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Craft-tastic Inspire Poster Kit

Ann Williams Group - http://www.annwilliamsgroup.com

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC --   CP --  

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You Do

Ann Williams Group - http://www.annwilliamsgroup.com

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CG --   GE --  

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Jenga XXL® Gigantic Cardboard Edition Game

Art's Ideas - http://www.jengagiant.com

$299.95     Buy Now

Ages 12+      

Toy Type   AE --   BG --   GE --   OP --   TY --   WT --  

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Jenga® Ocean Game

Art's Ideas - http://www.jengagiant.com

$49.95     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   BG --   EC --   GE --   GN --   SR --   UN --  

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Jenga® PREMIUM Hardwood Game

Art's Ideas - http://www.jengagiant.com

$79.95     Buy Now

Ages 12+      

Toy Type   AE --   BG --   GE --   TY --   WT --  

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Jenga® Throw 'N Go!™ Hardwood Game

Art's Ideas - http://www.jengagiant.com

$29.95     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   BG --   GE --   OP --  

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My First Fractions Puzzle

Bigjigs Toys Ltd - http://www.bigjigstoys.us

$25.95     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   ES --   MA --   WT --  

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Boy Story Action Dolls

Boy Story LLC - http://www.boystory.com

$99.00     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 7 years      

Toy Type   CT --   DO --   FP --   SR --   TY --   UN --  

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Creativity Castle

Build & Imagine LLC - http://www.buildandimagine.com

$59.95     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   CO --   CP --   DO --   ES --   FP --   LA --   MA --   TY --   UN --  

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Sea Saurus Pirate & Fairy

DuneCraft - http://www.dunecraft.com

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CP --   ES --   HO --   OP --   SC --   UN --  

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World Within A World (Girl & Boy Version)

DuneCraft - http://www.dunecraft.com

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC --   AS --   CP --   ES --   HO --   SC --   UN --  

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HighQ Learning Tab 8

EPIK Learning Company - http://www.epiklearning.com

$129.99     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   ES --   GE --   MM --   TC --   TY --  

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Magic Instrument - Piano Set

Eastcolight (Hong Kong) Limited - http://www.eastcolight.com

$28.92     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   EG --   EL --   ES --   GE --   ML --   TC --  

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Norman the Narwhal Plush & Hawaiian Vacation

Elly Lu LLC - http://www.ellyluorganics.com

$34.00     Buy Now

Ages up thru 10 years      

Toy Type   BO --   EC --   ES --   OR --   PL --   SR --   TY --  

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Dexster Scooter

Ezyroller LLC - http://www.dexster.com

$119.00     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   OP --   TY --  

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DabitZ

Fibre-Craft - http://www.fibrecraft.com

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC --   CP --   HM --   MM --   UN --  

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My Sistie

Fibre-Craft - http://www.fibrecraft.com

$12.99     Buy Now

Age range 2 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   DO --   FP --   PL --   TY --   UN --  

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Folkmanis® Monarch Life Cycle Puppet

Folkmanis Inc. - http://www.folkmanis.com

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   ES --   FP --   OP --   OT --   PL --   PU --   SC --   TY --  

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Game Night in a Can

Game Night in a Can LLC - http://www.gamenightinacan.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 10 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CP --   EC --   GE --   GN --   SR --  

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The African Bush Fire and the Elephant

Green Kids Club Inc - http://www.greenkidsclub.com

$7.00     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 9 years      

Toy Type   BO --   ES --   GN --   SC --   SR --  

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Pammee and the Looking Pond

Green Kids Club Inc. - http://www.greenkidsclub.com

$14.95     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 5 years      

Toy Type   AE --   BO --   CT --   ES --   GN --   OP --   PL --   SR --   TY --  

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Green Piñata Toys

Green Piñata LLC - http://www.greenpinatatoys.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 months thru 5 years      

Toy Type   BG --   CG --   ES --   GE --   GN --   LA --   MA --   OR --   PZ --   SR --   TY --   WT --  

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Just Add Glue

Griddly Games Inc - http://www.griddlygames.com

$24.95     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC --   CP --   ES --   SC --   TY --  

