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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:   74020090316‑315
    Induction Date:   March 16, 2009

     Product:   The Spooner
    MSRP:   $39.95-$49.95 USD
    Company URL:  http://www.thespooner.us
    Rating: 

    The Spooner

    by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher | The Toy Man™ - Product Evaluation Specialist
         
    Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  03/16/2009

    "The Spooner" is a board trainer that simulates most boards sports which safely helps develop center of gravity, foot transfer skills, core and lower extremity development.

    "The Spooner" encapsulates a variable mass of definitions of fun, health, recreation, and innovative design, all wrapped up into one single product. As one of the people in our consumer hands on evaluation defined what the "Spooner" are all about..., "Yeah, they like leave snowboards and skateboards standing still Dude."




    Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight   Target Gender
    Educational Toys 2007 Consumer 3-12 years Female/Male


    Durability Functionality FunFactor™ / Popularity Innovative Design Marketability Visual Appeal
    5 5 5 5 4 4

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

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

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



    Critical Evaluation Information

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    LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
      
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    Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
    U.S.A.CAUTION: This product involves balance and injury can result from falls if used on hard surfaces.

     

    "The Spooner" Breaks The Mold

    In the toy industry there is such an abundance of products to choose from which can make the task of buying for a company or individual a time consuming and redundant task. However, on occasion you have a product will rise above the rest and from the very first moment of its arrival on the scene, it is identified as a sure winner, a sure sell product. "The Spooner" encapsulates a variable mass of definitions of fun, health, recreation, and innovative design, all wrapped up into one single product.

    As stated earlier, "The Spooner" encapsulates a variable mass of definitions of fun, health, recreation, and innovative design, all wrapped up into one single product. 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. The Spooner breaks the boundaries of limitations! No matter the weather conditions, the environment, or location (within logical reason), The Spooner can be used!



    A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words...

    "Yeah, they like leave snowboards and skateboards standing still Dude." Ahhh, words from the mouths of babes!...er, in this case not babes, but rather a young gent who was just saying what he thought about "The Spooner". There is nothing like the opinion of someone who is quite familiar with skateboards and such who got a hands-on experience with "The Spooner".

    In the photos shown below, you see a perfect example of "The Spooner" in live action. These shots were taken by one of our own staff at the WTHRA '09 show in Pomona, CA. Despite the state of the economy, buyers could easily see the potential value of "The Spooner" and were placing their orders readily while others were just having fun!

    The most intriguing point which we discovered was so common with "The Spooner" was that although it is designed primarily for the elementary school age group, age had no limitations with "The Spooner". Even men and women from the trade show were quite eager to give it a try. "The Spooner" was drawing people to it like bees to honey! In speaking with several of the buyers, one of the primary factors that helped close the sale was that "The Spooner" are made in the USA!


    This is the ultimate activity product for kids and even adults!  Burn calories, energy, and just have fun! This is the ultimate activity product for kids and even adults!  Burn calories, energy, and just have fun!This is the ultimate activity product for kids and even adults!  Burn calories, energy, and just have fun!This is the ultimate activity product for kids and even adults!  Burn calories, energy, and just have fun!


    Industry Professionals Put It To The Test

    Although the features covered in the previous sections have pointed out how great a product "The Spooner" truly is, there is nothing like the feedback from top industry professionals who know their stuff. In this section we will cover "The Spooner" from a professional point of view with excerpts from the reports by our top level independent evaluators who formed their own opininions and produced detailed and in-depth reports which define what they feel "The Spooner" is all about.
    Considering that "The Spooner" is a product made up of plastic, we called upon the assistance of someone who specializes in the engineering of plastic products with over 20 years in the field and is also a snowboarder as well. This evaluator has a thorough understanding of plastics chemical compounds and structural integrity of plastic products such as "The Spooner". The following information was taken from his evaluations report.

    Plastics Design Engineer

    "The Spooner as you refer to the product, is constructed from a 'formed' plastic design with strong durability for extended use by children within the target age for which it was designed. It is made of a solid base of HDPE, (High density polyethylene). Considering the functionality of the board, this couldn't have been a greater choice of compounds to use.

    The plastic composition of this board is such that it will withstand excessive pressure applied to it during use by a child or adult. There is no difference in impact to the structural design between the variable weight levels. This choice of composite material will also provide comfort to mothers due to the fact that it is the same material used for common grocery containers such as for dairy products and similar content, flexible, yet strong retentive strength. This equates to no lead, phthalates, or BP-A concerns.

