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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:   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/
    Rating: 

    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 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.



    Critical Evaluation Information

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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.
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    "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.





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

    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.





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

    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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