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This set of eight interlocking foam pieces is designed to make hopscotch more fun. The pieces are easy to clean and come in a carrying case with two markers and instructions.
— The Sunny Patch line was included in the top-10 best-seller list for Dancing Bear Toys in Asheville and Hendersonville, N.C., in June 2010, as reported by Sarah and Erika Evers, owners and sisters. “I love the Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch line of garden/beach items ... especially Bella Butterfly Hopscotch!” Sarah told TDmonthly. “They are very cute and sturdy gardening tools and outdoor toys, all with bug themes. They encourage boys and girls to get into the garden!”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28786 (added 6/8/2010)
Puppets allow kids to use their imaginations while building coordination.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28704 (added 5/28/2010)
This two-level Car Carrier Truck comes with four cars to load and unload. The top level of the truck swings up and down for easy loading and unloading. Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28211 (added 4/22/2010)
This twist on a classic backyard game includes two soft balls and two charming crabby "catchers". Launch date: 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 28209 (added 4/22/2010)
This soft plush sorting toy from Melissa & Doug brings together a variety of fun developmental activities for toddlers. The mailbox has an opening front flap and see-through back panel, as well as a flag that can be raised and lowered just like a real mailbox. Cheerfully addressed letters come with Velcro stamps that can be taken off and put back on as a child imagines their letters going into the mailbox, flying all the way around the world, and coming back again.
― Twenty percent of 39 retailers named Melissa and Doug as their top-selling supplier of infant and toddler toys during a March 2010 survey conducted by TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27944 (added 4/9/2010)
Melissa & Doug put their spin on another classic toy with See & Spell. Eight, two-sided cutout boards feature pictures and empty spots for letters. Kids can use the 64 included wooden letters to fill the empty spots, complete the puzzle, and spell the sight-reading word featured in the picture. The wooden letters can also be used as stencils.
— Cleeo of cleeo and bea said the See & Spell is “an excellent tool in helping our tots grasp the concept of reading,” though she lamented the lack of a lid to keep all the pieces inside the box.
— Viewpoints reviewers praised the product for using lowercase letters instead of the typical uppercase letters found with most spelling products.
— Reviewers on Melissa & Doug’s site felt that See & Spell might not maintain the interest of children for a sustained period of time and hoped for a word expansion pack to help with this issue.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27474 (added 3/4/2010)
This colorful collection of 36 wooden blocks comes in a red-wheeled wagon with a rope for transport. It measures 13" x 11" x 3."
— Five of 38 specialty retailers named Melissa & Doug's blocks as a best-selling wooden toy in February 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27374 (added 2/24/2010)
These wooden, magnetic dolls come in a box with multiple clothing options and include stands for playtime.
— Five of 38 retailers told TDmonthly in February 2010 that Melissa & Doug magnetic dress-up items are a best-selling wooden toy in their stores.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27373 (added 2/24/2010)
Kids can use the icing tube-shaped dry-erase markers to color four wooden cupcakes that come with a baking tray, cupcake sleeves and decorative wooden candles. The package measures 10.5" x 13.25" x 3.13".
— Play food sets and cutting food from Melissa & Doug were named as a best-selling wooden toy by seven of 38 retailers in February 2010. "The Melissa & Doug cupcake set did really well," Lesa Smith of Whiz Kid Toys in San Luis Obispo, Calif., told TDmonthly.
― Michael McCollum, owner of Learning Express in Hoover, Ala., told TDmonthly in spring 2010 that the Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set is his best-selling playset. “One of my employees absolutely loves it,” he said of what helps drive sales.
― “All year, [the best seller] is food sets from Melissa & Doug,” said Bill Rayment, owner of Toy Crossing in Harbor Beach, Mich., when asked about his top-selling playsets and activity kits during an April 2010 interview.
― Six of 43 retailers listed Melissa & Doug as their top supplier of playsets in April 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27372 (added 2/24/2010)
This 24-piece wooden jigsaw puzzle features an attractive palette of dinosaurs and scenery. It measures 0.4" x 11.75" x 15.75".
