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  • Game Reviews

    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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

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

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

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

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

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

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

    Triviathon

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

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

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Reverse Charades

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

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

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

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

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

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

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

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

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

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

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

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

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

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

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

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

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

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

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

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

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

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

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Appletters

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

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

    Smash or Trash

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

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

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

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

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

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

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

    Strategy Games
    Diception

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

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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

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

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

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

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

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

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

    Triviathon

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

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

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Reverse Charades

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

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

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

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

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

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

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

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

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

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

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

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

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

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

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

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

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

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

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

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

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

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

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Appletters

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

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

    Smash or Trash

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

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

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

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

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

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

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

    Strategy Games
    Diception

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

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Infant Accessories & Toys
    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads

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

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    BambinOz PortaChair

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

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

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

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Swiggies

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

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

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

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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

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

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

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

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

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

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

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

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

    Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle

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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

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

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

    Creative Play Products
    Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo

    A child

    Developmental Play Equipment
    Oshi mat

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

    First Toddle®

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

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

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

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

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

    Feeding & Nursing
    Bambinoz Instant Bottle Warmer Pack

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

    Feeding Sets
    Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils

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

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020120831‑307
    Induction Date:   August 31, 2012
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   Roces 6-in-1 Adjustable Childrens Ski Boot
    MSRP:   $123-$130 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.roces-snow.com
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    Roces 6-in-1 Adjustable Childrens Ski Boot

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Product Evaluation Specialist
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  08/31/2012

    The Roces 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.

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    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys 2008 Consumer 2-5 years Female/Male




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

    As always, we strive to feature the latest and greatest in products which have passed our evaluation. With no hesitation I can calmly state that this product is by far the most impressive product we have evaluated to date, which has what it takes to be inducted into The Toy Man Product Guide. Introducing The 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boot...The image below is an example of the ski boots in actual use.
    Image of Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots - Pink
    "I am more than pleased with these ski-boots. The price was fair and in the long run I'm saving money. They'll grow with her and keep her safe."


    * A quote from one of the mom's at one of our consumer hands-on evaluation events.  She bought her daughter a pair on the first day of our 3 day event.
    The IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots, manufactured by Italy-based Roces, is available in the United States this ski season after a tremendous response in Europe. The unique children’s ski boot is changing the way parents buy and rent ski equipment with technology never seen before in the ski industry. IDEA is exceptional due to its ability to grow with children and accommodate their unique and changing needs.

    Just imagine for a moment, not having to go purchase new ski boots for your child as they transition in their growth from a toddler to kinder age. I shudder to think of the costly expenditure for the ski boots again and again as a child grows. The IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots create an entirely new perspective.
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    Additional Details and Perspectives
    More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

    The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots are more than just another set of children's ski boots. They are setting a trend by solving ski industry issues and concerns with children’s ski products. This is accomplished by way of the ingenious design of the boots which is like no other product on the market!

    Whoever heard of and "adjustable" ski boot? Well, if you haven't before, you have now! The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots adjust with the growth of what is considered an "average" child’s foot from around toddler age to adolescence, (pending on height, weight, and bone structure of a child, as the Orthotist evaluator expresses in his report which follows this section.)

    The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots are quite simple to use and adjust in three easy steps. Just open buckle, choose the size that fits best, and close the lever on the first boot, then the second. The simple adjustments available with the buckle, enable you to quickly change length, width and cuff height while at the same time create a level of maximum comfort for young skiers within the target age range for which the product was developed.

    Day trips to the mountains or family ski vacations are now far easier and more enjoyable with the children’s ski boots. Unlike many other ski boots on the market today, with a few simple modifications, kids can be ready to ski in a boot that is not only familiar to them, is is safe as well.


    An image of the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots  
    "I found it surprising to see that these ski boots are not just another slipshod design which paints a false illusion of quality and functionality at a low price. These ski boots which could very well create an entirely new segment in sales of ski boots for children."

    * A quote from one of the independent evaluators in his analysis of the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots.


    No matter which way the wind may blow in buying trends, skiing isn't a recreational sport which a child will cease in a prompt manner. The years of use and enjoyment on the slopes will incur enormous costs for replacement of ski boots for a child each year. The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots cut that expenditure and time lost and replace it with more money and time to enjoy a greater abundance of visits to your favorite ski lodge or resort each year.