    In my testing of the board it passed all basic failure analysis tests which are in accordance with ASTM standards. Despite the excessive force in all tests, the board still maintained stability with no sign of fractures or weakness apparent. Although the board passed in all phases of testing, the complete results were not conducted for official use, purely basic analysis for recommendation in my report.
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    "The design of the board is quite ingenious in my own opinion. The engineering design of the board with the upsweep of the tail combined with the spoon effect of the frontal base creates a well balanced foundation to make use of. Less pressure is pushed upon the lower spine and ab-core zone resulting in a major reduction of potential muscle or spine damage.

    For children, the level of risk of injury from falling is also reduced dramatically due to the child having minimal effort to balance yet still learning coordination, balance, and strengthening major muscle groups. This very well could be an outstanding product to adopt for after-school or P.E. activities.
    "


    Having a plastics design engineer is great for the evaluation of the primary materials used in "The Spooner", however, the question comes into play as to what productive impact that "The Spooner" has in regard to the gross motor skills, psycho-social as well as critical skills development with children. What other positive effects does it create for a child? Our elementary school behavioral analyst shares some light on these questions and more.



    Elementary School Behavioral Analyst

    "In my initial evaluation procedure I first classify where a product I am evaluating will be most suitable. For this product I felt it could contribute to a public school, (elementary level), recreational offerings in a significant manner. Recreational activities, especially sports related, provide an outlet for students to release excess energy in a controlled and monitored manner. At the same time, the students grow in their social interaction levels and physical exercise.

    For my actual in-use evaluation of the product, I have chosen to use a variety of students from 3rd-6th grade; a total of 10 students. This enabled me to develop a comparative behavioral analysis of the children in their use of the product as well as the level of their social interaction during the evaluation period. I also invited three teachers to participate as well; 4th grade teacher, 6th grade teacher, and after-school activities director.

    The students were given 'The Spooner' product and a wooden skateboard with polymer wheels to use in the school cafeteria faculty room and on the grass playground. A video camera was used to tape the entire evaluation process so that I would have the opportunity to review the tape as I am composing my report on this product.

    Most of the children were quick to step onto the skateboard as well as 'The Spooner' product yet to my honest surprise, 'The Spooner' product captured the student's attention far greater. Although not all of the students were quick to participate with the skateboard and 'The Spooner' product, by the end of the evaluation period, every student had participated in use of both items.

    Upon completion of their time on the skateboard and 'The Spooner' product, each student was required to fill out a collective info form upon which they answered the questions on the form in their own words. There were questions such as 'What did you like best about the skateboard?', 'What did you like best about The Spooner?' 'Describe how you felt when on each product, the skateboard first, then The Spooner product', and additional similar questions.

    The conjoint results from all of the collective info forms was quite informative for me. There was one key statement which was consistent with almost all of the students on their forms; they liked the fact that with 'The Spooner' product they felt more in control with less fear of falling. This provides validation of proof that 'The Spooner' product contributes in a substantial manner to a child's sense of security and self-assurance. The students felt they had overcome initial fears of 'The Spooner' product and felt they had accomplished something while having fun doing so.

    In my reviewing the video tape, following the evaluation session with the children, it was noted that when a child is playing/using 'The Spooner' product, it exceeds the skill level contributions delivered by many other recreational products currently on the market for this age group while doing so with a substantially reduced level of risk. Whether on the hard floor or on the grass, the students were more confident in themselves and became more likely to attempt to become more creative in the actions they performed while using 'The Spooner' product. Although this was a limited and basic evaluation of this product, I can see some very strong potential for use in public schools as well as a perfect fit for the target age group for which this product was designed to serve. "



    Consumer Feedback Now Comes Into Play

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

    This is the ultimate activity product for kids and even adults!  Burn calories, energy, and just have fun!"The Spooner" was probably one of the most interesting as well as challenging products we have had to evaluate to fate. It took a lot of study in plastics design and counsel with the plastics design engineer to fully grasp how great this product truly is.

    Now the image to the left is not one of our own from our evaluation but was provided for us by another source. Anyone with a pair of eyeballs can see from the image that "The Spooner" was quite the item with these kids. Now with that same thought in mind, we will continue on about the consumer hands-on evaluation.

    Considering what "The Spooner" is all about we decided to locate the nearest skate park in the Los Angeles area where we were testing products. When we first arrived we had all sorts of funny looks when we were walking towards the area where the skateboarders and bicyclists were doing every kind of trick imaginable. Within moments of our stopping, we had plenty of people asking what we had with us. We gave them nothing more than the message that it was a new product which we feel may very well rival a skateboard or snowboard and they were welcome to see what they could do with it.
    To our amazement we not only saw these kids do tricks with "The Spooner" within a small area in front of us, some of them took it to the extreme and began doing tricks with "The Spooner" just as they would with their skateboards! Now tricks being done in the immediate area were to be expected, but not sliding across a concrete wall edge, across horizontal and angled pipes and so much more. It was like second nature to these guys!