— Eight of 38 retailers named puzzles by Melissa & Doug as a best-selling wooden toy in early 2010. Jamie Burdette, owner of LB Toys in Media, Pa., told TDmonthly his store sells about 36 a month of assorted styles.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 27371 (added 2/24/2010)
This picture-filled wooden puzzle of the United States includes 40 pieces created to help develop map skills. When each puzzle piece is placed in the correct location, the puzzle speaks the names of the states and capitals. It measures 0.8” x 15.8” x 11.9”. It requires three AAA batteries (not included).
— Ten percent of 40 retailers named Melissa & Doug as a best-selling brand when it comes to educational products. LB Toys in Media, Pa., sells about 30 per month of the U.S. wooden map puzzle, Owner Jamie Burdette told TDmonthly in fall 2009.
— Michael O'Dell of Toys from the Attic in Rehoboth Beach, Del., told TDmonthly in a Summer 2011 survey that they don't sell many electronic or battery operated toys, but of those they do have, sound puzzles from Melissa & Doug sell best.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 26173 (added 11/24/2009)
Complete with a royal array of magnetic outfits, the Princess Elise Dress-Up Set offers a variety of activities and an even greater variety of ways to combine them. Girls can mix and match the colors and styles of the painted magnetic clothes that come with the princess figure, pretend to design fashions, tell stories about Princess Elise's adventures, and more. The set includes the dress-up doll figure, a wooden stand, and magnetic outfits and accessories.
― Sandy Haynes, owner of Lollipop Toys in Dawsonville, Ga., sells 10 to 12 units per month of Melissa and Doug's Magnetic Dress-Up dolls. In June 2009, she told TDmonthly, “They remind grandparents of cloth dolls.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24760 (added 7/24/2009)
Starting with a sturdy wood tray painted with the arc, the sun and rain, and a bright colored rainbow, children have not only a puzzle to help them sharpen fine motor skills, shape recognition skills and hand-eye coordination, but also a set of 12 chunky figurines for pretend play. The large, easy-to-grasp pieces stand upright to bring this familiar story, or stories from a youngster's imagination, to life.
― “They have a lot of the stuff we need in one source,” Dennis Ronberg, owner of Linden Tree Children's Recordings and Books in Los Altos, Calif., said in early summer 2009 of what makes Melissa & Doug his best-selling puzzle line.
― “Melissa & Doug does best for 3- to 5-year olds,” Joe Berardoni, owner of Pun's Toy Shop in Bryn Mawr, Pa., told TDmonthly of his best-selling puzzle brands in June 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24704 (added 7/21/2009)
The 24 large, interlocking pieces of this wooden jigsaw puzzle fit together to reveal a brightly colored African landscape populated with friendly cartoon animals. Underneath the setting sun, children will recognize the faces of a giraffe, lion, elephant, hippo, zebra and pink flamingo. The puzzle builds and stores in the tray, allowing children to recreate the image over and over again.
― “Melissa & Doug overall does really well,” said Fred Meyer, owner of Meyer's Toy World in Battle Creek, Mich., when asked about his top-selling puzzle in June 2009.
― Seventeen of 47 retailers told TDmonthly in early summer 2009 that Melissa & Doug is their top-selling puzzle line, reporting sales between 15 and 30 pieces per month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24702 (added 7/21/2009)
Young children will enjoy this as a counting game, while two to four older players will enjoy it for the strategy. Our heirloom quality version of this classic seafaring game has a latching wooden box that features a transparent, shatterproof top and flipping wooden number tiles. It includes two dice, a convenient storage pouch and a detailed instruction booklet.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24557 (added 7/15/2009)
Toddlers will love leading the parade with this wooden elephant that claps two cymbals together when pushed along. With a large wooden knob for easy grasping, this is a wonderful first push toy to accompany those first steps. Brightly painted with non-toxic paint. It measures 21.5" x 7" x 5" assembled.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24556 (added 7/15/2009)
This durable metal shopping cart looks just like those in real stores. Sturdy metal construction includes pivoting front wheels, a folding doll seat and protective corner bumpers to navigate the aisles in style and safety. It measures 18.5" x 13.5" x 22.5" assembled. Contains small parts. Adult assembly required. Launch date: 2009.
— These carts are best sellers at Learning Resources Toy Magic in Fort Walton, Fla. "There are between 25 and 35 on hold for Christmas," Owner Mark Pattison told TDmonthly in late October 2009.
