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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.

Tips for Last-Minute Toy Shopping

It’s not too late to snag the hottest toys of the year.

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Let’s Get Weird: #ORBOdditeez Twitter Party on Nov. 20

RSVP for your chance to win mega, super, jumbo and XTREME Orb Odditeez Slimiballz and Beadiballz.

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Why ORB Odditeez Are Impossible To Put Down

While Borax is still selling out in stores, parents don’t necessarily love slime the way kids do. But with ORB Odditeez, kids can enjoy the slimy sensation they crave contained in a gooey, transparent ball—… read more

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Tiny Toes Are Teeny Dolls with Big Play Value

These teeny little dolls respond to light, touch and motion.

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VTech’s Latest Walker Is a Must-Have for Any Toddler

Look who’s walkin’ now! VTech’s revamped Stroll & Discover Activity Walker will not only help kids with balance and walking, but will also teach them colors, numbers, animals, and shapes while they move. This adorable… read more

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Play-Doh “Poop Troop” Is an Actual Thing That Exists

Finally, brown Play-Doh gets its day in the sun.

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#PJMasks Super Moon Adventure Twitter Party: Oct. 12!

Get ready, get set, we’re going to the moon! Prepare for a Super Moon Adventure in our #PJMasks Twitter Party, sponsored by Just Play, on Friday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST. We’re blasting… read more

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The Power Is in Your Hands with This New Drone

Remote controls? Who needs ’em. All you need to control Spin Master’s new Air Hogs Supernova is good old Lefty and Righty! The Supernova is a small orb with four propellers inside, and kids ages… read more

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Oh Boy! Get Ready to Go! Go! with Mickey

Hiya, pal! Are you ready for a magical adventure? Go! Go! Smart Wheels play sets, from VTech, have been a Toy Insider favorite for years. And for the first time ever, Mickey and his friends… read more

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Nintendo’s Latest Labo Kit Is a Game-Changer

Get ready to race into a new STEM-infused gaming adventure with the Nintendo Labo: Vehicle Kit. Nintendo Labo fuses physical and digital play, letting players build Toy-Con controllers out of cardboard and then use them… read more

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