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Rocket Lander

Griddly Games Inc. - http://www.griddlygames.com

$26.95     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG --   ES --   GE --   MA --   SC --   TY --  

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Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta HITS

Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta Music - http://www.hunktabunkta.com

$10.00     Buy Now

Age range 6 months thru 10 years      

Toy Type   AE --   AT --   CE --   EC --   ES --   MM --   TR --  

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Activity Board

Kid O Products - http://www.kidotoys.com

$37.50     Buy Now

Age range 6 months thru 3 years      

Toy Type   EL --   ES --   TC --   TR --   TY --  

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LeapStart™ Learning System

LeapFrog Enterprises Inc - http://www.leapfrog.com

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range 2 years thru 7 years      

Toy Type   CP --   EL --   ES --   FP --   GE --   MM --   PZ --   TC --   TY --  

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LeapFrog Academy™

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. - http://www.leapfrog.com

$7.00     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 6 years      

Toy Type   EG --   ES --   GE --   SR --   TC --  

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Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart™

LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. - http://www.leapfrog.com

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range 2 years thru 10 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CP --   EL --   ES --   FP --   LA --   TC --   TY --  

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Linguacious® Around the Home Spanish Flashcard Game

Linguacious LLC - http://www.linguacious.net

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 2 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AT --   CG --   CT --   GE --   MM --   SR --  

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Love Smart Cards

Love Smart Cards (Gift of My Heart) - http://www.lovesmartcards.com

$47.00     Buy Now

Age range 7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CG --   CT --   EQ --   ES --   FP --   GE --   LA --   SR --   UN --  

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IlluStory - Create Your Own Book!

Lulu Jr. - http://www.lulujr.com

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC --   BO --   CP --   ES --  

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My Comic Book - Create Your Own Comic!

Lulu Jr. - http://www.lulujr.com

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC --   BO --   CP --   ES --  

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Baby Born Interactive Doll

MGA Entertainment - http://www.mgae.com

$44.99     Buy Now

Age range 2 years thru 5 years      

Toy Type   DO --   FP --   TY --  

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Little Tikes Light 'n Go 3-in-1 Sports Zone

MGA Entertainment - http://www.mgae.com

$54.99     Buy Now

Age range 1 year thru 3 years      

Toy Type   AE --   EG --   ES --   FP --   GE --   HO --   LA --   MA --   UN --  

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Little Tikes Waffle Blocks Steam Train

MGA Entertainment - http://www.mgae.com

$59.99     Buy Now

Age range 2 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CO --   EG --   FP --   GE --   TR --   TS --   TY --  

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Project Mc2 Pixel Purse

MGA Entertainment - http://www.mgae.com

$59.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   DO --   FP --   TY --  

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Magnetykes

Magnetykes LLC - http://www.magnetykes.com

$22.95     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   ES --   OP --   SC --   TY --  

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Lift and Learn Puzzle, Solar System

Maple Landmark Inc - http://www.maplelandmark.com

$23.20     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 7 years      

Toy Type   ES --   PZ --   SC --   TY --   WT --  

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Snippets

Master Theorem Games - http://www.themastertheoremgames.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Ages 12+      

Toy Type   BG --   BO --   CG --   CP --   ES --   GE --   LA --   MM --  

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Tetris Brain Teasers

MasterPieces Puzzle Co. - http://www.masterpiecesinc.com

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC --   CO --   CP --   ES --   GE --   MA --   PZ --   TY --  

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Works of Ahhh

MasterPieces Puzzle Co. - http://www.masterpiecesinc.com

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC --   CO --   CP --   HO --   TY --   WT --  

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Tiny Polka Dot

Math for Love - https://www.mathforlove.com

$14.95     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 10 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CG --   CP --   ES --   GE --   MA --   PZ --   UN --  

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Conduct Dough Lights

MindWare, Inc. - http://www.mindware.com

$34.95     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CP --   CT --   ES --   LA --   NO --   OP --   SC --   SR --   TC --   TY --   UN --  

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DIG IT UP! DISCOVERIES: Wild Animals

MindWare, Inc. - http://www.mindware.com

$24.95     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   ES --   LA --   NO --   OP --   SC --   TY --   UN --  

