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Melanie Rainone

Melanie Rainone is the editorial assistant at Toy Insider and Adventure Publishing Group. She can usually be found watching Star Trek: The Next Generation (she knows the opening monologue by heart) and she firmly believes that dessert is the most important meal of the day. 

Explore the Kingdom with Twinkle the Magical Unicorn

There is nothing more magical than a unicorn. Okay, maybe a fairy, but it’s a really close call. Luckily, VTech is bringing the magic of both to life with Twinkle the Magical Unicorn and her fairy… read more

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Bring Your Own Book: The Perfect Game for Bookworms

Get ready for the bookwormiest (real word, I swear) game to ever crash your game night. Bring Your Own Book, from Gamewright is the perfect addition to your game arsenal if you like clever games… read more

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New American Girl WellieWishers Encourage Fun and Good Deeds

American Girl has been a staple for doll-loving kids since 1986, letting them play and engage with strong female characters from history and today. WellieWishers, Mattel’s new American Girl line geared toward kids ages 5… read more

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Dive Back into Adventure with Finding Dory

A lot can happen in 13 years, but Finding Dory, directed by Andrew Stanton, made it feel like no time had passed since audiences last dove into the ocean with Disney•Pixar. Despite the more-than-a-decade time… read more

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Be the Mermaid of Your Dreams with Fin Fun

If you said you’d never thought about how cool it would be to be a mermaid , I’d call your bluff. Fin Fun is now making it possible for both kids and adults to swim… read more

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Have a Roaring Good Time with Thunder Stompers

Playtime is about to go back in time—all the way to the Jurassic period. Thunder Stompers let kids feel like they’re walking among dinosaurs. These 12-inch plush dinosaurs from Snap Toys make stomping, roaring, and… read more

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Play Nintendo Tour Brings Family Fun to 12 Cities This Summer

Get ready for some Nintendo-inspired fun IRL. The 12-city Play Nintendo Tour, inspired by the Play Nintendo site, will visit malls and other locations nationwide and bring Nintendo to life with playable Nintendo 3DS games… read more

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Go on Secret Missions of Kindness with Renegade Made

We all have those days. It’s Monday and it’s raining. The dog ate your homework. Getting out of bed is the last thing you want to do. Even on days that just feel the worst,… read more

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Skylanders Imaginators Brings Customization Like Never Before

Portal masters: Prepare to unleash your creativity. Today, Activision announced the latest installment to its Skylanders franchise: Skylanders Imaginators. Set for release on Oct. 16, the new game allows kids to create the Skylanders of… read more

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Crayola Imaginables Bring Imaginary Friends to Life

Ever wish the creatures you dream up in your head could become a real, huggable friend? Crayola just made it possible. With Imaginables, a new part of Crayola’s My Way line, little artists can turn… read more

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