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May 2012 | Vol. XI - No. 5


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In the spotlight today? The Clifford the Big Red Dog Tote from DOUGLAS CUDDLE TOYS will bring you big sales and keep you out of the red

MSRP: $19.99
Age Range: 2 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Girls
Category: Plush
Licensed Products
Fashion & Accessories

8" wide. Kids can carry their mini Clifford the Big Red Dog® stuffed dog everywhere in this stylish tote. Quilted material with colorful trim and embroidery. Plush dog is removable and comes with sak.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34010      (added 3/26/2012)

Age Range: 6 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: General Games
Puzzles & Skill
Board Games

The aim is to reach the other end first. The problem is that each opponent puts up fences to slow the other down. Not to worry, there's always a way out. But who will find the shortest route? Created by Gigamic; exclusively distributed through Back Alley Traders in the USA.
Awards: May 2012 TDmonthly Top Toy Award. Why it won: This beautifully designed wooden strategy game has won several prestigious awards already in the US and in Europe. It also has great user reviews on TDmonthly staff who saw the game demoed at Toy Fest West 2012 were impressed. Other awards: 1997 Mensa Select Top 5 Best Games; Games Magazine Game of the Year 1997; Best Bet of the Toy Testing Council 1997; Prix d’Excellence des Consommateurs; Consumer’s Toy Award 1997 Quebec; Spelgut 1997; Grand Prix du Jouet 1997; Games Magazine “Games 100 Selection” 1998; Games Magazine “Best Games.”
— As of 4/10/2012 this product had 4.8 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews on
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34013      (added 3/26/2012)

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MSRP: $65.00
Age Range: 3 to 9
Specialty: Yes (as of 2010)
Made in: China, United States
Launch Date: June 2010
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Dolls

Meet Mrs. Pinkelmeyer, Silliest, Warmest Know-It-All™ and her lovable dog Moopus McGlinden. Follow their adventures in the Pinkelmeyer book series, dance along with their music or snuggle up with their plush, singing doll as they inspire self-esteem in children through love, warmth and silliness.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 31266      (added 12/7/2010)

MSRP: $32.49
Age Range: 1 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Wooden Toys
Infant & Toddler

This colorful pull toy always makes a happy face and will follow baby wherever s/he wanders. Caterpillar wiggles her whole body when pulled. Made from beech wood, the body of this toy measures 12 inches long.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 33419      (added 1/4/2012)

Age Range: 1 and up
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category: Books
Infant & Toddler
Wooden Toys

Sturdy wooden pages and simple pictures encourage babies to read along with you. (8 pages). Made of Wood, Water based paint, String. 10 mos and up.
ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34005      (added 3/26/2012)


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