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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.

    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020090928‑366
    Induction Date:   September 28, 2009

     Product:   Picture Keeper 8GB Thumb Drive
    MSRP:   59.99 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.picturekeeper.com
    Rating: 

    Picture Keeper 8GB Thumb Drive

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher | The Toy Man® - Product Evaluation Specialist
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  09/28/2009

    Anyone with a computer and digital camera today is all too familiar with the joy of "trying" to keep digital images in sort of order and classification, yet more often than not, their efforts prove futile. Picture Keeper solves that problem and best of all, it is easy to use, affordable, and convenient.




    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Computer - Electronic Accessories 2009 Consumer/Education 18+ Female/Male


    Cost Benefit Ease of Use Functionality Hybrid-Use™ Marketability Unique Value
    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.


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    Introducing Picture Keeper

    Picture Keeper is the answer that so many people are looking for...a real problem solver. How is this so? well, let's start with the fact that anyone with a computer and digital camera today are all too familiar with the joy of "trying" to keep digital images in sort of order and classification, yet more often than not, their efforts prove futile. Picture Keeper solves that problem and best of all, it is easy to use, affordable, and convenient.

    I am sure that some Wizkid on the block as he or she reads this is thinking to themselves, "What's he talking about? A person can use **** software or just store it on a thumb drive." My response to that is that first of all, for the software solution, you generally have to go to a store to go buy the software. Then you have the learning curve with the software, not even counting the time and money invested to accomplish all that.

    Next we have the USB thumb drive idea. While it may serve as an excellent and portable storage device, the issue with the organization of the content still exists and takes time that must be invested, many times for hours on end.

    Let's face the real facts here...Digital cameras are a wonderful piece of equipment to own. They can make it so easy to capture individual special moments, or even those once in a lifetime experiences of a wedding or a child being born. Those are the times when what seems like a countless number of images are captured. While it is so great to have these all of these unique images captured, a legacy of moments from your life, the fun part is trying to remember where they are or how to organize them later. This where the Picture Keeper becomes the ultimate solution!




    Simplicity and the OopsFactor™!


    It seems today that simplicity is in the highest level of demand ever. People are so busy going about meeting their busy schedules they never seems to have time to get everything completed. We could never in a lifetime even begin to imagine how many times we had something scheduled and missed the opportunity. One of the best ways that Picture Keeper can prove its full worth is helping you create new pockets of free time to help you get an edge on those missed appointments, tasks to be completed, or lost moments of past.

    Picture Keeper 8GB Thumb Drive

    It's as easy as 1-2-3. Just pull off the protection cap and plug it in!
     
    PRODUCT FEATURES:
    • Hybrid-Use™ - (PC or Mac)
    • One year warranty
    • 30 day US based tech support
    • Reminder service
    • Auto backup of all images on your hard drive

    Just insert the Picture Keeper drive into any USB port on your PC, click "Start Backup" and Picture Keeper automatically finds and saves all your pictures. What adds even greater value to the Picture Keeper, subsequent backups are fast because it will only copy the newest images when you use it again to save your recently added or changed pictures.
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    The OopsFactor™

    We can contemplate over those missed appointments, tasks never completed, or lost moments of past, yet those regrets are far outweighed by the loss of images which were special and can never be retrieved again.or a thousand pictures during a vacation, but it's easy to forget about backing up digital images until it's too late. Sudden events like a computer crash, fire or theft can't be predicted, but you can prevent against total loss by backing up digital images often and keeping them in a safe place (separate from where your computer is.)

    You will unquestionably agree with my prior statements yet there is the problem with human nature...we tend to forget to attend to tasks such as this. We keep pushing the task off to later, assuming nothing will happen to our images then the OopsFactor™ comes upon us. Just like Murphy's Law, if it can happen it will. With the OopsFactor™, if you assume nothing could ever happen to your digital images, you can rest assured IT WILL!

    Picture Keeper saves the day for you by stopping the OopsFactor™ but it doesn't quit there. With Picture Keeper, users plug the USB drive into a computer and click the "Start Backup" button. The device automatically finds and copies all images with jpeg/jpg extensions on the computer. Folders and sub folders are also copied just as they are on your computer, making it easy to find files once they've been copied onto the Picture Keeper.

    It is important to note that Picture Keeper backs up images with .jeg/.jpg extensions as a default setting. You can add virtually any other file extension on your computer by going into OPTIONS and select ADVANCED option to designate additional folders to scan for images as well image extensions other than the default extensions.



    Independent Evaluator Reports

    Obtaining An Independent Perspective...

