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#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Ann Williams GroupCraft-tastic Inspire Poster KitAC   CP   8y - 12y$19.99248-977-5831annwilliamsgroup.com
2.Ann Williams GroupYou DoCG   GE   6y - 12y$19.99248-977-5831annwilliamsgroup.com
3.Art's IdeasJenga XXL® Gigantic Cardboard Edition GameAE   BG   GE   OP   TY   WT   12y - 12y$299.95310-424-4527jengagiant.com
4.Art's IdeasJenga® Ocean GameAE   BG   EC   GE   GN   SR   UN   8y - 12y$49.95310-424-4527jengagiant.com
5.Art's IdeasJenga® PREMIUM Hardwood GameAE   BG   GE   TY   WT   12y - 12y$79.95310-424-4527jengagiant.com
6.Art's IdeasJenga® Throw 'N Go!™ Hardwood GameAE   BG   GE   OP   8y - 12y$29.95310-424-4527jengagiant.com
7.Bigjigs Toys LtdMy First Fractions PuzzleAE   ES   MA   WT   3y - 12y$25.95866-459-7829bigjigstoys.us
8.Boy Story LLCBoy Story Action DollsCT   DO   FP   SR   TY   UN   3y - 7y$99.00201-286-0722boystory.com
9.Build & Imagine LLCCreativity CastleCO   CP   DO   ES   FP   LA   MA   TY   UN   4y - 8y$59.95866-751-5006buildandimagine.com
10.DuneCraftSea Saurus Pirate & FairyAE   CP   ES   HO   OP   SC   UN   3y - 12y$9.99800-306-4168dunecraft.com
11.DuneCraftWorld Within A World (Girl & Boy Version)AC   AS   CP   ES   HO   SC   UN   3y - 12y$29.99800-306-4168dunecraft.com
12.EPIK Learning CompanyHighQ Learning Tab 8ES   GE   MM   TC   TY   4y - 12y$129.99888-999-1244epiklearning.com
13.Eastcolight (Hong Kong) LimitedMagic Instrument - Piano SetEG   EL   ES   GE   ML   TC   8y - 12y$28.92852-2333-6688eastcolight.com
14.Elly Lu LLCNorman the Narwhal Plush & Hawaiian VacationBO   EC   ES   OR   PL   SR   TY   0 - 10y$34.00907-240-1129ellyluorganics.com
15.Ezyroller LLCDexster ScooterAE   OP   TY   6y - 12y$119.00866-713-8007dexster.com
16.Fibre-CraftDabitZAC   CP   HM   MM   UN   6y - 12y$39.99800-323-4316fibrecraft.com
17.Fibre-CraftMy SistieDO   FP   PL   TY   UN   2y - 12y$12.99800-323-4316fibrecraft.com
18.Folkmanis Inc.Folkmanis® Monarch Life Cycle PuppetAE   ES   FP   OP   OT   PL   PU   SC   TY   3y - 12y$39.99800-654-8922folkmanis.com
19.Game Night in a Can LLCGame Night in a CanAE   CP   EC   GE   GN   SR   10y - 12y$24.99323-363-5050gamenightinacan.com
20.Green Kids Club IncThe African Bush Fire and the ElephantBO   ES   GN   SC   SR   5y - 9y$7.00208-520-8353greenkidsclub.com
21.Green Kids Club Inc.Pammee and the Looking PondAE   BO   CT   ES   GN   OP   PL   SR   TY   3y - 5y$14.95208-520-8353greenkidsclub.com
22.Green Piñata LLCGreen Piñata ToysBG   CG   ES   GE   GN   LA   MA   OR   PZ   SR   TY   WT   6m - 5y$24.99781-375-7194greenpinatatoys.com
23.Griddly Games IncJust Add GlueAC   CP   ES   SC   TY   8y - 12y$24.95604-249-5020griddlygames.com
24.Griddly Games Inc.Rocket LanderBG   ES   GE   MA   SC   TY   8y - 12y$26.95604-249-5020griddlygames.com
25.Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta MusicHunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta HITSAE   AT   CE   EC   ES   MM   TR   6m - 10y$10.00303-298-7122hunktabunkta.com
26.Kid O ProductsActivity BoardEL   ES   TC   TR   TY   6m - 3y$37.50212-366-5858kidotoys.com
27.LeapFrog Enterprises IncLeapStart™ Learning SystemCP   EL   ES   FP   GE   MM   PZ   TC   TY   2y - 7y$39.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
28.LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.LeapFrog Academy™EG   ES   GE   SR   TC   3y - 6y$7.00800-701-5327leapfrog.com
29.LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart™AE   CP   EL   ES   FP   LA   TC   TY   2y - 10y$39.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
30.Linguacious LLCLinguacious® Around the Home Spanish Flashcard GameAT   CG   CT   GE   MM   SR   2y - 12y$19.99515-441-3921linguacious.net
31.Love Smart Cards (Gift of My Heart)Love Smart CardsCG   CT   EQ   ES   FP   GE   LA   SR   UN   7y - 12y$47.00415-779-5957lovesmartcards.com
