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Toy Manufacturing has always been a fascinating process for me, going back to that old Disney short, WHERE THE TOYS COME FROM (which we used to have on VHS). Now a new video has popped up online documenting the 4-10 month process that it takes one toy company to develop and produce a new product. Interestingly, that company is Famosa, who I've been critical of in the past for their bafflingly shoddy handling of the Caillou brand (read that story here). Regardless of my experiences thus far, this video is definitely worth watching.

Update at the bottom of the post - 1/6/2012

If you've been reading this site for a bit, then you already know that Caillou and friends are a fixture here inThe Rock Father™ house - something that I also noted in my recent review of Famosa ToysCaillou Treehouse. For those wondering the fate of the infamous toy, we still have it, though it continues breaking down piece by piece in under a month of play. I had my Dad send me the Toys R Us receipt in case we decided to return it, but we just can't bear to take it away from the little one. Junk or not, she loves it. But now we have another problem, this time with the Caillou ''Classic'' 14.5 inch doll. Who made this one? Famosa Toys, of course. For whatever reason, the Spanish toymaker just can't seem to get their Caillou products right.

If you've been following along here, then you may already know that CAILLOU has been somewhat of an obsession for my daughter since she was only a few months old. Now, at 28 months - the little one is fully immersed in all-things-Caillou, so she's been getting some of the toys here and there, and loves to have the little guy hanging around as she follows his adventures on Sprout and PBS Kids. Having just come from an early Christmas with Grandma & Grandpa in Michigan, it pains me to have to share with you this review of the new Caillou Tree House by Spain's Famosa Toys. Knowing that a lot of kids are going to be asking for or getting one of these very soon, there's some things you need to watch out for.