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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:   74020090810‑350
    Induction Date:   August 10, 2009

     Product:   The Eyes Have It With artsee smartsee
    MSRP:   $15.00 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.artseesmartsee.com
    Rating: 

    The Eyes Have It With artsee smartsee

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher | The Toy Man® - Product Evaluation Specialist
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  08/10/2009

    This may seem like a wannabe comedy comment, but the facts say it all. The eyes have it with artsee smartsee and its cavalcade of sound, classical music, geometric shapes and basic colors all combined into one incredible experience!




    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Educational DVD 2009 Consumer/Education Infant to adult Female/Male


    Content Quality Critical Skill Development Educational Value Marketability Response Level Visual Appeal
    5 5 4 5 5 5

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

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

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


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    CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
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    ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious
    (Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)



    CPSIATUVEU
    Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 
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    LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
    (Not Applicable)  (Not Applicable)
    BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
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    Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
    (Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)
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    Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
    U.S.A. CAUTION: Can be addictive!

     

    Shapes, Color, and Classical Music

    The folks who produced artsee smartsee left no stone unturned in their design of this DVD which is a radical shift from what some may consider "the norm" with the delivery of a DVD which despite its design being targeted for infants and toddlers, in actuality it has proven it is for all age groups. artsee smartsee is well beyond captivating...it's literally addictive!

    How would I best describe it? Well, the eyes have it with the artsee smartsee DVD and its cavalcade of spoken word, classical music, animated geometric shapes and basic colors which children from infancy to toddler age are in recognition of, all combined into one incredible experience! Created 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.

    There are three main options from which to choose from on the DVD menu, plus a chapter selection option to select a specific chapter to listen/view. They are "Play Animation", "Animation and Vocabulary", "Vocabulary Lesson", and "Chapter Selection". In the space to follow you will find a brief description of what each option the first three options are about.

    Play Animation

    The Play Animation provides a combination of classical music, geometric shapes and primary colors. The intro starts with a fast moving classical music piece with black and whites squares progressing into triangles, and so on, forming and disappearing in a vast variety of manners. The movements of the objects are in sync with the music being played, encouraging concurrent coordination of visual and thinking processes.

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    As each chapter of music, objects, and animations continues its procession to the next chapter to follow, whether infant or adult, the combination of animation and sound is literally mesmerizing.

    One of the key underlying features that creates the educational value of the artsee smartsee DVD is the focus on the primary colors, black, white, grey, blue, red, and yellow. Unlike adult eyes which can distinguish between a literally boundless number of different shades of light and color, an infant's eyes can only detect large contrasts between light and dark, or black and white.

    Research has found that newborn’s eyes register contrasting color such as white, black and red the best. As they become toddlers, the color range increases with their development. This is the reasoning for the animations starting out with black and white checkered squares and rectangular shapes, slowly progressing into a larger variety of primary colors and shapes. With artsee smartsee's shape animation, infants' perception of unity and form is stimulated dramatically with a progressive development of their object perception skills.

    * Johnson, S. P., Cohen, L. B., Marks, K. H., & Johnson, K. L. (In press). Young infants' perception of unity in rotation displays. Infancy.



    Animation and Vocabulary | Vocabulary

    The next two options on the DVD menu are "Animation and Vocabulary" and "Vocabulary". The only difference is that "Animation and Vocabulary" shows the same animated shape/music chapters, then artsee smartsee transitions into a 12-minute vocabulary section where 50 objects appear and transition from black-and-white shapes to contour line drawings, then to full color. With the "Vocabulary" option alone, an infant, child, or adult experiences only the 12-minute vocabulary section.

    With the "Vocabulary" visual and audible experience, as each object or animal is introduced, you hear the identifying name of the object or animal. It appears first as a black and white shape, evolving into a contour line drawing. The image remains in a static form then eventually transitions into the either the actual object/animal, or a detailed and life-like simulation of same. In addition, you now have a background and foundation which creates an illusion of a real-life environment having gone from two-dimensional perception to the inflection of a three-dimensional environment.

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    The Vocabulary section offers six different languages to choose from: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese and Russian. As each object appears, a word is spoken which represents the object which is being displayed, (ie; car, butterfly, camera, etc.) The words are spoken in the specific language which has been selected. This is an excellent tool for infant object perception and segregation. This is vital in critical skill development.

    * Cohen, L. B. & Cashon, C. H. (2001). Infant object segregation implies information integration. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 78,75-83.