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Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Extreme Rails

MindWare, Inc. - http://www.mindware.com

$99.95     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CO --   ES --   MA --   NO --   SC --   TY --   UN --  

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UNBORED: Time Capsule

MindWare, Inc. - http://www.mindware.com

$29.95     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CP --   CT --   ES --   LA --   NO --   OP --   SR --   TY --   UN --  

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Wubble Brite

NSI International Inc - http://www.nsi-intonline.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CP --   EQ --   OP --   TY --   UN --  

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Morph-O-Scopes Sports of All Sorts Kit

OOZ & OZ - http://www.oozandoz.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CP --   ES --   SC --   TY --   UN --  

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Captain ROAM-E-O

OWI Inc. - http://www.owirobot.com

$19.95     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CO --   CT --   EC --   ES --   GN --   HO --   MA --   OP --   SC --   SR --  

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Rookie Solar Racer v2

OWI Inc. - http://www.owirobot.com

$11.95     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CO --   EC --   ES --   HO --   SR --  

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SwingOs

Office Oxygen - http://www.officeoxygen.com

$5.95     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   NO --   TY --  

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One World Futbol

One World Play Project - http://www.oneworldplayproject.com

$39.50     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CT --   OP --   SR --   TY --   UN --  

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Rule Crazy, Starter Edition

P.F. Shaggy - http://www.rulecrazy.com

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   BG --   CG --   CT --   ES --   GE --   LA --   SR --   UN --  

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Piper Computer Kit

Piper Inc. - http://www.buildpiper.com

$299.00     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CP --   EG --   EL --   ES --   GE --   SC --   TC --  

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Pixlplay Camera

Pixl Toys Inc - http://www.pixltoys.com

$24.94     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   EL --   ES --   MA --   MM --   OP --   TC --  

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Eyeball Boxing

Quirky Engine Entertainment - http://www.quirkyengine.com

$19.50     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CG --   CP --   GE --   TY --   UN --  

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Hoagie

Quirky Engine Entertainment - http://www.quirkyengine.com

$17.50     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CG --   CP --   GE --   TY --  

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Trash War

Quirky Engine Entertainment - http://www.quirkyengine.com

$17.50     Buy Now

Age range 10 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CG --   CP --   GE --   TY --   UN --  

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Ninja Squirrels

RoosterFin Inc. - http://www.roosterfin.com

$25.99     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG --   CG --   GE --   UN --  

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Cleanupper the Dumptruck

Rubbabu LLC - http://www.rubbabu.com

$8.00     Buy Now

Age range 3 months thru 5 years      

Toy Type   AE --   EC --   GN --   SR --   TR --   TS --   TY --  

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18 Key Mini Grand

Schoenhut Piano Co. Inc. - http://www.toypiano.com

$79.95     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 6 years      

Toy Type   ML --  

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ScienceWiz Cells Under a Microscope

Science Wiz® Company - http://www.sciencewiz.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   BO --   EQ --   ES --   IN --   MM --   SC --  

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Sew Your Own Purses

Serabeena - http://www.serabeena.com

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   AC --   CP --   ES --   TR --   TY --  

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SmartGames Jump In, SmartGames Jump In

Smart Toys and Games - http://www.smarttoysandgames.com

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range 7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG --   ES --   GE --   LA --   PZ --   TR --   TY --  

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Aftershock! Earthquake Lab

SmartLab Toys - http://www.smartlabtoys.com

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   BO --   CO --   ES --   GG --   SC --  

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Meccano M.A.X.

