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Dr. Toy's   100 Best Toys   of   2016

 

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Adora Baby Fairy

Adora Dolls - http://www.adoradolls.com

$15.99     Buy Now

Age range   0 thru 12 years      

Toy Type   TY  

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ALEX Toys Knot-a-Quilt

Alex Brands - http://www.alexbrands.com

$33.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   AS   CP   HM  

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100+ Circuit Science

Amazing Toys Ltd. - http://www.amazing-toys.com.hk/

$47.00     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CP   GE   SA   TC  

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Amazing Eco Ten

Amazing Toys Ltd. - http://www.amazing-toys.com.hk/

$39.90     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CO   CP   ES   GN  

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Kindness Kit

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

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CH   CP  

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Rubber Band Game

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

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   BG   GE   ID  

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Jenga® GIANT™ Family Hardwood Game

Art's Ideas - http://www.artsideas.biz/

$99.95     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   ES   GE   OP  

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Bizibots

Ateliers19 - http://www.bizibots.com/

$40.00     Buy Now

Age range   7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AC   CP   GN   WT  

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Baby Jack Sensory Learning Lovey

Baby Jack and Company - http://www.babyjackco.com/

$27.95     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 5 years      

Toy Type   ES   LA   MA   PL  

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Ice Cool

Brain Games Publishing - http://www.brain-games.com/

$39.95     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG   CH   GE   UN  

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Story Time Dice: Fairy Tales

Brybelly Holdings Inc. - http://www.brybelly.com/

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BO   FP   GE   LA  

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Story Time Dice: Scary Tales

Brybelly Holdings Inc. - http://www.brybelly.com/

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BO   FP   GE   LA  

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Silly Street the Game

Buffalo Games, Inc. - http://playsillystreet.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   4 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   BG   GE  

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Career Dolls

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

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range   4 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   CP   DA   SA   SR  

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Good Duck

CelebriDucks - http://www.celebriducks.com/

$11.99     Buy Now

Age range   0 thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   BA   GN   OP  

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Hide Inside Cottage

DT Learning Products - http://www.discoverytoys.net/

$45.00     Buy Now

Age range   9 months thru 3 years      

Toy Type   TY  

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School House Play Tent

DT Learning Products - http://www.discoverytoys.net/

$100.00     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 10 years      

Toy Type   CH   FP  

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Sensory Sights

DT Learning Products - http://www.discoverytoys.net/

$25.00     Buy Now

Age range   0 thru 2 years      

Toy Type   TY  

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Butterfly Glamour Dome

DuneCraft - http://www.dunecraft.com/

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CF   GN   SA   SC  

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Q's Race to the Top

EQtainment - http://www.eqtainment.com/

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   AE   CH   CT   GE  

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Q's on the Go Pack

EQtainment - http://www.eqtainment.com/

$12.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 8 years      

Toy Type   AE   CP   ES   GE  

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Q-Time Buddy

EQtainment - http://www.eqtainment.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   0 thru 5 years      

Toy Type   ES   ID   PL   TY  

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Epic!

Epic Creations Inc. - http://www.getepic.com/

$4.99     Buy Now

Age range   0 thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BO   IN   LA   SR  

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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   FP   PU   SC  

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Shark and the Volcano

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

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range   4 years thru 10 years      

Toy Type   BO   EC   ES   SR  

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Rescue Boat & Helicopter

Green Toys Inc. - http://www.greentoys.com/

$34.99     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 6 years      

Toy Type   BA   EC   GN   TY  

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Just Add Sun

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

$25.98     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CF   CP   EC   SA  

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Hide and Seek Interactive Plush

Hide and Seek LLC - http://www.hideandseektoy.com/

$24.95     Buy Now

Age range   1 year thru 5 years      

Toy Type   BO   ES   GE   MM  

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Creatify@Playhouse

Horizon Group USA, Inc. - http://www.horizongroupusa.com/

$16.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CP   DH   FP   WT  

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It's So Me Braid-tastic!

