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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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The Ball Brought to a Whole New Level with Sphero 2.0

Sphero 2.0, by Orbotix Inc., combines smart gaming with smartphones to bring racecar features to this highly evolved ball. With its robotic core and new engine, Sphero 2.0 is now faster, brighter, and smarter than… read more

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Peaceable Kingdom’s Foil Art Is Sparkly, Shimmery Fun

The Foil Art Jewelry Sticker Kit, from Peaceable Kingdom, surprised me with its ease of use and neat end result. Designed for kids ages 6 and up, the kit includes templates for 10 bracelets, 6… read more

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Power Rangers Megaforce BattleFire Ultra Gosei Great Megazord Is a Lot of Name—and a Lot of Fun!

I may not have kept up with Saban Brands’ Power Rangers franchise over the years, but that didn’t stop me from having fun with the Power Rangers Megaforce BattleFire Ultra Gosei Great Megazord from Bandai… read more

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Customizable Flip Flops Hot for Holiday Travel

Lollz Flip Flops, from Wavewearco., allow you to customize your footwear with super-easy snap-on/snap-off Lollz accessories, which include bows, flowers, buttons, etc. The company even encourages its customers to design their own Lollz for a… read more

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Ionix Shapeshifts the Construction Category

Construction toys are on the rise lately, with companies cranking out the same classic plastic brick in new sets for both boys and girls.  The standard rectangular, plastic, snap-together bricks have been around for years,… read more

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Talking, Dancing Minions Are Full of Despicable Me Fun!

When Despicable Me first came out in theaters, I will admit I was a skeptical moviegoer, but by the end of the movie, I was in love with those adorable, mischevious minions. So when the second… read more

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