Manhattan Toy Review
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.
My children and I have been huge fans of Manhattan Toy since they were babies because of the great selection of high quality toys that encourage children to use their imagination. Manhattan Toy is the perfect gift idea for boys and girls of all ages as it features a wide selection of toys in a variety of price points for virtually every budget. From baby developmental toys, activities and games, soft dolls and accessories, wooden vehicles and role playing toys there is sure to be the perfect gift idea for a special child.
My daughter, Hannah and her brother, Jacob are exactly one year and one day apart so they recently shared their 7th and 6th birthday together with a family party. They were both so surprised and filled with excitement as they opened their special birthday presents from Manhattan Toy.
Hannah is enjoying role playing as a new “mother” with her Manhattan Toy Baby Stella doll ($35) and Baby Stella Bringing Home Baby Set ($30). The award-winning Baby Stella doll is available in peach, beige, blond and brunette skin tones and hair color. These sweet, soft dolls are just begging to be cuddled and hugged by their new mommy. Baby Stella has lots of realistic details such as tiny toes, a belly button, soft tufts of hair and adorable embroidered features. She comes with a removable diaper and a velvety soft two-piece sleeper outfit. My favorite feature is the pacifier that attaches magnetically to the doll’s mouth so that it stays in place and it unlikely to fall off. A wonderful accessory set for Baby Stella is the Baby Stella Bringing Home Baby Set which includes everything the new “Mom” will need to care for her baby such as a receiving blanket, baby hat, 2 diapers, diaper cream, magnetic pacifier, magnetic magic milk bottle, bib and a birth certificate that comes in a lovely gift box. My daughter has spent hours playing with her Baby Stella doll as she enjoys feeding her, changing her clothes and diaper and taking her for walks in her baby carrier. After a long day she loves to curl up in bed alongside her baby doll for some sweet dreams. Baby Stella would make an excellent first doll for toddlers because of the soft body but is sure to be just as loved by girls a bit older like my Hannah. There are lots of additional accessories that would go with Baby Stella too so you will want to check out the entire collection available at Manhattan Toy.
My son, Jacob loves building and racing vehicles so he literally jumped up and down with joy when he received several vehicles from the Manhattan Toy MOTORWORKS collection. This excellent toy line features unique, customizable wooden toy vehicles, accessories and play sets. There is the Street Series, Speed Series and Extreme series so you are sure to find the perfect toy vehicle set for your little speedster. My boys had a blast customizing their vehicles which can be mixed and matched with other MOTORWORKS products for a truly personalized building and racing experience. I love the high quality, durable European beech wood construction which gives me the confidence to know this is a toy that will withstand years of active play. The MOTORWORKS FX Fire Chief 1.0 Truck ($20) is one of their favorites because it has large tires, heavy duty axles, convertible chassis and car decals that can be repositioned on the body of the truck. Their favorite feature is the fact that they can remove the wheels, change out accessories and add other cabs from the MOTORWORKS vehicle collection to make a completely unique vehicle. I appreciate that this set is designed so that younger boys will be able to snap on and build their vehicles easily yet it is still interesting enough for older boys like my 8 year old son too making it a toy that they can enjoy playing with together.
Manhattan Toy has lots of great gift ideas and a few favorites on our holiday wish list include the Dr. Seuss Toy Line with plush toys such as The Grinch, The Cat in the Hat, Horton and even Cindy Lou Who (my favorite). You are invited to visit Manhattan Toy to browse the entire toy collection and find your favorites to make the holidays very special for a lucky boy or girl!