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Spring 2017 Tillywig Award Winners

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Double Play Cards: word games with a wacky twist Back to top

This very special deck of cards comes with instructions for a variety of fun and exciting word games. Both novices to word play and word game aficionados alike enjoyed it thoroughly. Each card prominently displays what appears to be a single letter. However, the unique design of each letter allows it to be transformed into another simply by rotating the card 180 degrees. A player with 10 cards in hand, then, actually hold...Read more

Escape E.V.I.L. Back to top
Escape E.V.I.L.
Price $ 35.00
By Kitki
Age
8+
Best Family Fun

Escape E.V.I.L. is a richly imagined board game through which children develop a healthy curiosity about, and familiarity with, the wonders of chemistry. Players assume the role of scientists invited by Earth Vision Industrial Labs (E.V.I.L.) to help end world hunger. Upon learning that E.V.I.L.'s true intent is to rule the world, scientists/players find themselves imprisoned in the lab. Their only shot at freedom is to ...Read more

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Ezyroller Mini
Price $ 79.00
By Ezyroller LLC
Age
2-5 yrs.
Top Fun

The Ezyroller Mini lets children as young as age two enjoy a remarkable riding experience, powered by their own two legs. The Ezyroller's low-to-the-ground, three-wheeled design makes for an incredibly stable ride, a factor that lends kids comfort and confidence as they gleefully get around. The method of propulsion - feet alternately pushing against opposite sides of a metal bar - is so intuitive that youngsters take to ...Read more

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Ezyroller Pro
Price $ 129.00
By Ezyroller LLC
Age
10+
Top Fun

The first time one sees an Ezyroller Pro in motion tends to be a jaw-dropping experience, heads turning to follow this remarkable machine swiftly and smoothly snaking its way along, rider on board. The real question begging to be asked is, 'how is that even possible?' For there is no motor, and though the Ezyroller is powered by feet and legs, there are no pedals, no gears, no pushing off the ground. Instead, this awesome...Read more

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Flying Kiwis
Price $ 17.99
By Blue Orange Games
Age
6+
Best Family Fun

Even if Flying Kiwis weren't such terrific fun, it would undoubtedly win awards for things like zaniest game concept, most cleverly designed components and best board game catapult! The little kiwis (flightless birds native to New Zealand) would like to vacation abroad and have struck on the idea of shipping themselves out of the country disguised as kiwi fruit. Clever birds, those kiwi, but they need your help. On a sign...Read more

Fort Boards - Prime Pack Back to top
Age
5+
Top Fun

Fort Boards Prime Pack is an ingenious construction toy that lets children imagine and build on a grand scale. Using just two types of components, 8-inch by 8-inch square building boards and curved connectors, kids can construct custom forts large enough to play in - forts shaped like boats, cabins, cars, a castle, an igloo and much more, even a spaceship! The Prime Pack contains 44 building boards and 46 connectors. Addi...Read more

Gearphun Starter 200 Set Back to top
Age
4+
Brain Child

Gearphun Starter 200 Set is a highly gratifying construction toy that makes it easy for kids to explore geometric shapes and basic engineering concepts. This fabulous blend of fun and learning helps children absorb valuable STEM skills through the process of building a wide range of models that employ gears and moving parts. Those familiar with Morphun's educational sets were particularly excited about the many new pieces...Read more

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Gecko Blocks
Price $ 29.99
By Cassidy Labs
Age
3+
Brain Child

Full-on creativity becomes the norm due to an unusual characteristic these blocks bring to the table: simply touching one to another causes them to stick together with surprising ease. Stack several blocks, lift the top one, and the rest come with it. A gentle pull is sufficient to take them apart again. The speed with which this gravity-defying stick-to-itiveness allows youngsters to build in all directions and spontaneo...Read more

Gel-a-Peel 3D Design Station Back to top

Gel-a-Peel 3D Design Station gives girls everything they need to design and make their own stylish jewelry and other fashion accessories - bracelets, earrings, emoji charms, pencil toppers, key chains, phone cases and more! It's super easy to do. Just insert one of the included paper designs (or create your own) into the 3D template and use one or more of the gel color tubes to trace the design. Wait for it to dry, then p...Read more

Geometiles 96-piece Set Back to top
Age
6+
Brain Child

It is always exciting when a wonderful new educational toy comes along, but the arrival of Geometiles is particular cause for celebration. This 96-piece set of interlocking tiles offers such a variety of fun, math-based, hands-on learning activities that children can play and learn all day long and never tire of it. The ingeniously designed tiles let kids construct a huge array of 2D and 3D objects, including squares, tri...Read more

Georgie Interactive Puppy Back to top
Age
6+
Top Fun

In addition to being irresistibly soft, cute and cuddly, this delightful pup responds to more than a dozen verbal and physical cues by engaging in remarkably lifelike antics that match the command given. Among other things, Georgie barks, walks, sits, rears back on his hind legs, shakes hands, high-fives, plays tug-o-war and even breaks out some impressive dance moves. There's an impishness in everything this little Golde...Read more

