Cartons from Mattel and the new website

Just when I thought we were done with the bulk of our testing, some very large cartons arrived from Mattel today. We peeked into one box to discover My Three Muskateer Barbie–her gown turns into a cape.  It made both of us laugh. We decided to close the box for the evening. Tomorrow is another day for toy testing!

The new website is going to be fantastic. We’re busy working on getting it ready–which is why my postings have been pretty slim the last few weeks.  We’ve decided to keep up reviews of old products that are discontinued but may find their way to you through family or friends.  (With the exception of craft kits and toys that probably won’t be passed down.) These products were not required to meet our safety requirements — so now we’re deciding how to address this issue so that we’ve made that clear.

I’m hearing from a lot of you, that you’d like downloadable pdf’s of our lists…birthday lists especially. Working on finding the best way to do that as well. So if you have other suggestions keep them coming. It’s also been nice to hear from so many readers that they miss the book. As much as we liked doing the book, the freedom of space and time to work on the website has been most welcomed…neither of us miss the horrible crunch to get the manuscript done as the toys kept pouring in!