Tuesday, October 26, 2010

With Christmas right around the corner (8 weeks to be exact) I am feverishly compiling my list of must-haves for the family!  There are so many things to consider, but one thing I know for sure is that I will be shopping online a lot this Christmas.  I have found so many awesome places to shop online and one of my favorites is Manhattan Toy!

Here’s a little bit about Manhattan Toy from their website:

Manhattan Toy is a store that inspires imagination at play!  Founded in 1979 (good year) by Francis Goldwyn (grandson of motion picture studio owner Sam Goldwyn), Manhattan Toy pioneered the use of non-traditional fabrics in toy design and introduced delightful new body styles in soft toys. Although Goldwyn is no longer involved in the ownership of Manhattan Toy, we remain true to his vision of marching to the beat of a different (toy) drum.

Play is not only fun, it’s essential to a child’s cognitive, emotional, and social development. Our design process blends science and whimsy to produce toys that offer children a rich array of visual and tactile stimulation and unlimited opportunities for imaginative exploration.

Manhattan Toy is committed to bringing parents and kids quality toys that are not only fun, but educational and meant to inspire creativity.  Is your son or daughter an Automoblox fan (I know mine are) you can find all of the Automoblox toys at Manhattan Toy.  Maybe you have a daughter who loves Groovy Girls…well, you can find them at Manhattan Toy as well, along with many other fabulous brands!


We received a Baby Stella and an Automoblox mini set for our review.  First off I must say that the quality of these toys is top notch…I was beyond impressed with the toys straight away.  Baby Stella reminds me of a doll I used to have when was little, but much more modern and so much more well made.  Stella is so cuddly and soft that any little girl would be just fall in love with her instantly.  I also love that her paci is magnetized, and don’t even get me started on her cute little toes (that look so much like a babies it’s unreal).  The moment my Lil Diva saw Baby Stella she was instantly in love!

We also received an Automoblox mini set from Manhattan Toy.  Lil Man loves cars, as a matter of fact, he has already requested that we tell Santa to bring lots of cars and trucks.  Automoblox minis consist of “future-retro” styling that makes them unique and oh-so-very stylish!  “Boasting a universal connector system that enables the rapid interchange of parts, and conveniently sized for on-the-go car designers, Automoblox Minis put a unique spin on creative play. Automoblox has won numerous prestigious awards for this ingeniously designed line of cars.”  I have to say that I love the sleek designs and unique look of the Automoblox cars, my son was amazed at the car and had a blast pretending to be a race car driver.  image
Manhattan Toy has amazing brands and fabulous toys, but what puts them head and shoulders above the rest is their commitment to inspiring creativity in children.  Within minutes of playing with the Baby Stella and the Automoblox car my son and daughter where imagining and pretending, for a mom, there’s nothing better than seeing your babies learn to be creative, and Manhattan Toy makes that happen!

Buy it!

You can purchase Baby Stella, Automoblox minis (and full-size Automoblox) and so much more online at!

Both Baby Stella and the Automoblox made great holiday gifts, so make sure you head on over to Manhattan toy and check out the selection!  Don’t forget to have a look at our Holiday Gift Guide chock full of awesome holiday gift ideas!


  1. You scared me silly when you said 8 weeks. OMG. And I have been shopping, so I guess I better look at tis place and do more .

  2. I know Barbara, I am freaking out myself about Christmas being so soon...wasn't it just Easter? And you MUST check out Manhattan Toy they have a TON of very cool toys perfect for every kid on your list!


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