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Bounce Off and Boast!

When it came to family game night growing up, I would brag about my gaming “talents,” and let it be known that I would be the ultimate winner by the end of the night (mostly because… read more

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The Toy Insider Mom Springs into Summer with WGN Chicago

In this video, Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stops by WGN Chicago to show off this summer’s hottest new toys with Larry Potash and Paul Konrad. Rabbids Plunger Blaster (McFarlane) Command your wacky army of Rabbids with the Rabbids… read more

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Fun With Kids: Entertainment Toys

  There are plenty of ways to have fun with your kids, especially with toys inspired by this summer’s biggest blockbusters and TV shows. In this video, Toy Insider Mom, Laurie Schacht, and Woman’s Day’s,… read more

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Monster High Returns in New (Re-)Animated Feature

Universal Studios’ direct-to-DVD Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action!, centers on Draculaura, a teenage vampire and student at the title high school. After being informed that she is heir to the Vampire Queen’s throne, Draculaura and… read more

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Ever After High Dolls Create a Whole New Generation of Fairytales

With all the fairytale-themed dolls on the market right now, I’d have to say that the Ever After High line, from Mattel, has to be one of my favorites. The line consists of teenage sons… read more

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Frozen Playset is Perfect for Imaginary Play

If you have a kid, odds are you’ve heard about Disney’s Frozen and all of the fun characters featured in the film. Sure, there’s Elsa and Anna, the sisters who the movie is really about, but there’s… read more

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Mattel’s Monster High Secret Creepers Are Scarily Cute

Monster High Secret Creepers, from Mattel, are the adorable pets of everyone’s favorite Monster High ghouls. Each ghoul’s pet matches their look and personality, such as Abbey Bominable’s wooly mammoth Shiver, Ghoulia Yelp’s owl Sir… read more

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Toy State Revvs Up Hot Wheels Brand

Hot Wheels cars are a staple in most American households. Kids love the collectability element, the super awesome details, and, of course, the endless track options. Parents undoubtedly love the low price point, the easy… read more

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The Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle

The Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle by Mattel is a kid’s dreamland, featuring fairytale-themed rooms for many of their favorite princesses. Forget a staircase…the dolls can just jump onto Rapunzel’s hair and spin their way… 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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