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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley is a senior editor at Adventure Publishing Group. She writes for the Pop Insider and the Toy Insider, and contributes to leading toy industry magazine The Toy Book. She considers herself a movie score enthusiast, proud Ravenclaw, mediocre knitter, and true-crime podcast binger. You can find her at the movies at least once a week, and you can find her thoughts about them on Twitter @buckley_maddie.

Top Toy Trend: Retro Revival

The nostalgia is real. Millennial parents who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s are eager to share their childhood experiences with their kids today, and toy manufacturers are letting them live the dream. From… read more

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Top Toy Trends: Classic Comeback

Classic play is here to stay. With so many parents looking for alternatives to screen time, toys that encourage open-ended play are big this year. Play sets, building blocks, and puppets are all making a… read more

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Top Toy Trend: Radical Reveals

Plain old blind bags are so 2016. This year, collectibles are full of fun reveals and multiple levels of surprises. From beasts buried in slime to tiny dolls hidden in confetti peppers, these toys are… read more

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IAmElemental Releases Holiday Gift Sets

IAmElemental issued limited-edition holiday gift sets of its award-winning female superheroes. The gift sets feature female action figures from the company’s Series 1: Courage (Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence, and Fear) and Series 2: Wisdom… read more

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Cozy Up with Snuggle ‘n Hug Plush

The weather is getting chillier, which means it’s the perfect time to snuggle up! The new Snuggle ‘n Hug plush line from Snap Toys, available later this fall, are super-soft cuddle buddies that just want… read more

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Untamed by Fingerlings Combine Fierce, Fun, and AR

Untamed by Fingerlings have been unleashed, and they need to be tamed! This line of interactive toys from WowWee combines the fun of Fingerlings with the fierceness of dinosaurs and other fearsome creatures. Made for kids ages 5 and… read more

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Oh Baby! The Newest Hatchimal Delivers Adorable Reveals and Accessories

Get egg-cited! HatchiBabies, the newest Hatchimals from Spin Master, have arrived. These adorable Hatchimals come with a big mystery: Will you hatch a boy or a girl? Just like other Hatchimals before them, HatchiBabies come… read more

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Walmart Adds Collectibles Section for Pop Culture Toys

Starting the week of Oct. 15, more than 3,500 Walmart stores will have a new “collectibles” section within the entertainment department. This section will not only feature products from companies such as Funko, McFarlane Toys , and CultureFly,… read more

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AR and VR Bring a New Reality to Play

Once upon a time, toys coming to life was just a Disney•Pixar fantasy, but with apps like the new Untamed ARena and the newly announced My Smooshy Mushy,  kids can interact with virtual versions of their… read more

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Boxer is a Adorable Intro to Artificial Intelligence

Seeking a bot buddy? Look no further than Boxer. Boxer, an interactive robot from Spin Master, comes with countless ways to play. Kids ages 6 and up can control this little robot with their hand… read more

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