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The five-piece “in-and-out” play set comes with three colorfully adorable dogs and a bone, all featuring different textured fabrics. Each character can go inside the illustrated 8” doghouse through a large roof opening or a smaller door, both of which adhere with hook-and-loop closures. Each character rattles and the doghouse features a teething handle for on-the-go fun. This product is intended for children over the age of nine months. Launch date: January 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16964 (added 1/8/2008)
The unique highchair and tabletop toy features three kooky characters, engaging textures and rattles that all spring back and forth when touched. The 10” toy is intended for children over the age of six months and adheres to most highchairs, tables, floors and other hard surfaces. Launch date: January 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16963 (added 1/8/2008)
Kids can create an alligator, a shark or a T-Rex in 3D puppet form with this 450-piece set. Each set offers three different design projects from simple to complex. The puzzle pieces are flexible, hexagonal and interlocking, allowing kids to be as creative as possible. A completion guide is also included for kids who wish to create the pre-determined projects. Launch date: January 2008.
— This construction toy has been a best seller for a year at The Parent-Teacher Store & Toys Too in Louisville, Ky., Owner Kimberly Kopatz reported in fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16962 (added 1/8/2008)
Let your Groovy Girls dolls take a ride through town on this new scooter. It includes hand straps and a foot strap to secure your doll as you cruse around. 9.5” in length, doll sold separately. Launch date: January 2008.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 16961 (added 1/8/2008)
Suitable for ages 18 months and up, this 15” soft doll helps kids learn to dress with the following colorful components: a button, a snap, a hook-and-loop closure, a zipper and a shoe tie. He’s accompanied by a parrot.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 15516 (added 9/28/2007)
The big, curious, yellow eyes stand out on this loveable 14.5" plush kitty. His understuffed, extra-long body makes him incredibly poseable and huggable, too. He's made out of a silky, soft fabric that simply begs to be petted. Ziggy's friends in the Lanky Cat line include Iggy and Moe.
— "It's crazy. I don't know what it is. It's like an addiction," said Jude Larene, co-owner of Izilla Toys in Seattle, about the Lanky Cat craze that has hit his store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13484 (added 6/14/2007)
The big, curious, blue eyes stand out on this loveable 14.5" plush kitty. His understuffed, extra-long body makes him incredibly poseable and huggable, too. He's made out of a silky, soft fabric that simply begs to be petted. Moe's friends in the Lanky Cat line from Manhattan include Iggy and Ziggy.
— "For a specific piece of plush, if people don't get the Lanky Cats, they actually get mad," said Jude Larene, owner of Izilla Toys in Seattle, about what customers are demanding in his store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13483 (added 6/14/2007)
The big, curious, green eyes standout on this loveable 14.5" plush kitty. His understuffed, extra long body makes him incredibly poseable and huggable, too. He's made out of a silky, soft fabric that simply begs to be petted. Iggy's friends in the Lanky Cat line from Manhattan include Moe and Ziggy.
— Paula Bolte, owner of Imaginations Toy & Furniture Co. in Blacksburg, Va., told TDmonthly in late Spring 2011 that she sold 12 Lanky Cats each month.
— "Lanky Cats by Manhattan Toy. I can't get enough of them," said Jude Larene, owner of Izilla Toys in Seattle, WA, when discussing the latest craze to sweep his store.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13482 (added 6/14/2007)
Manhattan Toy has teamed up with Girl Scouts of the USA to design a spirited line of themed Groovy Girls dolls and accessories. Celebrating girls’ personal style, diversity and the power of friendship, these debut dolls embrace virtues inspired by the Girl Scouts' mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Groovy Girls Awards: TDmonthly Top Seller 2007. Launch date: July 2007.
Where to Buy Groovy Girls: Blue Turtle Toys
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13293 (added 6/7/2007)
This eight-piece electronic interactive set includes the following: a plush frog, a blanket, a thermometer, a soup bowl and spoon, a tissue, a bandaid and a medicine bottle. The frog says 14 phrases and talks when someone hugs, feeds, takes its temperature or blows its nose. The product includes three AA batteries. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13132 (added 5/24/2007)
With each thump of the soft hammer, baby hears a variety of sounds or gets a pop-up surprise. This electronic activity toy for ages 9 months and up comes with a battery. Launch date: January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 13129 (added 5/24/2007)
Skwish appeals to baby's visual and tactile curiosity, making this sophisticated toy a source of wonder and learning. ”It never loses its shape, allowing it grow with baby,” Associate Marketing Manager Amy Cathey of Manhattan Toy told TDmonthly. “Adults also love it as a stress reliever, so it appeals to anyone.” Launch date: 1988.
― Of 39 retailers asked to name their top-selling infant and toddler toy in March 2010, seven told TDmonthly that Manhattan is their best line. Three named Skwish, reporting sales averaging 24 per month.
― “Manhattan Toy is my biggest vendor, both for infants and toddlers,” said Barbara Paeth-Haas, owner of The Durango Kid in Durango, Colo., in spring 2010.
— In a February 2013 survey, Cariad Owen, manager of Out of the Blue Toys in Albuquerque, N.M., told TDmonthly that Skwish was their best selling wooden toy.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 12998 (added 5/22/2007)
Stunning colors give this perennial favorite a lively look. Babies will be engaged and amused by the responsive rattle, and caregivers can safely refrigerate this pliable plastic toy to produce a soothing teether. “We have so much of the Manhattan baby...we sell a lot,” Owner Amy Barrett of Lasso the Moon Wonderful Toys in Helena, Mont., told TDmonthly in early 2007. “People buy them for baby gifts...baby shower gifts. They like them because the colors are so bright.”
