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Induction Certificate Number:   74020120907-488
Induction Date:   September 07, 2012
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   Christina-Marie Pop-In-Kins
MSRP:   $29.99 USD
Company URL:  http://www.popinkins.com/
Rating: 

Christina-Marie Pop-In-Kins

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Specialist
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  10/07/2012

Introducing Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins: a new elf, a new story, and a new family tradition. Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins "pops in" to visit children with the first lighting of the family Christmas tree and stays until the last holiday decoration is put away. (Award-winning book, posable character, storage case combo.)

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Activity Product 2010 Consumer 3 years and up 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.


Age Compatibility Content Quality Creative playQuotient™ Individual Skill Improvement Marketability Overall Visual Appeal
4.5 5 5 5 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

These icons represent important attributes with which this product / service is associated, contributes to, or encourages development of. Select any of the unique icons below to learn more about the specific attribute it represents.
                              





image of factory with ecological leaves symbol. Trade Industry Sales Types
Industry Memberships

Wholesale Retail Reseller Online 

 



Safety Guidelines Symbol ImageSafety / Quality Classifications
 
CE MarkedUL ApprovedJPMA Certified
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
ASTM Complianteco-Friendlyeco-Conscious
(Not Applicable)



CPSIATÜVEU
Independent Lab Tested  Independent Lab Name 

  China Dragon Inspection and Certification
LeadSafe™ - Surface Coatings/PaintLeadSafe™ - Content / SubstratesPhthalatesSafe
(Not Applicable)  
BPASafeSoluble Heavy MetalsMechanical/Physical
(Not Applicable)(Not Applicable)
Flammability - Solids/TextilesLabeling of Hazardous Art MaterialsiWatchDog™ Approved
(Complies with ICCS™ Certification Standards)



UPC Code / ISBN#Manufacturer SKUAge Grading
856235000113 CPK-011Labeled/Appropriate



Manufactured InSafety Hazard/Warnings
China

 


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

An image of Christina Pop-In-Kins, her book, and the packaging.

Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins: a new elf, a new story, and a new family tradition that will be remembered for a lifetime! There are plenty of elves, and then there are the Pop-In-Kins!


Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins "pops in" to visit children with the first lighting of the family Christmas tree and stays until the last holiday decoration is put away. Featuring hide-and-seek and holiday fun for the entire family, Christina Marie encourages children to seek the very best within themselves and to share their very best with others.
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Additional Details and Perspectives
More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

While a company can create a web site, pulling out the stops with plenty of special effects on their web site, the product being sold still has to prove its marketability and visual appeal. Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins does far more than just that!

It was so amazing to see how Christina Marie captured the attention at a mere glance by a little girl, time and time again, (even the mothers as well!) Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins has real personality and then some!
An image of Christina Pop in Kins with here book.  
When you think about it, Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins has got everything going for her. She's a posable character and has her nifty case / book holder and the storybook itself. Together they create a very small footprint whether on a retail store shelf or at home.

Christina Marie possesses an creative combination of elements that sets her apart from other competing products in same or similar class.

The storybook alone is a superior combination of beautifully detailed full color pages, contrasted by an adjoining page with highly detailed line-art illustrations and unparalleled background designs. This combination creates an eye catching display of color, art, storyline, along with a posable plush character that gives kids and Moms that warm and fuzzy feeling.
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Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
Extensive independent study and analysis from top-level scholars.
The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from extensively detailed reports pertaining to this product or Online service. These evaluation reports have been prepared by top level 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.

Plastics Design Engineer, Ph.D. M.S.
Director of Plastics Design and Product Development

"There are three fundamental factors I take into consideration in the evaluation of a product that is engineered with plastics alone, or in a combination with other materials. Durability, visual impulsive response, and price point. When a product has the right balance of these details, the probability of a successful run is quite high. These pop-in-kins products represent a quality in design that was not achieved inadvertently."

"Although there are two different pop-in-kins products I have evaluated, this report is for the "Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins". Careful detail has been put into the design of this product. It represents the strong diligence in a design that creates an ambience of sorts, which draws a child to embrace it.
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"The plastics compounds selected in the design of the pop-in-kins has two valuable attributes which add the marketability and help maintain a low price point. The face, hands, and footwear all have a smooth composition that combined with the clothing, will encourage a child to hold it and incorporate it in their play. More important is that the plastic is a non-porous compound that will maintain the seemingly soft image as though it were skin, yet still be easily cleaned with a soft cloth if needed."

"As I am sure was intended, the overall visual appeal will create a sense of personality for the character. In completion of my evaluation, I am of the opinion that the pop-in-kins have captured their own piece of the pie in the market that is quite likely to provide a very good level of competition."


Doctor of Advanced Behavioral Study, Ph.D. M.S., E.D.
Professor of Developmental / Behavioral Studies & Research

"Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins...quite the name. My reasoning for this statement is based upon the psycho-emotional stimulation of the name with children. While you would might assume psychological skills and emotions to be the same, this is not the case. They really go hand-in-hand with Christina Marie."

