine the Marshmallow Blaster, I began to see it from a different standpoint.

    The design structure of the Marshmallow Blaster is more than effective in being used as an appliance to help PDD children for developmental improvement. While most therapeutic products which are specifically designed for SN children are quite effective due to their specialized design, they are also quite expensive. The Marshmallow Blaster on the other hand turns out to have a multitudinous group of ways it can be applied for use with PDD children in therapeutic Play."

    "The steps required in the physical realm to make use of the Marshmallow Blaster provide a very strong stimulation to coordination, motor, and essential critical skill development. As a secondary, the Marshmallow Blaster is exceptional in helping a PDD child learn to have a convivial experience learning to perform specific tasks and actions. The Marshmallow Blaster is a very suitable product to have for families who may not be in the financial position to get the appropriate care their child needs to help their child develop properly."

    "In my clinical use in the study of the Marshmallow Blaster, many of the SN children who in the past have been more reticent in their behavioral patterns for recreational/active play, they all showed a meaningful improvement in their activity and response levels.

    "In my completion of my evaluation report, I have determined that the Marshmallow Blaster is not only an excellent recreational / sports product, but also fully applicable for use in SN recreational Play and development."



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



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

    Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact we put every single product we evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how "Marshmallow Blaster" was seen with consumers?
    The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic versions were a part of a consumer hands-on evaluation performed in a busy public area in the Woodland Hills, CA, along with multiple other products. Having several products available for consumer evaluation all at once provides a more well balanced and unbiased evaluation of the products.

    The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic are one of the most popular items to provide for consumer hands-on evaluation in a public place. Unlike our other products we had brought, the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic versions drew the most attention and even drew the attention of the mall security at one point

    FunFactor™ is something that you just can't measure or control. When you have pair of products like the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic, a lot of kids and men as well, there is no telling what is going to happen as you will soon see.
    At both locations we were doing hands-on consumer evaluation, we had the men become rowdy and carried away while playing with the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic, yet the public mall location was where the FunFactor™ went off the scale.

    At first everything was smooth with no real excitement but soon after, a group of families with their children arrived and chose to take part in our evaluation opportunity. The families were interacting with each other, talking about a number of the products which the wives were bringing to the attention of their husbands. It was then that the FunFactor™ was about to shoot off the scale.

    One of the teenagers was playing with the Camo model of the Marshmallow Blaster, checking it our and discovering how it works. The teenager was supposed to use the Marshmallow Blaster Cam to shoot some cards and cups off of a table we setup. The teenager chose to do something different. As a result, his Dad unknowingly was about to see a large marshmallow whizzing through the air by his head at breakneck speed. That was the catalyst for what was about to occur next.

    The Dad was a bit startled and then realized his son was responsible, not yet fully aware of what had flown by his head so fast. His son was breaking out in laughter with his Dad's reaction, with his wife and other then joining in with his wife saying, I wish you could have seen the look on your face!" That in turn caused the Dad to make a quick comment to his son and proceeded to walk over and see what his son had used to make him so embarrassed.

    While the Dad was looking at the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic, his friends began chiding him about his son catching him off guardian then it was on! A few moments later, the Dad had taken the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic Camo and took a pot shot at one of his friends. Once that occurred, the men all came over to the table with the two Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic samples and next thing you know they are scrambling to wrestle the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classics from each other to exchange shoot the large marshmallows at each other!

    While this is all a humorous situation, the security of the mall didn't see it quite so humorous. Next thing we all knew, the mall security arrived and was demanding the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic be removed and put away because the activity was causing "un-necessary disruption". Although the Marshmallow Blasters had to be put away, there was no question about it, the atmosphere in the area was full of chiding and laughing about the situation.

    There was no possible way to question it, the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic samples were scoring off the scale in this category. It may be but one of many scoring categories we use in our evaluation yet it was the most enjoyable to handle across the board. The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic took the brass ring in this category.

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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.)


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

    The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic demonstrated that durability is their middle name. Despite all the testing, hands-on consumer eval., and excessive repetitive using of all parts of the products, they still maintained their integrity with no signs of damage incurred or excessive use. Every removable piece was taken off, washed, and placed back on a minimum of 150 times. Men falling on the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic samples in combative play similar to paint ball Play occurred multiple times with full weight as well as moving across the grass during the fall yet no damage was incurred.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for DURABILITY




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

    The functionality of the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic was not difficult to establish. The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic were put through the ropes to an excessive degree yet still maintained their functionality for which they were designed. Every point made of how each piece individually is designed to function as well as the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic themselves as a full products, proved true and correct with no deviation. This is a product that is designed to last undoubtedly.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for FUNCTIONALITY.




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

    In our evaluation of the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic in the evaluation category of funFactor™, it demonstrated an enormous capability of creating laughter and sometimes as shared earlier in the product evaluation summary, plenty of frolic. Whether adult or child, the funFactor™ was aplenty and Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic made this portion of our evaluation and testing a royal riot!

    The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic proved they were not just popular item but rather one one of the most enjoyable products we have had to evaluate to date. Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic are literally responsible for the definition of what funFactor™ is all about. The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic shot their way through our evaluation in this category with a perfect score of  [5] stars for FUNFACTOR™/POPULARITY.




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

    With our more strict and well-defined evaluation guidelines, the evaluation of a product in this category is generally a bit challenging at times to evaluate yet the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic made it clear where the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic stood as far as innovation is concerned.

    The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic are a valuable product in this evaluation category. The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic are impressive over and in this evaluation category pulling achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for INNOVATIVE DESIGN.




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

    The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic pulled their weight quite well with a dominant or competitive position in comparison to other products of like kind in the market. The combination of durability. functionality, and design as well as so many other elements, make this a product which from our own results standards holds a level of marketability well above average.

    The only challenge we can see is the over-cautious feelings of many parents. In an independent survey we have completed in reference to firearm toys or toys of similar category, many of the survey participants expressed that their fear of children and firearms combined with our fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan impacts their buying habits.

    Despite the potential concerns by some buyers, children still influence their parents buying trends and chain stores are highly likely to adopt the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic as regular long-term stock items. The marketability of the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic literally screams ahead in this evaluation category. After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for MARKETING VALUE™



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

    When it comes to visual appeal, the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic pulled an almost perfect score. The Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic have a level of visual appeal which many other products have failed to reach. From the packaging to the innovative design of color, materials, and overall effect, the Marshmallow Blaster Camo and Classic take the prize in the category of visual appeal. The packaging is well above average in visual appeal in itself and the combination of packaging and product really put a WOW! in their impact with children and adults alike with an almost perfect score of [4.5] stars for OVERALL VISUAL APPEAL



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