    IDEA Children’s Ski Boots Are Eco-Friendly?

    According to the ski professionals we interviewed and other qualified sources, children get an average of three seasons out of one pair of boots on the average. When you consider that, and then the fact that the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots reduce the number of pairs of the ski boots which are generally discarded when a child grows out of them, what you have is an Eco-friendly product.

    To fully grasp the immensity of the positive contribution the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots provide in regard to ecology, why not take a wild guess of how many pairs of children's ski boots are discarded in a one year period across the globe as children grow out of them.

    Good Boot Construction and Competitive Price = Good Value and Investment

    According to Roces staff, "The boot’s construction makes it very safe and the competitive price makes it an extremely good investment. The IDEA boot is becoming popular in ski rental shops by allowing retailers to carry fewer boots, freeing up space for other items. The boot is also helpful in satisfying customer’s requests with exceptional comfort, performance and quality construction. The distinctive aspects of the IDEA boot help save resorts and rental shops money and resources."

    Roces, is based in Italy, and is a widely recognized worldwide leader in the design and production of in-line and ice skates. They have applied their knowledge, technology and expertise from their past successes in the creation and design of the IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots exclusively for children.

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    Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
    Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.
    The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by top credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.
     

    Orthotic Research Specialist, MD,PhD
    Director of Pediatric Orthotic Research and Development

    "The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots are not just another slipshod design which paints a false illusion of quality and functionality at a low price. These ski-boots could very well have created an entirely new segment in sales of ski boots for children with the highest level of quality and innovative design.
    "

    "There is nothing more pleasant to the mind for a person such as myself, than to see a structural design which speaks of quality at first glance such as the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots. With their meeting the highest level of orthotic standards in ski-boots for children, there is virtually no risk of weakening of the spine in any manner from repetitive use of these ski-boots."


    "Even though it is adjustable, the form of the boots is such that any potential pinching, bruising, or other discomforts are virtually non-existent. A child's circulation in their feet will remain steady and nothing but the strongest support is provided at all primary points of concern."

    "The primary feature of the IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots is that they adjust with the growth of what is considered an "average" child’s foot from around toddler age to adolescence, (depending on height, weight, and bone structure of a child.)

    Parents can rest assured that these ski-boots will not influence the creation of any damage to their children's feet, legs, or spine which will be carried on into their adult life. They provide the support that is needed in all appropriate places to make the child's skiing experience a pleasant one, yet doing so at a competitive price."


    Ski Boots Design Engineer BS, PhD
    Director of Product Research and Development

    "The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots Shoe were the first and are still the favorite ever designed when it comes to adjustable ski boots for kids.  Since its first introduction to the U.S. market in 1998, the IDEA ski boot has solved ski industry issues and concerns with kid's ski boots."

    "There is no other product on the market like the IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boot. The boot adjusts to accommodate for the growth of a child’s foot from roughly 2 years of age to adolescence.  The design of the boots represents simplicity to the finest degree."

    "Adjusting the boots can be done in 3 simple as well as easy steps that don't require a rocket scientist to figure them out.  You open the buckle, select the specific size setting that fits best and close buckle." 

    "The IDEA ski boot allows for adjustments of length, width and even the cuff height to create the maximum level of comfort for young skiers as well as a safer skiing experience. This helps define what makes the IDEA ski boots so unique."

    "What many consumers are not aware of is that each ski boot manufacturer sizes its children's ski boots slightly differently. This can result in the creation of painful blisters from use of the boots and this is just the start.  Repetitive use in skiing will incur a domino effect process of progressive damage to the spine and other lower extremities. The IDEA ski boot resolves this problem."

    "When you consider the extended use capability, the increase in the level of safety and the superior quality design of the IDEA ski boots, it's plain to see that they are by far the most suitable ski boots to buy for children.  They can be used not only for one child, but siblings to follow later as well."


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



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

    The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Adjustable Children's Ski Boots provided an unusual experience for our staff and volunteers across the pond in reference to our consumer "hands-on" product evaluation process. As the title of this section implies, this was more of a "Feet-on" product evaluation process with the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots. Plenty of snow and cold to go with it, it made this consumers hands-on evaluation quite unique from most.
    Image of Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots.  
    "The adjustable ski boots were simply splendid. Thank you for the opportunity for my son to enjoy such a wonderful product."