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Press & Race Vehicles Back to top
Age
1-5 yrs.
Top Fun

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Press & Race Vehicles are small but mighty, packed full of fun and action to which youngsters respond with fascination and glee. Just press down on the top of the vehicle and watch it come alive: lights flash, sound effects are heard, wheels kick into motion and carry it across the floor, fun songs and playfully spoken phrases sing out, 'I'm Ray! I'm a quick race car. I'm the champion!' Each colorfull...Read more

Helio Base Station Back to top
Age
0-13 yrs.
Parents Favorite Products

Helio Base Station emits LED light through specially designed discs whose content is projected onto the ceiling in a soothing contrast of shadow and light. Instead of seeing stars and moon projected onto the ceiling, kids are treated to a wealth of knowledge as they happily lie back and absorb entertaining educational facts and images that inspire lively interactions and enlightening discussions. Swapping out the discs ch...Read more

Hot Wheels PlayTape Back to top
Age
3+
Top Fun

Watch a child play with a toy vehicle and you'll soon see every surface within reach - floors, tables, counters, stairs, walls, furniture - being used an imaginary road. Hot Wheels PlayTape takes that high octane fun up a very big notch by letting kids instantly add visually exciting roads and racetrack-like paths, wherever and whenever they desire. PlayTape sticks to any flat surface (even carpeting and upholstery) and i...Read more

Janod Happy Tree Memory Game Back to top
Age
4+
Best Family Fun

Janod Happy Tree Memory Game skillfully updates the 'card-flip memory game' genre, adding twists and turns that send the fun soaring to new heights. The goal is to be the first player to reconstruct a tree according to a model laid out at the beginning of play. The model tree, comprised of 6 cards, always has the same base and top, but the order of the inner cards is shaken up each game. Players must duplicate the model t...Read more

Janod Musical Spinning Top - Farm Back to top
Age
18 mo.+
Parents Favorite Products

Janod Musical Spinning Top puts a magical world at little ones' fingertips, a richly detailed, fun-filled farm scene encased in a plastic dome with a bright red handle sitting on top. A suction cup base holds the toy steady while the scene springs to life in response to pumps of the handle. The external dome begins spinning, as does a column of stacked colors at its center. A tractor pulling two carts begins moving along ...Read more

Janod Nutty Balance Back to top
Janod Nutty Balance
Price $ 24.99
By Alex Brands
Age
18 mo.+
Brain Child

This enormously fun wooden toy produces a high frequency of smiles and laughter while teaching youngsters something about balance, dexterity, cause and effect and even simple problem-solving. Play starts by placing the wide-eyed squirrel atop a round-bottomed base, where he sits, teetering slightly from the get-go. The goal is to stack as many of the set's 20 colorful wooden acorns as possible on the squirrel's back witho...Read more

Kaloo Rouge Prestige XXL Bear Back to top
Age
0+
Top Fun

At the risk of putting this bear on a pedestal, we feel compelled to say that is one of the finest (if not the finest) plush animals we have seen to date. In huggability alone, Kaloo Rouge Prestige XXL Bear rates somewhere in the neighborhood of a perfect 10. His stunningly soft exterior, warm, welcoming facial expression, plump belly, and long arms and legs not only provide plenty of squeezable handholds, they collective...Read more

Kardtects Grisroc Starter Set Back to top

Many a child has abstained from building a card house due to the seeming impossibility of doing so without countless hours of practice. Kardtects turns this notion on its head by enabling even young novices to create elaborate multilevel structures from day one. For starters, Kardtects collectible building cards are specifically designed for building card houses, with more grip and less slip than traditional playing cards...Read more

Lalaloopsy Large Entertainment Dolls Back to top

Each of these four dolls has a brand new look and feel that includes soft, brushable hair, a first for Lalaloopsy dolls! Creativity and friendship are the themes that unite them, yet each doll comes with a distinctive personality whose endearing qualities are expressed through its playful, eye-catching appearance. Attire, hair style and color (strikingly different for each doll), accessories, even the pet that accompanies...Read more

Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup Essential Set Back to top

Parents are as enthusiastic about Pretend Makeup Essential Set as their daughters, though for somewhat different reasons. While the set's makeup and applicators look very much like the real thing, not one drop of liquid nor speck of powder makes its way onto skin, clothing or furniture. Kids love the way the authentic look and feel inspires countless imaginative scenarios in which they get to act and feel grown up. Parent...Read more

Little Cosmetics Pretend Nail Polish and Lipstick Accessory Set Back to top

This mess-free pretend makeup does a remarkable job of looking like the real thing, inspiring countless play scenarios and interactions in which little girls get to act just like Mom. Tilt the bottle of nail polish, and the liquid and bubbles inside stir and swirl as if ready to come out. But removing the cap reveals that the brush applicator that appeared to be immersed in polish is perfectly dry. Invert the bottle and n...Read more

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