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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. 

Make Any Day a Party with Bananagrams Party Edition

It’s Bananagrams‘ 10th birthday, and everyone is invited. In place of a birthday party, Banangrams will ring in its decennial with a brand new game, Bananagrams Party Edition. The game features everything we’ve come to know and love about… read more

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Chewbacca Mom Reminds Us Why Adults Should Take Time to Play

Playing with a kids’ toy may not always lead to internet fame, but it will almost always result in pure joy. Candace Payne was lucky enough to experience both. In her viral video, Payne is sitting… read more

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Light Up Your Life with Peanuts Lite Brix Sets

In order to fully appreciate this awesome toy, I highly advise you listen to the Peanuts theme while you read this review. Ready? Good. To commemorate the release of The Peanuts Movie, Cra-Z-Art has released… read more

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Yuna and her Dream Big Friends Encourage Kids to Reach for the Stars

Goal: $175,000 Funding Period: Until January 3 Creator: Bigshot Toyworks The creators of Dream Big Friends thought the doll aisle was looking a little too pink and perfect for their taste, so they set out to create… read more

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Leave the Real World Behind with Color Escapes

When life gets stressful, coloring is one of the most therapeutic ways to take a step back and forget about impending deadlines, looming Christmas shopping, and laundry list of errands. But you don’t have to… read more

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Christmas Gets a Little Spooky with The Zombie Nativity

Goal: $45,000 Funding Period: Through December 25 Creator: NerdTalk Toys, LLC   We wish you a very… Zombiemas? The Zombie Nativity, by NerdTalk Toy, puts a spooky, silly spin on a nativity scene. Meet Zombie Baby Jesus, The Virgin… read more

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Neck of the Woods Brings Game Night to New Heights!

Neck of the Woods is the most fun you can have in the jungle without ever leaving your living room. In this game from Fat Brain Toy Co., players try to build giraffes as high… read more

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Get Excited About The Past with Adventurer’s Kit

Goal: $25,000 Funding Period: Until Tuesday Dec 8. Stretch Goal: $60,000 Creator: Shepherd Kit There is no better way to get kids excited about history and ancient cultures than to let them explore the days of old themselves,… read more

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Hexcalator Ball Machine Challenges Future Engineers to Build More Fun

With the popularity of construction toys, it’s easy to get lost in the aisle of crazy contraptions. Do you go with a car, helicopter, or truck?  Hexbug is offering a like-no-other construction experience for little engineers… read more

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WooBots Revolutionize Robot Toys

Goal: $7,548 Funding Period: Until Dec 13. Creator: Bamloff WooBots blend the classic with the innovative and its line of wooden robots out just in time for Christmas. They come in different varieties, each distinct in its… read more

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