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RED ROOF COZY COTTAGE

Calico Critter Bell Hopscotch is ready to play house in this furnished home, complete with a bed, a kitchen sink, a stove and oven, food, tables, chairs, and more. The Cozy Cottage can connect to… read more

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GRAND DEPARTMENT STORE GIFT SET

The centerpiece of the Town Series features elegant, sophisticated styling and introduces a new Calico Critter, Stella. The set inspires imaginative play and comes with shops and accessories, a terrace, balconies, custom windows, and more.

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GLAMOROUS DESIGNER SET

Create rings and key chains with more than 1,000 jewel and solid Aquabeads in 16 colors. The set includes a case, a layout tray, a bead peeler, template sheets, and 3-D accessories.

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The Calico Critters Go to the Country with the New Red Roof Country Home Gift Set

  Home really is where the heart is—just ask the Hopscotch Rabbit family. Epoch Everlasting Play’s own Hopscotch Rabbit Calico Critters family needs a cozy place to call home, and it’s clear they found exactly… read more

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Great Gross Toys on FamilyCircle.com

When it comes to hot toy trends, gross is good. In today’s installment of Family Circle Magazine‘s “10 Days of Toys” Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht joins Lifestyle Editor Suzanne Rust to talk about the slimiest, grossest… read more

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Family Fun Games on Windy City Chicago

Looking for some great games for family game night? Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Windy City Live on ABC 7 in Chicago to talk about some great games the whole family can enjoy. For… read more

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Calico Critters Had Babies and They’re Too Cute

OK let’s be real—babies are adorable. So when I heard that Epoch Everlasting Play‘s Calico Critters clan had babies, I couldn’t wait to head over to their townhome and check out their little angels. Introducing the Calico… read more

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The Best Toys of Spring & Summer on Breakfast TV

Springtime is here, so it’s time to grab the hottest toys of the season. Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by Breakfast Television in Toronto to talk about the best toys for fun in the sun. For… read more

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CALICO CRITTERS NURSERY SERIES

Kids can take their Baby Critters to the Baby Tree House, Baby Castle Playground, or the Baby Choo-Choo Train. Each environment comes with a Baby Critter, with which kids can swing in the hammock, slip… read more

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Super Springtime Toys on WCIU Chicago’s “The Jam”

Spring has sprung, and it’s time for great new toys! Toy Insider Mom Laurie Schacht stopped by WCIU Chicago’s “The Jam” to talk about the best new toys for spring and summer, all of which are… read more

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