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Tweens (8+)

YVolution Raises the Bar for Ride-Ons

Kick-push is so overrated. Wiggling, however, is where it’s at. Yvolution’s revolutionary line of kid-powered three-wheeled scooters give kids a whole new way to scoot around, using their body motion to carve, drift, spin, race,… read more

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SprüKits Allow Kids to Model Their Heroes

Playing with Superman and Batman action figures is surely a fun time, but getting to build them before you play with them is even better. With SprüKits from Bandai, kids can choose from their favorites DC… read more

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Spirograph Art Studio Puts a New Spin on an Old Favorite

Nothing brings on the almost-teary-eyed nostalgia quite like seeing your kid fall in love with a toy you loved yourself when you were younger (and probably still love to this day). Spirograph celebrates the Big… read more

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Graphic Skinz Kicks Up Customization

Oh, to be a tween in 2014 (channeling my inner Dr. Seuss today). Neon has never been more prominent (except in the late ’80s), animal print has never been more abundant (again, except in the… read more

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Catch Them All and More with New Pokémon Games

It’s been 11 years since the launch of the original Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire video games. The newest installments, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, have mega evolved (get it? hah.) from the… read more

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Head Across the Pond in Style with the Beatrix Girls

Any ’90s girl will know the gravity of the words “Girl power!” and how they affected the music industry. Today’s toy aisles are beginning to beef up those girl empowerment toys, using play to show… read more

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Race, Drift, and Spin with Razor’s PowerRider 360

As a kid who never did get her dream gift of an electric-powered ride-on, I jumped at the chance to test drive Razor USA’s PowerRider 360. This classic-style three-wheeler powers up at the push of… read more

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Gyrobot Is the Perfect Balance of Fun and Learning

Ever wonder exactly how your iPhone can recognize when it’s orientation is changed? Or just how does the Wii Motion Plus detect your movements so flawlessly? While there is a whole lot of science behind… read more

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Packs a Punch

Get. Ready. To. Rumble. It’s real, it’s here, it’s Smash time. The highly anticipated release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is finally upon us, and let me just say—it is glorious. Since Super… read more

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Hearts of AttrAction’s Magnetic Pull Is Irresistible

R & R Games’ Hearts of AttrAction is the irresistible, flirtier version of the company’s original magnetic game AttrAction. Strategy and a little bit of luck results in chain reactions that allow players to hone… read more

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