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August 2009 | Vol. VIII - No. 8
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TDmonthly’s 2009 Award Finalists!

Crafts, Games and Other Fun Toys Make the Cut


Toys, games and baby items poured in for the fall installment of TDmonthly Magazine’s 2009 awards program. The submissions have been narrowed by about 40 percent based on consumer and staff review, yielding the following list of products in the final running for a TDmonthly award. Click on the product names below for more information about each nominee — you may even be able to watch a video or read a review!

As the No. 1 online trade resource for the specialty toy industry, TOYDIRECTORY/TDmonthly is committed to honoring products that exhibit exceptional quality, play value, safety and other factors that help shape independent toy stores and positively influence children.

In our September issue, look for the official announcement of TDmonthly’s Top Toy, Top Seller, Classic and Innovations winners! (see article here)

COMPANY PRODUCT
10VOX Tracksters
ACTING OUT Hokey Pokey/Can Can Musical Petticoat
ACTION PRODUCTS I Dig Dinosaurs Dino Nest
AMERICAN INNOVATIVE LLC Teach Me Time! Talking Alarm Clock and Nightlight
ARTSEE FARTSEE artsee smartsee
ARTTERRO Artterro Bookmaking Kit
ARTTERRO Artterro Creativity Kit
ARTTERRO Artterro Wire & Bead Art Kit
BINKLEY & HURST MOOV Starter Kit
BLOCO TOYS Lizards & Chameleons
BLOCO TOYS Marine Creatures
BLOCO TOYS Birds of Prey
BLUE ORANGE GOBBLET GOBBLERS
BLUE ORANGE DOUBLE SHUTTER, Shut The Super Box
BLUE ORANGE YAMSLAM, Roll To Win!
BOIKIDO Boikido Wooden Shapes Train
CANDLEWICK PRESS The True Story of Goldilocks
CCA & B The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition®
CITIBLOCS CitiBlocs 54 Piece Color Wooden Building Bloc Set
CITIBLOCS CitiBlocs 100 Piece Wooden Building Set
CITIBLOCS CitiBlocs 200 Piece Wooden Building Set
CORE LEARNING Crayola Art Studio
CREATION BY DESIGN Creation By Design Bible Trading Cards
ELASTIC EARTH Endango
GALLOPADE INTERNATIONAL Don't Know Beans About... Games
GALLOPING MINDS Numbers, Shapes, and Colors Flash Cards
GAMEWRIGHT Funny Business
GLIDE BIKES Mini Glider
GLOBAL WONDERS Global Wonders: Mexico
GLOBAL WONDERS Global Wonders: Around the World
GOLDBERGER DOLL MFG. CO. INC Seedlings Baby Blossoms
HABA USA Pulling Animal Cory Caterpillar
HAREBRAIN INC. WhisperPhone DUET
INNOVATION FIRST HEXBUG Ant
INNOVATION FIRST HEXBUG Inchworm
KIDS PREFERRED 70th Anniversary Madeline
KIDS PREFERRED Amazing Baby™ Pop-Up Activity Ball
KIDS PREFERRED Guess How Much I Love You Soft Book
KIDS THINK BIG Think Green!
KLEENSLATE CONCEPTS KleenSlate Dry Erase Paddle
LEMONTREE GAMES Hide & Seek
MAKIT PRODUCTS Make a Plate
MAYFAIR GAMES Hey! That's My Fish! Deluxe!
MESKO ASSOCIATES SandSac
Midwest Monkeys Safe Sizer Choking Prevention Plate
NEAT SOLUTIONS Disney Potty Toppers
NEAT SOLUTIONS Disney Princess & Cars Table Toppers
NEAT-OH INTERNATIONAL ZipBin Airport
NOODLE HEAD Travel Buddies
ONE SMART COOKIE PRODUCTIONS Let's Explore . . . Series
OUT OF THE BOX GAMES Backseat Drawing Junior
OUT OF THE BOX GAMES Letter Roll
PATCH PRODUCTS Smethport™ Magnetic Steps & Slides™
PATCH PRODUCTS Lauri® Early Learning Center™ Colors and Shapes
PENROSE PRESS ONEXENO, the pattern card game
PLASMART Rubbabu - Blox
PLASMART PlasmaCar
PLAYDATE KIDS PUBLISHING The Playdate Kids Musical Book Series
PRESSMAN TOY Rummikub for Kids
REBELLE INC. Rebelle Friendship Bags
RICH FROG Gone Fishin' Tub Game - Pond / Ocean
RICH FROG Pull Toy - Dog Cat Mouse
RINGLEY RiNGLEY Knotted
RINGLEY RiNGLEY Straight
ROCK N LEARN Life Science
SANDMAN RECORDS Meltdown
SENSESATIONAL ALPHABET SENSEsational Alphabet Touch & Feel Picture Cards
SENSESATIONAL ALPHABET SENSEsational Alphabet Book
SHAINSWARE Shains Bracelet with 60 Elements
SOUND ADVICE INC. Crazy Bugs
RASHTI & RASHTI
Taggies Appliqued Blanket
TATUTINA Tatutina Birthday Girl Medal
TECHNO SOURCE Printies Design Studio
THE LITTLE EXPERIENCE Stitch-it Dolly kit
THE LITTLE EXPERIENCE Stitch-it Owl kit
THE LITTLE EXPERIENCE Knit-it elephant kit
THE SHRED SLED The Shred Sled
THE TAILS OF ABBYGAIL The Tails of Abbygail Series
TRIKKE TECH Trikke T67 Three-wheeled Carving Scooter
VERMONT TEDDY BEAR Bear for Play
WILD CREATIONS EcoAquarium
YOSHIRITSU LaQ Basic Hamacron
YOSHIRITSU LaQ Hobby Kit Flower
YOSHIRITSU LaQ Free Style Pallet
ZOOCCHINI Casey the Cow, ZOOCCHINI Bucket Collection



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Julie L. JonesWriter's Bio: Julie L. Jones has written articles for both newspapers and magazines. Before joining the staff of TDmonthly Magazine, she worked as a communications writer and provided editorial support for a market research company. Read more articles by this author

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