Horizon Group USA, Inc. - http://www.horizongroupusa.com/

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 9 years      

Toy Type   AS   CF   CP   HM  

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Kinetix Hidden Message Code Bands

Horizon Group USA, Inc. - http://www.horizongroupusa.com/

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 9 years      

Toy Type   CF   CH   CP   SA  

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Kinetix Neon Light Board

Horizon Group USA, Inc. - http://www.horizongroupusa.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 9 years      

Toy Type   CO   CP   EL   TC  

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ThinkBox Forensic Science

Horizon Group USA, Inc. - http://www.horizongroupusa.com/

$14.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   HO   SA   SC  

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Myland Houseboat

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

$45.00     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BA   SA   TC   UN  

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Kinderfeets Tiny Tot Bamboo

Kinderfeets LLC - http://www.kinderfeets.com/

$100.00     Buy Now

Age range   1 year thru 2 years      

Toy Type   AE   GN   OP   SR  

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31050 Creator Corner Deli

LEGO Systems Inc. - http://www.lego.com/

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CO   TY  

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TV292 Doctor's Set

Le Toy Van - http://www.letoyvan.com/

$50.00     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 7 years      

Toy Type   OT   UN  

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LeapFrog Count Along Register

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

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 5 years      

Toy Type   CP   ES   MA   SC  

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LeapFrog LeapStart

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

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 7 years      

Toy Type   ES   GG   LA   SA  

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LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Mat

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

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 5 years      

Toy Type   AE   ES   ID   ML  

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LeapFrog Melody the Musical Turtle

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

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 5 years      

Toy Type   AE   ES   GE   ID  

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EcoTruck Fire Truck

Luke's Toy Factory - http://www.lukestoyfactory.com/

$22.95     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 6 years      

Toy Type   CO   EC   GN   SR  

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Little Tikes Light 'n Go 3-in-1 Activity Walker

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

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range   9 months thru 3 years      

Toy Type   AE   CE   ML   TS  

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Project Mc2 H2O RC Car

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

$69.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CP   EL   SA   TC  

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Turtle Sandbox

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

$59.99     Buy Now

Age range   1 year thru 6 years      

Toy Type   AE   OP  

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WOW 16pc Set

Magformers, LLC - http://www.magformers.com/

$49.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CO   ES   TY  

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Winkel™

Manhattan Toy Company - http://www.manhattantoy.com/

$14.00     Buy Now

Age range   0 thru 1 year      

Toy Type   NO   TR   TY   UN  

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Panoramic (NFL, NHL,MLB, NCAA) Stadium Puzzles

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

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   10 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CO   EC   PZ   SR  

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The Joy of Numbers

Muu Aps - Newmero - http://www.newmero.dk/

$53.00     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 9 years      

Toy Type   ES   GE   SA   SC  

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My Gnome on the Roam Family Adventure Kit

My Gnome on the Roam - http://www.mygnomeontheroam.com/

$59.97     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CR   ES   TR  

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BuppaLaPaloo

MySelfie LLC dba BuppaLaPaloo - http://www.buppabear.com/

$29.95     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 7 years      

Toy Type   CP   ES   PL   SR  

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3D Coin Art

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

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CP   GG   HO   PZ  

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Smithsonian Planetarium Projector

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

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   EL   HO   ID   SA  

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Smithsonian Plasma Ball

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

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   EL   ES   MA   SA  

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Super Wubble

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

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   EQ   PT   TY  

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Not Parent Approved

Not Parent Approved - http://www.notparentapproved.com/

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CG   ID   LA   NO  

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Hydraulic Arm Edge

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

$49.95     Buy Now

Age range   10 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CO   ES   SA   TC  

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Gyrobi

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

$3.95     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CH   CT   NO   SR   UN  

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Loopeez

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

$3.95     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CH   CT   NO   SR   UN  

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Paper Trax Super Pack

Paper Trax Toys - http://www.papertraxtoys.com/

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CO   GN   SC  

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Piper Computer Kit

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

$299.00     Buy Now

Age range   7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   EG   ES   SA   TC  