32.Lulu Jr.IlluStory - Create Your Own Book!AC   BO   CP   ES   4y - 12y$29.99844-639-3309lulujr.com
33.Lulu Jr.My Comic Book - Create Your Own Comic!AC   BO   CP   ES   4y - 12y$29.99844-639-3309lulujr.com
34.MGA EntertainmentBaby Born Interactive DollDO   FP   TY   2y - 5y$44.99818-221-4326mgae.com
35.MGA EntertainmentLittle Tikes Light 'n Go 3-in-1 Sports ZoneAE   EG   ES   FP   GE   HO   LA   MA   UN   1y - 3y$54.99818-221-4326mgae.com
36.MGA EntertainmentLittle Tikes Waffle Blocks Steam TrainCO   EG   FP   GE   TR   TS   TY   2y - 12y$59.99818-221-4326mgae.com
37.MGA EntertainmentProject Mc2 Pixel PurseDO   FP   TY   6y - 12y$59.99818-221-4326mgae.com
38.Magnetykes LLCMagnetykesAE   ES   OP   SC   TY   4y - 12y$22.95917-626-5086magnetykes.com
39.Maple Landmark IncLift and Learn Puzzle, Solar SystemES   PZ   SC   TY   WT   3y - 7y$23.20800-421-4223maplelandmark.com
40.Master Theorem GamesSnippetsBG   BO   CG   CP   ES   GE   LA   MM   12y - 12y$24.99646-397-8434themastertheoremgames.com
41.MasterPieces Puzzle Co.Tetris Brain TeasersAC   CO   CP   ES   GE   MA   PZ   TY   6y - 12y$14.99520-741-1315masterpiecesinc.com
42.MasterPieces Puzzle Co.Works of AhhhAC   CO   CP   HO   TY   WT   6y - 12y$14.99520-741-1315masterpiecesinc.com
43.Math for LoveTiny Polka DotAE   CG   CP   ES   GE   MA   PZ   UN   3y - 10y$14.95206-226-8869mathforlove.com
44.MindWare, Inc.Conduct Dough LightsAE   CP   CT   ES   LA   NO   OP   SC   SR   TC   TY   UN   5y - 12y$34.95800-999-0398mindware.com
45.MindWare, Inc.DIG IT UP! DISCOVERIES: Wild AnimalsAE   ES   LA   NO   OP   SC   TY   UN   4y - 12y$24.95800-999-0398mindware.com
46.MindWare, Inc.Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Extreme RailsAE   CO   ES   MA   NO   SC   TY   UN   6y - 12y$99.95800-999-0398mindware.com
47.MindWare, Inc.UNBORED: Time CapsuleAE   CP   CT   ES   LA   NO   OP   SR   TY   UN   8y - 12y$29.95800-999-0398mindware.com
48.NSI International IncWubble BriteAE   CP   EQ   OP   TY   UN   6y - 12y$24.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
49.OOZ & OZMorph-O-Scopes Sports of All Sorts KitCP   ES   SC   TY   UN   5y - 12y$24.99888-750-3338oozandoz.com
50.OWI Inc.Captain ROAM-E-OAE   CO   CT   EC   ES   GN   HO   MA   OP   SC   SR   8y - 12y$19.95310-515-6800owirobot.com
51.OWI Inc.Rookie Solar Racer v2CO   EC   ES   HO   SR   8y - 12y$11.95310-515-6800owirobot.com
52.Office OxygenSwingOsNO   TY   5y - 12y$5.95800-296-2812officeoxygen.com
53.One World Play ProjectOne World FutbolAE   CT   OP   SR   TY   UN   6y - 12y$39.50888-993-8826oneworldplayproject.com
54.P.F. ShaggyRule Crazy, Starter EditionBG   CG   CT   ES   GE   LA   SR   UN   5y - 8y$19.99323-451-2425rulecrazy.com
55.Piper Inc.Piper Computer KitCP   EG   EL   ES   GE   SC   TC   8y - 12y$299.00415-857-5021buildpiper.com
56.Pixl Toys IncPixlplay CameraAE   EL   ES   MA   MM   OP   TC   3y - 12y$24.94415-992-1076pixltoys.com
57.Quirky Engine EntertainmentEyeball BoxingCG   CP   GE   TY   UN   8y - 12y$19.50801-544-8989quirkyengine.com
58.Quirky Engine EntertainmentHoagieCG   CP   GE   TY   5y - 12y$17.50801-544-8989quirkyengine.com
59.Quirky Engine EntertainmentTrash WarCG   CP   GE   TY   UN   10y - 12y$17.50801-544-8989quirkyengine.com
60.RoosterFin Inc.Ninja SquirrelsBG   CG   GE   UN   5y - 12y$25.99855-591-4263roosterfin.com
61.Rubbabu LLCCleanupper the DumptruckAE   EC   GN   SR   TR   TS   TY   3m - 5y$8.00855-782-2228rubbabu.com
62.Schoenhut Piano Co. Inc.18 Key Mini GrandML   3y - 6y$79.95888-414-2739toypiano.com
63.Science Wiz® CompanyScienceWiz Cells Under a MicroscopeAE   BO   EQ   ES   IN   MM   SC   8y - 12y$24.99510-222-2638sciencewiz.com
64.SerabeenaSew Your Own PursesAC   CP   ES   TR   TY   4y - 8y$14.99+852-358-2681serabeena.com
65.Smart Toys and GamesSmartGames Jump In, SmartGames Jump InBG   ES   GE   LA   PZ   TR   TY   7y - 12y$14.99800-542-6375smarttoysandgames.com
