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  • Game Reviews

    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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

    Board Games
    Triviathon

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

    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Family
    CampAntics

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

    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

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

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Smash or Trash

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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

    Board Games
    Triviathon

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

    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Family
    CampAntics

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

    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

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

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Smash or Trash

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Clothing
    Neff Fold Heather Beanie

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

    Infant Bedding
    Puckababy New Born

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

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

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

    Neonatal Pediatric Products
    The Zaky(R)

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

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

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

    Swiggies

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

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

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

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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

    Activity Mats
    Lay-N-Go Activity Mats

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

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

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

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

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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

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

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

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

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

    Developmental Play Equipment
    First Toddle®

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

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

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

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

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

    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

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

    Gifts / Novelty
    HABA Biofino Venezia Ice Cream Cones

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

    Infant / Toddler Accessoiries
    Constructive Eating Plate

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

    Infant Bed & Bathtime
    Palm-Palms Baby Bath Grips

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

    Infant Feeding & Nursing
    Wupzey High Chair Food Catcher

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

    Balboa Baby Nursing Cover

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

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    Snack & Play Travel Tray 2.0

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

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

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

    Prenatal Education
    The BabyPlus Prenatal Education System

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

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

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

    Toddler Toys & Accessories
    Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet

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

  • Books+ Reviews

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


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    Animals - Stuffed
    My Cow Moo Cowbination Set

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

    Books - Infant Skill Development
    eye games for baby

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

    braininsights - Help me Thrive While I'm Five

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

    brain insights - Fun While I'm One

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

    braininsights - Love Your Baby

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

    braininsights - More to Do While I'm Two

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

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

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

    Books - Word / Picture / Story
    Sabu & Me

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

    Educational DVD
    ArtObet: A Magical Adventure of Artists!

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

    Early Lingo Colors and Shapes in The Park - Chinese

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

    Arthouse - Volume 1: Basic Shapes and Animals

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

    Young Minds - Numbers and Counting DVD

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

    The Eyes Have It With artsee smartsee

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

    Numbers and Counting At The Farm - French Edition

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

    Educational Products
    Sight Words Bundle Pack

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

    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

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

    Felt Board Stories / Characters
    Felt Tales Dinosaur Days

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

    Online Learning Services
    Elephango Online Learning

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

    Plush Animals
    The WorryWoo Monsters

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

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

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

    Trading Cards With Online Virtual World
    Bella Sara Trading Cards

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

  • Street, Surf and Turf Reviews

    Street, Surf and Turf



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

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

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

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

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

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

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

  • Sports and Fitness and Literature Reviews

    Sports and Fitness and Literature


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

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

    Educational Toys
    The Spooner

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

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

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

    Swiggies

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

  • Video Game Systems and More Reviews

    Video Game Systems and More


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    Video Game Consoles - Nintendo
    Nintendo Switch

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

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

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

    PS4 Console - Got Game?

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

    Video Game Consoles - Xbox
    Xbox One X Fallout 76 Bundle

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

    Video Games
    Resident Evil 2

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

    Call of Duty - Black Ops

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

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Nintendo Switch

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

    Spider Man

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

  • New iPhone & Android Reviews

    New iPhone & Android Products/Apps & Accessories


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    Android Phones
    LG V40 ThinQ - Aurora Black

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

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    Apple iPhone XS MAX 256GB

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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020090615‑328
    Induction Date:   June 15, 2009
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   Smash or Trash
    MSRP:   $29.99 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.funqgames.com
    Rating: 

    Smash or Trash

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - "The Toy Man" | Product Evaluation Specialist
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  06/15/2009

    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 tapping into your creative skills that you may not even realize you have!




    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Games - Board / Tabletop 2009 Consumer 8 and Up Female/Male


    Critical Skills Development Educational Value FunFactor™ Innovation Level Marketability Visual Appeal
    5 5 5 4 5 4

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

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

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



    Critical Evaluation Information

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    UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
    8 95261 00200 5  FQG00200 Labeled/Appropriate



    Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
    ChinaCAUTION: This game causes massive levels of laughter!

     

    Smash or Trash Is a Smash!

