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This fantastic colorful plush dragon inspires children’s imaginations while staying soft and snuggly. He measures 40” by 20” by 12”.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 8343 (added 6/21/2006)
This 40-piece set encourages creativity and constructive play. Children can create walls, fences, forts, houses or skyscrapers. The bright, colorful blocks are durable to withstand years of rough play. The set includes three different block sizes.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 7582 (added 4/14/2006)
Tucked away in a wooden box are 16 different animal and nature stamps that kids can use to create their own designs. Two different inkpads are included, as are seven colored pencils for filling in the spaces.
— “Holy Moly, there’s a ton of stuff that does well” in Melissa & Doug, particularly the stamp and bead sets, enthused Steven Levy, owner of Toy City in Surry, N.H.
— Of 58 retailers who spoke with TDmonthly, four cited Melissa & Doug as makers of popular holiday stocking-stuffer items. Additionally, of the four, three cited Melissa & Doug’s art kits as being the “it” product.
— It was one of the best sellers at Imaginit in Decorah, Iowa, said Kayla Storlee.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5634 (added 11/21/2005)
Each side of this peek-a-boo birdhouse features a window that houses a velvety bird that rattles, jingles, squeaks or crinkles, and can be sorted by shape or color. It measures 12” x 10” x 12”, boxed.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 5616 (added 11/21/2005)
Age Range: 2 and up
It’s “all aboard!” for this toy. The train is leaving the station to have plenty of kiddie passengers. The 15 interchangeable brightly colored pieces let kids design their own cars. It measures 17" x 3" x 6".
— This train moves off the shelves for Kim Walter, manager of Giggles in Stoughton, Wis. She told TDmonthly, “People seem to love all the vehicles in this line.”
— “That’s one of our best selling items,” said Susan Waterstreet of Tree Top Kids in Washington, D.C. “We also now have a jumbo version; they’re fabulous sellers for kids 2 and up.”
— This toy is a steady seller at Be Beep A Toy Shop in Columbia, S.C.
— Since Jillie Beans Toys & More opened in Westminster, Colo., in fall 2006, Melissa & Doug’s Stacking Train has been a consistently strong seller, Owner Valerie Elsea told TDmonthly in April 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4886 (added 9/30/2005)
Age Range: 3 and up
Children can learn while playing with this colorful 12” x 18” puzzle made of painted wood. The pictures under each piece represent the numerical value.
— Kim Walter, manager of Giggles in Stoughton, Wis., said that this is one of her strongest products. “Just fabulous” is how she described it.
— “The bright colorful pieces help kids tactilely learn about numbers and feel the accomplishment of solving the puzzle. They sell really well,” noted Susan Waterstreet of Tree Top Kids in Washington, D.C. “We do really well with puzzles,” she added.
— All Melissa & Doug products are top sellers at Golden Aspen Toys in Chicago, sales associate Sherri Anaya told TDmonthly.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4884 (added 9/30/2005)
Kids can paint with sweeping gestures when they use this generous-sized easel. One side is a chalkboard, the other´s a dry-erase board. Load a piece of paper into the paper holder and kids can paint and scribble to their heart’s content. Each side of the easel features a colorful tray that can hold paints, cups, chalk, erasers, clips and more. “Our Deluxe Easel has become one of our best-selling items because of its great value, high-quality construction and versatility,” said Rick Davis, part of the marketing team at Melissa & Doug. It has two adjustable boards that allow children of all sizes to enjoy painting and creating, and the easy-to-clean trays are removable in seconds.”
— This product has been making the TDmonthly Best-sellers lists since 2005.
— As of 1.06.2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 647 reviews on Amazon.com and was No. 18 on the top 100 bestselling toys and games. Pros: Double Sided; easy to clean. Cons: Supplies must be purchased separately.
— "The Melissa & Doug Easel, hands-down, beats everything in terms of dollars. It's well-made and good value," was the praise given by David Campbell, owner of Amazing Toys in Great Falls, Mont.
— “Our easel, from Melissa & Doug, just blows out of here,” said Nishan Shepard, owner of Rockridge Kids in Oakland, Calif., in early 2010.
— Seven of 48 retailers named the easel as their top-selling art item in January 2010, reporting average sales of three per month.