    In this section we will cover "Picture Keeper 8GB" thumb drive from the perspectives of qualified individuals" in the specific field associated with the product being evaluated. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of two top level 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 product evaluation reports connected with their study and evaluation of the Picture Keeper 8GB thumb drive. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from those same reports which have been paraphrased in order to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in each report. This approach provides completely independent perspectives in the evaluation of Picture Keeper.


    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 developing a well-balanced and qualified product evaluation summary. Their title is provided to clarify for our readers the specific type of specialist from which the information provided has been included in each product evaluation summary.


    Example of Picture Keeper in live action. PRODUCT: Picture Keeper 8GB Thumb Drive
    • Runs from the device and not the host computer
    • Provides ability to transfer images from multiple computers, (MAC/PC)
    • Options available to specify alternate file types and search in additional locations on the computer
    • User-friendly functionality and no learning curve
    • Plug-n-Play function - Just plug it in and go!
    TARGET AGE GROUP: 18 years+

    MSRP: $59.99 USD

    APPLICABLE USE: Hybrid-Use™ for automatic backup of image and multiple other file formats



    USB Design Engineer

    "USB product design is has expanded into wide variety of product design developments ranging from embedded USB devices to simple consumer portable USB devices such as Picture Keeper. For a consumer this is a very simple, plug and play accessory for backing up image files but the actual design of the product is far from simple. A portable USB product design requires a solid understanding of driver development, and processors just to start. The designers of Picture Keeper are well versed in their field in USB development and design from my own perspective."

    "Picture Keeper is what I consider an intellectual infant still evolving to greater heights while showing well above average qualities easily recognized to set itself apart from the rest, right from the start. A visually appealing size and shape cover the consumer side of the coin while the programming structure of the software which defines the product's level of functionality sends a clear message of 'Look out, I'm Coming through!'."

    "This is a product that I am assuming in its development was designed with forward thinking in mind. Many companies just produce a basic USB storage device, some with a few extra bells and whistles, but with no further evolution intended. This is not the case with Picture Keeper. I could write pages and pages of details in regard to where this product could be going but the focus here is on if it meets the strict standards to pass your pub's evaluation."

    "The summary of my message of my evaluation is that this is a well designed USB storage device/accessory that tested well above expectations on a varied number of PC's and MAC computers, both laptop and desktop as well as corporate network stations. It performed flawlessly with every machine I installed it on to perform my evaluation. The driver installation on all testing machines was like a snap of the fingers in time to complete in comparison to many other USB devices I have evaluated in the past and failed them. All I can say is SNAP!!! This product is a perfect example of USB development engineering I like to see."




    Digital Storage Specialist


    "Picture Keeper is unique in that it is geared to fulfill the general needs of consumers for storing their digital data in a simple and effective manner with an interface for prompt and easy retrieval. At the same time, and what appears to be unintended, Picture Keeper is indirectly geared towards the needs of imaging specialists in the computer world. These are the specialists who are always seeking a faster and more efficient solution to storing and moving digital data."

    "In my evaluation tests, I ran Picture Keeper through the basic run as a general consumer would experience, then progressed into more detailed tasking, filling the storage device to maxi um capacity and deleting files repeatedly on multiple systems with different operating platforms, including a BETA copy of Windows 7. Despite the extensive number of repetitions of adding and deleting files, there were no occurrences of failure or delays."

    "As a final test of the product, I cancelled the backups at various periods of time, deleting some or all of the files backed up repeatedly. I even did several warm boots of one of the test PC's while a backup was occurring with Picture Keeper yet there still were no delays, errors, or failures occurring. The level of dependability is great and I can recommend use of this storage device to other professionals in digital imaging even though this model is only 8GB is size."

    "For those who are not well versed in digital imaging for professionals, some images can be more than the size of the Picture Keeper in GB. For consumers, this is a perfect and well designed match with a fair price point. Irrespective of the level of your computer skills, the Picture Keeper is so easy you just plug it and walk away as it does the job."




    Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

    A True Hybrid-Use™ Thumb Drive

    The term Hybrid-Use™ designates that a product is applicable for use on/in more than one application or environment of use. The Picture Keeper we used for our evaluation became an International favorite of many over the past few weeks. US, Israel, UK, and Mexico were the places this Picture Keeper got to visit. Mac's, PC's, desktop, laptop, even PDA's! This guy really got around in his sight seeing.