    After completion of our evaluation it was easy to see that Smash or Trash was an absolute smash in itself. It has been quite some time since we have seen such intensity in a game as Smash or Trash develops from game play. This game get the competitive juices flowing and creative skills as well. The words provided by the creators of the game for us to understand what the game is all about truly define it...Smash or Trash is a game where players make up hysterical new lyrics to popular hit music! (...and we mean HYSTERICAL!)

    Although there is so much excitement and creative spirit stirred up with this game, the game play is still rather simple, yet educational. Every player will get both a Songs card and a Subject card at the beginning of each round. Players are then given time to write as many new lyrics as they like about the subject to the tune of one of the listed songs. The songs are performed and players vote for those they like best. Once all the rounds are completed the player with the most points wins.



    An AWESOME Experience!

    In my writing this portion of the summary I think of a comment from one of our staff's family members we pushed into playing Smash or Trash with us. When the entire experience was over, ( sometime after 2am in the morning ), I asked him what he thought about the game after having actually played it. His response was "It was an AWESOME experience! He emphasized the word awesome with the strongest level of emotional expression.

    From this point on, I will take a different path in my details about what makes Smash or Trash so great. It is already clearly established that the game has plenty of FunFactor™, but what about its contribution to critical/cognitive skill development, educational level, and so much more which has not yet been discussed?

    Well, in regard to critical/cognitive skill development, although a child of 8 years of age and those of greater age level generally have already completed development of their primary critical and cognitive skills, it doesn't end there. Development and improvement of these skills is a constant, a factor which must always be focused upon with a striving for improvement. Smash or Trash is a magnificent tool to help make it happen.

    To be given a card with the name of a tune and another with a specific subject with which you are expected to develop lyrics for is a challenge, a stimulation to critical skills of your body. Your critical/cognitive skills intertwine with your creative talent and so many other parts of you which define who you are and the skills you possess. In playing this game it is like anything else which provides a challenge to accomplish, learn it, repeat it, and improve upon it.

    For some people, in their minds creativity is not on their highest level of their skills, while for others, it may be an everyday thing. This game provides the tools and opportunity to improve upon your creativity and group social interaction no matter what level of creative or social-interactive skill you may think you have. Smash or Trash pinches you in the butt to get off it, think, and create!

    The best part of all is the level of comedy that is created from a group of people with all sorts of levels of skills and personality, all working for the same goal, to win. You can guarantee that it is a level playing field with this game. Everyone has to face the same challenge, never knowing what combination of cards may be drawn when it is their turn. In the experience I had personally with the game, we played for hours on end, never even thinking about the time. The more we played, the more the competitive spirit sprang up in all of us with some of us say "c'mon, just one more time!"


    Independent Evaluator Reports

    Obtaining An Independent Perspective...

    In this section we will cover the "Smash or Trash" from the perspectives of qualified individuals in the specific field associated with the product being evaluated. To accomplish this task we have called upon the assistance of two top level industry professionals who know their stuff and have the credentials to prove it.

    Our professional and independent evaluators have formed their own opinions from extensive analysis and produced detailed, in-depth reports connected with their study and evaluation of "Smash or Trash". The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from those same reports which have been paraphrased so that the information being conveyed by these professionals is more easily read. This approach provides a completely independent perspective in the evaluation of the "Smash or Trash".


    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.


    Curriculum Content Specialist / Board Game Evaluator

    Smash or Trash provides a more unique format of a game for me to evaluate, considering it is not a board game format as is generally submitted to me for my critique. I must say you folks have a skill for providing games for me to evaluate which separate themselves from the rest of the crowd of recreational game play creations. Smash or Trash is yet another one of these types of games, an activity game in this instance, which are invigorating to study and evaluate.

    As I have mentioned in my last report for you of a board game you submitted, I repeat my statement yet again as an affirmation of my position on it. Many of the games I see that are so popular these days, in reality have no redeeming qualities in purpose outside of lining the pocketbooks of their creators from the profits of the exaggerated retail price point. My position is clear and is unlikely to change unless there is a significant change in the development of games.

    Smash or Trash is an activity game which has a bountiful wealth of qualities and features which are most impressive and make it exciting to play, while at the same time helping those who play it learn and grow substantially on multiple levels both in skills and personal growth. In a sense it causes those with a groundhog personality to peek out of their inter-personal security holes and perhaps even venture out. Smash or Trash has my vote and approval as an activity game which meets my high standards of what I expect in an activity game design.



