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August 2008 | Vol. VII - No. 8


Final Nominees Announced!

TDmonthly Magazine's 2008 Report on Specialty Toys

By Alison Marek & Julie L. Jones
August 2008

Submission forms and product samples rolled into our offices throughout the month of June, and evaluations have yielded a new crop of nominees for Positive Toys for a Promising Future: TDmonthly Magazine's 2008 Report on Specialty Toys. All of the products below were also in the running for one of four TDmonthly awards — Top Toy, Top Seller, Classic, Innovations and In the Lab, which were announced on August 8, 2008.

For more information on the report and awards program, take a look at last year's nominees and winners.

Product Company
My Mini Sac Igloo 7 A.M. ENFANT INC.
Curiosity Kits Be a Brain Scientist ACTION PRODUCTS INTERNATIONAL
Adorable Girl Dolls ADORABLE ORIGINALS
Eloise ALEXANDER DOLL CO. INC
Baby Deglingos
ALL NEW MATERIALS
Sixteen ALPINE GAMES
Hippity Clown ANIMALAND
Move Your Body Thumball ANSWERS IN MOTION
Scramble Squares b. dazzle, inc.
Madballs Sick Series 2 BASIC FUN INC.
Beantown Toys, "Spoon Racers" BEANTOWN TOYS
Sand Tattoos BOJEUX
beeboo Big Bubble Family Pack EXTREME BUBBLES INC.
Beyond Chess Set BEYOND CHESS
Big Eye Dummies BIG EYE DUMMIES
Special Kind of Day BIG TRUCK MUSIC LLC
Old Dinosaur Birdcage Press
Peeko BLABLA
Puppy Themed Kit BRAIN NOODLES
Animal Soup BRIARPATCH
MACK Granite Rear Loading Garbage Truck BRUDER TOYS AMERICA, INC.
The T-Shirt Game BUFFALO GAMES INC
Soft-Play Double-Headed Dragon BULLYLAND TOYS INC.
Carrera GO!!! Speed Racer CARRERA OF AMERICA INC.
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition CCA & B LLC
Chatterchix Trading Cards CHATTERCHIX INC.
Sculpting Fun Modeling Kit
CLAYTRONICS
Xylophone Dots Colori USA
CKidZ Medallion Set – Egypt COMPASS KIDZ
Discombobulation™ CONTINUUM GAMES, INC.
Puzzler's Box Of Frustration COPERNICUS
Calin Cheerful Pink COROLLE DOLLS
Ultra Stomp Rocket D&L COMPANY
The Origin of Expressions™ DISCOVERY BAY GAMES
Trash and Recycling "Paper Making" Kid Kit EDC PUBLISHING
Camp EDUCATION OUTDOORS
Blokus Trigon EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS INC
Air Traffic Control Tower EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS INC
Make a Pie! A Simple Game of Fractions eeBoo corp.
Nana Star Doll and Book ee publishing & productions llc
SC-300 Snap Circuits ELENCO
WorldTeasers: World Geography ELM EDUCATION MARKETING LLC
iQue elogIQ
EcoRanch ENLIGHTENED PLAY
TwigJig® Starter Kit EPSILON INDUSTRIES INC.
Manga Drawing Kit FABER-CASTELL
Inversé™ FAMILY GAMES INC.
Flippit™ FAMILY GAMES INC.
Eco Angels "I Re-Made It" Fashion Accessories Kit FASHION ANGELS
Twig FAT BRAIN TOYS
Brain Food Thinking Putty FAT BRAIN TOYS
flattenme Gift Pack flattenme
WebWilds
FOLKMANIS INC.
Abalone Classic FOXMIND GAMES (CANADA)
Speaking Spelling Bee FRANKLIN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS
Friends Forever Girl - Marlee FRIENDS FOREVER GIRLS
Room Makeover Kit - Undersea FunToSee Limited
When Pigs Fly FUNDEX GAMES
Boochie™ GAMEWRIGHT
Tri-Cross™ GFC GEORGIA LLC
GIANTmicrobes Petri Dish – Stomach Ache GIANTMICROBES
Helmet Duvet GIGIS FOR LITTLE GIRLS
Griddly Headz Baseball Game GRIDDLY GAMES, INC.
Stack the Trix Mix HABERMAASS CORP
Bear House and Squirrel Tree – Midi Playboard HAMA - MALTE HAANING PLASTIC AS
Handstand Kids Mexican Cookbook HANDSTAND KIDS
Crutch Critters - Skippy HEIDI'S HOME DESIGN
Cheerleader Funky Folks Gift Set HERDOOS
Bella Sara™ Native Lights HIDDEN CITY GAMES
Slider The Unscooter IDEA MILL LLC
Natural Dream 3D Puzzles – Dragon IMAGIPLAY
HEXBUG Micro Robotic Creature INNOVATION FIRST INC.
i-Fly Vamp INTERACTIVE TOY CONCEPTS LTD.
Mighty World Complete Base Camp Set INTERNATIONAL PLAYTHINGS
Madi Doll ITTY BITTY TOY CO.
Race n' Bake JADEN TOYS
Jazzy Toes Baby Socks: Original Variety for Boys JAZZIES LLC
Shrinky Dinks Enchanted Kingdom Fun Pack JOOBLI STUDIO