    *  A quote from a mom whose son got to try out the blue Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots




    There were plenty of challenges to embrace for this event, getting a location and participants for the event itself was easy.  The more difficult part was to how to get a ski professional out there to assist our staff and volunteers in this segment of our evaluation of the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots. Despite the challenges, they still managed to get everything put together.

    The young who lady who assisted our staff managed to convince our first little girl to participate in our evaluation of the ski boots. The little girl wasn't big on being photographed or being on skis with her Mom watching.  Although she was frowning much of her time on the skis, she still made it clear the experience was "...fun, and my mommy really liked the pretty boots."

    When our consumer segment was completed, it was quite enjoyable to see so much positive feedback from the people at the resort and surrounding areas in their feedback forms. All of the families who participated enabled our staff to get a good sampling of valuable feedback from the kids and parents. 

    Our child psychologist was assisting our team again and delivered a "brilliant" report which was a valuable asset to assist us here in the States in this segment of our evaluation.  In her report she made a very good point of how the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots can contribute extensively to a child's critical skill development as well as primary motor skills.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and other peripheral information, it was so simple to establish that the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots passed this segment of our evaluation quite comfortably.
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    Evaluation Category Rating Scores and Summary
    A sampling of the evaluation category rating scores from the product review itself.
    There are a total of 357 evaluation categories in our entire evaluation process.
    (Not all categories apply to any one product or service under evaluation.)


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

    Cost benefit these days, whether a corporate buyer or consumer, the rules still remain the same. A buyer must be a bit miserly and has the task of establishing a judgment of the cost benefit in buying a product. Just as with other products in the past, it comes down to two questions: "What do I get for the price I am paying?" and "Is the product worth the price?"  The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots were a shoe-in for this category.

    What you have here is a superior ski boot concept that rivals everything else out there! Best of all, it is sold at a price which is literally a "given" as far as appeal and popularity.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for COST BENEFIT




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

    The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots were put through a number of repetitive tests to push the limits of durability for the clips, boot material, and foundation, yet they still held up with no real visible signs of wear and tear. According to the Orthotic Research Specialist, the material used was designed to last for the full term of use, yet still provide a contribution to being Eco-conscious.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots had what it took to manage a perfect score of [5] stars for DURABILITY.





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

    There is not the slightest hint of question in regard to The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots innovation level in this category. The concept of the design and function of  the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots is nothing short of impressive. Original in design and delivering a positive influence in regard to Eco-conscious concerns with expandability for longer term usage for a child, this is true innovation at work.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for INNOVATION LEVEL






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

    The marketing value of  the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots is an undeniable point of perfection. The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots promise a very strong potential in sales with the innovative design and visual appeal as well as expandable ski boots for children.

    The potential sales markets are more of a specialty in a sense, due to the nature of use for which they were designed. With an excellent MSRP, and a WOW!Factor™ that captures the eyes of every child who see them. The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots have easily proven they capture the attention of kids and adults alike.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots pulled its weight all the way to an almost perfect score of [5] stars for MARKETING VALUE.






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

    According to the "Orthotic Research Specialist", The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots are not just another slipshod design which paints a false illusion of quality and functionality at a low price. These ski-boots could very well have created an entirely new segment in sales of ski boots for children with the highest level of quality and innovative design." 

    As you can obviously see, the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots excelled so dramatically in regard to ORTHOTIC QUALITY.  Innovative design and quality that wowed us all in our evaluation process with the product.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots screamed in the gates with a perfect score of [5] stars for ORTHOTIC QUALITY.






    WOW!Factor™: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 5 gold  stars4.

    WOW! is the name of the game in this category! In every evaluation environment, The Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots were a "must-have" product that parents were prompt to inquire where they could buy a pair for their child or children. From the very first moment that everyone, including consumers and retail sporting goods store managers saw the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots, the first word out of their mouths was "WOW!"

    Although there was plenty of "WOW!" in the evaluation process, it was short lived and replaced by a more serious analysis of the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots.  It appears that with products such as this, the focus is more on the design and functionality.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was determined that the Roces IDEA 6-in-1 Kids Adjustable Ski Boots fell short of a perfect score by half a point, yet achieved an incredible [4.5] stars for WOW!Factor™.
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    EVALUATION RESULTS
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