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Induction Certificate Number:   74020120727-591
Induction Date:   July 27, 2012
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow
MSRP:   $94.95 USD
Company URL:  http://www.charismabrands.com/
Rating: 

Adora Toddler Time Dolls - The Cats Meow

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Expert
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  07/27/2012

Adora Toddler Time Dolls can turn a frown upside down, build friendships, teach nurturing, bring comfort and turn a boring day into a day of play! That’s what makes Adora Dolls special…oh, and we can’t forget those adorable baby faces…squeezable, loveable, cuddly, cute…simply irresistible.

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Dolls - Posable 2002 Consumer 6 years + Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) - Index



Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Critical Skills Development Design Quality FunFactor™ Innovation Marketing Value Visual Appeal
5 5 5 5 4.5 5

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

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China

 


About Our New Inductee
A quick yet informative glance at what this New Inductee is all about.

Innovation in the development of new product designs these days is a rarity. Adora Toddler Time Dolls are without a doubt, one of those rarities. "Adora® Toddler Time Dolls, (in this case, The Cat's Meow"), enrich the many hours of  a child's creative play, thought, and overall nurturing.  They stir the imagination with a diversified collection of color, touch, and creativity.

To describe the Adora Toddler Time Dolls would be simple.  They are irresistible, have literally life like features & weight, they are diversified in style, designed with the highest standards and "...are inspired by tradition and costumes from the world over." Just imagine if you will, hand set eyes and exquisite hand painted details that bring each of the dolls to life! That is but a mere sampling of the many features of these dolls.
An image of The Adora® Toddler Time - The Cat's Meow doll.

"Everything from the elegant clothing to the fine details of the face and hair of these dolls is so delightful, so charming!"


* A quote from one of the mom's at one of The Toy Man® consumer hands-on evaluation events.
Adora® Time Dolls - The Cat's Meow, (One of the doll seen in the image above-left), have been engineered for durability while eliminating the uncomfortable hard plastic heads and extremities that other dolls may have. They make an excellent bedtime companion for any child; a necessity for a child for added comfort and security.

Adora® Time Dolls - The Cat's Meow is what we consider as being part of one of the finest collections of vinyl dolls in the world. "Most Adora dolls are made from their very own Caresslyn™ Vinyl  which emulates fine bisque porcelain with a petal smooth finish, yet are a durable vinyl for the enjoyment of generations."
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Additional Details and Perspectives
More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

An exquisite level of detail is just the beginning of the many features associated with the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls.  As you read this, you may not realize it, but every detail of the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls demonstrates an innovative and unique design with such meticulous effort put forth to create a genuine life-like look.  Such an an exquisite level of detail in ever facet of the design; hand made clothing, hand-set eyes, painted details and hand applied eyelashes are all part of what gives the Adora® Toddler Time Dollsthat irresistible look.

With Adora® Toddler Time - The Cat's Meow there's even more neat things that make her so special.  She truly is the Cat's Meow with her sporty pink and gray multi-layered leggings, a hooded vest with the kitten ears and a fuzzy cat pocketbook, three ruffle skirt and matching warm pants.

If all of that isn't enough, she has the most gorgeous blonde hair, with a pink bow accent so neatly set. She feels like a REAL baby with a carefully selected weight balance, designed to be durable yet maintaining the highest level of visual appeal for hours of play, just as the rest of the Adora® Toddler Time collection.



An image of the Adora® Toddler Time - The Cat's Meow doll.  
"The Adora Toddler Time Dolls are a magnificent collage of color, carefully planned detail, and personality that create the most life-like visual extravaganza.  Distinctive design with the finest of textile materials used is a common trait of these dolls."

* A quote from one of the detailed evaluation reports our independent evaluators prepared as part of our evaluation process.


It was somewhat amazing even to our male staff how much focus on accurate detail was put into Adora® Toddler Time - The Cat's Meow, just as the rest of the collection. The quality of the textile material used, the perfect balance of color schemes used, the painted finger and toe nails, even the sandals that fit each foot so perfectly as though she were a real baby. 

The so real appearance feel made some of our male staff a little uncomfortable as they had to remove the clothing to get a better view of the body design of the doll. As one of the gents put it, "It's a girl, I just don't feel right pulling her clothes off. She's too real!" That in itself said so much to us all in how this doll seemingly appeared almost to be a real toddler!  Now that's quality workmanship.

No matter what the age group, withAdora® Toddler Time dolls, people are literally captivated by the charisma which she seems to exude from them. No matter which one, the dolls are more than just a doll.  Rather, they are seen as having such greater importance; a personal friend, a playmate, a companion, an integral part of their creative thinking conferring an added sense of security and self-value for a child.
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Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.
The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by top credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.
* These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both, in order to encapsulate the primary details conveyed in each of the evaluation reports in a brief summary form.