DEBO™ Superheroes KAMIBASHI
Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach KIDS CAN PRESS
Tree House Bugs KLUTZ
Hoppel Rabbit KOESEN
Space Age Crystal Growing Kit - Citrine KRISTAL EDUCATIONAL INC.
Kubit2me Lil' Scholars ABC's & 123's KUBIT2ME INC.
Head1Liners Board Game KVALE GOOD NATURED GAMES LLC
On the Go Peel & Stick Jr. LAURI TOYS
Toobaloo LEARNING LOFT
Smart Snacks® Counting Fun Fruit Bowl™ LEARNING RESOURCES INC
Periodic Table Playing Cards LES ENTREPRISES SYNHEME
Tinkerbelle Fairy LITTLE ADVENTURES
GO Art Watercolor Kit MAGNETIC POETRY
Manifest Your Magnificence MAGNIFICENT CREATIONS LIMITEE
Groovy Girls MANHATTAN TOY
Puzzibits™ Flexible 3D Puzzle Art™ - Ocean Depths MANHATTAN TOY
Schoolhouse Naturals Push Pulls MAPLE LANDMARK WOODCRAFT CO.
Xeko Mission: Indonesia MATTER GROUP LLC
My Invisible Diary MAZEOLOGY
Senet: The Ancient Tomb Treasures Game MAZEOLOGY
Flibbix MERILLIAN
COM-MU'-NI-CA'-TION - A Father Daughter Game MINDAMICS LLC
TimberKits – The Pianist MK AND COMPANY
OOgal! MOUNTAINMEN ENTERPRISES
Robots Magnetic Figures MUDPUPPY PRESS
ZipBin® Softie™ Wheelie™ NEAT-OH! INTERNATIONAL LLC
MeteorLight L.E.D. Ball - Disc-O NITE IZE INC.
Pawparazzi Set NOODLE HEAD INC.
ScienceWiz DNA NORMAN & GLOBUS
Culture Club Kids NORTH AMERICAN BEAR
My Own Monster Buster NORTH AMERICAN BEAR
Zen Benders OUT OF THE BOX GAMES
Professor Noggin's Extraordinary Women OUTSET MEDIA
Mini Solar Kit – Valiant Viking Ship OWI INC.
When I Grow Up Tent & Tunnel Combo PACIFIC PLAY TENTS INC.
Costume Club Kids™ PADDYWHACK LANE LLC
Cynthia Jabar Woodkins - Diva PAMELA DRAKE INC.
Food Chain Friends PINT SIZE PRODUCTIONS
Rubbabu Balls PLASMART INC.
Sock Monkey Yo-Yo PLAY VISIONS INC.
PlayMais Fun Farm Activity Box PLAYMAISUSA LLC
Slinky POOF-SLINKY
Adventures From the Book of Virtues: The Box Set PORCHLIGHT HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Me & My Plush Mermaid Costume POSH INTERNATIONAL LTD.
Potty Monkey POTTYMD
Frog Tennis PRESSMAN TOY CORP.
Ceratasaur Puppet PUPPETOYS INC.
Qubits QUBITS TOY COMPANY
AQube RENO PUZZLE COMPANY
Sassy Earth Brights Cherry Tree Rattle SASSY
Schoenhut Fancy Baby Grand Toy Piano w/Bench SCHOENHUT PIANO CO. INC.
Quiddler SET ENTERPRISES
Set Cubed SET ENTERPRISES
Zen™ - A Game of Skill and Balance™ SILLY WILLY TOYS INC.
What's a DAME to do?! SISTERS 2 INC.
My Belly Button Baby SMALL WORLD TOYS
Tolo - Shake, Rattle and Roll SMALL WORLD TOYS
Teething Bling SMART MOM LLC
ArtLab Horse Drawing Studio SMARTLAB TOYS
SoundSleep for Babies SOUNDSCIENCE
Grow-A-Head™ Bugs SOURCING INTERNATIONAL
Special Edition You Explore It Human Body SMARTLAB TOYS
Stack & Stick Grande Villa STACK & STICK
Glow-and-Throw UFO Flying Disc STAMOS ENTERPRISES
Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party Fabric Creativity Kit STORYBOOK STUDIO
4th Corner STRATEGIC SPACE INC.
Blunders SUCCESSFUL KIDS INC.
Sweeters Pals SWEETERS
Earlyears Activity Quilt TAGGIES INC.
Guess What I Am! TECHNO-SOURCE
Microcontroller THAMES & KOSMOS
The Family Dinner Box of Questions THE BOX GIRLS
Nuchi™ 15-Piece Circle Train Set THE LITTLE LITTLE LITTLE TOY COMPANY
Sticky Mosaics Jewelry Box THE ORB FACTORY
Think-ets THINK-A-LOT TOYS
Zingo THINKFUN
Chocolate Fix THINKFUN
U.S.A. + World Map Eat, Speak, Explore & Draw Placemat TOT TALK INC.
Clics TOYLINKS INC.
FunFlyStick TOYS i.e. LLC
Pocket Volcano TOYSMITH
Creepy Worm Ball TOYSMITH
Wooden Blocks Set TREE BY KERRI LEE LLC
Sphereplay™ The Starter Kit TRYOUT TOYS ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
Night Yackle TTALF "TOYS" CORPORATION
Bambooga UNCLE SKUNKLE TOYS
Banana Split Card Game US GAMES SYSTEMS
Mini Voxal VOXAL LLC
Peapod Pig WARM WHISKERS
Wikki Stix Tons of Fun! Kit WIKKI STIX
Chimalong XR by Woodstock Music Collection WOODSTOCK CHIMES
ZinkoTek Building System ZINKOTEK
Zoo Collection - Bobo the Baboon ZOOBIES





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