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Michael & Rockness Monsters

Preschool of Rock - http://www.michaelandtherocknessmonsters.com/

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 9 years      

Toy Type   CE   MM  

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Quadro Ultimate

Quadro der Grossbaukasten - http://www.quadroworld.com/

$599.99     Buy Now

Age range   1 year thru 8 years      

Toy Type   AP   CO   EQ   OP  

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Bathtub Coloring Kit

SAVVi - http://www.savvistuff.com/

$15.00     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 6 years      

Toy Type   AC   BA   CP   TY  

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Svan S.S. Ahoy Surprise Stacker

SVAN - http://www.svan.com/

$44.99     Buy Now

Age range   1 year + 6 months thru 5 years      

Toy Type   CP   ES   PZ   WT  

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Riding Center with Rider, Horses and Accessories

Schleich USA Inc. - http://www.schleich-s.com/

$99.00     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CP   ID   NO  

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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 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CP   ML   TY  

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Archery Dice

SimplyFun - http://www.simplyfun.com/

$26.00     Buy Now

Age range   7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG   ES   GE  

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NogginRings Reaching & Grasping Rings

SmartNoggin, Inc. - http://www.smartnoggintoys.com/

$18.99     Buy Now

Age range   0 thru 12 years      

Toy Type   ES   TY  

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Square Panda Phonics Playset

Square Panda - http://www.squarepanda.com/

$119.00     Buy Now

Age range   1 year + 6 months thru 8 years      

Toy Type   EG   ES   LA   TC  

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Farmers Market Create-and-Play Activity Book: 100 Stickers + Games, Crafts & Fun!

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

$14.95     Buy Now

Age range   4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BO   CF   CP   FP  

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Beanie Boos Domino Game

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

$15.00     Buy Now

Age range   4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CH   ES   GE   TY  

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Colorology

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

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG   CH   ES   TY  

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We Detectives

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

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CH   ES   GE   SR  

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Teeth Fairies: A Baby Teeth Tradition

Teeth Fairies, Inc. - http://www.teethfairies.com/

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range   4 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BO   ES   FP   PL  

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Fair Doll

The Doll Kind - http://www.thedollkind.com/

$59.00     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CT   DO   FP   SR  

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Moodster Feelings Flashlight

The Moodsters - http://www.themoodsters.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   1 year + 6 months thru 7 years      

Toy Type   BO   ID   OP   TY  

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Moodster Meter

The Moodsters - http://www.themoodsters.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   1 year + 6 months thru 7 years      

Toy Type   BO   ID   OP   TY  

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Moodster Mirror

The Moodsters - http://www.themoodsters.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   1 year + 6 months thru 7 years      

Toy Type   BO   ID   OP   TY  

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Let's Eat Together Placemat

The Victoria Chart Co. - http://www.victoriachartcompany.com/

$12.50     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AP   CE   CP   ES   MM   OT   SR   TY  

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Nikko RC Barbie™ Convertible R/C

Toy State - http://www.toystate.com/

$34.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CH   TS   TY  

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Nikko RC VelociTrax™

Toy State - http://www.toystate.com/

$39.99     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CH   TS   TY  

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Road Rippers Dino Hauler™

Toy State - http://www.toystate.com/

$19.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CH   TS   TY  

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Hanging Treehouses

TreePod Hanging Treehouses LLC - http://www.mytreepod.com/

$325.00     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   EQ   OP  

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E-Z Grip Balls

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

$12.99     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   TY  

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Trick Shot Sports

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

$9.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CP   TY  

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We're All In This Together

Two of a Kind Ltd. - http://www.twoofakind.com/

$14.98     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 10 years      

Toy Type   AT   CE   DD   ML   MM   TC  

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Telestrations® 8 Player: The Original

USAOPOLY - http://www.usaopoly.com/

$29.95     Buy Now

Age range   1 year thru 12 years      

Toy Type   BG   GE  

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Digit'Y Do

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation - http://www.uhccf.org/

$24.95     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CH   GE   ID   SR  

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Bizzy the Mix & Move Bot™

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

$24.99     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 5 years      

Toy Type   CP   LA   ML   TC  

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Go! Go! Smart Friends® Enchanted Princess Palace™

