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  • Game Reviews

    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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

    Board Games
    Triviathon

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

    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Family
    CampAntics

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

    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

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

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Smash or Trash

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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

    Board Games
    Triviathon

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

    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Family
    CampAntics

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

    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

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

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Smash or Trash

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Clothing
    Neff Fold Heather Beanie

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

    Infant Bedding
    Puckababy New Born

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

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

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

    Neonatal Pediatric Products
    The Zaky(R)

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

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

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

    Swiggies

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

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

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

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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

    Activity Mats
    Lay-N-Go Activity Mats

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

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

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

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

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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

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

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

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

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

    Developmental Play Equipment
    First Toddle®

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

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

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

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

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

    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

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

    Gifts / Novelty
    HABA Biofino Venezia Ice Cream Cones

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

    Infant / Toddler Accessoiries
    Constructive Eating Plate

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

    Infant Bed & Bathtime
    Palm-Palms Baby Bath Grips

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

    Infant Feeding & Nursing
    Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher

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

    Balboa Baby Nursing Cover

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

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    Snack & Play Travel Tray 2.0

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

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

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

    Prenatal Education
    The BabyPlus Prenatal Education System

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

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

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

    Toddler Toys & Accessories
    Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet

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

  • Books+ Reviews

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


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    Animals - Stuffed
    My Cow Moo Cowbination Set

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

    Books - Infant Skill Development
    eye games for baby

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

    braininsights - Help me Thrive While I'm Five

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

    brain insights - Fun While I'm One

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

    braininsights - Love Your Baby

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

    braininsights - More to Do While I'm Two

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

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

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

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Sabu & Me

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

    Educational DVD
    ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!

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

    Early Lingo Colors and Shapes in The Park - Chinese

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

    Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals

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

    Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD

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

    The Eyes Have It With artsee smartsee

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

    Numbers and Counting At The Farm - French Edition

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

    Educational Products
    Sight Words Bundle Pack

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

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

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

    Felt Board Stories / Characters
    Felt Tales Dinosaur Days

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

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

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

    Plush Animals
    The WorryWoo Monsters

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

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

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

    Trading Cards With Online Virtual World
    Bella Sara Trading Cards

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

  • Street, Surf and Turf Reviews

    Street, Surf and Turf



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

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

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

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

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

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

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

  • Sports and Fitness and Literature Reviews

    Sports and Fitness and Literature


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

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

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

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

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

    Swiggies

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

  • Video Game Systems and More Reviews

    Video Game Systems and More


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    Video Game Consoles - Nintendo
    Nintendo Switch

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

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

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

    PS4 Console - Got Game?

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

    Video Game Consoles - Xbox
    Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle

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

    Video Games
    Resident Evil 2

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

    Call of Duty - Black Ops

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

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch

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

    Spider Man

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

  • New iPhone & Android Reviews

    New iPhone & Android Products/Apps & Accessories


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    Android Phones
    LG V40 ThinQ - Aurora Black

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

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020100426‑409
    Induction Date:   April 26, 2010

     Product:   Quiet Time Tales
    MSRP:   $129.99
    Company URL:  http://www.quiettime.com
    Rating: 

    Quiet Time Tales

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product Evaluation Specialist
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  04/26/2010

    Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales is a series of 12 one-hour DVDs for children ages 2–8. In each volume the character of Grandpa Read - played by actor Gary Sturm - reads five classic children's stories and fairy tales aloud while accompanied by original illustrations commissioned for the project. Each DVD also contains a new original song, with all 13 songs featured on a Quiet Time Tales music CD.

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    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Entertainment DVD 2009 Consumer/Education 2 - 8 years Female/Male


    Content Quality Critical Skill Development Educational Value Marketability Response Level Visual Appeal
    5 5 4 5 5 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.
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    Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



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    804879106197 QTT-01-CBS-01-01-EN



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    Introducing Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales

    * SUMMARY CODES: SN - Special Needs

    At virtually any pre-school facility and in many homes, the words "Quiet Time" are a familiar term. Quiet time is exactly that, a period of quiet and calm where teachers or caregivers will read fairy tales, or initiate some other activity where the children will begin to calm down and often times take a nap. This is where Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales are a perfect fit.

    A perfect analogy to illustrate this comes from the words of the folks who are the creators of the product in my interview with them in person. "Our intent is to follow a proven example such as 'Mister Rogers', a show with a character who was set apart from the fast-paced adventure cartoons and similar media on television." 

    To be more specific in their analogy, they went on to bring a very important fact to light.  "Much like the daily show with 'Mister Rogers', the DVD's create a calming and soothing atmosphere for children in a classroom or home. This stirs the imaginations of children, inspiring a love of stories and story-telling while providing more time for parents and teachers.  They can more easily monitor the children, while now being enabled to enjoy the relaxing stories with them, attend to other tasks at hand, or both."




