Ali Mierzejewski & Marissa DiBartolo

Marissa DiBartolo and Ali Mierzejewski are senior editors at Adventure Publishing Group. They contribute feature-length articles to leading industry trade magazines The Toy Book and The Licensing Book, providing retailers, manufacturers, and licensors with information on the latest in toy news. In addition to traditional printed content, Marissa and Ali are the co-directors of digital and social media for blogger toy reference site The Big Toy Book and leading consumer holiday gift guide The Toy Insider. As professional toy reviewers and industry experts, they consistently report on toy trends and hot products. Now, if only we can get them to learn how to share. A board game fanatic and Mario Kart enthusiast, Marissa has been featured on Good Morning America, NY1, and Arise News. Ali specializes in construction toys and pop culture. You can find her shooting Nerf blasters, channeling Wonder Woman, or building her LEGO collection. Follow them @ohsotrendy & @marissadbartolo!

Force Favorites: Top Star Wars Toys

When the epic story of a boy, a girl, and a universe first graced the big screen on May 24, 1977, there were no toys to go along with it. Think about that for just a… read more

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Eight Weird Toys Your Kids Will Love

I’m sorry… that toy does what? Sometimes kids are totally in love with toys that adults just don’t get– but who cares? They’re still absurdly fun and at the end of the day, they make… read more

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