Behavioral Analyst - Clinical Psychologist, PhD
Director of Pediatric Behavioural Studies

"The Adora Toddler Time Dolls proved quite effective in the development of a strong level of social interaction amongst all of the girls in my evaluation. Everything from the full color booklet to the dolls themselves initiated further interactive discussion."

"A supporting point to consider and appreciate is how the dolls take the social interaction even further to help develop parent and child interaction. They influence the development of a solid family bond with a vital sense of security and companionship for a child in their physical and emotional development." 

"Repetitive play with the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls initializes a consistent advancement of primary and secondary skills. They can be used as one of the strongest  contributory components to a child's skill development and behavioral maturation, in particular, critical skill development."

"All things considered, the dolls act as a radical stimulus to incite activity resulting in various levels of skill development and advancement well beyond that of just social interaction. The superior quality of every facet of the dolls design, represents a role model of refined dedication to precise detail and visual impression. They present a masterfully created example of influence for both the young and those who are more seasoned in years." 

"One of the most popular points of discussion amongst the girls was the weight and 'lifelike impression' of the dolls.  Each of the girls carefully handled the dolls as if they were a true-to-life toddler.  Each of them toddling so carefully with the dolls for an extensive period of time.  The dolls pooled a sense of complete and total fascination." 


Textile Engineer (PhD) - Product Development
Director of Textile Engineering and Product Development

"The Adora Toddler Time Dolls are a magnificent collage of color, carefully planned detail, and plenty of personality that creates the most life-like visual extravaganza.  Distinctive design with the finest of textile materials used is a common trait of these dolls."

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Every single garment on the Adora Toddler Time Dolls is of the highest quality of cloth, carefully blended together to create a perfect visual balance of color and impression. The materials selected with these dolls convey a message of rank and quality, an image of the highest perceived value and importance."

"Each character in the Adora Toddler Time Dolls collection has its own distinct design which distinguishes it from all of the rest. Best of all, they do so without creating an image that would overshadow or devalue another.  The outfits and accessories make each doll so unique and captivating, a fine catch for a collector who can recognize true quality in pose-able doll design."


* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate evaluation report summary, (ERS). All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of Epiphany Communications and the International Parenting Institute.



Consumer Hands-on Evaluation
Details about the experience at our consumer hands-on evaluation event.

There never seems to be a boring moment with our consumer hands-on evaluation events each week, yet the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls managed to bring the excitement to a whole new level. Complete and total fascination was prevalent during the evaluation event with each of the dolls being handled so carefully. There were plenty of giggles and other merriment as well; the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls really stole the show at all three of our events.
Image of some young girls playing with the Adora® Toddler Time - The Cat's Meow doll.  
"The dolls were so real to me and my friends at your event.  They were like..uh so cute and even had their nails painted! We were all so worried about dropping them.  We didn't want them to get hurt."

*  A quote from a 13 year old girl who participated in the consumer hands-on evaluation of the Adora Toddler Time dolls and other products.



"Ohhhh...how cute!!!!!!"
That was a comment that I think will be forever resounding in our staff's heads after hearing that phrase so many times at all of the consumer hands-on evaluation events.  You would think we had real babies there as each of the girls so carefully passed the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls from one girl to another.

It was such a comfort to see so much emotion coming out over each of the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls.  It was easy for anyone to see that the dolls were a big hit at each of our events.  Other products gained plenty of attention too, but nothing like the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls.

Once the consumer hands-on events were over and we had examined all videos, feedback forms, and our own staff notes, we compiled the results. The Adora® Toddler Time Dolls passed this evaluation category for Consumer Hands-On Evaluation without even trying. They truly wowed the crowd.

*The Toy Man® Product Guide consumer hands-on event referenced here was a test run for our soon to be announced Mega Consumer Hands-On Evaluation Events. We will soon begin hosting these events in various cities across the globe on a quarterly basis.

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Evaluation Category Rating Scores and Summary
A sampling of the evaluation category rating scores from the product review itself.
There are a total of 357 evaluation categories in our entire evaluation process.
(Not all categories apply to any one product or service under evaluation.)


CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

Critical skill development is of the strongest importance for children as was pointed out in the complete report of the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls. In the analysis of these dolls by our independent evaluators, it was established that; "Repetitive play with the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls initializes a consistent advancement of primary and secondary skills. They can be used as one of the strongest  contributory components to a child's skill development and behavioral maturation, in particular, critical skill development."

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CRITICAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT.




DESIGN QUALITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

DESIGN QUALITY was a cinch for the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls to clench a perfect score yet again! Each doll was carefully analyzed in-house and by our independent evaluation scholars. Adora® Time Dolls - The Cat's Meow is what we consider as being part of one of the finest collections of vinyl dolls in the world.