— “Winkels from Manhattan Toy — [we sell] about 30 per month,” Burdette told TDmonthly in March 2008. Five percent of the 40 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in spring 2008 singled out this item as their stores’ best-selling infant and toddler toy.
— "I sell 18 or so a month," Mary Ellen Cerney, owner of Dear Friends & Children in Duncan, Okla., said in March 2009. In June 2009, four of 47 retailers listed Manhattan Toy as their best-selling baby line. In March 2010, two of 39 specialty retailers cited Winkel as a best-selling baby toy.
— In June 2010, five percent of 40 specialty retailers named Manhattan Toy’s Winkel as a top-selling baby product.
— As of 05/21/2012 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 299 reviews on Amazon.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10528 (added 12/7/2006)
This classic fill-and-pour toy has a fun, contemporary twist. Whenever toddlers place a bug in or out of the frog’s mouth, they hear sounds such as “ribbit,” “burp” and “buzz.” A door in the frog's belly opens for easy emptying, and moving the bug-shaped pieces helps develop motor skills. The product comes with three soft winged insects and a battery. Launch date: January 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 10148 (added 11/17/2006)
Age Range: 1 and up
Launch Date: January 2006
As little ones thread each soft ring on the post, they hear a different sound — a total of four instrumental sounds — to stimulate auditory development and reinforce cause-and-effect learning. Such interactive activity also helps babies develop motor and problem-solving skills. What’s more, an array of fabrics, including stretch nylon, delivers textural appeal. Bold colors and organic shapes add visual impact. Launch date: January 2006.
— According to Marketing Coordinator Maggie Henjum, “The NooBoo Symphonic Stacker [is] a fun twist on a classic stacking toy that helps babies develop valuable new skills and senses.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9752 (added 10/24/2006)
Huggetts Monkey’s soft limbs wrap around the puppeteer using magnets in each hand and foot. This innovation allows the child to animate the puppet’s entire body as well as its expressive head, bringing imaginations and characters to life. Bold colors and a sweet face add to the fun. The monkey is 32.5” long. Launch date: June 2006.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 9569 (added 10/3/2006)
Everyday is a fashion show with Oki who has black pigtails with blue and white highlights. She wears a multi-colored tank top and white skirt with aqua trim, blue and brown polka-dot leggings and knee-high brown faux-suede boots.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8141 (added 6/5/2006)
A lifelong companion, Miss Dessa is understuffed and ultrasoft. She features a sleeve on the back of her dress for extra-huggability. She’s 16” long and suitable for kids 18 months and older.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7315 (added 3/27/2006)
This set includes10 reversible cards with both black-and-white and color research-correct graphics that help babies discover light/dark contrast and begin recognizing patterns. A hook-and-loop strap easily attaches to either front- or rear-facing car seats.
Awards: 2006 Oppenheim Toy Award; 1995 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Blue Chip Classic Award Winner.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7236 (added 3/17/2006)
Bath time is fun time with this set of colorful multi-textural fish. A large fish floats upright. The small fish squirt water and are colored and numbered for fun identification purposes. Toss them into the mouth of the larger fish or send them on daring adventures in and out of its wide-open mouth. The larger fish can store the littler ones and is made of bright quick-drying fabrics. This item was discontinued in January 2007.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7122 (added 3/6/2006)
A very soft bright multi-colored giraffe, this toy features squeakers, crinkle paper, mirrors and teething rings. A small bird, secured by a magnet in its hand, rattles when shaken.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7108 (added 3/3/2006)
The 6" version of Whoozit has hidden noise makers, including rattles, squeakers and crinkle paper to perk up little ears. Whoozit is made of ultrasoft velour and attaches to most strollers, carriers and car seats. Whoozit is uniquely designed to hold babies’ attention. Barbara Fineblum, owner of Barston’s Child’s Play in Baltimore, Md., told TDmonthly Whoozit by Manhattan Toy would be a 2006 holiday best seller in a market where “nothing really stands out.”
— Jessica Wood of Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center, Vt., told TDmonthly in summer 2008 that her store sells six to 12 Whoozits a month.
— Catherine Higgins of Stone Soup in Bar Harbor, Maine, reported monthly sales of 5 to 6 units.
— Three of 66 retailers mentioned Whoozit as a best-selling baby gift in July 2008.
— As of 8.24.10, this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews on Target.com and was listed in the top 30 best-selling toys and games. PROS: Humorous; keeps children busy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5305 (added 11/2/2005)
Itīs Felix to the rescue, as kids wonīt be able to get enough of this adorable, playable firetruck. With rumbling action to simulate a running engine, a flashing light, and an extendable hose, this truck has everything kids will need to rush to the scene.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4650 (added 9/16/2005)
The next-best thing to growing up on a farm, the Counting & Sorting Farm helps children to learn while exposing them to different animals and a farm environment. Kids learn to count out the appropriate number of animals and where to store them, helping to develop sorting skills. The fun nature of the product also lends itself to creative, pretend play.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4647 (added 9/16/2005)
Manhattan Baby introduces the newest sound mechanism of its kind with its new ?fill-and-pour? toy Big Top Sounds. When baby drops the soft lion toy in the circus tent, she hears ?roar,? and when the lion comes back out, she hears ?lion.? Such classic fill-and-pour play encourages development of motor skills and cause-and-effect understanding. It rewards baby?s activity with immediate feelings of success. Big Top Sounds causes eight unique sound reactions.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4073 (added 8/2/2005)
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