"Christina Marie represents a tool to stimulate a child's behavioral activity, stirring a child to think, to act, to learn from experience in Play.  At the same time, a child's emotions are triggered immediately upon seeing Christina Marie.  Chemicals created by the brain in response to the excitement from the child create a sense of comfort and happiness."

"Active Play with Christina Marie contributes to self-supportive Play and the development of other critical skills. Experience with all the colors, the artwork, the words in the storybook, Christina Marie herself, and the social interaction with others has a significant impact on behavioral and developmental skills for a child. Sensory development and fine motor skills alone are but two of the many essential skills which this product combination has influence upon."

"Another important point to consider is that Christina Marie is indepedent lab tested meeting all CPSIA requirements and is well suited for the target age group intended. Altogether most enjoyable to see a product of this quality on the market."


* 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.

When it comes to consumer hands-on evaluation, Christina Pop-in-Kins took the stage without a hitch! Moms and kids alike were totally wowed with Christina Pop-in-Kins.
Image of some of Christian Marie Pop-In_Kins and her book. In the retail stores, specialty shops, and public malls we brought Christina Pop-in-Kins and a huge number of other products, I remember so well what one of the customers said at a specialty shop.  "She is so cute!  It's almost as though she has an essence of Christmas spirit to share feel-good thoughts year round." 

The woman's comment caught me somewhat by surprise, along with others in the shop.  Her comment caused an overwhelming sense of curiosity in me.
I inquired of the woman what could possibly have caused her to make a comment like that so suddenly.  She was quick to reply, "Seeing my daughter playing while reading the storybook out loud to her was so touching. There was something different from other Christmas dolls and things we've seen...She's just more special."

Those words provide a perfect illustration of why Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins is so special and why we feel that she is a must-have product for retail stores and specialty shops.  Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins passed this segment of our evaluation with the highest of recommendation to retailers, distributors, and consumers at large.

Once the event was over and we had examined all videos, feedback forms, and our own staff notes, we compiled the results and Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins passed this evaluation category for Consumer Hands-On Evaluation flawlessly. It was yet another of the elite products that wowed the crowd.
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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.)


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

AGE COMPATIBILITY is quite often seen as not being an important category for making determining the value of a product. In our evaluation of Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins, age-compatibility is quite important. 

If a product is well suited for the target age group it has been designed for, it is not just a matter of popularity with the target audience, it also includes safety concerns and a variety of other important factors to be considered.  Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins took this evaluation category on without the slightest risk.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for AGE COMPATIBILITY




CONTENT QUALITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

Considering that the definition of "content" would not be applicable to Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins, her storybook was evaluated exclusively for this evaluation category.  The storybook alone is a superior combination of beautifully detailed full color pages, contrasted by an adjoining page with highly detailed line-art illustrations and unparalleled background designs. It is a combination of eye catching color, art and storyline that captivates the attention of a child.

Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins' storybook encourages a child to read while contributing highly to their critical skills development.  Although the content is almost the best you could ever imagines, it still fell short of a perfect score by just half a point. 

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that My Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CONTENT QUALITY.




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

When it comes to the level of Creative playQuotient with Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins, she was a cinch. It was quite impressive to see a product that has such a symbiotic relationship of education and creative self-Play in the same product.  After all, that's what Creative playQuotient is all about; more simply defined, the balance of education and Creative Play.

Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins made it through our evaluation with the highest level of value and importance in this evaluation category.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for CREATIVE playQUOTIENT.




INDIVIDUAL SKILL IMPROVEMENT: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

When it comes to the Individual Skill Improvement with Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins this was a simple task to handle.  Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins as a posable character alone represents a substantial contribution to individual skills improvement.

Our independent evaluators can say it so perfectly; "Christina Marie represents a tool to stimulate a child's behavioral activity, stirring a child to think, to act, to learn from experience in Play.  At the same time, a child's emotions are triggered immediately upon seeing Christina Marie.  Chemicals created by the brain in response to the excitement from the child create a sense of comfort and happiness."




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

When it comes to Marketability, Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins literally stole the show!  The quality, functionality, level of contribution to skill development and education that you find synonymous with Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins, makes it easy to see a that the level of Marketability is in the strongest measure and will assure a sound ROI.

In every public mall, retail store, specialty shop and even the local trains in one city, Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins could perhaps pull the rug out from under the feet of her competitors.  Literally every last person who experienced time with Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins made queries as to price point, availability, and a myriad of other questions. 

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for MARKETING VALUE™



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

Overall Visual Appeal was a challenging evaluation category to tackle with Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins and her storybook.  You need to remember we are looking at not only Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins and her carrying case, there is also her delightful storybook.

Every component of Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins was carefully examined an evaluated. It was easy to establish that whether by individually or together as a set, we unquestionably had a champion level product. After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that Christina Marie Pop-In-Kins achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for OVERALL VISUAL APPEAL



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