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#1 of 37 Old 11-23-2007, 02:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Seriously. Because I'm spending too much time surfing online at oompa toys and magic cabin. And it's hard enough bargain hunting and deciding, but even Haba is made in China!? I'm so confused.
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I thought Haba was made in Germany?

Look at Plan Toys and Bajo.

Baby Center has a decent selection of non China toys.
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I do love plan toys. Well I was browsing haba boy dolls and half of them said "designed in Germany and lovingly made in China." I don't really feel like chancing it. Plus a lot of the websites had other brands with stuff made in China. Fat chance I'll find a piggy bank not made in China.
Thanks for the links.
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http://www.nmctoys.com/

http://www.step2.com/made-in-usa/toys/

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In case anyone else is wondering, I also read about this one today. Not a huge selection but cute wooden stuff made in vermont.
http://www.maplelandmark.net/
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Some Haba is made in China--like soft toys.

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Plan Toys
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Spiel and Holz
Holztiger
Roy Toys (like Lincoln Logs, but made in Maine!)
Playmobil
Louisville Slugger

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Spiel and Holz is one of my favorites and they are from Germany. Also- shopping local like at craft shows and Holiday fairs.
I don't know if this is legal, but on my earthetarian site I carry a very small selection of wooden toys that are made in Russia. :
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fisher price, little tykes
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Fisher Price is MIC.

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Well, this is from Fox news, so dont know how legit it is;
In light of the recall of nearly 1 million Chinese-produced toys tainted with lead paint, below is a list of toys made in the USA:

• Battleship
• Bicycle Playing Cards
• Boggle Jr.
• Candyland
• Chutes and Ladders
• Clue
• Connect Four
• Crayola Crayons *(some not made in US; check label)
• Life
• Louisville Slugger
• Monopoly
• Mouse Trap
• Operation
• Parcheesi
• Play-Doh **(some not made in US; check label)
• Pop-O-Matic Trouble
• Radio Flyer Discovery Wagon
• Scrabble
• Sorry
• Stratego
• Tri-ominos
• Trivial Pursuit
• Yahtzee

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Here's a page on shopping from "Boycott made in China"
http://www.boycottmadeinchina.org/en...tive_shopping/

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Check out China Free Christmas. They have brands you can trust and brands that need to be checked carefully.

http://www.chinafreechristmas.info/

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Is it me or is so much of the made-in-the-USA stuff plastic unless it's from really small stores? I'm not anti-plastic completely but it is getting on my nerves lately. We had a lot of little tyke stuff and playmobil that got on my nerves (windpipe stoppers I call playmobil). Lots of good info though. Thanks for the link.
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Is Lamaze brand MIC?

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i think most radio flyer arent, neither are most things from finewoodentoys.com

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Is Lamaze brand MIC?
yes, Lamaze is MIC.
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This link has all the products on Oompa that are made in Europe.

http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/categ...In-Europe.html

Some other brands not MIC:
Kinderkram - Poland, Germany
Vilac - France, a few in China
Bajo - Poland
Holztiger - Germany
Ostheimer - Germany
Lego - different European countries, a few in China
Ravensburger - Germany, Czech Republic, a few in China
Kathe Kruse - Germany
Voila - Thailand
Imagiplay - Sri Lanka
Heros - Germany
Erzi - Germany
Megabloks - Canada, a few figures are MIC
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I just see someone ready to make a fortune. If I were and entrepreneuer, I'd be in the natural USA made toys market setting up a company of quality. The time is ripe for this!
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This thread has been really helpful to me!

Now I wish their were some alternative to Hot Wheels because my kids love their Hot Wheels, but my 9 year old said he would give them up if they had lead in them.
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oh great do they have lead? we have hotwheels coming out of our ears. I mean I knew they weren't made in Germany by organic elves or anything, but I guess I sort of was in denial about those.
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oh great do they have lead? we have hotwheels coming out of our ears. I mean I knew they weren't made in Germany by organic elves or anything, but I guess I sort of was in denial about those.
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ho, man, i'm gigging.

There are tons of wooden car and truck options out there that I bet are just as fun as matchbox cars.

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The only hard part of giving up hotwheels would be finding tracks and cars that are compatible for fun races. I saw some brand at FAO Schwarz this weekend though but it didn't say anywhere on it where they were made...the name seemed German though.

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My husband's cousin just brought us a ton of Hot Wheel-style cars and trucks from Switzerland (he was there on work). They are marked "Made in Switzerland" and have "NO PVC" written all over them! I wonder if these kind of brands would be available in the US?
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What is the brand? That could be the one I saw at FAO, they said "No PVC" as well! I came so close to buying some but I just couldn't determine from the package where they were from.

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What is the brand? That could be the one I saw at FAO, they said "No PVC" as well! I came so close to buying some but I just couldn't determine from the package where they were from.
I think it's SIKU, but maybe it says SKU? HTH.
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Lego and Duplo aren't. I was also going to say Ravensburger and Playmobil--- but that's been mentioned already. There are tons of non toxic toys from around the world, namely Germany, but the former toys are more what I would call 'reasonably priced'. And easy for grandparents to find.
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Here's a list of Little Tikes toys that are made in the U.S.A. http://www.littletikes.com/toys/toys...in%20the%20usa

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