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  • Game Reviews

    New Board Games, Skill Builders,Puzzles, and Accessories


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

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

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

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

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

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

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

    Triviathon

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

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

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Reverse Charades

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

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

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

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

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

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

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

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

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

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

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

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

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

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

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

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

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

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

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

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

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

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

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Appletters

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

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

    Smash or Trash

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

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

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

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

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

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

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

    Strategy Games
    Diception

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

  • Toy Reviews

    New Toys & Specialty


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

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

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

    Animal Toys
    WonderElla

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

    Board Games
    Po-Rum-Bo Card Matching Board Game

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

    Perfect Stride

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

    LiEBRARY - The Game Where the First Line Speaks Volumes

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

    Triviathon

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

    Board Games - Adult Level
    Yamodo! Party Time

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

    Board Games - Ethical Values
    CampAntics

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

    Board Games - Family
    Road Trip - A Timeless Family Game

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

    Reverse Charades

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

    Wits and Wagers - Family Edition

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

    Wackelkuh - Wiggling Cow Board Game

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

    Flip2BFit - Fitness In A Box

    Board Games - Intellectual Development
    Outside The Box

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

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

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

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

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

    Card Game
    Zombie Ninja Pirates

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

    Card Games
    Befuzzled - A Fun Q Games Product

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

    Card Games - Educational
    Jukem Football Card Game

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

    Card Games - Recreational Play
    Knock Down, Drag Out

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

    Card Games - Sports Related
    Third and Long

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

    CD/DVD Games - Elementary
    Roman Town

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

    Computer Software - Educational
    ItzaBitza (for Mac)

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

    Educational Games - Board / Tabletop
    National Finger Football - Alabama

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

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

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

    BANANAGRAMS

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

    Appletters

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

    Games - Board / Tabletop
    Chess3 [ Chess Cubed ]

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

    Smash or Trash

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

    Comet® - Family and Bible Educational Board Games

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

    Games - Card
    Triplica

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

    Games - Group Interactive
    Telegruv - The Dance Telephone Game

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

    Games - Novelty
    Codigo Cube

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

    Games - Strategy
    Jishaku

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

    New Inductees
    You've Been Sentenced Word Game

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

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

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

    Strategy Games
    Diception

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

  • Apparel Reviews

    New Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories


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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Infant Accessories & Toys
    Snazzy Baby Knee Pads

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

    Infant Travel Products & Accessories
    BambinOz PortaChair

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

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

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

    Sporting Goods - Activities, Equipment, Toys
    Swiggies

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

  • Home Reviews

    New Home Furnishings and Accessories

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    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
    The Learning Tower

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

  • Infant & Juvenile Reviews

    New Infant & Juvenile


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

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

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

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

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

    Arts & Crafts, Kits & Supplies
    TeeJuice - Fabric Markers

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

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

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

    Coddlelife Laboratory Grade Glass Bottle

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

    Baby Accessories
    Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

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

    Baby Gear
    BabySmart Cooshee Hybak

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

    Bicycles, Tricycles & Accessories
    FirstBIKE Balance Training Bikes

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

    Kinderfeets Wooden Balance Bikes

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

    Creative Play Products
    Constructive Eating Garden Fairy Combo

    A child

    Developmental Play Equipment
    Oshi mat

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

    First Toddle®

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

    Dolls - Posable
    Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

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

    Educational Products
    Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

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

    Feeding & Nursing
    Bambinoz Instant Bottle Warmer Pack

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

    Feeding Sets
    Constructive Eating - Set of Three Eating Utensils

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

    Furniture & Accessories, Juvenile
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    Induction Certificate Number:   74020120908‑602
    Induction Date:   September 08, 2012
    Certificate License Status:   Active

     Product:   The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1
    MSRP:   $8.95 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.monkeyingaround.com/
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    The Greatest Dot to Dot Adventure - Book 1

    by:  Emalie Hastings - Press Coordinator / Associate Editor
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  09/07/2012

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

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    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Puzzles / Brainteasers 2012 Consumer/Education 8-108 years Female/Male




    Content Quality Critical Skill Development Design Quality Educational Value Marketing Value Visual Appeal
    5 5 5 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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    About Our New Inductee
    A quick yet informative glance at what this New Inductee is all about.

    In order to grasp the full value of a Dot-to-Dot activity book such as this, you first need to understand what a Dot-to-Dot puzzle is.  A Dot-to-Dot or "Connect the dots" puzzle/activity contains a sequence of numbered dots. When a line is drawn connecting the dots, the outline of an object is revealed. Now that you understand that, you can appreciate the masterful work in The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 all the more.



    Where others have turned off the tap on their creative skills after a successful product series, not so with David Kalvitis, the author of the award winning Greatest Dot-to-Dot series.  Turn off the tap?  Heaven's no! Where others quit, he just tapped into a bigger pipeline to his creative skill and turned the tap on full.

    * In the image below, you have numbers and "stars" to connect.  Stop at each star in the progressive numbers then skip to the next number and start again.
    An image of page #43 in The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1, partially completed for illustrative purposes.

