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Come One, Come All to the Doorway Puppet Show

On many occasions as a kid, I’ve converted large cardboard boxes that once held a refrigerator or dishwasher into the puppet theaters of my dreams. I’d Sharpie on the curtains, ask my mom to sew button… read more

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Tackle Terrain with Max Tow Truck

Max Tow Truck, from Jakks Pacific, is the hard working truck that will push, pull, and climb over just about any obstacle. Whether it’s the natural terrain in your backyard or the cushions from the… read more

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Elsa & Anna Musical Light Up Dresses Embody the Magic of Frozen

Riddle me this: how many Elsas did you spot on October 31? While gradeschool Halloween parades were overcome by the snow queen and unknowing homeowners were baffled by all those long, blonde braids on the… read more

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Folkmanis Lets Kids Bring Animals to Life

As a mom of a 5 year old and a 1 year old, I know how tough it can be to get kids away from the screens and excited about toys that don’t have an… read more

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Kids Can Be Their Very Best Pokémon Trainers with Battle Ready Pikachu

Pikachu is one of the most popular Pokémon mascots, and it’s easy to see why: Along with being both loyal and courageous, Pikachu can channel electricity at anything that threatens him or his master. The Pokémon Battle… read more

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PlaSmart Puts Kids on a Highway to Fun

If only there was some way to express to you over this computer how enthralled, enamored, and ecstatic my son is over toy cars. He looks at them, displays them, and—of course—plays with them. Yet,… read more

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Rock On with the Rockin’ Rider Patriot Horse

I loved the rocking horse I had as a kid—it lasted through myself and my two brothers, it survived lots of moves, and it created memories of historical battles, rescuing princesses from castles, and imaginary… read more

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Ready, Aim, Illuminate with the Air Storm Firetek Bow

There is no greater satisfaction than launching foam arrows at high speeds—especially when you’re a little sister, and your big doofus brother is the target (amiright, ladies?). But whether or not you have a sibling… read more

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Mattel’s BOOMco Rapid Madness Unleashes an Epic Blast

For kids (and let’s be honest, adults too), there’s nothing like a good blaster that allows them to take aim and fire off at targets around the house. When choosing a blaster there are many factors… read more

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Tomy Helps Kids Catch ‘Em All

With Tomy‘s Pokémon Trainer Gloves with Sound, kids ages 4 and up can pretend to be Ash as they toss their Poké Ball around. As the gloves move, the motion activation kicks in and plays… read more

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