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June 2005 | Vol. IV - No. 6




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TDmonthly´s Top 10 Most Wanted Plush Baby Toys


Cuddly stuffed bears have been a hit with children since they first appeared in the 1890s. Since then, plush manufacturers have extended product lines well beyond bears, offering teething toys and books and even a silly octopus or two. Infants can’t seem to get enough of the gentle soothing playthings, as evidenced by the following top selling products.





MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 0 to 3
Category: Plush



The Tiny Love Trio is a set of three developmental rattles and teether toys.
- This item was a top seller on Amazon.com’s Baby Activities and Stuffed Animals sections in May 2005.
- Every reviewer on neturn.sinacity.com gave this item a rating of five out of five stars.
- This group of three toys each attach to car seats and strollers for convenience and feature attractive sounds and colors to keep the interest of little ones.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3580      (added 5/18/2005)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 0 and up
Category: Plush



This green–apple–scented toy features many different textures and sounds for baby to explore.
- This product was a top seller in Amazon.com’s Stuffed Animals section in May 2005.
- The Multi-Sensory Clutch Cube was awarded the 2001 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award.
- Out of 88 reviews on Fly Away.com this product received the highest average rating possible of five out of five stars.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3581      (added 5/18/2005)
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MSRP: $15.00
Age Range: 0 to 3
Category: Plush



This rhyming story contains different activities on every page with tactile surfaces and colorful characters.
-This was a top seller in Amazon.com’s Stuffed Animals section in May 2005 and is currently sold out.
- Manhattan Toy lists Sunny Day as one of their top-selling activity books.
- Amy Cathey, associate marketing manager of Manhattan Toy says Sunny Days has “age-appropriate activities that promote curiosity, self-discovery and the development of motor-skills through fun characters, bold colors and sensory-rich details.”
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3582      (added 5/18/2005)
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MSRP: $19.95
Age Range: 0 and up
Category: Plush



This friendly plush octopus character has enough features to engage children for hours at a time.
- This item was a top seller on GeniusBabies.com in May 2005.
- In 2004 the Octivity Activity Time Toy was recognized as Toy of the Year by Parenting Magazine and BabyTalk Magazine.
- Lamaze toys are designed with Lamaze International and appeal to developmental stages. This item is geared toward Stage 2: Exploring and Experimenting, and features more than 10 different activities.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3583      (added 5/18/2005)
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MSRP: $22.99
Age Range: 0 to 3
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Interactive



Baby can learn A-B-Cs, 1-2-3's and parts of the body, plus sing along to 10 favorite songs and games. The dog bone collar lights up to the music. It teaches the alphabet, numbers, parts of the body and colors. It includes games for interactive fun.
— “The whole Laugh & Learn line is great, but the Puppy is our best seller,” explained Diana Wells, owner of Well, Well, Wells in Portland, Ore.
— Lynn Adams, a mom from Phoenix,: “My mother bought this for my almost 7-month-old daughter this weekend and she just loves it. She smiles and laughs constantly when she plays with it … I love this toy because of the variety of things it says/sings.”
— — As of 8.24.10, this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 100 reviews on Target.com and was listed in the top 30 best-selling toys and games. PROS: Interactive and entertaining.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3585      (added 5/18/2005)
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MSRP: $12.99
Age Range: 0 to 1
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush



These soft, colorful, stackable ocean animals come in a variety of textures with multiple teething areas, and fit on a base that has flashing lights and plays two different songs.
- This product was a top seller in the infant division on KBtoys.com in May 2005.
- Target.com says this product, “encourages the development of motor skills, stimulates senses, and enhances learning through discovery.”
- This product received an average “outstanding” rating from reviewers on epinions.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3586      (added 5/18/2005)
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MSRP: $24.99
Age Range: 0 to 1
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush



The “Touch and Tug Discovery Book” tells stories, plays music and has pictures of animals that interact with readers when the animals are “tugged.”
- This item was a top seller on eToys.com for babies in May 2005.
- This Discovery Book can attach to a baby’s crib or be conveniently folded for travel, making it a great “go everywhere” toy.
- This product teaches logic, motor skills, music and creativity, reading and language, and social development.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3587      (added 5/18/2005)
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MSRP: $9.98
Age Range: 0 to 4
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush



This soft velour plush rattle puppy comes with brightly colored paws and ears and stitched facial features.
- Toys2Wish4.com says “Pupps has become an instant success!” and sold out of this item in May 2005.
- This company’s 100-year history attests to its belief in the best materials and the best craftsmen for each and every product, including Pupps.
- Pupps received rave reviews from reviewers on Epinions.com.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3588      (added 5/18/2005)
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MSRP: $29.95
Age Range: 0 and up
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Plush



Sleep Sheep is the perfect night-time companion to help soothe children to sleep in a safe, calming and effortless way. A sound box tucked safely inside Sleep Sheep lulls one to sleep with pleasant "white noise" — soft sounds from nature and the reassuring sound of a mother's heartbeat. Sleep Sheep's soothing sounds are an audio pacifier that can calm even the fussiest babies to sleep. When babies sleep better, parents sleep better.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 3589      (added 5/18/2005)
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