    A More Detailed Look At The DVD Series

    Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales is a series of 12 one-hour DVDs for children ages 2–8. (Although we have found many parents in our evaluation, were caught up in the stories just as the children, winding down for a while to relax and enjoy the stories.) In each volume the character of 'Grandpa Read', (played by actor Gary Sturm), reads five classic children's stories and fairy tales aloud while accompanied by original illustrations commissioned for the project. Each DVD also contains a new original song, with all 13 songs featured on a Quiet Time Tales music CD.

    Image of Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals being watched by children and Santa Clause at Merry Christmas Chicago!

    Quiet Time Tales - Collection 1

    The first collection of Quiet Time Tales contains 60 stories with 10 illustrations per story and 13 original songs.   Many of the classic tales which we all are familair with are included in the 12 DVD collection.  The Three Bears, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Ugly Duckling, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, and Beauty and the Beast.  These are but a mere glance at the many wonderful stories you have available for your students or children to enjoy.

    Each of these stories encompasses a good moral or ethical foundation which children can build upon. Children at the age for which this collection was created are like fresh clay, still being shaped and influenced by their daily experiences. The Quiet Time Tales are a magnificent collection which can have an important and time proven positive influence in children's lives.



    Independent Evaluation of Quiet TimeTales

    In this section we will cover "Quiet Time Tales" from a top level professional point of view. To accomplish that task we have called upon the assistance of two well known industry professionals who have the credentials to provide us with the highest level of independent evaluation we are looking for.

    Our independent evaluators will form their own opinions and produce detailed, in-depth reports connected with their study and evaluation of the "Quiet Time Tales" DVD's. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from these same reports from which certain portions have been selected and some portions paraphrased.  This done so that the information being conveyed by this industry professional is more easily read and simple to comprehend what they are stating. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation of the "Quiet Time Tales".


    PLEASE NOTE: The names of our independent evaluators are not disclosed to protect the privacy of these individuals upon their request. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and qualified product evaluation summary. Their title is provided to clarify for our readers the specific type of specialist from which the information provided has been included in each product evaluation summary.

     

    Educational Development Specialist

    "The Quiet Time DVD's were an enjoyable and stirring experience to evaluate.  This collection takes a fundamental approach to education and the forging of a young child's mind.  I speak of education due to the fact that while we as adults may already be familiar with many of the stories within the DVD collection, many children are not.   While each child is hearing a storyline, at the same time they are on a path of learning from each of the stories."                       

    "These DVD's awaken the creative mind in a child and take them down on a journey, rather a new journey with each story where they can create a virtual image in their minds of the storyline. As each story unfolds, they are creating and exploring a new virtual world of their imagination." 

    "By breaking away from the current forms of media today and returning to a simple and calming environment for introducing information to a child, this forms a pattern of learning which captivates the whole and complete attention of a child.  It opens their minds more readily to learning and begins embedding primary lessons from each story in their memory which they will use to parallel other experiences as they are continuing to evolve both mentally and physically. These DVD's stir inner passion and innocence in a child serving as a catalyst which causes them to be eager to learn more."


    Image from Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and AnimalsImage from Quiet Time Tales DV's - Collection: 1Image from Quiet Time Tales DV's - Collection: 1
    Image from Quiet Time Tales DV's - Collection: 1 Image from Quiet Time Tales DV's - Collection: 1

    Neuroscientist / Doctor of Behavioral Study, Ph.D.

    "The Quiet Time DVD's provided an engaging and unique unification of real-life characters and story-telling familiarity into a well structured format of media.  The DVD's have taken televised media programming with which children are familiar with and transitioned it into a DVD format which enables a wider range of application."

    "The content on each DVD has extensive value which is often overlooked in today's society here in the states.  Story tales which have been around for generations hold a commonality which purveys a sense of comfort and safety when they are recited. As the stories continue in their plot, a superfluity of activity occurs as the information in the stories stimulates further critical skill development in a child. 

    For a child, they will not define the content of the content of each of the DVD's with complex thought processes as an adult does to classify each form of media they are experiencing. For a child, they will simply interpret the content in the simplest form possible, audio and video input which without their own own conscious thought, stimulates a preferential learning process."

    "An abstract thought to consider is what role use of these DVD's might play in therapeutic studies with SN children.  To be more specific, children with Autism.  Considering the manner in which these DVD's influence the skills and behavioral traits of the average child, there very well my be strong potential for use with SN children.  I would like to suggest you reference this with your readers and see what results might come from this idea."

    "There is a high probability of children manifesting a significant improvement in their skill development on multiple levels and well beyond question.  Using a 'familiar' content structure approaches the children not just at a learning and skill development perspective, but doing so with productive and unmitigated psychological development being all inclusive as well.  The end result is of course a strong level of comprehension and solidified retention of what they have seen and heard in each session with the DVD's."




    Spontaneous and Appointment Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

     

    Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact we put every single product we evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how the "Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales" DVD's were seen with consumers?

    An image of the Quiet Time DVD Collection on the desk in a home.

    Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales was part of several spontaneous and direct focused consumer hands-on evaluations performed in multiple states, including four-star hotels and some pre-schools, along with a generous number of other products from multiple categories. Having several products available for consumer evaluation all at once provides a more well-balanced and unbiased evaluation of each of the products.

    For the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's, they were well taken and drew plenty of praise. It was quite amazing how many of the children made a connection with Grandpa Read, his dog, many of the drawings, or even the fish! Here were children from each city and state with no variance...they all were enthralled as they saw the screen with Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's playing, telling his stories.

    In the image above/left, you see the entire collection of the DVD's which were left with a family for direct focus consumer evaluation.  The family was able to have the collection of DVD's for several weeks, then they were taken to another family or spontaneous consumer hands-on evaluation event. 

    The reason I chose to take this shot was that when I saw the DVD's lokking like that, it showed that the family had not just looked at one DVD, but rather several of them.  I noticed as well that the DVD's were not even in their original sequential order.  I inquired of the family why the DVD's were on the counter, not with the rest of their DVD's so neatly sitting in the entertainment center next to the counter.  Their reply as that the "other" DVD's are there because they are not viewed often.  According to their eldest daughter, "Mom preferred to have them readily available because of the toddlers constantly pestering her to hear another story...again."

    There was no question about it, in every instance of Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's being provided for evaluation, they pulled plenty of attention.  It came to a point where we had to keep our eyes on the DVD's in fear of them.."growing some legs and walking away."  Despite our strongest efforts, one of the DVD's still managed to grow some legs and take a hike.

    In reviewing the feedback forms which the participants filled out from all of the locations where we hosted spontaneous hands-on evaluation of products, it was amazing how many parents expressed how their children loved the DVD's. The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's passed this phase of our evaluation quite well, now eligible to be one of the limited few product that makes it to our final evaluation phase.


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

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's pull their weight in this category for CONTENT QUALITY. When you consider how they so effectively stimulated the attention children, they are clearly an excellent product. Just as the very best DVD products of the past which have made it into the ranks of products inducted here, Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's has a well balanced compilation of visual and audio content to stimulate not just a child's mind, but their emotions as well. Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's provide a substantial contribution to critical and cognitive skill development which will encourage repetitive use and essential learning and skill development.

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's stimulates critical skill development in a child in a rather subtle approach as they are being stimulated on multiple fronts simultaneously. The more a child experiences the DVD's, there is a constant level of further advancement in many of the most important areas of a child's developmental skills. The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's pulls a perfect score of [5] in this category for CONTENT QUALITY.

     


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

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's provides a substantial contribution to critical and cognitive skill development. With the children multi-tasking by watching the illustrations and video, the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's contributes so much to a child's developmental skills that the word "substantial" doesn't even do it justice. The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's comes flying through the gates with a perfects score of [5] in this category for CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT.

     


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

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's really made a strong impression in this category for EDUCATIONAL VALUE. In all consumer hands-on evaluation as well as in-house and independent evaluation, the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's was seen as a source of creative stimulation which envelopes a child's experience on multiple levels.

    The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's establishes a clear-cut example of educational value with the "Quiet Time" idea combined with familiar characters such as a grandfather, dog, fish, and the drawings. After discussion with our independent evaluators and in-house evaluators it was determined that the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales easily fulfills the demands that people are looking for in a DVD collection such as this, well above average, yet just not enough to take it to the top for a perfect score.

    There are multiple perspectives with which to look at what is the definition of this DVD's contribution to educational value. One of the primary features is how the DVD's are capable of being recognized as a hybrid-use product.  They can be adopted for use in multiple platforms both consumer and education.  After reviewing all evaluation results and independent evaluator reports, The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's pull a score of [4] in this category for EDUCATIONAL VALUE.




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

    The marketability with the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales presented a challenging task to establish a fair and accurate final score. In the video tapes and what we witnessed personally in the hands-on evaluation segment, the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's proved their worth to us. The popularity not just with consumers but with teachers as well really stood out.

    In our final tally of scores in the category for MARKETABILITY, the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales comes in with a perfect score of [5] Stars in this evaluation category for MARKETABILITY.

     


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

    The response level with for kids with the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's is pretty well what we all expected. There was no question in any manner that the Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's capture the full attention of the children as intended and create a clear and well defined response of the highest level. The response level in all hands-on evaluations by children and family members were well beyond the norm and constant at all times. Children were literally engrossed in the experience. Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales  DVD's pull a perfect score of [5] in this category for RESPONSE LEVEL.

     


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

    The visual appeal for Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's is from lacking. The DVD packaging itself was above average and the content of the DVD's was such a perfect balance of labors and educational value. The colors, images, and characters draw the full attention of the target age group it is designed for while at the same time capturing the attention of the adults as well. The Grandpa Read's Quiet Time Tales DVD's passed this category for VISUAL APPEAL with a perfect score of [5].

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