— This easel has been a consistent best seller for Jillie Beans Toys & More of Westminster, Colo., since the store opened in 2006. (April 2010)
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4844 (added 9/29/2005)
Age Range: 3 and up
This 10-piece set of musical instruments (heavy on the percussion with maracas, a tambourine and a triangle) lets a child explore the wonders of sound, music, anthropology or just the fun of making some noise.
― Richard Gibson, owner of Learning Express of Newton, Mass., says his store sells about 6 or 7 of these sets per month.
— In summer 2008, Meredith Zellweger, owner of Toy Jungle in Manhattan Beach, Calif., touted this set as her “go-to musical toy.” Melanie Anderson of Daly City, Calif., said, “The kids have so much fun playing with them. They are real instruments, not plastic imitations that don´t sound quite right. This was a purchase I don´t regret.”
— Three of 45 retailers cited Band in a Box when asked about best-selling musical toys in mid 2007, citing sales of between three and 10 units per month. Seven of 48 retailers named it as a musical best seller in January 2010.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 4401 (added 8/31/2005)
Age Range: 4 and up
Children can make a statement with their own personal creative door hanger. The kit includes markers, stickers and glitter glue. It?s great for party favors and party activity.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3998 (added 7/18/2005)
Age Range: 3 to 7
This 48-piece puzzle has large, colorful pieces and comes with a paper insert of the dinosaur picture to help kids put the pieces in place.? Mary Tague, owner of Toy Town in Key Biscayne, Fla., said "the puzzle speaks for itself" which helps it to sell well at her store.
? Susan Israel, sales person for Toy Box in Asheville, N.C., said the dinosaur-themed puzzles of the Melissa & Doug products sold well at her location.
? On Imaginarium.com, this product received five stars from L. Ansley who wrote, "My 4-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs, but not puzzles so much. She does like this puzzle, though, because the large, sturdy pieces fit together well and stay where they are put."
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3960 (added 7/15/2005)
Age Range: 2 and up
Taking the traditional peg puzzle to the next level, realistic animal sounds are heard when the puzzle pieces are properly placed on the board.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3958 (added 7/15/2005)
Age Range: 3 and up
This set of 15 pastel-colored wooden tea pieces comes fitted in a tea tray. The sturdy kit includes a teapot, sugar bowl with lid, creamer, two tea cups and saucers, two plates and three spoons.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3945 (added 7/15/2005)
Age Range: 4 and up
More than 200 wood letters fill this brightly colored kit by Melissa & Doug.
--It was selected by Learning Shop to be a part of their Best Toy Guide.
--“[Melissa & Doug] design all products with education in mind, fostering…a strong sense of accomplishment in children of all ages,” says Genius Babies.
--Toys2Wish4.com listed it as a Favorite Toy for ages 9 and up in February 2005.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3244 (added 3/17/2005)
Age Range: 3 and up
These chunky, patterned wooden beads with extra-long laces are adorned with designs of numbers and familiar objects.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3236 (added 3/17/2005)
Block sets are a classic that never go out of style, and FamilyEducation.com notes that blocks allow kids to “master math concepts about shapes, space, balancing and gravity.”
— “Wooden blocks by Melissa & Doug” were expected to be a 2006 holiday hit at The Name Dropper in Montgomery, Ala., owner Shea Schroll told TDmonthly.
— “Standard building blocks by Melissa & Doug … we sell those every day,” Peter (Mr. Toad), owner of Mr. Toad’s Toy Company in Naples, Fla., told TDmonthly in April 2008. Erica Welton, manager of Bedford Falls Toy Store in Charlotte, N.C., said her store sells “two or three sets a day.”
— More than 17 percent of retailers who spoke with TDmonthly in spring 2008 named this item as their best-selling construction toy.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 2283 (added 1/31/2005)
Babies can experience the classic story of “The Three Little Pigs” again and again with these three nesting houses with self-stick fabric closures, a “fall-through” chimney, three squeaking pigs and a wolf. The easy-grasp play figures wipe clean. A story sheet is included. The set measures 16.5” x 7” x 12.25” boxed. This is formerly a LIzzybee product.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 613 (added 9/1/2004)
This set consists of four adorable sweets in a candy jar with lid. It measures 8” x 12” x 6”, boxed. This is formerly a Lizzybee product.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 612 (added 9/1/2004)
This easy-grasp toy with colorful, textured teething rings makes an adorable first friend. It measures 10” x 11” x 2.5”. This was formerly a Lizzybee product.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 611 (added 9/1/2004)
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