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March 2012 | Vol. XI - No. 3

Wooden Toys

By TDmonthly Staff
March 2012

Check out these recently added specialty and mass-market wooden toys.

EDTOY™ MagnaMobiles™ Race Car by MANHATTAN TOY

EDTOY™ MagnaMobiles™ Race Car by MANHATTAN TOYMagnaMobiles are designed for kids to exercise their creativity. Put the pieces together and take them apart to create new and inventive vehicles. Magnamobilles roll, carry, lift, dig, drop and spin much like the real life machines they are modeled after. With multiple connectors on every piece, kids will have fun creating their own custom vehicles. All MagnaMobiles are made from high quality beech wood with a non-toxic finish. Launch date: January 2012.  (Watch the EDTOY™ MagnaMobiles™ Race Car Video Watch Video) 2/13/2012 (MSRP: $25.00; Age: 3 and Up)

Stacking Ring by PLANTOYS

Stacking Ring by PLANTOYSA unique twist on the classic stacking toy. Stack the rings in different ways to make various patterns. Flip the rings upside down to add even more variety. Rod is bendable at base for added safety. Made from PlanWood and solid rubber wood. Launch date: March 2012. (Watch the Stacking Ring Video Watch Video) 1/20/2012 (MSRP: $18.00)

CitiCars 8-Piece Wooden Car Set by CITIBLOCS LLC

CitiCars 8-Piece Wooden Car Set by CITIBLOCS LLCThese colorful cars are the perfect accessory for CitiBlocs constructions. Each car features a unique and playful design, including a taxi, police car, fire truck and more (8 cars total). Cars range in size from 2" - 4" long and are the same width/height as the standard blocks (approx 3/4"), making them perfect for kids 3+. 1/12/2012 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 3 and Up)

Moover Rocking Horse by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.

Moover Rocking Horse by HABA USA/HABERMAASS CORP.No wheels on this little horsey, but safe rocking motions take baby on a delightful journey! This enchanting toy has been designed specifically for the very small. The rocking horse is designed with Moover’s special “brake curve” ensuring that the horse doesn't rock too high. This brake works automatically and unnoticed by reducing the speed when the horse reaches its highest point. The smart design ensures youngsters sit securely in a protected seat resulting in a safe position during the rocking and prevents a child from touching the floor. The seat is intentionally made in such a way that it takes some time for the child to climb onto and out of the seat. Choose from red horse with natural bar or natural horse with red bar. 1/12/2012 (MSRP: $161.99; Age: 1 to 3)

Boikido Eco-friendly Wooden Hammer Game Snail by BOIKIDO

This environmentally-friendly wooden Hammer Game Snail is made of wood from FSC-monitored source, painted with water-based paints, packaged in a box made of recycled materials, and printed with soy-bean ink. Developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination are very important for children between 12 – 18 months. Help them along with this unique toy. Learn colors and numbers while hammering away. Tested to meet European and U.S. safety standards. Launch date: February 2012. 1/2/2012 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 1 and Up)


Castle by HOLZTIGERWooden castle has a simple connector system with many construction possibilities.  Large - 26" x 28" - with lots of room for knights and royalty. Figures not included, but can be ordered separately. Launch date: January 2012. (Watch the Castle Video Watch Video) 12/9/2011 (MSRP: $320.00; Age: 3 and Up)

Creative Cookery Club by HAPE

Creative Cookery Club by HAPEThis wooden kitchen designed in Switzerland features a sink, stovetop, cupboard, oven with see-through plexiglass door, and backsplash with three pegs, and includes 23 wooden pieces of play cookware, food and utensils. Made of Baltic birch. (Watch the Creative Cookery Club Video Watch Video) 12/1/2011 (MSRP: $119.00; Age: 3 and Up)

Discoveroo Windmill Stackeroo by BUG IN A RUG / DISCOVEROO

Discoveroo Windmill Stackeroo by BUG IN A RUG / DISCOVEROOA great variation on the classic ring stacker. This one has 7 rings and the top one spins like a windmill. The round pieces have 2 holes so kids can learn about 3D. Height is 18cm. Launch date: September 2011. 11/14/2011 (MSRP: $19.99; Age: 1 and Up)

Wagon of Blocks by CIRCATOYS LLC

Wagon of Blocks by CIRCATOYS LLCCircaToys is a family business that designs and manufactures heirloom quality wooden toys that are handmade in Franklin, N.C. USA.  The company was founded in 2009 by Gary Murphy whose inspiration for the first toy "Wagon of Blocks" came from the original toy itself which he received on his birthday in 1942.  The original toy still exists, although beginning to show its age, having been played with by 3 generations. It is a simple toy made from basic wood shapes and threaded nuts and pegs that can be taken apart easily. It is a mechanical learning toy that opens the door for imagination building and hand eye coordination. Safety tested and approved for children 6 months and up. Launch date: January 2009.
Awards: 2010 Creative Child Magazine TopToy of the Year; 2010 Brain Child Tillywig 11/8/2011 (MSRP: $59.00; Age: 2 and Up)


Villetta by LEARNING MATERIALS WORKSHOPInquisitive hands will transform Villetta into a village of colorful cottages, a tower of balancing prisms, or an abstract sculptural masterpiece. This artful open-ended building toy expands the possibilities of building ideas never before imagined. The color, form and sheer beauty of Villetta will attract young children as well as artists, designers and playful adults. "With a beautiful array of vibrant colors, this block set combines the function of an open-ended classic wooden toy to be played by generations of children, yet also has the aesthetic appeal to attract designers, artists, architects, and playful adults," Karen Hewitt, president/designer of Learning Materials Workshop, told TDmonthly. Launch date: September 2011. 10/5/2011 (MSRP: $29.99; Age: 3 and Up)

Blocks by brinca dada LLC

Blocks by brinca dada LLCBlocks by brinca dada were designed to engage kids and adults. Unlike other blocks that fit together simply, these blocks are designed to conflict. We play with the simplicity of imperfection. They are a puzzle with infinite solutions. They are spontaneous, not pre-programmed--the opposite of video games. Handmade of teak hardwood. Launch date: November 2011.
Awards: 2011 New York Gift Fair Blogger's Choice Award 9/21/2011 (MSRP: $59.00; Age: 3 and Up)

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