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

$59.99     Buy Now

Age range   1 year + 6 months thru 5 years      

Toy Type   AE   DH   DO   FP  

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Touch & Learn Activity Desk™ Deluxe

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

$54.99     Buy Now

Age range   2 years thru 5 years      

Toy Type   EL   EQ   ES   TC  

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Creations Jewelry

Wild Republic - http://www.kmtoys.com/

$4.00     Buy Now

Age range   3 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AS   NO   SC   SR  

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Wild Republic Huggers

Wild Republic - http://www.kmtoys.com/

$7.99     Buy Now

Age range   3 months thru 8 years      

Toy Type   CH   NO   PL   TY  

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Wonderhood Corner Shops - Creative Building Set

Wonderhood LLC - http://www.wonderhoodtoys.com/

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range   5 years thru 10 years      

Toy Type   CO   CP   ES   SA  

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Wonderhood Grand Hotel-Creative Building Set

Wonderhood LLC - http://www.wonderhoodtoys.com/

$59.99     Buy Now

Age range   5 years thru 10 years      

Toy Type   CO   CP   ES   SA  

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Lumi-Niter® Disk Kit

Xtraordin Air Toys - http://www.flitebynite.com/

$17.99     Buy Now

Age range   7 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   OP   PT   UN  

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NEON Street Rollers

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

$29.99     Buy Now

Age range   6 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   OP   TS   TY  

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littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd Edition

littleBits Electronics Inc. - http://www.littlebits.cc/

$199.95     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   CO   EL   HO   SA  

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littleBits Rule Your Room

littleBits Electronics Inc. - http://www.littlebits.cc/

$99.95     Buy Now

Age range   8 years thru 12 years      

Toy Type   AE   CO   ES   SA  

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Dr. Toy's   10 Best Active   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Kinderfeets LLCKinderfeets Tiny Tot BambooAE   GN   OP   SR   1y - 2y$100.00415-738-4820kinderfeets.com
2.LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical MatAE   ES   ID   ML   2y - 5y$29.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
3.MGA EntertainmentLittle Tikes Light 'n Go 3-in-1 Activity WalkerAE   CE   ML   TS   9m - 3y$39.99800-222-4685mgae.com
4.My Gnome on the RoamMy Gnome on the Roam Family Adventure KitAE   CR   ES   TR   3y - 12y$59.97844-694-6663mygnomeontheroam.com
5.NSI International Inc.Smithsonian Plasma BallEL   ES   MA   SA   8y - 12y$29.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
6.NSI International Inc.Super WubbleAE   EQ   PT   TY   3y - 12y$19.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
7.Schleich USA Inc.Riding Center with Rider, Horses and AccessoriesAE   CP   ID   NO   3y - 12y$99.00888-269-0826schleich-s.com
8.Toy StateNikko RC VelociTrax™AE   CH   TS   TY   8y - 12y$39.99857-300-2057toystate.com
9.TreePod Hanging Treehouses LLCHanging TreehousesAE   EQ   OP   6y - 12y$325.00303-443-0163mytreepod.com
10.VTech Electronics North America LLCGo! Go! Smart Friends® Enchanted Princess Palace™AE   DH   DO   FP   1y+6m - 5y$59.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Building Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Kinetix Neon Light BoardCO   CP   EL   TC   6y - 9y$19.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
2.LEGO Systems Inc.31050 Creator Corner DeliCO   TY   8y - 12y$39.99860-749-2291lego.com
3.Luke's Toy FactoryEcoTruck Fire TruckCO   EC   GN   SR   3y - 6y$22.95888-391-5488lukestoyfactory.com
4.Magformers, LLCWOW 16pc SetCO   ES   TY   3y - 12y$49.99877-817-4574magformers.com
5.MasterPieces Puzzle Co.Panoramic (NFL, NHL,MLB, NCAA) Stadium PuzzlesCO   EC   PZ   SR   10y - 12y$19.99520-741-1315masterpiecesinc.com
6.Paper Trax ToysPaper Trax Super PackAE   CO   GN   SC   3y - 12y$24.99310-872-0303papertraxtoys.com
7.Quadro der GrossbaukastenQuadro UltimateAP   CO   EQ   OP   1y - 8y$599.99004940 79005080quadroworld.com
8.Wonderhood LLCWonderhood Grand Hotel-Creative Building SetCO   CP   ES   SA   5y - 10y$59.99800-205-6129wonderhoodtoys.com
9.littleBits Electronics Inc.littleBits Gizmos & Gadgets Kit, 2nd EditionCO   EL   HO   SA   8y - 12y$199.95917-464-4577littlebits.cc
10.littleBits Electronics Inc.littleBits Rule Your RoomAE   CO   ES   SA   8y - 12y$99.95917-464-4577littlebits.cc

