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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:   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. Just insert the Picture Keeper drive into any USB port on your computer, click "Start Backup" and Picture Keeper automatically finds and saves all your pictures.




    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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    (Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)



    UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
    86060800013 8GBPKNot Applicable



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    U.S.A.

     

    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.


    A Sampling Of Category Ratings



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

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    • If a product scores an overall category evaluation rating average of [2] Stars or lower from the complete review results, it fails the evaluation and is not inducted.
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    The Featured Category Ratings for this Product Evaluation Summary are listed below.




    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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