    "We were all so excited to connect all the dots on each page to see what the object would be when the puzzle was completed.  We never imagined the fun in working together to complete many of the pages."


    * A quote from a mom at one of The Toy Man® Product Guide consumer hands-on evaluation events where this New Inductee was featured.

     
    How would we best describe what The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 is all about? The folks at Monkeying Around already did it for us and so perfectly at that!

    "The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure, (the 17th book in the Greatest Dot-to-Dot series) by David Kalvitis, carries on his tradition of skillfully utilizing dots to create the most amazingly complex and artistic dot-to-dot puzzles to ever hit the market."

    "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 'Everest of Connect-the-Dots', a four page foldout puzzle comprised of a record breaking 2,600 dots."


    Amazingly enough, this is just the start!  I invite you to come along with our team to the next section to learn even more exciting details.  Discover why we see this Dot-to-Dot puzzle book to be setting the bar for others to try and reach.
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    Additional Details and Perspectives
    More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

    Previous Greatest Dot-to-Dot Super Challenge Books versions have been quite the superlative item of entertainment, skill development, and challenge. The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 is a culmination of everything learned from the responses of consumers and other sources of independent feedback and suggestion...and more.

    With The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 you are setting out an entirely new journey. With most other Dot-to-Dot puzzle books you can select any page at random to work with.  David Kalvitas has re-invented Dot-to-Dot puzzle books with a different approach of your needing to start at page one and work through each page consecutively.

    The twist to the progress of working through each puzzle page is that you gain clues with the successful completion of each page in succession. These clues are necessary to solve the mystery awaiting you in pages that are soon to follow. Your are welcome to try and complete pages at random, but no clues equates to no completion of a puzzle.


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    "I have to say that I wasn't able to use that amazing connect the dots book because upon arriving at my parents house, we were visited by a family with an autistic son. I showed it to him and he was amazed with it so I let him have it. I am excited to see what the book looks like when he gets done with it and I might have to just buy one myself to try it too."

    * A quote from one our consumer hands-on evaluation participants who received a copy of the book for his feedback from the event..


    As you will soon see in some of the paraphrased excerpts from our independent evaluator's reports, as each puzzle page is completed, an ever-developing storyline begins to become more evident subtly merged within the "...progressive numerical and shape sequence sets which have never before been presented."

    Other companies may be able to create knock-offs of the creative concepts so perfectly infused within the progressive structure of the puzzles in this book, yet nothing is like the real deal.  David Kalvitas, the masterful creator of this book and all other Greatest Dot-to-Dot puzzle books, has his own unique signature of design and quality that makes buyers continue to keep wanting to come back for more.
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    Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
    Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.
    The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by top credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.
    * These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both, in order to encapsulate the primary details conveyed in each of the evaluation reports in a brief summary form.

    Clinical / Cognitive Psychologist, PhD
    Director of Cognitive Learning Research and Development

    "The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure is a precedent for absolute progressive cognitive development. Each page has been carefully plotted and sequenced to be the causation for *dynamic cognizance. The simultaneous yet subtle integration of the storyline and analytic functions to solve each puzzle in sequential order supports ever evolving learning potential."

    "With the completion of each puzzle page, further advancement in the development of logical thinking and reasoning is established. In the beginning, the dynamic cognizance is like that of an infant as they realize the successful completion of their very first step." 

    "As each new puzzle page is completed, a continuity in the developing story line is recognized and the necessity for processing of more complex functions can be introduced. Dynamic cognizance is greater, making use of a more structured analytical logic method."

    "Upon completion of the entire book, there is significant modification of cognitive development  with transformation of cognitive potentialities stimulating further evolution of reasoning abilities in a learning environment."


    * Dynamic Cognizance - Energized or highly stimulated awareness/intelligence/knowledge


    Mathematician, Ph.D, M.S., B.S.
    Professor of Mathematical Physics and Dynamical Progression Research

    "The previous book series was a combination of complex dot-to-dot designs skillfully laid out to provide a representation of a given shape upon completion. This new 'Adventure Book' blazes entirely new trails of discovery and learning development while still retaining many of the features responsible for the enormous success of the previously released series."

    "Each page of 'The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure
    - Book 1' stimulates complex thought processes to establish and understand sequential mathematical progression.  We are not speaking of just numbers and number sets, but unique icons and shapes as well.  Completion of the assigned task without error on each page provides 'secret clues to discover new species of dots and spectacular views' in later pages."

    'The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1' stimulates a preferential learning process in progressive numerical and shape sequence sets which have never before been presented. It has a hybrid functionality which will allow it to be adaptable for home or educational institution use. "


    "'The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1' has an added feature that is literal eye candy to a mathematician.  The new Adventure Book contains two triple page foldouts, and one 'jaw dropping' four page foldout with well over 2,600 dots. The value of such a contribution that re-awakens challenge and curiosity to complete is immeasurable."


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



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

    Whether at a Disney resort park, a public mall, or even in other countries, The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 pulled the #1 spot and made our consumer hands-on evaluation events quite the place to be. Who would have imagined that giving out copies of some of the pages for people to work on while in line for a ride, sitting in a Food Court or designated area for our event, or even on a train could create so many smiles?

