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  • Game Reviews

    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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

    Board Games
    Triviathon

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

    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Family
    CampAntics

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

    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

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

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Smash or Trash

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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

    Board Games
    Triviathon

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

    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Family
    CampAntics

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

    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

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

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Smash or Trash

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Clothing
    Neff Fold Heather Beanie

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

    Infant Bedding
    Puckababy New Born

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

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

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

    Neonatal Pediatric Products
    The Zaky(R)

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

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

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

    Swiggies

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

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

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

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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

    Activity Mats
    Lay-N-Go Activity Mats

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

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

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

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

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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

    The award winning "strap-free" BabySmart Cooshee HyBak seat props-a-tot up and forward for focus and concentration! With a contoured wide-angle base, skid-resistant circle-pods, side arms to prevent leaning over, leg-positioning for proper posture, and a snug higher-back design.

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

    The FirstBIKE™ is the perfect training bike for developing your child. As an added plus, some models of the FirstBIKE™ Balance Training Bikes have the luxury of a precise rear drum brake that provides an added level of safety during use.

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

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

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

    Developmental Play Equipment
    First Toddle®

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

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

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

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

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

    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

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

    Gifts / Novelty
    HABA Biofino Venezia Ice Cream Cones

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

    Infant / Toddler Accessoiries
    Constructive Eating Plate

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

    Infant Bed & Bathtime
    Palm-Palms Baby Bath Grips

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

    Infant Feeding & Nursing
    Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher

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

    Balboa Baby Nursing Cover

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

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    Snack & Play Travel Tray 2.0

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

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

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

    Prenatal Education
    The BabyPlus Prenatal Education System

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

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

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

    Toddler Toys & Accessories
    Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet

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

  • Books+ Reviews

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


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    Animals - Stuffed
    My Cow Moo Cowbination Set

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

    Books - Infant Skill Development
    eye games for baby

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

    braininsights - Help me Thrive While I'm Five

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

    brain insights - Fun While I'm One

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

    braininsights - Love Your Baby

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

    braininsights - More to Do While I'm Two

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

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

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

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Sabu & Me

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

    Educational DVD
    ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!

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

    Early Lingo Colors and Shapes in The Park - Chinese

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

    Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals

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

    Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD

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

    The Eyes Have It With artsee smartsee

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

    Numbers and Counting At The Farm - French Edition

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

    Educational Products
    Sight Words Bundle Pack

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

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

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

    Felt Board Stories / Characters
    Felt Tales Dinosaur Days

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

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

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

    Plush Animals
    The WorryWoo Monsters

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

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

    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 begins following a guide, an imaginative young boy searching for the missing pieces of a mysterious gift. Together, visitors will navigate challenging puzzles and unearth secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views. One can even challenge themselves by scaling the

    Trading Cards With Online Virtual World
    Bella Sara Trading Cards

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

  • Street, Surf and Turf Reviews

    Street, Surf and Turf



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

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

    The FirstBIKE™ is the perfect training bike for developing your child. As an added plus, some models of the FirstBIKE™ Balance Training Bikes have the luxury of a precise rear drum brake that provides an added level of safety during use.

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

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

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

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

  • Sports and Fitness and Literature Reviews

    Sports and Fitness and Literature


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

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

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

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

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

    Swiggies

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

  • Video Game Systems and More Reviews

    Video Game Systems and More


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    Video Game Consoles - Nintendo
    Nintendo Switch

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

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

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

    PS4 Console - Got Game?

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

    Video Game Consoles - Xbox
    Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle

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

    Video Games
    Resident Evil 2

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

    Call of Duty - Black Ops

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

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch

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

    Spider Man

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

  • New iPhone & Android Reviews

    New iPhone & Android Products/Apps & Accessories


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    Android Phones
    LG V40 ThinQ - Aurora Black

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

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    Apple iPhone XS MAX 256GB

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020100519‑410
    Induction Date:   May 19, 2010
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   National Finger Football - Alabama
    MSRP:   $29.95
    Company URL:  http://www.zelosport.com
    Rating: 

    National Finger Football - Alabama

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product Evaluation Specialist / Editor
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  05/19/2010

    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.

