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The timeline of The Toy Man Product Guide.  Where we started, where we are been, and where we are going!"

Welcome to "Our Timeline" history page.  This is where you can discover the following:

  • when we first started
  • see a copy of our product guide from the very first year of publication
  • learn about historical events we have been a part of
  • and where The Toy Man® Product Guide is going in the future. 

The Toy Man signature image
"This is just the beginning!™"

Under construction image It's been a long time coming with the expansion of our company and all of the new services but we are finally working on a complete new upgrade of our Timeline page.

Look for the debut of the new "Our Timeline" page in January 2012!
Image which directs the reader that the timeline starts at 1971 and moves forward. 
Image of the International Parenting Institute logo
The International Parenting Institute™ is formed and "The Toy Man®" begins first issue development.

11 January, 1971
 
Image of two of the very first copies of The Toy Man™ Product Guide which were published in 1971.
The Toy Man® first published as part of the International Parenting Institute™

11 January, 1971
 
ChildSafe International Corp. Logo - CSI™ was formed officially on 14 June, 1974, but established in 1971
CSI™, a division of the International Parenting Institute™, announces merging with The Toy Man® publication

14 June, 1974
Archived image promotional image of The Toy Man™ Product Guide when it first debuted in public libraries.
The Toy Man® gains approval and makes its debut in public libraries.

3 June, 1981
 
iWatchDog ChildSafe Bulletin Board System

The Toy Man® launches the iWatchDog ChildSafe BBS network on a CP/M Machine

21 June, 1981

 
Image which represents The Toy Man Product Guide going from hard copy to online format.

The Toy Man® goes from hard copy full color magazine to online consumer publication

21 May, 1994

Image which represents The Toy Man Product Guide going from hard copy to online format.
Due to a larger demand for product evaluations, The Toy Man® is renamed to The Toy Man® Product Guide

4th July, 1994
 
THe United Federation of ChildSafe Web Sites logo.
The Toy Man® Product Guide becomes first sponsor / partner of the UFCWS
www.ufcws.org | childsafe.com

6 January, 1996

 
Clipart image used for table cell with info on The Toy Man Product Guide switching from hard copy magazine to online.
The Toy Man® is keynote speaker at the Global Child Safety Summit - Orlando, Florida

11 January, 2001
Image from the World Technology Awards Summit and Ceremony. The Toy Man was a nominee.
The Toy Man® was a nominee for
The World Technology Network Summit
and Awards 2005 - Ethics Category

15 November, 2005
 
This is an image of PROJECT: Education Outreach, a project developed by The Toy Man Product Guide and the International Parenting institute which launched on 3 December, 2008 at Crestwood-Edison Elementary.
Official launch of new web site design for The Toy Man® Product Guide

1 January, 2009
 
This image is a downsized image of the opening screen of The Toy Man Product Guide
Official launch of new web site design for The Toy Man® Product Guide

1 January, 2009
Image of kids at play with Dad at PEO event.
The Toy Man® Product Guide completes the first" hands-on" product evaluation conducted at a public school during Open House.

14 February, 2009
 
Image of the opening page of GreyWolf Corporation
The Toy Man® Product Guide
becomes a division of
GreyWolf Corp™

11 July, 2009
 
The Toy Man® eco-Recognition Seal™ and eco-Recognition Project™ are introduced

17 August, 2009

Image of kids at play with Dad at PEO event.
Apparel and Home Furnishings menu options are added to The Toy Man® Product Guide evaluation report categories

1 September 2009
 
Image of the opening page of GreyWolf Corporation
HABA features The Toy Man® validation Seal & Awards for the Cory The Caterpillar evaluation summary

3 September, 2009
 
PROJECT: Education Outreach Chicago logo
PROJECT: Education Outreach - Chicago was launched at Jesse Sherwood Elementary School and Francisco I. Madero Middle School.

15-21 November 2009
HABA logo with image of Cory Caterpillar & The Toy Man® Seal & Awards
HABA dedicates their home page to The Toy Man® Product Guide Seal & Awards for induction of their Wiggling Cow product.

1 December, 2009
 
Merry Christmas Chicago!™ Logo
Merry Christmas Chicago!™, a PROJECT: Education Outreach and The Toy Man® Product Guide event, took place at the Rauner Family YMCA.

17 December, 2009

 
 
The Toy Man signature image
"This is just the beginning!™"

  Image inflects a message to the reader that the timeline doesn't stop at 2009,.









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