Baby Cones & Cubes, Storybook Castle, Fire Truck Pull, Safari Zebra Activity Center & More To Explore At Manhattan Toy’s Bright Booth 2435


Baby Cones & Cubes, Storybook Castle, Fire Truck Pull, Safari Zebra Activity Center & More To Explore At Manhattan Toy’s Bright Booth 2435

Minneapolis, MN (February 2, 2017) –Let’s play! That’s the motto of every tot who loves to grasp, bang, toss and perhaps taste toys that come into his tiny sphere. The Manhattan Toy Company agrees whole heartedly! Their sturdy yet sweet line of 2017 wood toys have just the stuff to enhance infant and toddler playtime. Fire Truck Pull Toy™ ($44), Safari Tiger Activity Center ($44) and Mix & Match Stackers™ ($44) are awaiting little fingers! Be the first to play with them at Manhattan Toy’s Booth 2435 at the North American International Toy Fair.

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Manhattan Toy’s design team, headquartered in Minneapolis, has been working overtime to bring babies and their caregivers fresh, gorgeous playthings to stimulate emerging senses. These four gorgeous wood teethers need to be admired up close! Smooth Baby Cones Pastel™ ($22) or Baby Cones Bright™ ($22) are perfect for teething tender gums. A charming stack of Baby Cubes Natural ($22) and Baby Cubes Colored ($22) are flexible wood teething blocks strung together with an elastic cord. The non-toxic water-based finishes on all four are reassuring for parents and perfect for the little babe!

Between naptime, mealtime and bedtime, it’s playtime! Stimulate their sense of wonder with a fire- engine-red pull toy that’s ready to roll. Fire Truck Pull Toy offers playful activities like a shape sorter, when not on the move. Or head to the top of the mountain to play with a crocodile and a panda in Zoo Mountain ($47) felt and wood playset for the over-3-years crowd.

Sometimes parents think it’s a jungle out there so why not bring in the animals — like Safari Zebra™ ($44) — to entertain toddlers long enough to grab an extra cup of coffee. These 3-piece activity centers stand 13” tall and need some adult help to assemble. Or choose the smaller Mix & Match Stackers which boast endearing animal faces, bodies and feet that are magnetized so you can stack them multiple ways. Look for all of these charming playthings in the Spring of 2017.

Baby Cones in Pastel or Bright • $22 • Ages 3 months+
Hey good lookin’. These pretty teethers can do some serious soothing while amusing baby. Soft edges are ideal for tender lips and gums. Each wooden cone is strung together to form a circle by an invisible elastic cord. Makes a wow baby shower gift!

Baby Cubes in Natural or Colored • $22 • Ages 3 months+
These moveable and moldable soft cubes entertain and soothe as needed. Perfect for baby’s little fingers, the square pieces are strung together with an elastic cord. Jumble or stack, they delight baby’s senses of touch, see and of course taste!

Fire Truck Pull Toy • $44 • Ages • Ages 12 months+
This pull toy and activity center combo will show toddlers that the square peg really cannot fit in that round hole! This adorable red truck has so many elements – shape sorter, bead run and spinning fireman/dog. When ready for a walk around the dining room table, grasp the yellow cord and watch the rubber trimmed wheels roll this little firetruck round and round.

Safari Tiger Activity Center • $44 • Ages 12 months+
This big cat is on the hunt for a playmate. A spring flower and bird follows him wherever he roams. The 3-piece activity center offers spinning gears, bead run and much more for fingers to touch and explore. Adult assembly required. Tiger stands 13” tall and 11.5” from nose to tail!

Safari Zebra Activity Center • $44 • Ages 12 months+
What’s black and white and fun all over? Zebra is 3 pieces that snuggly slot together and are loaded with fun things to touch and try. There are bead runs, springy flowers, spinning gears and a green birdie resting on his tail. Adult assembly required. Zebra stands 13” tall from ear to foot.

Storybook Castle • $156 • Ages 12 months+
Looking for that wow gift? This 4-quadrant activity center is reminiscent of the Treetop Adventure, chosen as one of the Best Toys of 2014 by Parents Magazine. The once-upon-a-time castle theme offers gliders, bead runs, spinning gears and more. It also assists baby with fine motor skills, cause and effect moments plus problem solving! Adult assembly required. Stands 20.8 inches high when fully finished.

Mix & Match Stackers • $44 • Ages 3+
Whoooo’s that? asks the Owl. Stack these fellas any which way for a silly play session. Choose the Fox/Bunny/Cat or Owl/Elephant/Panda set. Both sets feature magnetized wood blocks that include 9 different pieces. Each animal character is painted in bright colors and has engaging facial expressions.

Jurassic Adventure • $47 • Ages 3+
Venture back, way back to prehistoric times for this lively activity set with a volcano and poseable explorers! This 10-piece set has 5 dinos, a tree and a felt pond to keep everyone hydrated. The fabric loop tucked atop the volcano makes this an easy set to move and store.

Zoo Mountain • $47 • Ages 3+
Lions, tigers and panda bears, oh my! This pyramid shape zoo mountain boasts all sorts of creatures from a croc and a peacock, to the zookeeper himself. Tuck all the pieces into the fabric mountain and grasp the loop for easy transporting up and down the stairs. The 10-piece set includes wooden characters with non-toxic water based finishes.

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For more than 30 years Manhattan Toy has provided high quality, imagination inspiring, safety conscious toys. The spirit of Manhattan Toy is captured in the simple statement –We remember that the most powerful thing any of us play with in this life is our imagination! All Manhattan Toy products comply with U.S. and European safety standards. For more information about the many award-winning toy collections, visit the website at

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