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    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop 2009 Consumer/Education 14+ Female/Male


    Durability Ease of Use FunFactor™ Marketability Response Level Visual Appeal
    4 5 5 5 5 4

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

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

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



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      (Unconfirmed)Materials Analytical Svcs, Inc Suwanee, GA
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    UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
    816718003017 60201



    Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
    U.S.A.WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD--Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

     

    Introducing A New Way To Play Finger Football

    Think for but a moment, who hasn't played the game before? You know, the football is a folded sheet of paper in the shape of a triangle. The field is a table top, the goal is to score a touchdown by flicking the football across the table until part of it hangs over the edge. For some, it was accomplishing a field goal by having your opponent use their thumbs and forefingers to mimic a field goal structure.

    Nearly everyone is familiar with the National Football teams, each team striving for the win of each game. Zelosport has now taken National Football and merged it with the finger football of yesteryear to create National Finger Football. You'll experience the excitement, challenges and big plays of the real game. Play with family and friends, day or night, rain or shine.

    To take this one step further, just imagine having an accurate representation of a National Football field scaled down to fit on a table top, floor, or a variety of other places to play, and let the games begin!  In our evaluation we discovered that no matter who the players were with each game in our evaluation, everyone began on the same plane. As a matter of fact, some of the women who played beat their opponents (their husbands), who were jeering their wives how they would beat them with their great knowledge of football. You can just guess how these gents felt.



    It's All In The Fingers!

    When it comes to playing this game, it's all in the fingers. Of course, your first thought would be to assume that it's based upon the thinking of the old school play, with a piece of paper folded into a triangular shape to represent a football. Well, Zelosport, the creator of this game, has initiated the evolution of the old school style of finger football.

    With the Zelosport Finger Football, instead of the triangular shaped piece of paper to play with, you have what is referred to as a "slider" and a pair of dice. What's a slider? It's a simple yellow plastic ring with a shiny ball bearing centered in it. You must be thinking "OK, So..." Well, the slider and the dice are the key components of play with the game; the slider embodies the idea of the football, and the dice control moves and objectives in each play.

    The slider and the dice are the key elements of the game that put every thing into play. The purpose of the slider has already been defined, so now let's focus briefly on the dice. The dice are used to determine multiple activities/decisions that occur. One of the two dice designates which field zone is in play. It also serves to designate whether the play will be a run or a pass. The second die designates which side of the field will be used (ie; middle, left, right, or end zone).

    There is much more to the actual game play, but this is a product evaluation summary designed to give you a glimpse of primary features and link to the actual website of the manufacturer of the product. Additional details can be found in our Independent Evaluators' section to provide a more well-rounded view of what the game is all about.



    Independent Evaluator Reports - Their Own Perspective

    Obtaining An Independent Perspective...

    In this section we will cover the "National Finger Football - Alabama" game 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 the "National Finger Football - Alabama" game. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from those same reports with some that have been paraphrased, and others that are in quotes verbatim, to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in each report. This approach provides completely independent perspectives in the evaluation of the "National Finger Football - Alabama" game.


    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 whom 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.

    Picture of all of the pices and a portion of the playing field for Finger football

    PRODUCT: Zelosport National Finger Football - Alabama

    TARGET AGE GROUP: 13 years+

    MSRP: $29.95 USD

    APPLICABLE USE: Hybrid-Use™ for recreational activity in home, educational, community, or retirement facility



    Professor of Psychology BA, MA, & Ph.D. - Educational Theory Specialist

    ""The Zelosport Finger Football game is a recreational game sired from the tabletop finger football made from a sheet of note paper folded into a triangle. At the same time, comparing this game to the one it is sired from is like comparing a bicycle to a Cadillac. Although a bicycle provides transportation, a Cadillac provides, transportation, comfort, a radio, and a shield from the weather.”

    "With this game, recreational play is a default factor yet, it holds so much more in its functional use and benefit. It is vital to recognize that recreational play serves as a release mechanism, a release of physical/mental stress and contribution to many other needs of the body and mind. The Zelosport Finger Football game enables a player to gain that so essentially needed release, which in turn, results in personal betterment." 

    An image of the Zelosport National Football Field game.

    "The 'slider' is a bit of a marvel in relation to sensory skills; it is the axis upon which each play of the game is hinged, thus there is extensive use of the hands throughout the game. By using the fingers with each play, you are creating a fluid concert of actions to accomplish a specific goal. These actions are congruent with each other while simultaneously affecting a vast variety of skills and senses within the body and mind."


    "A strong point I found in my evaluation of the game is that there are two dice used as primary components in the design of the game. One of the dice has a unique purpose assigned that brings a more unique twist to the game play.

