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Wicked Cool Toys Crash-Lands into Collectibles

Kids love to collect, but the best collectibles provide kids with lots of play value. Crashlings, from Wicked Cool Toys, are great new collectibles for kids that provide fun play experiences in addition to the… read more

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Shopkins Let Kids Collect, Trade, and Shop

Shopkins, from Moose Toys, are a range of 148 grocery store-themed characters for kids to collect, share, and trade. I love how the Shopkins come packaged with a shopping bag and a hand basket, which can… read more

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Hasbro’s Marvel Heroes Lend a Hand…or an Arm or a Leg

Hasbro‘s new Marvel Super Hero Mashers action figure line features favorite Marvel Super Heroes and Villains with completely interchangeable parts and accessories, so kids can create their own ridiculous and silly Marvel universes. With more… read more

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Shoulder Buddies Share Their Smarts

Not every toy needs to cost parents and arm and a leg—and sometimes, kids’ favorites will be the toys that were quickly grabbed and thrown on top of a present. A great example of a… 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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Let’s Go Crazy, Crazy, Crazy with the 1D Dolls

The One Direction Singing Dolls, from Hasbro, are 12-inch versions of everyone’s favorite boy band members: Harry, Louis, Zayn, Niall, and Liam. The singing dolls each belt out a 30-second clip from one of the… read more

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