66.SmartLab ToysAftershock! Earthquake LabAE   BO   CO   ES   GG   SC   8y - 12y$39.99866-319-5900smartlabtoys.com
67.Spin Master LtdMeccano M.A.X.EL   ES   HM   MM   TC   10y - 12y$149.99416-364-6002spinmaster.com
68.Spin Master LtdRusty Rivets Rivet Lab PlaysetES   FP   TY   3y - 12y$39.99416-364-6002spinmaster.com
69.Spin Master Ltd.LuvabellaDO   EL   ES   FP   LA   TC   TY   4y - 12y$99.99416-364-6002spinmaster.com
70.Spin Master Ltd.PAW Patrol My Size Lookout TowerFP   TY   3y - 12y$99.99416-364-6002spinmaster.com
71.Star Kids ProductsSnack & Play Travel Tray 2.0AE   AS   CP   EQ   OP   TR   TY   UN   2y - 12y$24.99303-887-9017snackandplaytraveltray.com
72.Storey Publishing LLCJournal SparksAE   BO   CP   ES   10y - 12y$16.95800-827-7444storey.com
73.Strictly Briks / Brian's ToysAlphaBriks & MathBriksCP   ES   LA   MA   TY   3y - 12y$24.99608-687-7572strictlybriks.com
74.Strictly Briks / Brian's ToysBrik BusterAE   CO   GE   TY   UN   3y - 12y$29.99608-687-7572strictlybriks.com
75.Strictly Briks / Brian's ToysBrik Tower and StackersAE   CO   CP   ES   3y - 12y$29.99608-687-7572strictlybriks.com
76.Strictly Briks / Brian's ToysCreatorz & The CubeAE   CO   CP   ES   UN   8y - 12y$24.99608-687-7572strictlybriks.com
77.Tactic GamesEmojitoBG   ES   GE   LA   TY   8y - 12y$14.99216-288-0087tactic.net
78.Tactic GamesSome Bunny's HidingBG   ES   GE   TY   3y - 12y$19.99216-288-0087tactic.net
79.Tactic GamesWord RushBG   ES   GE   LA   TY   3y - 12y$19.99216-288-0087tactic.net
80.Tangle CreationsZURU TangleES   NO   PZ   TY   3y - 12y$2.99888-829-3808tanglecreations.com
81.Taste 'n' TellDiscovering Fruit with Holly HoneybeeBO   ES   GE   SR   UN   1y - 5y$24.0044 7787 289499tastentell.co.uk
82.Taste 'n' TellDiscovering Vegetable with Veggie VoleBO   ES   GE   SR   UN   1y - 5y$24.0044 7787 289499tastentell.co.uk
83.Toymail IncToymail TalkiesAE   ES   FP   PL   SW   TC   TY   3y - 8y$59.99888-723-5741toymail.co
84.ToysmithGet Outside, GO! BashmintonAE   OP   TY   5y - 12y$19.99800-356-0474toysmith.com
85.ToysmithSwivel-SnapsAE   CO   ES   NO   UN   6y - 12y$29.99800-356-0474toysmith.com
86.Tucker ToysDisc Jock-eAE   CE   ML   MM   OP   TC   TY   6y - 12y$24.99609-438-9800tuckertoys.com
87.Tucker ToysKite-A-PultAE   HO   OP   TY   6y - 12y$19.99609-438-9800tuckertoys.com
88.Tucker ToysSlam N' BounceAE   OP   TY   5y - 12y$14.99609-438-9800tuckertoys.com
89.VTech Electronics North America LLCGearZooz® Roll & Roar Animal Train™AE   ES   TY   18m - 4y$29.00800-521-2010vtechkids.com
90.VTech Electronics North America LLCGo! Go! Smart Wheels® Race & Play Adventure Park™AE   ES   TY   1y - 4y$39.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com
91.VTech Electronics North America LLCPop-a-Ball™ Push & Pop Bulldozer™EL   ES   TC   TR   TY   UN   6m - 3y$24.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com
92.Wacky LinksWacky Links Connector SeriesAS   CO   CP   ES   HM   HO   ST   TR   TY   UN   3y - 12y$9.99646-598-8210wackylinks.com
93.Wacky LinksWacky Links Outer Space Glow-in-the-Dark SeriesAC   CO   CP   ES   LA   MA   SC   TR   TY   3y - 12y$9.99646-598-8210wackylinks.com
94.Wai Lana Productions LLCStretch 'n Play Eco Ball KitAE   EC   GN   NO   OP   SR   UN   3y - 12y$24.95800-228-5145wailana.com
95.Wai Lana Productions LLCWai Lana's Little Yogis™ Fun Songs KitAE   AT   BO   CE   ES   GE   LA   MA   ML   3y - 12y$39.95800-228-5145wailana.com
96.WannapleAnimal ActAE   BG   CG   CP   ES   FP   GE   LA   4y - 12y$19.95855-895-4290wannaple.com
97.Yvolution USA Inc.Strolly BikeAE   OP   TR   TS   TY   10m - 3y$169.99855-981-7177yvolution.com
98.Yvolution USA Inc.Y Glider XL DeluxeAE   OP   TR   TS   TY   5y - 8y$89.99855-981-7177yvolution.com
99.b. dazzle, inc.Scramble Squares® Frogs PuzzleAE   CG   ES   GE   GN   MA   NO   PZ   SR   TR   TY   UN   4y - 12y$12.99800-809-4242b-dazzle.com
100.smarTrikesmarTfold™AE   CP   EQ   TR   TS   TY   6m - 3y$99.99855-768-7453smartfold.net




