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Prettie Girls Share a Positive Message

Prettie Girls, from The One World Doll Project, are a collection of five dolls from different cultural backgrounds: Lena (African-American), Valencia (Latina), Kimani (African), Dahlia (South Asian), and Alexie (Caucasian). Girls can go online and… read more

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Christmas Crafts for Family Time Fun

Play-Doh: Christmas Craft Fun, from Silver Dolphin, is a hardcover book-with-craft kit that will help you get into the Christmas spirit. Inside the cover is a 32-page activity book, four 1 ounce cans of Play-Doh,… read more

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Kids Can Get Crafty with Their New Owl Pal Pillow

With the Plush Craft Owl Pal Pillow, from The Orb Factory, kids ages 5 and up are able to quickly and easily create their own plush friend! Kids simply follow a numbered legend and use… read more

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Lottie Dolls Are Raising the Bar in Goal-Oriented Fashion

Lottie Dolls, new from Arklu, encourage girls to be less sugar-and-spice, and more smart-and-savvy-minded. This collection of dolls puts the power of girlhood into a 7.5-inch doll called Lottie, that is aimed at girls, ages… read more

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The Toy Insider’s #StockedStocking Giveaway!

Though the presents under the tree get all of the glory, the stuff hanging over the mantle can be just as good– if not better! We’ve collected some of the best toys to stuff your… read more

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Be Super, Be Creative, Be Digital

  Captain America has his shield, Tony Stark has his suit, Thor has his hammer, the Hulk has his…uh… temper, and now, your little creative superhero has his (oh her!) smart stylus. The Marvel Creativity… read more

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Yo Gabba Gabba! Nighttime Glow Brobee Is Sweet and Strange in the Best of Ways!

Much like the Nick Jr. series from which it derives, the Yo Gabba Gabba! Nighttime Glow Brobee plush looks like kids stuff initially, but it’s entertaining for grown-ups, too. Based on the youngest of the… read more

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Ugglys PupPets for Farts, Burps, and Endless Laughter

PupPets from The Ugglys collection by Moose Toys are the disgusting, despicable puppet-like toys that kids love and parents love to hate. The Ugglys are the gross, electronic puppets that burp when their mouths are… read more

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Nightmare Before Christmas Board Games Will Delight Fans This Season

  While my folks are tuning into the Hallmark channel for the sappy Christmas movies that make them cry year after year, and my niece and nephew obsess over Buddy from Elf, I’m still stuck… read more

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Mattel’s Frozen Line Will Melt Even the Coldest Hearts

The thing that I like most about Disney’s Frozen was that it played with the idea of a typical Disney Princess movie. It touches on the idea of falling in love and being engaged within hours… read more

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