Expert Reviews

Going Rogue with Star Wars… Again

Last year around this same time, I was out in Los Angeles, more than 1,500 miles from my Illinois home, living a dream that I never knew could be a reality. As Disney/Lucasfilm prepared to… read more

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Get Kids Interested in Politics with Election-Themed Toys

Election day is just one week away, and the gravity of this election year cannot be understated. It’s never too early to get kids interested in the political process, and sometimes all it takes is… read more

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Spooky Toys and Frightful Fun For Halloween… and Beyond!

When the air turns crisp and the dark nights come sooner, one certainty is that Halloween is lurking in the distance. While tricks and treats spring to mind, there’s plenty of frightful fun to be… read more

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Top Ghostbuster Toys

When there’s something strange in the neighborhood, there’s only one rag-tag group to call. This year, the Ghostbusters are getting a serious makeover. With Hollywood’s comedy queens taking on the roles  of the Ghostbusters team, mega fans will… read more

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Minion Mania: Our Top Picks of Minions Toys

You know them and you love them—so much that the trouble-making Minions from the first two Despicable Me movies are starring in their own animated film, coming out on July 10. I think it’s safe… read more

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Coolest Retro-Style Action Figures at Toy Fair 2015

Here at The Toy Insider, we constantly find ourselves staring at the unfolding future of toys. In the case of action figures, the future always seems to be on bigger, sleeker, and more—whether that pertains… read more

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