Spin Master Ltd - http://www.spinmaster.com

$149.99     Buy Now

Age range 10 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   EL --   ES --   HM --   MM --   TC --  

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Rusty Rivets Rivet Lab Playset

Spin Master Ltd - http://www.spinmaster.com

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   ES --   FP --   TY --  

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Luvabella

Spin Master Ltd. - http://www.spinmaster.com

$99.99     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   DO --   EL --   ES --   FP --   LA --   TC --   TY --  

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PAW Patrol My Size Lookout Tower

Spin Master Ltd. - http://www.spinmaster.com

$99.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   FP --   TY --  

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Snack & Play Travel Tray 2.0

Star Kids Products - http://www.snackandplaytraveltray.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 2 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   AS --   CP --   EQ --   OP --   TR --   TY --   UN --  

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Journal Sparks

Storey Publishing LLC - http://www.storey.com

$16.95     Buy Now

Age range 10 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   BO --   CP --   ES --  

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AlphaBriks & MathBriks

Strictly Briks / Brian's Toys - http://www.strictlybriks.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CP --   ES --   LA --   MA --   TY --  

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Brik Buster

Strictly Briks / Brian's Toys - http://www.strictlybriks.com

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CO --   GE --   TY --   UN --  

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Brik Tower and Stackers

Strictly Briks / Brian's Toys - http://www.strictlybriks.com

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CO --   CP --   ES --  

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Creatorz & The Cube

Strictly Briks / Brian's Toys - http://www.strictlybriks.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CO --   CP --   ES --   UN --  

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Emojito

Tactic Games - http://www.tactic.net

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range 8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG --   ES --   GE --   LA --   TY --  

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Some Bunny's Hiding

Tactic Games - http://www.tactic.net

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG --   ES --   GE --   TY --  

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Word Rush

Tactic Games - http://www.tactic.net

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG --   ES --   GE --   LA --   TY --  

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ZURU Tangle

Tangle Creations - http://www.tanglecreations.com

$2.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   ES --   NO --   PZ --   TY --  

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Discovering Fruit with Holly Honeybee

Taste 'n' Tell - http://www.tastentell.co.uk

$24.00     Buy Now

Age range 1 year thru 5 years      

Toy Type   BO --   ES --   GE --   SR --   UN --  

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Discovering Vegetable with Veggie Vole

Taste 'n' Tell - http://www.tastentell.co.uk

$24.00     Buy Now

Age range 1 year thru 5 years      

Toy Type   BO --   ES --   GE --   SR --   UN --  

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Toymail Talkies

Toymail Inc - http://www.toymail.co

$59.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   AE --   ES --   FP --   PL --   SW --   TC --   TY --  

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Get Outside, GO! Bashminton

Toysmith - http://www.toysmith.com

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   OP --   TY --  

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Swivel-Snaps

Toysmith - http://www.toysmith.com

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CO --   ES --   NO --   UN --  

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Disc Jock-e

Tucker Toys - http://www.tuckertoys.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CE --   ML --   MM --   OP --   TC --   TY --  

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Kite-A-Pult

Tucker Toys - http://www.tuckertoys.com

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   HO --   OP --   TY --  

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Slam N' Bounce

Tucker Toys - http://www.tuckertoys.com

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   OP --   TY --  

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GearZooz® Roll & Roar Animal Train™

VTech Electronics North America LLC - http://www.vtechkids.com

$29.00     Buy Now

Age range 18 months thru 4 years      

Toy Type   AE --   ES --   TY --  

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Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Race & Play Adventure Park™

VTech Electronics North America LLC - http://www.vtechkids.com

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range 1 year thru 4 years      

Toy Type   AE --   ES --   TY --  

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Pop-a-Ball™ Push & Pop Bulldozer™

VTech Electronics North America LLC - http://www.vtechkids.com

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 months thru 3 years      

Toy Type   EL --   ES --   TC --   TR --   TY --   UN --  

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Wacky Links Connector Series

Wacky Links - http://www.wackylinks.com

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AS --   CO --   CP --   ES --   HM --   HO --   ST --   TR --   TY --   UN --  

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Wacky Links Outer Space Glow-in-the-Dark Series

Wacky Links - http://www.wackylinks.com

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC --   CO --   CP --   ES --   LA --   MA --   SC --   TR --   TY --  

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Stretch 'n Play Eco Ball Kit

Wai Lana Productions LLC - http://www.wailana.com

$24.95     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   EC --   GN --   NO --   OP --   SR --   UN --  

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Wai Lana's Little Yogis™ Fun Songs Kit

Wai Lana Productions LLC - http://www.wailana.com

$39.95     Buy Now

Age range 3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   AT --   BO --   CE --   ES --   GE --   LA --   MA --   ML --  

