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Grade School (5-7)

Bring Your Trucks to Life With Light

Kids love to build and create, but for a construction toy to be really successful it must offer kids something extra once they’ve made the finished product. With the Laser Pegs Power Block 8-in-1 Truck kids… read more

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Make Your Mark with My Monopoly

Acquire property, build your empire, stay out of jail, and crush your friends into submission—all of the basics of living… I mean, of playing Monopoly. Hasbro’s classic mogul-making game has been around for centuries, and… read more

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eKids Adds Frozen Magic to Little Rock Star’s Performances

As your little ones—and come on admit it: you, too— are belting out “Let It Go” around your house, you can now deck them out with a flashy new Frozen microphone fit for a rock… read more

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Beados Takes the Mess and Stress Out of Crafting

When I was little, I loved making those bead crafts that you would then iron to melt together. I would (not so) patiently wait by the ironing board as my mom would carefully melt my… read more

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Wake Up and Fall Asleep With Skylanders

Skylanders, the video game franchise from Activision that brings toys to life, has become the go-to game for kids ages 6 and up. Whether it’s the magic of placing a physical figure on the Portal of… read more

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Moustache Smash Is a Smashing Good Time

Smashing mustaches or moustaches doesn’t seem like a very practical thing—that is, until Spin Master decided to put moustaches on wands and slap on some suction cups thus creating a totally awesome ‘stache smashing game, which actually happens… read more

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Disney Frozen Cool Tunes Sing-Along Boombox Brings Musical Magic to the Holiday Season

If you haven’t heard “Let It Go” by now, congratulations! You have officially achieved recluse status. Disney Frozen, and all of the songs that come with it, have taken over 2014, topping the charts, getting… read more

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Nerf Mega ThunderBow Hits the Bullseye

It’s really no secret around here that I’m a huge fan of the Nerf blasters, so to get the chance to switch it up a little and play with the new Nerf Mega ThunderBow Blaster—a… read more

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Skylanders Trap Team Breathes New Life into Toys

The Skylanders franchise is best-known for revolutionizing the toys-to-life phenomenon, and Activision is kicking things up this year with yet another innovative way to play with the fourth installment, Skylanders Trap Team. With this new… read more

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Go Up, Up, and Away with New Superhero Friends from Build-A-Bear

With the new line of SUPER bears from Build-A-Bear, kids can take their favorite super friends wherever they go. I was so excited when my favorite Avenger, Captain America, came across my desk in cuddly… read more

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