    When it was time to finally pack up and complete our hands-on consumer eval, we were a bit at a loss, none of the kids wanted to fill out a feedback form! We determined that from our video tape and what we saw directly was more than enough information for "The Spooner" to pass this segment of our evaluation. Everyone wanted a chance to "do a hitch" on "The Spooner" before we left. "The Spooner" was #1 on the popularity list with our hands-on consumer evaluation participants. It was a rather unique approach to our work, yet our goal was achieved all the same.


    A Sampling Of Our Category Rating Results

    While other organizations will define their ratings in a "blanket" method which simply defines each rating in an overall usage, we choose to take a different approach. Each individual rating that was assigned to this product, based upon our evaluation process, is briefly explained as to how that specific rating score was reached. The ratings for this product are listed below. Please remember that these are just six primary evaluation categories that are part of a far greater overall group of evaluation categories used for our product evaluation.



    DURABILITY: Rating Level - [5]

    The durability level pretty much assures extended use under the strongest wear and tear with kids as well as that from adults with excessive use, (within reasonable bounds). No matter how much wear and tear we put the product through, it still remained in near perfect condition.

    "The Spooner" is constructed from a 'formed' plastic design with strong durability for extended use by children within the target age for which it was designed. It is made of a solid base of HDPE, (High density polyethylene). "What you have here is a product which is sure to be a quick sell with constant re-ordering to stock the shelves." "The Spooner" pulled a perfect score in this category.



    FUNCTIONALITY: Rating Level - [5]

    Functionality of "The Spooner" was just as most of the products which pass our intense evaluation, unquestionable. Unlike a skateboard or snowboard, the limitations of landscape and weather have no bearing with "The Spooner". An especially important factor to consider is that a person can be using "The Spooner" to help focus on specific muscle toning, not just play. Without even leaving a 4 foot area of space you can target specific muscle groups for a more distinct level of development and so much more that it would take pages to cover it all. The final analysis in our evaluation of "The Spooner" in this category was a rating of 5 out of 5.



    FUNFACTOR™ / POPULARITY: Rating Level - [5]

    The FunFactor™ / Popularity was almost too easy to determine with "The Spooner"/, yet we still had to run it through our normal protocols to ensure no inflection of bias in any manner. The response level with everyone who had an experience with it was literally overwhelming with the level of laughter and fun! At one point at the skate park, there was a tug-of-war between three people as to who would get to use "The Spooner" next. "The Spooner" pulled a perfect score in this category.



    INNOVATIVE DESIGN: Rating Level - [5]

    When it comes to innovative design with "The Spooner" it was such a simple task to determine where it stood in this category. According to the report from the plastic design engineer, "The Spooner" is In our consumer evaluation feedback which was collected, the responses were intense. Everyone was quite ecstatic about their experience with "The Spooner". We found this to be especially so with the skate park we visited with "The Spooner".

    These kids were not just dumb kids hanging around on skate boards, they we serious about perfecting unique new stunts never seen before with bicycles, skates, and skateboards. They were taking their intelligence and putting it to use to develop new and innovative ideas. "The Spooner" provided a fresh, new look at constructive fun that opened entirely new doors of creative thinking. When asked what they thought of "The Spooner", there were plenty of details provided about the tail, the materials used, the "sweep of the scoop", and just overall design concept of "The Spooner".

    When we combined our own evaluation scores with the consumer scores in this category, "The Spooner" pulled a perfect score in this category.



    MARKETING VALUE™: Rating Level - [4]

    Marketing value was a tough one to call with "The Spooner". The toughest challenge is to stick by our evaluation guidelines protocols and not allow personal opinions to be of any influence. Although "The Spooner" was what we refer to as a near perfect as possible product, the key point comes into play. It is near perfect, not perfect. It is a fresh, new products that is just getting its feet wet, yet you can rest assured it is on the rise and fast. The marketing value level is well beyond above average yet falls short of perfect by a single point.



    VISUAL APPEAL™: Rating Level - [4]

    When it comes to visual appeal, "The Spooner" was well beyond the norm, well above average. Whether in black, yellow, red or blue, "The Spooner" has a visual appeal that catches you eye yet not enough of an impact to maintain that appeal with every last person who sees it. While "The Spooner" pulls the highest score available in many other evaluation categories, it still fell short of perfect by a single point.

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