Specialty Toy of the Year

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Tumble Trax™ Magnetic Marble Run
Squigz

WINNER - Tumble Trax™ Magnetic Marble Run by Learning Resources.

Create unique marble runs with long, short, and curved magnetic pieces. Drop marble from highest point to see design come to life! Also build designs pictured on 10 Activity Cards. Can you make marbles speed up, slow, stop, or re-direct by rearranging the pieces? Engages engineering and problem solving skills.

MSRP: $24.99 | 5+ | www.learningresources.com
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Boogie Board Play n' Trace Doodle Pad
Balance Boat: Endangered Animals Game

Boogie Board Play n' Trace Doodle Pad by Kent Displays, Inc.

Boogie Board Play n' Trace allows kids to express their creativity and provides them with a tool to learn and develop communication skills. Kids can place the first-of-its-kind, translucent writing surface over pictures, writing templates or any shapes they want to trace. Play n' Trace helps kids develop fine motor skills.

MSRP: $39.99 | 3+ | MyBoogieBoard.com
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Nursery Time Elmo
Gravity Maze

Nursery Time Elmo by Gund

Nursery Rhyme Elmo is an animated plush that helps develop a child’s social skills and encourages imaginative play. Elmo's mouth moves along as he recites five childhood classics: Humpty Dumpty, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Hickory Dickory Dock, and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Surface-washable. Ages 18+ months.

MSRP: $44.99 | 18 months+ | shop.gund.com
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Sleepy Seas Sound & Lights Whale
Green Toys Safe Seas Set

Sleepy Seas Sound & Lights Whale by Gund

Sleepy Seas Sound & Lights Whale is a cuddly plush toy that soothes baby to sleep with relaxing sounds and soft glowing lights. When you press the tail, this adorable blue whale plays calming ambient music. Circles of light glow from within before shutting off with the music after five minutes. Features embroidered details. Surface-washable.

MSRP: $34.99 | 0+ | shop.gund.com
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SpinAgain
Magnetron

SpinAgain by Fat Brain Toy Co.

It's a stacking toy with a spin—literally! Drop the discs onto the pole and watch as they spin fast and smooth to settle on the reversible base. Finished? Lift the easy-to-release pole and all the discs spin off the bottom! Little ones are enthralled. Practice baby engineering skills. There's stacking, there's twirling, and then there's SpinAgain!

MSRP: $29.95 | 12+ months | www.fatbraintoyco.com
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SuperMax the Turtle
Monster Sewing Workshop

SuperMax the Turtle by Cloud b

SuperMax-the tiny turtle with BIG stars! Small enough to fit the palm of your hand-big enough to fill a room with a starry night sky. It eases fear of the dark with three calming color options to soothe children to sleep no matter where bedtime lands. Compact and plastic, it’s portable and adaptable for use at home or on the go-easy to clean, too.

MSRP: $21.95 | All Ages | www.cloudb.com
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Worry Eaters
VEX Robotics Spider

Worry Eaters  by The Haywire Group

Hi! Afraid of the dark? Homework problems? Trouble with friends? Whatever is bothering you - Worry Eaters are here to help! Just write or draw your worries on a piece of paper, feed them to your Worry Eater and zip up its mouth. Your Worry Eater will hold onto your worries for you so you don't have to. Together, you'll get through it.

MSRP: $22.99 | 3+ | www.haywiregroup.com
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