    Behavioral Analyst | Clinical Psychologist, PhD

    In my 'initial' observation of Smash or Trash I was not immediately impressed, it was what appeared to be yet another activity game with a new slant on an old and pre-established game conceptual design. At the same time I know that your people never submit just an 'average' game to be quantified. With this in mind I proceeded to give this game a more thorough and detailed examination to develop a report through results from an active play study as requested. My assumption of the quality of what you submitted proved to be a valid assumption with Smash or Trash.

    Active Play With Smash and Trash

    Nothing says it better than active play in determining the full value and potential of a game. For my evaluation of Smash or Trash, I created a study environment which would be most suitable for a careful study of the response levels and structure of the game through active play in my evaluation.

    For the full evaluation of Smash or Trash, the study environment was structured as follows;

    Test Group I: M/F 8 to 12 y.o.
    Test Group II; M/F 14 to 18 y.o.
    Test Group III; M/F 21 to 54 y.o.

    Each test group was instructed to play 5 games per session x 5 days for this segment of the study. At the end of the test group's assigned study period, each individual participating in the study was instructed to fill out a 5 page questionnaire which was designed to profile each participant's responses to the experience of having played the game. Upon completion of the questionnaire, the results were placed in the letter sized envelop which was on the table with each questionnaire, seal it, and deposit in the secured documents box at the front of the room.

    The following day all participants assembled together as one group in the classroom for a post study response forum. In this forum all participants were enabled to discuss their experience of playing Smash or Trash with all other participants. The participants were comparing their various experiences, learning how some participants developed strategies which they feel helped them get and edge on their game play. A special notation was made of how a sizable number of the participants were having discussion of the emotional and psychological which were garnered from playing Smash or Trash.

    At the closing of the forum, I submitted a question to the participants; 'What do you feel was the one factor of the game which would be most likely to be experienced by every participant in the study who played Smash or Trash?' After 15 minutes to discuss the question amongst themselves, an answer was agreed upon by the group as a whole. The response to my query was a unanimous opinion that every single participant wanted more time to play the game than the time which was allotted.

    What is the most thought-provoking consideration in the response to my query is that the participants established an unquestionable fact; Smash or Trash has the right combination of elements with which to make it irresistible. The first time someone plays Smash or Trash is more than likely not going to be their last.

    In my reviewing the videotapes from each of the groups playing the game for behavioral analysis study in my evaluation, it was quite evident of how dramatic changes occurred in each individual in a progressive manner with each time they played the game. The changes were subtle and not immediately evident yet when you view the progressive changes becoming more evident in each of the video tapes, validation of this was unquestionable. Playing Smash or Trash stimulates a strong level of improvement and growth in an individual. Smash or Trash passes my evaluation."




    Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

    Consumer feedback is like precious gold...literally invaluable. Honest feedback from hands-on evaluation of products we bring to a location or locations, assists us in seeing virtually all sides of the picture when it comes to product evaluation.

    For Smash or Trash we performed consumer hands-on evaluation in a busy public mall in the Los Angeles area, along with 23 other products. Having several products available for consumer evaluation all at once. This provides a more well balanced and unbiased evaluation of the products. Many of them had two or three copies available to provide a larger base of opportunity for consumer evaluation. I am sure you are eager to see the results from the consumers feedback of Smash or Trash so let's go!

    Smash or Trash was not one of the first and most popular products which consumers went to on the tables once we pulled the ropes to the evaluation tables area. The beauty of hands-on consumer evaluation is that what you see in the beginning of the evaluation more often than not does not define the results in the end. Smash or Trash proved this as fact without a doubt.

    The first challenge for Smash or Trash was if the game would draw enough people to sit down and take the time to play the game. Never did we imagine that within less than two hours, we would not just have 2 or three people playing Smash or Trash, but rather five to seven people! Smash or Trash got a buzz going with the game players that drew plenty of attention. That really shouldn't have been any surprise, after all, when there is plenty of FunFactor™ you know that hooping and hollering is soon to follow.