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Animal Act

Wannaple - http://www.wannaple.com

$19.95     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   BG --   CG --   CP --   ES --   FP --   GE --   LA --  

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Strolly Bike

Yvolution USA Inc. - http://www.yvolution.com

$169.99     Buy Now

Age range 10 months thru 3 years      

Toy Type   AE --   OP --   TR --   TS --   TY --  

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Y Glider XL Deluxe

Yvolution USA Inc. - http://www.yvolution.com

$89.99     Buy Now

Age range 5 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   AE --   OP --   TR --   TS --   TY --  

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Scramble Squares® Frogs Puzzle

b. dazzle, inc. - http://www.b-dazzle.com

$12.99     Buy Now

Age range 4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CG --   ES --   GE --   GN --   MA --   NO --   PZ --   SR --   TR --   TY --   UN --  

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smarTfold™

smarTrike - http://www.smartfold.net

$99.99     Buy Now

Age range 6 months thru 3 years      

Toy Type   AE --   CP --   EQ --   TR --   TS --   TY --  

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Message from Dr Toy

As a natural, ongoing part of our work as parents, teachers, early childhood specialists, and others involved with children at home or elsewhere, we observe children at play. With our eyes we see what works...and what doesn't hold up under tough testing -- the normal barrage of active, inquisitive, and resourceful babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older children.

This guide is offered to complement your observations and to help you in selecting the right products to enhance your child's play and learning.

We make buying decisions based on lasting play value and product applicability to find a good balance of children's active, creative, and educational experiences that range from the basics to today's technology.

We can depend on the durability and versatility of such items as blocks, construction toys, games, dolls, puppets, and transportation toys. They stimulate the imagination, engage the player, have value, and hold up over time.

We apply these standards to all the play product choices we make. We often hear consumers describe their experience of making a purchase, but shortly after giving little Annie or Danny the product it falls apart -- a frustrating and often expensive experience. Products that do not meet safety standards can be dangerous and cause harm to children. We want to avoid these problems and as always strive for excellence.

Dr. Toy spent a great deal of time reviewing a large quantity of varied products created by manufacturers and designers the world over. We make sure the final selections match the extensive criteria for excellence. Certainly age grading, name recognition, company dependability, versatility of design, and place of purchase are factors to obtain the right product.

Another aspect you can depend on is a warranty. Rising costs for products require everyone to be wise consumers to get lasting value. Durable products, properly designed and developmentally correct, are worth the money. Children's positive reactions are worth our care in selection.

Dr. Toy utilizes a comprehensive set of objective criteria to evaluate toys and children's products.

Some Basic questions are:

  • Is this product affordable and worth the price?
  • Does it have lasting "play value"?
  • Is it appropriate?
  • Is it fun?
  • Does it meet safety standards?

Dr. Toy is pleased to again have the opportunity to share over 56 years of play, toy, and educational experiences with parents, teachers, and other consumers to assist them in their own selection process to match the child's age and interests.

This timely report, since 1992, features information about l00 wonderful new educational and developmentally appropriate toys, games, and children's products from large and small companies. The toys and products selected meet our high standards for design, durability, price, quality, safety, and value.

Dr. Toy wants to remind parents and teachers, "Let's not forget that play is children's work." It is also essential for well-being at any age and should be actively practiced, respected, and understood by all adults.

We should be thinking: What products or 'tools for play' can we obtain to provide wholesome experiences for our children (and ourselves) and provide plenty of positive and meaningful playful learning interactions.

Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Select and Use the Best Toys and Games, in its expanded 4th Edition, written for parents, teachers and others who care about children, is available in toy and book stores and online.

Dr. Toy invites consumers to take time for play, expand diverse product experiences, and ask questions about toys and products to companies and retailers.

Following are Dr. Toy's 100 Best Award-Winning Toys, Games, and Children's Products and their companies grouped in categories of "smart" play. You can find out more about each product by the assigned codes that designate types of products and by visiting websites and stores.

Have a playful, safe, and healthy rest of the year. Continue to play together for all the beneficial, positive, and right reasons!

Let's Play!




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