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iDeaPLAY Makes Tablet Time Fun, Positive, and Safe

Nowadays, it seems like every kid needs an educational tablet, so the question is, “Which one is the best fit?” While that is no easy question to answer, if working at The Toy Insider has… read more

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Kids Can Take Their Activity Out of This World

The ibitz PowerKey from GeoPalz is a small wireless family activity tracker, only 1.5 inches tall and 1-inch wide. The ibitz can be attached to the hip or shoe. The ibitz PowerKey for kids, and… read more

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Hasbro Gives Bop It! a New Twist with Bop It! Tetris

Everyone knows Tetris. It’s the game in which players must fit shapes together to complete and eliminate rows. And who doesn’t love Hasbro’s Bop It!? My first Bop It! only had “Twist it!” and “Pull… 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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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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Remote-Control Dinosaurs Whip Their Tails Back and Forth

Dinosaurs are back and roaming the earth in the 32″ long Roboraptor from WowWee. With its advanced artificial intelligence personality, realistic biomorphic motions, direct control, and autonomous (free-roam) modes, the Age of Dinosaurs is back!… read more

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DreamPlay Brings Ariel’s Underwater Adventures to Life

I recently had the opportunity to see a demo of the new Ariel’s Musical Surprise DreamPlay line, which is the next generation of interactive, technology-based toys from Jakks Pacific and Nantworks, LLC. With this line, kids… read more

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Tek Recon Takes Blasters to the Next Level

With the Tek Recon Havok, from Teck 4 Kids, kids and teens will feel like they are right in the middle of one of their favorite video games. This new tech-enhanced blaster features a working… read more

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Sit, Play, and Roll Over Robot-Dog

Zoomer is the tech-pet that will become every kid’s best friend. I can’t get enough of this toy! This cute, silly, and interactive dog from Spin Master actually listens and learns, and, like a real… read more

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The Twist N Shoot Morphs with the Press of a Button

At first glance, the Twist N Shoot, from Maisto, may seem like any ordinary R/C. However, with the press of a button, the car morphs into a robot. As it changes, the front of the… read more

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