This task has not gotten any easier since we published our “Best of 2011” 12 months ago. We see so many quality and exciting new products during the year, making it especially difficult to single out just a few standouts. Plus, as mentioned last year, we cannot possibly test and review every toy and game released by every manufacturer in the past 12 months, so there is no doubt that we may have missed some good ones.
Here are the guidelines we follow in making our selections. “The Best of 2012” is based solely on the toys and games that we have reviewed on our website from November 2011 through October 2012. We have purposely excluded some older items, which may have been reviewed during that period, because that toy or game has been around for a number of years. However, in some circumstances, we have also included an item that was new to us at Toys Bulletin, even though it may have been available for purchase prior to November 2011.
And most importantly, we kept with our mission statement of providing a list of the “Best Toys and Games You’ve Never Heard Of.”