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Product Type: Toys
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Dolls and Huggables

 


2006 Award
Shout Elmo
(Fisher-Price $29.99 Score:) This season's Elmo is designed to get kids up and dancing along. He moves his hands around and moves as he asks kids to sing louder and (thankfully) softer. He takes four AA batteries. Marked for 18 mos. and up, we think these are a better choice for prechoolers 3 & up.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2006.

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2007 Awards
Baby Stella
(Manhattan Toy $24.99 Score:) Younger preschoolers will enjoy tending to this all-fabric baby doll that comes in two skin tones with a few strands of yarn hair. New this year are a fun bouncy seat and outfits for Stella. (800) 541-1345.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Baby Chou Twins
(Corolle $34.95 Score:) Soft-bodied 11" bald boy and girl dolls in knitted rompers and hats with sleep eyes and tethered tiny teethers (not for kids who still mouth their toys). FOr boy doll only see entry for Jules, Platinum Award '06. (800) 668-4846.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Trixieville
(Manhattan Toy $19.95 Score:) From the makers of Groovy Girls comes Trixievilleóa more sophisticated collection of dolls that come with jointed hips and shoulders. First collection: Zayla (redhead), Avena (blonde), and Elonia (brunette) have a modern fairy look. Think Tinker Bell goes Vogue (with wings, of course). The furniture, including the Leafy Lounger ($19.99 5) and accessories for this line, are equally whimsical and fun. Our only regret is that these are not multicultural fairies. (800) 541-1345.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Goober
(Gund $30 Score:) A pot bellied bear that youíll just want to hug. Heís two-toned with a really distinctive big noseóvery endearing. (800) 448-4863. Still very special, Great Big Creamy Bear (Mary Meyer $130/36" 5) Remember the oversized bear you always dreamed of winning at the fair? This one is much better, because heís totally huggable, soft, and delicious! 36" big, this memorable bear will be great to talk to and lean on. PLATINUM AWARD í06. (800) 451-4387.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Furreal Friends Butterscotch Pony
(Hasbro $299.99 Score:) Your child is either going to love Butterscotch or want to run in the opposite direction. Butterscotch is voice activated and will move her head in your direction when you speak to her. She whinnes and snorts and while she doesn't actually move forward, she does make walking sounds when you sit on her (there is an 80 lb. limit). Comes with a carrot and brush. It's fun to feed her as she makes chomping sounds and moves her mouth. She has almost too much hair on her mane but certainly does fill the bill on "hairplay". We usually don't love dolls that do a lot of things--but for kids that love horses, Butterscotch is truly magical.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2007.

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2007 Award
Paxton Jointed Bear
(Gund $22.99 Score:) Covered with silky curly hair, this reddish-brown bear has tan snout, paw pads and a bean bottom for sitting pretty. 15-inch Paxton also has jointed arms and legs so he can be posed. This bear has a sweet expression and a little more heft than most bears his size.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2007.

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2008 Award
Arnold the Snoring Pig
(Gund $30 Score:) Pure novelty! Arnold is a cuddly pink plush pig that snores and moves its ear, mouth, and body when you press its hoof. Itís hard not to smile. Your preschooler will enjoy Arnold--you will too!

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
Higgins
(Mary Meyer $9 Score:) Itís a tie! Our testers couldn't put down either the very sweet honey-colored dog Higgins (Mary Meyer 8" & 12") with big floppy ears and soft huggable body, or Yardley Jr. (Gund), which is larger in scaleóan armful with big floppy honey-colored ears and two-toned white-and-honey body, this darling silky plush pooch has a dark brown velour snout and black beady eyes.

Age: Preschool. Award Year: 2008.

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2008 Award
Groovy Girls Poseable Dolls
(Manhattan Toy $15.95 Score:) This continues to be a BLUE CHIP collection of soft 13" multi-ethnic dolls with stitched features, yarn hair, and groovy clothes. The big addition this year is a collection of dolls with bendable limbs. Happily, there is a boy doll in this line. Still the superlative gift, consider a Supersized Groovy Girl ($50), a 40" child-sized fabric doll thatís like a pretend play pal.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2008.

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