"Most Adora dolls are made from their very own Caresslyn™ Vinyl  which emulates fine bisque porcelain with a petal smooth finish, yet are a durable vinyl for the enjoyment of generations." (A quote from the Charisma Brands web site.)

Every segment of the dolls have been designed with the greatest of care intended to last for generations, not just play with a few times, then off to the closet or dumpster.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls had what it took to manage a perfect score of [5] stars for DESIGN QUALITY.






FUN FACTOR™: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

Need I even bother to write about something that is so visually obvious, even at just a mere glance? For those that are not already familiar with the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls, they are nothing short of an ultimate delight running the scoring for funFactor™ off the charts! The image in the consumer hands-on section is a perfect visual example of what I am speaking of.  Plenty of giggles and smiles will always be in abundance with the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for FUN FACTOR.






INNOVATION: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

INNOVATION is a very important part if not one of the most important factor we consider other than quality.  A product can easily have the highest quality yet if there are a gazillion more products of similar design, then you have a substantial market loss.  The Adora® Toddler Time Dolls found no challenge in pulling the stops out when it comes to INNOVATION. 

So many parts of the dolls are not only innovative in design but they are unique, of the highest quality, and duplicity of same is next to zero.  A perfect example is the Caresslyn™ Vinyl used which with the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls.  The vinyl emulates fine bisque porcelain with a petal smooth finish, yet maintains a durable structure for the enjoyment of generations.  Then there is the hair, faces and hand set eyes.  All innovative designs that set the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls apart from all others.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls pulled their weight all the way to a perfect score of  [5] stars for INNOVATION.






MARKETING VALUE: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 5 gold  stars4.

The evaluation category of  MARKETING VALUE proved to be somewhat of a challenging task to determine at first due to the multitude of special details that we could spend hours to elaborate on each one. The Adora® Toddler Time Dolls literally sell themselves.  We did however finally identify a small hiccup that had a minor impact.

The fancy box for the the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls was eclipsed so easily by the dolls themselves. Although the box is visually appealing, with the doll inside, unless a consumer has actually seen the Adora® Toddler Time Doll inside the box, they cannot perceive the full value. This weakens the full potential as far as Marketing Value is concerned. This caused the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls to be docked for half a point.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls came to the conclusion of this evaluation category analysis falling short of a perfect score by just a half a point with a final score  of  [4.5] stars for MARKETING VALUE






VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

For the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls,VISUAL APPEAL was one of their strongest features. As one of our independent evaluators stated so well, "The Adora® Toddler Time Dolls were dressed so eloquently with the highest quality finery in dress, commanding the immediate unending attention of those who gazed upon them. They held such a look of unspoiled innocence and good culture; such an awe inspiring sight!"

From our in-house staff perspective, we may not use the flowery words for our own description of the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls, yet we can at least communicate that these dolls keep a person of any age spellbound with and equal measure of wonder and delight.  In every instance of our evaluation, we found that the Adora® Toddler Time Dolls captured our full and complete attention.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Adora® Toddler Time Dolls made their mark with an above-average of [5] stars for VISUAL APPEAL.
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EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
    Seal of Approval:  
     
    Recommends Award:  
       
       
    eco-Recognition™ Seal:  
     
    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       
       
    S. T. E. M. Award:   
     
    Mom Approved Award:  
     
    Award of Recognition:™  
       



THE TOY MAN® SEAL OF APPROVAL

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Since 1971 The Toy Man® Seal of Approval has served as an emblem of professional recognition for a 
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Since 1971 The Toy Man® Seal of Approval has served as an emblem of professional recognition for a 
product or service having met the strict evaluation standards of The Toy Man® Product Guide. "The Toy Man® Recommends...™ Award" is by far, the most challenging of our awards to acquire.  Products and Online Services that receive this award are officially "recommended" by The Toy Man® Product Guide. 

These products and online services are given recognition as being one of the limited few judged as having the best return on investment.  This includes yet not limited to both immediate and long term benefit from use."


"The Toy Man® Award of Excellence" is awarded to inductees that have an overall Evaluation Category Rating Average, ECRA™, of [5] Stars. That is the highest level of rating available on a 1-5 scale evaluation model. The ECRA is based upon the overall average from all applicable evaluation categories"
PLEASE NOTE: There are a total of 357 evaluation categories with a minimum of 231 being applicable to any one product or online service in our evaluation process with 6 being featured in the Evaluation Report Summary, ERS.


The Toy Man® eChoice™ Award, by Rev. James
G.W. Fisher, (Chief editor and Product Evaluation Specialist of The Toy Man® Product Guide), and staff.  
These products have demonstrated that they possess the potential as well as high probability to be top sellers.
The Toy Man ®An image of the editorsChoice logo Award serves as an emblem of recognition for products & online services that contribute substantially to positive skill growth and/or productivity.

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