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Timberworks Toys - Intermediate Set by TIMBERWORKS TOYS
Timberworks Toys - Intermediate Set by TIMBERWORKS TOYS

71 pieces of timbers, widgets, gables (triangles), and more make a creative building set that allows children to use their imagination to make a number of different structures such as a house or a bridge. This set is designed to be ideal for a busy, high-traffic play area. 8/25/2010 (Price: $270.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Timberworks King Set by TIMBERWORKS TOYS
Timberworks  King Set by TIMBERWORKS TOYS

This 98-piece innovative building set includes timbers, widgets, gable ends (triangles), wheels, and more. The set features timbers up to 24" in length, providing children the ability to create anything from a car to a house, a bridge or a plane. This set aims to provide the flexibility to engage true beginners as well as to challenge "future engineers." 8/25/2010 (Price: $399.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Natural Wood Ring Rattle by I play
Natural Wood Ring Rattle by I play

This sustainable, nitrosamine-free toy features wood rings that spin and rattle around a central ring to entertain baby. Sustainable rubber wood is a natural, germ-repellent surface. This product is biodegradable and recyclable. 8/25/2010 (Price: $8.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Zoo Rhythms - Land Creatures Set by RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS LLC

These instruments are made of sturdy, environmentally friendly rubber wood. The whimsical land creature shapes can be used for creative play as well as early music education and learning readiness. 8/20/2010 (Price: $39.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Zoo Rhythms - Sea Creatures Set by RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS LLC

These instruments are made of sturdy, environmentally friendly rubber wood. The whimsical sea creature shapes can be used for creative play as well as early music education and learning readiness. 8/20/2010 (Price: $39.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Li'l Chugs Wooden Trains by WOW TOYS
Li'l Chugs Wooden Trains by WOW TOYS

Li’l Chugs is an ecologically friendly collection of trains that are constructed of highly renewable, natural rubberwood harvested from reforested forests. Each bright colorful piece meets ATSM, CPSIA and EN71 safety standards and features durable magnetic couplings so kids can create many different combinations. Awards: Dr. Toy Best Green Toy Award 2010 8/13/2010 (Price: $7.50)

Personalize It Birthday Cake Set by KIDKRAFT
Personalize It Birthday Cake Set by KIDKRAFT

Kids can personalize this wooden cake with any name up to 12 characters. The set includes a serving tray, a serving knife, four slices of cake and four candles. 8/11/2010 (Price: $29.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

String My ABC's by ALEX BRANDS
String My ABC's by ALEX BRANDS

This set is designed to help children practice their beading and fine motor skills while learning the alphabet. It includes 26 chunky wood letters, a wooden needle, cotton lace and a stopper. This product is made with sustainable wood, natural inks, and packaged with recycled paperboard. Awards: Dr. Toy Best Green Toy Award 2010 8/4/2010 (Price: $21.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Match & Stack by ALEX BRANDS
Match & Stack by ALEX BRANDS

These colorful boxes can be used to stack and create scenes. The boxes can be stacked vertically up to 35" tall or laid horizontally. This product is made with recycled paperboard and printed with soy ink and water-based varnish. Awards: Dr. Toy Best Green Toy Award 2010 8/4/2010 (Price: $17.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway James the Red Engine by LEARNING CURVE
Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway – James the Red Engine by LEARNING CURVE

James likes to think of himself as a really splendid engine. This can occasionally lead to grandiose ideas about the sort of work suitable for such a noble creature, which invariably lands James in trouble. This engine measures 6” x 1.5” x 2”.
— Items from the wooden railway system were top sellers at Totally Thomas’ Toy Depot in San Diego, Cal. in the summer of 2010, according to Cindy Wyatt, president. “Since the Misty Island Rescue Movie is just making its debut, we expect to see our sales soar on Dash the Logging Engine and his buddies Bash and Captain,” she said.
— Thomas is a big hobby for little kids. Though she doesn't sell a lot during the year, ''I bring it in at Christmas time,'' said Jeanne McCullough, owner of The Children's Store in Boise, Idaho. 7/28/2010 (Price: $21.99)

Automoblox Minis 3-Pack by AUTOMOBLOX
Automoblox Minis 3-Pack by AUTOMOBLOX

These sporty wooden toy cars feature streamlined shapes and realistic brightly colored "windows" and "tires." (Watch the Automoblox Minis 3-Pack Video Watch Video) 7/23/2010 (Price: $30.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Automoblox C9p Sportscar Pink by AUTOMOBLOX
Automoblox C9p Sportscar Pink by AUTOMOBLOX

This sporty wooden toy car features a streamlined shape and realistic bubblegum-pink "windows" and "tires." 7/23/2010 (Price: $39.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Battery-Powered Percy by LEARNING CURVE
Battery-Powered Percy by LEARNING CURVE

A die-cast model of Sodor's cheerful green engine, Learning Curve's Battery-Powered Percy brings life to a child's wooden railway. With an easy start button and glowing headlights, the four-wheel-drive engine powers itself around the track and can even pull other cars. It requires one AA battery (not included).
― “There's quite a bit [of growth] in the battery powered engine category with … the Learning Curve items,” said Keith Schumacker, manager of Talbot's Toyland in San Mateo, Calif., when asked about his best-selling battery-operated toys during a summer 2010 survey. 7/21/2010 (Price: $19.99)

fagus Play Kitchen by FAGUS HOLZSPIELWAREN
fagus Play Kitchen by FAGUS HOLZSPIELWAREN

This double-sided modern children's kitchen is made in Germany from high-quality beechwood. "Children can play on both sides of the kitchen," Detlef Schülingkamp, Sales Manager, Fagus Wooden Toys, told TDmonthly. 7/9/2010 (Price: $219.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Wooden Fishbowl Jumbo Knob Puzzle by MELISSA & DOUG
Wooden Fishbowl Jumbo Knob Puzzle by MELISSA & DOUG