Dr. Toy's   10 Best Active Toys   of   2017

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Ezyroller LLCDexster ScooterAE   OP   TY   6y - 12y$119.00866-713-8007dexster.com
2.Kid O ProductsActivity BoardEL   ES   TC   TR   TY   6m - 3y$37.50212-366-5858kidotoys.com
3.MGA EntertainmentLittle Tikes Light 'n Go 3-in-1 Sports ZoneAE   EG   ES   FP   GE   HO   LA   MA   UN   1y - 3y$54.99818-221-4326mgae.com
4.ToysmithGet Outside, GO! BashmintonAE   OP   TY   5y - 12y$19.99800-356-0474toysmith.com
5.Tucker ToysKite-A-PultAE   HO   OP   TY   6y - 12y$19.99609-438-9800tuckertoys.com
6.Tucker ToysSlam N' BounceAE   OP   TY   5y - 12y$14.99609-438-9800tuckertoys.com
7.VTech Electronics North America LLCPop-a-Ball™ Push & Pop Bulldozer™EL   ES   TC   TR   TY   UN   6m - 3y$24.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com
8.Wai Lana Productions LLCStretch 'n Play Eco Ball KitAE   EC   GN   NO   OP   SR   UN   3y - 12y$24.95800-228-5145wailana.com
9.Yvolution USA Inc.Strolly BikeAE   OP   TR   TS   TY   10m - 3y$169.99855-981-7177yvolution.com
10.Yvolution USA Inc.Y Glider XL DeluxeAE   OP   TR   TS   TY   5y - 8y$89.99855-981-7177yvolution.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Building/Construction Toys   of   2017

