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November 2011 | Vol. X - No. 11
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November Staff Picks


From the technological innovation of Codigo Cube from FOUR CLOWNS GAME & TOY CO. LLC to the infinite possibility found in the deceptively simple Playsilks from SARAHS SILKS, November's staff picks offer something for everyone.



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MSRP: $9.99
Age Range: 13 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
SKU or Item #: CODIGO
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Board Games
General Games
Electronic Games



Codigo Cube is a socially interactive trivia game that uses players' web-enabled camera phone, a free app, and a patent-pending 2D bar-coded die. Codigo Cube is updated with new questions daily. Whenever breaking news happens Codigo Cube gets updated. Playing is fun and easy. Players simply download a free QR code reader for their phone, then scan any side of the cube. Roll the cube, scan the code, and answer the question from a list of four multiple choice answers. Guess correctly and re-roll. Guess wrong and the cube is passed to the next player. Launch date: October 2011.
Awards: TDmonthly Top Toy Award, January 2012; 2011/2012 The Toy Man Award of Excellence; 2011/2012 The Toy Man eChoice Award; 2011 The Toy Man Top 50 Toy Of The Year Award.
— Why it won: Codigo Cube is harnessing new technology for an innovative and inexpensive new game. Players simply scan the QR code on the die with their Smartphone to access a trivia question online. The trivia questions are constantly being updated, so the game never gets old.
— As of 9/21/2012 this product had 4.7 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Easy to use; more variety than a traditional trivia game because questions are always being updated. Cons: Needs to be played in a well-lit area or the QR code readers can scan the codes properly.
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MSRP: $14.50
Age Range: All Ages
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China; United States
SKU or Item #: 5018
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Pretend Play
Costumes & Accessories
Creative Activities



Playsilks are simply pieces of beautiful colored cloth that are used to make capes, skirts, and doll carriers, over and over again in different combination. Blue silks can be spread on the floor to "sail" boats on; green can be grass for horses to "graze" on. These toys are sustainable, eco-friendly and reusable so moms feel good about having them around the house. Sarah's Silks is proud to be Green America certified. Launch date: July 2011.
Awards: 2011 Green America
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MSRP: $75.00
Age Range: 3 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: China
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Construction
Developmental Toys
Wooden Toys



Coloraturo, a new block set created by award winning toy designer Karen Hewitt, will delight and captivate the imagination of children and artists of all ages. This smart toy functions both as a designer art piece and a high quality children’s building toy providing endless experiences with color in both two and three dimensions. The color, form and sheer beauty of Coloraturo will attract young children as well as architects, designers and playful adults. "Displaying 36 unique, vibrant colors, this piece stands out from ordinary block sets, yet will still be a timeless toy for generations of children. This toy will provide endless building opportunities, yet looks beautiful enough to display anywhere in the house," Karen Hewitt, president/designer of Learning Materials Workshop, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2011.
Awards: TDmonthly Top Toy Award, January 2012; 2011 Dr. Toy 10 Best Creative Products Award; 2011 Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products Award.
— Why it won: Beautifully designed, kids can enjoy hours of pattern play, color sorting, and building. Meanwhile, parents won't mind having these colorful, geometric blocks left lying around.
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MSRP: $12.00
Age Range: 1 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: United States
SKU or Item #: 609456840699
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Arts & Crafts
Eco-Friendly
Infant & Toddler



Crayons made from edible ingredients are hand to mouth safe. Crayon nuggets tuck into baby's palm, or can be used for stacking and building. Don't worry about petroleum or other toxic additives in our crayons; they are made with organic fruit and vegetable powders. VEGAN, no wheat, no sugar, no preservatives. Please supervise children at all times.  Not intended as food. Comes in 5 organic colors:  Green, Yellow, Orange, Red/Pink & Purple. Launch date: February 2011.
Awards: 2011 Dr. Toy Green Product Award
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Winter Wagner bears come in two styles of 18" bears and three styles of 12" bears. These soft teddy bears wear cozy, trendy winter hats. Launch date: Fall 2011.
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MSRP: $19.00
Age Range: 7 to 16
Specialty: Yes (as of 2011)
Made in: United States
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Educational
Books
Award Winners



Kids in Business around the World is an interactive workbook that offers FUN content, ideas, and hands-on learning exercises to give kids, tweens and teens the tools to start and run their own business or fundraiser. Chapters include information on goal setting, money management, and social entrepreneurship, determination and more. "This interactive workbook teaches kids, tweens and teens the foundations of entrepreneurship," Stephanie Lutz Paulauskas, marketing director at Del Visionaries, LLC, told TDmonthly. Launch date: November 2010.
Awards: 2011 Dr. Toy Best Classic Toys; 2011 Oppenheim Toy Award; 2011 NAPPA Gold Award
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