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Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht Brings Toys that Teach to WPIX Morning News

With so many toys out there, it’s important for parents and gift-givers to consider the educational benefits of toys before making a purchase. While everyone wants the product to be fun, many toys that teach feature “stealth… read more

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Boy Toys Go Girly Featuring Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht

Who says Legos, Nerf blasters, and R/C toys are just for boys? This stereotype is a thing of the past, and the great divide between boys’ and girls’ toys has officially been crossed. Many toy companies… read more

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Toy Insider Mom Brings the Hottest Hi-Tech Toys to NBC Chicago

Our Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht showed NBC Chicago’s Art Norman the best hi-tech toys that will delight kids and adults, too. Click here to check out the whole video!   Tiggly Shapes (Tiggly) Tiggly… read more

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Summer’s Hottest Outdoor Toys on Good Morning America

 On Good Morning America Live Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht showed off this summer’s hottest toys for outdoor play with Lara Spencer and Amy Robach. Click here to catch all of the fun!   Elektrokidz… read more

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Dance It Out with Elektrokidz

Elektrokidz, from WowWee, are adorable music-inspired figurines with hair that dances. There are six unique Elektrokidz in six unique finishes, including black matte and shiny gold. Best of all, kids and teens can collect all… 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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RoboMe Gets Personal

It’s no secret that robots are all the rage this year. Not only do they provide great entertainment and play value for kids, but they can teach them the basics of programming, which seems necessary… read more

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Boo! Halloween Toys That Outlast the Season

Last year was a pretty tough Halloween on the east coast. Just a few days before the holiday, Hurricane Sandy shut off our lights, devastated our coasts, and in my neck of the woods, pretty… read more

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A Robo Buddy with a Big Personality

A fusion of personality and technology, RoboMe, from WowWee, is a completely customizable robotic buddy that uses the power of an iPhone or an iPod touch. Not just a personality bot, RoboMe is also packed… read more

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Take Flight with Foam Fighters

AppGear connects apps with traditional toys, providing the user with a unique interface combining the digital and real world. With Foam Fighters from Wowwee, take to the skies with WWII fighter planes for fast action… read more

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