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Children's Products   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Amazing Toys Ltd.100+ Circuit ScienceCP   GE   SA   TC   8y - 12y$47.00800-654-6357amazing-toys.com.hk
2.Amazing Toys Ltd.Amazing Eco TenCO   CP   ES   GN   8y - 12y$39.90800-654-6357amazing-toys.com.hk
3.Ann Williams GroupKindness KitAE   CH   CP   6y - 12y$19.99248-977-5831annwilliamsgroup.com
4.EQtainmentQ's on the Go PackAE   CP   ES   GE   3y - 8y$12.99512-537-2192eqtainment.com
5.Horizon Group USA, Inc.It's So Me Braid-tastic!AS   CF   CP   HM   6y - 9y$14.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
6.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Kinetix Hidden Message Code BandsCF   CH   CP   SA   6y - 9y$9.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
7.MGA EntertainmentTurtle SandboxAE   OP   1y - 6y$59.99800-222-4685mgae.com
8.NSI International Inc.3D Coin ArtCP   GG   HO   PZ   8y - 12y$19.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
9.The Victoria Chart Co.Let's Eat Together PlacematAP   CE   CP   ES   MM   OT   SR   TY   3y - 12y$12.50victoriachartcompany.com
10.Tucker ToysTrick Shot SportsAE   CP   TY   3y - 12y$9.99609-438-9800trickshotsports.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Creative Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Alex BrandsALEX Toys Knot-a-QuiltAC   AS   CP   HM   8y - 12y$33.99800-666-2539alexbrands.com
2.Build & Imagine, LLCCareer DollsCP   DA   SA   SR   4y - 8y$14.99415-265-0299buildandimagine.com
3.Horizon Group USA, Inc.Creatify@PlayhouseCP   DH   FP   WT   6y - 12y$16.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
4.MGA EntertainmentProject Mc2 H2O RC CarCP   EL   SA   TC   6y - 12y$69.99800-222-4685mgae.com
5.MySelfie LLC dba BuppaLaPalooBuppaLaPalooCP   ES   PL   SR   2y - 7y$29.95818-876-0386buppabear.com
6.SAVViBathtub Coloring KitAC   BA   CP   TY   3y - 6y$15.00866-297-2884savvistuff.com
7.Storey Publishing LLCFarmers Market Create-and-Play Activity Book: 100 Stickers + Games, Crafts & Fun!BO   CF   CP   FP   4y - 12y$14.95800-827-7444storey.com
8.VTech Electronics North America LLCBizzy the Mix & Move Bot™CP   LA   ML   TC   2y - 5y$24.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com
9.Wild RepublicWild Republic HuggersCH   NO   PL   TY   3m - 8y$7.99800-800-9678kmtoys.com
10.Wonderhood LLCWonderhood Corner Shops - Creative Building SetCO   CP   ES   SA   5y - 10y$29.99800-205-6129wonderhoodtoys.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Educational Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.DuneCraftButterfly Glamour DomeCF   GN   SA   SC   8y - 12y$24.99800-306-4168dunecraft.com
2.LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.LeapFrog Count Along RegisterCP   ES   MA   SC   2y - 5y$24.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
3.LeapFrog Enterprises Inc.LeapFrog LeapStartES   GG   LA   SA   2y - 7y$39.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
4.Muu Aps - NewmeroThe Joy of NumbersES   GE   SA   SC   3y - 9y$53.00+45 2877 3907newmero.dk
5.NSI International Inc.Smithsonian Planetarium ProjectorEL   HO   ID   SA   8y - 12y$39.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
6.SVANSvan S.S. Ahoy Surprise StackerCP   ES   PZ   WT   1y+6m - 5y$44.99855-297-9516svan.com
7.SmartNoggin, Inc.NogginRings Reaching & Grasping RingsES   TY   0 - 12y$18.99301-895-4608smartnoggintoys.com
8.Square PandaSquare Panda Phonics PlaysetEG   ES   LA   TC   1y+6m - 8y$119.00877-807-2632squarepanda.com
9.Tactic Games USA IncBeanie Boos Domino GameCH   ES   GE   TY   4y - 12y$15.00216-288-0087tactic.net
10.VTech Electronics North America LLCTouch & Learn Activity Desk™ DeluxeEL   EQ   ES   TC   2y - 5y$54.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Games   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Ann Williams GroupRubber Band GameAE   BG   GE   ID   8y - 12y$19.99248-977-5831annwilliamsgroup.com
2.Art's IdeasJenga® GIANT™ Family Hardwood GameAE   ES   GE   OP   6y - 12y$99.95310-424-4527artsideas.biz
3.Brain Games PublishingIce CoolBG   CH   GE   UN   6y - 12y$39.95800-444-3552brain-games.com
4.Brybelly Holdings Inc.Story Time Dice: Fairy TalesBO   FP   GE   LA   6y - 12y$9.99800-926-7241brybelly.com
5.Buffalo Games, Inc.Silly Street the GameBG   GE   4y - 8y$19.99855-895-4290playsillystreet.com
6.EQtainmentQ's Race to the TopAE   CH   CT   GE   3y - 8y$24.99512-537-2192eqtainment.com
7.Griddly Games Inc.Just Add SunCF   CP   EC   SA   8y - 12y$25.98604-249-5020griddlygames.com
8.LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.LeapFrog Melody the Musical TurtleAE   ES   GE   ID   2y - 5y$19.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
9.SimplyFunArchery DiceBG   ES   GE   7y - 12y$26.00877-557-7767simplyfun.com
10.Tactic Games USA Inc.We DetectivesCH   ES   GE   SR   7y - 12y$19.99216-288-0087tactic.net

