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Christine Duhaime

Christine Duhaime is an associate editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She contributes to leading trade magazines The Toy Book and The Licensing Book and manages all editorial content for thelicensingbook.com. She also contributes to seasonal publication The Halloween Insider and blogger reference site thebigtoybook.com Christine is a nostalgia junkie and a plush enthusiast. She enjoys exploring and photography, and is always up for an impromtu adventure. You can follow her on Instagram @christineduhaime.

Half-Shell Heroes Duke It Out

Half-Shell Heroes 6″ Talking Turtles, from Playmates Toys, are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures that say more than 20 phrases each. Kids ages 3 and up will have a blast duking it out with… read more

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Bungees Offers Classic and Collectible Play

Bungees, from Jazwares, is a game that lets kids compete, collect, score, and strategize—all without screens, cords, Wi-Fi, or even batteries. Players must flick their Bungees from the ramp into the arena, and collect points… read more

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Kids Can Light Up Their Art with Crayola’s Widescreen Light Designer

The Widescreen Light Designer, from Crayola, leaves me with one burning question: Where was this when I was a kid?! The Widescreen Light Designer is essentially a portable dry-erase board that provides kids with a… read more

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Navigate Around Town with City Maze: The GPS Game

City Maze: The GPS Game, from Smart Games, is one of those compact brainteasers that is perfect for stashing in a toy bowl on the coffee table. What I love about these types of games… read more

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Vex Robotics Bring HEXBUG to the Big Time

Hexbug‘s Vex Robotics line just raised the bar for must-have R/C toys. I’ve been a fan of Hexbug for a long time, and for good reasons. Hexbug’s cool, semi-transparent colors are eye-catching and attractive, and… read more

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The Toy Insider Goes Behind the Scenes of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The Toy Insider’s Christine Duhaime interviews John Piper, vice president and creative director of the Macy’s Parade Studio, about the brand-new Thomas the Tank Engine balloon that will be featured at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving… read more

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Bandai Soars with the Deluxe Flying Baymax

The Big Hero 6 Deluxe Flying Baymax, from Bandai, is an impressive 11-inch tall figure with awesome specs. With the push of a button, kids ages 4 and up can spread his wings to an 18-inch… read more

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Lite-Brite Lets Kids Illuminate Their Creativity

Lite-Brite, from The Bridge Direct, lets kids ages 4 and up create designs by placing colorful pegs onto the LED board. When the pegs are inserted, they light up, creating a beautiful and unique display—especially… read more

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The LeapBand Gets Kids Moving

The LeapBand, from LeapFrog, is a wearable device that gets kids moving. The LeapBand comes preloaded with games and challenges, and also lets parents set up their child’s tracker and settings, including school time and… read more

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Smithsonian Discover: Space Teaches All About Our Galaxy

Silver Dolphin Books has done an amazing job making space interesting and easy to understand with its Smithsonian Discover: Space book for readers ages 8 and up. The book is cleverly divided into tabbed sections,… read more

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