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Art's IdeasJenga XXL® Gigantic Cardboard Edition GameAE   BG   GE   OP   TY   WT   12y - 12y$299.95310-424-4527jengagiant.com
2.Build & Imagine LLCCreativity CastleCO   CP   DO   ES   FP   LA   MA   TY   UN   4y - 8y$59.95866-751-5006buildandimagine.com
3.MGA EntertainmentLittle Tikes Waffle Blocks Steam TrainCO   EG   FP   GE   TR   TS   TY   2y - 12y$59.99818-221-4326mgae.com
4.Magnetykes LLCMagnetykesAE   ES   OP   SC   TY   4y - 12y$22.95917-626-5086magnetykes.com
5.MindWare, Inc.Q-BA-MAZE 2.0: Extreme RailsAE   CO   ES   MA   NO   SC   TY   UN   6y - 12y$99.95800-999-0398mindware.com
6.OWI Inc.Rookie Solar Racer v2CO   EC   ES   HO   SR   8y - 12y$11.95310-515-6800owirobot.com
7.Spin Master LtdMeccano M.A.X.EL   ES   HM   MM   TC   10y - 12y$149.99416-364-6002spinmaster.com
8.Strictly Briks / Brian's ToysBrik Tower and StackersAE   CO   CP   ES   3y - 12y$29.99608-687-7572strictlybriks.com
9.ToysmithSwivel-SnapsAE   CO   ES   NO   UN   6y - 12y$29.99800-356-0474toysmith.com
10.VTech Electronics North America LLCGearZooz® Roll & Roar Animal Train™AE   ES   TY   18m - 4y$29.00800-521-2010vtechkids.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Creative Toys   of   2017

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Ann Williams GroupCraft-tastic Inspire Poster KitAC   CP   8y - 12y$19.99248-977-5831annwilliamsgroup.com
2.DuneCraftSea Saurus Pirate & FairyAE   CP   ES   HO   OP   SC   UN   3y - 12y$9.99800-306-4168dunecraft.com
3.Game Night in a Can LLCGame Night in a CanAE   CP   EC   GE   GN   SR   10y - 12y$24.99323-363-5050gamenightinacan.com
4.Lulu Jr.IlluStory - Create Your Own Book!AC   BO   CP   ES   4y - 12y$29.99844-639-3309lulujr.com
5.MasterPieces Puzzle Co.Works of AhhhAC   CO   CP   HO   TY   WT   6y - 12y$14.99520-741-1315masterpiecesinc.com
6.MindWare, Inc.Conduct Dough LightsAE   CP   CT   ES   LA   NO   OP   SC   SR   TC   TY   UN   5y - 12y$34.95800-999-0398mindware.com
7.MindWare, Inc.UNBORED: Time CapsuleAE   CP   CT   ES   LA   NO   OP   SR   TY   UN   8y - 12y$29.95800-999-0398mindware.com
8.SerabeenaSew Your Own PursesAC   CP   ES   TR   TY   4y - 8y$14.99+852-358-2681serabeena.com
9.Smart Toys and GamesSmartGames Jump In, SmartGames Jump InBG   ES   GE   LA   PZ   TR   TY   7y - 12y$14.99800-542-6375smarttoysandgames.com
10.Wacky LinksWacky Links Connector SeriesAS   CO   CP   ES   HM   HO   ST   TR   TY   UN   3y - 12y$9.99646-598-8210wackylinks.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Educational Toys   of   2017

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Bigjigs Toys LtdMy First Fractions PuzzleAE   ES   MA   WT   3y - 12y$25.95866-459-7829bigjigstoys.us
2.DuneCraftWorld Within A World (Girl & Boy Version)AC   AS   CP   ES   HO   SC   UN   3y - 12y$29.99800-306-4168dunecraft.com
3.Griddly Games IncJust Add GlueAC   CP   ES   SC   TY   8y - 12y$24.95604-249-5020griddlygames.com
4.LeapFrog Enterprises IncLeapStart™ Learning SystemCP   EL   ES   FP   GE   MM   PZ   TC   TY   2y - 7y$39.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
5.Maple Landmark IncLift and Learn Puzzle, Solar SystemES   PZ   SC   TY   WT   3y - 7y$23.20800-421-4223maplelandmark.com
6.Math for LoveTiny Polka DotAE   CG   CP   ES   GE   MA   PZ   UN   3y - 10y$14.95206-226-8869mathforlove.com
7.MindWare, Inc.DIG IT UP! DISCOVERIES: Wild AnimalsAE   ES   LA   NO   OP   SC   TY   UN   4y - 12y$24.95800-999-0398mindware.com
8.OWI Inc.Captain ROAM-E-OAE   CO   CT   EC   ES   GN   HO   MA   OP   SC   SR   8y - 12y$19.95310-515-6800owirobot.com
9.SmartLab ToysAftershock! Earthquake LabAE   BO   CO   ES   GG   SC   8y - 12y$39.99866-319-5900smartlabtoys.com
10.b. dazzle, inc.Scramble Squares® Frogs PuzzleAE   CG   ES   GE   GN   MA   NO   PZ   SR   TR   TY   UN   4y - 12y$12.99800-809-4242b-dazzle.com