Dr. Toy's   20 Best Gifts   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Adora DollsAdora Baby FairyTY   0 - 12y$15.99800-779-5335adoradolls.com
2.Baby Jack and CompanyBaby Jack Sensory Learning LoveyES   LA   MA   PL   3y - 5y$27.95866-745-2491babyjackco.com
3.Brybelly Holdings Inc.Story Time Dice: Scary TalesBO   FP   GE   LA   6y - 12y$9.99800-926-7241brybelly.com
4.DT Learning ProductsHide Inside CottageTY   9m - 3y$45.00800-341-8697discoverytoys.net
5.DT Learning ProductsSchool House Play TentCH   FP   3y - 10y$100.00800-341-8697discoverytoys.net
6.EQtainmentQ-Time BuddyES   ID   PL   TY   0 - 5y$19.99512-537-2192eqtainment.com
7.Hide and Seek LLCHide and Seek Interactive PlushBO   ES   GE   MM   1y - 5y$24.95800-921-4976hideandseektoy.com
8.Horizon Group USA, Inc.ThinkBox Forensic ScienceAE   HO   SA   SC   8y - 12y$14.99800-651-0616horizongroupusa.com
9.Kid O ProductsMyland HouseboatBA   SA   TC   UN   2y - 12y$45.00212-366-5858kidotoys.com
10.Not Parent ApprovedNot Parent ApprovedCG   ID   LA   NO   8y - 12y$24.99310-740-6630notparentapproved.com
11.Office OxygenGyrobiCH   CT   NO   SR   UN   3y - 12y$3.95800-296-2812officeoxygen.com
12.Piper Inc.Piper Computer KitEG   ES   SA   TC   7y - 12y$299.00415-857-5021playpiper.com
13.Preschool of RockMichael & Rockness MonstersCE   MM   2y - 9y$9.99732-205-1971michaelandtherocknessmonsters.com
14.Tactic Games USA Inc.ColorologyBG   CH   ES   TY   8y - 12y$19.99216-288-0087tactic.net
15.The MoodstersMoodster MeterBO   ID   OP   TY   1y+6m - 7y$19.99212-584-4311themoodsters.com
16.The MoodstersMoodster MirrorBO   ID   OP   TY   1y+6m - 7y$19.99212-584-4311themoodsters.com
17.Toy StateNikko RC Barbie™ Convertible R/CAE   CH   TS   TY   3y - 12y$34.99857-300-2057toystate.com
18.Two of a Kind Ltd.We're All In This TogetherAT   CE   DD   ML   MM   TC   3y - 10y$14.98215-782-8258twoofakind.com
19.USAOPOLYTelestrations® 8 Player: The OriginalBG   GE   1y - 12y$29.95888-876-7659usaopoly.com
20.Xtraordin Air ToysLumi-Niter® Disk KitAE   OP   PT   UN   7y - 12y$17.99312-656-7890flitebynite.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Socially Responsible Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Epic Creations Inc.Epic!BO   IN   LA   SR   0 - 12y$4.99620-255-4849getepic.com
2.Green Kids Club Inc.Shark and the VolcanoBO   EC   ES   SR   4y - 10y$9.99208-881-5184greenkidsclub.com
3.Green Toys Inc.Rescue Boat & HelicopterBA   EC   GN   TY   2y - 6y$34.99415-839-9971greentoys.com
4.Le Toy VanTV292 Doctor's SetOT   UN   3y - 7y$50.00+44 (0) 20 8979 2036letoyvan.com
5.Office OxygenLoopeezCH   CT   NO   SR   UN   3y - 12y$3.95800-296-2812officeoxygen.com
6.Teeth Fairies, Inc.Teeth Fairies: A Baby Teeth TraditionBO   ES   FP   PL   4y - 12y$39.99401-524-6027teethfairies.com
7.The Doll KindFair DollCT   DO   FP   SR   3y - 12y$59.00504-214-3003thedollkind.com
8.The MoodstersMoodster Feelings FlashlightBO   ID   OP   TY   1y+6m - 7y$19.99212-584-4311themoodsters.com
9.UnitedHealthcare Children's FoundationDigit'Y DoCH   GE   ID   SR   8y - 12y$24.95855-698-4223uhccf.org
10.Wild RepublicCreations JewelryAS   NO   SC   SR   3y - 12y$4.00800-800-9678kmtoys.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Toys   of   2016