    Chapter Selection

    The final option on the DVD is "Chapter Selection
    Independent Evaluator Reports

    Obtaining An Independent Perspective...

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

    Our professional and independent evaluators have formed their own opinions from extensive analysis and produced detailed, in-depth reports connected with their study and evaluation of artsee smartsee. The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from those same reports which have been paraphrased in order to encapsulate the primary points being conveyed in each report. This approach provides completely independent perspectives in the evaluation of artsee smartsee.


    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.



    Professor of Educational Studies, Ed.

    "There is nothing so invigorating as a challenging task which requires us to evaluate or develop a qualified study. This artsee smartsee DVD holds within it, a compilation of the most creative composition which satisfies that incessant need for challenge of our intellectual skills. With artsee smartsee we are presented with the task of providing an in-depth assessment of not just a single primary line of creative thought, but rather a multitude of interpretations of both visual and audible media.

    For two individuals to 'create' not just an intense collection of media which serves as a venue to stimulate and educate, you have a masterpiece of creative intellectual talent which represents what many would assume as an impossible merger. This merger is one of educational value which takes the intellectual talents of multiple geniuses, multiple forms of stimulating media, timeless and proven influential media content and pools them together seamlessly.

    This same pooling of content has created an alluring collection of experiences which is literally almost impossible to resist. Although it is designed for infant to toddler age individuals for skill development, the artsee smartsee DVD has broken the barriers and spreads to almost every individual willing to partake of the experience.

    Every participant in my study of artsee smartsee whether infant or adult, demonstrated a virtual need to have more of the experience with the artsee smartsee DVD. A substantial change in behavioral patterns with all individuals was clearly noted, primarily in the 3 month to 11 month old infants used in the study. artsee smartsee encourages movement in an infant and stimulates cognitive and critical skill development, although realistically, a much longer period would be needed to establish a well documented measure of improvement levels and behavioral response.

    artsee smartsee appears to provide a strong contribution to visual perception and acuity. From an educational standpoint, artsee smartsee serves as an excellent vehicle to improve memory retention and expressive thought. As far as cognitive and critical skill development are concerned, artsee smartsee couldn't be a more perfect match to ensure maximum level of development at an accelerated rate.




    ECD Learning Specialist and Behavioral Psychology Analyst

    We have taken a different approach with this portion of our independent evaluators reports by calling in a third independent evaluator to get a fuller and wider range of perspective in their interpretation of the study of artsee smartsee. The excerpts from both evaluators have been combined together in the same section with no definition of which quotes are from which evaluator.

    "artsee smartsee is in my personal opinion one of the most dynamic and innovative concepts I have ever seen in a DVD product for infants and toddlers. Whether a child is special needs or general ed in their specific developmental needs, the DVD provides all of the proper elements needed to stimulate creative thinking and take the imagination of an infant or toddler to levels never before imagined.

    In my study of the DVD I found my own self playing the DVD repeatedly without even thinking about it. Such subtlety in the way the content of the DVD establishes a direct virtual link to the mind of a infant or other individual has such an impressive demonstration of its functionality. Most important of all, it dispenses the perfect form of stimulation to educate, develop, and enhance the current state of an infant's skill levels and so many other aspects of their personal selves."

    "The DVD was carefully designed with an excellent balance of content and learning with a no-fail concept. The DVD evokes a masterful manipulation of emotion, and stimulation where it it has the most productive results. No matter who the infant is, there still remains no failure in productive results in an individual. The age group for which this DVD has been designed is one in which critical, cognitive, and motor skill development is of the highest priority.

    artsee smartsee develops a strong influence in positive psychological impression. In conclusion of my report I will state that artsee smartsee represents a developmental stimulation which carries after-effects which are dominant and useful for any infant or toddler in the age group from which it was designed. artsee smnartsee is a true vision of productive benefit for infants, toddlers and people of all ages brought to reality whether intentionally or not.
    "




    Consumer Hands-On Evaluation

    Nothing is more powerful than hands-on experience by a consumer with a product when it is being evaluated. Based upon that fact we put every single product we evaluate at the mercy of consumers in a hands-on evaluation where anything goes. Shall we see how "artsee smartsee" was seen with consumers?

    artsee smartsee was part of a consumer hands-on evaluation performed in a busy public mall in the Los Angeles area, along with multiple other products. Having several products available for consumer evaluation all at once 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 but artsee smartsee took on the challenge with but a single copy of the DVD. I am sure you are eager to see the results from the consumers feedback of artsee smartsee.