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Games   of   2017

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Ann Williams GroupYou DoCG   GE   6y - 12y$19.99248-977-5831annwilliamsgroup.com
2.Art's IdeasJenga® Ocean GameAE   BG   EC   GE   GN   SR   UN   8y - 12y$49.95310-424-4527jengagiant.com
3.Art's IdeasJenga® PREMIUM Hardwood GameAE   BG   GE   TY   WT   12y - 12y$79.95310-424-4527jengagiant.com
4.Art's IdeasJenga® Throw 'N Go!™ Hardwood GameAE   BG   GE   OP   8y - 12y$29.95310-424-4527jengagiant.com
5.Master Theorem GamesSnippetsBG   BO   CG   CP   ES   GE   LA   MM   12y - 12y$24.99646-397-8434themastertheoremgames.com
6.Quirky Engine EntertainmentHoagieCG   CP   GE   TY   5y - 12y$17.50801-544-8989quirkyengine.com
7.RoosterFin Inc.Ninja SquirrelsBG   CG   GE   UN   5y - 12y$25.99855-591-4263roosterfin.com
8.Tactic GamesWord RushBG   ES   GE   LA   TY   3y - 12y$19.99216-288-0087tactic.net
9.WannapleAnimal ActAE   BG   CG   CP   ES   FP   GE   LA   4y - 12y$19.95855-895-4290wannaple.com

Dr. Toy's   20 Best Gifts   of   2017

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Green Kids Club Inc.Pammee and the Looking PondAE   BO   CT   ES   GN   OP   PL   SR   TY   3y - 5y$14.95208-520-8353greenkidsclub.com
2.Green Piñata LLCGreen Piñata ToysBG   CG   ES   GE   GN   LA   MA   OR   PZ   SR   TY   WT   6m - 5y$24.99781-375-7194greenpinatatoys.com
3.Hunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta MusicHunk-Ta-Bunk-Ta HITSAE   AT   CE   EC   ES   MM   TR   6m - 10y$10.00303-298-7122hunktabunkta.com
4.Linguacious LLCLinguacious® Around the Home Spanish Flashcard GameAT   CG   CT   GE   MM   SR   2y - 12y$19.99515-441-3921linguacious.net
5.Lulu Jr.My Comic Book - Create Your Own Comic!AC   BO   CP   ES   4y - 12y$29.99844-639-3309lulujr.com
6.MasterPieces Puzzle Co.Tetris Brain TeasersAC   CO   CP   ES   GE   MA   PZ   TY   6y - 12y$14.99520-741-1315masterpiecesinc.com
7.Office OxygenSwingOsNO   TY   5y - 12y$5.95800-296-2812officeoxygen.com
8.P.F. ShaggyRule Crazy, Starter EditionBG   CG   CT   ES   GE   LA   SR   UN   5y - 8y$19.99323-451-2425rulecrazy.com
9.Quirky Engine EntertainmentEyeball BoxingCG   CP   GE   TY   UN   8y - 12y$19.50801-544-8989quirkyengine.com
10.Spin Master LtdRusty Rivets Rivet Lab PlaysetES   FP   TY   3y - 12y$39.99416-364-6002spinmaster.com
11.Spin Master Ltd.PAW Patrol My Size Lookout TowerFP   TY   3y - 12y$99.99416-364-6002spinmaster.com
12.Star Kids ProductsSnack & Play Travel Tray 2.0AE   AS   CP   EQ   OP   TR   TY   UN   2y - 12y$24.99303-887-9017snackandplaytraveltray.com
13.Strictly Briks / Brian's ToysAlphaBriks & MathBriksCP   ES   LA   MA   TY   3y - 12y$24.99608-687-7572strictlybriks.com
14.Strictly Briks / Brian's ToysCreatorz & The CubeAE   CO   CP   ES   UN   8y - 12y$24.99608-687-7572strictlybriks.com
15.Tactic GamesEmojitoBG   ES   GE   LA   TY   8y - 12y$14.99216-288-0087tactic.net
16.Taste 'n' TellDiscovering Vegetable with Veggie VoleBO   ES   GE   SR   UN   1y - 5y$24.0044 7787 289499tastentell.co.uk
17.Tucker ToysDisc Jock-eAE   CE   ML   MM   OP   TC   TY   6y - 12y$24.99609-438-9800tuckertoys.com
18.Wacky LinksWacky Links Outer Space Glow-in-the-Dark SeriesAC   CO   CP   ES   LA   MA   SC   TR   TY   3y - 12y$9.99646-598-8210wackylinks.com
19.Wai Lana Productions LLCWai Lana's Little Yogis™ Fun Songs KitAE   AT   BO   CE   ES   GE   LA   MA   ML   3y - 12y$39.95800-228-5145wailana.com
20.smarTrikesmarTfold™AE   CP   EQ   TR   TS   TY   6m - 3y$99.99855-768-7453smartfold.net

