DR. TOY'S BEST CLASSIC TOY PRODUCTS FOR 1997
When your child has gotten tired of latest fad or last season's hottest toy, where do you turn to find a product that is long-lasting and fun and will hold your child's interest?
Now you can turn back the clock to find toys that have remained "hot" and "great" playthings since they were first introduced ten years ago or more, lasting favorites of all children who have played with them. These are the toys that with the passing of time have become "true classics" and have been available for ten to fifty years or more.
What is a classic toy? These are toys that are enduring and fun, encourage your child's involvement, are "child-powered and of course fun. There are many favorite playthings you can recall playing with as a child, including jacks and balls, jump rope, paper dolls, kites and marbles. Anyone who has ever tried a Hula Hoop find it's a great challenge to swirl a colorful plastic hoop for exercise.
Classic toys are toys you return to from your own childhood. You can recall the fun by just closing your eyes for a few moments and you will see your favorite toy. Imagine the time you played with a Yo-yo, Etch-A-Sketch, or Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head. These are among many great toys that have become classics and never go out of style.
We have carefully surveyed the toy market place to collect a range of great classic toys. These are the winners of "Dr. Toy's First Annual Best Classic Toy" Search.
For each product there is provided an evaluation description, photo, specific product information such as age range, cost, how to locate the consumer information service of the manufacturer, and some history of the company.
So if you are at a loss for an appropriate toy check out Dr. Toy's best classic list. You will find products that your child will enjoy and find educational. These are toys that have met the test of time. They have endured, entertained and satisfied children for many years and will continue to do so for many years to come. Explore for yourself to find out what all the excitement is about. Then, make some of your own excitement by finding just the right product for your own child. The product may be something everyone can share like a game or an activity.
If the toy is older than you are, perhaps your parents first shared that toy with you when you were young. They wanted to give you something special also. You can enjoy the nostalgia of the past, and carry on a family tradition that may span several generations when you find that special classic toy for your own child. Having fun is what it's all about..
If you wish to nominate a toy for next year's selection of "Best Classic Toys," send your recommendation to Dr. Toy, 268 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94104.
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|Alex||My Collage Case||4-10||$20||800-666-ALEX|
|Applause||Raggedy Ann and Andy Dolls||3-8||$10||800-777-6990|
|Aristoplay||Hail to the Chief||10-12||$25||888-GR8-GAMES|
|BEKA||Floor Model Theater||3-10||$126||800-999-2352|
|BEKA||Maple Utility Easel||3-10||$75||888-999-2352|
|Binney & Smith||Crayola Crayons||3-11||$5.29||800-CRAYOLA|
|Binney & Smith||Silly Putty||4-12||$1||800-CRAYOLA|
|Cadaco||Tripoley 65th Anniversary Edition||8 up||$20||800-621-5426|
|Cadaco||Slam Bas-Ket||8 up||$15||800-621-5426|
|Colorama Creations||Rolocolor Coloring Desk||4-10||$14||800-366-9261|
|Discovery Toys||Giant Pegboard||19 mo.-5 yrs||$12.98||800-426-4777|
|Discovery Toys||Right Moves Chess Set||8-12||$19.98||800-426-4777|
|Discovery Toys||Snuggle Time||6 mos-2 yrs||$14.98||800-426-4777|
|Gemini Kaleidoscopes||Create an Image Kaleidoscope||6-10||$5.95||800-999-8700|
|Gemini Kaleidoscopes||Magic Marble Kaleidoscope||6-10||$3.50||800-999-8700|
|Holgate Toy||Jumbo Lacing Beads||2-4||$10||800-499-1929|
|Holgate Toy||Rocky Color Cone||1-3||$15||800-499-1929|
|Kimbo Educational||Bean Bag Activities||3-8||$10.95||800-631-2187|
|LEGO Systems||FreeStyle Bucket||5-12||$9.99||860-763-3211|
|LGB of America||LG&B Freight Starter Set||8-12||$349.95||800-669-0607|
|North American Bear||Muffy VanderBear||3-10||$20||800-682-3427|
|Ohio Art Company||Etch-A-Sketch||4-8||$10.99||800-641-6226|
|Pappa Geppeto's Toys||Skwish Classic||6-24 mos||$15.95||800-667-5407|
|Pleasant Company||Samantha Parkington doll||7-12||$82||800-845-0005|
|Radio Flyer||Classic Red Wagon||18 mos-10||$50||800-621-7613|
|Steven Halpern's Inner Peace Music||Lullaby Suite||0-5||$15||800-909-0707|
|Today's Kids||All Star Basketball||2-10||$30||800-489-0454|
|U.S. Game||Authors Card Game||8-12||$5||800-544-2637|
|Uncle Milton Industries||Ant Farm||6-12||$11.20||818-707-0800|
|X-tra Art||Rainbow Foam Paint||3-11||$13.95||800-283-6269|
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