    At the public mall where we brought artsee smartsee for evaluation, we were setup adjacent to what were probably the busiest entrance/exit doors to the mall. As soon as we had artsee smartsee on the 52" flat screen with the entertainment center showing the quality of sound it could produce, people going in and coming out of the mall began to stop and watch the entire DVD presentation!

    The point of all this is that after a while, people were literally blocking one of the entrance/exit doors due to their standing there watching artsee smartsee. We ended up having to re-position the screen so it was not causing a "potential fire issue" according to the mall management

    Several of the products we had available for consumer hands-on evaluation did quite well, but when it comes to visual appeal with products, artsee smartsee stole the show! Whether people were actual participants in our product evaluation or just standing around outside our area to see and hear artsee smartsee, there were more people looking at artsee smartsee than any other product in the history of our labors.

    From the beginning to the end of both days we were there, we never had any lack of interest in the products we had available for evaluation, but artsee smartsee had the largest amount of response over any other product in our entire load we brought in. A rather humorous part of this is that even myself, I was so relaxed from the visual display and music from artsee smartsee that I was becoming lax in my duties to provide support for the participants who may have had questions and such.

    In reviewing the feedback forms which the participants filled out, we had an overwhelming number of feedback forms to have to go over; so many comments from so many people. artsee smartsee left a lasting impression with everyone there. It was so amazing to see so many people all speaking of how they were so relaxed by the music, even on gent who was dumbfounded by it because he doesn't care for classical style music in the slightest! Combining those responses with the actual video presentation, artsee smartsee passed this segment of our evaluation without even trying.

    A Sampling Of Category Ratings


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




    CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Rating Level - [5]

    The artsee smartsee DVD is an excellent learning tool for infants and toddlers that is like no other. It provides a substantial contribution to critical and cognitive skill development which literally boggles the mind. The artsee smartsee DVD has the necessary elements to stimulate critical skill development in a child in a such a subtle and steady manner. The more a child experiences the sound and visual display of the DVD, there is a consistent further advancement in the most important areas of developmental skills. The artsee smartsee DVD pulls a perfect score in this category.


    EDUCATIONAL VALUE: Rating Level - [4]

    In all consumer hands-on evaluation as well as in-house and independent evaluation, the artsee smartsee DVD was seen as a source of creative stimulation which envelopes a child's experience with it on every level imaginable. The only question that came into play is that when it comes to an infant or toddler, what is an accurate rating as far as an infant or toddler's productive educational results?

    The artsee smartsee DVD causes you to see the idea of educational value from an entirely new perspective. After discussion with our independent evaluators and in-house evaluators it was determined that the artsee smartsee DVD excels more in so many other area yet was not really designed for educational value. The focus is more towards developmental skills, not education.

    There are multiple perspectives with which to look at what is the definition of this DVD's contribution to educational value but the final decision caused the artsee smartsee DVD to fall short of a perfect score by a single point in this category.


    MARKETING VALUE: Rating Level - [5]

    The marketing value with the artsee smartsee DVD was simple and so obvious to determine. As stated in another category evaluation, this DVD is so unique it is in a class all its own! To see such a dramatic response level generated from such a mass of people in such a short period of time just goes to validate the full measure of the marketing value which the artsee smartsee DVD possesses. The artsee smartsee DVD pulls the maximum score available in this category.


    RESPONSE LEVEL: Rating Level - [5]

    The response level with the artsee smartsee DVD is well beyond anyone's expectation or measure! The smoothly structured combination of content assures a steady flow of interest from a child. The response level in all hands-on evaluations by children and family members were well beyond the norm and constant. Infants were literally engrossed in the imagery and sound along with their parents or other family members. As the DVD progressed from one chapter to the next, the infants and toddlers were completely enthralled. The artsee smartsee DVD pulls a perfect score in this category.


    VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [5]

    The visual appeal for the artsee smartsee DVD is literally beyond measure! The DVD packaging was well above average while the content of the DVD itself was over the top in quality and visual appeal which draws an infant or toddler in with a comfort and captivation almost as strong as the comfort of being in their mothers arms.

    The diverse variety of objects and colors from each chapter featured in the DVD were instrumental in keeping a child's attention and created a very visually appealing environment. Combining the visual appeal of the packaging and content, the artsee smartsee DVD was clearly a cut above the rest of its competitors and pulls a perfect score in this category.

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