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Socially Responsible Toys   of   2017

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Boy Story LLCBoy Story Action DollsCT   DO   FP   SR   TY   UN   3y - 7y$99.00201-286-0722boystory.com
2.Elly Lu LLCNorman the Narwhal Plush & Hawaiian VacationBO   EC   ES   OR   PL   SR   TY   0 - 10y$34.00907-240-1129ellyluorganics.com
3.Green Kids Club IncThe African Bush Fire and the ElephantBO   ES   GN   SC   SR   5y - 9y$7.00208-520-8353greenkidsclub.com
4.Griddly Games Inc.Rocket LanderBG   ES   GE   MA   SC   TY   8y - 12y$26.95604-249-5020griddlygames.com
5.LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.LeapFrog Academy™EG   ES   GE   SR   TC   3y - 6y$7.00800-701-5327leapfrog.com
6.Love Smart Cards (Gift of My Heart)Love Smart CardsCG   CT   EQ   ES   FP   GE   LA   SR   UN   7y - 12y$47.00415-779-5957lovesmartcards.com
7.One World Play ProjectOne World FutbolAE   CT   OP   SR   TY   UN   6y - 12y$39.50888-993-8826oneworldplayproject.com
8.Quirky Engine EntertainmentTrash WarCG   CP   GE   TY   UN   10y - 12y$17.50801-544-8989quirkyengine.com
9.Tactic GamesSome Bunny's HidingBG   ES   GE   TY   3y - 12y$19.99216-288-0087tactic.net
10.Taste 'n' TellDiscovering Fruit with Holly HoneybeeBO   ES   GE   SR   UN   1y - 5y$24.0044 7787 289499tastentell.co.uk

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Technology Toys   of   2017

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.EPIK Learning CompanyHighQ Learning Tab 8ES   GE   MM   TC   TY   4y - 12y$129.99888-999-1244epiklearning.com
2.Eastcolight (Hong Kong) LimitedMagic Instrument - Piano SetEG   EL   ES   GE   ML   TC   8y - 12y$28.92852-2333-6688eastcolight.com
3.Fibre-CraftDabitZAC   CP   HM   MM   UN   6y - 12y$39.99800-323-4316fibrecraft.com
4.MGA EntertainmentProject Mc2 Pixel PurseDO   FP   TY   6y - 12y$59.99818-221-4326mgae.com
5.NSI International IncWubble BriteAE   CP   EQ   OP   TY   UN   6y - 12y$24.99888-425-9113nsi-intonline.com
6.Piper Inc.Piper Computer KitCP   EG   EL   ES   GE   SC   TC   8y - 12y$299.00415-857-5021buildpiper.com
7.Pixl Toys IncPixlplay CameraAE   EL   ES   MA   MM   OP   TC   3y - 12y$24.94415-992-1076pixltoys.com
8.Spin Master Ltd.LuvabellaDO   EL   ES   FP   LA   TC   TY   4y - 12y$99.99416-364-6002spinmaster.com
9.Storey Publishing LLCJournal SparksAE   BO   CP   ES   10y - 12y$16.95800-827-7444storey.com
10.Toymail IncToymail TalkiesAE   ES   FP   PL   SW   TC   TY   3y - 8y$59.99888-723-5741toymail.co

