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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley is an associate 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.

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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Tech Packs a Punch with Balancing Boxing Robots

Build ’em, then battle ’em! Balancing Boxing Robots, from Hexbug, are basically high-tech Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots that kids build themselves. The bots come in nearly 300 pieces for kids to put together. Made… read more

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Join Us for a #JakksHarryPotter Twitter Party: Sept. 14!

Wands at the ready! You are invited to our #JakksHarryPotter Twitter Party, sponsored by Jakks Pacific, on Friday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. EDT. Join us for an hour full of fun, trivia, and giveaways! During… read more

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Launch into Fun with the Magformers Sky Track Play Set

The sky’s the limit! Kids won’t even realize they are learning about physics and motion as they build unique, gravity-defying tracks with the 64-piece Sky Track Play Set, from Magformers. Designed for kids ages 3… read more

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Win a Dino-Themed Trip to NYC in Playmobil Sweepstakes

Playmobil USA will host a Playmobil Dino Adventure Weekend in NYC Facebook sweepstakes to promote its new line of dinosaur adventures play sets. The social-based sweepstakes program will run on the Playmobil USA Facebook page from… read more

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Check Out These Free Nintendo Labo Workshops Around the Country

Your kids can learn about and try out Nintendo Labo, a video game that requires creativity and hands-on building, for free! Nintendo will host a series of workshops across the country to give younger fans a… read more

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