    This trait comes from how the second die has what the instruction book refers to as a 'Choice' face on one of the sides of the die. If by unexpected chance this side is rolled, the entire roll by the player is ignored and the offensive player is granted the right to choose how he or she wants to run that particular play. Having this game element of unexpected chance with the die proliferates the level of cognitive and creative expression stimulation and improvement, whether the player is young, or of a more matured level of age."

     


    Neuroscientist / Doctor of Behavioral Study, Ph.D.

    ""The Finger Football game provided an engaging recreational, educational, and skill developing agent for our staff to use in a limited duration clinical study of the benefit from use of the game."

    "Every player will be incited to develop creative thought processes to classify their strategies to learn and adapt to the game with intent to win. This will assist a player in creating their own particular preferential learning process, which through the activity of the game, sharpens their focus, emotional and social development."

    An image of the Finger Football game in actual live play.

    "In my own assessment of the Finger Football game, it was of the greatest interest to me, as well as my colleagues, how this game is so differentiated from others we have seen introduced to the market. In our clinical study we found that the game levels playing odds for all.

    At the same time, the game provides the essential catalyst to ensure a consistent level of active Play and response from all players in all testing age groups. Whether in wide range or closely segmented age groups, the results remained consistent with minimal fluctuation."

    "Participation in active Play with the Finger Football game carries after-effects which are dominant and useful primarily for participants ages 21-35 years. The level of personal skill improvement, including intellectual development gained from playing this game, reached well beyond our expectation."



    A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:

    It is not the norm for additional input from our pub to be added to this section, but there is always room for exceptions to every rule, and this is one of them.

    The reports on the National Finger Football - Alabama game, were quite detailed, in-depth, and with so much information, that they created an entirely new perspective for our team to consider in our evaluation process. In my selecting which quotes to use and paraphrase as needed, it was a task that proved to be quite challenging.

    More simply put, the National Finger Football - Alabama game was quite divergent from the norm in concept. That divergent quality presented the game as a valuable asset in recreational game play.




    Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

    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 submitted for evaluation at the mercy of consumers in both spontaneous and structured hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how the "National Finger Football - Alabama" game was seen with consumers?

    From a personal standpoint, I wish our readers could have seen the look on subway riders' faces, as well as the taxi driver, when we were riding the subway and using a taxi with a gang-load of games, toys, and baby products!

    Prospect Park - Brooklyn, NY - We decided to try a more unique location this time, to perform spontaneous evaluations of products. When we say "spontaneous", we are talking spontaneous! This means no prior notice; just show up, set up, pack up and move on to the next location.

    An image of two gentlemen playing National Finger Football - Alabama.
    National Finger Football - Alabama was not at all like most of the products we brought to Prospect Park that day. Unlike the other products, National Finger Football - Alabama had been played by consumers at Universal Studios Orlando during Ed Expo, GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas, the Westin Hotel in Long Beach, and many other places.

    It was simply amazing how versatile the game was, so easy to carry in its plastic tube, and able to be set up for play almost anywhere!

    The number of locations and time for consumer hands-on evaluation and spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation of National Finger Football - Alabama was beaten by only one other product (which will be featured next week). If a product is going to be inducted into The Toy Man® 2010 Product Guide, it must undergo a massive number of tests and evaluation procedures to see how it fares in the target market for which it has been designed. Due to the unusual design of this game, it takes a much longer period of time and number of evaluations to make it to the final group of products being considered for approval.

    It was interesting how, no matter where we took the National Finger Football - Alabama game to have consumers give their feedback, the results were always the same. Whether people were sports fans or amusement park visitors, National Finger Football - Alabama captured attention, and people wanted to sit down and play the game. In the images below you, can see a straightforward view of the impact of Play with National Finger Football - Alabama at the 2010 GTS Show in Las Vegas.

    An image of Two men playing National Finger Football - Alabama and enjoying the fun of it at GAMA 2010
    An image of Two men playing National Finger Football - Alabama and enjoying the fun of it at GAMA 2010
    An image of Two men playing National Finger Football - Alabama and enjoying the fun of it at GAMA 2010

    At Prospect Park, our final evaluation destination, National Finger Football - Alabama was put on the grass to see if there would be any difference in interest. Surprisingly enough, the game actually had more attention drawn to it. According to many of the feedback forms we read, having National Finger Football - Alabama on the grass, separated from the rest of the products on our portable tables, drew their attention far greater. For others, it reminded them of a picnic event and they felt prompted to sit down, relax, and play the game

    In our compilation of the consumer evaluation sheets from the GTS 2010 show and all other locations, we discovered that the National Finger Football - Alabama game was quite a popular, as well as an entertaining experience for our participants. A strong contribution to learning and skill development was gained from playing the game. The game established a solid and productive response with our spontaneous hands-on consumer evaluation participants and passed this section of our evaluation with very strong scores.