Dr. Toy's   10 Best Toys   of   2017

#CompanyToy NameProduct CodesAgePriceCust.Svc.www.
1.Fibre-CraftMy SistieDO   FP   PL   TY   UN   2y - 12y$12.99800-323-4316fibrecraft.com
2.Folkmanis Inc.Folkmanis® Monarch Life Cycle PuppetAE   ES   FP   OP   OT   PL   PU   SC   TY   3y - 12y$39.99800-654-8922folkmanis.com
3.LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc.Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart™AE   CP   EL   ES   FP   LA   TC   TY   2y - 10y$39.99800-701-5327leapfrog.com
4.MGA EntertainmentBaby Born Interactive DollDO   FP   TY   2y - 5y$44.99818-221-4326mgae.com
5.OOZ & OZMorph-O-Scopes Sports of All Sorts KitCP   ES   SC   TY   UN   5y - 12y$24.99888-750-3338oozandoz.com
6.Rubbabu LLCCleanupper the DumptruckAE   EC   GN   SR   TR   TS   TY   3m - 5y$8.00855-782-2228rubbabu.com
7.Schoenhut Piano Co. Inc.18 Key Mini GrandML   3y - 6y$79.95888-414-2739toypiano.com
8.Science Wiz® CompanyScienceWiz Cells Under a MicroscopeAE   BO   EQ   ES   IN   MM   SC   8y - 12y$24.99510-222-2638sciencewiz.com
9.Tangle CreationsZURU TangleES   NO   PZ   TY   3y - 12y$2.99888-829-3808tanglecreations.com
10.VTech Electronics North America LLCGo! Go! Smart Wheels® Race & Play Adventure Park™AE   ES   TY   1y - 4y$39.99800-521-2010vtechkids.com




Message from Dr Toy

As a natural, ongoing part of our work as parents, teachers, early childhood specialists, and others involved with children at home or elsewhere, we observe children at play. With our eyes we see what works...and what doesn't hold up under tough testing -- the normal barrage of active, inquisitive, and resourceful babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and older children.

This guide is offered to complement your observations and to help you in selecting the right products to enhance your child's play and learning.

We make buying decisions based on lasting play value and product applicability to find a good balance of children's active, creative, and educational experiences that range from the basics to today's technology.

We can depend on the durability and versatility of such items as blocks, construction toys, games, dolls, puppets, and transportation toys. They stimulate the imagination, engage the player, have value, and hold up over time.

We apply these standards to all the play product choices we make. We often hear consumers describe their experience of making a purchase, but shortly after giving little Annie or Danny the product it falls apart -- a frustrating and often expensive experience. Products that do not meet safety standards can be dangerous and cause harm to children. We want to avoid these problems and as always strive for excellence.

Dr. Toy spent a great deal of time reviewing a large quantity of varied products created by manufacturers and designers the world over. We make sure the final selections match the extensive criteria for excellence. Certainly age grading, name recognition, company dependability, versatility of design, and place of purchase are factors to obtain the right product.

Another aspect you can depend on is a warranty. Rising costs for products require everyone to be wise consumers to get lasting value. Durable products, properly designed and developmentally correct, are worth the money. Children's positive reactions are worth our care in selection.

Dr. Toy utilizes a comprehensive set of objective criteria to evaluate toys and children's products.

Some Basic questions are:

  • Is this product affordable and worth the price?
  • Does it have lasting "play value"?
  • Is it appropriate?
  • Is it fun?
  • Does it meet safety standards?

Dr. Toy is pleased to again have the opportunity to share over 56 years of play, toy, and educational experiences with parents, teachers, and other consumers to assist them in their own selection process to match the child's age and interests.

This timely report, since 1992, features information about l00 wonderful new educational and developmentally appropriate toys, games, and children's products from large and small companies. The toys and products selected meet our high standards for design, durability, price, quality, safety, and value.

Dr. Toy wants to remind parents and teachers, "Let's not forget that play is children's work." It is also essential for well-being at any age and should be actively practiced, respected, and understood by all adults.

We should be thinking: What products or 'tools for play' can we obtain to provide wholesome experiences for our children (and ourselves) and provide plenty of positive and meaningful playful learning interactions.

Dr. Toy's Smart Play/Smart Toys: How to Select and Use the Best Toys and Games, in its expanded 4th Edition, written for parents, teachers and others who care about children, is available in toy and book stores and online.

Dr. Toy invites consumers to take time for play, expand diverse product experiences, and ask questions about toys and products to companies and retailers.

Following are Dr. Toy's 100 Best Award-Winning Toys, Games, and Children's Products and their companies grouped in categories of "smart" play. You can find out more about each product by the assigned codes that designate types of products and by visiting websites and stores.

Have a playful, safe, and healthy rest of the year. Continue to play together for all the beneficial, positive, and right reasons!

Let's Play!




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