— Jamie Burdette, owner of LB Toys in Media, Pa., said in fall 2009 that his store sells about 60 of these shopping carts per month.
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ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24555 (added 7/15/2009)
Princess Catherine Castlehoff is regally dressed in purple and gold. This unique royal puppet features elegant hand detailing and materials carefully crafted for years of pretend play. She measures 17" x 7" x 8".
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24391 (added 6/30/2009)
With his great long neck and stretching tail, Melissa & Doug's Apatosaurus plush is covered in striking purple and green spots. More than 3’ long, this dinosaur is ready to be a bedtime companion or partner in prehistoric imaginative play for hours on end. He has a detailed face and white claws on all four feet, in addition to markings on his skin.
— “We sell them constantly, weekly,” remarked Samuel Cox, owner of My Favorite Toys in Carbondale, Ill., of the Melissa & Doug plush items in his store in May 2009.
— Eight of 43 retailers told TDmonthly in spring 2009 that Melissa & Doug supply their best-selling plush or puppet items.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 24047 (added 6/9/2009)
Packaged in a purple box, this craft set includes a mirror fit for royalty, stickers, gems that sparkle, and both craft and glitter glue.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23905 (added 5/28/2009)
Just the right size for a variety of tiny treasures, jewelry or other extra-special keepsakes, this miniature craft kit from Melissa & Doug comes with four pots of paint, a brush, glitter, white glue, and glittering gems to decorate the lidded, heart-shaped box.
— “It's a party favor. A cute and fun activity,” Linda Rocco, owner of Gummy Lump Toys in Medford, N.Y., told TDmonthly when asked about top-selling activity kits in spring 2009.
— Seven of 49 retailers surveyed in April 2009 listed Melissa & Doug as a top-selling activity brand in their stores.
— Bill Sartain, owner of Tutoring Toy in Salt Lake City, Utah, told TDmonthly in a May 2014 survey that items from the Melissa & Doug "Decorate Your Own..." line are their best-selling activity kits.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23804 (added 5/21/2009)
This portable, folding wooden stable comes with four horses, four hay bales, a corral and a ladder. Launch date: 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23397 (added 4/27/2009)
This classic game features an erasable whiteboard with a marker/eraser that can easily be stored on the side, and has no loose components, making it ideal for travel. It measures 0.9” x 10.2” x 8.75”.
— “We sell a lot of … Melissa & Doug flip games, especially Hangman,” Susan Blanton, owner of Pufferbellies in Staunton, Va., told TDmonthly in March 2009. "All the pieces are attached," pointed out Holly Anver, manager of Ages & Stages Toy Box in Golden, Colo.
— Four of 64 specialty retailers named this one-piece version of hangman when talking about best-selling travel toys in spring 2009. Four of 39 retailers echoed that sentiment in March 2010. Overall, 11 percent of those surveyed in '09 cited games by Melissa & Doug. David Ekwall of The Wooden Toy in Wethersfield, Conn., said his store sells eight to 10 per month.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23245 (added 4/9/2009)
Suitable for ages 6 months and up, this picnic set includes a soft, flip-top basket, plus colorful fabric and phthalate-free plastic accessories, including an ice cream treat, a bottled fruit drink, a watermelon wedge and a sandwich with removal ingredients.
— Linda Rocco of Gummy Lump Toys in Medford, N.Y., told TDmonthly in spring 2009 that her store sells about 20 units per month of items from the Fill & Spill series.
— Melissa & Doug was mentioned five times during a March 2009 survey of 64 specialty retailers about best-selling infant and toddler toys.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23235 (added 4/9/2009)
This set of 12 wooden, sliceable cookies offers creative play for young bakers. The realistic-looking cookies come in a durable dough tube.
— The set was listed as a best seller in spring 2009 at Green Frog Toys in Portland, Ore. “The set is good for fun, educational and creative play,” Owner Patricia Fiedler told TDmonthly.
— This cookie set has been on the top-10 best seller list at Pufferbellies in Staunton, Va., for at least a year, Co-owner Susan Blanton told TDmonthly in fall 2009.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 23232 (added 4/9/2009)
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