    Smash or Trash was a hit without a doubt. It was so popular that we had a couple ask to buy it from us. They told me personally that they had loads of board games and other game types in their house, playing games at the dining room table every evening after dinner. They even offered to have me visit their house if I didn't believe them...I took them up on their invitation.

    To my unexpected surprise when I entered the residence of this couple, I discovered they had a variety of furniture pieces with shelves neatly and orderly filled with boxes of games! I don't mean just ten or twenty games, I am talking so many boxes of games that it would take a good period of time to count them all! Now that is what I call a couple who take game play seriously.

    What this all boils down to is that Smash or Trash pulled through this segment of the evaluation with the highest of respect. This is a game which make a difference in those who take the challenge to play it, but you had better be careful, Smash or Trash is addictive.

    A Sampling Of Category Ratings


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



    CRITICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Rating Level - [5]

    When it comes to critical skills development, Smash or Trash proved its merit a thousand times over. The more the participants were playing the game, the greater the level of stimulation for critical skills development and overall thinking processes.

    Creative thought is yet another feature which plays into critical skill development and improvement. Creative thinking is a very strong component of this game. Having to take information from two separate cards which define the parameters of the theme of your lyrics you must write creates a very strong draw and development of creative thinking and skill development. Although critical skill development is already well established for the age group for which this game was designed, there is always a need for further stimulation and improvement. Smash or Trash contributes substantially in helping players develop and improve analytical processes, stimulating motor & cognitive skills, and improving thought process.



    EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Rating Level - [5]

    The educational value for Smash or Trash was an average score of "5" in this category. Smash or Trash is quite effective in development and improvement for a number of important developmental skills. The educational value category the scoring was the very best. The scoring for the educational value was reached primarily from the contribution to creative skill development and thought processes. Smash or Trash pulls a perfect score in this category.

    * Please note that our educational value guidelines are established from careful evaluation of multiple State and County standards required to be met for passing in a public school facility.



    FUNFACTOR™: Rating Level - [5]

    FunFactor™ proved to be a a simple task to establish without question. Smash or Trash is a game which is designed to be "fun" and delivers exactly what it was designed for. The level of excitement which eventually migrates from player to player proves the FunFactor™ is prevalent and there is plenty of it. Every participant who filled out our product evaluation forms was quite clear that the game was of the utmost level of fun.

    The level of FunFactor™ has been judged to meet the proper levels required for a perfect score. Combining the facts of every single participant demonstrating a very strong response level in the playing of the game, our videotape evaluation, and the feedback in our product evaluation feedback forms, it was easy to establish that Smash or Trash pulls a perfect score in this category.



    INNOVATION: Rating Level - [4]

    Determining the level of innovation in the design of the game was quite simple with Smash or Trash. Smash or Trash is of the highest quality in many categories yet falls short just a small pinch in this category.

    Smash or Trash is quite exciting, fun and so much more, yet it is is similar enough to other games currently available to drop a single digit in this category scoring. The innovative concept of the game is unquestionably there yet just not enough to have a perfect score in this category. Smash or Trash pulls a score of "4" in this category, well above average in the level of innovative design.



    MARKETING VALUE: Rating Level - [5]

    The marketing value of Smash or Trash was another tough one to determine. It is well designed and has an excellent price point. The FunFactor™ of the game was over the top. In almost every evaluation category, Smash or Trash pulls a perfect score. The level of popularity was all too apparent from our video tapes, feedback forms, and our own visual impression.

    Smash or Trash holds a very high potential in sales. When you combine all of the scores from all of the categories we use to determine the final averaged scoring, Smash or Trash has a much higher probability of sales than many other games. What you have here is a game which is most unique and innovative, and pulling a perfect score in this category.



    VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [4]

    When it comes to visual appeal, Smash or Trash pulls a score well above average in this category. The game box design is rather...different. It draws your attention without a doubt yet just not enough for everyone to grasp the full value of what the game is all about.

    The Smash or Trash game pieces are well above average in visual appeal, especially the game cards, easy to read, bright and crisp in color. The instructions alone are a small bit lacking in visual appeal yet once again are easy to read. The game is still an outstanding game overall, yet Smash or Trash pulls a score one digit short of perfect in this category.

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