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Ateliers19BizibotsAC   CP   GN   WT   7y - 12y$40.00415-205-4994bizibots.com
2.CelebriDucksGood DuckAE   BA   GN   OP   0 - 12y$11.99415-456-3452celebriducks.com
3.DT Learning ProductsSensory SightsTY   0 - 2y$25.00800-341-8697discoverytoys.net
4.Folkmanis Inc.Folkmanis® Monarch Life Cycle PuppetAE   FP   PU   SC   3y - 12y$39.99800-654-8922folkmanis.com
5.Manhattan Toy CompanyWinkel™NO   TR   TY   UN   0 - 1y$14.00800-541-1345manhattantoy.com
6.OWI Inc.Hydraulic Arm EdgeCO   ES   SA   TC   10y - 12y$49.95310-515-6800owirobot.com
7.Schoenhut Piano Co., Inc.18 Key Mini GrandAE   CP   ML   TY   3y - 12y$79.95888-414-2739toypiano.com
8.Toy StateRoad Rippers Dino Hauler™AE   CH   TS   TY   3y - 12y$19.99857-300-2057toystate.com
9.Tucker ToysE-Z Grip BallsAE   TY   2y - 12y$12.99609-438-9800trickshotsports.com
10.Yvolution USA Inc.NEON Street RollersAE   OP   TS   TY   6y - 12y$29.99855-981-7177yvolution.com




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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