    Whether young or old, big or tall, The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 managed to bring people together and create a line of communication where there was none before. That's not even counting the massive volume of happy faces and giggling that came as a fringe benefit.
    Image of our oops message.

    "Tackling the multi-page foldouts of the book seemed so trivial despite how daunting the idea seemed to be.  The earlier pages were like a preparation to complete the big one with confidence of success."


    *  A group of folks from the Sankofa Academy International school in Brooklyn, NY participating in one of The Toy Man® Product Guide consumer hands-on evaluation events. (Many of The Greatest Dot-to-Dot series puzzle activities books were featured here)

     



    When our consumer hands-on events were completed, according to the info provided on the feedback forms, it seemd as though The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 was a new addicition, a healthy one that people just couldn't seem to resist.  All of the families who participated enabled our staff to get a good sampling of valuable feedback from the kids and parents

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and other peripheral information, we all agreed that the The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure pooled one of the strongest levels of approval and praise. This ensured the The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure passing this segment of our evaluation.
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    Evaluation Category Rating Scores and Summary
    A sampling of the evaluation category rating scores from the product review itself.
    There are a total of 357 evaluation categories in our entire evaluation process.
    (Not all categories apply to any one product or service under evaluation.)


    CRITICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 contributes substantially to CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT for any individual experiencing the challenge the book provides.  One of our independent evaluators stated it so eloquently how this book has such a great impact and contribution to critical skill development; "As far as cognitive and critical skill development are concerned, extended use of the book assures a well marked level of cognitive skill development and improvement, especially useful in an educational environment.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was determined that although The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 contributed so successfully to CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT, the final rating scores were lacking of a perfect rating score by 1/2 a point.  TheThe Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 achieved a very high ratings score of [5] stars for CRITICAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT




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

    CONTENT QUALITY was easy to identify with The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1. Each page of the book provides its own unique numerical-dot design structure with a significant level of intrigue, drawing a person to continue from start to finish.  The content is so great that the classic dot-to-dot books from the past literally pale in comparison.  In the final steps of evaluation for this category to establish an accurate rating score, The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1  

    After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of [5] stars for DESIGN QUALITY.





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    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 served as a vehicle for our staff to see an entirely new dimension in our thinking processes and approach to determining the DESIGN QUALITY rating score.  One of our independent evaluators, made some very valuable statements that validate the value of this book for retailers and consumers alike;

    "The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure is a precedent for absolute progressive cognitive development. Each page has been carefully plotted and sequenced to be the causation for dynamic cognizance. The simultaneous yet subtle integration of the storyline and analytic functions to solve each puzzle in sequential order supports ever evolving learning potential."

    After reviewing all feedback forms, independent lab test sheets, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 succeeded in acquiring a perfect rating score of  [5] stars for DESIGN QUALITY.





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    The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 unquestionably took the brass ring when it comes to EDUCATIONAL VALUE. The paraphrased excerpts from the independent scholars reports are more than enough evidence in their own right to validate this as fact.  that is an evaluation category that can often times be quite challenging to establish accurate evaluation results. 

    Based upon our own in-house studies and independent evaluator reports, it was all too evident of what a of the significant level of contribution The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 provides, especially in the area of mathematical study and understanding.

    As we were reminded by one of our independent evaluators who performed the evaluation of previous books from the same company, "Everything we do and every challenge we face can be resolved by breaking it down into a mathematical equation.  The progressive sequence of numbers to realize the shape of each puzzle upon completion holds a consistent and unquestionable influence in improvement of math skills alone.  This is not even considering the vast number of other developmental skills which contribute to educational value."

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 clearly demonstrated that the perfect rating score of [5] stars for EDUCATIONAL VALUE was well deserved.






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

    For The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1, MARKETABILITY was so simple to establish an accurate evaluation score. When you take into consideration the quality of design, functionality, level of contribution to skill development, (especially cognitive skill development), and entertainment value of The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1, it is so simple to see a that the level of MARKETABILITY is of the highest possible rating score.

    A quote from earlier in this ERS encapsulated a perfect example of many as to why the MARKETABILITY rating score is so high;

    "Upon completion of the entire book, there is significant modification of cognitive development  with transformation of cognitive potentialities stimulating further evolution of reasoning abilities in a learning environment."

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 successfully completed this evaluation category with a perfect rating score of [5] stars for MARKETABILITY.






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

    VISUAL APPEAL was so simple to determine in our evaluation of The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1. The cover of the book has an exceptional level of visual appeal that draws the attention of a buyer, surpassing that of past versions with such ease. 

    Once the cover is opened a new experience in Dot-to-Dot visual appreciation takes effect. As each new connection is made, a new spark of excitement is created.  You are drawn to anticipate what your eyes will behold with each stroke of the pen or pencil.

    The level of visual stimulation seems literally endless as you progress through the puzzles, while your eyes begin to see the various elements of the storyline take shape.

    After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that The Greatest Dot-to-Dot Adventure - Book 1 left its own unique signature with each of us coming out with a perfect rating score of [5] stars for VISUAL APPEAL.
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