This fishbowl features three happy residents for puzzle play. The extra-thick, three-piece wooden puzzle includes a fish, a turtle and a crab, each with jumbo wooden knobs for easy grasping. Full-color, matching pictures appear underneath each piece.
— In a Summer 2011 survey, 5 out of 12 retailers told TDmonthly that wooden peg puzzles from Melissa & Doug were their best-sellers in the category.
— As of 7/12/2011 this product had 4.5 out of 5 stars from 32 reviews on Amazon.com. Pros: Durable; age-appropriate; puzzle pieces fit well. Cons: One reviewer said the veneer on the puzzle pieces began peeling a month after purchasing it.
— In a June 2010 survey of 40 specialty retailers, 15 percent named Melissa & Doug as an overall top-selling brand. Two retailers told TDmonthly that the brand’s puzzles sell especially well. 7/8/2010 (Price: $9.99)

Name Trains by MAPLE LANDMARK WOODCRAFT CO.
Name Trains by MAPLE LANDMARK WOODCRAFT CO.

These 2"-high trains can be customized with a child's name and are compatible with Maple Landmark trains and other wooden track systems, including Thomas the Tank Engine and Brio wooden trains. Name Trains letter cars connect with simple and safe magnets and are made from New England rock maple.
— Tye Steinbach from Thinker Toys in Portland, Ore., told TDmonthly in a November 2014 survey that Name Trains from Maple Landmark are one of their store's best-selling toys. They sell a few dozen each month. (Watch the Name Trains Video Watch Video) 6/29/2010 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Swing Up by MISHIDESIGN
Swing Up by MISHIDESIGN

Swing Up is a unisex transformable wooden toy that follows kids from the moment they start to walk until the age of 3. The toy can be adapted in shape and function to the requirements of children in different stages of their growth. At the first stage Swing Up is used as a baby-walker, then it can be easily transformed into a ride-on. 6/28/2010 (Price: $100.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Lift Up by MISHIDESIGN
Lift Up by MISHIDESIGN

Lift Up is a unisex transformable wooden toy that follows kids from the moment they start to walk until the age of 6. The toy can be adapted in shape and function to the requirements of children in different stages of their growth. At the first stage Lift-Up is used as a baby-walker, then it can be easily transformed into a wheelbarrow. 6/28/2010 (Price: $90.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Surf Up by MISHIDESIGN
Surf Up by MISHIDESIGN

Surf Up is a unisex transformable wooden toy that follows kids from ages 18 months to 6 years. The toy can be adapted in shape and function to the requirements of children in different stages of their growth. At the first stage Surf Up is used as a ride-on, then it can be easily transformed into a scooter. 6/28/2010 (Price: $110.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Grow Up by MISHIDESIGN
Grow Up by MISHIDESIGN

Grow Up is a unisex transformable wooden toy that follows kids from the moment they start walking until the age of 6. The toy can be adapted in shape and function to the requirements of children in different stages of their growth. At the first stage Grow Up is used as a baby-walker, then it can be easily transformed into a ride-on and then a trolley. 6/28/2010 (Price: $120.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Goodwood Deconstruction Blocks by AROUNDSQUARE
Goodwood Deconstruction Blocks by AROUNDSQUARE

Goodwood is a system of innovative wooden blocks, designed to invite imaginative and creative play. The precisely crafted blocks allow for building in every dimension, creating structures that are architecturally interesting and visually pleasing. The system includes seven intercompatible sets, each intended to be fun and interesting on its own, and to combine in fascinating ways with the others. These colored blocks are made from forest-friendly wood and are CPSIA tested. "The abstract, innovative shapes of the Goodwood blocks, which fit together in surprising and interesting ways, cultivate truly open-ended explorative play," Around Square President Matthew Hiebert told TDmonthly.
Awards: Dr. Toy Best Vacation Children’s Products Award 6/25/2010 (Price: $30.00) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Chicago's own Metra Passenger Train Set by WHITTLE TOY COMPANY
Chicago's own Metra Passenger Train Set by WHITTLE TOY COMPANY

This wooden set features Chicago's own Metra Passenger Train. All Whittle Train toys are designed for use on Brio and Thomas track systems. 6/16/2010 (Price: $52.49) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

"Dino and Friends" Multi-Layer Puzzle by George Luck by AMERICAN PUZZLE COMPANY
"Dino and Friends" Multi-Layer Puzzle by George Luck by AMERICAN PUZZLE COMPANY

George Luck's classic wooden puzzle features various dinosaurs. 6/16/2010 (Price: $8.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Carved Wooden Animal Pens by OPTIONS INC.
Carved Wooden Animal Pens by OPTIONS INC.

These pens are carved from wood and painted in vibrant colors to depict a wide variety of fun animals.
— “We carry a ton of different animals to choose from. It’s not your typical ink pen!” said Manager Katie Harris of Key West Toy Factory in Key West, Fla., of these best sellers in May 2010. 5/27/2010 (Price: $4.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Bavarian Bouncies by AMMON USA LLC
Bavarian Bouncies by AMMON USA LLC

These 4” German Bavarian Bouncies come in many varieties of painted wooden animals and characters. They have a spring attached so that they continually bounce.
— Bavarian Bouncies were listed as a best seller at the Key West Toy Factory in Key West, Fla., in spring 2010 by Manager Katie Harris. “We carry over 20 different varieties,” she told TDmonthly. “Our favorites include the Pirate, Surfing Frog and Gator. They’re cute and unique items that you can’t find anywhere else, flown in from Germany.” (Watch the Bavarian Bouncies Video Watch Video) 5/27/2010 (Price: $18.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

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