    As most of our readers already know, we take our evaluation of a product quite serious and take it to the extreme quite often. One of our staff members queried the rest of us if it would be too preposterous of an idea if we were to put Picture Keeper through the ropes. To be more specific, test it on not just multiple computers of every shape and color, but in multiple countries as well. The reasoning behind was a logical one. How would the product do if put into cultures where US English may not even be spoken? This would be the ultimate test to validate how simple it truly is.

    With the assistance of volunteers in the countries listed above, we actually managed to realize the sucess of our efforts. It was the ultimate in consumer hands-on product evaluation. No matter what the country, language spoken, or level of consecutive usage, Picture Keeper received nothing but praise with the consumers. On the feedback forms in Spanish, the consumers were absolutely astounded at the breakneck speed of backing up all of the image files they had on their computers. What was even more important was how although many of the participants didn't even speak or read US English, they still had no challenges to face with using Picture Keeper.

    In reviewing the videotapes from all of the countries, translated feedback forms, and general notes from our volunteers, Picture Keeper screamed through to the finish line with unanimous approval to complete this segment of our product evaluation.


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    COST BENEFIT: Rating Level - [5]

    Picture Keeper was a shoe-in for the rating in this category. Picture Keeper is a USB Storage device is so easy to use, just plug it in to your computer and watch what incredible speed it has on backing up your digital images. The features listed below spell it out why Picture Keeper scores so high in this category.

    • Runs from the device and not the host computer
    • Provides ability to transfer images from multiple computers, (MAC/PC)
    • Options available to specify alternate file types and search in additional locations on the computer
    • User-friendly functionality and no learning curve
    • Plug-n-Play function - Just plug it in and go!

    When you combine features + price point + results, a buyer is literally guaranteed a serious ROI. Picture Keeper pulls a perfect score of [5] Five Stars in this evaluation category for Cost Benefit.


    EASE OF USE: Rating Level - [5]
    For testing as for ease of use, we really pulled the stops out! The Picture Keeper we used for our evaluation became an International favorite of many over the past few weeks. US, Israel, UK, and Mexico were the places this Picture Keeper got to visit. Mac's, PC's, desktop, laptop, even PDA's were the testing mediums to see what Picture Keeper was made of. Never did we imagine that in every single country, the evaluators were bubbly about the simplicity and ease of use of Picture Keeper.

    In the final analysis in our evaluation of Picture Keeper in this category for Ease of Use, Picture Keeper screamed through like banshee in this evaluation category with the greatest of success. Picture Keeper closes the book on this category with a perfect score of [5] Five Stars.


    FUNCTIONALITY: Rating Level - [5]

    In my personal opinion, Picture Keeper practically had a neon sign on which made it so clear how the functionality of it was so perfect. Reliable, durable, and fast, Picture Keeper created a serious level of interest from everyone who had an opportunity to use it. Picture Keeper received a perfect score of [5] Five Stars in this category for Functionality.



    HYBRID-USE™: Rating Level - [5]

    Hybrid-Use™ is a term created and used by our publication to identify if a product is applicable for use in more than one environment. Picture Keeper proved its rating in this category was well deserved. In every city and country it was sent to be tested, it worked quite effectively. Looking at it from another angle is its application for use in not just the home, but business, school, virtually anywhere! Picture Keeper pulls a perfect score of [5] Stars in the category for Hybrid-Use™.


    MARKETABILITY: Rating Level - [4]

    The marketability of a product is a very strong factor in its potential success. Picture Keeper pulled its weight well in this category. When you consider the versatility, durability, Hybrid-Use™, functionality alone, you can see this is without question, a rocket on a launch pad, just waiting to ignite its booster rockets for take-off.

    While there are so many positive factors to be considered which are a common factor with Picture Keeper, the branding is strong enough yet to pull it up to a perfect score in this category. It is well above average in scoring yet just hasn't had its feet long enough to obtain that final point in this category. Picture Keeper received a well above average score of [4] Four Stars in this category for Marketability.


    UNIQUE VALUE: Rating Level - [5]

    Unique Value is where Picture Keeper really soared. There are so many USB storage products we have evaluated over the years but Picture Keeper was the first one to pass our evaluation and also be the first inductee in our new "Consumer Electronics and Accessories" section. The structure, shape, design, and the fact of it running from the device and not the host computer, makes Picture Keeper a perfect fit for a perfect score in this category.

    Leaving a unique virtual footprint within the minds of others is a tough call to pull off, yet Picture Keeper faced the challenge and overcame it. After carefully reviewing the video tapes and going over all reports and pertinent evaluation data, we awarded Picture Keeper a perfect score of [5] Stars in this category for Unique Value.

    EVALUATION RESULTS
    From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man News & Reviews"



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