We’re in the process of making sure that every product we put on our new Platinum list for this year has submitted a safety verification form. Can you say paperwork!? Everyone is being very forthcoming with their forms. We’ve had a few bumps in the road this past month with substrate lead that meet the new government standard but not our higher requirement. That said, the list is coming together nicely. Sometimes after a bad day (when a ridiculous number of silly toys come through our office)…it feels like we won’t have a list…but of course we always find a find collection of products to write about. If there are highlighted toys that you’re curious about please let us know. We’d be happy to take a look! In about a month, the commercials will start and the refrain, “hey can we get that toy?” will likely start from your family room. With money tight this year, we’re really looking at toys that will have lasting play value as well as toys that don’t break the bank.