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Marissa DiBartolo

Marissa DiBartolo is the editor-in-chief of Adventure Publishing Group. She manages all digital and social media content for the Toy Insider and the Pop Insider, and she contributes feature articles to leading trade magazine The Toy Book. A board game fanatic and professional toy reviewer, Marissa has been featured on the TODAY Show, the Steve Harvey Show, ABC World News Now, Fox and Friends, and more! She spends most of her free time shopping for superhero T-shirts, crushing at Mario Kart, and anxiously awaiting her Hogwarts acceptance letter. You can follow her on Twitter @thattoygirl.

Little Sisters Unite! with Rebelle Star Shot

There is nothing more satisfying than blasting those little foam darts at your big brothers—especially after years of torment and Nerf blasters that just kept getting bigger (take it from the littlest sister herself). And… read more

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Man Bites Dog, Players Keel Over with Laughter!

As a journalist and a board game fanatic (I know, the suitors are just knockin’ down my door), Man Bites Dog, from University Games, feels strangely like it was made for me (I also love… read more

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Last Letter Brings Creativity to Game Night

Last Letter, from ThinkFun, challenges players to think creatively while also testing their spelling skills. Designed for two or more players ages 8 and up, the game includes more than 60 image cards. Each player… read more

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Bring Your Pop Culture Knowledge to the Table with Hollywood Game Night

Hollywood Game Night, from Cardinal Industries and NBC Universal, is a fun card game for kids and adults ages 12 and up. Based on the TV show of the same name hosted by Jane Lynch,… read more

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Spring Ahead with Zingo! Time-telling

Over the weekend, we sprung ahead and turned the clocks forward one hour. The concept of Daylight Savings Time, or reading clocks in general, may be difficult for kids to understand, but Zingo! Time-telling, from… read more

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Creativity Cans Provide Kids with an Imaginative Outlet

With so much hype surrounding science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) lately, it’s important to consider that not every child is going to enjoy learning how to program a robot using a smartphone. Some kids… read more

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Kids Can Go Cuckoo with Unikitty, Emmet, and Wyldstyle

While all of the characters in The Lego Movie are awesome and hilarious in their own ways, Unikitty stood out as my favorite. It could be due to my girl-crush on Alison Brie, who voices… read more

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Lum Lums Light-Up Friendship

Lum Lums, from Imperial Toy, is a new collection of pocket-sized dolls, pets, and accessories that light up with the magical power of friendship. When girls hold their Lum Lums by both of their hands, all… read more

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Hog Wild Toys Launches ZipStix High-Flying Collectibles

Kids love collectibles. Groundbreaking information, I know. In my day, it was all about Pogs and Pokémon cards. The best aspect of each of these collectible lines was the great game play action. For ’90s… read more

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Toy State Revvs Up Hot Wheels Brand

Hot Wheels cars are a staple in most American households. Kids love the collectability element, the super awesome details, and, of course, the endless track options. Parents undoubtedly love the low price point, the easy… read more

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