    A Sampling Of Our Many Evaluation Category Ratings


    A small sampling of the individual category titles and rating scores from the complete product review itself for this product are featured here. The categories that have been selected to be featured in this product evaluation summary for public view, specify some of the primary points of how and why each specific rating score was reached.

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




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

    DURABILITY is not generally a primary focus to feature when it comes to most games, but the National Finger Football - Alabama game is undoubtedly not categorized as being among "most games." With this game, you have plastic rings, a foam football, a plastic ring with a ball bearing held in its center, and most important of all, the playing field.

    The game was pushed through a more extensive series of evaluation tests for durability, even withstanding some gents emptying their stomachs onto the components of the game at Universal Studios Florida.

    Even after the strong cleaning of all game components, it still demonstrated a level of durability well above average. The National Finger Football - Alabama game components are kept in a long, clear plastic tube when not in use. Although this serves well to protect the game components from damage, an above average score of [4] Stars was given in this category for DURABILITY.


    EASE OF USE: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

    Simplicity is the name of the game with the National Finger Football - Alabama game. With a simple, short learning curve, and easy setup and tear-down, this game was literally screaming how its simplicity draws reluctant players to participate.

    A game structure designed to create a level playing field for all players, along with so many other features, contributed so strongly to ease of use. These facts were all taken into consideration in the final evaluation of the game. The National Finger Football - Alabama game makes an easy touchdown with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for EASE OF USE.


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

    Could there possibly be a category so easy to determine and enjoy as this?  FunFactor™ was off the scales in measurement with the National Finger Football - Alabama game. 

    If you are going to play this game, you had best be ready for fun like you may not have enjoyed since you were a child.  The game moves fast and holds plenty of unexpected moments just waiting around the corner, serving as the latest triggers to make you laugh til' you feel silly.

    The National Finger Football - Alabama game has put a whole new slant on fun that many of us might have forgotten many years ago, and moves in with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for FunFactor™.



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

    In reviewing all segments of our evaluation process on videotapes, the National Finger Football - Alabama game pulled the highest scores ever in almost all evaluation categories. The game ensures development of stronger social interaction with the players, as well as a strengthening of creative thought processes.

    The game being modeled after a well recognized sport creates a familiarity with consumers. This, in addition to the theme being National football teams, drives the marketability level through the roof. To put the cherry on the cake, the clear plastic tube makes the game more easily stored and creates a small footprint for stores.  It also affords the buyer the opportunity to gain a glimpse of the actual product without needing to open the package.

    The National Finger Football - Alabama game creates an exciting experience for a player to enjoy and has a price point that is quite competitive. The National Finger Football - Alabama game comes in the gates with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for MARKETABILITY.



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

    The RESPONSE LEVEL with a player playing National Finger Football - Alabama game was well above average. According to the independent evaluators, the response levels identified and noted were not associated with the common visible response levels. The unknown response levels were more associated with skill development and many other factors.

    The game is always in constant change, with the probability of duplication of Play occurring being greater than worth trying to calculate. This literally guarantees "unexpected chance" with each play. As was further pointed out, "[the game]...proliferates the level of cognitive and creative expression stimulation and improvement whether, the player is young or of a more matured level of age."

    The game contributes substantially to response levels in ways we don't generally even consider. Based upon the independent evaluators' reports and what we gained from our video tapes, in-house / consumer hands-on evaluation, the National Finger Football - Alabama game swept the floor with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for RESPONSE LEVEL.


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

    The visual appeal for the National Finger Football - Alabama game was average.  The game is not designed to WOW players, rather it is designed more to provide a stimulation of strategy development and develop plenty of FunFactor™.

    The packaging and all of the game components were great, yet once again, nothing to go WOW! over, unless you are a sports nut who can grasp the full value of the highly detailed and scaled-down playing field and playing components.

    The game is magnificent in its level of visual appeal, with the contents of the game box matching perfectly, if not better. The National Finger Football - Alabama game rose to the challenge to meet our tough standards in this category and passed with an average score of [3] Stars in this evaluation category for VISUAL APPEAL.

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